Man & The Universe :
An Islamic Perspective,
(Revised and Expanded Edition)
*[A5] Paperback - 184 pages,
by Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi.
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 Mostafa al-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 important 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.
"This brilliant little book will answer your questions about Islam and...
open the door to a lifetime of illumination" ---Fatima Maryam Sinclair, Author.
"Al-Badawi elucidates the Islamic world-view, its timeless values and its
psychological insights into the nature of man. ---Dr. J. Ibrahim Krepps, M.D, Psychiatrist.
About the Author : Mostafa al-Badawi 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. Dr. Badawi is also one of the leading contemporary translators of Islamic books from Arabic into English, and his works include Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, Key to the Garden, and Degrees of the Soul.
Table of Contents :
---[I]. The Islamic Perspective
------1. The Universe,
------3. The Times.
---[II]. The West,
------4. The Inverted Civilisation,
---[III]. Normative Islamic Values
------5. What is a Norm?
------6. Islamic Psychotherapy,
*Dimensions : 21.4 x 13.6cm.