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Islamic Thought and Movement in the Sub-continent

A Study of Sayyid Abu A’la Mawdudi and Sayyid Abdul Hussan Ali Nadwi by: Sheikh Jameil Ali

The book surveys Islamic thought and movements in the Indian subcontinent with particular emphasis on the thoughts and activities of the leading twentieth-century thinkers, Mawlana Mawdudi and Mawlana Nadwi. It analyses the challenges they faced and their endeavours towards revival and reform of Islam.



ISBN: 9788124604915
Year Of Publication: 2010
Edition: 1st
Pages : xii, 455
Bibliographic Details : Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 850


The book surveys Islamic thought and movements in the subcontinent in the modern times, emphasising on the thoughts and activities of two leading Islamic thinkers of the twentieth century, Mawlana Mawdudi and Mawlana Nadwi. It discusses the sources of evolution of Islamic thought and the early reformative endeavours. It reveals that their responses to the modern challenges contributed to the revitalisation of Islamic thought in their own perspectives. In the context of revival and reform of Islam, they found their interpretation of Islam as essential for an appreciation of the religion’s dynamism and diversity. The book discusses their holistic approach towards Islam as a comprehensive guide for private as well as public life. It explains how they viewed the plight of the Muslim community as something that had to be addressed by sharpening the Muslims’ consciousness of the dynamic characteristics of their faith and its ability to halt the temporary state of decline. For the purpose, Mawdudi focused on the systematic presentation of Islam. It examines his formation of Jamaat-I-Islami and its role in rebuilding the Islamic State of Pakistan. It explains Mawlana Nadwi’s tradition and Sufistic approach to religion, showcasing his views and response relating to the Muslim Personal Law Board, Babri Masjid demolition, the Palestine issue and the West. The book will interest Islamic scholars and all those interested in evolution of Islamic philosophy in modern times.


1. Islamic Thought : A General Survey
Ijma (Consensus of Opinion)
Early Major Trends in Muslim Thought
Tasawwuf or Sufism
2. Islamic Thought and Movements in the Subcontinent
3. Sayyid Abul A’La Mawdudi & His Thought
Formative years of Mawlana Mawdudi’s Life and Thought
Adapting Journalism as Career
Holistic Vision of Islam
Islamic State
Reformist Thought
Response to Nationalism and
Freedom Struggle of India
4. Sayyid Abul A’La Mawdudi’s Formation of Jamaat-i-Islami and its Role in Rebuilding Islamic State in Pakistan
Formation of Jamaat-i-Islami
Role of Jamaat-i-Islami in Rebuilding Islamic State in Pakistan
Mawlana on the Kashmir War
The Objectives Resolution
Jamaat-i-Islami and the Elections
5. Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi’s EducationalThought and Re-Orientation
of History
Birth, Upbringing and the Making of Mawlana Nadwi
Educational Thought
Mawlana Nadwi’s Re-orientation of Isamic History
6. Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi’s Response to the Issue of Muslim Community in Independent India
Educational Concerns
Muslim Community in India
Muslim Personal Law Board
Babri Masjid Demolition
Mawlana’s Response to the Palestine Issue
Islam and the West
Mawlana Nadwi’s Response to Muslim University (Amendment) Act of 1972
Message of Humanity (Payam-i-Insaniyat)
Mawlana Sayyid Abu A’La Mawdudi at a Glance
7. Comparison of the Two Paradigms of Islamic Thought

Meet the Author
Sheikh Jameil Ali is a scholar of Islamic Studies who has been involved in research on aspects of Islamic history, thought and movements. He has authored and presented several papers on the subject in national seminars and conferences.
Books of Sheikh Jameil Ali