Kazi Wadud Nawaz, New Age Islam
04 April 2020
Kalima-e- Tayyeba,“La Ilaha Illallahu Muhammadur Rasulullah” that there is no deity except Allah and Muhammed (pbuh) is His
Messenger”, is the Monotheistic declaration of Tawhid in Islamic Faith. It
builds up the foundation of the most fundamental world-view Allah has
prescribed for mankind on earth.
It has two parts. The first part
demands absolute obedience to Allah’s Sovereignty and the second part sets a
living ideological model and a purposeful practical orientation of Human life.
The essence of this Kalima lies in
unconditional surrender to Allah’s Dominion –and absolute obedience to the
doctrine of At-Tawhid encompassing both nature and, individual and collective
life of mankind. These divine rules and regulations that determine the ultimate
nature of things are unchangeable and form the foundation of scientific
At-Tawhid as foundation of Islamic
World-view is a Revelation and not a concept developed through historical
process of cultural traditions or through philosophical speculations. At-Tawhid
as unity or Oneness of Allah proclaims Uniqueness of divine attributes which
does not resemble any of His Creation in appearance, manifestations and
Divine Governance of the three or
multi-dimensional universe, terrestrial and extra-terrestrial realities all
come under the purview of At-Tawhid.
The Holy Quran in the
Verses14(24-25-26-27 has expressly outlined the scope and significance of this
Kalima as under:
“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.”
This Kalima, that proclaims Al-Tawhid
as the General Law of Universal Governing System, is the Firmest Word on earth
manifesting itself in the Evolutionary Process of Divine Creation. It 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.
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. All Divine attributes are Unique. These collectively unify to focus
on a Unique Singularity that manifests in the Doctrine of At-Tawhid. Allah
(SWT) has designed and organized His entire creation on the Principles of
Tawhid. And all His creations follow consciously or unconsciously, voluntarily
or under compulsion, this Doctrine of Tawhid. So He wants the life of His
servants be organized on the basis of this Philosophy.
Allah’s knowledge encompasses
everything in the heavens and the earth. 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. Modern 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.
Verses of The Holy Quran:
“So do not strike any similitudes 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.”
Ref Verse [43:32] that says:
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”
The 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 truth.
Modern 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 space.
Mr. Zakir Naik’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 even for any
great scientific genius of the modern era to keep abreast the general
orientation and specific trends of modern scientific development.
The divine 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 .
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. As for him 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.
an 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,
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 purpose!!
The very concept is perfectly in tune
with the materialistic philosophy which treats matter as self-sustaining and
denies any role of the creator.
But 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
The Holy Quran in the verses given
below has clearly refuted and castigated such materialistic assertion:
“The Originator of the Heavens and the
Earth: when decreeth a matter then He Said to it “Be” and “it is”
“Were 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” [55:29]
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
materialist 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. The 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 succumbed to the corporate doctrine and slipped far away from the
doctrine of Al- Tawhid.
Muslim thinkers, scientists and researchers
also seems to have lost faith and
confidence in Tawhid and are now on the
way to adopt a hypocritical line of action. They are now trying to hatch out a
compromising formula of integration between Western secular approach and
Al-Tawhid. They made a wrong diagnosis and have taken up the ‘cause’ for ‘Cure’
and consciously or unconsciously have set up lot of parallels and partners to
Allah [16:74] in violation of Tawhid. The greatest blunder committed by the
Muslim community in this respect is to have been engaged in corruption in the
form of Money Laundering and Illegal transfer of national resources with the
enemies of Islam particularly with the Jews in violation of the Quranic
Instructions and warning. But if you do not
(give it up Riba), then listen to the declaration of war from Allah and His
Messenger. However, if you repent, yours is your principal. Neither wrong, nor
be wronged. [ verses2:279].
point of view Riba does not mean usury only. It encompasses all sorts of
corruption related to financial management of the state including smuggling of
national resources and money laundering. Usury is only a small component of an
all-embracing financial corruption eroding the very foundation of national economy.
Instead of using the available national resources in scientific research and
development for the benefit of Muslim Umma, the rulers of so-called Muslim
countries all over the world, hand it over to their enemies for personal and
group interests. Such illegal transfer of wealth and brain-drain, inhibit their
institutional and intellectual development in science and technology. Along
with transfer of wealth, the means and initiative for scientific development
and moral values are also bartered as ransom for their support towards betrayal
holy Quran does not permit of any materialistic approach towards cognition of
the objective reality and hence towards science and scientific endeavors. 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.
The Holy Quran and the Universe are two
complimentary Books of Revelation. Both are written with the mightiest pen of
the same Omniscient Author and hence are bound to be compatible with each
A scientist however great a genius he
might be, has his own limitation in time and space. A scientific discovery
however revolutionary it might seem, unveils only a relative truth likely to be
changed and modified step by step in future just to attain a higher level of
understanding of the reality. Theories might change to come closer and closer
to the Ultimate Reality in an endless spiral of evolutionary process of
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
The 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.
