Monotheism Applied to Social Issues in the Koran

Author: Choudhury, Masudul Alam
Year:2006
Pages:452
ISBN:0-7734-6029-2
978-0-7734-6029-4
Price:279.95
A defining theme of this work is the importance of Shuratic process, ‘identical to epistemic-ontic circular causation and a continuity model of unified reality.’ How the religious and moral person can actualize Tawhidic principles in scientific inquiry and scholarship, as well as in daily life.

Reviews

“This book is truly a scientific work for both the Muslim and non-Muslim intellectual worlds. Professor Masudul Alam Choudhury brings the reader to the basis of true knowledge. This is oneness of God. Thus both Muslim and non-Muslim intellectuals will benefit from researching in this work. In the sphere of acquisition of knowledge there is no barrier for any culture and civilization. All are uniformly seeking the truth. In doing so, there will arise differences of opinions. Intellectual contributions are open to intellectual and investigative inquiry. I do believe that inter-communications between different cultures and peoples are badly needed today. The dialogue of civilization cannot be neglected any longer ... Writing a treatise of reference for the scientific community of both the East and the West is not an easy task. This book should therefore enter open discussion, not only in Canada, but also for a long time to come among intellectuals in the West and the East ...” – (from Foreword I) Professor Tarmizi Taher, Az-Zahra Islamic University, Indonesia

“A defining theme of this work is the importance of Shuratic process, ‘identical to epistemic-ontic circular causation and a continuity model of unified reality.’ How the religious and moral person can actualize Tawhidic principles in scientific inquiry and scholarship, as well as in daily life, is of both intellectual and practical concern to Dr. Choudhury’s exploration. In that quest, this volume does much to reverse the neglect of epistemology in contemporary Islamic scholarship. There are lessons in these arguments not only for followers of Islam, but for a wider modern audience that senses we have somehow drifted off-center ...” – (from Foreword II) Professor Jacqueline Thayer Scott, University College of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

“ ... This book is a thorough epistemological inquiry of socio-scientific phenomenology premised solely on the Oneness of God. It shows how the Qur’an associates this cardinal principle of divine oneness with the episteme of unity of knowledge, and form that the work describes pervasively learning world-systems that are unified in all details … This is a rendering to all people and scholarships. It presents unique truth in the framework of unity of divine knowledge, and that too in the most rigorous of scientific analysis with a vastly comparative study. This work will be of interest to all serious researchers and scholars in every shade of intellectual persuasion globally speaking and for a long time.” – Professor Uner Turgay, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Table of Contents

Dedication
Foreword I by Tarmizi Taher
Foreword II by Jacqueline Scott Thayer
List of Figures
Table
Introduction
1. Universal Intra-Systemic and Inter-Systemic Integration in the Tawhidi Worldview
2. The Criterion of Power and Security in the Qur’anic Context
3. The Qur’anic Precept of Just Balance as an Element of the Tawhidi Worldview
4. Creational Worldview of Tawhid
5. Stability, Growth and Wellbeing along the Tawhidi Nexus
6. Tawhidi Versus Non-Tawhidi Socio-Scientific Order: A Critical Examination
7. The Completeness of Tawhidi Knowledge
8. The Contrast Between Tawhidi Worldview and Non-Tawhidi Perception
Notes and References
Index