By Aslam Khan Ghalib
It takes me to the remote past when some very exceptional nerves were completely involved in various logical and thoughtful activities. Their initiatives for something little ultimately led them to discover many amazing and full of thought provoking things. This kind of constructivism and innovative mind set led to the inception of modern sciences. These exceptional nerves were the then Muslims who were truly comprehending the core of Islamic principles. Every day the occurrence of sunset, a natural phenomenon was a ray of hope for them towards innovations and creativity. Everything was taken the way if it was meant for something great. In the field of medication, astronomy, chemistry and many others, a great mitigation was observed. The inception of the true Science was with the Muslims and has contributed a lot in its promotion and development
Just if we move to our recent past and observe the situation, it gives a very different and contradictory picture about Islam and it’s so called followers. The emergence of Mullahs has completely changed the scenario and the real essence of Islam is being misinterpreted. Today we are trying to separate science from Islam and are of the view that both stand at very different places which in principle is not justifiable.
Our present is the repetition of our sad recent past where the true image of Islam was falsely drawn and the true knowledge was miss communicated and misinterpreted. The mullahs for self benefits and self exposure put the entire fate of Muslim Umma on burning fire. They thought of themselves as the whole and sole authority from God who has the power to influence others either through weapons or some other means of creating fear and apprehension.
Today we come across many distorted ideas which have no worth in real sense and are just to create hype in the minds and orgies of hatred in the hearts. We are far away from the innovators who for the first time in the history of man kind came up with exceptions in the field of Science. We possess a mindset which has been influenced to discuss people and events rather than ideas and innovations. We are just in a position to compare and expect without putting efforts in the right direction with true determination. We are of the view that God will bestow us with everything. At the same time it is said that God helps those who help themselves.
I am still astounded about our current activities and mind set. It sounds very much clear that we have lost the right direction and dedication towards our duties. It is a well saying that dedication to duty is not a sacrifice and doing something arbitrarily we think that we have sacrificed our energy without being sure about the direction.
We ought to be very much conscious about our responsibilities being assigned by God Almighty for something different and meaningful. We will be answerable for our deeds in the day of resurrection. It will take us long ways to reach to the destination but if are sincere with our selves and our duties. The current mindset created by the Mullahs will take us nowhere and will not be able to reach to our goals.
We have to work hard in the field of Science and technology as to discover the hidden truth which even God Almighty has mentioned in the Holy Quran to Ponder over things.
I hope that the young generation will try to be more realistic in understanding the facts and logics for a balanced life taking Science and Islam side by side without any ambiguities in the minds.
It is the need of the hour to understand the realities and to move away from the false believes and superstitions. We have to develop intellectuals, and scientists who could truly interpret the two very close areas i.e. Islam and science and use them for the welfare of the man kind in their worldly and spiritual life.