Islamic Civilization: Foundational Beliefs and Principles

Islamic Civilization: Foundational Beliefs and Principles

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Publisher:  The Islamic Foundation/Kube Publishing

Author:  Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi (Translated by Syed Akif)

Dimensions:  5 x 8.4

Pages: 291

An attempt to bring out the relationship between the concept of civilization and Islam’s underlying worldview and vision of life. This book 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, refined living and system of governance.

About the Author

Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi (1903-1979) was a leading Muslim intellectual and a chief architect of the Islamic revival in the twentieth century. In 1941 he founded Jama'at-i-Islami, a political party in Pakistan, which he led until 1972. He authored more than a hundred works on Islam, both popular and scholarly, and his writings have been translated into some forty languages.