Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam
Tayyeba,“La Ilaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasulullah”, that There is no
deity except Allah and Muhammed (pbuh) is His Messenger, is the divine
declaration of Tawhid and the purest and best word on earth Allah has
revealed for guidance of the mankind
means unconditional acceptance of His sovereignty –and declaration of absolute
obedience to the rules and regulations of the doctrine of Tawhid shaping
one’s life accordingly. [Refer Verses: 14(24-25-26-27] given below.
“Do you not
see how Allah has given the example of a good word? It is like a good tree,
whose root is firmly fixed, and whose branches reach the sky, ever yielding its
fruits in every season with the leave of its Lord. Allah gives examples for
mankind that they may take heed. And the example of an evil word is that of an
evil tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, wholly unable to endure.
Thus, through a firm word, Allah grants firmness to the believers both in this
world and in the Hereafter. As for the wrong-doers, Allah lets them go astray.
Allah does whatever He wills.”
Kalima, that proclaims Al-Tawhid as the General Law of Universal
Governing System, originates in the Evolutionary Process of divine Creation,
takes firm root in human heart and consciousness, extends its branches beyond
the boundary of worldly life and yields fruits of salvation in the Hereafter.
Any word, deed or concept that contradicts the Doctrine of Tawhid and
violates the divine Laws based on absolute sovereignty of Allah is an evil that
yields poisonous fruits leading mankind astray far from the straight path to
the utter detriment of his life on earth and Here-after.
Tawhid means "unification or oneness
of Allah". It is the central and single-most important concept of Islam,
upon which rests entire faith of Muslim Community.
Allah (SWT) has designed and organized His
entire creation on the Principles of Tawhid. And all His creations
follow consciously or unconsciously the Doctrine of Tawhid. So He wants
the life of His servants, particularly that of Muslims, be organized on the
basis of this Philosophy
knowledge encompasses everything in the heavens and the earths. He is the
source of all light and knowledge. So from Quranic point of view Scientific
knowledge streams right from domain of Allah’s sovereignty manifested in the
doctrine of Al-Tawhid. The Holy Quran has made scientific research
obligatory and collective responsibility for Muslim Community as essential
component of faith. But the Western orientation of Modern Science has turned it
into a tool for promoting Corporate Economy and the Scientists instead of
serving the people, exclusively serve the interests of their Corporate Masters.
The Western oriented Modern Science is not meant for common welfare of mankind
rather it aims at material and spiritual enslavement of the overwhelming
majority through establishment of dominion of a handful of Corporate Giants.
Corporate society in the name of development is now on the way to create
innumerable similitude to Allah in violation of the Doctrine of Tawhid.
The Holy Quran is in essence a Manual
for implementing Tawhidic governing System all over divine creations
including entire knowledge regime of mankind.. I
Verses of The Holy Quran:
do not strike any similitude to Allah. Allah knows whereas you do not know”
“And to Allah belongs the unseen [aspects] of the heavens and the earth. And
the command for the Hour is not but as a glance of the eye or even nearer.
Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.”
[43:32] that says:
“Is it they who distribute the Mercy of your
Lord? It is We Who have distributed their livelihood among them in the life of
this world, and have raised some above others in rank that some of them may
harness others to their service.Your Lord's Mercy is better than all the
treasures that they hoard.”
“But those who disbelieve say, "The Hour
will not come to us." Say, "Yes, by my Lord, it will surely come to
you. [Allah is] the Knower of the unseen." Not absent from Him is an
atom's weight within the heavens or within the earth or [what is] smaller than
that or greater, except that it is in a clear register “
Allah knows what every female carries and what
the wombs lose [prematurely] or exceed. And everything with Him is by due
measure.[He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, the Grand, the Exalted.
Ad with Him is the keys of the unseen; none
knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a
leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darkness of
the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear
followers of Satan have now become the distributor of divine mercy and
blessings. The Mischief Mongers have now become so-called pioneer of peace.
