FRITHJQF SCHUON UNDERSTANDING ISLAM FRITHJOF SCHUON with a foreword by Annemarie Schimmel WoridWisdom Contents Foreword v Preface viii. Islamic Quarterly has called Understanding Islam a “masterpiece of comparative religion,” and one of the most respected writers on Sufism, the late Professor. a classic, written from the perspective of why Muslims believe in their faith.

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Description “Islam is the meeting between God as such and man as such Islam confronts what is immutable in God with what is permanent in man. The purpose of this book “is not so much to give a description of Islam as to explain why Muslims believe in it”. Both Westerners unfamiliar with Islam and Muslims seeking a deeper understanding of the basis of faith will be struck by Schuon’s masterful explanation of the spiritual world of Islam.


This new edition of Understanding Islam features a fully revised translation from the French original and contains an extensive Appendix with previously unpublished selections from Schuon’s letters and other private writings.

Understanding Islam by Frithjof Schuon, Annotated Edition

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Understanding Islam

Understandig renown for its scholarly nature that sheds light on this controversial faith, this updated edition contains 77 pages of new material, editor’s notes, glossaries, and more.


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About Frithjof Schuon Frithjof Schuon is best known as the foremost spokesman of the Perennial Philosophy and as a philosopher in the metaphysical current of Shankara frithuof Plato. Schuon was born in in Basle, Switzerland, of German parents and died in the United States in He lives in Qatar.

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