PART A – The Three Postulates
  I – Definition of the Three Postulates
  II – The Postulates and the Islamic Testimony of Faith
  III – Detailed Explanation of the Three Postulates
     1 – Spiritual Interpretation of the 1st Postulate
     2 – Spiritual Interpretation of the 2nd Postulate
     3 – Spiritual Interpretation of the 3rd Postulate

PART B – Pattern of Manifestation of Divine Realities
  I – How Heavenly Realities are Reflected in Science
  II – The Principle of Eternity and Einstein’s Discoveries


  I – The Spiritual Reality of Light
     1 – Introduction to Quantum Physics
     2 – Spiritual Reality of the Quantum Nature of Light
        a – The Dual Nature of Light and the Faces of the Prophet
        b – Spirituality is Energy
     3 – Wisdom in the Pattern of Discoveries of Light’s Nature
     4 – The Velocity of Light and the Prophet’s Spiritual Rank

  II – Secrets from E=mc2
     1 – Einstein’s Mass-Energy Equation is the Muhammadan Light
     2 – Secrets of the Squared Light
     3 – Einstein’s Equation is the Holy Verse of Light
     4 – Scientific Proof of the Existence of Life in Matter

  III – Miracles in Quantum Physics
     1 – The Double-Slit Experiment
     2 – The Experiment of the Particle Confined in a Box
     3 – Tunneling through a Barrier


  I – Two Interpretations of the Testimony of Faith
     1 – Encompassment of God’s Attributes
     2 – Uniqueness of God’s Attributes

  II – Superiority of Odd Numbers

  III– Particularity of the Number 3
     1 – The Number 3 and the Sequence of Spiritual Events
         a – The First Two Signs
         b – The Last Sign
         c – The Sequence of 3 Manifested in Islam and Sufism


  I – Introduction to Linear Algebra
     1 – Linear Algebra and the Hidden Treasure
     2 – The Two Fundamental Questions of Linear Algebra
         a – Two Fundamental Spiritual Questions
         b – Two Mathematical Questions
         c – Interpretation of the Two Questions of Linear Algebra

  II – Matrices and the Reality of Sainthood
     1 – What are Matrices?
     2 – From Knowledge of God to Knowledge of His Friends
     3 – Analysis and Interpretation of Matrices
         a – The Echelon Form
         b – Pivots and the Saints of God
         c – The Existence Theorem
         d – The Uniqueness Theorem


  I – Introduction to Differential Equations
     1 – Mathematical Introduction
     2 – Differential Equations and the Human Souls
     3 – Differential Equations and the Principle of Eternity
         a – Components of the Mathematical Model
         b – Spiritual Reality of the Mathematical Model

  II – Eigenvalues
     1 – What are Eigenvalues?
     2 – Spiritual Interpretation of the Eigenvalue
     3 – Correlation between Mathematics and Spirituality
         a – Terminology Convergence
         b – Two Types of Eigenvalues and the Dual Nature of the Soul

  III – The Graphs of Differential Equations
     1 – What Mathematical Graphs Represent in Spirituality
         a – The Straight Line and the Divine Law
         b – The Two-Dimensional Graph
         c – The Three-Dimensional Graph
     2 – Graphs of Differential Equations
         a – The Three Types of Graphs
         b – Spiritual Interpretation of the Graphs
     3 – Detailed Study of the Source
         a – Mathematical Introduction
         b – Spiritual Interpretation of the Source
     4 – Detailed Study of the Saddle
         a – Mathematical Introduction
         b – Spiritual Interpretation of the Saddle
     5 – Detailed Study of the Sink
         a – Mathematical Introduction
         b – Spiritual Interpretation of the Sink
     6 – The Graph of Differential Equations Hidden in a Holy Verse


  I – The Notion of Eternity
     1 – Eternity VS the Temporal World
     2 – Slowing of Time: Einstein’s Time Dilation Theory
     3 – Scientific Proof of Prophet’s Sayings about Time
         a – A Day with your Lord
         b – One Hour of Meditation
         c – Time Dilation and the Miracle of Time Folding
  II – Spiritual Concept of Spacetime
     1 – What is Spacetime?
     2 – Spiritual Interpretation of Space
     3 – The Length Contraction Formula
         a – Scientific Introduction
         b – Spiritual Interpretation


  I – 1 and 0: Decimal to Binary Conversion
     1 – How Computers Process Information
     2 – Converting a Decimal Number to Binary
     3 – Application
  II – Spiritual Interpretation of the Binary Conversion Process
     1 – Why do we Divide by 2?
     2 – Why do we “divide” to find the Binary Form?
     3 – Why do we Record 1 and 0 as Remainders?
     4 – Why do we read from the Last Remainder to the First?
  III – From Binary to Decimal
     1 – A Small Conversion Technique
     2 – Application
     2 – Spiritual Interpretation


