Knowledge is double edged. Knowledge, divinely blessed by wisdom and 'fihrasat' leads to 'Makkah' while if it is peppered by a big dose of insolence, false pride and arrogance, will lead one to 'Rome'.
There is nothing wrong with being in 'Rome' except that it represent a complete dismal state of 'LOSS'. Those in Rome are not only 'lost!', but they cause others to be 'lost' with them. In linguistic Malay, "anda bukan saja sesat tapi bahkan menyesatkan ! Mashaallah !
The former is total enlightenment , the latter, despite superficially looking good and very clever,leaves one being, 'Deaf , Dumb and Blind '.
In my daily discourse with people,I have the displeasure of meeting many seemingly 'super' bright guys with even tertiary and brilliant post tertiary education; in the higher echelon of civil service and private sector; from all walks of life, who unfortunately fall into this latter category.
aaaahhhhh ! multiple universes but no God ! How quaint and romantic these scientists are.....!
Let us move over from Prof Michio Kaku to Prof Dr Muhammad al Mahdi.
"Prof. Dr. Muhammad al'Mahdi devoted his last days to training others in the knowledge and techniques he acquired during his lifetime. He was for over half of his life an atheist, convinced by the materialist science he knew so well that God did not exist. After he came to understand the non-materialist science of Einstein, particularly the necessary logical implications of Einstein’s General and Special Theories of Relativity, he realized that if he wanted to be honest as a scientist he had to accept that scientific data now very powerfully proclaimed that God did exist. It was his study of theoretical physics which changed him from a non-believer into a believer in God and it was the perfection of the revealed truth of Islam in the Qur’an and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that resulted in him becoming a Muslim almost twenty five years ago. Before he became a Muslim he gave years of serious study to all of the world’s major religions and found that no other religion but Islam offered him the opportunity to remain both an objective scientist, and a true believer in God. Allah has indeed Blessed him greatly by His guidance."...quote unquote from www.islamic world.net
Professor Muhammad al'Mahdi passed away on 29th April 2006 after battling cancer of the pancreas for over 2 years. I find his profound insight on ' Scientific Proof to the Existence of God ','The Creation of the Universe' and 'The True Nature of Reality', very sublime, especially the ones on 'The Creation of the Universe'. Most beautiful insight indeed and I do agree with him, given the level of ignorance and the inherent natural tendency within our ummah to negate and pulverize any attempt at scholarship and original thinking, it would be a matter of time when someone would stand up and point out that this is 'kufr' and false 'theology' . 'Bidaah' to think this way , etc and etc.Most of these clowns forget that Islam, thinking and science,once were compatible terms !
A major portion of our problem today is that most in our ummah still hold on dearly to the mistaken notion that thinking and ijtihad ends with the 14th century. All that need to be thought and ponder had been done way back 6 centuries ago. That to me is the malaise and stumbling block within our ummah !
May Allah have Mercy on his soul and place him among the righteous.
"We created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in play. If We had wished to find a pastime, We could have found it in Our presence - if We ever did."
"Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe? And We have placed in the earth firm hills lest it quake with them, and We have placed therein ravines as roads that haply they may find their way. And we have made the sky a roof withheld (from them). Yet they turn away from its portents. And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They float, each in an orbit. We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What! if thou diest, can they be immortal! Every soul must taste of death, and We try you with evil and with good, for ordeal. And unto Us ye will be returned.
22 : 30-35
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