This book presents in a simplified manner what the Islamic way of life should be, how to build a life following the shari’a and the Qur’an, how the spiritual, economic and political life should look like.
The Islamic Way of Life is an immensely important book. It has been widely acclaimed and used as one of the best and most concise primary introductory texts on Islam in contemporary times. Wit hin the limits of five very short talks, Sayyid Mawdudi has said, succinctly and effectively, what others might have needed volumes to express. He has brought together most of the essential, salient teachings of Islam on the major human responsibilities. Whether it be morals and ethics, politics and economics, family and social life, or spirituality and worship, the reader will find here a comprehensive and coherent introduction to underlying principles as well as the broad outlines of how these are to be translated into concrete terms. Perhaps it may not be an exaggeration to say that no other work, in any language, deals with so wide a range of themes in so short a space as does this work of Sayyid Mawdudi.