Bharat and American Bomb --------------1
The Islamic Bomb------------------------------10
The Islamic Bomb- Preface---------------27
The Distinguishing features of the atomic phenomenon by the Quran ----53
The verdict of Science on the present Adoption of
Science Gives the Decision---------121
The judgement of the Author-----------125
A Poem of Hafiz Shirazi------------------126
The term Islamic
Bomb having assumed a general and universal notoriety throughout the world and
having appeared both in the world press and publications, now appears, at least
in outward appearance, to be losing its luster. But the atomic bomb having been
the basic topic, it could not be safely assumed that the affair has been
finished. No, but the affair will only see its end with the end of the process
of the Baconian science - guided progress, (the basic cause of the appearance of
the atomic bomb), without any doubt or ambiguity, in the flames of the atomic
hell, that is the atomic bombs and the atomic radiations. The atomic bomb is
only the one thing. Tagging it with various denominations makes not a whit of
difference to its basic function. It is a hell, and calling it by different
names is only a calling. It is wrong, to call it as Christian, Islamic, Hindu or
Buddhist bomb. Let it rather be called as Baconian bomb, the common bomb. To
associate its name with any religion is a blasphemy against that religion, and
therefore accountable inspite of the rational, irreligious and scientific
outlook of the people of this present age. The atomic bomb is a phenomenon quite
peculiarly different from the rest of the phenomena. The Christian bomb will not
hesitate to kill the Christians nor will the Communist Bomb ever spare the
Communist. The Islamic, the Hindu, or the Buddhist bomb could not be regarded as
an exception to this rule. The Atomic bomb with its sophisticated name, that is
the nuclear bomb may be regarded as the common grave-digger of this mankind, and
will not make any distinction in erecting tombstones on the grave of different
Books on the topic
of Islamic Bomb have appeared in the World Press. These books as well might have
been expected, are based on a particular design, and having a
politico-journalistic, quasi-technical and strategic approach interwoven with
nuclear statutory fabric having a tinge of plaintive hue interlined with
reproaches. The overall spectacle of these books is that of a woman accusing,
altercating, bickering, hurling defiance at the adversary and expressing regret
at the wrong and the folly of the other. Two books of this kind have appeared in
English language, and both could be expected to deal with the same questions in
the same field, and having similar approach. Even if two hundred had been
produced, they would have the same pattern. Such books even if written with
admirable ability, in great detail and with exquisite beauty, could excite
neither appreciation in me, nor could be of much benefit from my point of view,
for they do not touch the real base of the problem, and merely play about in the
outer crest of the malady, while my treatment of the topic in my “Islamic Bomb”
is basic, philosophic and is concerned with the fundamental points of nuclear
science. Let it be remembered, that unless the basic root of this nuclear
problem is held, and eradicated, no superfluous or partial treatment will be of
any avail, till ultimately the last stage of the process has arrived in the
flames of the nuclear hell, to eradicate this mankind, and indeed all life on
earth in actual misery, affliction and disgrace.
Of these books one
is named as ‘PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB’ and is written by Maj. General D.K.Palit
and P.K.Namboodiri jointly, both of India. It appears strange to observe that
these authors regard the nuclear threat as a universal threat to all life on
earth, and they negate the efficacy of the nuclear proliferation treaty, and yet
instead of tackling the problem with a view to ridding the world of this plague,
they dwell at length and exclusively on the nuclear war strategies,
preparations, precautions, tactics of assault and defence besides trying to
shift the blame on the other party. How deeply this world appears to have been
hypnotized by the nuclear doom, may be judged from these books, whose authors,
whether they themselves know it or not, may be seen as men playing with the
brands snatched from the fire which is consuming their own house. These authors
appear in their seemingly capable discussions of their topic, as completely
ignorant of and indifferent to the real nature of nuclear phenomenon and its
consequent hazards. How dearly it is wished that they had known, that no other
alternative was left for this mankind but either to vanish under the hails of
atomic bombs suddenly, deservedly, or to perish, slowly, lingeringly and
deservedly under the stings of deadly radiations in misery and affliction after
a spell of existence on earth as cancer-ridden chimeras.
These are not just
an alarmist’s views. It is not even an exaggeration of the facts nor it is in
anyway indulgence in hyperbolism. This mankind that today raves in mad frenzy
after the reactors and the bombs will see this process to its Finish. This
science - guided, continuous, systematic, ever - increasing and infinite process
of wealth - accumulation will explode in nuclear flames and will consume this
mankind. And certainly no heavens will ever cry, for it is not the heavens that
did wrong to this mankind, but surely it is this mankind itself that has wronged
itself .It appears to be in no way amiss to say that merely pruning the branches
would no do, but rather the basic causes ought to be removed in order to remove
the effects. And what, by the way, happen to be the causes of the nuclear
malady? They are the habits of slander, and engrossment in the pursuit of
wealth, and the beliefs that, wealth would render them immortal. Unless indeed
these causes are removed, there is no power beneath the heaven and over this
earth to save this world from the nuclear doom.
‘PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB’ revolves about the Pakistani nuclear bomb, and the
effects of its birth on Indian nuclear programme. The two countries being
neighbours with constantly estranged mutual relations. The line of argument
assumed by these authors to prove the necessity and the subsequent birth of the
Pakistani nuclear bomb is this: that because Israel has the nuclear bomb and
Arabs have not, the Arabs will want to have one. Further because the Arabs have
the necessary money but Pakistanis have not, and because the Pakistani have the
necessary talent for building a nuclear bomb which the Arabs have not, the Arabs
will want Pakistan to build a nuclear bomb for the Arabs. And because the
Pakistanis and not the Arabs will build the nuclear bomb, it is natural that it
is the Pakistanis that’ll be in command of the bomb built by them for the Arabs.
But what is really worrying these authors is the point that Pakistanis will
retain some nuclear bombs for India, being their close adversary. India will
thus be obliged to counteract for safety and integrity and will be dragged
reluctantly into the nuclear war preparations.
necessities of options to India against the prospective birth of the ‘PAKSITANIC
BOMB’ the authors of ‘PAKISTAN’S BOMB’ write:-
“Clearly it was to
Pakistan’s advantage to obtain approval---- and the funds----for an “ISLAMIC
BOMB" by projecting the Arab-Israel conflict and the advantages to be gained by
injecting an Arab Nuclear Argument into that confrontation. It is also clear
that once Pakistan has acquired a minimum nuclear armoury, it will switch the
focus of its strategic thrust from the Israel to the Indian conflict, whatever
the Arabs might say. And when that happens, an agreement on the nuclear free
zone or a joint declaration would be of no help to Indian security. India will
therefore have to rely on more credible options”.
ISLAMIC BOMB PAGE 137)
options to India as follows:-
nuclear explicitly, following Pakistani Test, and to make representations for it
ahead of the event.
Expanding its conventional forces, both offensive and defensive, to deter
Pakistan’s nuclear threat with a conventional threat of deep thrusts and long
scale occupation of territory.
(3) Using a
strategy of uncertainty based on a declared policy of No-weapons but to continue
further nuclear tests (including Thermo-nuclear ones) and to accelerate missile
(4) Using a
strategy of uncertainty based on a declared policy of No-weapons but at the same
time preparing a sufficient number of nuclear weapons with the last wires
ISLAMIC BOMB PAGE 146)
further explain the implications of these four options. They write:-
“All the four
strategies have their casts in political and economic terms. The first strategy
would mean India giving up its “Ideological” struggle for nuclear disarmament,
perhaps by adopting the strategy, India would be able to ensure its own security
and even gain a political stature in a world dominated by the nuclear cult, but
it would mean a major set-back for the humanitarian aim of striving for a
denuclearized world. The second strategy would be valid only for a limited
period of time, that is, till Pakistan builds up a reasonable stock-pile. It
would also be a very costly alternative. The third strategy would call for a
reversal of the Prime Minister's personal commitment (which is not the
Government’s policy) not to have any more test explosions. The fourth strategy
is perhaps the cheapest and the best, and an adversary would expect this of
India. The most dangerous scenario for India will be a policy of drift, that is,
to adopt an apparently moralistic stand without debate or deep consideration.
This would have us to be caught in a state of physical and emotional
unpreparedness, which could only lead to a trauma far worse than that we
experienced in 1962”-.
ISLAMIC BOMB PAGE 146-7)
the thoughts like ensuring the national security through nuclear preparations,
or over-running and occupying the hostile nuclear territories by means of
overwhelmingly superior conventional forces, or keeping nuclear weapons with
least wires unconnected could hardly match the sentiments like the
denuclearization of the world. Such thoughts could be likened to the mutual
massacre of the inmates of a ship on fire. Inmates cutting each other’s throats
and crying peace. What it is wondered would have been the views of the Late
Mahatma Gandhi, the reputed Saint of Ahansa on the point. The poor Mahatma might
perhaps have writhed in anguish and washed his hands off the doomed humanity in
dismay. The cause of general blindness of mankind could have most easily been
imputed to mankind’s general ignorance of the subject of atomic energy and its
dreadful, but unavoidable hazards, had not the most learned in this subject been
found the blindest of all in their enthusiasms for the atomic energy and atomic
weapons. The ignorance therefore could be reckoned as one of the causes at most.
The actual causes perhaps lay somewhere else, unknown to this mankind.
The inefficacy of
the Non-Proliferation-Treaty and the subsequent spread of nuclear weapons was a
factor quite sufficient to expose the reality to any one, but the authors of
PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB do not appear to find the cue inspite of the fact that
they knew the inefficacy of the N.P.T. They write:-
“Ours is an
attempt to present to the people of India the real significance of the terms of
the so called, N.P.T., how they serve not only to legitimate proliferation among
the five nuclear powers (vertical proliferation) but also to provide loopholes
for selective clandestine proliferation to countries like Israel and South
Africa, while withholding the benefits of the nuclear industry from the nuclear
ISLAMIC BOMB INTROD. P VII)
Nuclear Powers are
the criminals of the first order for having built the things like the atomic
weapons, but to what use the Israel and the South Africa have put their nuclear
technology other than building the atomic weapons? The fact that the nuclear
powers themselves should restrain others only from having the nuclear power is a
fact in itself which goes a long way to expose the moral situation of an age in
which we now live, and to expose the reality of the nuclear probabilities in the
course of time. The authors of PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB themselves reveal the
morality of the cultists of nuclear weapons. They write:-
“This book is an
attempt to clear the minds of deliberate misinformation and misconceptions built
up over the last thirty-four years by the cultists of nuclear weapons. It is a
rebuttal of the conventional wisdom on nuclear proliferation and the folk-lore
developed by the bards of nuclear weapon nations and their allies in various
peace movements and arms control lobbies. Our purpose here is to expose the
myth-makers and to demolish the myth”.
ISLAMIC BOMB INTROD. PAGE VI)
But Alas! The
pledged iconoclast himself inwardly appears to be a devoted worshiper of the
idol which he declares to break to pieces. And the nuclear myth-breaker is seen
to have been entangled in the myth himself.
Complaining of the
inefficacy of the Nonproliferation Treaty, these authors say:-
impression is that the Non-Proliferation Movement, ending with the
Non-Proliferation Treaty which signed by 103 nations, aimed specifically at
preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. It is learned that proliferation in
fact is taking place freely in the world. As one of the first countries to voice
concern on this issue and to sponsor proposals for a Non-Proliferation Treaty,
India has been in the fore-front of the movement to control the spread of, and
finally abolish, unclear weapons. And yet the concern that we expressed in
general terms at the U.N. has now arrived at our own door-steps”.
ISLAMIC BOMB PAGE 64)
It is not
sufficient to express concern and make proposals in the case of nuclear problem.
Here the temptations have to be withstood, storms braved and sacrifices made.
The nuclear concern will not remain only at the door-step of nations, but it
will actually enter the house and ransack it completely. It is a universal
intruder well invited.
The necessity of
the hour for the people of India according to the authors of ‘PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC
BOMB’ was to turn hawks. They who stood behind moral legal values and did on
this basis opposed atomic bomb were doves. The authors say:-
have been debated in India for a number of years now---- then there were the
“doves” of this country, a mix of intellectuals, businessmen and a number of
faceless people in the government. Their line was to hide behind AD HOC moral
legal values that seldom bore relevance to the point at issue but seemed to gain
support from various ill-informed success for their anti-bomb stand”.
ISLAMIC BOMB PAGE 91-2)
be remarked that no differentiation could be made between doves and hawks in the
event of atomic bomb explosion. It is said, that not the presence of mind, but
the absence of mind it is, that is indeed at the moment of the explosion of the
atomic bomb. Those devoid of moral legal values will not fare better than the
votaries of moral legal values when the moment arrived. How these authors will
fare, is not known.
The authors of
"PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB" basing their faith on the efficacy of nuclear
deterrence describe the nature of the nuclear dialogue that emanates from the
mutual deterrence of two nuclear powers. They say:-
dialogue is such that it at once divides and unites the two nuclear antagonists
because of the realization that a nuclear war between them would be so
devastating as to make survival of either nation as a viable society a doubtful
ISLAMIC BOMB PAGE 113)
No doubt the
theory of mutual deterrence is a time-honored theory. It has no particular or
exclusive origin in the nuclear affair but it could well be applied to stick,
knife or pistol. But the point which deserves note is that why there is
apprehension of the danger of nuclear war between the nuclear powers, after they
are all equally possessed of nuclear deterrence? It is the factor of nuclear
arms race that supersedes the factor of nuclear deterrence. To stop the arms
race between the powers is something which appears as well nigh an
improbability. If then this mankind cherishes a desire to avoid the final
nuclear holocaust which indeed is something terrible beyond imagination, it has
to look somewhere else in order to find the method of eliminating the dreadful
danger. People will have to learn to look at the affair from a different angle
altogether. It is not possible to extract the fangs of this nuclear serpent.
There is no way there but to kill it, for no antidote exists for the nuclear
venom. But how to kill this nuclear adder? It has conditions. The destruction of
the cause of its appearance only could ensure its death. To expect peace or
survival in the presence of atomic bomb is a hope only of the damned and the
with those that deal with the nuclear problem is that they see the thing in its
present perspective when only a few powers in the world have the atomic weapons,
and only few reactors are there in the world. They fail to peep into the future,
in the age of full-fledged atomic energy, when most countries will have atomic
weapons, and when a far greater number of reactors will be functioning
throughout the world. And although they try to estimate the number of reactors
in future, they fail to picture a world in which everything from a powerhouse to
a private car will have its own independent reactor, and this earth will appear
enwrapped in a maze of shooting stars that is the radiations of exploding
reactors?. If they would work up their imagination, so far, they would cease to
talk of deterrence and dialogues and monopolies, and would but weep and gnash
their teeth in agony, if they could.
Inspite of their
firm faith in nuclear deterrence, the authors of ‘PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB’
discuss the necessity of the success of the first nuclear battle. They say:-
“But in the case
of nuclear battle if we depend upon experience to evolve a new doctrine, we
might find that at the first battle it is already too late. It is the first
battle that will have to be successfully fought according to an effective (even
if theoretical) doctrine”.
ISLAMIC BOMB PAGE 120)
If this be the
case, then surely both the nuclear antagonist powers will sleep on live embers
for fear of nuclear attack. And in order to gain precedence and exploit the
chance both will try to neglect the principal of declaring war on the enemy.
That will indeed be living a life not worth living and a world not worth living
The Authors of the
"PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB" say:-
“Ours is not a
scholarly work, but a presentation of the realities underlying one of the most
crucial issue governing the survival of mankind”.
ISLAMIC BOMB PAGE VII. Introd.)
authors know that the nuclear issue is one of the most crucial issues and they
know that it governs the survival of mankind. But unfortunately the reality is
that the nuclear issue does not govern the survival of mankind. And this is the
angle of observation which makes all the difference. What these authors, and
almost the entire community of authors in these days believe is that the atomic
war could be stopped. And if it starts, it could be survived. And also that the
atomic war could be controlled and confined to certain regions. But the actual
object in their eyes is the use of atomic-energy-for-peace. They are the victims
of illusions and optimisms.
The influence of
retribution has blinded this mankind and it is due to this blindness that they
fail to see the glaring realities so dreadfully grim, so terribly grievous as
the effects of atomic bomb and the atomic radiations, and the impossibility of
protection against them. They are the victims of a conceit peculiar only to
those doomed. They see the dwarfish unarmed man against the fiery giant atom
bomb in the arena, and hope the man to win. Their discussions of the nuclear
strategies are the discussions of a plan of universal nuclear suicide and
nothing else. Is any defence possible against the nuclear bomb? Is it possible
to furnish all the individuals residing in the neighbouring districts of
reactors with any means whatsoever of protection against the radiations of the
leaking and the exploding reactors that would flood the neighbouring districts
with deadly radiations?. Is there any sure cure for radiation sickness, or is
there any in sight? Could the mutated genes, mutated by radiations, be detected
or destroyed? Or could anything be done after the mutated genes have manifested
their existence in the form of abnormal chimera? Or is the permissible dose of
radiation certainly correct? Nay but verily this mankind is determined to throw
itself into the flames of a blazing atomic hell, the nuclear jehannah, well
merited, well planned.
The emergence of
the term Islamic bomb has caused an alarm in the world at large. What will they
do when there will in this world be Naga Bombs, Mezu Bombs, Hara bombs, Kari
Bombs? When every terrorist gang will have its own stockpile of portable atomic
devices? And when every Nomad will have its nuclear armourry in his tent. But
that will not be a life of human beings, but a life of Jinns, indeed miserable
these majestic monuments of science, that appear so strong, so durable, could
vanish in a matter of moments in the event of atomic war as if by magic wand. Or
they may be left as the memorials of an extinct species as a result of the
devastation caused by the radiations of the atomic-energy-for-peace. Facts
indeed bitter, yet facts verifiable scientifically.
