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"Interface With Islam" by Navid Masud


In 1982 a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn't matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart. Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. The problem with this feat is that it violates Einstein's long-held tenet that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. Since traveling faster than the speed of light is tantamount to breaking the time barrier, this daunting prospect has caused some physicists to try to come up with elaborate ways to explain away Aspect's findings.

But it has inspired others to offer even more radical explanations. University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect's findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram. To understand why Bohm makes this startling assertion, one must first understand a little about holograms. A hologram is a three- dimensional photograph made with the aid of a laser. To make a hologram, the object to be photographed is first bathed in the light of a laser beam. Then a second laser beam is bounced off the reflected light of the first and the resulting interference pattern (the area where the two laser beams commingle) is captured on film. When the film is developed, it looks like a meaningless swirl of light and dark lines. But as soon as the developed film is illuminated by another laser beam, a three-dimensional image of the original object appears.

The three-dimensionality of such images is not the only remarkable characteristic of holograms. If a hologram of a rose is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser, each half will still be found to contain the entire image of the rose. Indeed, even if the halves are divided again, each snippet of film will always be found to contain a smaller but intact version of the original image. Unlike normal photographs, every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole. The "whole in every part" nature of a hologram provides us with an entirely new way of understanding organization and order. For most of its history, Western science has labored under the bias that the best way to understand a physical phenomenon, whether a frog or an atom, is to dissect it and study its respective parts. A hologram teaches us that some things in the universe may not lend themselves to this approach. If we try to take apart something constructed holographically, we will not get the pieces of which it is made, we will only get smaller wholes.

This insight suggested to Bohm another way of understanding Aspect's discovery. Bohm believes the reason subatomic particles are able to remain in contact with one another regardless of the distance separating them is not because they are sending some sort of mysterious signal back and forth, but because their separateness is an illusion. He argues that at some deeper level of reality such particles are not individual entities, but are actually extensions of the same fundamental something. To enable people to better visualize what he means, Bohm offers the following illustration. Imagine an aquarium containing a fish. Imagine also that you are unable to see the aquarium directly and your knowledge about it and what it contains comes from two television cameras, one directed at the aquarium's front and the other directed at its side. As you stare at the two television monitors, you might assume that the fish on each of the screens are separate entities. After all, because the cameras are set at different angles, each of the images will be slightly different. But as you continue to watch the two fish, you will eventually become aware that there is a certain relationship between them. When one turns, the other also makes a slightly different but corresponding turn; when one faces the front, the other always faces toward the side. If you remain unaware of the full scope of the situation, you might even conclude that the fish must be instantaneously communicating with one another, but this is clearly not the case.

This, says Bohm, is precisely what is going on between the subatomic particles in Aspect's experiment. According to Bohm, the apparent faster-than-light connection between subatomic particles is really telling us that there is a deeper level of reality we are not privy to, a more complex dimension beyond our own that is analogous to the aquarium. And, he adds, we view objects such as subatomic particles as separate from one another because we are seeing only a portion of their reality. Such particles are not separate "parts", but facets of a deeper and more underlying unity that is ultimately as holographic and indivisible as the previously mentioned rose. And since everything in physical reality is comprised of these "eidolons", the universe is itself a projection, a hologram. In addition to its phantom-like nature, such a universe would possess other rather startling features.

If the apparent separateness of subatomic particles is illusory, it means that at a deeper level of reality all things in the universe are infinitely interconnected. The electrons in a carbon atom in the human brain are connected to the subatomic particles that comprise every salmon that swims, every heart that beats, and every star that shimmers in the sky. Everything interpenetrates everything, and although human nature may seek to categorize and pigeonhole and subdivide, the various phenomena of the universe, all apportionments are of necessity artificial and all of nature is ultimately a seamless web. In a holographic universe, even time and space could no longer be viewed as fundamentals. Because concepts such as location break down in a universe in which nothing is truly separate from anything else, time and three-dimensional space, like the images of the fish on the TV monitors, would also have to be viewed as projections of this deeper order.