This is the Outcome and tragic contribution of Modern Science!!A critical look
at the present global politico-economic scenario will no doubt confirm the
Science is specially characterized with
wide-spread compartmentalization of scientific disciplines .Too much
concentration and striving for technological specialization limits the vision of truth-seekers. According
to the doctrine of Tawhid all lights and knowledge diffuse from a single
source and back to that source after accomplishment of divine purpose assigned
to them. Allah’s knowledge is all-embracing and holistic while human knowledge
is relative, partial and limited in depth and expanse as function of Time and
Hayek’s statement that “The Quran is not a Book of science but a Book of Signs”
is no doubt a partial and one-sided view on the Holy Quran. It has undermined
the universal appeal of the Holy Quran. The Quranic concept of Tawhid
constitutes the philosophical foundation of all scientific knowledge - general
or particular .Too much efforts and concentration on specialization has
resulted in so many divisions and sub-divisions in field of scientific research
leading towards innumerable scientific disciplines making it almost impossible
for any great scientific genius of the modern era to keep abreast the general
orientation and specific trends of modern scientific development.
process of creation according to the Holy Quran is not a transitory one-time
divine affair as claimed by Stephen Hawking. According to him Big-Bang as the
starting point of the evolutionary process of the universe has been caused
by-chance and post Big-Bang expansion of the universe as phenomena of Time
and subsequent creation of galaxies, stars,
planets , life and consciousness-all are guided by the laws of physics .
Cosmological Evolution under guidance of the laws of Physics has no beginning
or end and so needs no Creator and God has become unnecessary and irrelevant. According to him the Universe evolved through
a continuous process of development manifesting in mutual transformation of
Matter and Energy at macro, micro and nano level strictly in accordance with
the Laws of Physics.
attempt to evaluate his own achievement Stephen Hawking says “What I have done is to show that it is
possible for the way the universe began to be determined by the laws of
science. In that case, it would not be necessary to appeal to God to decide how
the universe began. This doesn't prove that there is no God, only that God is
not necessary”. [Stephen W. Hawking, Der Spiegel, 1989]
Such is the
realization of a great scientist of the 21st century – a clear and pernicious
attempt to isolate scientific knowledge from its original source and divine
concept is perfectly in line with the materialistic philosophy which treats
matter as self-sustaining and denies any role of the creator.
according to the Holy Quran nothing in the physical universe is self-sustaining
without divine intervention and all these Scientific Laws are Enactments of
Divine Governance under the Doctrine of Al-Tawhid.
Quran in the verses given below has clearly refuted and castigated such
“The Originator of the Heavens and the Earth:
when decreeth a matter
then He Said to it “Be” and “it is”
they created of nothing or were they themselves the creator? Or did they create
the skies and the earth? Nay, they have no firm belief.”
The evolutionary process of the universe, life
and consciousness: ever since its inception move forward through uninterrupted
divine intervention at every stage of its development. The Holy Quran in the
Verse 55:29 has confirmed this assertion.
“Of Him seeks (its needs) every creature in the
skies and on the earth, everyday and every moment He is in a state of Action”
oriented Modern Science gives over emphasis on perception and verification for
confirmation of the Truth. But according to the Holy Quran perceptual
verifiability is not the sole criterion for confirmation of the “Truth”. From
Quranic point of view At-Tawhid is the touch-stone of confirmation of
the Truth. Any phenomenon, information, system or concept that manifests the
Doctrine of At-Tawhid is Truth. The Essential Criterion of Truth is its
consistency and compatibility with the Doctrine of Tawhid. Anything that
contradicts At-Tawhid is False and Off-shoots of Jahiliyya
Tawhid or the assertion of God’s Unity is
to acknowledge that there is only one proper object of aspiration and worship.
But the modern world in the name of Development has brought up a great
multiplicity of Gods. These gods carry forward high-sounding development
Jargons like Democracy, Autocracy,
Management, Modernization, Globalization, Secularism, Communism, Nationalism, Fascism,
Humanism, and many other ‘isms’ and ‘cies. All these are sacred to the
modern society and worshipped everywhere. Modern Science based exclusively on
materialistic philosophy has now become a tool for promotion of Corporate
Economy. And the Scientists instead of serving the common cause of humanity
exclusively serve their corporate Masters. Modern Scientific Research is not
meant for freedom and common welfare of mankind rather it aims at material and
spiritual enslavement of the overwhelming majority through establishment of
dominion of a handful of Corporate Giants.
Corporations and their Institutions have become powerful enough to extend its
vicious claws, teeth and nails to grasp global resources and tear off all
religious norms and values into shreds. The Sovereignty of Corporate Capital is
now all-out to replace the sovereignty of Allah. The Muslim Community the world
over also seems to have surrendered to the corporate atrocities and slipped far
away from the doctrine of Tawhid. Muslim
thinkers, scientists and researchers seems to have lost faith and confidence in Tawhid
and are now trying to hatch out a
compromising formula of integration between Western secularist approach and Tawhid.
