Friday, October 17, 2014

Spirituality and Science - the twain will surely meet

Based on my reading of two books, one on Spirituality and the other on Science, I have tried to reflect and arrive at a common thread. This is a humble attempt to show that with latest development in Quantum Science, the age old Spiritual truths are being validated by modern Science.

In Sehrullah 1435 H I had made a slide share presentation titled - Rabbil 'Alamin - Lord of the Universes ( )      based on my reading of the Book by Robert Lanza M.D., Scientist and author of Biocentrism, and the reading of String Field Theory and the video ' From Universe to Multiverse' by Dr. Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and co- founder of String Field Theory and at the same time reflecting on the age old Spiritual Truths.

Interestingly in the last 30 years, with rapid advance in Scientific knowledge, many earlier theories have been discarded, and new scientific evidences are rediscovering the Spiritual Truths.

If one is to read the scientific works and the quotes of Scientists like Freund, Robert Lanza, Eugene Wigner, Steven Weinberg, Mani Bhowmik and host of others, you will start wondering - is it Science or Spirituality that they are dwelling upon.

Quantum Entanglement Theory proves that photons can get entangled at long distances, so the question arises - if photons can do it, why not highly evolved souls ?

The talk of an 'Observer' by a Scientist is another interesting aspect.

Scientists are talking of Parallel Universes based on hard Scientific facts, they are talking of higher dimensions, beyond. The usual four dimensions.

According to Freund ' the laws of Nature, become simpler and more elegant, when expressed in higher dimensions space time.

Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, a physicist popularly known as Dr. Quantum says " it boils down to this that - the Universe does not exist, without a perceiver of the Universe.

Quantum physics has proven that matter and energy are different manifestation of one indivisible energy field. Every thing is leading to ONE, and if one has Spiritual knowledge, it becomes quite interesting to know that Spirituality is being validated by Science in some areas of knowledge.

Now this taffakur is based on my little understanding derived from one Scientific Book and another Spiritual Book. I know not if my surmise is correct or flawed, but in the least it has awakened in me the thirst of knowledge - to know and understand true Tawheed - Oneness.

Book: An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines by Sayyed Hossain Nasr

Book : Hyper space -  A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time wraps and Tenth Dimensions by Dr. Michio Kaku.

Dr. Michio Kaku is a world renowned physicist and co founder of String Theory.

The theorising of ten dimensions based on scientific facts, made me reflect on the Spiritual knowledge that has been around for ages.

Starting long back into history - the emerald tablets of Hermes circa 3500 BC proclaiming 'As above - So below' Plotinus 205 to 270 BC and his theory of Emanation as written down in Enneads - ' good diffuses itself' followed by great Islamic philosophers like Farabi - Bu Ali Sina - Rumi just to name a few. The New Age Thinkers of our modern times. Thus Spirituality has a glowing past, only after the Industrial Revolution and rise of Darwinism, it was overshadowed for nearly two centuries, but in the past 30 - 40 years it is gaining recognition, and a few of the modern Scientists have to be thanked for this.

 According to Dr. Michio Kaku the advantage of ten dimensional space , is that we have enough room to accommodate all the four fundamental forces of the Universe - namely

The Electromagnetic Force
The strong Nuclear Force
The week Nuclear Force (decay)
The Gravitation Force

According to Modern Scientists everything is energy vibrating in ten dimensional space time.

Now I quote from the Book by Sayyed Hossain Nasr.

' According to Ikhwan - the creation of the Universe, beginning with the Creator, descending through the multiple States of Being and ending with the terrestrial creatures, whose final link is Man, is outlined in the following manner.

1. Creator ( Mubd Haq Subhanahu) Who is ONE - ETERNAL - PERMANENT

2. Intellect ( 'aql ) which is of two kinds - innate and acquired

3. Soul (naffs) which has three species - vegetative, animal and rational

4. Matter ( hayula 'ala ) which is of four kinds - matter artefacts, physical matter, universal matter and original matter.

5. Nature ( tabi'ah 'ala) which is of five kinds - celestial nature and the four elemental nature.

6. Body (Jism) which has six directions

7 The Sphere - which has seven planets

8. The elements - which have eight qualities

9. Beings of this world

10. The Tenth Intellect - Observer Moulana 'Ashir
  (Sayedi Sadikali saheb says ' Jehne duniya ya na hawala chhe)

Science is now talking of energy vibrating through ten dimensions of time and space, fields of potentiality, trying to understand and coming near the Spiritual truths.

Quantum physics defines the field as invisible moving forces that influence the physical realm. In fact reality is nothing but waves of possibility we have ' observed' in form.

Excerpts from the Chapter : Entering the fifth dimension.
On the theory of higher dimensions by Georg Reiman (19th Centrury) Freund reminds us that the energy necessary to probe the tenth dimension is a quadrillion times larger than the energy that can be produced by our largest atom smasher !!

According to this theory , before the Big Bang, our cosmos was actually a perfect ten dimensional universe, a world where inter dimensional travel was possible ( I am really wondering are they talking of A'lam ul Ibda )

However, this ten dimensional world was unstable ( this made me pause and reflect on the Nashihat of Sayedi Sadikali Saheb as to what transpired in A'lam ul Ibda, he in very simple understandable language states, what happened and more important why it had to happen ) and eventually it  ' cracked' in two creating two separate Universes. (Here I have reservations on 'cracked' from what little knowledge I have acquired ' it was eased out' Burhanuddin Moula in one Vaaz farmayu, ' woh to' roohani a'lam chhe, wahan kem rehvaye,hubbut vaqe thayu' ....) a four and six dimensional Universe.

