"Sad. By the renowned Qur'an, (1) Nay, but those who disbelieve are in false pride and schism. (2) How many a generation We destroyed before them, and they cried out when it was no longer the time for escape! (3) And they marvel that a warner from among themselves hath come unto them, and the disbelievers say: This is a wizard, a charlatan. (4) Maketh he the gods One God? Lo! that is an astounding thing. (5) The chiefs among them go about, exhorting: Go and be staunch to your gods! Lo! this is a thing designed. (6) We have not heard of this in later religion. This is naught but an invention. (7) Hath the reminder been revealed unto him (alone) among us? Nay, but they are in doubt concerning My reminder; nay but they have not yet tasted My doom. (8)"
Surah Sad ,Chapter 38 : 1-8, The Noble Qur'an
How classic .The above 'ayats' were alluding to the Makkan Quraish during the early days of Muhamad's prophethood. The Quraish at that point in time were polytheist, idol worshippers, worshipping some 300 gods.
If we look at history, early man believed in too many gods.Just about anything that amount to something, they called them gods.By Prophet Abraham's time, man were already exposed to a series of lesser known messengers of Allah, most notable of whom was Noah[ who sadly could not even influence his son ]. Man became more focussed on the concept of unity of Allah, but with passing generations, degeneration of belief gravitate back to polytheism. Right from Isaac down to Muhamad, The Torah , Injeel [ the early ones such as The Bible of Barnabas, did not have an iota of Trinity,the divinity of Jesus ] and many hundreds of 'ayats' in the Quran were just extolling the virtue of just one god, Allah. Starting from Darwin onwards till now , materialists took hold of the initiative and presently it has become politically incorrect to bring god into the 'public domain' in most Western and even eastern countries. The world is now 'godless'. If you happened to believe in one, my friend, 'please keep your belief in the privacy of your own homes!'.
Atheism and agnosticism are 20th century phenomena. Sociologists and philosophers amongst us probably can explain that due to overdependence and false and misplaced egoism on science..... What science cannot explain and 'comprehend', it is not there.If one cannot see souls and cannot see God, they are nonexistent.
But modern man could also not see atoms, proton or neutron,electrons, god particle, CERN particles, radiation, etc and etc.But they are there.We accept them to be there. Our clever scientists say they are there so they are there!
God is very definitive about this 'bifocality' that exist in modern man's egoism. HE not need be politically correct and mince HIS words on how HE feels. HE called them,'Deaf, Dumb , and Blind!'. In other parts of the Qur'an, '...they are worse than cattle'.
However, to be frank, if super scientists and thinkers like Albert Einstein were entirely honest and truthful to themselves, new science ,especially quantum physics, points to the existence of one god.A critical analysis of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and new work being done in quantum physics point to the existence of that one God as pointed earlier in the Torah, the early bibles and repeated in the 6000 plus ayats of the Quran.
For 1.5 billion of us Muslims, we do not need science to validate Islam, let alone Allah. Nonetheless when initially 'lost sheep' like the late Prof Muhammad Al Mahdi,an American by birth, a quantum physicist by training, could indeed finally see his Maker through science, our hearts can glow with warmthness and satisfaction. Yes, at least indeed here we have a man of true knowledge who is entirely honest and humble with himself.
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