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Naguib Mahfouz

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If we reject science, we reject the common man.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#common man #man #reject #science

A priest's life is spent between question and answer-- or between a question and the attempt to answer it. The question is the summary of the spiritual life.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#religion #life

الجميع شغوفون بالسعادة و لكنها كالقمر المحجوب وراء سحب الشتاء


— Naguib Mahfouz


#life #life

I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#beautiful #come #desert #enjoy #i

According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#accused #between #choice #given #heresy

As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#democracy #direction #eases #education #final

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#clever #his #man #questions #tell

Events at home, at work, in the street - these are the bases for a story.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#events #home #story #street #these

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#burned #defended #full #history #ideas

At my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.


— Naguib Mahfouz


#pessimistic #unseemly






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Abath Al-Aqdar (Mockery of the Fates) (1939) Rhadopis (1943) and Kifah Tibah (The Struggle of Thebes) (1944) were historical novels written as part of a larger unfulfilled project of 30 novels. Writing about some of these subjects was prohibited in Egypt. Akhenaten Dweller in Truth (1985) is about conflict between old and new religious truths.

He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature along with Tawfiq el-Hakim to explore themes of existentialism. He publiNaguib Mahfouzd 34 novels over 350 short stories dozens of movie scripts and five plays over a 70-year career. Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic: نجيب محفوظ‎ Nagīb Maḥfūẓ IPA: [næˈɡiːb mɑħˈfuːzˤ]; 11 December 1911 – 30 August 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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