Author: Kausar Niazi
Publisher: Sh. Muhammad Ashraf
Printed: Lahore Pakistan
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New – Aged
Weight: 100 gr.
Description from the publisher: Maulana Kausar Niazi was born on 21 April 1934. At 42, he is among the youngest members of the Cabinet where, for the last five years, he has been Minister first for Information and Broadcasting, Auqaf and Hajj, and now for Religious Affairs and Overseas Pakistanis. He speaks several languages, including Arabic, Persian, Urdu and English. His knowledge of Islamic theology is as unique as his acquaintance with the best in world literature, not necessarily religious. The practical thinker that emerges from his books uplifts the Maulana to the plane of one truly learned in the ways of Islam.
Maulana Niazi is essentially a man of the people, having risen from among them and serving them through the People’s Government wisely stewarded by his leader, and that of the people, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Elected on Mr Bhutto’s call in 1970 with an overwhelming majority, Maulana Niazi, then serving a term as a political prisoner, was later chosen to be a Cabinet Minister when Mr Bhutto became President. The Maulana’s life is a story of vicissitudes, or fortitude in the face of misfortunes and of humanity towards his fellow beings. That most of it was spent in the company of the Common Man is not fortuitous. The Maulana would have liked it to be no different.
In this book the Maulana gives his views about how the West has, by and large, looked at Islam and how the misconceptions and misunderstandings generated by this attitude may be corrected.
The learned Maulana’s thesis, in this booklet, is “that the Prophet not only brought about a revolution himself; his message started a chain of revolutions in the world. He was the first leader of men who talked about human freedom, equality of mankind, dignity of labour, respect for human life and other concepts in the same sense and idiom which are now known to the modern educated man. He gave all these concepts fourteen hundred years ago when they were not dreamed of in the so-called civilised world of that time. The Holy Prophet was a revolutionary and the Prophet of revolution.”
This book gives a fascinating reading.