Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Book: Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question

Book Description

May 3, 2012
Can non-Muslims be saved? And can those who are damned to Hell ever be redeemed? In Islam and the Fate of Others, Mohammad Hassan Khalil examines the writings of influential medieval and modern Muslim scholars on the controversial and consequential question of non-Muslim salvation.

This is an illuminating study of four of the most prominent figures in the history of Islam: Ghazali, Ibn 'Arabi, Ibn Taymiyya, and Rashid Rida. Khalil demonstrates that though these paradigmatic figures tended to affirm the superiority of the Islamic message, they also envisioned a God of mercy and justice and a Paradise populated by Muslims and non-Muslims.

Islam and the Fate of Others reveals that these theologians' interpretations of the Qur'an and hadith corpus-from optimistic depictions of Judgment Day to notions of a temporal Hell and salvation for all-challenge widespread assumptions about Islamic scripture and thought. Along the way, Khalil examines the writings of many other important writers, such as Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Mulla Sadra, Shah Wali Allah of Delhi, Muhammad Ali of Lahore, James Robson, Sayyid Qutb, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Farid Esack, Reza Shah-Kazemi, T. J. Winter, and Muhammad Legenhausen. Islam and the Fate of Others is both timely and overdue.

Also see this recording of a talk by the author at Princeton (Thanks Faraz Khan!)

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Habib Kadhim Al Saqqaf khutbah at Lakemba Mosque خطبة صلاة الجمعة

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Monday, November 12, 2012

"Coping with Tragedy" Teleconference tonight 8 PM EST with Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah

Beyond the devastating physical effects of natural disasters, it is the emotional burden that can be the hardest to bear. Rebuilding our lives in the aftermath is often more difficult and taxing than riding out the storm itself. To overcome the challenges of impatience, anxiety and depression, the cornerstone of the rebuilding process requires deep spiritual effort, an effort which can begin by reminding ourselves what our religion teaches us about calamity. Join Dr. Umar Abd-Allah as he discusses how to cope with personal tragedy in Al-Madina Institute's live free teleconference call.

Abdal-Hakim Murad talk: Universality and Particularity