At its deeper level reality is a sort of super-hologram in which the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. This suggests that given the proper tools it might even be possible to someday reach into the super-holographic level of reality and pluck out scenes from the long-forgotten past. What else the super-hologram contains is an open-ended question. Allowing, for the sake of argument, that the super-hologram is at the very least it contains every subatomic particle that has been or will be - every configuration of matter and energy that is possible, from snowflakes to quasars, from blue whales to gamma rays. It must be seen as a sort of cosmic storehouse of "All That Is."

Although Bohm concedes that we have no way of knowing what else might lie hidden in the super-hologram, he does venture to say that we have no reason to assume it does not contain more. Or as he puts it, perhaps the super-holographic level of reality is a "mere stage" beyond which lies "an infinity of further development". Bohm is not the only researcher who has found evidence that the universe is a hologram.

Working independently in the field of brain research, Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram has also become persuaded of the holographic nature of reality. Pribram was drawn to the holographic model by the puzzle of how and where memories are stored in the brain. For decades numerous studies have shown that rather than being confined to a specific location, memories are dispersed throughout the brain. In a series of landmark experiments in the 1920s, brain scientist Karl Lashley found that no matter what portion of a rat's brain he removed he was unable to eradicate its memory of how to perform complex tasks it had learned prior to surgery. The only problem was that no one was able to come up with a mechanism that might explain this curious "whole in every part" nature of memory storage.

Then in the 1960s Pribram encountered the concept of holography and realized he had found the explanation brain scientists had been looking for. Pribram believes memories are encoded not in neurons, or small groupings of neurons, but in patterns of nerve impulses that criss-cross the entire brain in the same way that patterns of laser light interference criss-cross the entire area of a piece of film containing a holographic image. In other words, Pribram believes the brain is itself a hologram. Pribram's theory also explains how the human brain can store so many memories in so little space. It has been estimated that the human brain has the capacity to memorize something on the order of 10 billion bits of information during the average human lifetime (or roughly the same amount of information contained in five sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica).

Similarly, it has been discovered that in addition to their other capabilities, holograms possess an astounding capacity for information storage: simply by changing the angle at which the two lasers strike a piece of photographic film, it is possible to record many different images on the same surface. It has been demonstrated that one cubic centimetre of film can hold as many as 10 billion bits of information. Our uncanny ability to quickly retrieve whatever information we need from the enormous store of our memories becomes more understandable if the brain functions according to holographic principles. If a friend asks you to tell him what comes to mind when he says the word "zebra", you do not have to clumsily sort back through some gigantic and cerebral alphabetic file to arrive at an answer. Instead, associations like "striped", "horse-like", and "animal native to Africa" all pop into your head instantly. Indeed, one of the most amazing things about the human thinking process is that every piece of information seems instantly cross-correlated with every other piece of information; another feature intrinsic to the hologram. Because every portion of a hologram is infinitely interconnected with every other portion, it is perhaps nature's supreme example of a cross-correlated system.

The storage of memory is not the only neurophysiological puzzle that becomes more tractable in light of Pribram's holographic model of the brain. Another is how the brain is able to translate the avalanche of frequencies it receives via the senses (light frequencies, sound frequencies, and so on) into the concrete world of our perceptions. Encoding and decoding frequencies is precisely what a hologram does best. Just as a hologram functions as a sort of lens, a translating device able to convert an apparently meaningless blur of frequencies into a coherent image, Pribram believes the brain also comprises a lens and uses holographic principles to mathematically convert the frequencies it receives through the senses into the inner world of our perceptions.

An impressive body of evidence suggests that the brain uses holographic principles to perform its operations. Pribram's theory, in fact, has gained increasing support among neurophysiologists. Argentinean-Italian researcher Hugo Zucarelli recently extended the holographic model into the world of acoustic phenomena. Puzzled by the fact that humans can locate the source of sounds without moving their heads, even if they only possess hearing in one ear, Zucarelli discovered that holographic principles can explain this ability.

