The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis and Gary Oldman, is a powerful movie on the power of faith for both good and evil.
Set in a post-apocolyptic world, the Book of Eli depicts not only the abuse of religion and sacred scripture, but also describes at the same time the bleakness of a world without faith.
The Book of Eli
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In this episode of Soul of Islam Radio, Ahmad and I discuss many aspects of the movie the Book of Eli, including the significance of the role of the West in spiritual development, and the importance of preserving the spirit of religion while concurrently preserving its forms.
You will also learn how to distinguish inspiration through the heart and soul from the thoughts of the mind, and how the heart, not the mind, is the true receptacle of knowledge, wisdom and understanding.
Also discussed are the definition of sainthood and saints in Islam, the importance of selfless and sincere leadership, and the secret of the Way of the Spiritual Warrior.
The Book of Eli is a must-watch, and this podcast especially relevant, particularly in light of modern manifestations of religion in which truth is manipulated to often the very opposite of its original intent and purpose.