Fouad Zakariyya (or Fuʼād Zakarīyā) (1927 - 13 March 2010) was an Egyptian philosopher, and critic of Islamist thought who is known as “the father of Arab existentialism.”
Zakariyya was born in 1927. He studied at Ain Shams University in Cairo, and obtained a doctorate in philosophy in 1956. Zakariyya was the head of the philosophy department at Kuwait University from 1974 to 1991.
Zakarriya was a recipient of the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Award for Humanities and Future Studies.
- Myth and Reality in the Contemporary Islamist Movement
- The Incoherence of Islamic Fundamentalism