Nature of Monotheism in Koranic Thought

Author: Choudhury, Masudul Alam
In our western systems there is opposition between the good for the self and the good for the other. In a parallel way, the good of one nation involves losses by another nation. This book shows how the Qur’an can overcome these oppositions.


“Basic to monotheistic religion is the search for unity in all its senses. God has been separated from humans. Humans have been separated from each other. Humans have been separated from material nature ... In this work, Dr. Masud Choudhury continues the quest for unity. Basing himself on the Qur’an, he examines how science and religious faith can be conciliated using epistemological tools. The supposed opposition between science and religion has long been accepted as a given in many academic circles. Dr. Choudhury is an exception in offering an original approach that explicitly begins with quotations from the Qur’an and then uses conventional economic tools and formulas that enable him to integrate economic science and religious faith ... In approach the one human act of spending can involve self actualization in both the spiritual and material sense, while, at the same time, involving positive actualization of the whole community. Each act then becomes a step towards the great unity called for in the Qur’an.” – (from the Foreword) Dr. Rev. Gregory Macleod, Professor Emeritus, Order of Canada,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

Foreword by Gregory Macleod
List of Figures
1. Tawhid, Sunnah and the Legal Foundations of the Islamic Economic and Social Order
2. The Epistemological Foundations of a Theory of Justice in Islam
3. The Epistemological Foundation of the Hereafter in the Islamic Socio-Scientific Order
4. The Epistemology of Rational Behaviour in Islam
5. The Tawhidi Essence of Social Well-Being
6. The Epistemological Foundations of Islamic Socio-Scientific Thought
7. The Tawhidi Field Concept in Action in the Socio-Scientific Order
8. The Relationship Between Temporal and Supreme Felicity
9. The Epistemology of Islamic Social Contract
10. Conclusion: Main Attributes of Belief Formation in Islamic Socio-Scientific Domain
Notes and References