Recommended Books – Religion
Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdudi (1903-1979) was a leading Islamic scholar, journalist and Pakistani politician. He founded the Jamaat-e-Islami (The Islamic Party) in Pakistan in 1941 and led the party until 1972, when he resigned due to poor health.
Here are some webpages with more information about Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdudi:
- New World Encyclopedia
- Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
- New Statesman
We have included Towards Understanding The Qur’an, an abridged English language translation of Mawdudi’s multi-volume Tafhim al Qur’an. among our Recommended Books – Religion. This is an excellent book for non-Muslims wanting an English translation of the Qur’an with commentary from a leading Islamic scholar.
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