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Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question

ISBN : 9780199796663

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¥13,904
Author: 
Mohammad Hassan Khalil
Pages
272 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
163 x 235 mm
Pub date
May 2012
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Can non-Muslims be saved? And can those who are damned to hell ever be redeemed? Mohammad Hassan Khalil examines the writings of influential medieval and modern Muslim scholars on the controversial question of non-Muslim salvation. Islam and the Fate of Others is an illuminating study of four of the most prominent figures in the history of Islam: al-Ghazali, Ibn 'Arabi, Ibn Taymiyya, and Rashid Rida, as well as a wide variety of other writers, including Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Mulla Sadra, Shah Wali Allah of Delhi, Muhammad 'Ali of Lahore, Sayyid Qutb, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and Farid Esack. Khalil demonstrates that though these theologians tended to shun a purely pluralistic concept of salvation, most envisioned a Paradise populated with Muslims and non-Muslims alike, and many believed in a just and merciful God. Khalil reveals that these writers' 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.

Index: 

Acknowledgments
Conventions
Introduction: Rethinking Our Assumptions
Chapter 1: Damnation as the Exception-The Case of Ghazali
Chapter 2: All Paths Lead to God-The Case of Ibn 'Arabi
Chapter 3: The Redemption of Humanity-The Case of Ibn Taymiyya
Chapter 4: The Modern Scene-Rashid Rida and Beyond
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography

About the author: 

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Michigan State University

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