It has been found that each of our senses is sensitive to a much broader range of frequencies than was previously suspected. Researchers have discovered, for instance, that our visual systems are sensitive to sound frequencies, that our sense of smell is in part dependent on what are now called "osmic frequencies", and that even the cells in our bodies are sensitive to a broad range of frequencies. Such findings suggest that it is only in the holographic domain of consciousness that such frequencies are sorted out and divided up into conventional perceptions. But the most mind-boggling aspect of Pribram's holographic model of the brain is what happens when it is put together with Bohm's theory. For if the concreteness of the world is but a secondary reality and what is "there" is actually a holographic blur of frequencies, and if the brain is also a hologram and only selects some of the frequencies out of this blur and mathematically transforms them into sensory perceptions, what becomes of objective reality? Put quite simply, it ceases to exist.

As the religions of the East have long upheld, the material world is an illusion, and although we may think we are physical beings moving through a physical world, this too is an illusion. We are really "receivers" floating through a kaleidoscopic sea of frequency, and what we extract from this sea and transmogrify into physical reality is but one channel from many extracted out of the super-hologram. This striking new picture of reality, the synthesis of Bohm and Pribram's views, has come to be called the holographic paradigm, and although many scientists have greeted it with skepticism, it has galvanized others. A small but growing group of researchers believe it may be the most accurate model of reality science has arrived at thus far.

In a universe in which individual brains are actually indivisible portions of the greater hologram and everything is infinitely interconnected, Revelation may merely be the accessing of the holographic level. If the mind is actually part of a continuum, a labyrinth that is connected not only to every other mind that exists or has existed, but to every atom, organism, and region in the vastness of space and time itself, the fact that it is able to occasionally make forays into the labyrinth and have transpersonal experiences no longer seems so strange.

The holographic paradigm also has implications for so-called hard sciences like biology. Keith Floyd, a psychologist at Virginia Intermont College, has pointed out that if the concreteness of reality is but a holographic illusion, it would no longer be true to say the brain produces consciousness. Rather, it is consciousness that creates the appearance of the brain as well as the body and everything else around us we interpret as physical. Such a turnabout in the way we view biological structures has caused researchers to point out that medicine and our understanding of the healing process could also be transformed by the holographic paradigm. If the apparent physical structure of the body is but a holographic projection of consciousness, it becomes clear that each of us is much more responsible for our health than current medical wisdom allows. What we now view as miraculous remissions of disease may actually be due to changes in consciousness which in turn effect changes in the hologram of the body. Similarly, controversial new healing techniques such as visualization may work so well because in the holographic domain of thought images are ultimately as real as "reality". Even visions and experiences involving "non-ordinary" reality become explainable under the holographic paradigm. In his book "Gifts of Unknown Things", biologist Lyall Watson describes his encounter with an Indonesian shaman woman who, by performing a ritual dance, was able to make an entire grove of trees instantly vanish into thin air. Watson relates that as he and another astonished onlooker continued to watch the woman, she caused the trees to reappear, then "click" off again and on again several times in succession.

Although current scientific understanding is incapable of explaining such events, experiences like this become more tenable if "hard" reality is only a holographic projection. Perhaps we agree on what is "there" or "not there" because what we call consensus reality is formulated and ratified at the level of the human unconscious at which all minds are infinitely interconnected. If this is true, it is the most profound implication of the holographic paradigm of all, for it means that experiences such as Watson's are not commonplace only because we have not programmed our minds with the beliefs that would make them so. In a holographic universe there are no limits to the extent to which we can alter the fabric of reality. What we perceive as reality is only a canvas waiting for us to draw upon it any picture we want. Anything is possible, from bending spoons with the power of the mind to the phantasmagoric events experienced by Castaneda during his encounters with the Yaqui brujo don Juan, no more or less miraculous than our ability to compute the reality we want when we are in our dreams. Indeed, even our most fundamental notions about reality become suspect, for in a holographic universe, as Pribram has pointed out, even random events would have to be seen as based on holographic principles and therefore determined.
[Webmaster's note: I always attempt to ensure correct copyright accreditation. This is all the information available from N. Masud: "This file was posted as REALITY.ASC on the KeelyNet BBS on February 24, 1991."]


