Author: Khurshid Ahmad (editor); Salem Azzam (foreword)
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation 2nd Edition (1980)
Pages: 280 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Imagine if someone put together into one volume, essays by a variety of well-known Muslims discussing the very basic tenets of Islam. The result would naturally be a very perceptive introduction to Islam. But what if these "well-known Muslims" were scholars of such repute as Muhammad Asad, Syed Qutb, Mawdudi, Syed Hossein Nasr, Abdul Hameed Siddiqui, Jamal Badawi, T.B. Irving, and so on. Sound too good to be true? This work, a collection of fourteen articles on the Islamic outlook on life, the Qur'an and Sunnah, the Islamic system, and Islam in the modern world, does indeed do just the above, taking writings of leading intellectuals and synthesizing them, under the pen of the equally learned editor, into a whole, designed to give the Western reader a look at Islam, the way Muslims see it.
Edited by Khurshid Ahmad, this book brings together leading Muslim scholarship and covers ideology, culture, the concept of worship, social justice, women in Islam, political theory in Islam, and the objectives of the Islamic economic order. It also discusses what Islam gave to humanity, the Western world and its challenges to Islam, and Islam and the crisis of the modern world.
About the Author:
Khurshid Ahmad is the author of many books. He is a politician and one of the pioneers of Islamic Economics. He has given seminars and Lectures all over the world and is based in Islamabad-Pakistan, where he is chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies as well as a Senator.