Faith Versus Materialism
The Message of Surat al-Kahf
By Sayed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
Paperback 129 Pages
ISBN : 9839154788
Publisher : Islamic Book Trust (IBT), Malaysia
About The Book
The methodology of reform evolved by God's apostle is inspired by an unflinching faith and sincere conviction to the After-Life.
On the other hand, the idea of After-Life is often employed by the modern reformist movements solely as an expedient to social and modern reform.
The result obtained by the two is well known. This exegesis of Surat al-Kahf explains in the light of the Qur'an, the challenging issues of the modern times and what guidance we can get from this Surah to find a solution.
About The Author
Shaykh Abul-Hasan Ali al-Hasani Nadwi (1332/1914 - 1420/1999), affectionately known as Ali Miyan, was a leading intellectual and religious scholar of contemporary India.
He wrote numerous books on history, biography, and contemporary affairs concerning both the Muslim community in India and Muslims abroad.
He served as rector of the Nadwat al-Ulama seminary in Lucknow for a number of years, where he also taught Quranic exegesis, hadith, and Arabic literature, along with history and logic.
Shaykh was a founding member of Rabitat al-Adab al-Islami al-Alamiyya (Universal League of Islamic Literature) in 1984 and was elected chairman of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board in 1985.
A prolific writer, he penned a literary legacy of a few hundred works in both Arabic and Urdu. His works have been integrated into the curriculum in a number of universities in the Arab world.
His most notable Arabic work, Ma-dha Khasir al-Alam bi 'nhitat al-Muslimin (What Did the World Lose by the Decline of the Muslims?), was widely acclaimed and carved a place for him in elite literary circles of the Arab world.
Many of his works have since been translated into Arabic, English, Turkish, Bahasa Indonesia, Persian, and Tamil, among other languages.
Karwan-i Zindagi, his eight-volume autobiography; Purane Chiragh (Ancient Lamps), comprising life sketches of contemporary personalities; his biographies of Sayyid Ahmad Shahid and Caliph Ali (may Allah ennoble his countenance); and his Tarikh-i Dawat wa Azimat (Saviours of Islamic Spirit) are seen as permanent contributions to Urdu literature.
This monumental scholar passed away at the age of eighty-six on Friday 31 December 1999 (22 Ramadan 1420).
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