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BOOK REVIEW

BOOK NAME: PAKISTAN: A CRISIS IN


THE RENAISANCE OF ISLAM
WRITER: EJAZ AHMED FARUQI
BOOK AT A GLANCE
TITLE: PAKISTAN: A CRISIS IN THE
RENAISSANCE OF ISLAM
AUTHOR: EJAZ AHMED FARUQI
Publisher: Sang-e-Meel Publication
(1991 FIRST Edition)

Language: English
ISBN: 9693501039
Pages: 293
PRICE: Rs.210
Subjects and Category:
Subjects:-
(a)Islam
(b)Pakistan
(C)History
(d) Politics
Category: General Interest
Organization :
Part (1)
INTRODUCTION(Chapter 1 & 2)
Pakistan is not a new country
Controversy over nature of
political system in Pakistan
comprehension of the philosophy
of Islam in its historical perspective
Part (2)
THE LEGACY(Chapter 3 –17)
Quranic teachings (of God, man
and his status in universe, the
prophet hood of Muhammad(PBUH)
Quranic Morality(truth, virtue,
justice, kindness, honest earning,
family and concept of sovereignty)
 the spread of islam and
significance of the interpretation of
Islamic teachings
various incidents and issues after the death
of the prophet(PBUH)
emergence of Shia, KHAWARIJ and The
MURAJI’AH sects
religious and political beliefs of AL-
MU’TAZILLAH (The withdrawers)
introduction and religious philosophy of
Imam Abu Hanifah
• religious philosophy of the ASHARIYYAH
school of thought.
• Sufism in Islam
• shifted from democracy to Aristocracy and
aristocracy to autocracy.
• ALGHAZALI
• achievements of the Muslim scientists
• fall of Baghdad and impact on Islamic
caliphate
Ibn Taimiyyah and Ibn Khaldun and revival of
Muslim religious and political thinking
Muhammad Bin Qasim and subsequent
establishment of Muslim rule in India
Various Muslim dynasties in the
subcontinent
the rise and fall of mughal rule, the
occupation of British and war of 1857
brief introduction of emergence of different
religious and social movement
SHAIKH AHMAD SARHINDI’s efforts t
the fall of Ottoman Empire in turkey
and its causes
Part (3)
THE SURGE OF RENAISANCE
Chapter 18
development of Muslim’s religious and
social thoughts in the 18th and 19th
century
Awakening of the Muslim from deep
slumber and the role of
Shah Wali Ullah andShah Abdul Aziz
Sayyid Ahmd Khan
sir Syed ahmed
Jamal Al-Din Afghani
Allama Iqbal
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Part (4)
THE SEEDS OF LOOMING CRISIS
Chapter 19
Foundations for the crisis of Islamic
identity were laid many years before
different strands of thoughts among
the Indian Muslims
lack of clarity in the ranks of the
Muslim league
Part (5)
THE CIISIS
Chapter 20-24
purpose of the creation of Pakistan
and
common masses
the elite class
Muslims landlords
the religious Ulema
Threat of extinction and the the
leadership of the muslim league
issues that captured the minds of the
leaders
different efforts for the framing of
constitution
issues which created political
instability and led toward
constitutional crisis
analysis of the 1956 constitution
first martial law and the salient features of
the 1962 constitution
creation of Bangladesh and the 1973
constitution
failure of Bhutto’s policies and the
movement of “Nizam-e-Mustafa
critical review of the half hearted efforts
done by Zia to enforce sharia law in
Pakistan.
Difference between the SHARIAH AND
THE FIQAH
Blind following of Ulema in Pakistan
Sharia Bill moved by ulema 1988
fundamental elements
religious class and westernized class are
at two different extremes
lethargic attitude of people lacking
moral values
Need for a clear vision for survival