BHARAT AND AMERICAN BOMB
About seven years
after the publication of ‘PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB’ by Maj. Gen. D.K.Palit and
P.K.S. Namboodiri, both of India, an article “Bharat and American Bomb",
appeared in Indian Express Delhi in 1987, that deserves to be considered just
after the discussion of “Pakistan’s Islamic bomb”, because we can thus see the
difference in thought that has occurred, and the deterioration in the state of
nuclear mania that has appeared within these six or seven years. The authors of
“PAKISTAN’S ISLAMIC BOMB” have regarded the nuclear threat as a universal threat
to all life on earth, and have negated the efficiency of the Nuclear Non -
Proliferation Treaty, and although they have discussed at length the nuclear war
strategies, preparations, precautions, tactics of nuclear assault and defence,
yet it clearly appears that a sense of regret and the factor of exigency and
helplessness constantly pervades their mind. Whereas the author of the article
in question (Dr. Ashoke Kapur, an Indian by birth and a Professor of Political
Science in the Waterloo University of Canada), wants India to go head-long into
the nuclear armament, without so much as a mention of the nuclear hazards, not
only in reference to Indo-Pakistan Nuclear conflict but in the international
perspective without any fear of atomic war, because the atomic weapons are made
not to use them but rather are a show of power and a means of political
influence. The Professor of Waterloo University appears to win the
Indo-Pak-Nuclear-Waterloo as well as the Waterloo of International politics with
one dire yell, forgetting that he did not stand in the field of ancient
Mahabharat exhorting the Chariot-ridden warriors to victory, but rather twisted
the tails of fiery nuclear war demons of twentieth century. Such a Mackmohan of
Mahabharat could neither be regarded as a friend of India, nor a votary of world
peace. Applause he might have from the Hawks of India, but there are millions in
India, like General Duhra and others who hate atomic bombs, but will they be
heard. They may be roasted, alive in the atomic fire, along with the hawks
innocently. Russell and Einstein made appeals to mankind to forget their
quarrels in order to avoid the third world war that is atomic war. But, did
anyone hearken to their appeals. Did the people forget their quarrels. No
appeals are of any avail, until the root of the atomic trouble, that is greed is
cut. Atomic bomb is only the fruit. Pick up the fruits and others will grow in
time. And now let us read the startling article of Dr. Ashoke Kapur. He says:-
Abdul Qadeer’s bomb is not the Pakistani bomb. It is Islamic bomb neither. The
fact is that Reagan Administration is patronizing the project of Pakistani bomb,
in order to keep both countries, India and Pakistan, on the same diplomatic and
military level. In the light of the interviews of Nuclear Experts and
politicians which I have taken in Washington, London, Ottawa, and Delhi, I can
say, that the Pakistani bomb is a veritable reality. But there are other factors
besides as follows:-
within the Indo-Pak sub-continent or whether in the world at large, the
political influence of India depends on its power, including the power of
nuclear weapons. If Pakistan owned the nuclear bomb, which India did not, then
the neighboring countries will go on the side of Pakistan and will ignore India.
(2) In order to
maintain the balance of power between India and Pakistan, and between India and
China, it is essential for India to go nuclear; otherwise, the process of
modernizing the Indian military power will prove vain less.
disregard India only because America thinks India is a weak country. The same is
the reason of America’s not selling the Super-Computers to India, and curtailing
its aid to India. If India will go nuclear and have its stock-piles of nuclear
armament, then America will try to regain the lost India. Further the decision
to go nuclear will be helpful in the improvement of high technology industries
(4) The lesson
which we learn from history after the event of Hiroshima is that the atomic
weapons are built not for using them, but rather are a show of power and a means
of political influence. Let India therefore prepare atomic weapons”.
are the thoughts of a Professor, who is presently engaged in writing his book,
‘PAKISTAN’S ATOMIC POWER”, it is not difficult to guess what will be the gist of
thought in his book. I am opposed to Darwinian surmise regarding human origin.
His ugly surmise, however, if seen in the perspective of the nuclear age, would
appear not much amiss.
now cast a glance upon the contents of the article. Nothing could be farther
from truth than the allegation that America patronized the Pakistan’s bomb.
India may or may not gain the political influence by dint of atomic stockpiles,
but the nuclear India will surely subject itself to ruinous atomic hazards and
will have its share in throwing the world peace in jeopardy. Indian atomic bomb
would destroy the Non-nuclear Pakistan, but the atomic radiations could destroy
a part of Indian population and could make life miserable in the remaining part.
While in the case of nuclear Pakistan, both India and Pakistan would be changed
into rubble. And if China too joined the holocaust then the entire world would
feel the effects of radiations. Even the world war may start.
Ashoke Kapur laments that America does not sell super computers to India and
curtails the aid to India because America knows India has no atomic power. But
forgets that America does not sell technology to Russia, although Russia has an
equal number of atomic weapons, and American law forbids any aid to a country
which is engaged in making atomic bomb. And lastly about the marvellous lesson
which Dr. Kapur has learned from history after the event of Hiroshima, namely,
that the atomic weapons are made not to use, but to keep as a show of power and
a means of political influence. So conspicuous is this rule that no comments
seem necessary. Dr. Kapur, might not wake up to see the world destroyed by the
atomic bombs. Yet let the believers in the philosophy of nuclear deterrence
know, that Dr. Kapur’s judgment is only another facet of the belief in
deterrence, only a little bolder, though as false as could be.
is due to ignorance that Dr. Kapur ignores the side of nuclear hazards, then he
ought to assume reticence, and if it is the result of blinding zeal then it is
the zeal-ill-applied, very. Such a man could not be regarded as a friend of
India. And if he is afraid, he is a very unwise friend. He exhorts his
countrymen to jump into the atomic hell. Let the people of India and Pakistan
know that the super-powers have enough nuclear fuel to set all this world on
fire. A few nuclear war-heads of India and Pakistan would not mean much in the
universal perspective. Yet from the economic point of view the affair may prove
disastrous, and from the political point of view it surely is the harbinger of
nuclear misery and atomic destruction.
all the people of India will be of the same opinion about nuclear armament as
Dr. Ashoke Kapur. There are millions opposed to it. General Duhra is an
appreciably conspicuous example. Yet they are called as doves. Their misfortune
is that the hawks will have the sway, and ultimately when the brave hawks will
be roasted alive in the nuclear fire, the poor, soft-hearted doves will
experience the same fate. Let it be remembered that unclear fight between the
nuclear India and nuclear Pakistan meant the total destruction of both.
Dr. Kapur has
learned a lesson from history after the event of Hiroshima, namely, that the
atomic weapons are made not to be used, but are kept only as a show of power and
a means of political influence. This indeed is a great lesson. Marvellous
and great. I too have learned a lesson after the event of Hiroshima. Namely,
that this science-guided, continuous, ever-increasing
and infinite process of wealth-accumulation
through man’s dominion over the forces of nature, in short the modern progress,
the fruit of Francis Bacon’s modern philosophy of Atomism is a scientific and
philosophic process beginning with atom and moving on the path of atomism to
terminate in atomic
bomb that is the nuclear hell. In other words,
this humanity is being dragged onto the final destination that is the atomic
hell. No power on earth can save this mankind, until
and unless the basic cause
of the trouble, namely, greed is removed. Do I need to tell the
that the philosophy of their religion is
the philosophy of Maya, which is
basically against the worldly greed. Or do I need to tell the Buddhists that the
philosophy of their religion, the philosophy of Narvan is an antithesis of
worldly greed. Or do I need to tell the Muslims, the followers of the Quran,
that Islam like every other true revealed religion is basically opposed to the
love of this world, and has the entire emphasis laid on the other world.
No doubt it negates the life of Hermitism. But it also does not allow a headlong
fall into the wordly life. From this point of view the Muslims of this present
age are the victim of great misunderstandings, regarding the Quran’s view about
this present science-guided, exclusively worldly culture. Yet this is not the
place to go into any detail. The atomic fire that is the atomic bomb and the
atomic radiations will show them their mistake. Or, is it necessary to remind
the Christian, that the present culture of atomism, the culture of worldly
wealth and greed is not at all Christian. It is manifestly Anti-Christian. And
its sure end is a very pgainful
and very disgraceful fall
in the flames of atomic hell, both in this transient and the next eternal world,
unless otherworldly greed is eliminated. Though the quality of
worldly greed is inescapable from
science- guided culture. No
doubt the very basis of this culture
is the worldly greed.
It is a culture which is Anti-Christian, Anti-Islamic,
And now back to our topic, our view of the book called ‘THE ISLAMIC BOMB’ and
written by our Western friends Steve Weissman and Herbert Krosney, who appear to
deny Islamic world the privilege of making the atomic bomb considering it a
threat to world peace, while considering at the same time the atomic monopoly as
the prerogative of the Western people. The authors show great anxiety about the
single Islamic Bomb which is not even as yet made. Which is as yet no more than
a doubtful shadow. But they close their eyes completely from the numerous stock-piles
of the atomic powers. But for these stock-piles,
the attitude of these authors
in denying the Islamic World a
right to a make
or own atomic
have been considered very friendly and deserving gratitude. They would have been
regarded as kindly warners
against the presence of grisly
blight like the dynamite in one’s house. Do these authors think that by such
tactics they shall succeed in keeping people away
from the nuclear project? No.
in this way rather enkindle
the fire in the hearts of the deprived
people, who thus realize that they only are denied the
privilege. It is just like awakening the sleeping lions.
Indeed the Treaty of Non-Proliferation which denies a right to a certain people
and at the same time allows the same right to others has no basis. Its failure
is inevitable. Those denied
will prepare the atomic bomb as
they are capable of doing so,
by hook or by crook, in the heat of anxiety about the solemnity, integrity and
their countries. The solution
is not in the
Non-Proliferation Treaties. It is rather in complete and indiscriminate
abolition of atomic weapons throughout the world on pain of death. I am totally
against the presence of atomic bombs in the Islamic World, but how I can stop
them while others have.
The book "PAKISTAN'S ISLAMIC BOMB” by Indian authors we have already
discussed. We will now discuss the book ‘THE ISLAMIC BOMB’ written by Steve
Weissman and Herbert Krosney, two western authors. It is a nucleo-political
study of the Middle East region. The authors write, “It is due to our anxiety
for the sensitive middle East; anxiety amanating from the growing interest of
the countries of that region in the preparation of nuclear arms, which means a
threat to the world peace, that we have written this book. Four countries,
namely, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel and India have in the main been subjected to the
study in the book. Pakistan and Iraq, according to the authors, are countries of
unstable societies. While Israel and India are Democratic Countries internally
stable. The leaders of all these countries, have their reasons and compulsions.
They therefore, are prone to exercise less caution than the leaders of the
developed Nuclear States. If Pakistan and Iraq go nuclear and have their own
atomic bombs, then Israel and India would be obliged to go nuclear publicly and
form their nuclear strategies accordingly. That will add fuel to the existing
fire. The authors have expressed their alarm at the indiscriminate spread of
arms in the unruly and turbulent region of Middle-East by a handful of stable
and industrialized countries. The authors fear, proliferation is increasing in
The Authors narrate the nuclear history of Pakistan. Bhutto’s
meeting in Multan in January 1972, the day, the authors say, “The Pakistani Bomb
was born”. Bhutto’s tour of Islamic Countries in quest of money for the nuclear
bomb. Colonel Qadaafi’s agreement with Bhutto and willingness to provide the
finance for the Pakistani Nuclear project. Bhutto’s negotiations with France for
obtaining reprocessing plant. Pakistan’s clandestine purchase of the parts of
uranium enrichment plant, in the Western countries and finally the installation
of the Kahuta Uranium Enrichment Plant by Dr. Abdul Qadeer in 1975. Iraqi
reactor in Oserak is followed by the authors from its beginning to its final
destruction by the bombardment of Israeli planes in June 1981. The act of
Israeli planes is applauded by the authors, as ‘The resounding direct approach
to the solution”. About Indian nuclear project a lot is told and the
capabilities of India in the Nuclear field attested by the authors. Indian test
explosion in May 1974 is criticized as an event which started most undesirable
arms race in the region. Israel’s nuclear struggle is told. It is asserted that
Israel possessed 10 to 20 atomic weapons, though Israel denies it. The authors
have quoted the Times Magazine’s issue of 12th April 1976, according to which
during that war of 1973, at a time when Israeli forces suffered a severe
set-back , the Israeli Prime Minister gave orders to keep the atomic bombs
ready. Thirteen 20 kiloton bombs were assembled and taken to Phantom jets. But
before the bombs were used, the tide turned in favour of Israel and the bombs
were taken to desert Arsenals still ready for use. Although Israel denied this
report, yet according to the authors, facts proved the event substantially.
The essence of the argument in the book may be summarized as
That because Pakistan has the intention of making the atomic bomb,
and because it has achieved the required capability, therefore it will succeed
in its enterprise. And because it is feared that the Pakistani bomb might reach
into the hands of the Arabs, and because the Arabs and Israel stand at
loggerheads with each other, the nuclear scuffle might start in the unruly and
turbulent region of Middle East; and might flourish into world atomic war. The
authors therefore deem it necessary that Pakistan should be stopped from making
the atomic bomb in the interest of world’s peace.
The argument of the authors is serene and the sentiment is
commendable as far as the thought of world peace is concerned. But let us have a
look on the general situation of some countries of the world. The entire world
seems to be in confrontation. Pakistan stands in confrontation with India on the
eastern border. Russian forces are engaged in fighting in Afghanistan on the
Western border of Pakistan. India stands in confrontation with Pakistan on the
West and with China on the North. China stands in confrontation with India on
the South and with Russia on the West. Arabs stand in confrontation with
Israel. Israel stands in confrontation with Arabs. Iran is engaged in fighting
with Iraq. Iraq is engaged in fighting with Iran. USA stands in confrontation
with USSR and USSR stands in confrontation with USA. But let us hear their views
on the nuclear weapons.
Pakistan : I have no intention whatsoever to build atomic bombs. My nuclear
program is purely for peaceful purposes.
India : My nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes. However if Pakistan
will make the nuclear bomb, I will follow suit.
Speaks Israel :-
Israel : I have no nuclear weapons. Nor do I intend to have any.
Speak Russia :-
Russia : I have stockpiles, but I am not so inhuman as to use them. I am
obliged to keep my nuclear arsenals only against the nuclear weapons of America.
America : I have kept my atomic weapons as deterrent to keep the aggressor
away. I do not like even the proliferation of the atomic weapons.
The oracle speaks that if the delay in atomic war will allow them,
every country capable of making atomic weapons will make them. And when war
began, they will use them without compunction. A general view of the situation
of the world shows that not only the region of Middle East is sensitive but
rather the whole atmosphere of the world is sensitive and hot. To single out one
country such as Pakistan and declare it dangerous in the present situation of
the world does not appear as very reasonable. The conscience of the authors
might have kept them certainly uneasy at their decision against Pakistan unless
indeed they believed in the full justification of their view. Let it be known
that I am strongly opposed to the atomic bomb. I would dislike it even if my
father made it. If these authors had tried to stop a country from making atomic
bomb purely on humanitarian basis, it would have given me heart-felt joy, for I
believe that the atomic bomb is a curse for even its owner. It is not a weapon.
It is a divine chastisement. It is harbinger of poverty and misery whether it is
in stockpiles or whether is in the battle field.
The authors are worried about the proliferation of atomic weapons in
Middle East. At the same time they fail to realize the existence of thousands of
atomic weapons in some countries. They have followed the nuclear odyssey of
Middle East, but have ignored the nuclear Iliad of atomic powers. It is a matter
of common sense that the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the presence of the
privileged class of nations could only be stopped in the non-privileged
countries by force. But the force will become weaker and weaker, and the nuclear
weapons will spread more and more all over the world. The stockpiles will on the
earth twinkle like the stars in the sky on a dark night.
The authors express their satisfaction at the destruction of the
Iraqi Reactor at Oserak. They applaud it as, “the resounding direct approach to
its solution”. They are mistaken. If all the atomic reactors and atomic weapons
in the world are destroyed, they will again grow like the fruit in the season.
Until the root of the trouble is cut, no action will be of any avail. The
treaties of Non-Proliferation, the theories of deterrence, the ideas of
No-first-strike will evaporate. Not only the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of
atomic bombs will fail and atomic weapons will spread, but also all other
appendages of this Baconian culture, namely, population, narcotics, terrorism,
immorality, misery, dispute, selfishness, anxiety for the cruel necessities of
life will proliferate, till the atmosphere of the world gets so hot that it will
burst into atomic flames to reach the logical conclusion. No protection is
possible from the atomic bomb, nor any protection is possible against the atomic
radiations. And it is well known by the blinded scientists of the blinded world.
Even now it appears that no alternative is left for this mankind but either to
perish under the hails of atomic bombs suddenly, deservedly, or to die a slow,
lingering miserable death under the deadly stings of the atomic radiations.
Imagine the state of a world when every powerhouse, ship, factory, aeropalane
and even the private car will have its own reactor. The atomic hell cares not
for faith, religion, creed, colour, nationality, riches, poverty. It will
destroy them that pride in their wealth, and have confidence in its
continuation. The Muslims, the Christians, the Communists, the Hinds, the
Buddhists, the believers and the atheists will all meet the same end in the
flames of the blazing nuclear jehannah. The nuclear iconoclast will scatter the
statue of Einstein, the God of Scientists and the originator of the Theory of
Relativity, into smithereens, but none will see them. Yet the world behaves like
the old American who stamped the earth with his foot and cried, America cannot
be destroyed. Who can tell the simple old man, that he could hardly have time to
stamp the earth twice before American could be changed into scattered heaps of
ash and soot.
How to escape the dreadful doom is the question. Super powers say,
check the spread of the atomic weapons in non atomic countries and every thing
will be OK. The sages say forget your quarrels, and there will be no third world
war. Other ills like hunger and disease will be eliminated by more production.
