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Islam: The Ultimate Source of Knowledge
Islam was the virtual
creator of the Renaissance in
(Robert L. Gullisk, Muhammad the Educator)
Islam was the virtual
creator of the Renaissance in
The Islamic world has contributed too much, and these gifts are completely ignored by the world because of the hatred caused by the missionaries. The Dark Ages of Europe was extinguished by the Light of Islam, and the entire world has ignored the historical facts of how Europe came to power, it translated the Arabic works of Muslim Spain and used the knowledge to attack Islam. A clear study of European history shows that Islam gave birth to the Renaissance, and the Muslim contributions were carried over to
History shows that wherever Christians traveled, they destroyed the knowledge and wisdom of that culture, burning to ashes the Ancient Wisdom which prepared the way for 1500 years of Darkness. Yet Islam brought the Christians out of Darkness, but today, very little appreciation is showed to Muslims who ended the Dark Ages by spreading the Light of Learning. Why did Christians destroy books when Muslims preserved the ancient knowledge? The debt is owed to Islam, for contributing to the fields of Science, Philosophy, Medicine, Geography, Mathematics, Geology, etc
We have compiled the evidence to support that Muslims completely changed the world by preserving (not destroying) the Ancient knowledge of civilization, whereas the Christians destroyed over 15,000,000 books and scrolls. We probably couldve had the cure for many diseases today if these barbaric and ignorant Christians of the Dark Ages did not destroy the knowledge of ancient civilization.
The darkness fell, and for two
thousand years it covered the Western world. All the wisdom-knowledge of the ages was
burned in the market place; the light of the world had triumphed and the light
of reason died. As Canon Farrar said: The triumph of Latin theology was the death of
rational exegesis. This is hindsight; those with foresight might well have
anticipated Early Grey: The lights are going out all over
The destruction of all evidence of
Christianitys Gnostic and pagan source was the first work. It was the
evangelists themselves who started it, in
Nor did the destruction end with the
Founders; the fanatics they made carried on
the work: the Crusaders burned all the books they could find, including original Hebrew
scrolls. In 1233 the works of Maimonides were burned along with twelve volumes of the
Talmud. In 1244 eighteen thousand books of various kind were destroyed. According to
Draper, Cardinal Ximenes delivered to the flames in the
The early Church tried to destroy the parallels by booking burning, character assassination, and other fraud. Now if Christianity were true, the Christians wouldnt have any reason to destroy the pagan documents, they obliterated the evidence to COVER UP the fraud of Christianity.
The scholar Tom Harper records:
Obviously, you have to regard with deep
suspicion any group or movement, however noble its declarations, that proceeds to win its
"case" by silencing, excommunicating, or murdering its assumed opponents. Yet
most Christians today are totally unaware that Church history conceals a horrendous,
lengthy record of precisely these kinds of tactics by the proponents of what eventually
became "orthodox", credal belief. What's more, the kind of bigoted fury
unleashed in the third and fourth centuries against Pagans, "heretics", and
nonconformists of all types set a ruthless precedent for centuries to come. The
comparatively modern Church historian G.R.S. Mead cites, for example, the burning of the
manuscripts of French rabbis during the notorious Inquisition and the vandalism of
fanatical crusaders, who left smouldering piles of Hebrew scrolls behind them in
their path of blood and fire. Kuhn argues that the official burnings of Hebrew books
Epiphanius (315 403), the rigidly
conservative bishop of Salamiz, in an attack upon the Sabellian heretics (who
found they couldnt follow the majority view of the Trinity), wrote that the
whole of their errors
they derive from
that which is called the Gospel of the
Egyptians. Kuhn remarks, Priceless in value would be that same Gospel of the
Egyptians if Christian fury had not destroyed it.
Another priceless book, The True Logos by
Celsus, one of the most noted Pagan philosophers of the second century, was likewise
burned. The brilliant Gnostic philosopher Basildes (c. 135-150) taught at
All of this mayhem was a further deliberate attempt to "blot out all links" between the Christian body of doctrine and any Pagan material. The top Church authorities were not content with the original, specious allegation that Satan had been behind all the amazing resemblances they even talked of "anticipated plagiarism", charging that the devil stole the rites, doctrines, and dogmas centuries before they became accepted by the Church so they destroyed as far as possible the entire Pagan record to obliterate the evidence of their own dishonesty. (The Pagan Christ, pp. 61-63)
The utter destruction of the 500,000 to
750,000 books and scrolls of the incredible library at
The English scholar Edward Carpenter states:
The Christian writers not only introduced new doctrines, legends, miracles and so forth most of which we can trace to antecedent Pagan sources but they took pains to destroy the Pagan records and so obliterate the evidence of their own dishonesty. (Pagan & Christian Creeds, p. 205)
We have exposed the fraud of Christianity; the early Christians destroyed the pagan source material to conceal the fraud, or the evidence of their own dishonesty. These Christians were ignorant, savage, and barbaric people, who slaughtered thousands of heretics, based on suspicion, and burned witches alive, they promoted racism and practiced slavery. How did the Christians escape the ignorance and advance towards Enlightenment? The answer is Islam!
