Complete Books of Allama Muhammad Yousuf Gabriel

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QURAN VERSUS ATOMISM, ANCIENT AND MODERN

 

 

            By the infinite grace and boundless mercy of Allah, this series of volumes is my original work. The application of scientific facts, and the new discoveries from the Quran are all my own and quite unknown to anyone, anywhere, Muslim or non-Muslim. And for that, the most benign and merciful Allah be praised, for ever, eternally. And thus is all the responsibility mine. And again Allah be praised. And it is my conviction that it will save the mankind from the atomic doom.

 

GABRIEL

 

QURAN VERSUS ATOMISM, ANCIENT AND MODERN

CONTENTS

Part-One

QURAN VERSUS THE ANCIENT ATOMISM OF DEMOCRITUS

Chapter-I.

History of Atomism

Chapter-II

Doctrinal implications of the history of ancient Greek atomism.

Chapter-III

The views of the Quran versus the views of the early Greek atomic theory.

Chapter-IV

The missing link between the ancient and modern followers of atomism.

Part-Two

Quran Vrsus Bacon’s modern atomism

Chapter-V

Who is Bacon

Chapter-VI                               

Quran versus Bacon’s design of atomism

Chapter-VII                              

Baconian and Satanic method of seduction identical.

Chapter-VIII

Quran versus Bacon on moral and natural philosophy

Chapter-IX                                

Relative views of Bacon and Quran on material vitality

Chapter-X                                 

Comparative views of Bacon and Quran on the purpose of man’s creation

Chapter-XI                                

Comparative views of Bacon and Quran on the contemplation of the works of God.

Chapter-XII                              

Quran on Baconian right of man’s dominion over nature.

Chapter-XIII                             

The view of Bacon, Bible and Quran on knowledge

Chapter-XIV                             

Bacon’s philosophy antipathetic to religion in general.

Chapter-XV                              

Quran's view of Bacon’s Philosophy.

Chapter XVI                             

Atomic bomb wrath of God and not a weapon

Chapter-XVII                            

Views of Bacon and Jesus antipathetic

Chapter XVIII                           

The causes of f the appearance of Baconian culture

Chapter-XIX                             

The appearance of Baconian culture.

Chapter-XX                              

The correction given by the Quran to Christian religion.

Chapter-XXI                             

Development of Islam and atomism

Chapter-XXII                            

The Concluding word

SUMMARY

QURAN VERSUS THE ANCIENT ATOMISM OF DEMOCRITUS

Chapter-1

History of Atomism                   

Chapter-II                                 

Doctrinal implications of the history of ancient Greek atomism.      

Chapter-III                                

The views of the Quran versus the views of the early Greek Atomic Theory        

Chapter—IV                             

The missing link between the Ancient and modern followers of atomism.

SUMMARY

QURAN VERSUS BACON’S MODERN ATOMISM

Chapter-V       

Who is Bacon?                          

Chapter-VI      

Quran versus Bacon’s design of Atomism Bacon’s design:-

(1) Bacon’s design in general.(2) The place of natural philosophy in Bacon’s design.(3) The place of moral philosophy in Bacon’s design.(4) Man’s right of dominion over nature.(5) Knowledge. (6) Contemplation of the works of God according to Bacon’s design.(7) Purpose of man’s existence according to Bacon’s philosophy.(8) A comparison between the philosophy of Plato and Bacon by Macaulay.(9) The practical form of Bacon’s design and its end. (10) The process of Baconian design and its end. (11)Quran’s view of Bacon’s design. (12)Bacon’s misunderstanding about his philosophy.       

Chapter-VII                              

Baconian and Satanic method of seduction identical.                     

Chapter-VIII                             

Quran versus Bacon on moral and natural philosophy                    

Chapter-IX      

Relative views of Bacon and Quran on material utility

Section-I.

QURAN'S code of material utility.

Section-II

This world against the other world in the sight of the Quran.

Section-III.

Quran’s view on the things of this world against that which is with God

Section-IV

Rivalry between man’s lover of God and of this world. Section-V.

Inclination to this world; a cause of the disbelief in the other world.

Section-VI.

Wealth against faith in the sight of the Quran.                               

Chapter-X                                 

Comparative views of Bacon and Quran on the purpose of man’s creation.          

Chapter-XI                                

Comparative views of Bacon and Quran on the contemplation of the works of God          

Chapter-XII                              

Quran on Baconian right of man’s dominion over nature                

Chapter- XIII

Development of Islam and atomic bomb

Chapter-XIV                             

Bacon’s philosophy antipathetic to religion in general (1). Bacon versus versus Budha. (2). Bacon versus Hinduism. (3). Bacon versus Solomon. (4). Bacon and Korah.                             

Chapter-XV                              

Quran's view of Bacon’s philosophy                                             

Chapter-XVI                             

Atomic bomb wrath of God and not a weapon                              

Chapter-XVII                            

Views of Bacon and Jesus antipathetic                                         

 Section-I.

Radical opposition of the views of Jesus and Bacon. Section-II.

Bacon’s philosophy characteristically antichristic.                          

Chapter-XVIII                          

The causes of the appearance o f Baconian culture                       

Chapter-XIX                             

The appearance of Baconian culture                                            

Chapter-XX                              

The correctives given by the Quran to Christian religion. (1) Deification of Jesus. (2).Jesus not the son of God. (3).the Trinity. (4).Atonement of sins. (5). Knowledge. (6). Monasticism. (7). Monarchy. (8). Abidance by the Gospel and the Torah. (9). Retrain on necessities of life released.                         

Chapter-XXI                             

Development of Islam and Atomism.

Section-I.

Theological development of Islam. Abraham the patriarch of Islam. Abraham to Mohammad a line. Torah, Gospel and Quran in succession. Islam ultimately perfected in the Quran. The prophecy of Torah about Mohammad discussed. The prophecy of Jesus about Mohammad discuses. Jesus gives new thought to the Jews. Gospel attested, developed, and generalized in the Quran. Section-II.

The development of atomism.     

Chapter-XXII                            

The concluding word                  

 

 

PREFACE

This present age is involved in great misunderstandings about this modern Baconian progress, and this modern science. Neither the reality of the former is known, nor the limitations of the latter are realised. This is reputedly the age of knowledge. Yet it is almost entirely ignorant of the subject on which now its existence is staked, namely the subject of this Baconian progress and its appendage the atomic science. The reality of this modern progress is not known to any individual in this world today, while the subject of atomic science is known to but a few physicists. And again the knowledge of atomic science, and radio-biology available at present is n only of the most elementary nature. It may come as a surprise to most, yet the fact is that the building of atomic bomb or hydrogen bomb, and the designing of an atomic reactor is only the lesson no 1 of the atomic science. And further a blind is drawn. The lesson no 2 that is the control over radiations is completely in the darkness, without any hope of a ray of light further in the dark atomic labyrinth. Yet the attention of the scientists is fixed on building up the atomic stock-piles.

