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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Islam and the Destiny of Man

Sep 13, Yorgos rated it it was amazing. It’s a knowledge based on a clear mind, that’s what we can believe in, what take it’s way to the mind and the heart strightly, a logistic knowladge! Click on image to enlarge. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Art, Environment desiny Mysticism I was initially disturbed by the philosophical underpinnings of the author, particularly the “universal validity of religions” of which the first quart This perhaps one of the most well written, insightful and captivating books that I have had the good pleasure to have read.

Islam and the Destiny of Man

This can be difficult for the Western mind to grasp, as Western culture is fundamentally built on Christendom, as much as we may or may not want to admit that.

Trivia About Islam and the Des It is at times a novel, a metaphysical treatise and cultural critique. He was our monster, it should have been for us to deal with him. Truth and Mercy Part II: For the Muslim, the Prophet not only shows the way to the centre but in a certain sense, is himself the way, since by taking him as our model, or by entering into the mould of his personality, that we are best able to travel to our destination. Available as a Google eBook for other eReaders and tablet devices.


About Charles Le Gai Eaton. Yet he cannot find the centre nor become himself without help. Eaton goes over Islamic history from the period of the Rashidun Caliphs through to the Abbasids.

The way he articulates his arguments, his thoughts and his ideas is nothing short of brilliant. Notify me of new comments via email.

Eaton is a master of English. This book is one of the most influential and genuine works of the century. The City of gau Prophet 7.

Or in other words it shows you the Divine mercy. He writes with intellectual understanding and human warmth.

Nonetheless, we are still human, and therefore subject to imperfections as humans. The History of al-Tabari Vol. Christianity has over the centuries created separate compartments for the spiritual and the mundane. There is no separation. Jan 25, Sally rated it really liked it Shelves: Table of Contents Introduction Part I: The Rule of Law The Human Pardox One story is too great not to share.

He has an incredible grasp of both generalized the West and Islam, and knows how to communicate through both to both in a way that is crucial for understanding. To wish that something else had happened to us is to wish etaon other than ourselves, which is a perverse self-denial and indirectly, a denial of our Creator who gave us what He gave us. Worth all the time invested in it. The World of the Book 5.

Lastly, the author considers the Muslim view of man’s destiny, the social structure of Islam, the role of art and mysticism and the inner meaning of Islamic teaching concerning the hereafter.

It is how the perfected life operates. It is fascinating to reflect that for over a thousand years a network of societies were governed under a set of metaphysical tenets which people saw as totally natural, appropriate and useful and that no one felt the need to change until they were partly obliterated by the onslaught of Western modernity.


No preview available – Selected pages Title Page. As a Muslim he has retained his adherence to the perennial philosophy which, he maintains, underlies the fhe of all the great religions. An ugly building is in-Islamic, however functional hte may be, as is everything cheap and tawdry. As a Muslim he has retained his adherence to the perennial philosophy which, he maintains, underlies the teachings of all the great tje.

The first chapters are so equivalent to an Arabic “Seera” books just written in English with Gai Eaton comments and his own understanding from a Western point of view. Eaton also explains the Islamic attitude towards life, both in joy and suffering, which reflects the Muslim attitude that all that is good in the world is a temporal gift from Agi and that Earth was never intended to be a paradise.

Nonetheless the apparent chaos of early Islamic history at the elite level was actually quite removed from the lives of ordinary people of the era, reflecting the distance which pre-modern raton had from the actual societies that they governed. He never disappoints expectations which He has Himself aroused. It might be said that Western destinh is only recently starting to realize this by acknowledging that “we are all one” or “we are all connected at base”.

After considering the historic confrontation between Islam and Christendom and analysing the difference between the three monotheistic faiths Judaism, Christianity, and Islamthe author describes the two poles of Muslim destjny in terms of ‘Truth’ and ‘Mercy’–the unitarian truth which is the basis of the Muslim’s faith and the mercy inherent in this truth.