The Universe in which we live was born in that cosmic cataclysm. (our four dimensional Universe - are they talking of 6-7-8 & 9 hudoods of A'lam ul Ibda) expanded explosively ( in earlier articles I have written in detail about Big Bang - it was not Bang Bang a term coined in jest, but correctly it was easing out of the roohani Palorama and the rehmat and shafaqat of Moula 'Ashir - the Tenth Intellect )

While our twin six dimensional universe contracted violently, until it shrank to almost infinitesimal size. ( five Ukool sabeta and tenth Intelligence Moulana Ashir - this is my understanding, I may be wrong. I am not sure of the contraction part, but alam ul Ibda has ten hudoods. The beings with them in their respective paleroma is a different aspect)

This theory predicts that the Universe that has curled up into a six dimensional ball, that is too small to be observed ( my understanding is that it is too high high whereas our Universe is too far below)

One important thing that this theory postulates is that this six dimensional Universe, far from being useless appendage to our world, may ultimately be our salvation. ( Hurrah ! this makes perfect sense to me - are the scientists talking of 'Maad' - the return )

Freund chuckles, when asked when we will be able to see these higher dimensions. We cannot see these higher dimensions, because they have curled up (really ? ) into a tiny ball, so small that  they can no longer be detected.

According to Kaluza -  Klein theory, the size of these curled up dimensions in called the Plank length 4 which is 100 billion billion times smaller than the proton, to small to be probed by even our largest atom smasher

Another reality that Science has confirmed. Our brain receives 400 billion bits of information each second. To give an idea how much information that is - consider this. It would take nearly 6,00, 000 average size books to print 400 billion zeros.
Now this is reality.

But we on average are taking only 2000 measly bits of information each second - we are narrowing down to what suits us, what we are comfortable with. ( Book Ref: E SQuared by Pam Gout )

Now with such candid acceptance of Higher Unseen Force, ten dimensional vibration, quantum fields, Science has mellowed, and is accepting Spirituality as the only gateway to know the real truth, which we call Haqaiq.

In years to come all those Scientists who are working enthusiastically in their respective fields, are bound to succeed if they are of firm belief that all knowledge comes from the ONE. It is Allah who Willed His Source to be seen.

I end by the quote from Neale Donald Walsch - one of the most influential Modern Age Thinker.

' But the day I realised that my soul could be more than a concept, and was instead an actual functioning, practical, meaningful and useful part of my day to day existence, was in fact the most exiting and rewarding day of my life.

It entirely changed the way I looked at myself and everything that happened to me. '

' Your soul doesn't care what you do for a living - and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you are being, while you are doing whatever you are doing'

Fal hamdo, wa shukro, alba hazihil naimat al Jalila.

Milad Mubarak of Sayedna Taher Saifuddin Moula
27th Zilkad 1435 - Sunday 21st Sept

Note received from Bhai Mohammad Rangoonwala on the above subject vide e mail dated 14-10-2014

Creator is AĆ”shir e mudabbir. The soul cares for us  and  at times it has  to be cared by us. This means we have to  learn to know the difference between halal and haram. The Shariah enacted by Rasulullah based on inputs he had from Allah is the most computerised way to return.

The modern science or spiritual science does not believe in Saheb. So it gets messed up in its theory although they realise what is what the way you arrive at the end of your article.  but they miss Saheb.. Tawheed ehne keh chhe je chhe khudana muka , garchey khuda nathi ye pan janiye kkhuda chhe..

 Scientist should read this Ayat of Quran in Surah Al Rehman: Ya  maasharal Jinne wal Inse enistaĆ”tum antanfudhu min aqtarissamawate wal ardhe, fan fudhu, la tanfudhu illa besultaan..O, folks of mankind and supernatural being, if you have ability to get out of the borders of skies and earths, go, but you can never go, until and unless you have saheb ( who is only one among you.)


Yousuf said...

Salaam Asghar uncle,

Must say, this is one of the most concise yet rich posts I've come across on the Web in a long time. Kudos to you for putting up such thought-provoking mines of knowledge in such a deft manner that makes it easy to consume. Khuda tamare jazaa e khair ata'a kare.

Indeed, the Afterlife or Aalam e Ibda'a does exist and recognition and love of The One Who Will Take Us There is essential for it. Not just quantum physicists but mathematicians and logicians of all time have been convinced about this.

In fact, it's not a surprise that all 5 of the world's most important and influential logicians of all time as per Encyclopaedia Britannica are convinced theists. They are Socrates, Aristtle, Avicenna, Gottlieb Frege and Kurt Godel.

In fact, Godel - Einstein's friend, contemporary and icon had famously remarked - "Of course, such a thing as the Afterlife does exist. If the world is built on rational premises and it seems it is, then such a notion (as the Afterlife) is entirely consistent with known facts. And it is a world that modern science does not even have an inkling of."

He had also said in the same context - "I like Islam. It is consistent and open-minded".

But what is this world and how do we get there? As all auliyaah entrusted with the responsibility of salvation of our souls have said - they know the way.

As Plato - known as Aflatoon in Arabic - wrote as a dictation from Socrates, "And then the Tenth Craftsman created the World and put it in the form of a riddle and puzzle for us to figure so we know where we came from, so we know that we too were there but fell due to our sins. And before He - the Tenth Craftsman - breathed life into this world, He put the World Soul at the centre of the planet, the centre of the Universe. This World Soul is the Lovable One. This World Soul is from whom all things emanate and all must and will return."

Husainee Plumber said...


A very intresting post. Recent scientific developments have helped us understand some of the metaphysical states which quran and imams(as).
Thank you for sharing this.

Where can i get the book by sayed nasr.

MIND MINTS said...

Sayed Hussain Nasr books are available on Amazon. Thanks for the comment