By: Nazir Ahmad; Mohammed Zakir (translated from the Urdu with an introduction)
New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 037300
Understanding Islam is a translation of Ijtihad (Striving) written in Urdu by Nazir Ahmad (1836?1912). The original work grew out of a response to the question, ?Why am I a Muslim?? which had obsessed the author. Marked by clear thinking, a commonsensical approach, erudition and social awareness, Ijtihad was written in a conversational style. Nazir Ahmad also critically examined questions that he felt had perhaps been inadequately understood by his co-religionists, and suggested areas where a change in their outlook might be conducive to the true spirit of Islam. Written in the form of a dial... View More...