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The universal paradigm and the Islamic world-system; economy, society, ethics and science.


The universal paradigm and the Islamic world-system; economy, society, ethics and science.

Choudhury, Masudul Alam.

World Scientific


169 pages




Choudhury (Sultan Qaboos U., Oman) defines The Universal Paradigm as the ultimate core of knowledge and epistemology, which then necessarily embraces all aspects of life, and demonstrates the unity and relatedness between everything from the smallest to the largest. In Islam, he explains, this is expressed by the term tawid, usually translated as the unity of God or unity of creation--each implying the other. He shows how this plays out in such arenas as consciousness, economics and finances, technology, and the illogical basis of interest rates.

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