Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 1-4, 1991.
This conference was the first international seminar in the Muslim worldto focus on the thought of Malik Bennabi (1905-1973), an Algerian thinker known to English readers for his book The Qur’anic Phenomenon. It was organized by the University of Malaya, the Institute of Policy Research, and several other academic institutions. The seminar’s patron was Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian minister of finance, a political activist and intellectual who has a great interest in Malik Bennabi’s thought. The seminar’s objectives were to generate a greater interest in Bennabi’s ideas among Malaysian intellectuals and to highlight his impact on contemporary Muslim society.