Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (1863-1943) was one of the greatest Scholars of the last century. In his era some "New-Age Muslims'' had fallen prey to Empiricism, and had begun to challenge and object to the most fundamental tenets of Islamic belief.
Mawlana Thanawi proves that the objections raised by the Western-oriented Muslims are irrational. Not only are Islamic creedal tenets defined in revelation (the Quran and the Hadiths), but they are rational as well. In his famous treatise, Answer to Modernism, he lays down seven principles by which all of these modern objections can be refuted. The study of these principles will prove to be an intellectual tool for Muslims living in contemporary times. These principles will rationally aid the Muslims to refute all modern notions in contradiction with the Quran and the Hadiths .
Translated by Mohammad Hasan Askari & Karrar Husain