            It also might come as a surprise to the scholarly world that the name, the life history and the works of Francis Bacon (1561-1626) the trumpeter of this new age, and the expounder of this philosophy of modern atomism are almost entirely forgotten to the world. So also thus is lost the link existing between the Baconian atomism and this modern progress. the thought of this world today is fixed firstly on the present situation of progress, and secondly on the danger of atomic war, without knowing anything about either the true origin and exact reality of this modern progress, or the connection of the atomic bombs with this modern progress, and the origin of both in Bacon’s philosophy of modern atomism. They are blindly engaged in the process of progress, while as regards the atomic hazards they may be seen ostriching with their confidence in science, for averting the atomic danger, although science in this matter is as helpless as anything, and can afford no remedy for the atomic bomb, except the atomic bomb. No doubt it appears as a mad world, and a world which has a God other than the real Creator of the heavens and the earth.

            And this age is beset with the gravest of dangers. This present-day mankind may be visibly seen being dragged towards the frames of a blazing braying, and thundering atomic hell to be broiled therein alive. It is with ever-increasing speed tending toward the atomic war inspite of all the wishful thinking, inspite of all the false hopes, and inspite of all the universal ostriching. So glaring are their follies in thinking that by certain means and methods they will be able to avoid the atomic war, that they excite the feelings of pity and remorse. Untold miseries and unheard of affiliations that are to be their lot are besides the final consumption by the all-devouring flames of the atomic hell that is the devastating atomic blasts, and deadly insidious atomic radiations.

            We have in this volume tried to explain the reality of the ancient atomic theory against the Quran, and we have tried to explain the reality of Bacon's philosophy of modern atomism, its manifestation the modern Baconian progress, and its logical and scientific end: the atomic hell against the Quran. And we have tried to prescribe the remedy of the relative ills, and have tried to seek the solution of the relative problems. And we have tried to show the relation existing between the Quran and the Gospel. In a subsequent volume we have written the life-history of Bacon in reference to this philosophy. In yet another volume we have tried to glean the traces of the doctrinal implications of ancient Greek theory of atomism in the philosophy based on the discoveries of modern science, and its limitations. The matter as well as the manner, throughout, just as in any other volume over written by men, is new, and original, a tinge of bitterness will always be felt in the views. Truth always has been regarded as bitter, and here is a specimen of concentrated truth, concentrated, as well as Novel. Yet not more bitter than the schooling fumes and fumes and burning flames of atomic hell, that is the blasting atomic bombs and the stinging heart-burning, mistrust, anarchy and dismay. May Allah guide this mankind aright in this most critical moment to in whole human history. Amen.

           

GABRIEL

PART-ONE

QURAN VERSUS THE ANCIENT ATOMISM OF DEMOCRITUS

 

CHAPTER-1

HISTORY OF ATOMISM

            In order to understand this modern age, and all that is of this modern age, the knowledge, the science, the civilisation, the culture, the progress, the thought and all the moral, social, economic, religious, aesthetic, philosophical and psychological features, opinions, beliefs, attitudes and notions, its unique, universal, systematic and ever-progressive economic and industrial set up, and lastly and alas, in order to understand the extreme appropriateness of its tragic end in atomic bombs and nuclear radiations, it is essential to know and understand the theory, the philosophy and the history of atomism, since this modern age has grown on the basis of atomism, and all its basic ideas are derived from this very same theory, and all its distinctive features are the effects of the atomistic theory and philosophy. He only is best able to judge of the true reality of this modern age who has studied atomism in comparison to the philosophy of faith. It may appear strange but is a fact that could most easily be proved by a careful study of the Quran from this particular point of view. The Quran discusses and opposes the atomism in a manner as if atomism were to appear in future as a prospective and prominent adversary of faith and hence of the Quran itself, and a universal threat to mankind. The Quran discusses, describes, traces and confronts it to its ultimate end in the atomic hell and sounds a warning accordingly pointing out the causes of the emergence of the atomic bomb, a creation of atomism itself. It is not only in its particular prophecy that the Quran has treated the subject of atomism, nay, but the topic is dispersed throughout the Quran. The prophecy, however, is the essence of the whole subject just as the atomic bomb is fruit of the whole theme of atomism. In the light of the treatment of the subject of atomism by the Quran it appears as if the Quran had the entire course of future atomism in view and as if the Quran described the complete affair in a commentary like a keen, Omniscient observer. Any one, who has perceived this view, shall find no difficulty in the endorsement thereof and cursory glance at the writings of the Quran will reveal to him the truth in the clearest of colours, provided indeed that one possessed the real knowledge of atomism. The Quran after having condemned the worldly doctrines of atomism throughout has ultimately shown it to culminate in its logical end scientific end in the atomic bomb, though by pointing out the causes of the emergence of the atomic bomb it has shown a possibility of averting the dreadful doom. A study of the Quran from this particular point of view, that is in reference to atomism and consequently to this age of atomism is essential to a degree that could hardly be overstressed, for, it opens up an avenue of knowledge which is most needed in order to give the necessary directive to the movement of reform with the object of averting the all-consuming threat of atomic hell. A study of this kind will make manifest too the explicit and implicit potentialities of the Quran and the role of miraculous guidance which this scripture can ply in clearing the misunderstandings of this materialistic age and leading it out of all the most impending hazards ------that are the product of the erroneous philosophy of atomism onto the path of real peace, real prosperity and real progress as against the delusive peace, delusive prosperity, and delusive progress of atomism that tends toward the delusive utopia of a delusive bliss. The plausibility of the acceptance of the word of Quran by this age lay in the fact that while nothing but the verdict of science would be acceptable to this age of science, the Quran would fulfil this very condition and offer its argument on the basis of science itself. If scientific merit alone could find grace in the eyes of this age, the Quran will certainly prove its worth in this field----but let only someone worthy of such an enterprise venture on so hazardous a work-----and if no appeals in the name of divinity and faith could be of any avail and only the scientific verities were acceptable to the mind of this age, the Quran would come out with the scientific verities in order to bring conviction. The Quran has been acclaimed as a standing miracle and it certainly will work miracles in an age which does not believe in miracles.

