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Answer to Modernism
By Maulana Ashraf Ali
Translated by Mohammad Hasan Askari & Karrar Husain
Paperback 106 Pages
Publisher : Adam Publisher
Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (1863-1943)was one
of the greatest Scholars of the last century. In his era some 'New-Age Muslims'
had fallen prey to Empiricism, and had begun to challenge and object to the most
fundamental tenets of Islamic belief.
Mawlana Thanawi proves that the
objections raised by the Western-oriented Muslims are irrational. Not only are
Islamic creedal tenets defined in revelation (the Quran and the Hadiths), but
they are rational as well. In his famous treatise, Answer to Modernism,
he lays down seven principles by which all of these modern objections can be
refuted. The study of these principles will prove to be an intellectual tool for
Muslims living in contemporary times. These principles will rationally aid the
Muslims to refute all modern notions in contradiction with the Quran and the
About the Author:
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi was born in 1280 A.H. in the village of Thana
Bowan. His desire for Deen was initiated by his initial ustaad Moulana Fateh
Muhammed Saheb.Commonly referred to as Hakim al-Ummat ('Sage of the Ummah'), was
a giant among the Islamic scholars of the twentieth century. He was a master in
all branches of Islamic scholarship including Qur'an, Hadith, Fiqh and Tasawwuf.
A prolific writer, he had more than a thousand publications to his credit. He
wrote for the minimally literate as effectively as he did for scholars. Nearly a
century later some of his books remain as popular as they were when originally
Moulana's Teachers were all great luminaries of their time. The most important
amongst them was Moulana Muhammed Yaqub Saheb from whom he achieved the greatest
amount of knowledge and spiritual benefit.
He learnt qiraat from the well-known Qari Muhammed Abdullah Saheb Muhajir Makki,
during his student days in Deoband he desired to make a pledge on the hands of
Moulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi but he ended becoming a desciple of Hajee
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi spent his entire life serving deen in every field. he
passed away in Rajab 1362 A.H. (1943).
Verily, in the heavens and the earth are
signs for those who believe.
(Sura al Jathiya, 45:3)
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