The beauty of Islam is more than what meets the eye and what we currently perceive.Islam is more than asking people to pray,zikr, giving alms,fasting and circumbulating the Kaaba during Haj.If it is ,we are taking a very narrow view of the Quran, prophet's seerah and Sunnah. Without ilm.ilm and ilm,we are going to miss the true beauty and splendour of being a Muslim.
This universe is an indivisible cosmic whole...Only Allah is Absolute and there is NOTHING, absolutely nothing, except Allah.That is a sufic viewpoint conceived around the time of Al Ghazali by the likes of ibnu Arabi and Shaykh Abdul Qadir al Jilani et al.Modern,quantum physics tempered with faiths and 'sublime' inspiration are just now beginning to come to term and telling us what the sufis had been telling the world one thousand years ago that, this IS THE CASE.
Enjoy the late Prof Muhammad Al Mahdi, American, psychologist, theoretical physicist, in his broad reaching explanation of Allah's cosmic plan which include a scientific overview of His physical universe, combined with our first glimpse of the spiritual world and the afterlife from the perspective of quantum physics and ' sublime' thought gathered through ,50 over years of soul-searching. Science without faith is like sailing in an uncharted ocean without compass. Faith without science is very safe for the sailor, but alas he never get out to sea at all and missed the pleasure of new lands and sailing itself.
Muhammad Al Mahdi, is not Einstein but what is a thousand Einsteins without faith?....They all got lost in the twigs and the branches,and missed the tree! Interestingly he started as an agnostic/atheist, typical among people delving in theoretical physics. A paradox which never fail to surprise me to the point whenever I have the opportunity to come in contact with them in my UK postgraduate days[ and that is rare because they are a rare breed] I never fail to ask them: " Do you not see God in your work?". They are in the business of going around 'looking at God's fingerprint in the universe. But 99.9 % of them are either atheists or agnostics. I consider myself blessed , in my nature of work, I get reminded of Him all the time.
This presentation will give us an unprecedented understanding of the exquisite magnificence of what it actually mean to be a Muslim in today's world. With enlightenment come empowerment.....followed by passion. It is passion that make our world go round!
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1. Surah al Anbiya, Ayat 30 ,Big Bang and a Century of Science 1
2. Big Bang and a Century of science 2
May your Ramadan and mine be a blessed one!
Dr Nik Howk