The Intervention Theory: Why We Have Infinite Options for Action
"O you believe! answer (the call of) Allah and his Apostle when he calls you to that which gives you life; and know that Allah intervenes between man and his heart, and that to Him you shall be gathered".[Quran-8:24]
What we can learn from the verse of Quran mentioned above is that each agent, whenever he wants (desires, likes, intends,...) can refer to his heart for understanding, thereby going through Allah 'The Omnipresence'. As much as he (the agent) is aware of The Being which he is passing through, he certainly knows consciously how to process the information coming from or going to his mind. Human beings are totally under the control of an 'Intervening Being', and that is why we should, and even must, call him the only intelligent robot-creature. We all act, do, work, and think just by his permission. Because the only way by which we can aware of our mental states is referring to our hearts that is occupied by Him, The Allah.
Keywords: Intervention, intervention of Allah, Human Heart, Mind, mind-Body problem, Intelligent Robots, Consciousness, Knowing
Dr. Amir Farahani
Head of Postgraduate Department, Lecturer on Philosophy and Modern Logic, Postgraduate Department, IRIB University