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Abul A'la Maududi

Abul A'la Maududi

Abul Ala Maududi, was a South Asian scholar, philosopher, journalist, Islamist and Imam. He was one of the most influential Muslim scholars and imams of the 20th-century. His numerous works were written in Urdu, but then translated into English, Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Burmese and many other languages. He strove not only to revive Islam as a mujaddid or "renewer" of the religion, but to propagate "true Islam", a remedy for the weakness from which Islam had suffered over the centuries. He believed politics was essential for Islam and necessary to institute sharia and preserve Islamic culture from what he saw as the evils of secularism, nationalism, and women's ... more on Wikipedia

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