Across the Muslim world today if anything is self-evident it is that the Ummah is badly in need of reform. On this point it can be stated with confidence that all Muslims are agreed. Poverty and injustice characterize the face of Muslims lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Pollution and corruption are the order of the day in societies where the gulf between them and the developed countries of the word has never been wider. Politics in the Muslims world are all too often the politics of desperation, economics the economics of the deprivation, and culture the culture of despair.
Crisis in the Muslim Mind examines the intellectual and historical roots of the malaise that has overspread the Ummah and threatens to efface its identity. First published in Arabic 1991, this important work (in an abridged English translation.) is designed to familiarize educated and concerned Muslims with the nature of the crisis confronting them, and suggest the steps necessary to overcome.