Islam And The World
The Rise and Decline of Muslims and its Effect on Mankind
By Sayyed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Paperback 221 Pages
ISBN : 9781872531328
Translated into English By Mohammad Asif Kidwai MA, Phd
General Editor Iqbal Ahmad Azami
Latest Revised Edition By UK Islamic Academy (UKIA), Leicester
About The Book
The role Islam has played in history and it impact on human progress and the loss that humanity suffered by its decline.
Timeless and judicious, originally written in Arabic, it examines the role Islam played in history and its impact on human progress and the loss that humanity suffered by its decline.
It counters the prevailing attitude that Islam is a spent force, that it has outlived its usefulness. The author persuasively argues for the eternal reality of Islam and that it is a programme of life which is always dynamic and can never grow obsolete.
This thought-provoking tour de force throws new light on the motives, opportunities and impact of the Islamic and other civilisations, on the material welfare and spiritual progress of humanity.
The book has been rendered into English, French, Turkish, Persian and Urdu. In each language it has seen several reprints so far.
This book undertakes a study of the impact of Islam on history: the role Islam played in the story of human progress and the loss humanity has suffered by its downfall. In the words of its English Translator, Dr. Asif Kidwai, the aim of the author has been 'to stir the Muslims into an appreciation of Islam's glorious role in the story of human progress, and to promote in them thereby, a desire to look into themselves, with a view to finding out how far they have been true to their duty and mission to the world.'
The book provides an emphatic refutation of the charge that Islam has outlived its usefulness, and hence, it would be futile to look up to it for guidance in the modern context of things. It presents Islam as an eternal reality and a programme of life which can never grow obsolete. This thought-provoking study throws new light on motives, opportunities and impact of Islamic and other civilizations on the material welfare as well as spiritual progress of humanity
About The Author
Shaykh Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi One of the most prolific writers and original thinkers of our time, author of well over fifty books in various languages, and a scholar of rare distinction, passed into the mercy of Allah in December 1999.
The Maulana was a founder member of the Muslim World League (Rabita), a member of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), a member of the World Supreme Council of Mosques, and a member of the Fiqh Council of Rabita. He was also a member of Advisory Council of the Islamic University of Madinah al-Munawwarah, a member of its Supreme Council, and a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters of Damascus, Syria. He was also a founder member of the League of the Islamic Literature in India.
Perhaps better known as the member and rector of Nadwatul Ulama (India), and president of the Academy of Islamic Research and Publications.
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