About the Book :
This is most comprehensive study of the political theories of Muslim thinkers. His survey of Muslim political thought begins with the Ideal State as depicted in the Quran, and provides an insight not only into the working of the political mind of some of the most eminent Muslim thinkers but also gives a running commentary on the working of the political institutions under which they lived in order to find out whether there was any connecting link between their political ideas and the atmosphere in which they flourished. Since it was first published in 1942, the learned author has revised it several times, including a mass of new data and a number of explanatory notes in order to make the book more comprehensive, instructive and equally useful for the student and the scholar. This scholarly work is, in fact, interesting and thought provoking.