Routledge, January 1987. First English Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 8vo, sewn binding in red hardcovers, gilt spine lettering. Exceedingly clean and fresh, DJ spine sunned with title lettering now invisible but author's name bold and bright, now wrapped in mylar. FINE / NEAR FINE. Item #4939
Philosophical manifesto by the Shi'ite founder of the Islamic Dawa Party. "A Shi'ite theologian, philosopher, religious leader and political figure, 'Allama Muhammad Bägir As-Sadr was born in Iraq in 1931 and executed by the Iraqi government in 1980. He advocated an organised Islamic movement, a centralised party, that could work with the various units in the Islamic nations to bring about what he considered 'the desirable social change.' He was the father of Hizb ad-DaWä al-Islämiyya (the Islamic Call Party) and wrote many books on economics, sociology, theology and philosophy" From the DJ.