            The theory of atomism lay buried deep in the strata of history like an antiquated fossil, almost forgotten and far removed from any probability of a revival ever in this world  (7th century. A.D). when the Quran ventured at the prophecy about the atomic bomb, the ultimate fruit of atomism that was to appear twelve hundred years later in history. Atomic bomb, it is evident could never have appeared in the world without the revival of atomism (17th Century, A.D.), while the revival of atomism itself is one of the strangest events of history. The theory of atomism was revived as from a grave that was almost forgotten to the world, and then no sooner it was revived than it spread with a flurry that could only be likened to a wild fire in a petrol dump, and soon came to pervade the entire field of science and indeed every sphere of human life.  The prophecy of the Quran is:-

            “Woe to every back-biter, defamer, who amasseth wealth of (this world) and storeth it (against the future). He thinketh  surely that his wealth will render him immortal. Nay, for, verily he shall be flung into Al-Hotama and what could teach thee what Al-Hotama is? It is Allah’s kindled fire, which leapeth up over the hearts. It is (a fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns”.

                                    (The Quran-104-Al-Homaza)

            It is to Democritus of Abdera in Thrace, (Greece), 4th century B.C. a younger contemporary of Socrates, and nicknamed as “the laughing philosopher----because he found in life matter only for laughter, as opposed to Heraclitus (about 500 B.C), whom the latter tradition called the weeping philosopher, because he always found in human life matter for tears----that the theory of atomism is generally attributed, though in fact not he but Lucippus was the real originator thereof. Little is known about Lucippus, except that he was a Milesian, and that he flourished about 440 B.C. Democritus received the credit, because he was responsible for developing the system and making it known, Both Lucippus and Democritus were atheists, and the association of atheism with their name was not only responsible for the unpopularity of theory in their own time and later, but another fact which has not been clearly observed is that their theory was of the same dye with their atheism and that it was hardly possible to segregate the scientific part of the theory from the atheistic origin from which it had sprung. This fact has been proved by time.

            The pioneers of atomism in modern age had adopted atomism on the understanding that the scientific part of the theory could be separated from the atheistic implications and used in structural interpretation of the universe for the material progress of mankind. It was with this very view in mind that they had ventured to adopt this theory. But unfortunately their view eventually has proved as a mere delusion and the atheistic implications of the theory have one and all crept into the field and have occupied the human mind to the extent that today it is hard to induce a philosopher to study the influence of atomic theory on the faith of mankind, inspite of the fact that the theme is far more interesting and absorbing and indeed more essential than the evolution of Darwin which treats of the origin of mankind, while it is not the origin but the end in the shadow of the atomic bomb that is more worthy of man’s attention at present .If ever such a research is conducted, the results thereof would well be ceremoniously recited over the graves of those pioneers of atomism who were mistaken in their thinking that the atheistic element could be segregated from the scientific part of the theory. In fact the process was far more difficult than that of separating Uranium 235 from Uranium 238. Atomism was exclusively a theory of the world, and nothing but world and its wealth today occupies the mind of mankind. Following are the views of the early atomists :-

(1)        The atoms are indivisible and indestructible.

(2)        They move about in all directions in a fortuitous concourse in an otherwise empty space.

(3)        Atoms and space are all that exist.

(4)        There are different kinds of atoms, distinguished by differences of shape, but individual atoms are too small to be noticed by the senses.

(5)        The things we touch and see are made by the arrangement of atoms in groups. Change consists in nothing but their arrangement. There is no alteration in the atoms themselves.

(6)        The motion of the atom persists until checked presumably in collision with another atom since the theory denies any other cause.

            Although both Domocritus and Plato lived in the same world, yet the worlds of their minds were quite different from one another. Like Plato, Democritus held the eternal and ultimate reality in the world to be the object not of senses but of the understanding. But he considered the nature of this reality very differently from Plato. It consisted of atoms, that is of indivisible (and therefore indestructible) bodies of a size too small to be detected by our senses, differing from one another in shape (whence he could call them by the same name as Plato gave to his ultimate realities of ideas or forms) moving about in a vacuum or void.

            The great contemporary thinkers were apprehensive of the dangers with which atomism was fraught and therefore opposed its prevalence. The overbearing influence of Aristotle was cast into the scale against the adoption of such a theory as atomism was. Not the influence of Aristotle alone but also the greatest writing philosopher of ancient times, namely, Plato, was most vehement in his opposition to atomism. The two hundred years which followed the death of Aristotle, despite the fact that they were the great years of progress in mathematical and astronomical science, and made illustrious by such names as those of  Euclid, whose "Elements" was the text book of Geometry for two thousand years, of Erastothenes, who first used the method by which the size of the earth is ascertained, of Archimedes, the discoverer of the principle of lever, of Hipparchus, who has been called he true father of astronomy, yet none of these great thinkers so much as condescended to take the name of atomism, not to speak of any research or investigation. The opposition of atomism is not restricted to the ancient thinkers alone. Bacon, the greatest, the ablest and the most eloquent advocate of atomism, in spite of his disagreement with Aristotle on many points stood in perfect agreement with him in condemning the blindness of atomism to the evidence of design in the world, afforded by the existence of the structures too elaborate ever to be explained satisfactorily by a fortuitous concourse of atoms. Bacon seemed to be keenly sensible of the danger which lay in attempts to start our investigations from a consideration of the purpose of nature of which we are about too likely to take a very short-sighted a view. In the presence of the disastrous situation of the world that has been brought about by the theory of atomism in these present times, and the atomic bomb, we too, the unfortunate denizens of this present age of atomism are likely to appreciate the apprehensions of the ancient antagonistic thinkers, as well as the fears of Bacon, the great modern protagonist of atomism regarding atomism, and mourn the tendency of the pioneers who ventured to adopt so dangerous a theory as atomism for material uplift, and of their followers who took the shortsighted view of the purpose of nature, exactly as Bacon had feared, and fatal to the immediate material gains with the result that the world ultimately has reached a stage where perfect misery and utter destruction billow forth from the horizons towards the mankind that stares in terror at the approaching catastrophe, in utter helplessness.

            Amidst the general unpopularity of the atomism in ancient Greece, there was, however a philosophical school, which adopted atomism as a fundamental part of their system. Its attraction for this school was not its scientific utility, so much, as its apparent inconsistency with the doctrine of the divine Government of the world, which they regarded as the source of the worst evil that affected mankind, namely, the fear of death and of what may come after it. This school which adopted atomism as a remedy against the terrors of religion was the Epicurean school of thought. Epicurus, the founder of Epicurean school, and the chief rival of Zeno, the founder of the school of Stoicism, however, recommended the rational pursuit of pleasure. But his ideal was not followed, and the excess became the order of his followers. Although Epicurus did not preach that one should make the most of his life, eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die, and recommended refined pleasures, and moderation, yet the sensualists found a good chance in his teachings to claim for their lives the sanctions of the Epicurean principle, that "pleasure” is the chief good at which alone it is reasonable to aim, and thus the name of the Epicurean very early become a synonym for a sensualist, and a reproach. We mark that the ancient Epicureans who adopted the atheistic side of atomism and neglected its scientific side, failed. And we also mark that the modernists who had adopted the scientific side of atomism have failed too. The former due to the abuse of pleasure, and the latter due to the short-sighted view of the purpose of nature, and immediate material gain. Atomism thus in every form has brought failure and destruction.

