Introduction Part I: The Message of Islam 1 Islam, the Noble Quran and Hadith 2 God, Man and the Universe 3 The Shariah 4 Islamic Spirituality and Thought 5 Islamic Science 6 Literature and the Arts 7 The Islamic World in Modern Times Part II: The Nature of the Modern World 8 Religion in the Modern West 9 Modern Western Philosophy and Schools of Thought 10 Modern Science and Technology 11 Political, Social and Economic Life of the Modern World 12 Modern Education 13 Art in the Modern West 14 The Modern Lifestyle Part III: Epilogue 15 The Young Muslim and the Islamic Response to the Modern World Index
Seyyed Hossein Nasr was born in Teheran to a family of traditional scholars and physicians. After receiving his early education in Iran, he went to America where he studied physics and the history of science and philosophy at M.I.T. and Harvard, where he received his doctorate. Nasr was Professor at Teheran University and founder and first President of the Iranian Academy of Philosophy. He is currently Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University and author of numerous books including: Islam and the Plight of Modern Man, Ideals and Realities of Islam and Science & Civilization in Islam, all published by the Islamic Texts Society.
'Of all the books Seyyed Hossein Nasr has written, this is the
most elegant and informative. It is an extremely valuable and
highly commendable introduction to the message of Islam and the
'Packed full of information on the modern world and the world of Islam... There is much of interest for the non-Muslim readers as well who feel intrigued, fascinated and threatened by Islam as a potent force in the modern world.'