Author: AbdulHamid A AbuSulaymanTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Yusuf Talal DeLorenzoPublisher: Institute of Objective StudiesYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 163ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788190477307
Across the Muslim world today, if any-thing is self-evident, it is that the Ummah is badly in need of reform. On this point it can be stated with confidence that Muslims are agreed. Poverty and injustice characterize the face of Muslim lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Pollution and corruption are the order of the day in the societies where the gulf between them and the developed countries of the world has never been wider. Politics in the Muslim world are all too often the politics of desperation, economics the economics of deprivation, and culture the culture of despair. Crisis in the Muslim Mind examines the intellectual and historical roots of the malaise that has overspread the Ummah and threatens to efface its identity. First published in Arabic in 1991 this important work (in an abridged English translation) is designed to familiarize educated and concerned Muslims with the nature of the Crisis confronting them, and to suggest the steps necessary to overcome it.
Foreword Preface to the Arabic Edition Preface to the English Edition Chapter One 1. Contemporary Islamic Asalah – The only Solution 2. The Historical Roots of the Crisis 3. The Crux of the Crisis and the Future of the Ummah Chapter Two 4. The Traditional Methodology of Islamic Thought – Assessment and Critique 5. Shari’ah and Non-Shari’ah Sciences 6. Neglect of the Social Sciences 7. The Conflict between Reason and Revelation Our Intellectual Heritage 8. Past, Present, and Future Chapter Three 9. Principles in the Methodology of Islamic Thought 10. The Basic Concepts – The Purposeful Nature of Creation 11. Objectivity of Truth 12. Freedom 13. Tawakkul 14. Causality 15. Islamic Methodology – Means and Application Chapter Four 16. Requirements for Establishing the Islamic Civilization Sciences 17. Classifying Islamic Texts 18. Dimensions of Existence 19. The Impartiality of Truth Chapter Five 20. The Premises of the Social Science 21. Islamization and the Science of Education 22. Islamization and Political Science 23. Islam, Science, and Technology Chapter Six 24. Islam and the Future 25. Islamization and Academic Institutions 26. The Future Course of Humanity 27. Islamization is the Issue of the Ummah