All these three prescription are failures. Non proliferation is impossible.
Quarrels are on the increase. Hunger and disease is increasing in proportion to
the increase in production. Bertrand Russel died disappointed. In 1964. He wrote
to me, “Since Adam and Eve ate the apple, man has never abstained from any
folly that he was capable of, and the end is the atomic bomb”. Was Russell
amiss in his surmise? Certainly not.
How to escape the atomic doom ? The philosophers of this modern age
have failed to expose the real cause of the trouble. Their view has been limited
to the quarrels and production. The study of this Baconian modern atomism
reveals that it is a culture of science-guided process of systematic, ever
increasing, continuous and infinite progress, which is a means of wealth
accumulation appearing as if this process will continue forever. Thus
engrossment in wealth accumulation and a notion of the eternity of this process
of wealth accumulation are the manifest characteristics of this particular
culture. A study of the subject from Galileoe’s Astronomy through Darwin’s
Biology to Einstein’s Relativity, and from the Railway engine to the Hydrogen
Bomb reveals explicitly that the desire of wealth and worldly facilities have
been the incentive. The accumulation of wealth became the sole object of man’s
life, and wealth assumed the form of a deity to be worshipped all over the world
with a belief in its eternity. The influence of faith gradually dwindled and the
sense of religion almost vanished. Thus the root of the trouble is greed.
Another feature of this culture is propaganda which has assumed the
intellectualized form of slander and backbiting in this age. And just as when
these ingredients of Dynamites combine, the result is explosive, when these
three ingredients, namely, the propaganda, engrossment in wealth accumulation,
and belief in the eternity of wealth combines, the result is atomic explosion.
The atomic fire is the scientific, philosophical and logical result of these
three habits. To escape, therefore, the horrible atomic doom in the blazing
fires of atomic hell, the eradication of these three habits is essential. Yet it
is hard for any one to believe that there is anything evil in these habits. They
are so blinded by the intensity of the urge of greed, yet there is not a
religion that has not condemned, exclusive love of wealth, and habit of slander.
This surmise and its implications might appear as impracticable in the
prevailing circumstances but the consequences are inevitable and to every
sensible man frightful.
Painful indeed and thought-provoking fact discovered in the book is
the message, ‘THE BHUDHA IS SMILING’ the message that was sent to Delhi on the
successful test explosion of India in 1974. No worse example of the degree of
degeneration of human mind could be cited. Bhudha, the symbol of peace and
mercy, to smile on the abominable site of a demon that burned the people alive
in millions, and made the life on earth miserable. Nay, but Buddha at the site
of horrors wept bitterly and turned his face away. If Budhah smiled at the
nuclear powers of India, and Christ smiled at the Christian prowess in
Hiroshima, and Moses smiled at the nuclear prowess of Israel, and Mohammad Peace
be upon him, smiled on the nuclear prowess of the Muslim, then on the day of the
demonstration of the nuclear prowess of these powers, when this earth will pose
as the blazing nuclear jehannah, Satan will smile at the spectacle. The
spectacle that proved the truth of his word, when he had said to God,
God, I will not leave one of this man’s posterity to walk in your way”.
Muslims have not even taken offense at the hateful name, ‘THE
ISLAMIC BOMB. They are so entirely engrossed in the world of materialism that in
search of a few material benefits they are willing to swallow every insult. They
can see the material benefits but they are blind to insults. Christians, Jews
and Hindus can see one Islamic Bomb yet unborn, but are blind to those hundreds
of thousands of deadly nuclear things that lay in the arsenals of the atomic
powers. Mankind at large can see the trivial facilities of science but is
totally blind to the havoc that the nuclear weapons and nuclear radiations are
going to play with their life. The religious minded can see the religion
dwindling in proportion to the increase in materialistic activities with the
increase of progress, but cannot foresee the time when the religion will
ultimately vanish before the all-time occupation of man’s mind by the
materialistic activities. This universal blindness of one eye, the right eye, is
a subject of research. There is a reminiscence of antichristic blindness of
right eye in this feature so universally and so clearly to be seen in the
present-day world. While the world of machines could be traced back to the
golden Calf of Al-samari "the touch me not”.
I say not to you, that this Spirit of this modern science-guided age
of materialistic atomism is the same Dajal as was predicted by Holy Prophet
peace be upon him , but what I can say with certainty is that it is an evil
spirit and it will roast this mankind alive in a nuclear kiln. Therefore in
order to save the mankind, the destruction of this demon is necessary. It is the
duty of the Muslims, the followers of the Quran to stand up against the atomic
hell, and stop the nations from making the atomic bombs, and force the atomic
powers to destroy their atomic stockpiles. This world will be grateful to him
who will save the mankind from the painful atomic doom.
In 1945, after the catastrophe of Hiroshima, Ronald Knox wrote in
his book, ‘GOD AND THE ATOM,’ Heavens preserve us from the Nuclear baptism, I
happened to read this book in 1970, the book was so well written, it was so
impressive that it could have changed the mind of mankind. But nothing happened.
It appeared only as the first severe shock of the unbelievably great
confrontation caused by a single bomb. The book is written on philosophic
pattern and does not contain the harrowing tales of the dreadful nuclear
hazards. The book proved to be no more than a sigh of repentance and sorrow. The
world went on with nuclear programme. Who could stop any one determined to jump
in the fire. Ronald Knox stated future probabilities in the world of religion,
pined for a person with unusual capability, to appear and save the world. He
“And I suspect that the atom will be the totem of irreligion
tomorrow, as the Amoeba was yesterday. Meanwhile we have to reckon not only with
the attacks of our enemies, but with the inadequate apologies of faint-hearted
friends. There will be an intensified demand for the kind of apologetic which
gives up the notion of religious certainty, and attempts to rally the sporting
spirit of our compatriots in favour of a balance of probabilities. There will be
fresh attempts to dissociate natural theology altogether from our experience of
the world around us, to concentrate more and more on arguments derived from the
exigencies and the instincts of the human nature itself. Meanwhile, the seminary
trained theologian, with all the wisdom of the centuries at his fingertips, will
find himself more than ever talking a strange language, more than ever at cross
purposes with the SHIBBOLETHS of an atomic age. So it will go on, I suppose,
till we find someone with enough courage, enough learning, enough public
standing to undertake the synthesis; there is a battle royal, long overdue,
which has still to be fought out a the academic level”.
(GOD AND THE ATOM page 18)
Sense of religion has fast dwindled during the years after the
tragic event of Hiroshima. Mankind is so engrossed in the struggle for the
necessities of life, and the governments are so anxious about the solemnity and
integrity of their countries, that the sense of religion has disappeared from
the Human mind. Though in the western countries in recent years clergy has stood
up against the atomic bombs, but to no tangible avail. However, nearer the
nuclear hazards approach, the greater will the anxiety of the people be, and
stronger will be the endeavour against the abominable thing, the nuclear bomb.
But that which Ronald Knox has said about the person to fight the Royal Battle,
let it be known that the fighter of the royal battle was engaged in struggle
even at the time when the book GOD AND THE ATOM was being written in 1945. I
was assigned the Mission in Mussayib in Iraq in 1942. The Abrahamic Mission to
warn this world about the horrors of the atomic hell. Since then I am engaged in
a gruesome struggle, and now I have fourteen volumes in English complete that
treat the entire subject of atomism, from Democritus to the atomic bomb. This
world will be saved from the nuclear jehannah, God willing, Insha Allah.
A certain amount of discretion is necessarily to be exercised by any
one who writes a book. Particularly so, if the book treats some international
topic. A casual slip on the part of the writer may throw a world in convulsions
and do unpredictable damage to the peace and solemnity of the entire mankind.
Did not the authors of "THE ISLAMIC BOMB" realize that such a name of the book
will mean insult to the entire Muslim community and injure their feelings
severely. Was it not possible to choose some other appropriate name, for
example, “The nuclear threat increasing in the Middle east” etc. Do the authors
think that they have rendered any service to humanity or to any block by making
the name of their book so conspicuous as to arouse the antagonistic feelings of
two regions of the world, and to create rivalry and enmity between them.
Feelings may smolder and may not find way to expressions, but the checked
feelings do erupt with greater intensity in time. The book could have been
written in a different way with better acceptability and better results.
They wonder whence Pakistan got the uranium. They know that Israel
got uranium and they know that India got uranium, but why should they think it
difficult for Pakistan to get uranium. If others could sow radium and grow
uranium, and could raise nuclear winds to feel the nuclear whirlwinds why not
Pakistan. All the declarations of Pakistan’s Government, that Pakistan had no
intention of making the atomic bomb are ignored. No one believes no one in this
nuclear affair--- so unblessed is this theme. These authors could not be blamed.
It is the urge of the process of atomism that drives the human mind towards the
logical conclusion of the process, namely the atomic hell. Their next books
should be, “Nuclear Mania on the Increase in the world”, but one rebuke from
these authors can bring my entire argument to nothing. They can well cry:-
"Hold thy peace, thou unwitty antagonist of our Lord the Nuclear Bomb, our
saviour, the only saviour, who can dissolve all our woes in the twinkling of an
They can well say this, and this with truth. Though the situation is
not as yet so dismal. The more the knowledge spreads about the real situation,
and the more the people know about the woeful hazards of the nuclear power, the
more unfavourable becomes their opinion. The opposition movement is on the
increase in the countries that have stockpiles. The antagonistic feelings are
even permeating the countries that have no atomic weapons. The anti nuclear
movement will increase in proportion to the increase in troubles. Let us not be
disappointed. And let us try with all our heart to save this world from the
shameful and painful end in the flames of the blazing nuclear jehannah.
Bomb, and what is the Islamic Bomb? Is it the atomic bomb which is the symbol of
misery and destruction? Miseries that no Milton and no Bunyan could have a heart
to describe. In short is it the atomic bomb that certain powers in the world
today possess and style themselves as Super Powers? No. Indeed not. The Islamic
bomb is not a nuclear bomb. It is a bomb of logic and reason that annihilates
the entire possibility of atomic war and saves the world from the miseries of
atomic hell, both of this present world as well as of the next eternal world. It
is a miracle that the Quran should treat the subject of atomism and atomic
science, and warn against the atomic hell at a time when no one in this world
could even dream of the things like atomic science and atomic bomb. The Quran
enjoins its followers to keep their war-preparations in readiness against the
enemies. But unfortunately the atomic bomb is not a weapon of war. It is the
divine punishment. And there is no protection against the divine punishment, nor
is there a way of escape. There is no protection against the atomic bomb or the
atomic radiations. The scientist has called it, “The total annihilation of life
on earth”. The Quran has named it HOTAMA, the atomic hell. No one remains to
claim victory after the atomic war. The survivors would envy the fate of those
who died. The Quran points out the malpractices as the cause which when
reformed, would mean the disappearance of the effect that is the atomic hell
what would you call the atomic-energy-for-peace? Energy. No it is not energy. It
is curse. It only is the temptation, the bait to draw this mankind into the
atomic hell . In case this mankind did succeed in delaying the atomic war for
sufficient interval, then the atomic-energy-for-peace would take the toll and
would destroy life on earth including the mankind in a painful, lingering,
miserable manner due to the long-term and the short-term effects of atomic
radiations inherent in the very nature of atomic energy. This also is not merely
an alarmist view. There is no bigotry, no fanaticism in it at all. Yes, every
Radiobiologist who happens to have the knowledge of his subject will attest the
truth of this very sober, very matter-of-fact statement. Because there is no
general, universal protection possible for mankind against the radiations whose
genetic effects are irreparable, irreversible, cumulative, inheritable and
multiplicative, and are capable of changing this mankind into cancer-ridden ,
imbecile, diseased, stinking chimeras before making them extinct. This equally
applies to all species of animals and plants. One has only to look a little
farther into the future to see the real picture which is inevitable. Surely the
influence of the causes of the appearance of the atomic energy, and the gravity
of the impelling doom has rendered the mankind, the scientist and the
non-scientist so blind as to give themselves up to the universal and long-term
experiment of atomic energy as guinea pigs inspite of the knowledge of the
grievous hazards, and on the only hope of someday, somehow, stumbling at some
discovery which might prove a remedy for the atomic ills and hazards in the
course of the universal atomic experiment that of adopting the
atomic-energy-for-peace universally. A discovery not at all in sight, anyway. If
the recent incident in the atomic reactor in America and the unprotected state
of a million people in the neighbourhood of the unruly reactor, and the panic of
the American Government has not opened the eyes of mankind, and countries in the
world still clamour for the atomic reactors for the atomic-energy-for-peace,
then what other event will. But unfortunately the exceptionality of the case of
the atomic energy is that once the mankind has adopted the atomic energy for
even a short time, the die will be cast and no repentance will be of any avail.
There is no protection against the atomic radiations.
the Islamic Bomb? What is the extent of its destruction? Is it inferior or
superior to the existing Nuclear Bombs. The Islamic Bomb is not a Nuclear bomb.
It is a warning of the Quran about HOTAMA, the Nuclear jehannah. (Quran
104-Al-Homaza). The Quran therein deals with the Modern Baconian atomism to its
logical end that is the atomic hell. The Quran threatens the followers of the
three basic evils, the characteristics of the modern Atomism with punishment in
the flames of Hotama, the Atomic Hell, and thereafter describes the Nuclear fire
giving such characteristics as distinguish the Atomic Phenomenon from the rest,
e.g., chemical, electrical etc. in so masterly scientific a manner, and with
such brevity and precision, that a poor mortal like Einstein would hear and
marvel at the clear supremacy of the Divine. Just imagine the state of my mind,
when in 1962 the discovery of the philosophic and scientific interpretation of
the prophecy came upon me. To this day I have struggled alone. No one shared or
could share the field with me. This world could escape the atomic hell, only, by
removing the cause, that is the three evils which the Quran has pointed out. The
warning of the Quran falls like lightening upon those who believe in
resurrection and the next life, because the three evils to justify the
punishment in atomic hell are the same as may be seen today in vogue,
universally while HOTAMA is the eternal atomic hell of the next eternal world.
This transient atomic hell of this transient world is only the replica there of.
It is simply impossible for anyone to deny the miraculous aspect of this
prophecy recorded fourteen centuries ago, nor is there any probability for any
one to reject this argument as a proof of the Divine Origin of the Quran.
the atomic powers will destroy this world and will thus destroy themselves along
with the world in the nuclear suicide, and whether the Muslims will succeed in
preparing their own atomic hell, or whether this actual
Islamic-Atomic-bomb-neutralizer will save this world of Allah from the painful
annihilation of life by the atomic bombs and the atomic radiations is known to
one who is the Creator of this Creation himself. But one thing which could be
said with certainty is, that if this world is destroyed by the atomic
annihilation, the tragedy will happen quite deservedly. And what we can say to
that except alas. But let us not be the victims of dismay and disappointment.
And let us pray to Allah the Most Merciful Allah, He has the power to give this
mankind sight to see the reality, and He has the power to endow the mind of this
now maddened humanity with serenity and right judgment, so that they might be
able to see and discern their error, and the error of the path they now track in
an ill-applied zeal. What greater and surer sign of madness in this present-day
mankind is necessary to be observed than that the atomic powers should be proud
of the title Super Powers merely on the dint of their possessing the stock-piles
of atomic bombs, the means of destruction even of their own, and that they
should sincerely believe that they will forever be able to put a curb on the
proliferation of the atomic energy to save this world from the atomic anarchy
whose frightful storms are now brewing to throw this world in utter nuclear
confusion. There are signs everywhere in very conspicuous colours, but alas,
when men choose to play the blind, or when the influence of certain causes turns
them blind, they fail to see even the clearest of signs. The recent incidents,
in America, of the leaking of some of the atomic reactors, and the alarm and
misery in the public was well as the Government circles at the situation might
prove vain in the course of increasing confusion. The influence of the grievous
doom is too impelling to allow a streak of the light of reality. The clouds of
trouble on the horizon are too glaring to be missed by any one, but will anyone
pay heed to them and set up a hue and cry, or if any one sets up a hue and cry
at the sight of this rising fire, will any one care to make response.
you say, as you have been saying, as if by habit till now, Islam not only allows
the progress of science, but even these achievements of modern science are the
actual aim, and the object of the teachings of the Quran. But, have you ever
tried to think that this modern science is by nature an infinite process, on
which is based this modern material progress which also is infinite by its
nature. Both have to move infinitely with ever-increasing tempo, employing and
manipulating gradually the greater, ever-greater part of man’s mind and time,
expelling the reform gradually the thought of religion, and the thought of the
next world, and the thought of God. It is not the mere fanciful thought, nor it
is only a work of a delusive imagination. The fact could be confirmed by
observation. Put to your scrutiny the gradual state of religion against the
affair of the material progress during the past fifty, forty, thirty, twenty,
ten, five, two, one year, nay six months, three months, three weeks, two weeks,
two days, one day. Compare yesterday’s state with today’s and you will not miss
the gradual deterioration in the state of religion and the increasing occupation
of man’s mind by the affair of the world. It can be easily seen that ultimately
the religion will be completely expelled from man’s mind and the thought, and
occupation of this world will reign supreme as the sole affair, but Alas; only
for one end, that is, atomic destruction.
who will understand this fact, it will be very strange if the same man will
insist on his belief that Islam did allow such a kind of material progress, a
progress that implied the destruction both of faith and life. Islam does allow
the two wheels and two wings, and a balanced life, but what you fail to observe
is that in the case of this science-guided, machine-ridden, continuous,
systematic, ever-increasing, infinite and eternal progress, that according to
Baconian philosophy is the sole object of man’s life for material benefit and
dominion over nature, the wheel of religion in general, whether it be Islam, or
Christianity, or Hinduism, or Buddhism in every moment being maimed, cankered
and twisted under the ever-increasing pressure of the other ever-strengthening
and expanding wheel of the ungodly materialism. Islam, no doubt allows the
material necessities but how Islam could be expected to allow a sort of progress
that would in the long run strangle it and oust it from the field. No doubt
there is a possibility of a Muslim’s being deluded in to the belief that the
material progress is allowed by Islam, but his knowledge of the true reality of
this modern, continuous, ever-increasing, infinite and eternal progress which is
based on the idea of man’s dominion over a nature as man’s right and the sole
object of his life for material benefits, would open his eyes to the actual
reality to realize the nature of the antithesis that existed between the
philosophy of Islam and that of this atomistic materialism of Bacon.
what about the Christian, the Hindu and the Buddhists? It is not strange to see
the followers of these religions declaring the complete compatibility existing
between this modern progress as it is and their respective religions. When the
blindness descends on the eye of the individual or the community, every thing is
possible, just as it is possible for a Christian to see no disparity between the
religion of Jesus Christ and the philosophy of Francis Bacon. Even a blind man
could see if what Jesus has said is right, what Francis Bacon has said is false.
