Philosophers of the Arabs
Professor Abdel-Wahab Elmessiri
Elmessiri (1938 – 2008), professor of English andcomparative literature, an Egyptian thinker, one of the critics of westernmodernity, and a pro of founding an 'Islamic' version of modernism,author of the Encyclopedia "Jews, Judaism and Zionism".
Professor Abdel-Wahab Mohammad Ahmad Elmessiri, born inthe city of Damanhour, in a province in the Nile delta, around 150 kmnorth of Cairo, on the 8
of October 1938, died on 3
Childhood and early life
Professor Elmessiri has been raised in a countryside wealthy family,and has been educated in the elementary and secondary schools in histown Damanhour. His father was a businessman, but he was keen to raisehis children on self-dependence. Dr. Elmessiri remembers this time andmentions that this way of raising up has made me a stubborn anddedicated researcher.
(Islam online, Elmessiri speaks for his life).
He has been educated during the elementary and secondaryperiods in Damanhour, and on 1955 joined Alexandria University, Facultyof literature, English literature division. He graduated on 1959 andappointed as a tutor in English literature. On 1961, he left to the UnitedStates to continue his higher studies. He earned his masters degree inEnglish and comparative literature from Columbia University on 1964,and earned his PhD degree from Rutgers University in English andAmerican comparative literature on