'Know, O people, throughout my life I repeat the word Allah. When I die I will say Allah, when I am questioned in the grave I will say Allah, on the Day of Resurrection I will say Allah, when I take the book I will say Allah, when my good and bad deeds are weighed I will say Allah, when I reach the path I will say Allah, when I enter Paradise I will say Allah, when I see God I will say Allah...'
(Fakhr al-Din al-Razi)
'Islam and the Destiny of Man'
By Charles Le Gai Eaton (Author)
A new, revised edition, in paperback, of a highly successful book. 'Islam and the Destiny of Man' is a wide-ranging study of the religion of Islam from a unique point of view. The author was brought up as an agnostic and embraced Islam at an early age after writing a book (commissioned by T. S. Eliot) on Eastern religions and their influence on Western thinkers. The aim of 'Islam and the Destiny of Man' is to explain what it means to be a Muslim, a member of a community which embraces a quarter of the world's population and to describe the forces which have shaped their hearts and minds. Throughout the book the author is concerned not simply with Islam in isolation, but with the very nature of religious faith, its spiritual and intellectual foundations and the light it casts upon the mysteries and paradoxes of the human condition.