            The Epicurean school was confronted from its cradle by the Stoic, a school of thought opposed to the theory of Epicureanism. Virtue against the pleasure of Epicureanism was the motto of the stoic, and a strict moral and religious code was to be adhered to as against the loose and lax life of the Epircurean. Although these two schools divided the allegiance of a majority of thoughtful men in the countries which at the beginning of the Christian era formed the heart of the Roman Empire, the Epicurean gradually lost the ground and the stoic prevailed. It will be remembered that the philosophers whom the Apostle Paul is related (Act XVII-18) to have encountered on his visit to Athens were representatives of Epicurean and Stoics. When they heard of the Resurrection of the dead from Apostle Paul, some mocked: and others said; we will hear thee again of this matter. So Paul departed from among them. However certain men calve unto him, and believed; among them was Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris. This visit of St. Paul, however, did not augur well for the cult of Epicureanism, and along with Epicureanism, for the atomism itself, for, with the advent of Christianity in those parts was ushered in an era which proved fatal  to both the Epicureanism and the atomism.

            It was not surprising that of all the Greek  Schools, the Stoic was the one, which made itself at home among the Romans, who, in less than two centuries after the death of Zeno, the founder of that School had become the masters of the Greek speaking world. Love of knowledge and delight in beauty, the indulgence in subtle doubts and the cultivation of refined pleasures were all alike uncongenial to the Roman temper. This was inclined to charge their representatives among Greek professors of philosophy with a frivolity dangerous to the sense of discipline and public duty, which had been hitherto the ministry of the Roman state. But such suspicions were less aroused by the stoics than by any of their rivals. If the moral and religious temper of Stoicism thus won it a special welcome at Rome, there was also something in the temper of Roman people which was particularly congenial to the stoic philosophy. This was what has been called "The sense of Justice and Law", which marked out the Roman people among the contemporary nations and which made the Roman legal system the basis on which the Roman Empire stood for centuries with remarkable stability. That the stoics rather than either the Epicureans or the sceptics exercised in the log run the widest influence in an age which was seeking for a religious faith is to be explained by their attitude of devout acquiescence in the predestined or providential order of the Universe.

            Epicurus, the fonder of Epicueanism, adopted atomism, not for its scientific merit, but because its materialism supported his denial of a spiritual life after death. Roman poet Lucretius was an eminent follower of Democritus. He did much by his poem "De Rerum Natura", to make atomism known. Yet, although the founder seemed to the poet a worthy deliverer of man from the superstitious terrors: to a consistent Epicurean, the intellectual and scientific activity, except so far as it served to dissipate the superstitious dread, it could hardly be more than a refined pastime. It is not thus surprising to find, that the Epicureans contributed little to the advancement of scientific or philosophical inquiry. They adopted as their own the atomic theory of Democritus, but in their hands it was neither enabled to meet the objections which may be aided against it as theory of ultimate nature of reality, nor made to exhibit its great capacities as instrument of scientific description and discovery.

            Both the Stoicism and Christianity were at one against the Epicureanism in their exacting standards of conduct; and in their faith in the divine government of the world. Moreover the Epicureans saw in the course of nature an eternal play of atoms, without any predestined plot, the Stoics and Christians alike looked forward to a configuration in which the present frame of things would perish.

            By the 5th Century. A.D, the Period of struggle among numerous competitors ended in complete victory of Christianity. Every candle except that of Christianity was by then extinguished. The whole of the Roman Empire along with the Emperor had embraced the faith of Christianity, and it became the state religion.  500 to 1000 B.C is a period known as dark ages of Europe. The original contribution of Western thought was essentially complete by about 100 .B.C. The decline of philosophy and art began long before this with the eclipse of Athens. The advent of Christianity meant an end to knowledge, Epicurianism, and atomism. The so-called dark ages of the West are known as dark ages because during the period in question intellectual activity for the acquirement of knowledge was missing throughout. It is strange to observe that the Quran should make the prophecy about the atomic bomb, the fruit of an atomism in the 7th century A.D. that is at the zenith of the dark ages of the West and at a time when not even a vestige of the theory of atomism was extant in the world. Indeed at the time like that an opinion about the probability of the revival of atomism in the world would have been attributed to lunacy, nay even an allusion to atomism, might have been incomprehensible to most. It was in 4th century B.C, that Aristotle had thrown the weight of his authority against the atomic theory in a general atmosphere of the world which was quite uncongenial to so worldly and atheistic a philosophy as atomism was, and when Galen, the celebrated physician of the 2nd century A.D. added his veto to that of Aristotle, atoms suffered an eclipse that was to last for about fourteen centuries. The end of atomism was brought about by the constant opposition of  Stoicism first and then by both the Stoicism and Christianity in a manner that not so much as the name of atomism was left in the world long before the 7th century when the Quran ventured its prophecy about Al-Hotama and enumerated as the causes of the appearance of Al-Hotama the very same features that were exactly characteristic of the philosophy of atomism.

            The Eclipse of atoms, however, cleared at last about the 16th century A.D.  The philosophies of Aristotle and Plato, which had held the throne for centuries, had employed the faculties of ablest men in many successive ages, had worn many shapes, had mingled themselves with many creeds, had survived revolutions in which empires, religions, languages, races, had perished, were fated at last to fall before the new philosophy of fruit and utility as contemptibility barren and fruitless exercise of human mind. The same fate was met by the faith of Christianity. A faith which had for more than fifty generations occupied the mind and the soul of millions of its adherents, and had controlled their life-spans from their birth to their death and even thereafter, could not stand the irresistible urge of its followers for the feast which nature had spread before them. The doctrinal inconsistencies that had of late crept into the Christian religion and the excesses of the representatives of the hierarchies inspired in them the unquenchable hatred of faith. The precedent of the sumptuous feasts enjoyed by the ministers of the church of God further stimulated their desire of wealth and power, and thus the long-lost and forgotten theory of atomism had its day to the consequent distraction of both the church and its followers, not in one country, not in two, a three or four, but rather in every community, in every country and every part of the world.