And this modern progress is the fabricated religion of none else but Francis
Bacon. And let it be remembered that as far as the attitude towards this world
against the next world is concerned, Islam, inspite of its balanced life is not
an inch behind the religion of Christ, only a realistic study of that Quran
which revealed to the prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, and that Islam
which was preached and practiced by him would prove revealing, and a glimpse of
the life of the Prophet of Islam and his disciples will teach anyone the whole
truth. But alas! the blindness.
atomic hell now is the essential result of the modern science. It is the
inevitable end. Let this mankind be a little more realistic about the situation.
There is no way out. The verdict now is either science or religion. That is
either the atomic destruction or safety and peace. The stage of compromise
between science and religion is now past. The sooner this reality is recognized
the better. Let the nations now subject their policies to a review. There are
but two alternatives. Either to take the line of the atomic destruction and
follow the path for universal suicide, or to go against this line and stand up
to the atomic policy and oppose it and fight against it tooth and nail, and to
go to such extreme as might be necessary. No sacrifice is too much to avoid the
blazing atomic hell. No greater favour is there than a warning to the fellow
humans against this great and fast approaching catastrophe. This then is the
bomb which Islam has built. And this is what is to be named as the Islamic bomb.
Islam is the religion of peace and blessing. Islam can not plunge either its
followers or the rest of mankind and the creation of Allah into the burning
atomic hell. If this is to be termed as the Islamic bomb, then it is a bomb that
fall not on the creatures of God, nor it destroys them, but it rather has been
built to fall on the sources of the atomic hell and to destroy them to save the
poor creation of Allah, and fall it must and destroy it must, for if it falls
not and it destroys not just now, this world of God is consumed without fail.
There is no wisdom in following the line of the atomic hell blindly like slaves,
but rather the wisdom is in trying to avoid the atomic jehannah, and endeavour
at the same time to save the fellow humans from this painful and disgraceful
doom. This indeed is the supreme wisdom. The supreme Lords of the atomic world
today may be clearly seen to play the fool and to play the blind. This is no
such thing to prize over. This is no matter of joy, but rather it is a matter
for crying and weeping and being sorry. This truth of my word they shall soon
realize. The blazing hell may now be seen leaping furiously towards them. The
services of a psychiatrist may be recommended to the flushed minds of today, but
unfortunately the Freudian Psychiatrist themselves seem to be the victims of the
same blindness. The atomic formulas are guarded with utmost care and great pains
are taken to keep them secret from the people. But here is anti-atomic formula,
and here is a genuine neutralizer of the atomic bomb, given by the Quran in the
form of a prophetic warning against the atomic hell and meant not for secrecy
but universal publication. This modern progress as it is, according to its full
definition, it stands in radical composition to the teachings of Jesus. The
spirit of materialism since its rejection of Jesus in his life-time has
asserted, exerted, struggled incessantly through ages to hold its sway over the
world, till in the seventeenth century it succeeded in beguiling the Christian
west into the lap of this material world, through the medium of the Baconian
philosophy of Atomistic materialism, and after continuous advancement it has
ultimately succeeded in bringing this mankind to the verge of the atomic
destruction in the atomic hell. Complete destruction of men, animals, plants
etc. that is all life on earth now in view. But none knew that this atomic hell
consisting of atomic bombs and radiations was anticipated by Islam and
forestalled by its own bomb, the Islamic bomb. This Islamic bomb, however, may
be termed as the atomic bomb neutralizer, and the destroyer of the atomic bomb,
as was to be expected from a religion of Merciful God.
term, the Islamic bomb, has recently been uttered by the strangled spirit of
atomic age in desperate cry. But this cry erroneous as it has been, has revealed
gigantic fact. Moses had gone to fetch a brand of fire and he stumbled at the
glory of Jehovah on mount Sinai. This cry has meant to express a bomb, a
something of nuclear structure. But its echo has resounded as the formula of the
neutralizer of the atomic bombs given by the Quran and discovered by me, indeed,
by the Grace of Almighty Allah. Allow me to correct this their mistake. The
Islamic bomb does not happen to be a bomb of any nuclear description. Nor it is
there to kill or consume the creation of God. It is wonderful, however, this,
the cry : THE ISLAMIC BOMB: They have by mistake stumbled onto a formidable
fact, as formidable indeed that it could rightly be termed as a revelation. They
descried a bomb of fire and there they have stumbled at the glory of jehovah.
The event may be referred to as the antithesis of the accidental discovery of
X-ray in the history of the atomic bomb. The X-ray, however, led to the course
of the atomic bomb, while the discovery of the Islamic bomb leads this mankind
out of the trap of the atomic bombs. And remember that the Islamic Bomb was
there in the Quran since fourteen centuries, in the form of mysterious warning.
atomic bomb has various descriptions and numerous applications, e.g. Atomic
bomb, the Hydrogen bomb, hell bomb, the Super bomb, the thermonuclear bomb, etc.
But the Islamic Atomic Neutralizer has only one name, that is the Islamic bomb.
The Islamic bomb has preceded the atomic bomb, and so has Abraham preceded
Democritus the father of atomism. And so also Moses preceded Bacon, and further
Jesus preceded Spinoza. And in the same manner Mohammad preceded Einstein,
Gospel of Jesus preceded the Novum Organum of Bacon, while the prophecy of Quran
preceded the formula of the nuclear hell by fourteen centuries. The scriptures
of God all stand united in condemning the philosophy of atomistic materialism,
but the Quran it is that treats this modern philosophy with particularity and
emerges as the champion and the spokesman of the Scriptures which now view this
age in amazement, mute with grief. The Quran takes the challenge of this
formidable foe, this greatest beguiler of all the history of beguiling. The
Quran discovers it, describe it, exposes it, and advances to pose itself like a
mountain against the mountain. Yet the cunning monster, the simulating giant of
atomism will flee before the onslaught of the world of Allah, and will perish.
This world will then have real peace, real prosperity and the right destination
in view to reach.
earth today appears like a pyre and the mankind both in the West and in the
East, may be seen busily engaged in carrying the loads of atomic-fuel on their
heads in their endeavour to pile the pyre up high. Every one of them seems to be
vieing with each other in the pursuit, in coming and going to fetch fuel. It is
strange spectacle to behold. How busily they are all engaged. The pyre is their
own. The heart of this pyre is known as the nucleus of the pyre. Strange enough,
for if any one of them hears the news of a Hindu woman having been forced to
burn on the pyre of her dead husband, they sneer at the event as most
uncivilized, yet themselves are engaged in the preparation of their own pyre
with their own hands. Not only this, but also they may be seen to look askance
with indignation and displeasure at everyone else who tries to cast his load of
fuel in the nuclear part of the pyre, for every one of them considers as his own
exclusive prerogative to dump his load in the part of the pyre which is called
as the nuclear part. And yet there is great knowledge in this age. But alas,
this modern knowledge of Baconian School is the curse. It is much short sighted.
Every one in the world today moves flushed with the inebriating airs of more
wealth, more physical comforts, more financial security, and considering this
science-guided, machine-ridden culture as endless and eternal. Everyone thinks
that this world will go on continually progressing for ever. Nay even those
knowledgeable persons who know the dwindling situation of energy resources of
the world, and those who know the resultant plight of this world after a world
atomic war think in the same way with the ignorant, that this modern progress
was to continue for ever. Is this knowledge? This is blind confidence in the
powers of science , and an implicit belief in its miraculous powers. And what is
science? Why not the science now can carry this mankind out of the difficulty of
energy without stooping to the ruinous atomic energy? Why this mankind desptie
its sciences obliged to sift the poisonous uranium, and why it is obliged to
subject itself to the venomous darts of atomic radiations that can damn this
life to the future generations, and all this inspite of the established
knowledge of all the hazards of the atomic energy? False are all the hopes of
the scientists in some future discovery as remedy of the atomic ills. Let them
face the facts with reality and let them cease to play the ostrich in the atomic
desert. On what fact of nuclear science do they base their hopes in future. Nay
but the impelling influence of the grievous doom it is that has blinded the
scientist as well as the non-scientist in the world. There is no alternative now
left despite all the science that either this world will be consumed by the
atomic bombs or it will decay under the effects of atomic radiations to perish
with misery. Or do you say my view only is an alarmist view, merely a poetic
outburst of emotion? I say to hell with your science. And if I say to hell with
your science, will you call it the alarmist view? Which of the two is correct in
this respect? You or I? Do you not see the atomic hell ablaze in the world
before your very eyes? Do you see it or not? Can you deny it? Then say with
justice whether you are ostriching, and beguiling this world into the atomic
hell in the hope getting energy, or whether my views are the alarmist ones? If
someone tells you that your house in on fire, will you tell him, go thy way you
fool, your is the alarmist view, or will you rush towards your house and try to
put the fire out. You tell the world that the genetic effects of atomic
radiations move insidiously through generations and then in some generation
change the men into chimeras that have the head of a donkey, the tail of a
cobra, the paws of a wolf, etc. and that men are then cancer-ridden. And you
also tell the world that there is nothing of the cure or control over radiation
in sight. And then you recommend the adoption of the atomic poison and continue
your hearty cooperation. I say, this material world itself is temporal and
transient but particularly this modern science ridden culture is more transient,
since it is quite unnatural. In one day all these lofty buildings of the world
may be found in heaps in the event of atomic war, or this world may be seen in
ruins after a spell of atomic-energy-for-peace. And yet I give you the margin.
Bring forth the discovery that ensures protection against the atomic radiations
affecting the millions residing in the neighbourhood of the atomic reactors, and
produce some sure cure for radiation sickness, succeed or in devising a leak and
explosion proof reactor and let the world see something of that miraculous
achievement, and then do come with the declaration that the atomic energy can be
allowed to be adopted by the world. You might not succeed in the discovery. You
have known the minute, complex and out of man’s power features of nuclear
phenomenon. Let now this world pause to think and cease to join the universal
suicide club. And remember that the danger of atomic annihilation could only be
averted if the causes of the malady would be removed. And what are those causes?
These are the habit of slander, engrossment in wealth accumulation and desire
for ever living in the world. These are the causes that have resulted in the
appearance of and in the necessity of atomic energy. Otherwise, your efforts in
more production as the remedy of the ills will bring you more confusion, more
distress, more problems. The efforts made in the line of more production and
more progress are now to be diverted to the channel counter to the adoption of
atomic energy. Little margin is left, this warning may still be deemed as a
timely one. Or else be prepared and fortify yourself against the atomic hell
already ablaze and rolling towards you, and they only who are blinded by the
influence of their grievous doom can now miss it. And remember, this
science-guided progress is unnatural, and will end in disaster. In a matter of
moments all the toil of centuries will disappears as by magic.
is the tongue that calls the atomic bomb, or the hell-bomb by the name of
Islamic bomb or the Christian bomb, or the Hindu bomb or the Buddhist bomb. None
of these sacred names have to do any thing with this curse of nature, this
retribution of the nemesis and this wrath of Allah. The atomic bomb or the hell
bomb is the Baconian bomb, the fruit of the philosophy of atomism. It is the
logical consequence of the Baconian design of atomistic philosophy, and it is
the scientific result of the research of modern science employed according to
Bacon’s design for man’s dominion over nature for physical comforts and material
benefits as the object of man’s life on earth. This has been an anti-Christian
philosophy, and it has borne an anti-Christian fruit. Christ is its deadliest
foe and what Moses or Mohammad peace be upon them have to do with it. Nor there
is any possibility of Krishna or Buddha’s compromise with it. They would all
curse it and try to drive their followers away from it. The atomic bomb or the
hell-bomb is the result of the research of the modern science which itself is
destitute of right eye the symbolical eye of spiritualism. It can see or feel no
spirits, it can find no proof of resurrection, and it therefore denies all these
entities and insists as a rule on the substantial proof for a belief in these.
Its left eye though : the symbolical eye of that which is of material nature, is
exceptionally strong. Bacon’s philosophy of atomism which is the philosophy of
this modern age of material progress is also devoid of the right eye and is
based mainly on the left eye that is the eye of the material world. The modern
progress which according to Bacon’s design is the programme of Baconian
philosophy, is equally devoid of the right eye and is dependent on the left eye
that is the eye of the material world only. What then, if this be the case,
Christ has to do with it? What Moses or Mohammad peace be upon them have to do
with it? And what Krishna or Buddha have to do with it?
is the atomic bomb? A weapon of defence? No. It is not. Now ask any scientist
that has some knowledge of nuclear science. Ask Einstein and he will tell you
that it is complete annihilation of life on earth. Ask a man of faith and
knowledge and he will tell you that it is the wrath of Allah enkindled. But the
Baconian creed of atomistic materialism has completely blinded and completely
maddened its followers. From one end of this world to the other end today can be
seen the followers of this Baconian creed running, rushing, hurrying, scurrying,
panting, perspiring after wealth and hence after the mother of wealth, that is
the atomic energy like ever-hungering flocks of locusts. In their hasty! and
unbalanced pursuit of wealth and physical comforts during the past years they
have most greedily gormandized all the existing resources of energy, and now
caught in a hysterical fit for energy they are crying and they are dying for any
kind of energy, but the atomic energy being the only alternative left they are
forced to swallow poison despite their knowledge of its pernicious effects.
better proof of misfortune besought than that this mankind should fail to
realize in economic despair the impossibility of protection against the atomic
explosion, and the uncontrollability of atomic radiations, and incurability of
radiation sickness, cancer and gene mutations. Whereas the Scientist in
un-scientific optimism should fail to comprehend the falsity of his hope to
stumble one day upon some discovery which would solve all these problems,
despite having the knowledge of unsurmountable insurgency of the deadly atomic
radiations, and the futility of seeking shelter against the atomic bomb
explosion, and improbability of the survival of life on earth in case of the
atomic war. And surely it is not the man that can subdue the atomic giant, it is
the atomic giant that can consume the mankind. Nuclear bomb is not a weapon.
Nuclear war is not a war. Nuclear energy is not energy. The whole issue is the
retributive wrath of God enkindled. It is the punishment. And to what could you
attribute the fact that a Super Power in possession of thousands of atomic bombs
should try to impose restriction on certain other nations in this respect in the
name of world peace. But who could save those who deserved this divine
punishment. If the atomic war does not intervene, and the mankind is allowed to
continue, the Super-Power will see with great chagrin the entire world going
nuclear in order to bear the nuclear punishment in atomic-energy-for-peace to
the logical end that is the radiation doom. The extreme necessity of power for
the world-wide industrial set up has rendered the humanity so reckless as to
face the devastating hazards of the atomic radiations. Poor dwarf in the
clutches of the fiery octopus. It is hard to think how the millions in the
neighbourhood of reactors will be provided with protection when the reactors
will explode and inundate the neighbouring districts with a flood of poisonous
radiations and play havoc with health and life. Ask Russians. Ask Americans. To
recommend and allow the use of atomic energy on the hope that someday some
discovery will be made to solve the problems of protection from the radiations,
is something far worse than the fanaticism of the witch doctor. Just see the
irony of times.
cease to cry over the spilling of the atomic milk, for the five thousands sieves
of the enrichment plant will not be able to hold the atomic milk and it will be
split in the form of atomic radiations to damn its drinkers. It is not in the
power of any one country or all the countries of this world united to place a
check on the adoption of the atomic energy, but rather it is the causes of the
appearance of the atomic energy, namely, the slander, greed of wealth and desire
of for-ever living in this world, the causes which the Quran has given for the
punishment in the fire of the hell of HOTAMA, the causes which also are
responsible for the appearance and persistence of the atomic energy in this
world, that have to be eradicated to remove the danger.
set up no more hue and cry over the sight of a brand of atomic fire moving to
and fro in the darkness of the night, for the atomic energy is the play of the
devils, and the mischievous spirits will be engaged all the while in spreading
this fire to every nook and corner of this earth, and will not rest till this
earth is changed into a huge blazing kiln of atomic hell to consume this mankind
and along with it the animals and the plants, and to leave this earth no more
habitable. Alas ! but no advice could be more honest, or more timely than to
say “ be sober and serene, look into the problem keenly and try to be a little
more realistic. Weigh the pros and the cons of the matter well, and then only
give your decision. No country will profit by atomic energy".
reader might by now have become curious to know the formula of that bomb which
Islam has made. The atomic world tries to strictly guard the atomic secrets,
whereas the Quran insists on its formula to be published to all the mankind. It
is as follows:-
to every backbiter, defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth
it (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal.
Nay, for, verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama. And what could teach thee what
Al-Hotama is? It is fire of Allah enkindled which leaps up onto the hearts. It
is ( a fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns”.