Oh Mankind! We created you from a Single Soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one and another. Truly, the most honored in God's sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is all knowing All Aware.(Quran 49:13 ). This statement implies that the entire mankind created from a Single Soul and surely as discussed above indicates that it must be holographic in nature. Each soul being a "whole within a whole" and thus being connected to every soul that has ever existed or exists. Further more we are informed about the meaning of paradise as follows: "The paradise is as wide as the heavens and the earth" 3 (133), 57 (21)

If Soul is actually a part of continuum and is connected to every soul that exists or has existed, but to every atom, organism, in the region of the vastness of space and time itself. Indeed the next stage of "reality" is like a live internet connected to the every atom on the earth to that of every atom to the edges of this universe. This could only be the case if this universe is constructed on holographic principles. Now considering that this message was first given to sixth century Arabs and without confusing them with concepts like "hologram" this is as best as it could have been described. In a universe where every thing is interconnected "time" has no meaning and has stated at various places in Quran as follows: "in thy Sustainer's sight a day is like a thousand years of your reckoning22:47 "in a day the length whereof is {like} fifty thousand years" 70:4. The very concept of "time" is meaningless in relation to God, who is timeless and infinite, and in the hereafter time will cease to have a meaning for man as well as the above verses clearly indicate.


Our physical or material existence is an illusion in spite of our solidity and the fact that we can see, feel and touch. We see the way we do as to what is "there" or "not there" because what we call consensus reality is formulated and ratified at the level of the human unconscious at which all minds are infinitely interconnected. Furthermore our mind converts from the blur of frequencies into our world of perception and gives these a coherent image when lit up in the light (Nur) of Creator. However this veil of physical or material illusion will be removed from our eyes at the next stage when we discover our true form of existence. "thou wast indeed heedless of this, but now We have removed from thee thy (material) veil, and so thy sight is sharp this day" 50:22. Sharp vision implies that one discovers one’s life preserved within it to its minutest detail.


Since it is the human physical organism, which is bestowed with Self or Soul, it implies that the human organism was the only species, which first of all accomplished universality of the perceptions. Accordingly the next higher creative stage took its start in the Self or Soul of Man (a non-material entity) simultaneously on completion of sense organs during the development of human foetus. The creation of the new stage of life simultaneously the sense organs of the human foetus are fashioned is thus revealed in the Holy Quran: "Verily We created man from a product of wet earth. Then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging. Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then clothed the bones with flesh and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the best of the Creators." 23 (12-14).

The revelation that after a drop is safely lodged in the womb and then after going through the creative process of lump and bones, the bones are clothed with flesh establishes that at this phase of development, the foetus is almost complete, that is, its sense organs are fully fashioned. It is only on completion of sense organs that the Creator bestows on it His Soul and thus a new Creative Order emerges. It also reveals that Souls are distinct from human body. In other words, death comes to the physical body which is raised under physical laws and not to the Soul which lives in its mental state - the state of an illumination - and already exists as a non-material entity or personality outside the physical body. Soul is thus an illumination - the highest form of life - which appears as a distinct entity apart from all the rest of the universe. By virtue of its enlightenment as being, every Soul comes with intellectual enlightenment and moral exaltation and hence consciousness is not a product of our physical brain but of Soul.

If our physical existence is but an illusion and consciousness creates an appearance of physical body and every thing around us that we interpret as physical and we are merely "receivers" passing through a "sea of frequency" - than this blur of frequency when lit up in the Light (Nur) of the Creator gives its a physical shape as we know it. "Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. A likeness of His light is as a pillar on which is a lamp - the lamp is in a glass. the glass is as it were a brightly shining star - lit from blessed olive tree, neither eastern or western, the oil whereof gives light, though fire touch it not - light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He pleases. And Allah sets forth parables for men, and Allah is Knower of all things.” (The Quran 24: 35). Nur is the Arabic word for light but it also means conscious light or spiritual light or guiding light. And so Allah is the Nur (light) of the heavens and the earth because of HIS light all comes into existence.