            The knowledge of atomic theory after its long disappearance was eventually derived from a relic of the poem, "De Rerum Natura", which Lucritius had composed in Ist Century B.C. and in which the earliest views of atomists were logically marshalled and brilliantly exposed. It was in the light of the information derived from a relevant piece of this poem that Pierre Gassandi (1592-1655), the Provencal philosopher and Roman Catholic Priest, introduced the views of the Greek atomists. Gradually atomism was revived and it spread and soon gained the whole field of human activity, manual, mental, social, scientific, economic, domestic, communal national and international. After Perrie Gassandi, Francis Bacon rose as a most brilliant and most persuasive advocate of Atomism.

            Bacon’s design was, by means of inquiries some of which should be experimental like those of the Alchemists, but purged from all superstitious taint and directed not toward immediate gain, but toward  thoroughgoing knowledge, vastly to increase in the long run the dominion of man over nature. To enjoy such a dominion was, he held, the original destiny of our race. But in vain and impious attempt (described in the Biblical story as “eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil”),  to make laws for himself by “ Moral philosophy", instead of remaining content with the positive commands of God, man had turned aside from his proper business of pursuing “Natural Philosophy”, that is of studying and interpreting the works of God and raising in his own intelligence a true image of the universe; gaining, in other words, such a knowledge of nature’s inner workings as may make it  possible to emulate them. The failure of man hitherto to do this, and the depressing tradition that the processes of chemical combination were necessarily beyond the reach of human imitation, showed only that ancient theories of nature were merely superficial and had not penetrated her true secrets. But in the seat of his brow man may yet “eat his bread”, that is, through resolute and patient, persistence in discriminating observation and well devised experiment, he may wring these secrets from her and turn them to his our advantage. For this, however, a new method of approach is necessary; and this Bacon endeavoured to provide in his "Novum Organum", that is "the new instrument” which was to take the place of the old organ, namely, the collection of Aristotle’s treatises, on logic, which were so called as constituting the proper instrument to be used in reasoning, whatever one was reasoning about.

            Moral philosophy of the past ages was condemned by Bacon as a vain and impious attempt. The knowledge of good and evil merely was a Biblical story that was misinterpreted and mistaken. The ancient theories of nature according to him were merely superficial, for they did not allow the imitation and emulation of the works of God. The real purpose of man’s existence on earth was natural philosophy that is the study and interpretation of the works of God, and raising in his own intelligence a true image of the universe, in other words affecting the emulation of the works of God through the knowledge of nature’s secret workings. Bacon interpreted the Biblical injunction, “But in the sweat of his brow may yet eat his bread”, a man’s right of obtaining dominion over nature and wringing the secrets of nature from her and turning them to his advantage through resolute and patient persistence in determining observation and well devised experimentation. All this happened to be the gist of the philosophy of atomism. There is not the least mention of any consideration of celestial or otherworldly directive, control, or guidance as regards the purpose of man or his material progress. This world alone is the object of all activity and the sole purpose of life. The object of the contemplation of the works of God is not in any way the glorification of the creator, or the reflections of the other world, and therefore the idea of eating up the works of God was soon adopted by the followers of Bacon.

            No obviously this design of Bacon is the best specimen of slander, and worldly love and wealth accumulation, and faith in the eternity of this world as the sole object of one’s life together with the belief in the endless and eternal progress of wealth through the increasing dominion of man over natural resources. Thus it can be seen how atomism is the basic source of the features as have been pointed out by the prophecy as the causes of the emergence of the atomic bomb. Bacon had openly expressed his apprehensions regarding the danger of man’s taking a short-sighted view and falling to the immediate gains leaving the vast Baconian design that of increasing man’s dominion over nature and raising in man’s own intelligence a true image of the universe, and Bacon’s fears only came too true and men soon fell to immediate gain, and, eating up the works of God instead of contemplating them. Now a days, the atomic reactors and the processing plants that certainly constitute a source of the worst kind of a plague, are being purchased with inseparable eagerness and sold too, merely because the idea of attaining some material gain is associated with the atomic reactors, inspite of all the incident hazards that must follow the deal.

            Inspite of the implicit  belief at the commencement of the European Renaissance of the pioneers of atomism in the possibility of a segregation of the atheistic aspect of atomic theory, and their explicit belief in the necessity and desirability of such a segregation, and their determination to adopt the atomic theory purely in its capacity as the instrument of scientific description and discovery, the noxious and inevitable implications of the philosophy of atomism crept in, till in due course faith was gradually expelled from the field by the atheistic views of atomism which prevailed in every human sphere of mental and practical activity. This assertion may appear as strange in the presence of such overwhelming manifestations of religion that even today flourish in the world. This point is a topic in itself and would not admit of a fuller treatment in a few lines. Religion indeed exists even today in abundance, in various and multifarious forms and constitutes a powerful agency in the greater part of the world. There is no doubt about it. In some parts of the world it still fully occupies the minds and maintains its sovereignty. Yet the factual sway of faith has been reduced to almost a private affair. Even where religion is the main object, it is interpreted in a light favourable to the materialistic tendency of atomism. The exigencies of the present times have made it impossible to see the anti-naturalistic aspect of faith. When, however, the world neared its destruction by the scientific discoveries, nothing but faith could avert the danger and lead mankind out of the trouble. Faith has been oppressed by science but is not dead yet and may be invoked by the mankind in distress in face of the atomic ruin. The appearance of the atomic hell may open the eyes of mankind and there is possibility that they may revert to faith and be saved. In case it is suspected that corruption has crept into religion then not renunciation but reform ought to be the rule. It is hard to deny that wealth today generally figures as a deity in the world and has the practical hold on the minds, and where faith still has hold of the mind it appears as a lamp outdazzled by the light of love or necessity of wealth in an over bearingly materialistic atmosphere. If this world is destined yet to live, the reappearance of faith is an inevitability. The science left alone in the helm of the affairs will never fail to destroy the world. Indeed, if atomism had been universally adopted at the time of its emergence in the time of Democritus, its founder, mankind would have perished due to the evils of immortality and disbelief, the characteristics that are inherent in atomism. If, however, the scientific inquiry and progress had been commenced at the appearance of atomism in the time of Democritus, the atomic bomb would have appeared at its proper stage on the path of scientific discovery from atom to atomic bomb. Whereas in modern age the stage of atomic bomb arrived after about three centuries from the revival of atomism, in ancient times it probably might have taken a little longer, though its appearance was a certainty. The discovery of atom on the course of atomism certainly leads to atomic bomb. If, on the other hand the ancient world had adopted the atomic-energy-for-peace and had abstained from the atomic war, even then, mankind would have been long extinct on earth, and no modern age would have appeared. Thanks only to the reproached laxity of Epicureans in scientific investigation and the general uncogeniality of the atmosphere to the growth of atomism that the pre modern world was saved from the destruction by the atomic bombs, and atomic radiations.

