Islam and World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction] Islam and World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction]

Islam and World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction‪]‬

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Publisher Description

What if Jihad means striving to be good? What if Islam means that you cannot cause suffering to another life? What if Islam means that you cannot judge other lives? What if Islam and World Peace mean the same thing?

Islam teaches that we must not kill each other. Instead we must wage war against evil qualities within ourselves. Islam seeks to join together as one, knowing that those who have not affirmed the Kalimah (the affirmation of Faith) are our neighbors, and that those who have affirmed the Kalimah become a part of us. Oneness is the most important aspect of Islam: Protecting our neighbors from danger is primary, and then we must embrace them.... That is Islam.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
NARRATOR
MW
M.E. Willis
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
05:03
hr min
RELEASED
2012
17 May
PUBLISHER
Phoenix Books
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
151
MB

Customer Reviews

perpetual_learner ,

Islam and World Peace - A Timely Message

I was led to purchase this audiobook purely from its title, not knowing anything about the author. Whilst I have some reservations about the book, overall the message is very poignant, very timely, sorely needed and for Muslims a gentle appeal to take a much-needed sobering look in the mirror. One of the key themes of working to eradicate destructive traits from one's character has never been more needed. I have no doubt at all that unbridled hatred and a perverse twisting of religious texts has led some to the path of extremism with horrific results for all. The author gives actual examples to prove his point such as two speciifc examples from the life of Hadhrat Ali (may allah be pleased with him). I would highly recommend this book and although there will be some Muslims who will have some reservations on some positions taken, I still think that the overall message is highly needed by both Muslims and non-Muslims. What were my reservations? Well firstly I did feel there was a naive belief that we could conquer evil through love and brotherhood. This is a powerful message but I think that unfortunately there are some extremists both within the Muslim world and outside of the Muslim world who are unreachable and there are times when evil has to be regarded for what it is and confronted legally, such as the declaration of war against Hitler when he invaded Poland. The other reservation was the inference that a person's religion didn't matter. As far as Human Rights is concerned this is absolutely true but there appeared to be a watering-down of the Islamic concept that a person's faith is of critical importance when he or she dies and faces God. The author could have used the opportunity to better emphasise the Islamic concept of 'dawa' or invitation to the Truth, and that this should come from nothing else but a desire for good for mankind, in which hatred, jealousy, arrogance and self-congratulatory stances can have no place; as it is after all not Man but God who guides. The other minor criticism is that the author in an attempt to explain that the reality of Islam in the heart of the believer as the real distinction, not one of language, glosses over the fact that Arabic does undoubtedly hold a special position in Islam. Despite some of my these reservations, looking at the overall message I have to give this book 4 stars.

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