(Quran civ- Al-Homaza)
mark how the causes of the appearance of the atomic hell are given to mean that
the removal of these causes only could guarantee the escape from the atomic
doom. And also, if you are a nuclear scientist or a Radiobiologist, try to find
for yourself, how much of the nuclear science has been included in these few
words. Mark your examination and then read in the following pages my research
which will show you that these few indeed very few words of the scripture
contained all the basic characteristics of the atomic phenomenon, such
characteristics as are the distinguishing characteristics and the distinctive
characteristics, that its characteristics which distinguish the nuclear science
from chemical science, and make it distinct. Herein has been portrayed the
atomic bomb explosion and the plays of the inner nuclear world. And mark the
term Hotama. It is identically the fire of Otama or Atoma. See the phonetic and
functional identity between
the Quran’s Hotama and scientist’s
Distinguishing features of the atomic phenomenon by the Quran.
This is a brief
sketch of my book “The Quran Predicts, describes and averts the atomic hell”.
The Quran’s warning about Al-Hotama has been always and justly associated with
the next world. The hell of Al-Hotama has thus been regarded as one of the hells
of the next world. The fire of the atomic hell of this world, however, is the
representation of the fire of Al-Hotama. The atomic hell of this world is the
temporal representation and the transient replica of the eternal Al-Hotama of
the next eternal world. This is just as the ordinary fire is the representation
of the ordinary hell of the next world while the garden is the representation of
the paradise of the next world. The causes of the punishment of Al-Hotama are
identical with the causes of the appearance of the atomic hell of the present
world, and, so also are the definition, the description, the characteristics of
Al-Hotama identical with those of atomic hell of this world. Therefore, they who
will deservedly be cast into the atomic hell of this world shall be necessarily
cast into Al-Hotama of the next world. According to the authentic commentators
of the Quran the evils mentioned in the warning are that count, only, and the
belief or disbelief is not the consideration. However the stay of the believer
in Al-Hotama would depend upon the pleasure of Allah, and he would be taken out
of Al-Hotama, while the stay of the infidel therein shall be eternal. Those in
this world involved in the punishment of atomic hell undeservedly along with
those deserving might in the next world find enough compensation from God for
their unjust suffering, for God has unlimited compensation with Him.
The Quran has
claimed to contain every example concerning mankind. And indeed the events of
the destruction of the Froward tribes like Aa'd, Thamud, Sodom and Gomorah have
received the mention therein. But what are those events in comparison to the
destruction to be wrought by the atomic hell. Those were but tribes, but the
atomic hell is going to destroy the entire mankind, nay not even the human kind
only, but certainly along with the humankind, the entire animal world, and also
the plants. The mention of atomic hell should be expected then in the Quran. The
utility of this warning of the Quran lay in the fact, that it is the only hope
of the world and the only guide out of the atomic hell. The causes of the
punishment of Al-Hotama which the Quran has mentioned in the warning being
identical with the causes of the appearance of the atomic hell, obviously it
were by the removal of the causes that the danger of Al-Hotama as well as of the
atomic hell could be averted. And it may well be pointed out that it is the
Quran only that has pointed out the causes of the appearance of Al-Hotama and
therefore of the atomic hell in this manner. Otherwise all the sages of this age
are laying all their emphasis on the increase of production as the remedy of all
the present human ills. The Quran it is that has pointed to the right direction.
That the Quran
should predict, and not only predict but describe the characteristic phenomena
of the nuclear science most scientifically fourteen hundred years ago in a dark
age should naturally come as no little surprise to the world. The critical
appreciation of the subject, however, is reserved for the scientists. How much
Einstein is being missed. The Quran has given the entire basic essence of the
nuclear phenomena by illustrating those characteristics of nuclear phenomenon
which distinguish it from chemical phenomenon. All this in but a few words not
exceeding thirteen. The subject of treating the Quran in reference to science is
not only very difficult but at the same time it is extremely hazardous. Let none
therefore try to venture on the enterprise unless the bottom rock of the truth
is felt. Very strong grasp of the subject of science, the ever-changing science,
and intimate acquaintance with the mind of the Quran are the prerequisites, and
both are not easy to have. And one little slip on the part of the interpreter
may throw the entire integrity of the Quran into jeopardy with the ruin of the
interpreter himself. Grace of Allah and the light of faith are also the
necessities. This discovery of the prophecy of the Quran about the atomic hell
is exclusively my own, indeed by the Grace of Merciful Allah, and I feel it my
exclusive duty to sound this warning to the entire mankind. Any one who will
render some help in this task will not be forgotten by Allah. This prophecy
saves this world from the atomic hell and all misery, and proves the divine
origin of the Quran beyond any doubt and consequently the necessity of the
scriptural guidance to the present day mankind in its present distress. May
Allah guide this mankind on to the paths that lead to the real peace and real
The text of the
"Woe to every
backbiter, defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it
(against the future). He thineketh that his wealth will render him immortal.
Nay, for verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama. And what could teach thee what
Al-Hotama is ? It is fire of Allah enkindled which leaps up onto the hearts. It
is (a fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns”.
(The Quran CIV -Al-Homaza)
The distinctive characteristics of the atomic phenomenon:-
the characteristics of Al-Hotama as given in the prophecy are those distinctive
characteristics of the atomic that is the nuclear phenomenon which distinguish
the nuclear phenomenon from the chemical or any other kind of phenomenon known.
Following are the characteristics of Al-Hotama and also of atomic phenomenon:-
(1) That the atomic fire is Hotama that is crusher.
(2) That it is fire of Allah.
(3) That it leaps up onto the hearts.
(4) That it shows the tendency of encompassing, and it raises columns.
(I) THE CRUSHING NATURE OF ATOMIC FIRE:
Quran has used the term Hotama, which is a qualitative noun formed from the
Root-verb Hatama which means to break anything to pieces. Thus Hotama means a
crusher. Mark the phonetic resemblance that is between the two words, that is,
“Hatam” and “Atom”. Both these words basically are concerned with the act of
breaking, though the word, “Atom” has, the meaning quite opposite to the meaning
of “Hatam”. Atom is adopted from Greek and is the adopted form of the Greek word
“Atomos”, which means uncut table. The Affix “A” has made all the difference,
otherwise the word “Tomos” means cut table. But when the Affix “A” is added to
“tomos” the meaning becomes opposite, that is not cut table. Why the name Atom
was retained by the scientists is known only to the God of the Quran.
THE CRUSHING CHARACTERISTICS OF ATOMIC ENERGY IS OBVIOUS:
atomic energy from its beginning, that is from its generation to the last
actions of its radiations presents a series of crushing.
1. THE CRUSHING PROCESS OF ATOMIC ENERGY GENERATION.
the atomic energy is generated in a process which involves the breaking of the
atomic nuclei is a fact; and also that the generation of the atomic energy
takes place merely as a result of the breaking of the atomic nucleus. In fact,
the atomic energy is the binding energy of the atom. The binding energy of the
atom is the energy of the binding which keeps the nucleons of the nucleus of the
atom packed closed together. When this binding breaks, and the particles of the
nucleus disintegrate as a result of the breaking of the binding, the energy is
liberated, and is called the atomic energy. No match stick, no sparking system
is necessary as is in the generation of the chemical energy. The atomic energy
is generated in two processes. Namely the fission and the fusion process. In the
fission process the nucleus of the atom is disintegrated and energy is released
while in the fusion process the nuclei of several, say four, atoms are crushed
together and the energy is released. The method of the generation of atomic
energy, that is the method of crushing is the characteristic of the atomic
energy which is a distinctive characteristic of the atomic energy and one that
distinguishes it from other kinds of energy, such as, chemical or electrical. In
no kind of energy other than the atomic energy the energy is produced by the act
of breaking and also that in no other energy the nuclei of the atoms are
involved. The nuclei of the atoms remain untouched and intact except in the case
of the atomic phenomenon. And thus it is that the atomic fire is seen to crush
the basic building block of the universe, that is the atom, and thus by virtue
of the fact that the atomic fire has crushed the basic structure of matter in
such a way that there is little likelihood of restoring the original structure
of the disturbed atomic nuclei, the atomic fire could be called as absolute
crusher. The destruction done by the chemical action could be repaired and the
thing so destroyed reproduced by the process of synthesis, for the atomic nuclei
remain intact. The atomic radiations attack the cell and break the chromosomes
of its nucleus with fatal consequences to the cell, thus crushing the basic unit
of life. And thus it can again be seen that the atomic fire crushes both the
basic building block of the universe, that is atom, as well as the basic unit of
life, that is the cell.
2. ALL THE THREE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE ATOMIC BOMB EXPLOSION ARE THE
initial heat radiation that is the heat flash of the atomic bomb explosion hits
the skin of those exposed like lightening, and burning the skin dark or brown
but not penetrating deeper due to the short duration of its existence, kills the
victim by crushing the heat with shock. The blast as is apparent from its name
is the crusher, and the blast of atomic bomb crushes the strongest buildings to
dust. The radiations emitted either by the atomic explosion during its exploding
process or by the fission products of the explosion, as is their wont, penetrate
the inanimate substances and cause the transmutation of the atoms thereof by
crushing and causing the changes in the nuclei of the atoms. In living bodies
the radiations crush the nuclei of the atoms and eject the nucleons therefrom.
In the cell they crush the nucleus and break the chromosomes thereof with fatal
consequences to the cell.
3. THE ATOMISTS RECOGNIZED THE CRUSHING TRAIT OF ATOMIC PHEN-OMENON:
standard text books of atomic physics may be found to be replete with terms like
bombarding, crushing , smashing, hitting, breaking etc. in the explanation of
the atomic reactions. There are proofs that atomic physicists marked this
crushing trait of atomic phenomenon with particularity. For instance, when
Germans named the continuous spectrum of rays as BREMSSTRAHLING which literally
means, breaking radiations, the term was regarded by the atomists as highly
descriptive. The crushing attitude of the atomic particles during the historic
experiment of bombarding the gold foil with Alpha Particles excited Rutherford
to a pitch, that in his diary he records the event as the most incredible that
ever happened to him in his life. It was almost as incredible, he commented, “as
if you fired a 15 inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and
4 THE ATOMIC RADIATION SHOWS A CRUSHING TRAIT:
atomic radiation which is inherent in the very nature of the atomic phenomenon
shows the trait of crushing just as is the rule of atomic phenomenon. In
inanimate matter as mentioned before, the radiations cause transmutations of
atoms by crushing their nuclei and changing their order, while in living bodies
they knock out electrons from the atoms, and they eject nucleons from the atomic
nuclei and they attack the cell and break the chromosomes of its nucleus.
5. RADIOBIOLOGICALTERMS INDICATIVE OF THE CRUSHING TRAIT OF RADIATIONS:
standard text books of radiobiology one meets frequently with phrases, similes
and sentences, like: “the target concept, direct action, indirect action,
snapping the cable with a bullet, breaking the chromosomes, radiations hit the
cells like sledge hammer and crush them, radiations destroy cancer cells” etc.
II. HOTAMA A FIRE;
Quran says :-
“Hotama is fire”.
Nuclear process from the beginning to the end is heat and fire. The nuclear fire
starts chemical fires due to the tremendous nuclear heat. For example heat
radiated by the atomic bomb explosion having temperature of the order of
millions of degrees starts fires in the city. The secondary fires though of
chemical and not atomic nature, yet they play their part well to verify the
title of hell for nuclear fire. Radioactivity is fire too. Becquerel, the
discoverer of Radioactivity was the first to experience the fire of
Radio-activity. He found a burn in his skin next to his pocket in which he had
been carrying a phial of radium. Edward Teller, the famous maker of the Hydrogen
bomb, wrote on page 156 of the book,” Our Nuclear Future”. By Edward Teller and
Dr. L. Latter ,“A vicious dragon (reactor) will spit radioactive fire".
Radiotherapists use the term Cross Fire in X-ray therapy (vide synopsis of
Gynecology by Harry Sturgeon Crossen and Robert James Crossen, 1946, page No.
144). The atomic phenomenon characteristically is a phenomenon of energy, heat
III- ATOMIC FIRE THE FIRE OF RETRIBUTION AND PUNISHMENT.
“Hotama is the fire of Allah enkindled”.
Atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs, neutron bombs, and atomic radiations are the
hellish brood of the atomic fire appearing as the punishment for the habit of
backbiting and defaming, and engrossment in wealth accumulation and complete
interest in the life of this world. Atomic energy is no energy, and the atomic
bomb is no weapon of defence. Both are the means of complete annihilation of
life on earth, and both are the mother of miseries, afflictions, sorrows and
suffering. If the causes of the appearance of atomic fire are not removed in
time, then the result shall be, that either this world shall be consumed by the
atomic bombs or else in the case of atomic-energy- for-peace, the atomic
radiations, will consume the world in a slow decaying manner. Atomic energy,
let it be remembered, is an exception to the general rule of the methodology of
science that science could be used both for construction as well as destruction.
The atomic energy could not be used for construction.. Its initial advantages
are only a snare to entice the world into the atomic hell. The atomic energy
will defy man’s yoke, and it is the atomic energy and not man that will
ultimately emerge as triumphant. The Quran deserves the gratitude of mankind for
pointing out the real causes of the trouble, otherwise every sage of the age is
prescribing more production and more progress as the remedy of the ills of these
times. The Quran has pointed toward the right direction, it is now for the
mankind to consider.
IV. NCULEI THAT IS HEARTS INVOLVED IN NUCLEAR PHENOMENON:-
“Hotama is a fire which leaps up onto the hearts”.
(1) NUCLEAR VERSUS THE HEART:-
atomists have used the word nucleus, while the Quran has used the word “Heart”.
Nucleus and Heart are synonymous. Arab lexicographers have translated the
nucleus as “Heart”, and there exits characteristic and functional resemblance
between the two. The death of either the nucleus or the heart means the death of
the body. Delicacy and sensitivity is the feature associated with both. It is
the atomists themselves that call the nucleus as heart. Edward Teller, in 1939;
spoke of obtaining energy from the heart of atom in a lecture on atomic energy
delivered by him, (vide The Hydrogen Bomb by James R. Sheply and Clay Blair
Jr.pages 48-49), while passages like the following meet one’s eye when reading
the standard text books of atomic physics:-
1. "Each fast particle comes from the break up of very heart of a single
atom--- the Nucleus---- of the radioactive material”.
(Vide Physics, Physical Science Study committee -second edition, D.C.Heath and
Company Lexington, Massachusetts, July 1965 page 130)
How many heartbeats are in the life-time of a radioactive nucleus which lasts
only billionth of a second”.
(Vide ibid page 21 short problems)
the part of the atomic reactor wherein the process of the atomic energy
generation takes place is called the heart of reactor (vide Our nuclear future
by Edward Teller and Dr. Albert L. Latter , 1958 , from a photograph of the
(2) ATOMIC FIRE LEAPS UP ONTO THE HEARTS.
After the identity between he nucleus and the heart is established, let us show
how the atomic fire leaps up onto the hearts.
The Nuclei of atoms attacked in the process of atomic energy generation:-
in fission and fusion process of the generation of the atomic energy it is the
nucleus of the atom that is involved. In the fission process the atomic particle
leaps up onto the nucleus of the atom, and disintegrates it. And energy is
released. For instance the Neutron leaps up onto the Uranium-235 atom and ejects
two neutrons from the nucleus that is the heart of the atom. The broken nucleus
like the broken heart is disintegrated, and energy is released. The two ejected
neutrons in turn leap up onto the nuclei of other uranium atoms in the lump, and
do exactly as the first neutron had done, to wit, that they attack the nucleus
of an atom each, and eject therefrom two neutrons each. The nucleus is
disintegrated and divided and energy is released. Thus the neutrons keep
doubling and ejecting the neutrons from the atomic nuclei and the operation
continues till the whole of the lump of uranium explodes. In fusion process the
nuclei of several small atoms, say four, are crushed together and the energy is
released. Fusion of an atom is not possible until a heat with a temperature of
the order of millions of degrees is available. To produce such a temperature is
not within the reach of chemical processes. Atomic fire is therefore required
and is provided by means of a fission device. The heat thus produced is directed
onto the fusile material, say hydrogen. This process is called as the
thermonuclear process and perhaps provides the best example of atomic fire’s
leaping up onto the hearts. Hydrogen bomb is the example of the thermonuclear
process. A fission bomb is placed inside the fusile material, and hydrogen is
spread around it in a shell. When the fission bomb is detonated, the tremendous
heat liberated leaps up onto the nuclei that is the hearts of the hydrogen atoms
and fuses them in groups of four, and the energy is released. And there we see
very clearly how the atomic fire leaps up onto the hearts. This nuclear trait is
exclusively of atomic fire and is its distinctive feature. However, by just
uttering the name of nucleus, the point of leaping upon the hearts is
established, because the nuclear energy is the energy produced from the nuclei
that is hearts.
(ii) Atomic Radiations too leap up onto the nuclei that is hearts:-
(a) Atomic radiations attack the nuclei of atoms:-
mentioned before, in inanimate matter they cause transmutations of atoms by
disintegrating and changing the order of the nuclei. In living bodies they eject
nucleons from the nuclei of atoms, while in the nucleus of the cell they break
(b) The effect of radiations is beyond the brain at the level of the heart
of life itself:
Radiations effect the coordination of function at the level where it is beyond
the control of the brain. It may be said that the they attack the very heart of
(c) Radiation's exceptional attraction toward all that is related to heart
in the body:-
decided attraction of radiations for all that which is related to heart in the
body as against the brain, the nerves and muscles is a fact. Bone marrow which
forms blood corpuscles, and also all the blood forming organs are far more
sensitive to the effect of radiation than the brain, the nerves , and the
muscles. Further it may be noted that all the multi-cellular organisms, that as
a rule are possessed of more elaborated and more perfected circulatory and
respiratory system than all the uni-cellular organisms, are more sensitive to
the effects of radiation than the unicellular organisms. The relation of the
circulatory and respiratory system to heart through blood is obvious. It may
further be noted that the action of radiations in the absence of oxygen is
retarded. And again the relation of oxygen to heart through blood is well known.
