Book title: The Thoughtful Guide to ISLAM
Author(s): Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
ISBN: 8186505235
Publication Year: 2005
Binding: PB
Pages: 176
Price: Rs. 145
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 Overview

About the Book:

The Thoughtful Guide series is for serious spiritual seekers looking to deepen their knowledge of a particular religion. It offers not primarily text books for the library, though they can be used as such, but accessible overviews of the history and the benefits that a particular religious practice can bring to the reader. The authors eschew fundamentalism and excessive simplifications, mapping out paths that can be followed with the mind as well as the heart.

Islam is the fastest growing religion in North America, and the world, with well over a billion followers. Since September 11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the ongoing war against terror, the world has seemed to be heading inexorably towards greater confrontation between Muslim and non-Muslim cultures. At a time when communities increasingly tend to views each other with suspicion, this book cuts through the morass of misunderstanding and misinformation to give a true and timely overview of the universality and light of the prophetic message of Islam. It explains its history and development, the distinction between the original message and the traditions that have grown up around it, the life of Islam today, its potential for bringing unity, and speculates on its future. Selections from key Islamic writings make this a classic introduction to the Islamic tradition for today.

“ about as timely as any book can be, should be read, and re-read, not only by so-called Christians but by many Muslims too.” The Guardian, London.



About the Author:

SHAYKH FADHLALLA HAERI is a writer-philosopher who combines knowledge and experience of the spiritual teachings of the East with a keen understanding of the West. He was raised in a family of several generations of spiritual leaders in the Holy City of Karbala. Educated in Europe and America. Shaykh Fadhlalla was active in the oil industry and international business, which he later abandoned in pursuit of spiritual knowledge. His re-discovery of the true Islamic heritage enables him to understand and relate to the spiritual quest wherever it may arise, irrespective of culture of ethnic diversity. Shaykh Fadhlalla established a charitable trust with activities in several countries, in education, health and the publication of Islamic literature. One of his main aims is to make accessible to younger generations the Islamic transactional way of life(Din), through the discovery  of the root and foundation of the Divine message.



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