            Both the scientific and the philosophic sides of atomism in modern age progressed side by side in complete mutual harmony and whereas the scientific side beginning with Dalton’s atomic hypothesis (1803) ended after innumerable intermediate stages in the appearance of the atomic bomb (1945), the philosophic influence of atomism has not only provided the necessary urge for the advancement of the scientific side but also has created the necessary atmosphere to ultimately bring about the catastrophic display of the atomic bomb. The logical and scientific consequences of atomism must inevitably appear. The ravenous material utility of the works of God in the plague of atomism spread throughout the world to the extent, and compelled every community to adopt materialism for survival and existence in the prevailing atmosphere to appoint that attempts through sporadic and meagre, have even been made by some to interpret the Quran in conformity to materialism after the Baconian interpretation of the Bible thinking that because the Quran had allowed the material utility of the works of God for the necessities of life, the material progress of this present age too was exactly in conformity to the view of the Quran. Time, however, and the experience be the judge to announce the error of such a view either under the hail of atomic bombs or in the invisible network of deadly atomic radiations when the reality of the materio-spiritual balance of the teachings of the Quran may appear in its true form, but then to what avail. The stock-piles then today exist in the world are enough to destroy this world  many times and there is little time left to judge the teachings of the Quran on this point and react accordingly. May be that the judgement is near at hand and this world will soon be, found on fire.

            There can be no doubt that the pioneers of modern atomism who happened to venture at adopting the long-lost theory, did so solely for its capacity as an instrument of scientific description and discovery in the field of material progress. They being aware of its atheistic aspects, did revive it with caution and with a belief that the associated factor of atheism could be and was to be segregated. This indeed was the view of Pierre Gassandi to whom goes the credit of introducing the theory of atomism in the modern age. This was the view also of Ralph Cudword who otherwise represented atomism as the best system on which to explain all processes not involving vital phenomena, and reiterated his belief that atomism could have no necessary connection with atheism. And this indeed was the belief of most of those pioneers who adopted the theory of atomism, Bacon the ablest and the most discriminating of all the advocates of atomism had a full realisation of some of the dangers of atomism. We understand this from his fears and apprehension. He expressed the shortcomings of the theory and the short-sightedness of his fellow-humans. Unfortunately once the humanity adopted the theory; it went into their brains like wine and caused them to forget every thing except this world and this life. The pioneers  had expected faith to exercise as a balancing power against the purely material aspect of atomism, but their hopes proved false and religion lost its ground and the materialistic atomism prevailed throughout. Once the forces of atomism were let loose on earth, every thought of faith, resurrection, judgement, and life in heaven was expelled from human mind and human race turned into a race of wisdomized beasts, selfish and cruel to the possible extremes. All the dead of the past ignorant ages would rush out of their graves in panic at the site of a city in the flaming grip of an atomic explosion, while the home of this present generation has the heart to roast all this mankind alive in the atomic hell without so much as a wrinkle on his brow. Yet with the knowledge that his own destruction too was inevitable along with that of others.

SCIENTIFIC HISTORY OF ATOMISM

            Newton and Boyle both believed that matter was atomic but the atomic theory was not systematically adopted in Chemistry until it was taken up by John Dalton (1766-1844). Dalton’s modernisation of the long neglected atomic theory, marked the end of the previous epoch which has begun with Copernicus, three centuries ago. Dalton’s chief contentions are as follows:-

(a)        Matter consists of atoms, which cannot be created or destroyed. Chemical change consists in the combination of atoms which were previously apart, or the separation of those which were combined. There is no change in the atoms themselves.

(b)        The atoms of a given elements are all exactly alike; and they differ, practically in weight, from those of any other elements. It has been necessary to extend and modify this original hypothesis; but in modern dress they still play a vital part in chemical theory.

            The theory of atomism fell on its path to atom bomb unexpectedly. The atomic theory fell on the path of atom bomb with almost accidental discovery of rays in 1895 by the German Physicist Roentgen. These rays he named as X-rays. This initiated a period of unprecedented progress in physical science. In seeking a possible connection between phosphorescence and x-rays, the French Physicist Becquerel chose by a mere chance, Uranium Nitrate as the substance for investigation and was led unexpectedly in 1896; to the discovery of Radio-activity. This in its turn soon led to the discovery of Radium by Pierre and Madame Curie. In 1905 Einstein enunciated the theory of special relativity and as a consequence from it established the equivalence between mass and energy. The great work of Rutherford on radiations (named by him as Alpha, Beta, and Gamma rays) emitted from radio-active bodies eventually led to the concept of atom as made up of a central core, the nucleus  (that is the heart) with electrons revolving around it ; "a solar system in miniature”. Bohr incorporated the quantum hypothesis of plank and Einstein into the Rutherford’s atom modal and thus formulated his far reaching quantum theory of the atom. In 1919 Rutherford for the first time, achieved the disintegration of an element (Nitrogen) by bombarding it with Alpha particles. A cloud chamber photograph of the same process was soon provided by Blacket. Chadwick, working in Rutherford’s laboratories discovered the neutron in 1932. In the same year and in the same laboratory Crockcroft and Walten brought about the first artificial nuclear transmutation by bombarding lithium with protons accelerated to less than a million volts. New discoveries followed in rapid succession.           

            The phenomenon of Uranium fission was discovered by the German Physical Chemists Hahn and Strassman in 1938. The extraordinary significance of the discovery was soon realised and led to a period of intense activity in the study of atomic nuclei. By 1940 more than a hundred papers had appeared on this subject. Soon after the whole subject went underground, and no further reference appeared in open scientific literature till the end of the war.

            Although the basic discoveries leading to the realisation of the atomic energy came practically all from western Europe, it was not western Europe, but, the USA (soon followed by USSR) which with its colossal industrial and scientific resources, was the first to harness this basic knowledge to practical ends.

