By Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A tender Muslim's consultant to the fashionable global, via one among 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 knowing of the trendy global from the Islamic standpoint that allows you to reply definitely to its demanding situations. This consultant, the 1st of its variety in any language, provides 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 way 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 version of this title
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The taskhir or subjugation of nature does not mean a selfish and blind conquest and domination of nature. It means living in harmony with nature, seeing in nature Allah's Wisdom and making use of natural bounties wisely in accordance with man's final end which is to live as a good Muslim and to return to the Creator. The moral laws of Islam in a sense extend beyond human society to embrace the animals, plants, minerals and in fact, the whole of the inanimate world. To live as a good Muslim in this world is to see the Wisdom of Allah everywhere and to care for His creation as He cares for us and that creation Himself.
All of these teachings are related to the posthumous experiences of the deceased. They are there to facilitate the journey of the deceased from this world to the next. There are very elaborate descriptions in traditional sources of the three different types of states that the human soul experiences after death: the paradisal, the purgatorial and the infernal. We experience-one of these states depending who we are, what we are and how we have lived our lives in this world. In a sense we weave our "body of resurrection" through our actions and on the basis of what we have woven by our own actions we enter into one of the posthumous states to which our being corresponds.
The reliability of each transmitter was thoroughly examined and well established J:zadiths were sifted out from those which had weak lines of transmission. A whole science was developed through which the completely authentic J:zadiths, the partly authentic, the weak J:zadiths and those without any authenticity were classified and compiled. After two to three centuries of extensive research and work, the main body or collections of Ifadith, were finalized and made available to the whole of the Islamic world.
A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World by Seyyed Hossein Nasr