On Justice & The Nature of Man

On Justice & The Nature of Man : New,
'A Commentary on Sura an-Nisa & Sura al-Mu'minun'
[A5] Slim Paperback - 68 pages,
by Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas,
Published by Tadib International, Malaysia.


Now in Stock June 2023

Description :

On Justice and The Nature of Man : From scholarly giant Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, may Allah have mercy upon his soul, comes his brand-new commentary on two of the most well-known chapters of the Qur'an; Surah Al-Nisa and Surah Al-Mu'minoon. He argues that these verses convey the nature of justice and of man that may have not been elicited from them before in such way as to reveal the essential meanings intended by them.

Shaykh Naquib al-Attas maintains that man is not a genus nor species but a new and a special creation, contrary to the evolutionist and positivistic theory which views man as a species that gradually undergone evolutionary process of natural selection from a common ancestor for hundred thousand of years.

The author then proves this claim by establishing the period of history of mankind i.e the arrival of Prophet Adam, peace be upon  him, to this world. In order to establish this historical timeline of mankind, he uses three sources in his rational estimation methodology; verses in the Holy Qur'an, prophetic tradition (hadith), and history and archaeological discovery particularly on period of Kings and Rulers. He asserts that the arrival of Prophet Adam and his wife was about 7000 or 8000 years ago and not tens and hundreds of thousands years for man to evolve to the stage of homo sapiens.

An engrossing and informative account done in the author's own inimitable style.

Brief Extract from the Preface :

The interpretation and explanation given in this Commentary on these ayahs of the Holy Qur'an is our answer to the greatest challenge to our true identity as man, i.e. as insan, posed by the evolusionist and positivist theory of man, i.e. as homo sapiens, set within the framework of anthropology and the worldview of naturalism - a theory taught as if it were a fact in the schools and universities of the world.


Prof. Shaykh Syed (Sayyid) Muhammad al Naquib bin Ali al-Attas

He was born 5 September 1931 in Indonesia. He received his early education in Sukabumi and Johor Bahru. He later studied at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England and, subsequently, at the University of Malaya, Singapore, McGill University, Canada and the University of London, England.

He is one of the few Muslim contemporary philosopher's who is thoroughly rooted in the traditional Islamic sciences and studies theology, philosophy, metaphysics, history, and literature. He pioneered the concept of Islamisation of knowledge. Al-Attas' philosophy and methodology of education have one goal: Islamisation of the mind, body and soul and its effects on the personal and collective life on Muslims as well as others, including the spiritual and physical non-human environment.

He is the author of 27 works on various aspects of Islamic thought and civilisation, particularly on Sufism, cosmology, metaphysics, philosophy and Malay language and literature.





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Dimensions : 21.5 x 14cm (approx).




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