Introduction Preface PART I: IMAN 1. Knowledge, the First Step 2. Between Islam and Disbelief 3. How Muslims Treat the Qur'an 4. True Meaning of Iman 5. Why is the Kalimah Unique? 6. Why Believe in the Kalimah? PART II: ISLAM 7. The False Gods 8. Can We Call Ourselves Muslims? 9. Are We True Muslims? 10. Why Obey God? 11. Difference Between Din and Shari'ah 12. True Meaning of 'Ibadah PART III: SALAH 13. Meaning and Blessings of the Prayer 14. What We Say in the Prayer 15. Blessings of the Congregational Prayer 16. Has the Prayer Lost its Power? PART IV: SAWM 17. Meaning and Blessings of the Fasting 18. True Spirit of the Fasting PART V: ZAKAH 19. Fundamental Importance of Zakah 20. Meaning of Zakah 21. Zakah, a Social Institution 22. General Principles of Spending 23. Specific Injunctions of Zakah PART VI: HAJJ 24. Origin and Significance of Hajj 25. Restoration of True Hajj 26. Renewal of Self 27. Renewal of Society PART VII: JIHAD 28. Meaning of Jihad 29. Central Importance of Struggle Preface to the Eighth Reprint Index of Quranic Verses
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Mawlana Sayyid Abdul A'la Mawdudi (1903-1979), one of the chief architects and leaders of the contemporary Islamic resurgence, was an outstanding Islamic thinker and writer of his time. He devoted his entire life to expounding the meaning and message of Islam, inviting individuals to renew their commitment to their Creator, and to organizing a movement for people to establish Islam in their lives fully. Khurram Murad (1932 - 1996) was the director general of The Islamic Foundation, UK, and a renowned teacher who spent forty years in the spiritual teaching and training of thousands of young Muslim people around the globe.