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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The aim of the book is to introduce the reader to an Islamic worldview, and the abd is separated into three sections to complete this task. For me, this section was an education in the depth of the Islamic tradition, and a reminder that there is so much to learn!

Despite the gendered language, the book is a powerful and beautiful read, and a book that reminds you that you need to study. The book is a proof for the need for sustainable sequential learning. There is no time for envy, or feeling sad about not having something.

Islam and the Destiny of Man

Paradise is the goal to work towards. On the importance of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. Celebrating with Books Seriously Planning. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Notify me of new comments via email. It moves an illiterate shepherd to tears when recited to him, and it has shaped the lives of millions of simple people over the course of almost fourteen centuries; it has nourished some of the most powerful intellects known to the human record; it has stopped sophisticates in their tracks and made saints of them, and it has been the source of the most subtle philosophy and of an art which expresses its deepest meaning in visual terms; it has brought the wandering tribes of mankind together in communities and civilizations upon which its imprint is apparent even to the most casual observer.


Were it not for the intervention of the divine mercy and the overflowing of the divine forgiveness, none would escape the trial by fire. It is therefore incumbent upon us to recognise the facts of our sitaution, which is one of total dependence, total indebtedness. The fact that I am sad does not mean that the world is out of kilter, the fact that I have been hurt does not mean that God is unjust, and the fact that my personal life may have been darkened by tragedy does not mean that no sun shines upon creation.

To wish that something else had happened to us is to wish ourselves other than ourselves, which is a perverse self-denial and indirectly, a denial of our Creator who gave us what He gave us. Abu Huraira reported the Prophet as saying: Anger, condemned in Ghe and hadith on moral grounds, is condemned also because it disfigures the human countenance.

An ugly building is in-Islamic, however functional it may be, as is everything cheap and tawdry. The true and the beautiful, therefore belong to this final faith in a very special way.

Stupidity and ugliness have no place in it.

Yet he cannot find the centre nor become himself without help. For the Muslim, the Prophet not only shows the way to the ov 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. Were it possible for the blessed to retain a single unhappy memory this would not be the perfection promised them, yet it cannot be said that they forget anything, since Paradise is the place where everything is clearly seen; what they see then, is the total perfection of creation, in which all disharmonies are resolved.


Nothing there is lost, for the smallest loss would be an impermissible imperfection, a stain on the glass; and the very fact that we love something on this earth is sufficient proof that it is a reflection od what exists there incomparably more beautiful form. He never disappoints expectations which He has Himself aroused.

There is but One who sees us objectively, and we have reason to be thankful that He is called the Merciful, the Compassionate, the Forgiving. Email Facebook Tumblr Twitter.

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Islam and the Destiny of Man

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