Human Self has the capability for true mental representation of images of objects and their properties without sense stimulus establishes memory, thoughts, reason and concepts which are non-material stand outside the domain of perceptual brain which simply serves the Analytic Faculty (Conscious mind or what Freud called it is Ego) of the Human Self as an instrument or yardstick for analysing the values and properties of the material universe as well as the physical body under its higher conscious enlightenment. It shows that the physical body and its sense perceptions are duly represented in the Self, as the Human Self is capable of keeping in it a sense of objects and their properties even if they do not provide a sensory stimulus. If a germ cell when delivered out of the physical body and planted in the womb could act in the form of a "physical brain" to construct it to the system of DNA chemicals, we can be sure that the Human Self which remains attached through its mental processes (Conscious mind) with the physical body and its perceptual brain would also construct its whole physical life which already lives fully preserved in it.

Memory is not a physical phenomenon; it is directly related with the understanding. It can operate only if it exists out of the spatial time-matter and motion. As against it, the perceptual mind being material in nature cannot hold nonmaterial characters in it. Hence it can neither retrace the events nor can it jump into the future. Even DNA system - a sort of "physical memory" laid in chemicals strictly follows the process through physical motion in spatial time. These scientific facts establish that it is not the perceptual mind which perceives psychic life lived by the Human Self as an independent entity outside it; these are the mental processes of the Self or Soul which keep in it the whole psychic life and are capable of reproducing the same sense without stimulus of the physical body or brain. "Allah takes (mans) souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. Than He withholds those on whom He has passed the decree of death, and sends the other back till an appointed term. Surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect." (The Quran 39:42). If our Soul joins the "Super-Hologram" during our sleep and is able to construct "reality" in our dreams and we experience all the sensations - be they be fear or joy or pain or whatever and yet we have not physically experienced them. It’s a reminder that our Soul is capable of reproducing all our emotions without the physical body or brain.


Human Souls live out of the spatial times of the material universe as non -material entities in the state of Self-enlightenment. The great gulf exists between the material universe and the universe laid on the mental states of the Human Souls is bridged by the analytic faculty of the Human Soul, we call it the faculty of Reason or simply "Ego" as named by Freud. On death of the physical body, the link bridged by the "Ego" between the material universe and the Human Self is cut off. Since Human Soul as a non material entity living in its mental states cannot live or revert to the spatial times and physical forms wrought by the material universe, it is apt to remain suspended until the whole present Self-conscious Stage is wound up. As to the time gap between the suspension of the Souls and their Resurrection, the following verse of the Holy Quran sheds light on it: "And they say: When we are bones and fragments, shall we, forsooth, be raised up as a new creation? Say: Be ye stones or Iron or some created thing that is yet greater in your thought! Then they will say: Who shall bring us back (to life)? Say: He Who created you at first. Then will they shake their heads at thee, and say; When will it be. Say: it will be perhaps be soon." 17 (49-51). The words "it will perhaps be soon" reveal that the time interval between the departure of the Souls on death of the bodies and their resurrection has no significance for the souls held in suspension as they already live beyond the material times. The revelation also establishes that Souls live as independent entities and do not die with the death of the physical bodies. What is really significant and differentiates the individual Souls is the level and the grade of psychic development attained by them while living attached with the material universe through the perceptual system of their physical bodies.


There is a significant difference between the way the physical body develops and the manner the Human Self develops. The body grows by receiving substances from outside and incorporating them, that is, by taking in. The Self grows stronger by sharing its knowledge, wisdom and possessions with others. Its happiness lies in helping others. It is cramped when it keeps its riches to itself. Generosity of any kind enriches it and niggardliness impoverishes it. Therefore, if we want real happiness and spiritual bliss in this world and get out of all kinds of depression, we must give out and refrain from taking in. "And the soul and its perfection! - So He reveals to its way of evil and its way of good; He is indeed successful who causes it to grow, And he indeed fails who buries it." (The Noble Quran 91:7-10)

Within Islam Halal and Haram (lawful and unlawful) play a great part in making man conscious of his physical life on this earth, for these two have some connection with his every action and thought, and it is for man to decide which of them to choose in his everyday activities. Even though we may think that at times of doing wrong, no-one is any wiser or hurt by our actions, misdeeds, or even bad thoughts - however in an holographic universe even thoughts have a meaning and a significance and are as real as an action.