They made a wrong diagnosis and have taken up
the cause for ‘Cure’ Parallels and partners to Allah [16:74] in violation of Tawhid.
The holy Quran does not permit of any materialistic approach towards cognition
of the objective reality and hence towards science and scientific endeavours.
The Quranic concept of science builds up on the Doctrine of Tawhid. It
upholds ethical and moral values in the process of integration of material and
spiritual aspects of human life.
If we look at the present world situation, we
find great coincidence with the situation stated in the verse 4:119 as under-
“I (Satan) will mislead them, I will create in
them false desires, I will order them to slit ears of t\he cattle, and to
deface the fair nature created by Allah. Whoever forsaking Allah takes Satan
for a friend, has of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest.” [Sura: An-Nisa Verse: 119].
so-called civilized countries of the West and the East are now all-out to
deface fair nature created by Allah to fulfill their material needs arising out
of false desires infused in them by the Satan in the name of development and
human welfare. And modern science has become the worst tools in their hands to
inflict on humanity a loss that is manifest in the form of war, bloodshed,
death, destruction and plunder.
of Scientific Knowledge now in the hands of the so-called civilized Western
World running madly after material interests, is being utilized for
transgressing the Universal Balance of Justice (Meezan) throughout the Globe
for supremacy and capturing worldly resources. In the present world situation
it is the divine duty of the Believers as Viceroy of Allah to acquire advanced
scientific knowledge and apply it for maintaining Balance of Justice for
survival of the humanity.
principal trend of the Western Science today, instead of revealing the logical
process of manifestations of the ultimate cause is now set to deny the very
cause itself. Late Prof. Stephen Hawking, the greatest scientific genius of the
21st Century has set the Laws of Physics against the Existence of God and
declared Him to be irrelevant and unnecessary in the light of his Hypothesis
of “Eternity of the Material Universe.” But it is very surprising that he forgot the
immensity of divine mercy and blessings in his own life. His entire life was
full of in-comprehensible miraculous divine mercies transcending all Laws of
Physics that set him so high in the scientific community in spite of all his
handicaps and physical limitations.
Oneness of Allah that is At-Tawhid reveals itself in unity and
interconnectedness of all terrestrial, extra-terrestrial, and cosmological
realities. Human History, his Nature and destiny, are closely related with the
greater cosmological structure. The Modern Science though philosophically
carries a trend of Western Atheism, none the less its discoveries pave the way to confirmation
of this Truth as an Essential and Integrated Component of “Al-Tawhid.”
in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not
in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human kind. [Albert
Einstein responding to Rabbi Herbert Goldstein]”
research can reduce superstition by encouraging people to think and view things
in terms of cause and effect. Certain it is that a conviction, akin to
religious feeling, of the rationality and intelligibility of the world lies
behind all scientific work of a higher order. This firm belief, a belief bound
up with a deep feeling, in a superior mind that reveals itself in the world of
experience, represents my conception of God. In common parlance this may be
described as ‘pantheistic’ (Spinoza).”
from the above Quotation Albert Einstein the Greatest scientific genius of the
modern era highly acclaimed Spinoza’s philosophy based on the concept of a
self-contented, morally passive creator who remains satisfied revealing himself
in incomprehensible beauty and diversities of nature and the universe having no
concern with the destiny and moral guidance of mankind as the focus of Divine
Creations. All human, religio-cultural and moral values will be trampled down
under the iron boots of corporate interests. But the Scientists will be safe
from divine punishment even for their crimes committed against humanity in the
service of their Corporate Masters.
case is different with the Islamic Concept of Tawhid-based Science and
morality. The Holy Quran integrates scientific knowledge with divine purpose of
creation of man and the universe. So from the stand point of the Holy Quran the
Scientific community must have a moral responsibility for maintaining Universal
Balance of justice (Meezan) to harmonize material and spiritual life of
the mankind as vicegerent of Allah on Earth. Muslim Scientists must inculcate Tawhid
–based norms and values in course of their Scientific Research or be held
responsible and be liable to divine chastisement for any deviation. And herein lies the difference between Tawhid-based
Scientific knowledge and western oriented Modern Science.
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