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Islamic Civilization: Its Foundational Beliefs and Principles

Islamic Civilization: Its Foundational Beliefs and Principles (Paperback)

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Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi (1903-79), one of the twentiet-century's leading Muslim intellectuals and revivalists, wrote Islami Tahdhib awr uskey Usul-o-Mabadi in the 1930s at a time when the momentum for independence was growing in British India. In Islamic Civilization: Its Foundational Beliefs and Principles, Mawdudi attempts to bring out the vital relationship between the concept of civilization and Islam's underlying worldview and vision of life. He argues that the true understanding of Islamic civilization is possible only by having access to the soul of that civilization and its underlying fundamental principles - belief in God, the angels, the Prophets, the Revealed Books and the Last Day - rather than to its manifestations in knowledge, literature, fine arts or rhetoric, its social life, its notions of refined living or its system of governance. With a Foreword by Zafar Ishaq Ansari, this is an authoritative first complete English translation by Syed Akif, which will be of interest to students and experts alike.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsIslamIslamic life & practiceReligion & BeliefsIslamIslamic theologyReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionTheology Publisher: Islamic Foundation Publication Date: 14/02/2013 ISBN-13: 9780860374749  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Abul A'la Mawdudi (1903-1979), one of the chief architects and leaders of the contemporary Islamic resurgence, is the most outstanding Islamic thinker and writer of our time. In 1941 he founded Jamaat Islami of which he remained Amir (Chief) until 1972 and which is one of the prominent parties of Pakistan. He authored more than a hundred works on Islam, both scholarly and popular, and his writings have been translated into forty languages.

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