The heavens we have built with power and We are expanding it.” (The Quran 51:47). We are first informed that this universe is expanding and will continue to do so till such time that Self-Conscious stage is wound up and the next stage or "reality" will take its start simultaneously with the contraction of this physical universe: “The day when We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolls up a written scroll. As We began the first creation, We shall bring it forth anew.” (21:104). Folding up of the universe does not mean reversal of time, as stated before, time is no longer a fundamental in "holographic universe" in which every thing is interconnected and hence time has no meaning. As to the words "As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it" - the first creation being the moment of big bang and the nucleus mass of the universe being the first living substance - and this could only mean in my opinion that the entire struggle of the life from that moment onwards lies preserved from within in a non material form and under the new "reality" we have a potential to access and witness any information that we may seek from within that "super-hologram". In the commentary to the above verse Mohammed Assad in his translation of Quran links the above verse to the following: "On the Day when the earth shall be changed into another earth, as be the heavens." (The Quran 21:48).

We have known earth and heavens only in its material form and under new "reality" once the material veil is removed from our eyes that we discover their new form - ie: preserved from within as stated before. The creation of this Universe is not only for the Hawking or Dawkin's of this world or for the few professors to crow about but for the entire creation to witness. "And We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is in between them in mere idle play."


According to the Holy Quran, life has manifested itself in the form of Human Self or Soul after passing through various stages of creation. This is the final link in the development of life in this world. But life is not limited to this world; it continues beyond death. The higher life that the individual with a developed personality is capable of leading after life in this material world is called a heavenly life, or the life of paradise (Jannah). On the other hand, the onward march of the personalities who could not fully develop in the present world is bound to be thwarted: this kind of life is called an infernal life or the life of hell (Jahannam). Hell and paradise do not stand for places or localities; they denote different conditions of Human Self, which have been described metaphorically in the Holy Quran.

The Holy Quran envisages the Human Self as a developing entity. When the Self has successfully completed the present journey of life, death opens the door to the fresh and more glorious possibilities. Joy at the accomplishments made is blended with prospectus of fresh opportunities. Having realised a certain quantum of potentialities during its earthly career, the Self becomes aware of what is still left to be actualised. This state of mind, blend of joy and zest at higher plane of existence cannot be described, but it can be symbolised. That is why the Holy Quran has resource to metaphorical language in regard to paradise: As described before "heavens" is different form of reality like a live internet connected to every corner of this universe and to every atom on the face of this earth. Higher Creative processes must build on Human Selfs in the form of greater and greater self illumination. In other words, the universe beyond is the highest form of mental experience which already lives potentially in each Human Self waiting to be realised in steps or as the distinguished Physicists described it as beyond this holographic stage lies a possibility of "infinite further development."

"That ye shall journey on from stage to stage. What aileth them, then, that they believe not" (84: 19-20). Hell on the other hand is seeing the ripple effect of your own actions and feeling and tasting the actual pain (being a part of the live internet) that those actions brought on those who had to face the after effect of those actions. So long the victim lasts, as many generations the effect lasts, to as many people the evil spreads, the perpetrator is in his own hell: "So he who does an atom's weight of good will see it. And he who does an atom’s weight of evil will see it." (The Glorious Quran 99:7;8) or "Man will that day be informed of what he sent before and what he put off. Nay, man is witness against himself, Though he put up excuses." (75:13;15).

