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By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

ISBN-10: 1567444768

ISBN-13: 9781567444766

A tender Muslim's advisor to the trendy global, by way of one among Islam's maximum modern students, used to be written in particular for Muslims, and specifically younger Muslims, urging them to familiarize yourself with their faith and to realize an realizing of the trendy international from the Islamic viewpoint which will reply definitely to its demanding situations. This advisor, the 1st of its type in any language, offers an exposition of the lessons of Islam as printed within the Qur'an, defined within the hadith and Sunna of the Prophet and commented upon by means of Muslim students and thinkers, in addition to outlining the Western spiritual and highbrow culture. --This textual content refers back to the mass marketplace paperback variation of this title

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There have also been occasionally great female Muslim scholars over the centuries and the fact that there were not many more did not have anything to do with Islamic teachings. One sees the same situation in the traditional Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Buddhist worlds where in fact, no more female scholars were produced than in the Islamic world. The most important point to understand in this question is that Islam addresses the whole of the human species not only the male and that its teachings, although they may appear to be very patriarchal and masculine, also possess a strong feminine element.

I Part 1: The Message of Islam human society with all the different types of human beings who populate that society. It has been and remains strongly opposed to racism and also to a completely stratified structure which one finds in certain other traditional societies. Islam is like a society of married monks, each person being directly responsible to Allah and participating in religion not by withdrawing from the world but by participation in it through many means including the institution of marriage.

ESCHATOLOGY The pages of the Noble Quran are replete with references to death, the after-life, Allah's judgment of human actions, the end of the world and resurrection. There are few themes in the Quran and lfadith which are as often repeated and are as central as what is called al-ma' ad in Chapter 2: God, Man and the Universe • 39 Arabic, a term which must be understood as eschatology as well as resurrection. It is therefore impossible to discuss the teachings of Islam without referring to the great significance that the eschatological teachings of Islam possess not only for man's final end but also for his life in this world.

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