By Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A tender Muslim's consultant to the fashionable international, through certainly one of Islam's maximum modern students, was once written in particular for Muslims, and specifically younger Muslims, urging them to get to grips with their faith and to achieve an knowing of the trendy international from the Islamic standpoint as a way to reply certainly to its demanding situations. This consultant, the 1st of its variety in any language, provides 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 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 industry paperback variation of this title
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Islam in contrast to Christianity, however, sees the function of the Mahdi and Christ as being associated with each other and their coming as part of the same major eschatological events. While the Mahdi will rule for some years on earth, the coming of Christ will coincide with the termination of the present history of mankind and of time as we ordinarily experience it. Historical time comes to an end and is followed by the Day of Resurrection, the final judgment of all human beings, the weighing of the good and evil acts, the determination of the inhabitants of heaven, purgatory and hell and the coming to end of the history of the cosmos.
Ikmah) is able to solve. Without getting into very complicated theological and philosophical issues which the problem of free will and determinism involves, however, it is necessary to emphasize that the Noble Quran itself, which is the central authority as the source of the Islamic revelation, emphasizes over and over the reality of man's freedom in the sense that it emphasizes man's responsibility before Allah and even before the rest of His creation. In Islam there is no possibility of escaping from this freedom.
Therefore, the first important element to remember, as far as eschatology is concerned, is that it has a very important ethical implication. Its implication is that man must live ethically in this world not because of the fear of an external law, the police or the state, but because of the fear of Allah. The love of Allah and the knowledge of Allah are based on the fundamental fear of Him and that is why it has been said ra 's all;likmah makhafat Allah ("the beginning of wisdom is the fear of Allah").
A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World by Seyyed Hossein Nasr