If Quran is a Book of Knowledge, then Why are Muslims Backward?
Channel: Zakir Naik
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Salam Alaikum doctor,
it's my honor to sitting here. Sorry to standing here asking this question. At the same time I'm very sad to ask this question.
If the Quran is a book of the guidance and Islam is his religion of the, with the knowledge and and all this, then why we are Muslim, as a nation as a majority, we are standing in the back among the nations.
Why when we compare our nation with other nations, we see a big hole between between us and
with us a very good question, very important question very relevant question.
That this Quran has so much of information regarding science technology, it's a book of knowledge book of guidance in my RV Muslims backward. It's very good question. The reason is, if we look back into the history, from the eighth to the 10th century, we read in historical books the Europeans, they call it as the Dark Ages, dark for whom, not for the Europeans, the Adams The, the advancement they made in science and technology was phenomenal.
If you had to know about science, if you want to do research or science, you had to learn Arabic. Like today we learn English
at that time, the Muslim on top of the world because we will close to Quran and Sunnah.
Today the reason the Muslim the backward is because we are far away from grandson. So Quran is not to blame, you and I are to live.
If you read in the books of fish 10 books of science.
I said in my lecture interface, interface 600, after the Quran was revealed, was the first to describe the blood circulation in that textbook.
We know about William Harvey, we don't know about him in office. So two reasons. Number one, Muslims have gone away from crime. So number two media. You know, media also plays a big role in it. In our textbook in my school, I never heard about him in office. After when I did research I came to know, in my textbook was mentioned William Harvey.
The first person to do the world map of the world was at least rusi 1154. He was a Muslim.
Do you know the numbers that we have 1234 What's it called? What's it called? 1234.
What is called
It is whovians Roman numerals. One Two. Arabic numeral Why? Because zero was first introduced by the Indian the atom took it up, put a decimal point and we have the Arabic numerals.
If we knew
he was the one who discovered the Pythagoras theorem,
which we learned in school, we learn Pythagoras theorem, we don't know the name of a to z, the square of the hypotenuse is equal in a triangle. The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the other two sides of the triangle. Remember your forgotten you remember no matter
who has a positive discounted.
Now you came to know correct. Better late than never. I like to see Muslim
Norman trivalent in Dmitri who's the main person of techno Mattel Bruni.
We learn chemistry who's the father of chemistry.
We know Gerber Gerber, it's not gamma it is jahmir
they want to you know, change the name westernize it gamma. So gamma looks like a Westerner sounds like a Westerner? Correct? It is.
He is the father of chemistry wrote more than 200 pages or 2000 pages. He was the first to distilled
alcohol. Alcohol come from the Arabic word alcohol.
I'll call it Arabic. Well, good meaning even spirit can distill it. How many people know about eye candy at the time in Newton, who's the biggest scientist in the world history. Newton said all laws absolute. I can this and no all laws are not absolute the relative later on Albert Einstein game
all about Einstein. How many of us have heard about al Kindi?
The two burners
mama Ahmed and Hassan Shakur. They told the area of the Earth from an angle and read fee
Men will interviewer shoulder the earth was very good or not. At that time they chose the area of the earth, which was quite accurate.
If you read about
Alinea bus, he wrote 2000 pages on medicine.
If you know about Olive nesina anything ever seen as a Western and imidazolium nesina and a struggle of the East, you can keep on giving examples Muslim on top of the world
because we were close to Quran and Sunnah. today. We are far away from the Quran and Sunnah.
That time if you wanted to get advanced in science and technology, it was compulsory, you learned Arabic, Arabic was the language on top of the world today. Where is it?
Who's to blame? We are to blame.
So my request to all the Muslim brothers and sisters, you go back to the Quran, study the Quran. Quran is the most positive book in the world. It's a proclamation to humanity. It's a fountain of mercy and wisdom. It's a warning to the headless, it's a guide to the airing. It's an assurance to those in doubt. It's a solace to the suffering and the hope to those in despair. You can get all these benefits only if you read the Quran with understanding if you don't know Arabic, read the translation of the Quran in the language you understand the best implemented inshallah, it will be a guidance for you for your full life. And you see a life change hope down to the question.