In this seminal text renowned twentieth century scholar Muhammad Baqir As-Sadr addresses issue relating to the universe and to life from the viewpoint of Islam.
He argues that no world model such as capitalism or communism is capable of offering real happiness, the only system capable of doing so is an Islamic one. After commenting on capitalism and materialism, the rest of the work is divided into two sections. Firstly he deals with the theory of knowledge and then the philosophical notions concerning the world. Finally the author looks at the conflict between materialism and theology as it relates to knowledge and thought.