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Islam and the Destiny of Man Paperback – September 30, 1985
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- Publisher : State University of New York Press; 1st edition (September 30, 1985)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 252 pages
- ISBN-10 : 088706163X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0887061639
- Lexile measure : 1420L
- Item Weight : 13.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.57 x 9 inches
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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.
Concerning the book, it is basically an introduction to the Muslim religion. It covers all aspects of the faith and how it is understood by Muslims, its impact on the world and the impact that the world outside of Islam had upon it.
There are many other books of a similar style such as Roger Du Pasquier's Unveiling Islam and William Chitticks Vision of Islam but this is by far the best. Recommended to Muslim and non Muslim alike.
Read it and see for yourself.
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This book is free of the reductionist explanations of the local imams and mullahs in the mosques you find in Western countries and most certainly, those you find in muslim countries. It is free of apologetics and it is free of critical secularism.
This book does not go systematically through what muslims believe in and provide fact abouts what Islam is. Gai Eaton communicates brilliantly how the simple belief in one God and His Messenger is not just a question of believing in the Unseen or not. It has - and have had - wide ranging implications for all those humans, who became and are muslims.
This book is a ressource for those non-muslims, who do not settle with knowing what Islam is (although the book does tell you this), but also want to know what it is like to BE a muslim.