Author: William Montgomery Watt
Publisher: ABC International Group, Great Books of the Islamic World (May 2003)
Pages: 222 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This book arises out of a concern felt by many intellectuals in the preset world predicament. If we accept that the course of history is to a large extent determined by economic and material factors, what role is left for the intellectual, whose concern is with ideas? By studying the struggle and achievement of one of the greatest of Muslim intellectuals, the author attempts to provide an answer.
W. Montgomery Watt, now retired, is a scholar who has himself done detailed work at various points in the field and thereby gains a certain authority and is likely to be widely quoted by students of Islam.