The Conclusive Argument From God
Shah Wali Allah of Delhi
Paperback, 548 pages
Hujjat Allah al-Baligha
Volume 1: The General Principles from Which are Derived the Beneficial Purposes Considered in the Rulings of the Divine Law
The Conclusive Argument from God is the master work of Shah Wali Allah of Delhi (1703-1762), considered to be the most important Muslim thinker of South Asia. This work, originally written in Arabic, represents a synthesis of the Islamic intellectual disciplines authoritative in the 18th century.
In order to argue for the rational, ethical, and spiritual basis for the implementation of the Hadith injunctions of the Prophet Muhammadﷺ, Shah Wali Allah develops a cohesive schema of the metaphysical, psychological, and social knowledge of his time.
This work provides an extensive and detailed picture of Muslim theology and interpretive strategies and is still evoked by numerous contemporary Islamic thinkers.
Book 1: The First Investigation: The Causes of Religious Obligations and Requital
Book 2: The Second Investigation: The Manner of Requital during Life and After Death
Book 3: The Third Investigation: The Supports of Civilisation
Book 4: The Fourth Investigation: Human Felicity
Book 5: The Fifth Investigation: Piety and Sin
Book 6: The Sixth Investigation: The Regulation of Religion
Book 7: The Seventh Investigation: The Derivation of the Sharia Laws from the Reports of the Prophet