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The Importance of Inter-causal Symbolism in Meta-science of Tawhid

  • Masudul Alam Choudhury
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Abstract

Total wellbeing is realized only in the Hereafter. The ever-changing wellbeing functions corresponding to all matters of the world-system are simulated along the evolutionary learning events in continuum of historical consciousness from aye to eternity. The similitude of worldly experiences is maintained in the Hereafter in their optimal and steady-state equilibrium attainment of excellence in Heaven and the most degraded levels of perdition in Hell. Such is the blissful and contrary states expected of total wellbeing in the final fulfilment of Heavenly excellence. In this state, unlike the case of a learning mix of attaining Truth while progressively avoiding Falsehood (bad and evil) in the world-system, the total wellbeing of Heaven is perfectly independent and disjoint from the criterion of perdition in Hell. Thereafter, the two criteria—of Truth and Falsehood reach their independent states of evolution in these two cases, respectively. Consequently, there is no unattained state of optimality in knowledge and ‘de-knowledge’. Heaven and Hell are thereby real physical states to be embedded in the optimality and steady-state equilibrium of knowledge and ‘de-knowledge’ in the Hereafter, respectively. Because the moral-material states are attained monotonically, increasing for knowledge embedding, decreasing for ‘de-knowledge’ embedding of abstracto-empirical forms, therefore, the optimal and steady-state embedding of knowledge in Heaven and of ‘de-knowledge’ in Hell mean that such states are physical states of total reality. They are not mere mental states, which Iqbal referred to as human ego (Iqbal 1934).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masudul Alam Choudhury
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  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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