The Christian World came to wage
crusades against Muslims but eventually knelt before them to gain knowledge. They were
spellbound to see that Muslims were owners of a culture that was far superior to their
own. The Dark Ages of Europe were illuminated by nothing but the beacon of Muslim
Civilization. Author : F.J.C Hearushaw Book Reference : The Science of History
The Renaissance of Europe did not take place in the 15th century. Rather it began when
Medieval Islam was technologically advanced and open to innovation. It achieved far higher literacy rates than in contemporary
During all the first part of the Middle Ages, no other people made as important a contribution to human progress as did the Arabs, if we take this term to mean all those whose mother-tongue was Arabic, and not merely those living in the
But Islam has a still further service to render to the cause of humanity. It stands after all nearer to the real East than
Despite the growth of antagonism, Moslem (Muslim) rulers seldom made their Christian subjects suffer for the Crusades. When the Saracens finally resumed the full control of
It must be owned that all the knowledge, whether of physics, astronomy, philosophy or mathematics, which flourished in
The supremacy of the East was not only military. Science, philosophy, poetry, and the arts all flourished in the Muhammedan world at a time when
It is highly probably that but for the Arabs, modern European civilization would never have assumed that character which has enabled it to transcend all previous phases of evolution. For although there is not a single aspect of human growth in which the decisive influence of Islamic culture is not traceable, nowhere is it so clear and momentous as in the genesis of that power which constitutes the paramount scientific spirit What we call science arose in Europe as a result of a new spirit of inquiry: of new methods of investigation, of the method of experiment, observation, and measurement, of the development of mathematics in a form unknown to the Greeks. That spirit and those methods were introduced into the European world by the Muslims. (Robert Briffault, The Making of Humanity, p. 52)
Islam, in fact, has done a work. She has left a mark on the pages of human history, which is so indelible that it can never be effaced that only when the world grows will be acknowledged in full. (Mawdudi, p. 52)
After the Muslims ruled
The historical contrast is that Muslims preserved the knowledge of
ancient cultures, when the Christians destroyed the worlds greatest libraries,
burning to ashes millions of precious books. The Islamic civilization was flourishing when
Islam told the Arabs to leave their corrupt practices by recognizing the existence of their Creator, by obeying the God Who built them and their world. It stated that recognizing the proper position of God in relation to man was a great advance in thinking. It claimed that God Himself is the Creator of the mind, and therefore is the ultimate source of all knowledge. Claiming that God is inseparable from man and this world, Islam negated the concept that God is a reserved Being sitting on His unreachable throne, His being actively and intimately connected with all the proceedings of this world. Thus, the Muslims felt that as God holds the keys to knowledge, mans purpose was to open the doors of ignorance by spreading this knowledge. This led them to view the entire universe as a divine gift for them to study in developing moral and intellectual strength to the utmost. In searching for knowledge, Islam strongly demanded that man study the sciences, since science itself is thought of as a divinely established system. To them, if God is the Creator of the elements on which chemistry must rely, He is also the Constructor of the solar system which the astronomer beholds, as He is the builder of the human biological system whose mind intrigues the philosopher, and to whose physiology the physician responds.
This was the mentality of the early Muslim chemists and scientists whose work is to be presented here. It is miraculous that the mental giants of whom we will speak developed their skills with little resource except the inspiration derived from their beliefs.
Since the Muslims possess the Quran, a book
which they regard as unaltered divine revelation, this text became their starting point.
The Quran instructed them to seek knowledge in all fields. Thereby stimulated, the Muslims
went directly to the earliest sources of knowledge. Masterpieces of Greek, Persian,
Egyptian, Syrian, and Indian science were recovered, translated, and where relevant,
assimilated. These resources were easily accessible to them as even the storehouse of
Greek manuscripts was found in the Near East, not in
Thus, the Arabs preserved the earliest works available on the sciences. In chemistry, they found that few texts described it as a true science, most subscribing to the cult of alchemy. The Muslim chemists generally negated the validity of this practice, claiming that God Alone can create the uniqueness of the elements. They dealt instead with practical applications of this science, studying the nature of matter, and applying positive effects to beneficial fields of study such as pharmacology and medicine.
It is important to discuss further the
contributions made by translating the early works. The works they preserved from the East
as well as those of the Greek were at that time repudiated by the West as heresy. In fact,
The world is taking advantage of Islam, and waging war on Muslim countries after giving them so many gifts. The Christian missionaries are raising the dust throughout the Muslim world. But one day people will realize that without Islam, wed be living in Darkness.
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