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Following in the tradition of the great travel writers of the past, such as Ibn Battuta, Evliya Celebi and Shibli Nou’mani, Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi comprehensively documents* his journeys. By reading his vivid descriptions, amusing anecdotes and personal deep reflection on the state of the world, you can be a part of his journeys and obtain some of the benefits of Rihla.
In this edition, Dr Akram reflects on his journey to India, including meetings with various luminaries of Indian scholarship, visits to sites of historical, religious and personal significance. Woven throughout the work as his reflections on the history of Islam in his homeland, and the lessons it holds for Muslims today.
Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi - Translated the work from Arabic into English
Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a world-renowned scholar of Indian origin, who received in-depth training in the traditional Islamic disciplines at Nadwat al-Ulama (Lucknow, India) alongside a PhD in Arabic literature from Lucknow University. He spent several years as a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies where he conducted research on a number of topics including hadith and Sufi orders in India. He is the author of close to 30 books across the full range of the Islamic Sciences.
*This book is in Urdu