This is the second part of Martyr Murtada Mutahhari's book Society and History (Jami'e wa tarikh), of which the first part appeared in the last issue (Vol. I, No. 3). In the first part on society, the author explained the Qur'anic viewpoint about society. Here in the second part, he discusses the problems of philosophy of history and enters into somewhat elaborate statement of the philosophy of historical materialism and criticism of its main doctrines. The third part of the book, which also relates to the problems of history, discusses Islam's philosophy of history in relation to the positions of other schools of thought.