"As culture is defined by the elements derived from the moral principle, it is also defined by beauty. If culture is basically an "atmosphere", it is clear that the element of beauty plays a major role in that atmosphere. Creativity is inextricably linked to aesthetic sensibility. In fact, the ability of individuals to affect their environment is also connected with some aesthetic considerations. It is well known in the field of trade and industry that "a poor commodity does not sell".
- MALIK BENNABI
(Ref : The Question Of Culture (2003), Malik Bennabi, Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur, p.78)
Malik Bennabi (1905-1973) was a scholar and thinker from Algeria. Educated in Algiers and Paris, he graduated in electrical engineering from a polytechnic school in Paris. He has written many books on Islam and Culture.