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Awakening

Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective

Mostafa Al-Badawi

Paperback

9781905837366

 

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 Badawi shows that the revealed knowledge is the source of traditional wisdom, and that the Islamic faith and civilisation has a verifiable ‘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 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.

 

Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi is a consultant Psychiatrist and member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He studied under many sheikhs, foremost among whom is the late Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad.

 

Contents

 

- The Islamic Perspective

1. The Universe

2. Man

3. The Times

 

- The West

4. The Inverted Civilisation

 

- Normative Islamic Values

5. What is a Norm?

6. Islamic Psychotherapy

7. War