Talk about a book you have at home.
You should say:
- how long s/he collects
- how the collection is stored
- what it looks like
and explain why you have kept at home.
I have a moderate size bookshelf in my room which is packed up with all kinds of books from all kinds of writers. While the books are written on an array of subjects, I particularly like the ones that talk about promoting better understanding among people from different cultures, race and religions, and today I would like to talk about one such book.
The book, I am talking about, is titled “Islam between East and West” which is written by a Bosnian politician, lawyer and author called Alija Izetbegovic. Even though, he hasn’t written that many books, I like to consider the author of this book as one of the most brilliant religious philosophers of 20th century because of his deep and extraordinary understanding of our world’s two main religions - Islam and Christianity.
Anyway, the books, which I bought from a local library at my hometown, talks about dealing with dogmas, institutionalism and teachings of Islam with the aim of establishing the place of Islam in the general spectrum of ideas. It is a book at Islam not from within but rather from without. In this sense, the topic of the book is not primarily Islam as a teacher but Islam as an outlook on the world. However, while trying to talk about the Islamic conception of the world, he has also tried to talk about the core doctrines of atheism, socialism and Christianity in order to place Islam on its true and natural course. This book conducts a comparative analysis of modern materialist ideologies with religious thought by talking about the effects of “pure religion” and “pure materialism”.
Anyway, I have kept this great book at my home, primarily because I read it from time to time to enhance my understanding of the unchecked greed of our material world. Besides, I also like to take the references from this book when I try to have some intelligent conversations with my friends. Finally, I have kept this book also because I really like its author, not only as one of the most renowned philosophers of the 20th century but also as an accomplishing politician.