For the last twenty seven years I have been writing on different aspects of the practical implementation of Islam and Islamic solution of ever new problems arising in the different spheres of life. Most of those articles were being published in the monthly Journal “ALBALAGH”. A collection of such articles had been published in Urdu about seventeen years ago under the caption “Asr-e-Hazir Mein Islam Kaiysay Nafiz Ho?” (How to Implement Islam in the present time?) comprising of about 750 pages.
Even after the publication of this book I had the opportunity of writing on other aspects of the same subject, and friends expressed a desire that these latter articles may also be included in the same book. But I found that an addition of these articles in that book would make it a voluminous book, making it difficult for the readers to get full benefit from it. Further, these articles pertained to different topics like politics, law, economy, education, social life and individual reforms, etc., and a book of that size would have a disadvantage for those who would be interested in a single topic for which they would have to buy the whole book, many of whose articles may not be of their interest. For this reason I thought that it would be more appropriate to compile articles on different subjects separately, rather than collecting them in one book. I, therefore, rearranged my articles under the following titles and published them in the form of booklets in Urdu.
- Implementation of Islamic Law and its problems.
- Islam and present day politics.
- Islam and Modernism.
- Our Education System.
- Reforming the Conduct of an Individual.
- The life and message of the Holy Prophet (Sallal la ho Alay hi wassallam).
- Reforms in the Social Life.
- Our Economic System.
- Muslims and Qadiyanism.
Of these nine collections the one “Islam aur Jiddat Pasandi” was published about two years ago and its English version is now being presented under the name of “Islam and Modernism”.
May Almighty Allah make it beneficial for the Muslims and may it be a source of Allah’s reward in the Hereafter.
Muhammad Taqi Usmani.