Causative Agent(S): A Qur’anic Perspective

Olodo Al-Shafi’i, Mohammed Muneer’deen (2015) Causative Agent(S): A Qur’anic Perspective. In: International Seminar on al - Quran in Contemporary Society, 10 - 11 October 2015, UniSZA.

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There has been a lot, more than enough, talks, readings and writings on the axiomic (i.e QaÌiyyah musallamah) scientific causative agent(s), from non-Muslim and Muslims alike. Much has also been said from an Islamic and a Muslim perspective. But the question remains whether or not the notion is totally rejected from the Qur’anic point of view, or it is totally approved. This paper discusses the notion, which sees the Qur’an as a model for anything and everything. Philosophy, Sciences, Technology, and Religion unanimously agree that anything and everything must have a cause, and hence all ‘causeds’ must have a source; philosophy is yet to substantively satisfy our quest, science is still struggling to allay our fears, technology is yet to convince our minds of its danger(s), and religion has not been fully allowed to freely proof its worth, where then lays the ‘causer’, the ‘medium’ and the ‘caused’? The paper accesses some philosophic notions of the causative agent(s) in the light of the Qur’anic interpretation of such. The major focus of the paper is basically on those Qur’anic verses and instances, which are of relevance to ‘cause’ and ‘effect’; it submits that ‘the Philosophic notion of the causative agent(s) without exploring the religious evidence is unfounded, if not an hoax.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
Divisions: Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2020 03:41
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 02:36

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