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Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi

Life and Works

The volume presents a comprehensive study of the life and works of Sayyid Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi (1913-1999). Sayyid Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi is seen as an important scholar in the modern Islamic resurgence who has made significant contributions below

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The volume presents a comprehensive study of the life and works of Sayyid Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi (1913-1999). Sayyid Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi is seen as an important scholar in the modern Islamic resurgence who has made significant contributions to contemporary Islamic thought. He was one of the few Indian 'ulama to have taken seriously the dynamic role of Islam in a multi-religious society. The book discusses the early life, family and education of the scholar and his major writings that are concerned with the themes of the primacy of the Qur'an and the sunnah as harbingers of world civilisation, ishlah (reform) and tajdid (revival) as anchors of Islamic resurgence, the methodological approach of da'wah, Islam and the West, and Islamic order in an Indian setting. With quotations and references from published translations of his Urdu and Arabic works including his autobiography, it details the importance of his coherent approach to the diversity of issues in the twentieth century and the importance of his autobiography Karwan in this context. It deals with his participative role in the Indian mainstream activities, examining the social and spiritual crises facing Muslims. With an overview of contemporary Islamic movements, it takes up his relationship with and contribution to the Tabligh Jama'at, a global movement founded by Mawlana Ilyas noted for its reformist trends.

The book will undoubtedly be of interest to scholars and students of Islamic studies.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124606117
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124606110
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2012
  • Pages : xxvii, 313 p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Bibliography; Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 650 gm

Life and Works of Sayyid Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi 
Alimia's Works: A Brief Survey 
Major Sources for this Study 
1. Family Characteristics 

Sayyid Qutb-al-din Muhammad al-Hasani 
Sayyid Shah 'Alam-ullah 
Sayyid Abu Sa'id Hasani 
Sayyid Ahmad Shahid 

2. Educational Influence: Formative Years 

Formative Influences 

Hakim Sayyid 'Abdul Hayy Hasani: Exemplar of Scholarship -- Maktubat: Portrait of Sayyidah Khair-un Nisa --  Arabic Studies: Influence of Shaykh Khalil Yamani -- Urdu Studies: Literary Influence -- Tarbiyyah: Alimia’s Academic and Moral Orientation --  Admission to Lucknow University -- Lahore: A Historic Visit --  Maulana Husayn Ahmad Madani: Enduring Mentorship -- ‘Allamah Taqi-al-din Hilali: Peerless Scholarship 


3. In Pursuit of Academic Excellence 

Fiqh in a Changing World 
Nadwah and the Arab World 
Academic Desiderata 
Arabic Teaching: A New Approach 
Qur'anic Studies 
Da'wah: Content and Context 
Academic Profile 
Literary Debut: An Appraisal 

Alimia as a Historian -- Alimia as a Litt§erateur -- Contribution as an Arabic Author -- Mukhtarat Min Adab-al-’Arab -- Al-Qira’at-ur-Rashidah --  Qasas-al-Nabiyyin 

Salient Features of the Qasas-al-Nabiyyin 

4. Contemporary Islamic Movements: An Overview 

Academic Research: New Opportunities 
Maulana Mawdudi and Alimia: Conflictual Relationship
New Horizons 
Islam and the World 
Salient Features of “Islam and the World” 
Publications of “Islam and the World” 
Da'wah Literature: Towards a New Horizon 

5. Da'wah: Content and Context 

Tabligh Jama'at: 
Maulana Muhammad Ilyas (1885-1944) 
Alimia's Personal Reminiscences 
Characteristics of Alimia's Da'wah Programme 
Da'wah in Hijaz 
To the Hijazis: A Message 
Da'wah: New Perspectives 
Al Ikhwan-al-Muslimin: Islamic Reformist Movement
Ikhwan: A Critique 
Ikhwan: Personal Reminiscences 
In the heart of Africa: Sudan 
Syria, Citadel of Islam: A Eulogy  
Travelogue Series: An Overview 

6. Da'wah: New Horizons 

Muslim Hegemony: An Assessment 
Religio-Political Activism 
Reform of Muslim Society 
In the Realms of Spirituality 
Towards New Horizons 

Director of Education: Nadwah -- Visits to Islamic Institutions -- Invitation from Damascus University -- Shaykh Ahmad Harun al-Hajjar: Sufi Par Excellence -- Two Radio Lectures 

Visit to Lebanon and Turkey 
Turkey: Land of Contrast 
World Muslim Congress 
Baghdad: Scholars' Paradise 