The weapon 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.
The 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.
Unity or 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.”
The following two quotes from Albert
Einstein has amply clarified his philosophical views on science and religion:
“I believe 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]”
“Scientific 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).”
As evident from the above
Quotations 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. Let all human, religio-cultural and moral values be trampled down
under the iron boots of corporate interests. But come what may, the scientists
will be safe from divine punishment even after committing horrendous crimes
against humanity in the service of their Corporate Masters!!
But the 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 here in lies the difference between
Tawhid-based Scientific knowledge and Western oriented Modern Science.
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Dear Mr. Ayena , I
have already responded to the message you transmitted in the last stanza of
your comment. Now before going into the details of
your comment I feel incumbent to clarify that I referred only to the last parliamentary
election under the BJP Government. Brute majority in the parliament has given BJP
a scope for “Sangho –Karon” of Indian Constitution and Electoral Process and
turning tides of the history through undermining and vilification of great
Indian heroes of the past.
tell you frankly, your comment impregnated with ravings and balderdash sounded
like a delirious message from lunatic asylum at Ranchi. But it clearly exposed
your political identity as a fanatic Hindu Chauvinist who discovers Gold in the
milk of Indian cows, Nuclear Arsenal at arrow head of Arjun, panacea in the
urine of Indian cows and possibility of introduction of plastic surgery to fix up the head of God Ganesh in
mythological era. What a wonderful discovery of the “Sangho Paribar” in the 21st
have put Muslims and Indian communists within the same bracket. This shows the
depth of your knowledge on political philosophy. Materialism and Idealism, Theism and Atheism,
Marxism and Islamic philosophy are all alike. Only a downright Idiot can say
like this. But hats off to the leftist parties of India they did not allow
themselves to be swept away by the emotional surge of the religious fanaticism.
They took a principled political stand and did
not run after cheap popular votes like other
parties resorting to religious opportunism and nominating non-political Media show pieces of Cine World. Today or tomorrow
the Indian people will realize their mistakes and break off the shackles of
comment has made it crystal- clear how scanty your knowledge on the history of
Western and Islamic Science is! Science is not a property of any person or any country It is the common
heritage of mankind. History says Muslim scientists of the past had been
greatly benefited by Greek scientific and Philosophical thought and western
science had been greatly enriched through contribution of Muslim Scientists. Science does not have any
religious hue. Islamic Science clearly differs from Western science on the Question of Methodology. The Holy Quran is
not a Book of Science but constitutes the philosophical foundation of all
seems the butcher Israel and Zionism are your Idol state and religion. This is
obvious. Since Hindu Chauvinism might
have entered in to close political and cultural alliance with Zionism against Muslims
of the world in general and sub-continent in particular as part of Geopolitical
Strategy in South-east Asia.
I would request you to please edit your comment for grammatical mistakes. Thanks
you for your advice for learning from Indian democracy. I fully agree with you
that the present day rulers of Muslim States andtheir Governing systems
are all very bad. So they should learn
from Indian Democracy. But the last Parliamentary Election has
clearly exposed the reality of Indian Democracy. Now let us see what
extra-ordinary Curricula they have in stock for us:
Absolute Corporate Domination of the
Whole Election process.
Harnessing Law-enforcing Agencies in
favor of the ruling party.
Harnessing judiciary in favour of
the Ruling party.
Harnessing Election Commission in
favor of the ruling party.
State Sponsored hooliganism and polling
Instigating communal hatred and exploiting people’s
ignorance and religious sentiment to increase vote-bank.
Absolute Control of the Corporate
Media and manufacturing fictions to build up false image of the leadership.
Nominating Media Show pieces instead
of veteran political figure at the center and state-level.
Religious Caricature, mockery, duplicity
and hypocrisy of the leaders of principal political parties at
center during Electionand state level.
Patronizing demolition of Democratic
Institutions and depriving people of
their electoral rights in the neighboring countries.
11.Horse-Trading at centre and state level.
don’t hesitate to include something more in case of any omission.
Dear Aayina, Thank you for your comment. I would
request you to please go through the article thoroughly once again. Then you
will understand that the Article is not a by-product of writer's jealousy
towards Western science. It is not a question of jealousy or hatred towards
anything or anybody but it is the question of philosophical principle,
methodology and world out-look. My first and foremost identity is that, I
am a Muslim. I certainly believe in Unity of Allah and Divinity of the Holy
Quran. The article is no-doubt a faith -based Metaphysical article -a
sincere attempt on the part of a believer to integrate science and Religion. In
this connection I would like to draw your attention to the following Quotation
of Albert Einstein-
"-------------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."