Optimal Cognitive Age

What is the Islamic, scientific and psychological ages for optimal cognitive development in humans ?

Piaget's theory of cognitive stages define adulthood as the thinking stage of formal operational. So we can grasp abstract concepts such as love, we reason out which is in line with Allah's injunction that aqal separates humans from animals.

Another point of interest is the ability to create, foresee and solve hypothetical problems, ‘the what ifs’. This is exactly the method of da'wah by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) - prevention is better than cure. So cutting the root of idolatry for instance is more important than the implementation of Shari'ah.

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