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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Eaton also makes a good point that ordinary Muslims understand the concepts of Paradise and Hell on different levels, but it doesn’t matter whether they take it literally or not as o as their understanding reflects the underlying true realities.

I couldn’t read the rest of the book. The book is as unique as its author. He then joined the British Diplomatic Mab.

He served as a consultant to the Islamic Cultural Centre in London. An Approach to Faith 1. View all 3 comments.

In sum, it is an advanced introduction to Islam with a Perennialist Philosophical outlook he probably references Schuon and Nasr more than anyone else. It started with the Arabs, then came the Persians, Indians, Turks, Ma and so ezton, with each new wave of converts bringing with them a renewal of understanding and purpose. About Charles Le Gai Eaton. Apr 23, I rated destijy it was amazing. The book questions every act of worship you do and shows you the hidden meaning behind these acts.


It gives a new view on islam to the muslims, valuable and usefull gift to give to non-muslim! I initially selected this book because my referral King of the Castle: Get exclusive offers and notices of new products sent directly to your inbox.

He thinks that adherence to a religion is the end of the road, whereas it is in fact only the beginning of a very long and sometimes very rough road. While many of it There are two books I would recommend to any non-Muslim with an interest in learning about Islam.

Islam and the Destiny of Man

Will definitely read this book one day Insya Allah. Islam and the Destiny of Man is a classic, and was a rare and important book when it was published in In he served on a committee that drafted the constitution of the Muslim Council of Britain He was however often critical of mainstream British Muslim opinion, and felt that Muslims themselves should have sorted out Saddam Hussain. The book may fail to make much impression upon post-modernist legal mind who is adamant to seek an almost Utopian authenticity in historical and social narratives; but then one wishes while eatoj the book that Eaton should have provided references for all the hadith and incidents that he makes use of to build an excellent exposition of what it really means to be a Muslim.

Want to Read saving…. Always ship fast, and great books! This makes it bearable for one who is a believer in the unseen, whereas for the profane it remains an unbearable torment since it is essentially meaningless and thus “should” have been otherwise.


RulLy NasrulLoh rated it it was amazing May 28, Every word that Eaton writes is poetry. It is therefore incumbent upon us to recognise the facts of our sitaution, which is one of total dependence, total indebtedness. He relates an argument between Umar and his General Amr ibn al-As. 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.

The City of the Prophet. Eliot on Eastern religions and their influence upon Western thinkers.

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The dialog with Christianity throughout the book is fascinating, and I got a strong sense of how his Christian origins have lingered with him, if only as doubts to have overcome or questions gzi have answered. One story is too great not to share. The book as such starts of with a rather academic feel and the subject matter is serious and thought provoking.

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