Just as is the relation of blood with heart.
(iii) The heat-flash and radiations of atomic bomb explosion too leap up
onto the nuclei that is hearts:-
Heat-flash of the atomic bomb explosion burns the skin of the exposed persons
dark or brown, but it has no time to penetrate further into the body of its
victims, yet it kills those who happened to be within a certain distance from
the zero point by applying shock to the heart of the victim. The atomic
radiations whether emitted by the explosion itself or whether emitted by the
fission products, also leap up onto the nuclei of the atoms both in the
inanimate matter and in the living body, and do also attack the nuclei of the
cell and break the cell chromosomes.
(iv) Atomic fire is a nuclear crusher. The Quran has said :”Hotama is a
crushing fire which leap up onto the hearts”.
The atomic fire crushes the nuclei of the atoms, hence it is a
nuclear crusher, that is the crusher of hearts.
(v) Atomic fire, a thermo nuclear crusher:-
Quran has said “ Hotama is a fire which leaps up onto the hearts”.
atomists use the term thermonuclear for hydrogen bomb, for, in the hydrogen
bomb, heat is generated by an inner fission device and then the heat is directed
onto the outer wrapping of the fusile material, say hydrogen, where the heat
impinges on the nuclei of the fusile material, and causes them to fuse together
in groups of, say, four. Here we see the atomic fire leaping up onto the nuclei
of the atoms of the fusile material in a clear manner. This term thermonuclear
proves the anticipative and scientific miracle of the Quran, and the term
thermonuclear it is that brings credit to the atomists for the marvel of a term
which is indicative of a proper understanding of the phenomenon and the
appropriateness in choosing the term to express the phenomenon. The term
thermonuclear and the Quran’s word, namely, “A fire which leaps up onto the
hearts”, have been found to be the inter translation of each other, while the
thermonuclear process is the one that shows in the clearest of colours the
phenomenon of a fire which can be seen to leap up onto the nuclei that is
will bring this point to its end by quoting a little couplet of Wordsworth that
contains a sparkling truth in relation to our theme:-
“To let a creed", says Wordsworth,
"Built in the heart of things",
Dissolve before a twinkling atomy”.
Wordsworth lived when the atomic energy as yet, was not discovered, nor were
its effects manifest in any way, yet the couplet of Wordsworth means exactly :-
To let the universe built in the nuclear system,
Dissolve before the tempting energy”.
you also see the wonder of the little couplet?
V. THE ATOMIC FIRE SHOWS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ENCOMPASSING.
Quran says, “Hotama is a fire closed in on them”. The encompassing trait of
atomic fire may be shown as follows:-
(1) The atomic bomb explosion like a cover:-
atomic bomb explosion assumes the form of an inverted cauldron that covers an
area of miles. Its radioactive fallout forms yet another enclosure around the
first and covers still larger areas. The fallout of the megaton thermonuclear
bomb forms a global enclosure that covers the entire earth. No doubt
conventional bomb too may be seen to cover an area, yet the atomic bomb holds an
in comparatively superior place in comparison.
(2) Radio-active substances never expelled from the bones:-
bone-seeking radio-active substances when once have settled in the bones can
never be expelled from thence, and the bones of victims long dead could now be
found to respond to the radiation detecting instruments.
(3) Radiation keeps guard over its victims:-
Cancers have appeared from six to thirty years after the actual exposure to
(4) Radiation keeps its guard over the cell:-
Radiation keeps its guard over the cell from the resting stage of the cell when
the attack is made to the anaphase of the cell. Cell is attacked by radiation in
its resting stage but the effects appear only in anaphase.
(5) The whole body encompassed:-
one organ only is irradiated, the entire body is encompassed by the radiation:-
(6) Radiation lays a siege :
Radiation lays a siege to the radiosensitive animals which survive drastic
cooling. After a lethal dose the frogs will die, within three to six weeks if
kept at ordinary temperature, but if they are stored up in a dormant state at a
low temperature just above freezing point, they will survive for many months.
However, as soon as these irradiated frogs are warmed up they begin to show the
radiation symptoms and will die in he same time interval as the frogs which are
not cooled after irradiation. It appears as if radiation laid a siege to the
irradiated frogs and attacked as soon as the barrier of cold was removed.
(7) Suggestion of Alexander haddow:-
About forty years ago Alexander Haddow suggested that the cancer-producing
action of the cancer-producing substances may be the result of prolonged
interference with normal growth. In other words the prolonged encompassment of
the tissue. This, however, is no more than a suggestion and has to be supported
by scientific proof to gain acceptance by the world of science.
(8) Radiation encompasses mankind, even all life on earth, till it has made
indeed is the most grievous feature of the radiation effects. Even a very small
amount of radiation can mutate the genes. Genes give the form and shape to the
different species. Radiations mutate these genes and therefore mutate the
particular form of the species and thus it is that the mutated genes cause the
birth of abnormal children. The mutated genes move from generation to generation
secretly till they manifest their existence in any future generation in the
birth of an abnormal child. And this abnormality unfortunately is inheritable
and therefore moves on continuously from generation to generation. The kinds of
abnormality increase gradually in form through marriage, and so also the number
of the persons involved keeps on the increase till the entire populations are in
danger of extinction, for the chimerical children are devoid of the ability for
survival and do perish after a spell of misery, distress, suffering and sorrow.
Alas ! but these are the proved and well established facts of science and could
in no way be considered either as fanciful talk or alarmist views. A world full
of cancer-ridden chimeras is to be found in the end of the age of the
atomic-energy for peace. All that we have said of the human beings, exactly the
same could be said of all animal species and plants that inhabit this earth.
Animal species as well as plants shall turn chimerical and shall perish. This
world shall be changed into a real and really dreadful atomic hell. Radiations
render this earth un-inhabitable even after they have made life extinct on
(9) The hellish scene of the future atomic age ought to be imagined:-
Mankind even today may be seen to have been encompassed by the atomic fire, and
they now find no way out of the trap despite their endeavour to get out of it
and despite their full knowledge of the dire hazards that are incident on the
adoption of the atomic energy. Like the lazy octopus the atomic energy has
caught them in its feelers. Yet what is the atomic energy today? But a few
reactors operating in the entire world, that is just a few fires blazing on
earth at very great distances from each other. The generality of mankind even
have not heard the name of reactor or reprocessing plant, but what a day when
this earth will be bestrewn with reactors, old, outmoded, condemned and
condemnable being augmented by new entrants every day. It is horrible to know
that then every power house, factory, ship, submarine, engine aeroplane, bus
even the private car will have its own and independent reactor. The exploding
reactors will create a scene of bonfire over the earth, the radiations piercing
through the bodies like rays, though invisible and undetectable. This earth will
then be like huge ball encompassed by the radiation bonfire, and it will be like
a huge asylum of diseases, miseries, afflictions, sorrows, sufferings. Such will
be the state of sufferings, that men will forget the sense of suffering. That
will be the real atomic hell. The scientists of today are in dire need of a
powerful imagination which in these present days of little atomic energy can
bring to one’s view the state of those times when the atomic energy will be in
its full fledged state in the world, a world of cancer-ridden chimeras.
VI. OUTSTRETCHED COLUMNS OF ATOMIC PHENOMENON
Quran says:- “Hotama is a fire closed in on them in outstretched columns”,
(I) Outstretched columns of the atomic bomb explosion :-
Outstretched columns of the atomic bomb explosion has become a symbolic
representation and is known to all.
(ii) Radio-active atomic particles raise columns too:
is not only the atomic bomb explosion that raises a column, but rather the
Radio-active atomic particles too raise columns by themselves. A single Uranium
235 fission liberates huge energy equal to 200 MeV, and if a Copper atom has to
traverse a height of one inch, it has to move a distance equal to 100 million
times its own diameter. We find that an Alpha Particle which is much smaller
than the Copper atom in size, and whose radius is of the order of 10-13
cm can raise to the height of 3 to 7 centimeters. If we take 4 cm as the
average, we understand that the particle has traversed a distance equal to
millions of millions of times its own diameter. A football to rise into the air
in a similar ratio to its size would move far into the outer space. Gamma Rays
despite extreme smallness traverse a distance of 200 yards in air. This ratio is
further formidable rather inexpressibly large. Beta Rays move several yards in
air. The Neutron in the process of fission chain reaction of Uranium 235 has to
move a distance more than ten thousand times its size while rising from one
nucleus to another. Yet the neutron is checked by the absorbing nucleus.
Otherwise, it can travel far greater distances if left to move unchecked. It
means that the feature of raising columns is inherent in the very nature of
atomic phenomenon, and is not confined to the atomic bomb explosion only.
Further we find the cosmic rays falling in showers on earth from the outer
space. What formidable heights these columns would have. It may also be
remembered that the speed of the atomic particles is so fast, (Gamma rays move
with the speed of light), that the rising particles would appear like the light
of lightening and so appearing like column to our sight.
VII. A DESCRIPTION OF HOTAMA GIVEN BY THE HOLY PROPHET (PEACE BE UPON HIM)
Holy Prophet, Peace be Upon Him said:-
“Allah will send angels equipped with covers of fire, and nails of fire, and
columns of fire. They will cover the doomed with nails of fire and will stretch
the columns of fire upward. The entire phenomenon will be made so very airtight
that neither a trace of delight shall enter from without, nor a trace of agony
shall escape from within. Allah will forget them on His throne, and will cut
them off from His mercy. The inmates of paradise will begin to enjoy the boons
of Allah. The inmates of a hell will cease to cry for help, and speech will come
to an end. Their speech then will be (as the sound of) inhaling and exhaling”.
(Quoted from Al-Jallalain).
it is hard to find a better description of the phenomenon of the atomic bomb
explosion fourteen centuries in the past. The atomic bomb explosion is exactly a
cover of fire like an inverted cauldron. The radiations are the nails of fire,
and the columns of the atomic bomb explosions are the columns of fire stretched
VIII THE INEXPRESSIBLE TERRIBLENESS AND COMPLICACY OF THE ATOMIC PHENOMENA:-
The Quran says “What could teach thee what Al-Hotama is”?.
According to the original commentators of the Quran the interrogative mode of
the Quran regarding the Hotama implies the extreme terribleness of the
phenomenon of Hotama. What does the atomic bomb explosion mean? The most that
could be said about it is that it is hell ablaze. Shakespeare would stare aghast
at the dire spectacle of the atomic bomb explosion. Dantes would loose their
mind. This is all very well known by every one. But what is not at all known
hitherto is that the state of the world in full-fledged atomic-energy-for-peace
is going to be nonetheless terrible. A powerful imagination coupled with the
knowledge of atomic science can picture before one’s eyes the miserable state of
the atomic age. To the factor of terribleness could now in the light of the
manifestations of the atomic phenomenon be added the factor that of the
complexity, intricacy, and insurgency of the subject of the nuclear science. It
has baffled the scientists and they are forced to grope their way in the dark
labyrinth with the danger every moment of falling into some ruinous pit. But for
the traditional optimism of the scientist and indeed due to the blinding
influence of the causes of the appearance of the atomic hell they would leave
and forsake the subject of nuclear science as beyond the human ken and control.
But the power of the doom is overwhelming. It is hard to believe how anyone
could ignore the spectacle of the entire mankind being roasted alive in the
atomic bomb explosions, and of mankind’s being pierced through by the atomic
radiations in the atomic-energy -for- peace and being changed into a miserable,
cancer-ridden, diseased, lot of chimeras on earth that which is to be changed
into a huge hospital and later on a huge grave.
IX. THE CAUSES OF THE PUNISHMENT OF AL-HOTAMA AND OF THE APPEARANCE OF ATOMIC
causes of the punishment of Al-Hotama according to the Quran are as follows:-
to every backbiter, defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth
it (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal.
Nay, for, verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama”.
(Al-Quran- CIV- Al-Homaza)
following, thus are the causes, of the punishment of Al-Hotama:-
(1) Backbiting and defaming.
(2) Engrossment in the accumulation of wealth of this world in a
continuous, systematic manner.
(3) Belief in the eternity of their riches.
is, so deep an interest in the life of this world as to consider it eternal and
to think that the riches will go on increasing for ever.
These are then, and very unfortunately indeed, the exact causes of the
appearance of the atomic hell in this world. Backbiting and defaming indeed are
the terms that are not very likable but the fact indeed is that these qualities
that appear to us so very ugly and indeed so very loathsome do constitute the
basic spirit of the philosophy of atomism that is the philosophy of this age,
and therefore of this otherwise very enlightened age. The difference only is
that the knowledge and the intelligence have imparted to the evil of slander a
sophisticated and intellectual cast and thus it is that the word propaganda
which in the premodern ages meant propagation and publicity has in this age
assumed a peculiar meaning that implies slander, though intellectual slander.
The critical attitude of rationalism too may be seen to have been tainted with
far as the question of the engrossment in the pursuit of wealth accumulation is
concerned there could be no two opinions that this modern age is the age of
wealth accumulation. According to the scheme of the modern philosophy man has to
obtain the dominion over nature for material benefit and physical comforts.
Leaving aside the philosophical implications, just see around you in the entire
world, and then see if anyone anywhere has any interest other than the
acquirement and accumulation of wealth. Wealth is the soul, the spirit, the life
and every thing in this age.
lastly as far as the question of their considering their riches as eternal and
increasing in a systemic, continuous, infinite and eternal manner is concerned,
not much thinking, and not much acute observation is required to know that every
effort and all endeavour is directed toward making this life perpetual by means
of strong enduring buildings, factories, concerns and other monuments of
science. One look on the modern science-guided, machine-ridden, systematic,
continuous, infinite eternal progress for self sufficiency shows clearly that it
is the effort to perpetuate this life and keep the riches increasing to the
utmost achievable limits. Their solicitude for the durability of material works
shows the hope for ever living in this world.
Without any fear of contradiction the following signs of the Quran may be cited
as applicable to this modern age of atomism:-
to every backbiter, defamer, who amaseth the wealth (of this world) and
arrangeth (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render him
immortal. Nay, for , verily he shall be cast into Al-Hotama”.
it means that even if the people of this age escape the punishment of the atomic
hell of this world, they fulfill all the conditions of the Hotama of the next
world . To escape the atomic hazard, however, the causes have to be removed. Are
not the causes clearly given by the Quran?
X. ATOMIC FIRE THE SCIENTIFIC AND LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE OF THE THREE EVILS
REFEREED TO BY THE QURAN AS THE CAUSES OF THE PUNISHMENT IN HOTAMA:-
Quran says: "Verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama ".
atomic hell is the scientific and logical consequence of the three evils
referred to by the Quran as the cause of the appearance of Al-Hotama. The atomic
fire appeared as a result of a systematic and continuous process of scientific
researches with the object exclusively of material gain and man’s dominion over
the natural forces. Like the three ingredients of gunpowder, when three evils
become mixed, the result is atomic hell. It is these same three evils that will
now sustain the existence of atomic hell, depsite man’s knowledge of the
grievous hazards that are imminent. The Quran has more than once correlated the
wealth of this world with fire. They who devour the substance of the orphan
wrongly they devour the fire in their stomachs, says the Quran, and that the
accumulated gold and silver not spent in the name of Allah will be heated in the
fire of hell, and the faces, the backs and the flanks of such accumulators shall
be branded therewith. And also that they whose exclusive pursuit in this world
is the pursuit of this world, for such there is nothing in the other world
except the fire. Very unfortunately, however, the pursuit of the world in this
age according to the modern philosophy of atomism is not merely pursuit, it is
the main object of man. And more unfortunately still the followers of religions
like Christianity, Islam and Hinduism have cleared their conscience by the
notion that their religion did allow such a pursuit. Some have said that their
religion encouraged such pursuits. While others have said that the material
achievements of this modern science were the exact aim of their religion and
they add that their forefathers in this respect erred and showed no interest
therein while certain other nations adopted that path of progress and went too
far toward the destination that of self-sufficiency. Now, however, the situation
is crystal clear. The modern material progress is there and its result the
atomic hell is there ready to consume all that their science achieved during the
past several centuries, and to consume along with their achievements their own
lives, and it may happen any moment. Only such as are blinded by the influence
of the doom may overlook these possibilities. This world, however, at present
plays the blind and is ostriching.
THE VERDICT OF SCIENCE ON
THE PRESENT ADOPTION OF ATOMIC ENERGY
decision of science against the adoption of atomic-energy-for-peace is something
which should come as surprise just as surprising as the fact that the Quran
should, predict, describe, and warn against the atomic hell with a view to
averting the atomic danger from mankind. Equally surprising will be the
declaration that this age were the most ignorant inpspite of its proverbially
great knowledge. This age indeed may be deemed as ignorant, due to its ignorance
of the subject on which were now staked the peace as well as the existence not
only of mankind but also of all life on earth. We allude to the subject of
nuclear science. Not only that all the knowledge available concerning the
subject of nuclear science is too elementary and scanty as yet, the knowledge of
that scanty portion too is a rarity. The masses all over the world are utterly
ignorant of it. The Non-scientist scholars all over the world fare little
better. Among the scientist community the nuclear scientist it is that may be
expected to know of this subject, but unfortunately few among the nuclear
scientists are to be found in the world who really know the subject which in
itself is proverbially minute, Proverbially complex, and one that appears to be
functioning in regions beyond human ken and defying with relentless insurgency
the efforts of man in affecting perfect control and command. We will try to show
the situation in the court of science. There we will see the extent of the
present day knowledge of man about the subject, and there we will see how far
the decision of recommending the atomic energy for peace at present in the
present situation is hasty, premature and disastrous. This might be an eye
CASE IS CONDUCTED IN THE COURT OF LORD JUSTICE SCIENCE.
spirit of sagacity has filed the suit against the nuclear scientist in the Court
of Lord Justice Science and has engaged an Advocate. It is an historic case. The
galleries of the Court are full to the brim, and, beam with the reverenced,
serious and sagacious faces of the scientists of every era of human history, and
philosophers from early Greek to the most modern of this age. All occupying
their seats according to the order of the era of history and the subject. Faces
like Einstein, Chadwick, Rutherford, Fermi, Madame Curie, Muller, Oppenheimer,
Teller and many others of the modern atomists and Radiobiologists can be
recognized. Philosophers like Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, among hundreds of
others of prime note may also be seen in the company. Yet the two faces that
appear most conspicuous among this gathering of the notables are of Bacon and
Democritus. Darwin sits with a peculiar air of his own. The worried face of
Bertrand Russell too could be discerned in a corner. On the whole, air of
seriousness, anxiety, and greatness prevails throughout the Galleries. In
another apartment may be seen the newspapermen to report the sensational
proceedings of the case to the impatient, distressed world around.
