Mohammed and the rise of Islam by Margoliouth DS

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  • Introduction by Sri Ram Swarup

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The perspective gained through this book will be great corrective and will add a new liberating dimension; it will help not only India and Hinduism but the whole world.

Marligoliouth was a great linguist and scholar and was for a long time a professor of Arabic at the Univ. of Oxford. The spiritual equipage of Islam and Christianity is similar; their spiritual contents, both in quality and quantum, are about the same. The central piece of the two creeds is “one true God” of masculine gender who makes himself known to his believers through an equally single, favoured individual. The whole prophetic spirituality in both is mediumistic in essence. Here everything takes place through a proxy, through an intermediary. The proxy is the favoured individual, a privileged mediator…

Hitherto we have looked on Hinduism through the eyes of Islam and Christianity. Let us know learn to look at these ideologies from the vantage point of Hindu spirituality- they are no more than ideologies, lacking as they are in the integrality and inwardness of true religion and spirituality. Such an exercise would also throw light on the self-destructiveness of the modern ideologies of Communism and Imperialism, inheritors of the prophetic mission or “burden”, in its secularized version, of Christianity and Islam. The perspective gained will be great corrective and will add a new liberating dimension; it will help not only India and Hinduism but the whole world.

ISBN : 9789385485138 ; Pages 482 ; Publisher : Voice of India

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