- S. Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi
- Academy of Islamic Research & Publications
- MOHlUDDlN AHMAD
Religion And Civilization
Every civilization is made by the lights that guide it. The author has brought out into relief the values which can establish a harmonious equilibrium in the whole sphere of human life-spiritual, physical, individual, social, economic and political.
On the one side of this middle path is the ancient Indian, Christian, Noe-Platonist and Grec-oriental Gnosticism of the late-classical period of Europe, defined as ‘World and life negation’ by Dr.
Albert Schweitzer, which requires the individual to ‘bring life to a standstill in himself by mortifying his will-lo-live, and to renounce all activity which aims at improvement of the conditions of life in this world.