Man & The Universe
An Islamic Perspective
By Mostafa Al-Badawi
Paperback 180 Pages
2010 Revised and Expanded Edition
ISBN : 9781905837366
Publisher : Awakening Publications
About The Book
It is now obvious that something has gone very wrong in the West, and that psychological and social alternatives have become pressing issues. In this timely book, Dr Badawi reminds us that Islam has a historically verifiable track record for healing social chaos and individual tragedy. Sadly, the principles of Islam have all too often been suppressed by the deluge of educational materials, media and socio-economic strangulation from the West.
Dr Badawi provides a powerful overview of Islamic metaphysics and unearths its spiritual, social and ethnic values as well as a diagnosis of modern man. This is an urgent piece of writing about what we are and where we are.
Many thinking people now have an inward sense that twenty-first century humanity faces stark and urgent challenges that demand wise and decisive responses. Profound illnesses call for profound remedies, and when nothing less than radical change will do, courage is essential to survival. Authentic traditional Islam provides a holistic and historically proven alternative.
In this timely book, Dr Mostafa al-Badawi shows that revealed knowledge is the source of traditional wisdom, and that the Islamic faith and civilisation has a veritable 'track record' of healing individual and social disintegration. The author presents a penetrating diagnosis of the illnesses of humanity today, together with a fascinating overview of the Islamic metaphysic, unearthing its spiritual and moral values and its timeless relevance and applicability. Man and the Universe is a compelling and urgently needed piece of writing about what we human beings are, where we stand, and what we can do about it.
Table of Contents :
1. The Islamic Perspective
- The Universe,
- The Times.
2. The West
- The Inverted Civilisation,
3. Normative Islamic Values
- What is a Norm?
- Islamic Psychotherapy,
About The Author
Dr. Mostafa Al-Badawi is a scholar of great benefit, whose books address topics often neglected by others. He always has new things to say and his works, if studied well, repay the student abundantly. Arabia is terra incognita for too many people around the world and particularly in the West. Far from being a wasteland, it is a vast ocean of spirituality and its lost history of Prophetic activity is well-explored her. Dr Badawi is like a great explorer unearthing Roseeta Stones of lost knowledge for us. He has done the hard work, and left for us the sheer enjoyment of perusing the treasures he has unearthed. - Hamza Yusuf
Mostafa al-Badawi is one of the world's premier translators of Islamic spiritual texts. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist and member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He studied under many shaykhs, foremost among whom is the late Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad. His other translations include: Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, Two Treatises, The Prophetic Invocations, and Degrees of the Soul. He is also the author of Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective, recently published. He resides in Madinah.