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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But by any means, this is not an easy read, and though these are just about odd pages, the narrative requires an extraordinary attention and careful reading. He also frequently contributed articles to the quarterly journal on comparative religion and traditional studies, Studies in Comparative Religion. The World of the Book. Eaton is not only a Western Muslim, but mman a vision of where that places him in the world. Eliot on Eastern religions and their influence upon Deestiny thinkers.

The City of the Prophet 7. 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. Eaton describes himself in a way that was immediately identifiable, as a Muslim who came to the faith “through intellectual conviction and with a belief in the transcendent unity of all revealed religions”. Their experiences are not recorded in any epic histories yet they are the ones who built the social and ethical scaffolding that comprise the world of Islam, not the many caliphs, kings and princes who came and went with their dramas.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Strategies for adapting as a muslim to the challenges of the modern or post-modern age are needed much more right now than harkening back to the way things were before humanity left the farm, moved to the city and went to colllege.


Islam and the Destiny of Man by Charles Le Gai Eaton

In recent decades we have had Western converts like Eaton and many others to thank for once again powerfully reminding us of the ultimate truths expressed by the religion, reviving its vital force and powerfully explaining its continued necessity eton modern people.

Islam is a fai different way to view reality As a Muslim he has retained his adherence to the perennial philosophy which, he maintains, underlies the teachings etaon all the great religions. There is but One who sees us objectively, and we have reason to be thankful that He is called the Merciful, the Compassionate, the Forgiving. There was plenty to enjoy.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A must Read book. The Concise Srimad Bhagavatam. Get exclusive offers and notices of new products sent directly to your inbox. The Rule of Law Feb 18, Syafiq Segaf rated it it was amazing. May 22, Reem rated it it was amazing. Eliot on Eastern religions and their influence upon Western thinkers. He served as a consultant to the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dedtiny.

Islam and the Destiny of Man

There is no separation. One story is too great not to share. Celebrating with Books Seriously Planning. Oct 17, Murtaza rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have never read such surreal walk-through of Islamic history, law, society and arts before.

Will definitely read this book one day Insya Allah.

The aim of this book is to explore 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 anr which have shaped the hearts and the minds of Islamic people. Available as a Google eBook for other eReaders and tablet devices.


He is now a consultant to the Islamic Cultural Centre in London. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This site uses cookies.

He is able to transmit the message of Islam as he sees it, using the historical events of early Islam to present his insight and understanding. He is now a consultant to the Islamic Cultural Centre in London. Abu Huraira abd the Prophet as saying: Kslam Human Pardox Eaton also makes a good point that ordinary Muslims understand the concepts of Paradise and Hell on different levels, but it doesn’t matter whether they take it literally or not as long as their understanding reflects the underlying true realities.

He then joined the British Diplomatic Service. The book may fail to make much impression upon post-modernist legal mind who is adamant to seek an almost Utopian authenticity in historical and social narratives; but then one wishes while reading the book that Eaton should have provided references for all the hadith and incidents that he makes use of to build an excellent exposition of what it really means to be a Muslim.

It is congruent to the term “the laws daton nature”. The Fruits of the Faith 9. Umar had confiscated for the Baitul Mal half the wealth Amr had gained from dextiny Egypt.