7. Islamic Authenticity: Challenges and Opportunities 

Academy of Islamic Research and Publications 
Aims and Objects 
Aligarh Muslim University 
Da'wah Travels: New Horizons 
Burma: Prediction of Doom 
Demise: Dr 'Abdul 'Ali Hasani 
Educational System: Muslim Response 
Dini Ta'limi Council (Religious Education Council) 
Islamic University of Madinah 
Communion with Royalty: King Faisal bin 'Abdul 'Aziz 
Rabita-al-'Alam al-Islami: Muslim World League 
Europe: A New Horizon 
The Andalusian Syndrome: Visit to Spain 
Communal Riots 
The Majlis Mushawarat 

8. Islamic Reformist Thought in Alimia's Writings 

Literary Initiatives: An Overview 
The Four Pillars of Islam 
Hayat-i-'Abdul Hayy 
Nuzhatul-Khawatir: Volume 8 
India During Muslim Rule 
Western Civilisation, Islam and Muslims 
Towards an Independent Islamic Education  
Pathway to Medina 
A Personal Loss 
Strike: An Assessment 
Turbulence in the Arab World (1967-1971) 
Arab Nationalism: A Re-appraisal 
The Indian Scenario: Religio-Political Developments 
Payam-i-Insaniyat (Message for Humanity) 
Indo-Pakistan War: 1971 
Alimia's Assessment 

9. East and West: Cultural Encounters 

Personal Loss: Family Members 
In the Political Arena 
Maghreb: Morocco 
Towards a New World 
Da'wah for the Western Audience 
Prophetic Mission 
Prophetic Methodology 
Sojourn in Pakistan 
Tuhfah Series 
Signposts of Moral Decadence in Saudi Arabia 
An Open Letter -- Sirah Conference -- King Faisal Award (1980) 
Centenial Celebration of Dar ul-'ulum, Deoband 
In the Valley of Kashmir 
Seminar: Orientalism and Islam 
Seminar in Algeria 
Sri Lanka 
Da'wah in Hyderabad 

10. Trends in Transnational Institutions 

Hadith Studies 
Rabita Adab al-'Alam al-Islami 
(World Islamic League of Islamic Literature)
Azamgarh (India): 1995 
Istanbul (Turkey): 1996 
Theme: Contributions of Sayyid Abul Hasan -- 'Ali Nadwi: Honorary Session 
Lahore (Pakistan): 1997 
Theme: Travelogues to Makkah and Madina -- (Haramayn Sharafayn) 
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) 
The Islamic Foundation: Leicester 
Kingdom of Jordan 
Congress Rule: An Assessment 
Malaysia: A New Experience 
Two Conflicting Portraits 

11. Revival of Islamic Authenticity 

Muslim Personal Law 
Babri Mosque: A Tragedy 
The Gulf Crisis 
Tragic Loss 
Dr Muhammad Asif Kidwai 
Da'wah Journeys 
Turkey, Defenders of Islam and Re-appraisal 
Satanic Verses 
Seminar: Abul Kalam Azad 
The Russian Revolution: A Re-appraisal 

12. Da'wah Paradigms: Translocal Trends

Letter to King Fahd bin 
Political Developments in India: Muslim Response 
Da'wah in England 
Fundamentalism: An Assessment 
The Long Journey 
Divine Intervention 

13. Honours Beyond Borders: Alimia's Contributions 

Aligarh Muslim University 
Rabita Adab  
Egypt: Reforms 
Corporate Islamic Identity: The Road Ahead 
Police Raid in Nadwah 
Literary Seminars 
Honour: Keys to the Ka'bah  
Sectarianism: An Overview 
International Conference: Qadianism 
Onslaught Against Islam 

14. Towards Journey's End 

Dini Ta'limi Council: Challenges and Opportunities 
Vande Mataram: An Assessment 
Muslims in the Plural Society 
Honorary Awards 
Dubai Award 
Sultan of Brunei Prize: 1999 
Posthumous Awards 
Health Concerns 
Tablighi Ijtimah: 1999 
Embodiment of Patriotism 
Last Days 

15. Key Themes in Alimia's Writings 

Qur'anic Horizons 
Islamic Concept of Life 
Hadith: A Censor of Morals 
Islam and the Revival of Humanity 
Renaissance of Faith 
Divine Blessings 
Indo-Islamic Culture 
Muslim Corporate Identity 
Islam and the West 
Challlenges of Da'wah 
Da'wah: Muslim Responsibility 
Supplication: Evidence of Prophethood 


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