By Charles Le Gai Eaton
Islam and the future of guy by Charles Le Gai Eaton is a wide-ranging learn of the Muslim faith from a unique viewpoint. the writer, a former member of the British Diplomatic carrier, was once cited as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a publication (commissioned by way of T.S. Eliot) on japanese religions and their impression upon Western thinkers. As a Muslim he has retained his adherence to the perennial philosophy which, he keeps, underlies the lessons of the entire nice religions.
The goal of this e-book is to discover what it means to be a Muslim, a member of a group which embraces 1 / 4 of the world's inhabitants and to explain the forces that have formed the hearts and the minds of Islamic humans. After contemplating the old disagreement among Islam and Christendom and analysing the adaptation among the 3 monotheistic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), the writer describes the 2 poles of Muslim trust by way of 'Truth' and 'Mercy'--the unitarian fact that's the foundation of the Muslim's religion and the mercy inherent during this fact. within the moment a part of the booklet he explains the importance of the Qur'an and tells the dramatic tale of Muhammad's lifestyles and of the early Caliphate. finally, the writer considers the Muslim view of man's future, the social constitution of Islam, the position of artwork and mysticism and the internal that means of Islamic instructing about the hereafter.
Throughout this e-book the writer is worried no longer with the faith of Islam in isolation, yet with the very nature of non secular religion, its non secular and highbrow foundations, and the sunshine it casts upon the mysteries and paradoxes of the human .
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