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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There are two books I would recommend to any non-Muslim with an interest in learning about Islam. This can be difficult for mqn Western mind to grasp, as Western culture is fundamentally built on Christendom, as much as we may or may not want to admit that. Environmental Values in Christian Art.

This site uses cookies. The History of al-Tabari Vol. I couldn’t read the rest of the book.

Eaton describes himself in a way that was immediately identifiable, as a Muslim who teh to the faith “through intellectual conviction and with a belief in the transcendent unity of all revealed religions”. Islam and Europe 2.

Islam is also in his view a continuation and restatement of the perennial truths contained in previously revealed traditions, rather than being sui generis. Islam still persists today but it seems to do so in an increasingly confused manner for many people, Muslims included, because they have lost sight of its true depth.

If eeaton Muslim scholars would refresh and polish their intellects with Ibn Khaldun’s “Muqaddimah” and Shah Wali Allah’s “Hujjat”, English speaking students have no excuse in doing the same with this book. The Messenger of God 6. This book is an important read for anyone seeking to genuinely understand and it is a potent antidote to the rampant misconceptions which exist about Islam today, both among Muslims and non-Muslims.

Islam and the Destiny of Man. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Eliot on Eastern religions and their influence on Western thinkers. Quotes from Islam and the Des Well into the 90’s, introductory books in English for the new or prospective Western muslim were often limited to titles like “Vhat Islam Is?


Islam has long realized this, even if certain Muslims don’t always live out this belief in relation to other human beings. It is at times a novel, a metaphysical treatise and cultural critique. Islamic Book TrustPages: 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 readi I have never read such surreal walk-through of Islamic history, law, society and arts before.

There is a short autobiography at Salaam Books[8]. May 22, Reem rated it it was amazing. View all 3 comments. That commitment sometimes manifests as a kind of reverse orientalism, conjuring a static, unchanging golden Islamic past that then must be defended with strenuous apologetics; and sees nothing of value in the constant godless upheavals of the present, as in the image of young Muslims being corrupted by Western higher education “passport Muslims”, he sighs.

Most of the great works relating to Islam and Muslims that I’ve come across so far are mostly translated works.

Islam and the Destiny of Man

The World of the Book. Selected pages Title Page. Eliot on Eastern religions and their influence upon Western thinkers. The beautiful analogy he uses is that of a clock face, which contains vital information, while dissecting and tearing apart the clock itself as scientism does to nature would never be able to tell one the time. If past Muslim scholars would refresh and polish their intellects with Ibn Khaldun’s “Muqaddimah” and Shah This book is one of the most influential and genuine works of the century.

Who we were is part of who we are, and being comfortable in yourself means coming to terms with sestiny. The Human Pardox As a Muslim he has retained his adherence to the perennial philosophy which, he maintains, underlies the teachings of all the great religions.

The dialog with Christianity throughout the book is fascinating, and I got a strong sense of how his Christian origins have lingered with him, mwn only as doubts to have overcome or questions to have answered.



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He received his education at Charterhouse and at King’s College, Cambridge. Every word that Eaton writes is poetry.

A very accessible book explaining Islam’s appeal and strong points for a Western audience. Abu Huraira reported the Prophet as saying: Mar 20, Shagufta rated it really liked it. Sep 08, Kelly Escarcega rated it liked it. He also frequently contributed articles to the quarterly journal on comparative religion thr traditional studies, Studies in Comparative Religion.

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Regarding idlam invasion of Iraq, in an interview with emel magazine he said, “I am very torn either way and I cannot quite make up my mind what I think In my view, this is characteristic of most perennialist literature for instance, Frithjof Schuon, Rene Guenon and Syeh Hussain Nasr that it drags the reader into deep and novel meanings of common concepts and cliches hhe taken for granted.

Provides a comprehensive overview of Islamm and its principles. Practice and belief are all part of one coherent structure. Feb 18, Syafiq Segaf rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. His King of the castle was brought out in a second edition by the Islamic Texts Society in As such in my opinion at-least Destjny has not fully come to the English language as of yet but Most of the great works relating to Islam and Muslims that I’ve come across so far are mostly translated works.

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