By Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A tender Muslim's advisor to the trendy global, by means of one in every of Islam's maximum modern students, used to be written in particular for Muslims, and particularly younger Muslims, urging them to get to grips with their faith and to achieve an realizing of the trendy international from the Islamic perspective so that it will reply definitely to its demanding situations. This advisor, the 1st of its variety in any language, offers an exposition of the lessons of Islam as published within the Qur'an, defined within the hadith and Sunna of the Prophet and commented upon via Muslim students and thinkers, in addition to outlining the Western non secular and highbrow culture. --This textual content refers back to the mass industry paperback version of this title
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This world is, in fact, like a field in which our actions are sown like seeds and they grow into plants which are then harvested in the next world. " Human life is constituted in such a way that the actions which we perform in this world here and now have consequences not only beyond that moment, not only beyond the immediate confines of this action but even beyond this world because they affect our immortal soul. Man pos- I 40 • Part I: The Message of Islam sesses an immortal soul and does not cease to exist at the moment of death for his soul continues to survive in various states in accordance with the way he or she has lived and also of course according to the Mercy 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.
But this present world was created with a definite beginning and will have a definite end marked by eschatological events. ammad al-Mahdi. " Therefore, throughout the centuries, Muslims, both Sunni and Shi 'ite, have believed that a figure will appear one day who will be the Mahdi, the Guided One, who will Chapter 2: God, Man and the Universe • 43 destroy iniquity, reestablish the rule of Islam and bring back justice and peace to the world. His rule, however, will be fairly short and it will be followed by the return of Christ.