Anthropology for Muslim Students- Shuja Mirza

Anthropology for Muslim Students- Shuja Mirza

Publisher: MIU Press
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This present work takes as its point of departure the origin of man and traces, in a “historical” fashion, his movement away from that origin. It concludes with the arrival of man on the material plane of existence and his accelerating descent into the modern world. By lucidly describing this journey and the symptoms and underlying causes of the present quagmire, it suggests a solution and a general course of action to be taken. This resolution of the current crisis and discord corresponds to man’s return to his origin and the ascent towards his final destination and goal. On the individual level, it means to embark upon the spiritual journey towards God, a journey that includes self-knowledge and self-purification. On the social plane, it means to cultivate a society that accords with Divine Guidance and conforms to Divine Law and which provides an environment that attracts, nourishes and sustains its inhabitants on a path of spiritual wayfaring.

Book Title Anthropology for Muslim Students- Shuja Mirza
Publisher MIU Press
Type Books
Date Published Dec 06, 2020

This present work takes as its point of departure the origin of man and traces, in a “historical” fashion, his movement away from that origin. It concludes with the arrival of man on the material plane of existence and his accelerating descent into the modern world. By lucidly describing this journey and the symptoms and underlying causes of the present quagmire, it suggests a solution and a general course of action to be taken. This resolution of the current crisis and discord corresponds to man’s return to his origin and the ascent towards his final destination and goal. On the individual level, it means to embark upon the spiritual journey towards God, a journey that includes self-knowledge and self-purification. On the social plane, it means to cultivate a society that accords with Divine Guidance and conforms to Divine Law and which provides an environment that attracts, nourishes and sustains its inhabitants on a path of spiritual wayfaring.


The text in hand is a modified and abbreviated version of the book Existence and the Fall: Spiritual Anthropology of Islam by Hamid Parsania and is intended to be used as a final year high-school textbook in Islamic schools that teach humanities.

Companion text to - Sociology for Muslim Students 

 

Sh Shuja graduated from the Uni of Toronto with degrees in Physics, Computer Science and Math. He worked as an engineer before leaving for the Holy City of Qum in 1990 where he studied in Hawza. He is one of the most senior scholars in Qom originating from the West. Sheikh has setup a Hawza in Qom named School of Islamic and Occidental Studies. This school especially focuses on students originating from the West.

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