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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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 reading. One story is too great not to share.

There is no time for envy, or feeling sad about not having something.

The City of the Prophet 7. Suffering for a Muslim was always understood as constituting a part of God’s plan. The book is split into three parts, beginning with a civilizational overview of Islam and the Christian West, coming into its own in the middle third with eeaton life and times of Prophet Muhammad, and hitting an emotional high point with the Caliphate of Sayyidina Umar.

Eaton converted to Islam in Were it not for the intervention of tthe divine mercy and the overflowing of the divine forgiveness, none would escape the trial by fire. A very accessible book explaining Islam’s appeal and strong points for a Western audience.

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

Strategies for adapting as a muslim to the challenges of the modern or post-modern age are needed much more right now than harkening back to the way things were before humanity left the farm, moved to the city and went to colllege. Truth and Islsm Part II: Muslim or non-muslim you have to read this book. Get exclusive offers and notices of new products sent directly to thf inbox. Islam has long realized this, even if certain Muslims don’t always live out this belief in relation to other human beings.


Islam and the Destiny of Man by Charles Le Gai Eaton

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. There are two books I would recommend to any non-Muslim with an interest in learning about Islam. Yet he cannot find the centre nor become himself without help.

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. Reading the book today it is easier to pick out flaws. This world here and now is separated – in a sense – from the spiritual in a way that doesn’t make sense to the Muslim.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. But credit to Eaton’s writing he makes it seem like the reader is reading a story book. Eaton is a master of English.

Throughout this book the author is concerned not with the religion of 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.

Their Faith And Feeling: Every word that Eaton writes is poetry. 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 This book is an important read for anyone seeking to genuinely understand and it is a potent antidote to the rampant eatin which exist about Islam today, both among Muslims and non-Muslims.


His concepts about the so called “Islamic arts” and the “Islamic crafts” and the idea that Islam would not have lead to technological developments because a Muslim was asked to walk humbly on earth and not “rip it out with a bulldozer” made me think the author’s ideas are completely silly and naive. Eaton is not only a Western Muslim, but has a vision of where that places him in the world. He is convinced that a man who says ‘I believe in God’ should at once become eatoh if this does not happen, then the believer must be a fraud and a hypocrite.

While there is too much of value in this book to restate in a short review, a few key points bear mentioning.

Islam and the Destiny of Man

For me, this section was an education in the depth of the Islamic tradition, and a reminder that there is so much to learn! Email required Address never made public. 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 otherwise taken for granted.

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The thorough grounding in Christian edstiny and the tenderness and grace in highlighting similarities and differences between the faiths are great strengths of the book. Feb 04, Asha F. No preview available – Contents Islam and Europe. The Rule of Law.