Transcendance:action de concilier la foi et science
who has no name). The author contends that universe has been
created by one Supreme Power, which is unique. The qualities of
this Supreme Power have been described in almost all the revealed
texts of the world, which bear striking similarity. The oriental surs
and saints attempted to realize and experience this Supreme Power
but they did not make others to have the taste of their experience.
Knowledge is supposed to consist of evidenced, justified or proven
beliefs. Our infirmity in having the absolute truth, leads us to
accept faith, which may be blind. Al Jazairi’s exercise in this book
transcends belief and goes in the realm of knowledge. It brings
together the vedantic concept of nirankar (shapelessness), ekoham
dwiteeyo nasti (I am the One, there is none else), Islamic Tauheed
(oneness) and monotheism of other religions. The author has
examined all shades of existing philosophical constructs in
different regions of the world, to build up his arguments. His
contention that “every relationship obtained by the application of
an axiom is true” is a logically accepted statement. He has
attempted the justification of the presence of the Supreme Power
after examining the theoretical frames available (Maxwell’s theory
to Einstein's theory). Al Jazairi’s presentation is a well-argued
contribution in the existing body of literature and is bound to
stimulate others to probe deeper and deeper.
J.N.U. New Delhi, October 1998.