About the Book
This booklet “The Message of Islam” was presented by Moulana Syed Abul A’la Moududi as a paper in an international Islamic Conference held at London in April 1976.
In sixteen parts of this article the author skilfully covers basic Islamic beliefs, brief, simple and direct as it is; every single word of research is written with full responsibility and proper reference from Qur’an and Ahadith. This booklet will surely help to dispel wrong notions about Islam and provide correct appreciation of the religion of the Truth which has been influencing man and the society since the days of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
About the Author
Moulana Syed Abul A’la Moududi (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. He devoted his entire life to expounding the meaning and message of Islam, Individuals to renew their commitment to their Creator, and to organizing a movement to establish Islam fully. In this struggle, he had to pass through all kinds of suffering between 1948 and 1967, he was put behind bars on four occasions, spending a total of five years in different prisons of Pakistan; in 1953, he was also sentenced to death by a Martial Law Court for writing a ‘seditious’ pamphlet, this sentence later being commuted to life- prisonment. In 1941, he founded Jama at Islami, of which he remained Amir (Chief) until 1972, and which is one of the most prominent Islamic movements of our day. He authored more than a hundred works on Islam, both scholarly and popular, and his writings have been translated into forty languages.
An International Islamic Conference was held at London in April 1976. Eminent Islamic Scholars were invited to talk on various aspects of Islam. The papers presented at the conference were published by the Islamic Council - in a book entitled ‘The Challenge of Islam’.
Moulana Syed Abul A’la Maududi (1903-79) one of the most outstanding thinkers and a writer of our time had also presented a paper in the said conference.
The synopsis of the paper was published in the book entitled ‘The Challenge of Islam’. This synopsis is precise, persuasive and in clear terms.
In fourteen parts of this article, the author skilfully covers basic Islamic beliefs, brief, simple and direct as it is, every single word of research is written with full responsibility and proper reference from Quran and Ahadith.
With courtesy to the Islamic Council, Europe, the Islamic Foundation Trust, Madras is greatly privileged to present this thought provoking paper to the Indian readers.
We are sure that this will help to dispell wrong notions about Islam and provide correct appreciation of the religion of the Truth which has been influencing man and the society since the days of Hazrath Mohammad (PBUH).
In recent years, we find an urge among the people to know more and more about Islam. It is the bounden duty of the believers and the followers of this faith to carry this message to every nook and corner of the world.
To achieve this objective, this book-let will be highly useful.
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