Lord Justice of Science has taken his seat and the proceedings of the court
begin. The Prosecutor General rises to read the accusations. He is heard to read
You are hereby accused in this Augusts Court of the Lord Justice of Science, of
recommending the use of the atomic energy for peace, without first having full
control over so exceptionally dangerous a force, and without first providing the
means of protection against the deadly radiations to the millions residing in
the neighbourhood of the reactors despite the fact that the reactors may explode
any moment inundating the neighbouring districts with the floods of pernicious
radiations leaving in the unfortunate populations on the mercy of the elements,
and without first discovering any sure cure for radiation sickness, or
discovering any means of detecting or destroying the genes mutated by radiation,
thus throwing the future generations of humanity into grievous jeopardy, and
indeed without first obtaining sufficient knowledge of the subject in question
nay even being content with the most meager knowledge and being overhasty in
recommending the use of atomic energy, a force most insurgent and most unusually
dangerous to the health, life and well being of mankind, animal species, and
plants all over the world. The honourable court takes the most serious view of
your gross violation of the general rules of the methodology of science inspite
of your professed allegiance to our Lord the Science. You are charged with the
murder of mankind, as the originator and the author of the untold miseries and
afflictions and sufferings and the total annihilation of life on earth arising
from the long-term effects of atomic radiations, the product of atomic energy,
the energy which you now recommended despite your knowledge of the serious
hazards incident thereon. The seriousness of the charges is clear. Do you plead
guilty to the charges?
THE REPLY OF THE NUCLEAR SCIENTIST TO THE CHARGES
truth of the hazards incident upon the adoption of atomic energy could not be
denied in the light of the experimental knowledge obtained by the best of
authorities. But the adoption of atomic energy we recommend, firstly because of
the inevitable necessity of energy, secondly, because we believe that some
discoveries might be made during the utility cum experiment process that might
solve the problem of the hazards of atomic energy. If the accusation be truthful
then it is not we the nuclear scientists that are to be blamed alone, but there
is the politician, there is the industrialist and there is the mankind in
general to share the blame with the nuclear scientist who is nothing but an
instrument in the hands of this present age. Murderers of mankind or the
originators of the sufferings of the future generation, we are not, rather we
may justly think ourselves as the benefactors of mankind, and there is the proof
in this very world so clear that you cannot miss the mark of material bliss on
any thing or any place that you may see yourself the world over. I therefore
with a clear conscience plead not guilty to the charges that are laid against me
as the nuclear scientist".
the Lady Nemesis rises to her feet, and addressing the nuclear scientist cries
at the top of her voice:-
may deny the charges now, but if the facts of science are true, and they
certainly are true, then a day will come in this very world that these your
organs will themselves be witnesses against you. Your cancer ridden body and
hands and feet, and your skin, your eyes and your eyebrows shall bespeak the
truth of the charges laid against you in this Court of True Justice”.
response to the outburst of the Lady Nemesis the nuclear scientist says nothing,
only eyes her piteously. The Lord Justice Science then orders the Council of The
Plaintiff to proceed with cross examination. The Advocate then rises and begins
his questions and the nuclear scientist gives his answers.
THE CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE NUCLEAR SCIENTIST BY THE ADVOCATE
Do you recommend
the use of the atomic- energy-for-peace in the present situation of the nuclear
science as it is that is without any protection to the masses against radiation,
sinspite of the possibility of the leakage and the explosion of the reactor, and
without any sure cure for radiation sickness and without any understanding of
the subject for discovering any cure.
Yes, of course, I
do. And I do not only recommend the use of atomic energy for peace, but also I
offer my hearty cooperation in the enterprise.
Why so and
Because the need
for the energy is imminent. The means and sources of energy are dwindling and
the danger is that if no alternative means of energy are discovered, the world
may face economic crisis unprecedented in human history and this mankind may
face the worst type of famine. The world demands it and we endeavour to the best
of our ability to supply the demand.
No doubt the
sources of energy are dwindling, and no doubt the world demands it, and no doubt
you very sincerely try to supply the demand, but do you know that the atomic
energy has some very exceptional, very unusual hazards incident upon it?
Yes there are some
extremely touchy points therein, but we hope to surmount the difficulties in
time. As scientist have to be optimistic and have to maintain the hope of one
day being able to make some discoveries that may serve as the remedy of all
expected atomic ills.
Do you agree that
radiation is in any amount is harmful?
Yes. I do.
And that radiation
is inherent in the very nature of atomic energy?
Yes! That is
And that atomic
radiation can involve mankind in many and very pernicious diseases like cancer,
radiation sickness, abnormal births to the extent that this entire life on earth
may become extinct after a miserable spell of sufferings in the forms of
As far as the
principle is concerned, it is possible. Judging the affair, however, in the
present situation of the atomic energy and its scantiness in the world such
views may be merely treated as alarmist views. Only a few reactors function all
over the world and even the secret genetic effects of radiation that appear in
some future generation may be considered well within the margin of safety.
You do accept the
truth of the principle and then you call the view an alarmist view, only because
the affair is yet in the beginning and the effects may appear in some future
generation which is not as yet born.
Yes! No doubt, it
is a fact, yet we are very optimistic that some discovery will in the course of
experiment appear that will solve the tricky problems.
Do you think this
attitude, this optimistic attitude of yours in the particular case of the atomic
energy, this hoping in some future discovery that would appear to solve the
problem to be very scientific?
or not, the circumstances force us to adopt this optimistic attitude.
Radiation you say!
Is harmful to health in any amount whatsoever, and is inherent in the very
nature of atomic energy. Have you sought to find any means of protection against
Yes! We have known
that the only method of protection against radiation is by completely covering
the source of radiation materially.
Is that all?
Yes! We do cover
every reactor and every other source of radiation completely materially by means
of lead or concrete. Thus do we ensure the protection against radiation? Also a
sort of radiation proof dress has been invented, and the employees of the atomic
plants are provided with it.
Indeed, but can
you cover with lead or concrete every individual in the neighbouring district of
the exploding reactor, or is it possible for them to wear that Radiation proof
dress you spoke of?
No! Of course not.
The dress is too inconvenient and could not be worn round the clock from birth
But are there no
reactors leak proof?
They are not only
not leak proof, they begin to leak radiation at times, but they also can explode
to inundate the neighbouring districts with the floods of radiations. And the
crux of the matter is that every reactor must as a rule Finnish its natural life
of about forty years in explosion, besides occasional disturbances. Recently in
America one reactor went out of order and unruly, and the American government
was obliged to evacuate about a million people from the neighbouring district to
some safe place, for if they are not evacuated in time, that is within a day or
two, the consequences are to be dire. Besides the death and radiation sickness,
the danger of the genes mutation is there that would affect some generation in
posterity with disastrous results.
You spoke about
gene mutation. What is that and what are its effects?
readily attacks the genes and it mutates them. These mutated genes appear in the
form of abnormal births. But these mutated genes secretly move from generation
to generation, and then in some generation they manifest their existence in the
form of abnormal births. These abnormalities are inheritable, that they move
from generation to generation, that is the monsters beget similar monsters. The
abnormalities multiply in forms and numbers through marriage. The number of
those involved is gradually increased, and it may increase to the proportions
that may prove disastrous to the entire populations. Full countries may become
the asylums for the infirm and sick, who being incapable to continue their
existence on earth would be wiped out from its face after a spell of misery and
suffering as poor miserable cancer ridden chimeras.
If so dangerous be
the case what means of protection against the radiation you can or you have
provided to the unfortunate people who happen to reside in the neighbourhood of
the reactors? Indeed it is certain that you would have looked to this very
absolutely. Nothing could possibly be done. It is not possible even to detect
the gene mutation. Nor there is anything to be done after the mutated gene has
manifested itself in abnormal birth. Such is the nature of the affair. It is not
possible to cover every individual in the neighboring district of the reactors,
and when afterwards the entire earth is covered with the reactors, every
individual of the entire mankind, not only mankind, but every species including
plants that existed on earth will be within the reach of radiations as an easy
prey, and it is hard to imagine into what monstrous and what hideous form the
species will be changed in time by the genetic effects of radiation. The
occurrence of deaths of a radiation sickness and cancers is besides. There are
simply no means of protection to be provided to the generality of mankind and
the radiation proof dress to which I have presently alluded cannot be possibly
worn by the peoples. It is like a huge sack fitted with goggles to see through.
It is very difficult to carry on the normal work while such a dress is on. Again
it has as a rule to be worn by every individual on earth round the clock from
birth to death like the normal skin without having a chance to change. For there
is no time for radiation. It may attack any moment. Even in the bath room. And
it is undetectable. In the case of death as a result of the radiation attack, or
in the case of radiation sickness, the attack of radiation might be known, but
in the case of the radiation attack on the genes, not even a sign will be there
throughout the life of the individual inspite of the fact of his genes having
been mutated. Mankind, in case it were obliged to wear such a dress, surely
would soon prefer to go without the material boons of atomic energy and cry out
against such a dress. Again how to cause every animal and plant to wear the
radiation proof dress?.
That means the
mankind and all the creation of God on earth is being treated as guinea pigs in
a most disastrous, universal experiment.
It indeed sounds,
very evil. Yet we have to take it as the lesser evil. The greater evil being the
fear of the industrial breakdown and the consequent famine.
The atomic energy
may then be treated as the greater evil than the expected famine caused by the
breakdown for the industrial set up. Btu let us proceed on our topic. You have
told harrowing tale of the Pseudiogenetic effects. Can you do anything to avoid
or to avert the danger?
nothing could be done in this respect. There are no means to detect or to
destroy the mutated genes. And nothing could be done when afterwards they have
manifested themselves in the form of abnormal children, or even thereafter.
It indeed is
grievous to hear all this. It is horrible enough to cause one’s hair to stand on
enough to cause shudders.
Do you still
insist on recommending the use of atomic energy for peace?
Yes. I do. For we
think a certain proportion of a population may be allowed to be involved in the
abnormality brought about by radiation with the sense of safety for the rest of
But if this
proportion begins to increase and exceed the appointed limits of safety, can you
do anything at all to prevent the further growth?
No. Nothing at
present, but may be in future in the course of the continuing experiment we come
across some new discovery that may provide us with the desired remedy.
Is this a
scientist we are listening to? Supposing no discovery came before radiation has
done its insidious work?
No. That's not
like that. Something at some stage might appear to save the situation. We ought
to be optimistic.
believe in miracles?
That is unscientific to believe in miracles.
To believe in a
miracle is better than believing in the possibility of any discovery in nuclear
science such as may prove to be the remedy of the nuclear ills judging from the
particular nature of nuclear science and the particular nature of the nuclear
experiment. Are you sure that some discovery will come at some time?
No. There is no
surety. It just depends.
Is it not better
then for the nuclear scientist to leave the actual utility of the atomic energy
and resort to the laboratory and there make experimentation till the discovery
is made, and the question of protection against radiation is solved, and sure
cure for radiation sickness is discovered, and then there after only to allow
the adoption of the atomic energy for practical purposes?
The course you
have suggested is right and proper. But there are difficulties. Firstly that the
necessity of the energy is urgent. Secondly, that the particular nature of the
experiment of atomic radiation warrants the actual inclusion of the human
experiment. The results derived from the guinea pigs may or may not be
applicable to other species, and thus there is the possibility of a dire
mistake. Thirdly that the experiment of nuclear science requires the lapse of
generations before the actual results are obtained.
That is why the
human species is being treated as guinea pigs in the experiment of adopting the
You know that the
long-term effects of radiations may prove ruinous to mankind and the entire life
on earth. And you say that generations are required to elapse before the actual
results of the nuclear experiment appear. Then in case by the time the results
have appeared in some future generation, is not there the possibility that the
health of mankind would have by then been irreparably impaired, so that if after
that atomic energy is abolished, that would be of no avail?
Then allow me to
call it the suicidal experimentation and not simply the experiment of science,
this adoption of atomic energy.
No. That is not
that. Optimism is the rule of the scientist. We hope for the best.
exceptions every where in the world, and this case of the atomic energy may well
be taken as exception in the realm of science. Your optimism in the case of
nuclear science may be called the optimism of impossibility, indeed a folly.
scientist is a scientist and not a philosopher.
Our demand from
you is not of a philosophy but of science. We request you to assume scientific
attitude. Nor the philosophy is the name of wishful or whimsical dreaming only.
The philosopher has to assume the scientific mode of thinking. Your unscientific
optimism will damn this world surely.
Let us proceed
with the actual topic.
prescribed a permissible dose of radiation.
Are you sure about
the correctness of that amount?
No. There is no
certainty about the correctness of the dose.
Is there any
danger if the amount prescribed is not correct?
Yes. In case the
amount prescribed is in excess of the actual total amount then considerable
damage to health and life of mankind could be anticipated.
Do you still
insist on the adoption of the atomic-energy-for-peace?
Yes! I think I do.
Continuous experimentation is the rule of science, and this we will carry on.
In spite of the
exceptional situation of atomic energy.
Yes of course, we
are bound to. Rule is the rule.
Have you ever
imagined the state of the future world of full fledged atomic energy with
thousand of reactors, and the earth covered with the net of radiations, and
converted into an asylum?
As far as the
imagination is concerned, I certainly can view the future state of the world
with its full fledged atomic energy .Yet to reach to that state experimenting
continually is our business. The affair will be dealt with in a practical,
matter of fact manner.
Have you ever
thought of the miseries, sufferings, afflictions, diseases which will have their
origin in the atomic energy. Have you ever shuddered over that, or have you ever
shed a tear over that state, or have you ever thought of your share in all that
as the discoverer and the promoter of the atomic energy. All the benefits, and
boons of science and the scientist will then be swallowed by the miseries
created by science and the scientist.
By that time some
discovery might have been made to solve the problems.
already is there that can within moments solve all the problems of mankind.
That is up to men
not to use that method.
radioactive residue of the atomic plants is faring?
Oh. That is pretty
nuisance. Do what we may with it, bury inland, bury beneath of sea, bury
anywhere it certainly will show its nefarious effects.
That is good
example for you to take a lesson from.
over-rules the lessons and blurs every sentiment.
You have confessed
complete helplessness in the case of radioactive residue and you have no safe
place on earth for dumping that irresistible and insurgent stuff, and you are
obliged to carry that to the moon but a moony could dream of doing that, and the
poor earth it is and its inhabitants that will have to suffer from that obvious
issue. You have confessed your complete helplessness in providing protection to
the neighboring millions of atomic reactors. And you have confessed your
helplessness in detecting the mutated genes or destroying them, or doing
anything after they have begun to manifest their existence in the form of
abnormal births, now pray tell us your position In the case of somatic effects
that is the bodily effects of radiations.
which we can destroy with radiation, and that dose not mean cure, we are
absolutely helpless in the case of radiation sickness, or the blindness which is
produced by certain radiations. No sure cure for radiation sickness has as yet
been discovered, nor is any such cure in sight. Nothing can be done to avoid or
to cure the injury caused by radiation, whether the cell is killed or mutated or
whether it survives is a question of its own ability and the lethal efficacy of
the radiation. Man is helpless in the conflict and has no power to affect the
response of the cell to radiation. No therapeutic measure hitherto has been of
any avail in case of radiation sickness. As far as cancer is concerned, we can
destroy its cells by radiation, but cannot cure it in the proposed sense of the
word cure. But the crux of the matter is that radiation is a double edged sword.
It can destroy cancer as well as create cancer.
A strange summary
indeed and a strange conclusion. Radiation inherent in the nature of the atomic
energy, and capable of brining untold miseries to the world and rendering all
life on earth extinct after a spell of miserable existence. The control of men
over it next only to nothing. The leakage as well as the explosion of the atomic
energy reactor being a possibility and the consequent flooding of the
neigbhouring districts containing millions of people with deadly radiation a
certainty, and the arrangements for the protection of the unfortunate neighbours
of the exploded reactor against the radiation nil. Radiation sickness the sure
result of the exposure to radiation, and any sure cure for radiation sickness
unavailable, nor any sign of any discovery of such a cure in sight. Radiation
mutating the genes with dire consequences to future generations, of men, animals
and plants, and no means at all either to detect the mutated genes, or to
destroy them. The mutated genes to make their existence manifest in some future
generation in the form of abnormal births, and nothing there to prevent or to
cure the malady. Species to be changed to the mutated genes into miserable
chimeras on their way to extinction and no control of man over the situation,
and nothing to do but to suffer and perish. The danger of the atomic war
associated with the presence of atomic energy for peace and the scientist
content with merely avoiding the mention of the atomic weapons as a sign of
inherent disgust with the subject. Judging the nuclear scientist as a man of
sense and one endowed with the sense of great responsibility he bears, to what
his complacent and over-optimistic attitude toward atomic energy be attributed
other than the darkness impressed upon the eye by the impelling influence of the
three causes of the appearance of the atomic hell pointed out by the Holy
Scripture, that now compel the mankind toward the grievous doom of atomic bombs
and the atomic radiations.
scientist is obliged by the rules of research and experimentation to continue
and to carry on the experiment to its scientific end. If the tears that you have
entertained and expressed in this discussion be treated by the scientists in the
same manner as you have done, then all research and experimentation and
consequently the progress will come to an end, and there you can see the results
of such an attitude on the part of the scientist. Optimism has to be our rule.
