The book “Understanding Islamic Sciences: Philosophy, Theology, Mysticism, Morality, Jurisprudence” is a collection of martyr Murtada Mutahhari’s essential papers and articles.
This book is a collection of martyr Murtada Mutahhari’s essential papers and articles on philosophy, theology (al-Kalam), Islamic mysticism (Irfan), the principle of jurisprudence (Usul al-fiqh), Islamic law (fiqh) and morality (hikmat-e amali). The six parts together serve both as a comprehensive survey of the essential of different branches of Islamic studies and a general guide to understanding the basic teaching of Islam, along with the main points of difference among various sects of Muslims.
Martyr Mutahhari’s important work is probably the most thorough of all introductions to Islamic studies and deserves to be prescribed reading for all students of Islam. It is also very useful for non-specialists who wish to acquaint themselves with Islamic knowledge.
This collection of Murtada Mutahhari’s papers on the Islamic sciences serves as a comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of different branches of the Islamic sciences, and is also a general guide to understanding the basic teachings of Islam. No other introductory book on the Islamic sciences covers all Muslim sects and their specific views. Mutahhari’s exposition and evaluation of various theories is erudite and eloquent and will be of use to scholars of Islamic studies as well as to those who wish to better acquaint themselves with Islam.