SANTA MONICA, CA — In reflecting upon my previous review of Islam, Station and Process, I realized that this second book in the Islam-Dynamic Project had helped me to understand something important. In particular, I realized that the harmony stemming from walayah is hardly obtained by learning enough Islamic information or asking religious questions in order to find out enough Islamic facts. Rather, walayah in its full sense is a life-long process.
Focus of the Second Installment of the Islam-Dynamic Project
In a recent post, Dr. Hamid briefly sets the context of the three basic sciences. This book tackles spiritual walayah, the subject of the just duty, the second of the three basic sciences of Islam. Spirituality, that is, builds upon the cosmological foundation set in Islam, Sign and Creation. In particular, this second science encompasses the path of Islam as a process, according to Dr. Hamid. (more…)