Dr Shuja Alhaq obtained his Masters in Philosophy, and later in Punjabi language & literature, from Punjab University, Lahore. After teaching for ten years, he left for the UK in 1987 and obtained his PhD in Sufism from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
A FORGOTTEN VISION
A STUDY OF HUMAN SPIRITUALITY IN THE LIGHT OF THE ISLAMIC TRADITION
A learned and intricate study of human spirituality, this work covers a vast panorama of human thought, aspiration and experience, and brings forth a fresh, unorthodox, original, and unbiased view to some of the great questions of our time.
A fascinating and thought provoking study, this is a breakthrough in the history of religion. Each one of us is used to living in a single religious tradition. But if anyone gets weary of this and longs to drink from all the great religious traditions of mankind, he is told, ‘No, you can study whatever tradition you like, but you can live in only one of them.’
The author is at pains to underline the fact that the past history of spirituality of all great religions shows that unity is not merely an intellectual endeavour. It is, rather, the profound consequence of transcendence from the ego/self centred, property oriented culture, in which each of us is born and which shapes ‘human nature’.
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS