Mawdudi’s classic primer on Islam and how it transforms a person’s life. It gives a comprehensive view of what Islam is for a meaningful and spiritually rewarding journey through this life. In addition, the author tries to explain the rational bases of Islamic beliefs and unveil the wisdom behind the Islamic modes of worship and way of life. Its aim is to satisfy the intellectual cravings of the Muslim youth and help non-Muslims come closer to understanding the Islamic worldview.
This audiobook is a special revised edition of this book having been edited to ensure the accuracy of its content.
Chapter 1: The Meaning of Islam
Islam — What does it Mean?
The Nature of Disbelief
The Blessings of Islam
Chapter 2: Faith and Obedience
Faith — What does it Mean?
How to Acquire the Knowledge of God?
Faith in the Unknown
Chapter 3: Prophethood
Prophethood: Its Nature and Necessity
Brief History of Prophethood
The Prophethood of Muhammad
Muhammad’s Prophethood: A Rational Vindication
Arabia, the Abyss of Darkness
The Saviour is Born
Diamond in a Heap of Stones
A Revolution Comes
Why all that Enmity?
A Changed Man at Forty — Why?
His All-embracing Message
His Contribution to Human Thought
The Greatest Revolutionary
The Final Testimony
The Finality of Prophethood
Chapter 4: The Articles of Faith
Tawheed: Faith in the Unique Oneness of God
The Meaning of the Shahaadah
Effects of Tawheed on Human Life
Belief in God’s Angels
Faith in the Books of God
Faith in God’s Prophets
Belief in Life after Death
The Need for this Belief
Life After Death: A Rational Vindication
Chapter 5: Prayer and Worship
The Spirit of ‘Ibaadah or Worship
Hajj or Pilgrimage
Defence of Islam
Chapter 6: Deen and Sharee’ah
Distinction between Deen and Sharee’ah
The Sources of Sharee’ah
Chapter 7: The Principles of the Sharee’ah
The Sharee’ah: Its Nature and Purport
The Shari’ah: Rights and Obligations
The Rights of God
The Rights of One’s Own Self
The Rights of Other People
The Rights of All Creatures
The Sharee’ah: The Universal and Eternal Law
About the Author
Abul A’la Mawdudi was a prolific Islamic writer who sought to revive Islam and bring about social and political progress in Pakistan. He was the first recipient of the King Faisal International Award for service to Islam.