Ma’roof and Munkar, the two very comprehensive terms bearing the implications of the acts desirable and undesirable are rooted in shariah. A profound and yet a simple trajectory for the reformation of the society beyond preaching rituals. The author takes you through the history to show why the political patronage and authority is mandatory for the enforcement of the shariah. It should remain a collective as well as an individual’s responsibility to enjoin good and forbid the wrong.
The message is loud and clear. It shows the inherent capacity of the divine law to revolutionize a lethargic society stifling in despair by challenging the status-quo and establish the fact that sovereignty belongs only to the God.
The history of the failed nations is a witness of their pranks and prejudices that doomed them. We would be fools if we let the history repeat itself.
If what had been written 100 years ago would have been integrated into our daily lives, then we would have been living in a better world today.
Jameel AbdusSamad hails from Hyderabad, a city rich with history and tradition. He owes his flair for logical and analytical reasoning and contemplative writing to the values that were inculcated in his early life and the privilege he had later to be in the company of a rare breed of enlightened gentlemen that made him pick up the books, the habit which stuck. Now he writes.
This book is an English rendition of the articles written in the Urdu language by the most eminent Indian, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a man of luminous intelligence, essentially a voice of reason, still remembered for his profound brilliance, linguistic charm and verbal artistry.
It is virtually impossible to reproduce the effect of the original in any rendering into English, the structural genius of which is not exactly the same as that of the Urdu language. However, the translation by Jameel AbdusSamad is strong enough to stand on its own ground with judicious blending of the nuances typical of both the languages.
Simmering through the aristocracy of intellect, he rekindles the same feeling of uneasiness mixed with exotic perceptions with unusual effulgence.