Mr. Eaton’s Islam and the Destiny of Man is an attempt to provide us with an account the last part of his book Eaton examines Islamic law, mysticism, and. Gai Eaton’s “Islam and the Destiny of Man” is a wide-ranging study of the religion of Islam from a traditional point of view. Covering all aspects.
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After considering the historic confrontation between Islam and Christendom and analysing the te between the three monotheistic faiths Judaism, Christianity, and Islamthe author describes the two poles of Muslim belief in terms of ‘Truth’ and ‘Mercy’–the unitarian truth which is the basis of the Muslim’s faith and the mercy inherent in this truth.
The author was brought up as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a book commissioned islaj T. The Messenger of God 6.
Islam and the Destiny of Man
Art Environment and Mysticism. There is no separation. Throughout the book the author is concerned not simply with Islam in isolation, but with the thhe nature of religious faith, its spiritual and intellectual foundations and the light it casts upon the mysteries cestiny paradoxes of the human condition.
I read this book many years ago in my youth, but was not really ready to absorb its lessons at the time. Hopefully more people will read this, especially nonmuslims; I guarantee at the very least this book will make you think and enrich your perspectives. Lists with This Book.
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One story is too great not to share. An Approach to Faith 1. The sequence of topics and their treatment is charmingly exton, with surprising points of reference, and unique metaphors and similes piled high: Islam identifies through religion, as nothing is outside of religion.
A must read for the serious minded. After considering the historic confrontation between Islam and Christendom and analysing the difference desginy the three monotheistic faiths Judaism, Christianity, and Islamthe author describes the two poles of Muslim belief in terms of ‘Truth’ and ‘Mercy’–the unitarian truth which is the basis of the Muslim’s faith and the mercy inherent in this truth. An Approach to Faith 1.
His King of the castle was brought out in a second edition by the Islamic Texts Society in In he served on a committee that drafted the constitution thee the Muslim Council islsm Britain He was however often critical of mainstream British Muslim opinion, and felt that Muslims themselves should have sorted out Saddam Hussain.
The first chapters are so equivalent to an Arabic “Seera” books just written in English with Gai Eaton comments and his own understanding from a Western point of view.
Islam and the Destiny of Man
Feb 04, Asha F. One of the very few books I couldn’t continue reading. Eliot on Eastern religions and their influence on Western thinkers. The way he articulates his arguments, his thoughts and his ideas is nothing short of brilliant. This world here and now is separated – in a sense – from the spiritual in a way that doesn’t make sense to the Muslim.
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Islam and the Destiny of Man. In the second part of the book he explains the significance of the Qur’an and tells the dramatic story of Muhammad’s life and of the early Caliphate. Open Preview See a Problem? Islam and Europe 2.
You Have 0 Item s In Cart. Alma Aragon rated it it was amazing Oct 01, The aim of this book is to explain what it means to be a Muslim, a member of a community which embraces a quarter of the world’s population and to describe the forces which have shaped their hearts and minds.
And the few that were written originally in English are mostly very simple or cover the political side of Islam written either by orientalists or Westerners who write about Islam as they’re approaching something alien that needs to be handled with as much skepticism and cynicism as possible.
Charles Le Gai Eaton. Contents Islam and Europe. The World of the Book. Table of Contents Introduction Part I: Islam has long realized this, even if certain Muslims don’t always live out this belief in relation to other human beings. He received his education at Charterhouse and at King’s Edstiny, Cambridge.
While many of its themes were familiar to me, Eaton’s elegant restatement of Islam as a totality is very worth reading for anyone seeking to learn for the first time, or those simply looking to do zikr remembrance through study. The City of the Prophet. Available as a Google eBook for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Eatin book is split into three parts, beginning with a civilizational overview of Islam and the Christian West, coming into its own in the middle third with the life and times gia Prophet Muhammad, and hitting an emotional high point with the Caliphate of Sayyidina Umar. He was our monster, it should have been for us to deal with him.
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It makes you re-examine and look at the Divine Majesty in a beautiful way. It is at times a novel, a metaphysical treatise and cultural critique. Umar replied, “Were it not for this age which you hate you would now be kneeling in the courtyard of your house at the feet of a goat whose abundance of milk would please you or its scarcity dismay you.
Post was not sent – check your email addresses! In spite of its flaws, the eloquence and insightfulness of this book alone makes is worth reading. Sep 08, Kelly Escarcega rated it liked it. Provides a comprehensive overview of Islam and its principles.
Eaton also explains the Islamic attitude towards life, both in joy and suffering, which reflects the Muslim attitude that all that is good in the world is og temporal gift from God and that Earth was never intended to be a paradise.