            On August 2, 1939, Albert Einstein wrote his now famous letter to President Roosevelt drawing his attention to the possibility as then indicated by some work of Fermi and Szillard of utilising the phenomenon of Uranium fission, for the construction of extremely powerful (weight for weight) bombs of a new type, a million times more powerful than conventional bombs  "Single bomb of this type carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory”, said Einstein. The US Government decided to explore the possibility seriously. The first successful realisation of a (slow neutron) fission chain reaction in the graphite-pile built in a converted Suqash court of the University of Chicago’s stagg-field was achieved by Fermi on December 2, 1942. It is a landmark in the history of nuclear science. It led to the construction of a gigantic plant at Handord on the banks of the Columbia river for the production of Plutonium. Following the work of Uranium diffusion, a plant for the production of Uranium-235 from natural Uranium was built at Oakridge. Another plant at Oakridge produced Uranium-235 employing the principle of electro-magnetic separation. The designing of a workable atom bomb was entrusted to the New Loss Alamos Laboratory (New Mexico) working under the leadership of Oppenheimer. Three bombs were produced by the Middle of 1945. One made of Plutonium was tested on the ground at the Alamogordo sands on July 16, 1945. The other two were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945. Fermi who had achieved first fission chain reaction successfully, failed to achieve a protection against the deleterious reaction of radiations he had played with, and soon succumbed to radiation sickness.

            August 6, 1945, is an unforgettable date. It was on the early morning of this tragic day that the first atomic (U-235) bomb fell on Hiroshima, killing 78,000 men and injuring another 37,000. The second atomic bomb (PU-239) was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The number killed was 24,000 and injured 23,000. The two bombs were about the same power, equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT, but due to the rather uneven terrain in Nagasaki casualties were less there. The bombs were exploded at about 2,000 feet above ground to obtain as nearly as possible, the maximum area of damage due to the blast of the explosion. The death rate was above 90 percent within half a mile of ground zero (the point on the ground immediately below the burst), above 50 percent between half a mile and  one and a half miles. Structural damage was complete including collapse of earthquake resistant reinforced concrete buildings within half a mile from ground zero, and most of the houses within one and a half miles were destroyed. Houses up to two miles were badly damaged, and slightly damaged upto about three miles. The explosion because of the very high temperature produced, emitted intense heat radiation causing fatal burns (and almost instantaneous deaths, due to the intense heat and stock of the Heat-flash) to exposed persons within about three quarters of a mile of ground zero. Though in general most of Japanese atom bomb casualties were due to the combined effects of burns and mechanical injuries, it is estimated that about 60 percent of the deaths (and at least 75 percent of all casualties) were due to burning (heat-flash and fires), about 20 percent due to physical injuries from falling structures and flying debris (as a result of blast damage) and 20 percent due to other causes including nuclear radiation. The damages such as these indeed sounded terrible, and the figures imposing, but the later developments in nuclear weapons have dwarfed the Hiroshima Nagasaki bombs into mere toy bombs. The damages expected from the thermonuclear giant bombs are of a quite different calibre. They destroy, not cities but states.

HELL BOMB:

            The first Soviet atomic that is ordinary fission (like the Hiroshima bomb) explosion took place in August 1949. It was first announced on September 23, 1949, by President Truman, that US Government had incontrovertible proof that the Russians had detonated a fission device. The US Government immediately decided to go on in for the thermonuclear bomb (the so called H or Super bomb). And on January 31, 1950, Truman directed the atomic energy Commission (with David Lilienthal as Chairman), and it's general advisory Committee (with Robert Oppenheimer as Chairman) where opinions on the speed and scale of the efforts to go on into the super had been sharply divided. The conscience of the scientists was perhaps put to severe test. After having seen the catastrophe in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, even the considerations of the national defence could with some difficulty induced some scientists to produce yet another even more terrific atomic bomb than the Hiroshima patterns. Conscience after all smites and its stings may be painful. Also there was another consideration, Namely, that producing more powerful atomic bombs was no remedy for the great wrong which had been done already by the production of nuclear weapons. The production of a more powerful atomic bomb no doubt meant to bring even greater destruction on their own people, for, a greater bomb would be retaliated by yet greater bomb. The plea of national defence however superseded  every other consideration, and a very brilliant and indeed very enthusiastic atomist by the name of Edward Teller, successfully experimented a thermonuclear device at Marshall Islands on Ist November, 1952. On November 1, 1952 the USA first tested at Marshal Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the thermonuclear device (Mike); Russia followed the suit. The first soviet thermonuclear explosion took place in August, 1953. The USA set off a powerful thermonuclear explosion at Bikini Atoll on March 1, 1954. The energy of the explosion being equivalent to about 15 megatons of TNT. In November, 1955, the Russians has a thermonuclear explosion about as powerful as the USA test of March, 1954. Britain, France, China India and Israel  came in the wake like the legendary all the five riders from Delhi.

            It was during the March 1954 explosion at Bikini Atoll in Pacific ocean that a really grim fact dawned on the atomic powers to their horror, namely that the atomic bomb was a very treacherous slave. It could also rebound towards its own master  who had unleashed it on his foe, and thus bring about the ruin of both, nay, even of other neutral peoples all over the globe. It so happened that a Japanese fishing boat with a crew of 23 was lying at distance of 90 miles from the testing site. The misfortune of this “Fortunate Dragon” that was the name of this boat, appeared in the form of a powdery fallout of the explosion and began to settle on it to announce to the world that the thermonuclear bomb constituted a serious radiological hazard that could not be kept secret. The frightened crew of the boat rushed towards Japan, and sailing a distance of 2,000 miles in about 13 days reached the port, all sick with radiation. There, the radio-operator died after a few months, but the rest were saved eventually, it was however, proved beyond any doubt that no secrecy could be maintained about the thermonuclear explosion. The news about the potential hazard of radioactive fallout from thermonuclear weapons burst out of deep secrecy. Twenty three Japanese fishermen announced to the world the first fateful news about the lurking catastrophe that lay in wait for all of us. All the official secrecy proved inept, and the inscrutable providence of God, decided otherwise. And when the secret came out, through unexpected channels, the shock of the world opinion rivalled the blast of the Hydrogen bomb itself. It was also proved that no one on the entire earth was safe from the radiational hazards of the thermonuclear bomb explosion, for the air currents in the upper regions of atmosphere circulated the fallout of the thermonuclear bomb around the earth, the fallout gradually settling all over the globe.

CHAPTER-II

DOCTRINAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE THEORY OF ANCIENT GREEK ATOMISM

            Lucippus the originator, and, Democritus the developer and introducer of the atomic theory were both atheists. This odious association with the name of these founders of atomism offered a great set back to the theory. Apart from the atheism of its founders, the theory is in fact the mother of atheism. It implies negation of design, plan, purpose, resurrection, judgement, trial, and divine government of the world. Its atheistic nature was not unknown to the people of those times in which it was advanced. The sect of Epicureans adopted this theory purely and purposely for its atheistic aspect. Plato, Aristotle and all the great contemporary thinkers of Greece opposed and condemned such a theory. Their influence being considerable their opposition proved to be an effective check on atomism. Yet it was reserved for a scripture, namely the Quran to describe the modern atomism and to give it out as the cause, and to infer from it the appearance of atomic hell that is the atomic bombs and atomic radiations, describing the characteristics of atomic phenomenon, and warning the mankind against such a danger at a time that is in 7th century A.D. When neither a trace of ancient atomism existed in the world, nor there was any apparent possibility of its revival in the world in any successive age. We will here discuss the doctrinal implications of theory of ancient atomism.

