A new, revised edition, in paperback, of a highly successful book. 'Islam and the Destiny of Man' is a wide-ranging study of the religion of Islam from a unique point of view. The author was brought up as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a book (commissioned by T. S. Eliot) on Eastern religions and their influence on Western thinkers. The aim of 'Islam and the Destiny of Man' 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. Throughout the book the author is concerned not simply with Islam in isolation, but with the very nature of religious faith, its spiritual and intellectual foundations and the light it casts upon the mysteries and paradoxes of the human condition.
"The most remarkable accomplishment of this book is not that it leaves the reader with a basic understanding of Muhammad, the Qur'an and the daily practices of Muslims everywhere, although it certainly does these things. Nor does it lie merely in the clear, open, loving approach the author brings to his subject, though this is striking. Rather his main contribution lies in building bridges of understanding-in showing the Christian's and Jew's essential oneness with the Muslim."---Joseph K. Blackman.---"One of the most important works on Islam to appear in the English language. It should really be read by all Westerners interested in an understanding of Islamic tradition and also by those Muslims who have become cut off from the authentic message of their own religion."---S. H. Nasr.---"Considered essential by [those] seeking to understand Islam."---Sunday Telegraph.---"This book deserves to be read over and over again."---Muslim Education Quarterly.---"This is a beautifully written book. It offers a taste of theology, of history, of aesthetics and of eschatology blended in such way as to provide a whole and balanced image, a vision of life that is both comprehensive and thoroughly Islamic."---Parabola.
Part One. An Approach to the Faith; 1. Islam and Europe; 2. Continuity and Contrast; 3. Truth and Mercy; Part Two. The Making of the Faith; 4. The World of the Book; 5. The Messenger of God; 6. The City of the Prophet; 7. The Successors; 8. The Way of the World; Part Three. The Fruits of the Faith; 9. The Rule of Law; 10. The Human Paradox; 11. Art, Environment and Mysticism; 12. Other Dimensions.
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 15th March 1994
Publisher: The Islamic Texts Society
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Type: New edition