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Islam and the Destiny of Man Paperback – September 30, 1985
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It's a book written for a Western audience and bridges some of the questions that we may be asking ourselves regarding Islam. It goes into history. It goes into practices. It goes into the beliefs. It goes into 'the human paradox' (a chapter/section I love so much). It is very eloquently written and I recommend it to anyone who's interested in learning about Islam. So have at it. Give it a go. Enjoy. Cheers.
You feel a lot spirutialty in the book as you read it and comparisons are also given from other religions.
Interestingly, Eaton (who passed away recently) in many ways remained a British conservative and this attitude can be detected in his writing and analysis. He occasionally comes across as snide, especially when talking about contemporary "Occidental man." As one of the modern Westerners that he refers to, I definitely found my whole way of life being challenged and found myself quite uncomfortable at times. For instance, I found myself scoffing when Eaton refers to dancing as a modern/Western phenomenon that is foreign to true Islam. That being said, he puts some of the more violent injunctions in historical context which puts him at odds with the militant types. In any event, although the book made me slightly uncomfortable-due to my secular Western tendencies-I also found it extremely intriguing. I admit that a part of me-Eaton would no doubt call this my primordial nature searching for God-is drawn to the spirituality described here. From the introduction: "It follows that one cannot speak of Islam without adopting a specific point of view and making that point of view quite explicit. This book is written by a European who became Muslim many years ago, through intellectual conviction and within the framework of a belief in the transcendent unity of all the revealed religions. The word 'convert' implies the rejection of one religion in favour of another, but mine was an act of acceptance which carried with it no corresponding act of rejection other than the rejection of the secular, agnostic world of thought in its entirety."
The Hadith confirm that Muhammad and all followers of Allah are have these demon companions, the quarin:
There is a Devil attached to every Muslim, hadith by Bukhari and Muslim. This is the fatal destination in Islam.
The author makes the fatal mistake of thinking that Allah is God. But in fact, Allah is not God, and Islam is not a religion of Abraham. This is absolutely clear in the Qur'an, Hadith [traditional stories] and Sharia, Islamic law.
In Arabic, the Qur'an and Sharia, Almighty God is Ilah and Allah is ‘the god’ in English.
Almighty God is Ilah, Ar Rahman, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious.
Therefore the Qur’an was named The Criterion, the criterion between good and evil.
Qur’an 41:84 It is He Who is the only God in the heaven and the only God on the earth.
Ibn Kathir: This means He is the God of those who are in the heaven and the God of those on earth.
Qur’an 43:84 It is He Who is Ilah, God in the heaven and on the earth.
Qur’an 19:65 Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, so worship Him and abide patiently in His worship. Do you know of any other with His Name?
Ibn Kathir: Ibn Abbas says, ‘There is no one named Ar-Rahman (the Most Beneficent) other than Him, Blessed and Exalted is He. Most Holy is His Name.’
See Quran chapters 19, 21, 25, 26, 36, 37, 41, 43, 67, etc.
Allah is always and only called Allah in Arabic.
Qur’an 6:3 And He is Allah in the heavens and on the earth.
Ibn Abbas: He is the One who is called Allah in the heavens and on the earth.
The Qur'an states that the religion of Allah abrogates the religion of Abraham.
The Shahada, the Muslim pledge of faith, denies God:
La ilaha ill-Allah, there is no God/god but Allah.
The sentence comprises a denial and an affirmation.
Negation: 'La ilah' negates all forms of God or god.
Affirmation: 'illAllah' affirms that there is only Allah.
Before you can say ‘I believe in Allah’(illa Allah) you have to reject or disbelieve in any other god or God (La illaha).
Question 179 Islam Q&A (...)
Questions 114, 6703, 11819, 20239, 20815
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