Translated from the French by Martin Jenni
Published in August 2000 in USA
Table of content
Introduction: On Communicating
- Islam and Modernity
- Proposing and Opposing
- What Is Modernity?
- Armed Capitalist Modernity
- Modernity and Identity
- Islam and Secular Society Secularism:
- The Divorce of State and Church
- “Holy Secularity”
- The Secular Crusade
- Secular Republics at Work
III. Resistance: The Case of Algeria Resistance
- “We Are Muslims”
- Changing People
- The Leprosy of Humankind
IV. The Wound of Palestine
- The Palestine Project
- The Ordeal of Palestine
- Islamicizing the History of Palestine
- The Ungrateful Children of Israel
- Arrogance and Cruelty
- What Is Life For?
- Nihilist Tenets
- The Bestial Tenet
- Correcting the Copy
- Considering Complexity
- Can One Speak of Modernity and God at the Same Time?
- Revelation and Prophecy
- Making Sense of Life
- The Law: The Way
- The Cultural Wash
- Forming and Being Formed
- Unhappy Childhood
- On Being a Muslim Woman
- On Being a Western Woman
- On Being a Bad Mother
- Post-modern, Post-moral
- Religion and Modern Solitude
- Ignorance and Violence
- On Being Worthy
- On Being a Muslim
- The Purpose of Being
- An Islamic Covenant
- Instability Mobilizing
- Justice and Injustices
- Capitalism’s Impasse
- Capitalist Waste What Development?
- A Favorite Islamic Project
- Solidarity, Poverty
- The Community
- Ideal A Patrimony of Ruin
- Discovering Our Future
- “Modernize Islam!”
- Our Prison: The Nation-State
- The Interior “Front”
- Democracy? What Democracy?
- Procedure and Institutions
- Appeal and Community Epilog
Key questions addressed by the book
- What honorable project have Muslims designed to reestablish justice worldwide and fill the hearts with the love of God the Almighty?
- What great project would Muslims like to share with generous souls?
- How to win the modern world for islam? What does it mean to do so?
- Will islam be able to rise to the challenge and appropriate to itself the modern means of development and science without losing its soul…?
- Can one speak of modernity and God at the same time?
- Where and how shall we invest our lives, our energy, our time, our possessions, and our wisdom, for the greatest return?
- What is life for? Why am I here? Where am I going after death? What should I do? How should I behave in view of the Life after this? What ethic should guide my action in society?
- What will Muslims do once they come to power?
- What does the Qur’an have to say about the Muslim woman?
- The human-rights intentions of islam are on trial: would an Islamic government respect them?
- What can I do to reintegrate islam if I am a Muslim by nationality…?
- How to initiate myself to islam if I am the product of a secular society…?
- Are Muslims for or against democracy?
- What is the difference between democracy and Shûra -consultation?
What others say about the book
“What a wonderful Muslim! What a wonderful book! … [Scholar Abdessalam Yassine is] a magnificent Islamic guide for the 3rd millennium CE.”
-Islamic Foundation & International Institute of Islamic Thought (UK, APRIL-JUNE 2001)
“This book will, with the help of Allah the Almighty, help us all to make known the message of the Qur’an”
-Al Jumuah Magazine (USA, JANUARY 2001)
“The author …selected a title …considered provocative and even shocking, by secularists whose war cry is “modernize Islam!”
-ISNA Islamic Horizons (USA, JULY-AUGUST 2001)
“…its themes are important and timely especially coming from such an authoritative source.”
– Prof. John P. Entelis, Fordham University, NY (1999)
“The book is excellent reading and inshallah it will be read by many..”
– Julia Glander, ABCE Language School (AUGUST 2001)
“Its theme is this: what it would mean for the modern world to be radically transformed by total submission to God.”
– Prof. Martin Jenni, University of Iowa (SEPTEMBER 2000)
“I just purchased a copy of ‘Winning the Modern World for Islam.’ I feel blessed to have found such a rich resource on the contemporary application of Islam”
-Thomas Maguire, Iowa, USA (MARCH 2001)