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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I have never read such surreal walk-through of Islamic history, law, society and arts before. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Eliot on Drstiny religions and their influence upon Western thinkers. Common terms and phrases A’isha Abbasid Abu Bakr Abu Sufyan accept according Adam Allah angels Arab asked agi believe Caliph called camels century Christian command companions concerned contemporary created gxi creature culture death desert dimensions divine doctrine dream earth earthly European existence experience face fact faith Frithjof Schuon hadtth hand heart heaven hell human images Islam Jesus Jews judgement Ka’ba Kharijites light living Llah Lord Martin Lings matter means Mecca Medina mercy Messenger of Allah mosque Muhammad Muhammad Asad Muslim mystic nature never night occidental Paradise perspective political prayer Prophet question Quran Quraysh reality religion religious revelation ruler sacred seek seen sense Seyyed Hossein Nasr Shahadah soul speak spiritual Sufi Sufism thee things Thou Titus Burckhardt told traditional truth Umar Umayyads Ummah understand unity unto verse Viceregent Western whole woman women if worship.

It gives a new view on islam to the muslims, valuable and usefull gift to give to non-muslim! Apr 30, sara rated it really liked it.

Islam and the Destiny of Man

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I was initially disturbed by the philosophical underpinnings of the author, particularly the “universal validity of religions” of which the first quarter of the vai is laden, but he won me back over with destinny affectionate narrative of Umar ibn al-Khattab’s rule and from that point on, the few perceived flaws of the book faded away into the background.

It’s good thing when you read destiyn islam -even if you were a muslim- by those who recognize islam and know its real essence by their efforts without any partiality to specific country or doctrine. The author, a former member of the British Diplomatic Service, was brought up as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a book commissioned by T.


One story is too great not to share. He worked for many years as a teacher and journalist in Jamaica and Egypt. As Eaton explains, Islam’s relationship to preexisting cultures is one of incorporating and continuing with all that comports with its view of reality, while shearing away that which conflicts. Enjoyed reading your comments. Always ship fast, and great books! 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.

In the second part of the book he explains the significance of the Qur’an and tells the dramatic story of Muhammad’s life and of the early Caliphate. He then joined the British Diplomatic Service. Charles Le Gai Eaton – Author. 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 thorough grounding in Christian theology and the tenderness and grace in highlighting similarities and differences between the faiths are great strengths of the book.

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Everything we see, everything we think, everything we do is a reflection of our Creator, and therefore nothing is outside of the Creator’s domain. Email Facebook Tumblr Twitter. Contents Islam and Europe. This world here and now is separated – in a sense – from the spiritual in a way that doesn’t make sense to the Muslim. The aim of this book 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.

It is not an easy read though it isn’t obtuse either and someone who doesn’t have a strong background in orthodox theology may be convinced by some of his more unorthodox views.

I’m Sunni myself but I live under one roof with few people who hold Shia principle and I think he’s done a relatively good job to give a fair judgement from his “half-outside” point of view of the whole issue. The last two chapters destihy so beautiful talking about Art, Mysticism in Is I want to give it more than 5 stars!


This book is one of the most influential and genuine works of the century. Regarding the 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 The Rule of Law Oct 14, Mohammed Yusuf rated it it was amazing.

Islam and the Destiny of Man. May 22, Reem rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your Facebook account. These imperfections are seen in how we follow the divine “law” which is at base destny a recognition of the nature of “being”.

Refresh and try again. The only real problem is when they cease to believe in anything and spin into a total void of confusion and nihilism, as many have today due to lack of knowledge.

Islam and the Destiny of Man (Charles Le Gai Eaton)

Lama Abdel Barr rated it it was amazing Aug 08, 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 forces which have shaped the hearts and the minds of Islamic people. The Way of the World.

Quotes from Islam and the Des The City of the Prophet 7. For me, this section was an education in the depth of the Islamic tradition, and a reminder that there is so much to learn! No preview available islaam He worked for many years as a teacher and journalist in Jamaica and Egypt where off embraced Islam in before joining the British Diplomatic Service. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The Way of the World.

Only with our muslim children will that background attenuate or transform or dissappear, and for that reason I am so curious to hear and read the voices of the children of our celebrated convert scholars, convert imams and convert da’ees, may I live long enough to do so. Islam is also in his view a continuation and restatement of the perennial truths contained in previously revealed traditions, rather than being sui generis.