We are informed in one of the authentic traditions of the prophet that a mark on our forehead will determine whether we are in heaven or hell - in my opinion it is referral to the holographic nature of our mind which under new "reality" is accessible by the entire creation with all the minutest details of our life on earth and would instantly know whether the persons actions in life conformed to the commandments of the Creator or not, and if not, will be relegated to lowest echelons of that "order". The popular belief that saints or saviour or someone else to that matter can "intercede" with God is no more than a myth..


Man lives with his ideals. Even those who deny this inner psychic urge to their Self's, already live with the ideal; although their ideal may be low or based on negative values because of sheer ignorance of their own Self's. The Self can, however, attain permanent satisfaction only if its ideal is based on the attributes of the very Self. It is because real satisfaction cannot be achieved if the ideal lacks in the qualities and attributes as are embedded in the Self or Soul. For instance, Human Self enjoys freedom, it exists as a unit entity, it gives decisions, it is conscious of itself, it has the attributes of love and attraction, it is aware of eternity, etc. Accordingly the Right Ideal must have similar attributes as manifested by the Soul. It follows therefore, that only such Ideal or Ideology, which is based on the attributes of Human Self, can satisfy the Self to identify with. The ideal is half of the Human Self and it lives in Soul just like the two complementary parts, which live in the unit-seed. If we take away the ideal, the Human Self cannot exist, that is, it can never know of itself as a Self-conscious Entity.

Although the human urge is to love and seek its Creator whose reflection he finds in his Self, yet as he is in the making, he may misuse the gift of freedom and adopt some wrong ideal. Mankind has been provided guidance by the Creator through the Prophets and Messengers created by Him through the law of Emergent Creation. Those people who follow different ideologies in fact live as different species of Human Self. According to the creative process, there is only one Right Ideology as the truth is only one but the forms of wrong are many. Therefore, the next stage of conscious light must build or start on the spiritual values attained by the followers of the Right Ideology. In other words, those who remained blind in the present stage of creation cannot see the light that will appear at the next higher stage. Such people will have to pass through great mental and spiritual agony to make them fit for reaching that conscious light. This is similar to the various species of animals in this world, which are consciously blind compared to the conscious light bestowed on man. The wrong ideologies, which negate the spiritual values of the Human Self, keep the Human Self-blind. The followers of such ideologies believe in the reverse order of creation. That is, they think themselves as the product of material forces. These people are prone to annihilate their Self's or Souls for ever and thus they may never attain the spiritual light in the next stage which has to build on the Human Self's only. This is the fundamental law of the creative process that life start and advance on right conscious values. The conscious light at the next higher stage is spiritual light of glory of the Creator and as such, only that part of humanity that had faith in the Creator and developed their Self's in the right direction can see the glory of the Creator at the next higher stage. It is high time, therefore, for those who have the gifts of worldly life to choose the Right Ideology for their smooth journey in the next tier of their life - the universe beyond. Let us remember that no man other than the men created under the natural process of Emergent Creation can give laws and determine ideologies for the mankind.


"O Soul thou art at rest, Return to thy Lord, well pleased, well pleasing, So enter among My servants, and enter My Garden!" (The Quran 89: 27-30). Man must achieve and attain the state of spiritual perfection before he can hope to gain the company and the pleasure of God, and this can only come about by the remembrance of Allah and abiding by his commandments, thereby avoiding the path of evil which only serves to divert him from the right path and thereby causing him a mental or spiritual agony in "universe beyond", until such time that he finally cleanses his spiritual Self in order to be fit for his final goal, by that time justice has already been done without God lifting the finger. It does not say enter a Muslim, Jewish, Christian or Hindu Soul - and so in the final analysis our destination is the same. God has no chosen people (not even Muslims) just a chosen message. This is so because in Islam all other true non-idolatrous religions are combined thus making it a unique religion.

Lastly the holographic universe can only be a creation but with a sting in its tail that having created man on the principle of "whole within a whole" - God has created nothing less than a potential God - and in spite of that man is not independent of God and when ever he tries to do so he only ends up by self destroying.


Note: This is second in series of article on the issue of evolution/creation debate. The first one is available on the following site:

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