This book presents a brief account of the lives of Muhammad 'Abduh and Sayyad Jamal al-Din and a summary of the important ideas of Sayyad on the fundamental principles of Egyptian modernism. It also reviews the work of the principal associates and successors of Muhammad 'Abduh.
1. Al-Sayyid Jamal Al-Din Al-Afghani 2. Muhammad ‘Abduh: Biography 1849–77: Preparation 3. Muhammad ‘Abduh: Biography 1877–88: Beginnings of Public Life 4. Muhammad ‘Abduh: Biography 1888–1905: Culmination Of Career 5. Muhammad ‘Abduh: Doctrines Principles and Tendencies 6. Muhammad ‘Abduh: Doctrines Attitude Regarding Reason and Science 7. Muhammad ‘Abduh: Doctrines Exposition of Doctrines 8. Muhammad Rashid Rida and Al-Manar 9. The ‘Manar’ Party 10. The Younger Egyptian Modernists