This book presents an exposition of two aspects of the detailed system laid out for mankind in the Sunnah of Allahs last Messenger, blessings and peace of Allah be upon him. Specialists in education and economics will surely be surprised by the extent to which some of todays most difficult problems have already found solutions full of great wisdom in Islam. This book is only one section of a book originally in Arabic, Al-Sunnah: Masdarun lil Ma`rifati wal Hadarah (The Sunnah: a Source of knowledge and Civilization), by sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi is a well-known Muslim scholar. He was born in Egypt and graduated from the Faculty of Usul ud-Deen (Theology), Al-Azhar University, in 1953. He obtained a teacher’s certificate in 1954 and a Ph.D. in 1973. He was a member in the Supervision of Religious Affairs in the Ministry of Awqaf (Religious Endowments), the founder and dean of the Islamic Department at the Faculties of Shari`ah (Islamic Law) and Education in Qatar, and the chief of the World Center for Sunnah and Sirah. He was appointed as a chairman to the Islamic scientific councils of Algerian universities and institutions. He is one of the great scholars of the Sunnah in the present age. Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has written about 50 books. They have enjoyed widespread acceptance all over the world and have been translated into several languages. He is a member of several scientific and religious organizations, such as the Academy of Fiqh, the World Muslim League in Makkah, the Royal Academy for Islamic Culture and Research in Jordan, and the Islamic Studies Center at Oxford. He is one of the advocates of Islamic moderation which strikes a balance between fundamentalism and modernization. He grew up among the mother Islamic Movement. Among his teachers were Imam Hasan Al-Banna, Sheikh Al-Khuli, and Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ghazali.