Author: Abd al-Rahman Azzam/Caesar E Farah
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society (UK)
Pages: 297 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This translation of a great Islamic classic offers the western world a simple yet profound interpretation of Islam. Drawing upon years of unparalleled experience in diplomacy and government, Azzam examines the social and economic ramifications of the Muslim state, one based on humane ideals law and justice expressed in the Qur'an, and one which can provide the foundation for a just society in the twentieth century.
Abd al-Rahman Azzam (1893-1976) is generally considered the father of the Arab league. He served as the League's first Secretary General between 1945-52 as well as distinguishing himself as an Ambassador and parliamentarian. As Vincent Sheean points out in his introduction 'In Damascus as in Djakarta, Istanbul and Baghdad, this man is known for valor of spirit and elevation of mind...He combines in the best Islamic mode, the aspects of thought and action, like the Muslim warriors of another time who are typified for us Westerners by the figure of Saladin.'
Malcolm X's reading of the Eternal Message of Muhammad and his meeting with Azzam Pasha are vividly recounted in his autobiography. It is clear these events marked the point in his life at which Malcolm X turned towards orthodox, traditional Islam.
'A very penetrating and stimulating book.' World Affairs