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Title:Understanding Islam
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Publisher:World Wisdom Books
ISBN:0941532240
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Number of Pages:204
Category:Islam, Religion, Non fiction, Spirituality

Understanding Islam by Frithjof Schuon

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Understanding Islam i Islam is the meeting between God as such and man as such Islam confronts what is immutable in God with what is permanent in man i b .

These are the opening words of what has become a classic work on Islam perhaps the most misunderstood of the great Revelations And yet the purpose of this book is not so much to give a description of Islam as to explain why Moslems believe in it Both Westerners unfamiliar with Islam and Moslems seeking a deeper understanding of the basis of faith will be struck by Schuon s masterful elucidation of the spiritual world of Islam .

Schuon s foundation is always the intrinsic nature of things rather than any confessional point of view This perspective opens up new avenues of approach and surprising insights into the five pillars of faith the Quran the Sunna the Prophet and the esoteric dimension which is the kernel of Moslem spirituality A hallmark of the author s perspective is an intellectual universality which in examining a given religious framework readily draws upon parallels and concepts from other traditions especially that of the Vedanta For what is needed in our time and indeed in every age remote from the origins of Revelation is to rediscover the truths written in an eternal script in the very substance of man s spirit

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The Essential Frithjof Schuon, The Eye of the Heart: Metaphysics, Cosmology, Spiritual Life, Understanding Islam, Esoterism as Principle and as Way, Light on the Ancient Worlds, Gnosis: Divine Wisdom: A New Translation with Selected Letters, Logic and Transcendence, The Transcendent Unity of Religions, The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity, Sufism: Veil and Quintessence: A New Translation with Selected Letters
A revised translation of previously unpublished selections from the Perennial Philosophy metaphysician s letters and private writings makes a critical distinction between an absolute Islam and a contingent Islam in a new edition that is complemented by a glossary and extensive editor notes Original, Schuon asserts that to transcend religious differences we must explore the esoteric nature of the spiritual path back to the Divine Oneness at the heart of all religions, For the first time this book collects from Schuon s vast corpus his writings on Christianity including selections from his personal correspondence and other previously unpunblished materials, Frithjof Schuon had a unique ability to penetrate to the heart if the world s great spiritual traditions revealing new dimensions that astounded general readers and scholars alike Schuon s insights on religion prayer the spiritual life aesthetics and philosophy shine throughout this book