By Mesa Selimovic
Translated through Bogdan Rakic and Stephen M. Dickey
Introduction by means of Henry R. Cooper, Jr.
Sheikh Nuruddin is a dervish at a Sarajevo monastery within the eighteenth century in the course of the Turkish profession. whilst his brother is arrested, he descends into the Kafkaesque global of the Turkish professionals with a view to discover what has occurred. As he does so, he starts to query his kin with society as a complete and, finally, his lifestyles offerings ordinarily. highly winning while released within the Sixties, demise and the Dervish appears to be like the following in its first English translation.
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Indeed, the conviction that man’s whole existence is in the grip of God has a through-going influence on all of the individual’s thoughts, words and deeds. The true believer will never deviate from the straight path of nature. Paying attention to the body alone, while abandoning the soul, does not produce an integrated personality. The consciousness of this lack keeps the individual constantly dissatisfied, with the feeling that he has failed to find something that he really wanted. It is this feeling of deprivation which in most cases is the cause of social evils.
56) ~ 32 ~ Islam and the Modern Man A Distorted Picture of God Islam is not a new religion. Originally other religions and Islam were one and the same. But other religions underwent changes and failed to preserve an accurate image of God, whereas in Islam the concept of God has ideally been preserved: it is a picture of God in His most perfect form. The God of Islam is one God; He is Omnipotent; He always was and always will be; He has no partner; He alone has created the universe and He alone sustains it; He sees, hears and speaks; He is always near to answer the supplication of His servant; at no time or place is He parted from man; He helps man through every difficulty of this world and the next.
In such a state of affairs some such thing is required towards which these harmful feelings may be diverted. Belief in God and the Life hereafter serves this very purpose in life. It diverts those feelings, which are harmful to society, to God. ~ 44 ~ Islam and the Modern Man Religion Without Revelation In the early history of Israelites, there is the story of Joseph, who was separated from his father by his stepbrothers. Later, the same happened with Benjamin another real brother of Joseph. He too, without his father’s knowledge, was separated from him.
Death and the Dervish (Writings from an Unbound Europe) by Mesa Selimovic