  I – What is an Atom?
  II – The Model of Standing Waves
  III – The Superposition Principle
  IV – The Limit of the Electron
  V – The Nucleus of the Atom
     1 – Structure of the Nucleus
     2 – Realities of Hydrogen and Oxygen
     3 – Inside the Nucleus: the Reality of the Proton
         a – What is a Proton?
         b – Inside the Proton
         c – Spiritual Interpretation of Quarks
         d – The Quarks and the Mercy of the Prophet


Biography of Shaykh Kabbani
Definition of Basic Concepts
   Islamic Terms & Concepts
   Scientific Terms & Concepts
    Islamic References and scientific References

In the Holy Name of God, the All-Compassionate, the All-Merciful,
With peace and blessings upon His Prophet Muhammad SAW
upon his holy family, and upon his blessed Companions.

The Principle of Eternity is a book about the way spiritual realities are reflected in modern science.  Religious scholars and scientists have already acknowledged the existence of a correlation between modern science and spiritual realities.  This book focuses on the pattern of manifestation of those realities.

Deeply rooted in the teachings of Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani on Islamic spirituality and the nature of light, the book reveals how God's heavenly rules govern the universe’s scientific and physical laws through three postulates.  This governance, which is referred to as the eternal constraint in the book, is the backbone of the principle of eternity which could be defined as a criterion for interpreting the laws, processes and rules of the universe.  This principle provides us with a much-need explanation for the strange scientific phenomena observed in nature such as the particularity of quantum physics.

Our universe is regented by a series of fundamental laws which are generally defined as the set of laws of physics.  In this book, we call fundamental laws of nature all the laws and rules our modern scientific fields embody (laws of mathematics, physics, astronomy, cosmology and so on). These rules may be complex scientific laws such as Maxwell's equations and Einstein's special theory of relativity, or more simple fundamental rules such as basic addition and subtraction rules.

According to the principle of eternity, the fundamental laws of nature are nothing but reflections of higher spiritual laws.  The fundamental laws of nature should therefore be interpreted as divine signs ("ayat" in Arabic).

In general, scientists are able to explain results in terms of a set of input variables.  For instance, the computation 1+1 yields 2 because we added one unit to another unit. But scientists fail to explain why a given set of input variables produce the predicted result.   Thus, although we know that 1+1 yields 2, we do not know why it actually yields the expected result.  Another example is the case of the gravitational force.  Scientists know how to calculate this force, but they do not know what causes it to exist.   Also, and more importantly, science fails to provide an explanation for such unpredictable phenomena as the tunneling of electrons through a barrier.

Let us ask ourselves: what are the hidden rules that force the mathematical addition 1+1 to always produce a result of 2?  Could we (and should we) interpret any scientific rule, such as the mathematical addition 1+1, as an abstract representation of a higher, more spiritual law? If such is the case, what unknown spiritual variables force some fundamental laws of the universe to sometimes fail, as it is the case with quantum physics?

The Principle of Eternity takes us back to the source and helps us identify these higher realities that dynamically influence the outcomes of nature’s physical processes.  This journey to the origin of things helps fill the embarrassing void created by science's failed attempts to explain transcendental physical phenomena. 

The ultimate goal of The Principle of Eternity is to show that the universe is nothing but a mere shadow of God's eternal laws and realities.  When they are correctly interpreted, the postulates of the principle of eternity provide meaningful answers to our most simple, yet so-meaningful mundane questions such as:

Why is the sky blue?
Why is a hot cup of tea always cooling off with time?
Can time be slowed down?
Why are we breathing oxygen instead of any another substance?
Why are computers only working through binary codes?
Why is E=mc2 such a popular equation?
Why are scientific theorems always true?
Can the laws of physics be scientifically broken?
Can an object travel at a speed greater than the speed of Light?

Most of these questions are addressed throughout the book.  We’ll start our discussion by defining the principle of eternity and its three postulates.  Then, we will explore some major scientific disciplines and apply the rules of the principle of eternity to their laws in order to understand them from a spiritual perspective.  Because we wanted to make this book as easy to read as possible we focused on seven main disciplines only: quantum physics, numerology, linear algebra, differential equations, cosmology, binary logic and particle physics.

"We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and in themselves,
until it will become manifest to them that it is the Truth..."

Holy Quran (41:53)
Bridging the Gap between Spirituality and Science