It is simply impossible for us to think otherwise. If the scientists suffer in
the course of research and experimentation, they take it in the spirit of
sacrifice for mankind. The sailor cannot abandon the ship to the storm.
Alas then, it
appears that you will give no attention to the proposition of taking the atomic
energy as an exceptional case.
The methodology of
experimentation in the realm of science entertains no such idea as the exception
of anything. All the universe is controlled by the same laws and every thing has
to be taken on the same level.
This then is the
example of compound ignorance and hence incurable. The subject of nuclear
science has done damage to the cells of thought in human brain, and the damage
which the nuclear science has done to the cells of human brain appears
irreparable and irreversible as in the case of the damage done to the genes by
the atomic radiation.
This is philosophy
and the scientist is not at all concerned with philosophy. Experimentation,
practical, material experimentation is our business and any one who has
conversation with the scientist ought as a rule to keep to the scientific side
of the problem and must not diverge onto the philosophical implications.
Only if the
nuclear radiation too would be convinced by your argument and leave off their
habit of stinging the people with deadly rays. Let us, however, revert to
science. Has any key discovery, hitherto been made in Radiobiology?
Clues are there,
indeed numerous, but the key discoveries have yet to be made.
It sounds strange,
when seen against your recommendation of the use of the atomic energy in which
radiation is as an inherent factor and indeed very deadly one. But tell us, if
anything is known as yet of the details of the fine structure of the nucleus of
the cell in the resting stage?
Nothing as yet.
Is the division of
function between cytoplasm and nucleus clear cut?
No. It is not. And
there is considerable evidence for the presence of some genetic factors in the
cytoplasm while a considerable amount of synthesis of structural material also
occurs in the nucleus.
Which of the two
current hypotheses about the chromosome breaks is correct?
None, and a theory
will have to be evolved which incorporate the features of both.
Is the nature of
the injury which holds up the normal cell cycle for a time known?
Is the mechanism,
by which enzymes can cause specific chemical reaction to take place, understood?
Have the chemists
understood the reaction that takes place in the synthesis of proteins from
No. It has so far
defied the ingenuity of the chemists.
Has any convincing
reason been put forward to explain why there are tremendous variations between
different cells in their response to radiation?
Is it possible
then to base radiotherapy of cancer or methods of protection against radiation
on a reliable foundation?
No. It is not
possible. It is a measure of difficulty and complexity of the subject that not
even a tentative answer can be given to the question. The key problem of cancer
research is : What stimuli cause a cell to stop dividing when an organ reaches a
correct size and to repair damage after injury?
Is the mechanisms
by which radiations eradicate the tumors quite simple?
It is extremely complex.
Is the way in
which tumour cells are killed or sterilized fully understood?
Can as yet all the
stages between the passages of radiation through the irradiated organs and the
final injury be followed?
Is it easy to
predict the course and outcome of radiation treatment?
The most obvious
effect of radiation on cell is death. Yet it is easy to define even this drastic
change for the individual cell?
is far from easy.
Can any complete
explanation be given for the paradox that although the pathological changes from
whole body irradiation are diffused and ill-defined, yet death occurs with
No. This is a sort
of a mystery which of all the various kinds of poisons is a peculiarly
distinctive characteristics of atomic radiation.
Well, this may be
taken as an argument for the encompassing trait of atomic energy, but can the
symptoms of acute radiation sickness tell anything about the cause of death?
The symptoms of
acute radiation sickness can be summarized but they tell us little about the
cause of death. If a pathologist carries out a postmortem examination on a
mammal which has succumbed after a radiation dose of a few hundred roentgen, he
would find it very difficult to pinpoint death to failure of a particular organ.
Has any treatment
yet been found which applied after irradiation can reduce the number of
mutations? Is recovery possible from mutation?
No. No treatment
has yet been found which applied sometime after irradiation, can reduce the
number of mutations since no recovery is possible from mutation, no post
irradiation treatment would be expected to restore a mutation. Even that little
which has been discovered to be of some effect before irradiation can be
considered to little practical use to the insidious nature of radiation.
Has any treatment
been found for radiation sickness? Or is there any sign at present of such a
Has any thing been
found to detect, and or destroy the mutated gene?
any real cure been found for cancer?
No real cure for
cancer. Only the cancer cells are destroyed by radiation.
Can the chemicals
protect against the long-term effects of radiation?
No answer can be
given to the question. Whether chemicals can protect against the long term
effects of radiation. Technical difficulties make it extremely hard to measure
accurately the mutations produced in mammals.
How is it that a
dose of radiation sufficient to kill or visibly injure a cell represents such a
minute amount of energy that it could only affect a very few molecules, a change
totally insufficient to bring about the pronounced biological effects directly?
It is not known,
and it in fact is a challenge to the scientists.
Has any effective
substance against radiation effect been found?
It is both a
disappointment and surprise that no effective substance against radiation effect
has been found.
Would to God, that
your sentiment of astonishment and surprise in so important a matter touch your
faculty of thought regarding your attitude regarding the recommendation of the
use of the atomic energy and cause you to pause and think of your recommendation
before finding answers to all such questions and find enough patience to wait
till full control over the subject of nuclear science has been achieved. This
dialogue that has gone between you and me has shown the poverty of man’s
knowledge of the subject of radiobiology at present. Though I am not unaware of
the sufficiency of the available knowledge of this subject. It indeed is great
and is the result of admirable exertions of the concerned scientists who have
toiled and laboured day in day out, and their painstaking have been mingled with
great ingenuity and appreciable intelligence. Great geniuses all. Judging from
the extreme difficulty and complexity of the subject their findings deserve real
admiration yet they are sufficient to recommend a stoppage of the adoption of
atomic energy till further discoveries that ensured safety from radiation
effects. The nature of the subject is such that they have to go a long way as
yet before issuing recommendations of the adoption of the atomic energy. Their
hasty conclusions are sure to subject the world to ruin. What urgently is
desired is the realization of the fact that the margin now left is too short to
allow a long term investigation. Instantaneous recoil from the brim of atomic
hell is that which is expedient.
now my Lord Science!!! I bring my cross examination of the nuclear scientist to
its end. Surely in the light of that which has passed between us the reality
which has come to light without any doubt is that the recommendation of the
adoption of atomic energy before achieving full control on the subject, and
providing safeguards against the effects of radiation means to throw this world
right into the blazing hell of atomic energy without any protection. The
decision of recommendation on the part of any one is erroneous, hasty,
unjustifiable and ruinous, and therefore liable to impeachment, conviction and
sentence. The knowledge of the nuclear scientist in the field of nuclear science
is as yet too meager, his control on the nuclear phenomenon too little, and the
subject of the atomic energy is one that fraught with danger, hazards and
implications of so unusual and so unknown a kind, that only if the mankind in
general could realize the true picture thereof, and could have but a glimpse of
the disasters, catastrophies, destruction , diseases, miseries, sufferings,
untold and unknown, unusual and unique, this mankind would run off with
hysterical shrieks, Germans before English, English before Americans, Americans
before the French, French before Italians, and Italians before Yugoslavs,
running and cursing, cursing and running and reprobating and damning the atomic
energy as well as its makers, under the terrifying guffaws of the ghosts of the
Hiroshimians and Nagasakians. My Lord Science!!! It is thus by adopting the
atomic energy for peace without first having the full control over the
natural force involved, and particularly the atomic energy, that the general
rule of the methodology of science that science could be used for construction
as well as destruction is being thrown into jeopardy, for, the result of this
hasty adoption of the atomic energy is going to be nothing but destruction, the
initial construction being swallowed by the subsequent damages to final ruin.
This attitude of the nuclear scientist therefore could well be marked as a gross
violation of the established rules and regulations of science whose allegiance
he hitherto has claimed to have professed with all his heart. My Lord Science!!!
The Nuclear scientist has more than once asserted his sense of optimism and has
always declared it as a necessary element in the course of scientific research
and experimentation. The reason for his optimism appears to be in the fact that
this present generation unless involved in atomic warfare, would pass away
without suffering the damage of the radiation but enjoying only its fruits. A
cancer ridden community of nuclear scientist would perhaps renounce such an
optimism, it is a lamentable fact that a generation would leave so much debt of
genetic load, and debt that is to be paid by their own posterity, their own
blood and their own kin. And lastly, your Lordship is requested to give a decree
that let the practice of adoption of atomic energy for practical purposes cease
forthwith at pain of death, and let not the adoption of atomic energy be
undertaken until full control of the subject has been achieved, until every
single individual human being, animal and plant is afforded full and complete
protection against radiation. Any one violating this edict should be charged
with the murder of humanity and every living thing on earth and the plants. If,
then it is found impossible to comply with the conditions set above, then let
the case of the atomic energy be dropped from the book of science for ever, for
ever, for the sake of humanity.
SCIENCE GIVES THE DECISION
The Lord Justice
Science rises to give judgment and hush prevails. The Lord Justice Science then
reads his decision as follows:-
“The ability of
the counsel, and the honesty and the ability of the nuclear scientist has saved
this court a lot of bickering and haranguing. The case has been conducted in a
most amiable and genial atmosphere. We have a reason to express our satisfaction
at the honest and complacent attitude of our votary, the scientist. As far as
the case is concerned, it is clear, and so is the decision of this court. Let
the practice of the adoption of atomic energy for practical purposes cease forth
with at the express command of this court. Let the nuclear scientist resort to
the laboratory for experimentation. Utility-cum-experimentation method of
nuclear scientist cannot be allowed in the case of nuclear energy. Mankind
cannot be allowed to be made as the accessories of the nuclear experiment, as
guinea pigs, for the results of the nuclear experiment might prove dire and the
losses irreparable and damages irreversible. Let all the stock piles of the
atomic weapons be destroyed forthwith and let no true scientist cooperate in the
making of deadly monsters used for no other purpose than the destruction of life
and property acquired after such toil and labour, and so highly prized by its
owners. The proposition of abandoning the plan of atomic energy for ever is also
not out of question. If the scientist at any stage thinks the plan as
unfeasible, let him declare it so and sooner the better due to the particular
hazardous nature of atomic energy. Radiation due to its long term genetic
effects is the drereadfullest thing worth avoiding.
adjourned and there stood someone on the gate. He offered every outcoming
personality a leaf of a prepare. A mere fragment like the De Rarum Natura. The
following writing was recorded therein.
“Woe to every
backbiter, defamer, who amaseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against
the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal. Nay, for
verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama. And what could teach thee what Al-Hotama
is? It is fire of Allah, enkindled, which leapeth up onto the hearts. It is (a
fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns”.
Response of the Scientist to the decision of science:-
Now let the top
scientists of the world call a conference and there declare in the clearest of
terms the following to the entire world:-
“We the scientists
of the world declare to mankind, that, we had been the victims of grievous
misunderstandings. We now fully understand the nature of our nuclear experiment.
We solemnly confess that we have done the greatest wrong to humanity in our
blind zeal and ill applied enthusiasm. And now let this be known that to provide
all the millions with means of protection against radiation is in no way
feasible and certainly all the millions are in the danger of the ill effects of
radiations, particularly in the case of expanding atomic energy. It is not even
in the power of the most industrialized countries to cope with the problems of
radiation. As far as the genetic effects of radiation are concerned, man is
completely helpless while these effects constitute great hazards that can
destroy all life on earth after a span of untold miseries. And as far as the
control on the atomic radiations is concerned, it has to be treated as
impossible. The reactions of nuclear energy as the name implies are localized in
nuclear regions, the regions that are too minute and too remote from any easy
control of man. At present it appears not very probable that man will ever be
able to have full control or full knowledge of the nuclear reactions of atomic
energy. And until this is achieved, it is naturally impossible that either any
means or methods of protection against the atomic radiations will be found, or
any sure cure for radiation sickness will be discovered. Due to these
difficulties and indeed innumerable others already existing and swiftly
increasing, we must solemnly and indeed honestly declare the atomic energy
programme of the entire world as dropped and banished and sealed for ever as
impossibility and as only the means of destruction, without any attempt on ever
reviving it anywhere. This has to be treated as a will, to be respected by the
posterity that may any time be tempted to resume it under the pressure of
economic or industrial necessities. We, scientists have at this very moment our
hands off the atomic energy. Any scientist disobeying this decision will be
severely treated and the governments of the Commonwealth of Nations are
requested to issue instantaneous and strongest edicts forbidding the adoption of
atomic energy or any purpose whatsoever. Let the scientist community try to wipe
off the blood of humanity from their hands before they begin to appear as an
abomination in the sight of mankind caught in inspeakable miseries brought about
by the discoveries of the scientists, and let the scientists now cease to act as
the instruments of the ambitious but ignorant and unjust people in the world.
The same or nearly the same would have been expected from the great atomists
that have died and left this world. A very little margin is left and let the
opportunity be availed in full before the die is cast. At most a scientist may
be allowed to carry on his nuclear experimentation in a laboratory, and not
beyond that. But there is no hope of any good results. It is now fully known
without any doubt that the atomic radiations will never accept the control of
man, nor will man be ever able to provide the means of protection against
radiation to every individual human, animal, plant in the world. It is ruinous
to ignore both short-term and long-term effects of radiation, the genetic
effects in particular.
JUDGMENT OF THE AUTHOR
In my opinion even
if the factor of the atomic energy had not risen to cause the alarm to mankind,
the end of this modern science, this machine-ridden science that works on the
principle of ever-increasing progress to self sufficiency, with a view to
attaining to man’s right of dominion over nature for material advantages as the
sole business of man on earth too would have been ruin, though not so grievous
as in the case of the atomic energy. The conclusion is that the Islamic bomb
falls on the atomic hell and the causes of the atomic hell, namely, the
science-guided atomism, materialism, infinite progress and all the Baconian
philosophy. Now either science and progress and treble ruin or faith in the
other world and safety. No third alternative is left.
A Poem of Hafiz Shirazi
Shirazi was a great Persian poet and was titled as the voice of heaven. In
previous years the modernists have reached the moon. A singular triumph of the
modern science, and an astonishing achievement. Now just read the following
translation of a poem of Hafiz, and imagine the poet sitting in seclusion
observing the descent of man on the moon and uttering to himself in surprise in
the manner of soliloquy, and judge if the poem can be applied to he present -
full of mischief and seduction
Every one demands
material betterment from the days,
Yet every day
worse than the previous,
Fools have all the
nectar of roses and sugar,
For the wise their
subsistence their heart blood,
The noble horse is
being chafed under the saddle of the beast of burden,
Aye, and around
the neck of every donkey a golden necklace
Daughters all over
in fight against the mother,
Sons, all ills
posed toward the father,
Brother has no
pity for the brother,
No affection of
father for the son.
Listen to the
advice of Hafiz my Lord,
Go, do good,
For, this advice
more precious than pearls and gems.
The poet in
another poem gives the advice as follows:-
“Do a miracle and
break the magic fair.
Make a gesture and
ransack the flourish of the fair Samiri”.
The rest of this
poem of Hafiz constitutes advice to change the material values by those of
spiritual, and may well be read in connection with this present age of science.
Following is a brief list of the books consulted throughout the series of
Atomism to Atomic Hell written by the Author. "Gabriel's Islamic Bomb" may be
found to have its roots in some of the books in this list:-
3. Interpretation of the Quran by (a)
Abdullah-Ibn-Abbas, (b) Jalalain (c) Imam Fakhrud Din Razi---Tafsir Al Kabir (d)
Allamah Tabri (e) Hafiz Imadud Din.
4. Physics of the Atom. By M. Russell
Whr and James A. Richards. IInd edition Addison Welsley Publishing Co. Reading
Mass. Feb 1967.
5. Nuclear Theory. By Robert G. Sashs,
Addision Wesley Publishing Co. Inc. Cambridge 42 Mass. May 1953.
6. Nuclear Physics. IInd Edition. By
Irving Kaplan.Addison Welsely Publishing Co. Reading Mass June 1954.
7. Physics, Physical Science Study
Committee .2nd edition, D.C. Heath and Co. Lexington, Mass July 1965.
8. The Hydrogen Bomb. By James R. Shaply
and Clay Blair, Jr. Jarrolde Publisher. (London) Ltd. 1955.
9. Nuclear Explosions and Their Effects.
By the Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Government of India. 1956.
10. The Effects of the atomic Bombs at
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Report of the British Commission to Japan, His
Majestry’s Stationary Office London, 1946.
11. Advancement of Learning. By Francis
Bacon. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, April 1873.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mankind is facing danger unprecedented in
history. The scientists have judged it as the total annihilation of life on
earth, man, animals and plants. But it is more than that it is the atomic hell.
The author of Gabriel’s Islamic Bomb has in a missionary zeal from 1942 to 1982
made extensive studies and researches in the relative subjects of atomism and
Quran, Bible, Sciences and philosophies. This present volume is one of the
fourteen, written on the topic.
Allama Muhammad Yousuf Gabriel is a symbol of
universal peace, a model of simplicity, sincerity, sincerity and devotion, a
colossal giant of ancient and modern learning, a philosopher, a scientist, a
linguist, a theologian, a poet, a researcher, a teacher, and an orator. He has a
mission to save this world from the nuclear ruin, the painful and disgraceful
atomic doom of adamities. He wants to warn the mankind against the atomic hell
and tries to guide them towards safety, while the appeals of the scientists and
philosophers have failed. The author was born on 17th February 1917
in khabekki village Soan Sakaser, Khoshab (Pakistan).