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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Eliot on Eastern religions and their influence upon Western thinkers. Environmental Values in Christian Art. Those who sought power at the highest levels took a gamble with their lives, whereas ordinary people whose names we will never know relied on grassroots social structures to govern their lives.

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Practice and belief are all part of one coherent structure. The book questions every act of worship you do and shows you the hidden meaning behind these acts.

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. Their experiences are not recorded in any epic histories yet they are the ones who built the social and ethical scaffolding that comprise the world of Islam, not the many caliphs, kings and princes who came and went with their dramas.

Islam and the Destiny of Man is a classic, and was a rare and important book when it was published in Sep 13, Yorgos rated it it was amazing.

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Books by Charles Le Gai Eaton. Or in other words it shows you the Divine mercy. Will definitely read this book one day Insya Allah. The book is a proof for dedtiny need for sustainable sequential learning. As such in my opinion at-least Islam has not fully come to the English language tge of yet but Most of the great works relating to Islam and Muslims that I’ve come across so far are mostly translated works. I don’t necessarily agree with all his views, but this truly was one of the most moving works I’ve ever read.

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An Approach to Faith 1. He worked for many years as a teacher and journalist in Jamaica and Egypt where he embraced Islam in before joining the British Diplomatic Service. It builds to great effect, and at the end I marvelled at this wonderful man who found his home in Islam. But credit to Eaton’s writing he makes it seem like the reader is reading a story book.

Islam still persists today but it seems to do so in an increasingly confused manner for many people, Muslims included, because they have lost sight of its true depth.

Nov 30, Ahmed rated it it was ok. Open Preview See a Problem? The book is as unique as its author. Every word that Eaton writes is poetry. I was initially disturbed by the philosophical underpinnings of the author, particularly the “universal validity of religions” of which the first quarter of the book is laden, but he won me back over with an 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.


I couldn’t read the rest of the book. He served as a consultant to the Islamic Cultural Centre in London. 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 destlny the life and times of Prophet Muhammad, and hitting an emotional high point with the Caliphate of Sayyidina Umar. One story is too great not to share. Often listed as one of the best introductory books on Islam for the seeker, I’m probably approaching Gai Eaton’s Islam and the Destiny of Man 20 years too late, but I wanted to read it before Destimy recommend it to anyone.

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. 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 readi I have never read such surreal walk-through of Islamic history, law, society and arts before.

Islam and the Destiny of Man

The Messenger of God. Charles Le Gai Eaton – Author. The sensitivity and respect he shows the Christian outlook is a great example to other converts in how to come to grips with their origins.