Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi

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Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi (born December 25, 1922, Fes, died on August 23, 1993, Rabat) was a Moroccan philosopher, novelist and poet writing in Arabic and French. Some of his books were translated into more than 30 languages. Lahbabi studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and received a doctorate of philosophy. He was professor of philosophy and dean of the faculty of letters at the Mohammed V University in Rabat. Characteristic of his philosophical writings is the union of Arab-Islamic and Western-humanistic ideas.[1][2] He also wrote poetry, fiction, and non-fiction books on economics, politics, and literature. Lahbabi was one of the founders of the Union of Arab Writers of the Maghreb and the review Afaq (Horizons). He was nominated for the 1987 Nobel Prize for Literature.


  1. ^ Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi, Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World, ed. SUNY Press, 1996, ISBN 978-0-7914-2663-0, p. 30:"Lahbabi, unquestionably one of the most important intellectual figures in contemporaray North Africa"
  2. ^ Edward Craig, Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Taylor & Francis, 1998, ISBN 978-0-415-07310-3, p. 20


  • Le gouvernement marocain a l'aube de XXe siecle, 1968 Editions Atlantides
  • Le Personnalisme Musulman (1964; "Muslim Personalism")
  • Le Monde de Demain: Le Tiers-Monde accuse (1980; "The World of Tomorrow: The Third World accuses").
  • Espoir vagabond (1972) (novel)
  • Misères et lumières (1958) (poetry)