Architects of Civilisation

architects of civilisation300x448Over nearly 1,500 years of history, Islam has produced extraordinary intellectual innovation characterised by limitless curiosity and creativity. It has inspired profound theological and philosophical debate, a rich artistic legacy and great scientific discoveries. The Architects of Islamic Civilisation provides readers with concise yet detailed essays sketching the life, thought and significance of forty-three of the most prominent Muslim thinkers responsible for this rich tradition, individuals from as far afield as North Africa, Europe, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and China. Stretching from the time of the Prophet Muhammad down to the late twentieth century, the book outlines the intellectual foundations of Islam, its multifaceted development through the classical period and, finally, its modern quest for reform and revival. Presenting a broad and inclusive range of Muslim thinkers, The Architects of Islamic Civilisation will be of interest to both general readers and students alike.

Some of the titles are featured below, the rest are published in the book. [click here to purchase the book now].


Volume 2 of the book is in the planning stages now.

Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:05

Fazlur Rahman: The Leading Muslim Modernist Intellectual

Written by Abdul Karim Abdullah
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 17:25

‘Umar ibn al-Khattab: The Rightly Guided Man of the Ummah

Written by Tawfique Al-Mubarak
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 13:25

Ibnu Jarir al-Tabari: A Great Historian of the Islamic World

Written by Apnizan Abdullah
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 16:25

Sallahuddin Ayubi

Written by Asadullah Ali Al-Andalusi
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 13:25

Abu Hasan Al-Mawardi: The First Islamic Political Scientist

Written by Wan Naim Wan Mansor
Thursday, 22 October 2015 17:25

Ḥamza al-Fanṣūrī

Written by Alexander Wain
Thursday, 22 October 2015 16:25

Liu Zhi: A Leading Chinese Muslim Scholar and Saint

Written by Alexander Wain
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:35

Rumi on education, spirituality and renewal

Written by Abdul Karim Abdullah
Monday, 10 August 2015 11:55

Muhammad Abū Zahra (updated version)

Written by Mohammad Hashim Kamali
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