Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World
SEYYED HOSSEIN NASR
Paperback 404 Pages
Published by Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge UK
A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World Read Introduction
A Young Muslim’s Guide to the Modern World, by one of Islam’s
greatest contemporary scholars, was written specifically for Muslims, and in
particular young Muslims, urging them to become familiar with their religion and
to gain an understanding of the modern world from the Islamic point of view in
order to respond positively to its challenges. This guide, the first of its kind
in any language, presents an exposition of the teachings of Islam as revealed in
the Qur’an, explained in the Hadith and Sunna of the Prophet
and commented upon by Muslim scholars and thinkers, as well as outlining the
Western religious and intellectual tradition.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr was born in Teheran to a family of traditional scholars
and physicians. After receiving his early education in Iran he went to America
where he studied physics , and the history of science and philosophy at M.I.T.
and Harvard, where he received his doctorate. Nasr was Professor at Teheran
University and founder and first President of the Iranian Academy of Philosophy.
He is currently Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University and
author of numerous books including: Islam and the Plight of Modern Man,
Ideals and Realities of Islam and Science & Civilization in Islam,
all published by The Islamic Texts Society.
|Table of Contents
|Part One: The Message of Islam.
||Islam, the Noble Qur’an and
||God, Man and Universe
||Islamic Spirituality and
||Literature and the Arts
||The Islamic World in Modern
|Part Two: The Nature of the
||Religion in the Modern West
||Modern Western Philosophy
||Modern Science and Technology
||Political, Social and Economic Life
||Art in the Modern West
||The Modern Lifestyle
|Part Three: Epilogue -
Responding to Modern Challenges.
||The Young Muslim and the Islamic Response
to the Modern World