By Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A tender Muslim's consultant to the fashionable international, by way of considered one of Islam's maximum modern students, was once written in particular for Muslims, and specifically younger Muslims, urging them to familiarize yourself with their faith and to achieve an knowing of the trendy global from the Islamic viewpoint with a purpose to reply certainly to its demanding situations. This advisor, the 1st of its style in any language, offers an exposition of the lessons of Islam as published within the Qur'an, defined within the hadith and Sunna of the Prophet and commented upon by means of Muslim students and thinkers, in addition to outlining the Western spiritual and highbrow culture. --This textual content refers back to the mass industry paperback version of this title
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A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World by Seyyed Hossein Nasr