By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

A tender Muslim's consultant to the fashionable global, by means of one in all Islam's maximum modern students, used to be written particularly for Muslims, and specifically younger Muslims, urging them to familiarize yourself with their faith and to realize an realizing of the fashionable international from the Islamic viewpoint so as to reply certainly to its demanding situations. This advisor, the 1st of its variety 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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Likewise, in all of the canonical collections of lfadith there are sections devoted to eschatology. The Prophet-upon whom be blessings and peace-reminded his Companions at all times of the nearness of death. It was he who said, "Die before you die," and it is said that he advised Muslims to live as if they were to die tomorrow and also as if they were to live a thousand years. The Prophet also reminded his Companions of the immortality of the human soul, Allah's judgment of human actions, and of the eternal consequences of our life and actions on earth.

Islamic society is one in which celibacy has been extremely rare and in which individuals whether male or female have usually been integrated into the larger family structure through different types of marriage which have prevented an atomization of society from taking place. All of this is related to the Islamic concept of the human being which is based upon his relationship to Allah as His vicegerent and Islam also sees men and women as existing in an extensive network of relationships in a society which in its complicated and multifarious relations is nevertheless unified and reflects the Unity of Allah.

As has already been mentioned, other civilizations whose dominant religion has not been Islam have not in fact produced any more female figures in the various professional fields than did Islam and the cause for this fact must be sought elsewhere than in the structure of the Islamic religion. To conclude the question of man, it is important to remember that since Islam seeks to attain unity in all domains, it also seeks to avoid destructive competition and confrontation whether it be between the sexes or various classes of human society.

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