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Contrariety Between Meta-science of Tawhid and Non-Tawhidi Science of Rationalism: Specific Issues

  • Masudul Alam Choudhury
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Abstract

The beatific attributes of Allah (sifat) indeed form the essential foundation of Tawhid as law. The meta-science of the primal ontology of Tawhidi law projects the attributes as quiddity of monotheistic oneness. These attributes embedding the Tawhidi worldview convey the Signs of universal symbiotic unity of knowledge. The episteme of unity of knowledge explains the belief components of the most comprehensive supercardinal quintessence of Tawhid, divine oneness. The meta-scientific comprehension and extendibility of Ever-Living Allah convey the power of knowledge and its dynamics comprising haqq al-yaqin, meaning Allah as embodiment of all knowledge and evidence; ilm al-yaqin, meaning knowledge derived from the Tawhidi primal ontological core; and ayn al-yaqin, meaning formalism, applications, and continuity derived from the Tawhidi worldview of unity of knowledge. Since Allah lives eternally, the knowledge-induced world-systems, embracing soul, mind, and matter, carry on forever. In such a path of moral consciousness time is only a recorder of events. Absolute value of time in its meaning of denumerability is not a recording factor of events. The eternity and functionality of Allah as explicated in the Tawhidi law describe the endless nature of history, as its events march on without discontinuity from the eternal Beginning to the eternal End, without any mention of infinity of time. The only Truth along historical consciousness is the supercardinal nature of knowledge emanating from the Tawhidi ontological origin at every event over space and time. Thus in the supercardinal scale of total reality Tawhid as law is never spent but is always spending.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masudul Alam Choudhury
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  1. 1.International Chair Postgraduate Program in Islamic Economics & Finance Faculty of EconomicsTrisakti UniversityJakartaIndonesia
  2. 2.Annual Summer Visiting Professor Social Economy CenterOISE University of TorontoOntarioCanada
  3. 3.Department of Shari’ah and EconomicsAcademy of Islamic Studies University of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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