The Crescent in Clouds provides a helpful overview of the Islamic faith and practices. This reader friendly book in form of the Q & A throws ample light on a wide range of issues, including some misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. It highlights the Islamic values which are deeply rooted in the ideals of tolerance, peaceful coexistence, love and sympathy for everyone. For decades Professor Akhtarul Wasey has scholarly projected the essence of Islamic teachings which is displayed well in this book.
All those interested in finding out about Islam, Muslims, their belief system, culture and traditions will find this work a mine of authentic information and scholarship.
Professor Akhtarul Wasey, Padma Shree (b. 1951), President (Vice-Chancellor) of Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur, is a distinguished Islamic scholar, with 36 substantial books and 500 articles to his credit. Presently Professor Emeritus at the Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, he also served as Dean and Head of the Department earlier. In recognition of his sterling contributions, many prestigious awards, including Padma Shree and Makhdoom Quli Medal by the President of Turkmenistan have been conferred upon him. He has delivered lectures as a Fulbright Fellow in several US universities and across India. He is widely acclaimed for his specialisation in Sufism, minority issuesand higher education.
Foreword by Professor J.S. Rajput
Introduction by Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai
1. Religious Questions
2. Social Questions
3. Political Questions
4. Economic Questions
5. Educational Questions
6. Miscellaneous Questions