            The views of early Greek atomism were:-

1          “Atoms move about in all directions in a fortuitous concourse in an otherwise empty space”.

            This notion implies a negation of design, divine government of the world, purpose of creation, trial of man on earth. These negations further imply the negation of the necessity of resurrection, judgement and life in heaven

2          “Atoms are indivisible and indestructible”.

            This view implies the eternity of this material universe, and hence excludes any possibility of resurrection.

3          “The motion of atoms persist until checked presumably in collision with another atom since the theory denies any other cause”.

            This again appears to be an attempt to refute the idea of divine agency. since Aristotle’s view was that the hand of divine power was necessary to push the things to keep them in motion.

4  “Atoms and space are all that exist”.

            This is a denial of the existence of any spiritual or divine agency in the creation.

5   “The things we touch and see are made by the arrangement of atoms in groups”.

            Scientifically this view indeed bears some truth. But the philosophic intent behind it appears to be of the negation of any spiritual or divine controlling agency. The arrangement of atoms that move in a fortuitous concourse without any design or control has to be taken as accidental which implies a negation of any designing or controlling authority.

6          “There are different kinds of atoms, distinguished by difference of shape, but individual atoms are too small to be noticed by the senses”.

            This view is scientific and is correct, and may be taken as a beginning of the scientific research of the material universe. Put surely a science based exclusively on the purpose of material benefit as the object of man’s life on earth is liable to end in material explosion.

CHAPTER-III

THE VIEWS OF THE QURAN VERSUS THE VIEWS OF EARLY GREEK ATOMIC THEORY

(a)

1          The view of early atomism is:-

            “Atoms move about in a fortuitous concourse in an otherwise empty space”.

            The Quran allows no such fortuitous concourse of atoms, but rather everything moves under the strict vigilance and control of the Creator according to a perfect design and for an exact purpose. The Quran says:-

1          “He (Allah) ordereth the course”.

                                    (Quran XIII-2)

2          “Gave unto everything its nature, then guided it aright”.

                                    (Quran XX-50)

3          “Not an atom’s weight in the earth or in the sky escapeth your Lord, nor what is less than that or greater than that, but it is (written) in a clear book”.

                                                (Quran X-61)

4          “Not a leaf falleth but He (Allah) knoweth it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but (it is noted) in a clear record”.

                                                (Quran VI-59)

 

 

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(a). At times instead of the number of the only part of the Quran actually quoted, the number may be found to refer to a wider text in order to furnish the occasion of gaining greater understanding of the point thus referred.

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5          “O! My dear son! though it be but the weight of a grain or mustard seed, and thought it be in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Lo! Allah is subtle, Aware”.

                                                (Quran XXXI-16)

6          “And there is nothing hidden in the heaven or the earth but it is in a clear record”.

                                                (Quran XXVII-75)

7          “We are never unmindful of creation”.

                                                (Quran XXXIIX-17)

            The doctrinal implications of the view of fortuitous concourse of atoms negated by the Quran:-

1          Fortuitous concourse of atoms negated divine government of the world, design, process and resurrection. But the Quran has the contradictory views on these points. It says:-

            “He (Allah) directeth the ordinance from the heaven unto the earth; then it ascendeth unto him in a day, whereof the measure is a thousand years of that ye reckon. Such is the knower of the invisible and the visible, the mighty, the Merciful, who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay, then He made his seed from a draught of despised fluid; then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His spirit; and appointed for you hearing and sight and hearts. Small thanks give ye! And they say: when we are lost in the earth, how can we then be recreated? Nay but they are, disbelievers in meeting with their Lord”.

                                                (Quran XXXII-5-10)

2          Fortuitous concourse of atoms negates divine command but the Quran says:-

(a)        “Unto Allah, belongeth the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. Allah is able to do all things”.

                                                (Quran III-189)

(b)        “He is the Omnipotent over his slaves, and He is the wise, the knower”.

                                                 (Quran VI-18)

(c)        “Lo! Allah! Unto him belongeth the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He quicheth me and He giveth death, and ye have instead of Allah, no protecting friend, nor helper”.

                                                (Quran IX-116)

(d)        “His word is the truth, and His will be the sovereignty on the day when the trumpet is blown. Knower of the visible and the invisible. He is the wise, the aware”.

                                                (Quran VI-73)

(e)        “Allah is the creator of all things, and He is guardian over all things. His are the keys of the heavens and the earth and they who disbelieve the revelations of Allah--- such are they who are losers”.

                                                (Quran XXIX-62-63)

(f)        “Your God is one God; there is no God save Him, the beneficent, the Merciful”.

                                                (Quran II-163)

(g)        “The heavens and the earth stand fast by His command, and afterwards when He calleth you, Lo! from the earth ye will emerge. Unto him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and in the earth. All are obedient unto Him. He is who produceth creation, then reproduceth it, and it is easier for Him. He is the sublime similitude in the heavens and in the earth. He is the Mighty, the wise”.

                                                (Quran XXX-25-27)

(h)        “Have they not seen in the birds obedient in mid-air (made subservient to the law of Allah)? None holdeth them, Save Allah. Lo! Herein verily, are portents for a people who believe”.

                                                (Quran XVI-79)

(i)         “He unto him belongeth the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, He hath chosen no son nor hath He any partner in the sovereignty. He hath created everything and hath meted out for it a measure”.

                                                (Quran XXV-2)

(j)         “Thy Lord bringeth to pass what He willeth and chooseth. Thy have never any choice. Glorified be Allah and exalted above all that they associate (with Him)! And thy Lord knoweth their breasts conceal, and what they publish. And He is Allah; there is no God save Him. His is All praise in the former and the latter (State), and His is the command, and unto Him ye will be brought back, say : have ye thought, if Allah made night ever-lasting for you till the day of resurrection, who is a God beside Allah who could bring you light. Will ye not then hear? Say: Have ye thought, if Allah made day everlasting for you till the day of resurrection, who is of God beside Allah who could bring you night wherein ye rest? Will ye not then, see? Of His Mercy hath He appointed for you night and day, that therein ye might rest, and that ye may seek his bounty, and that haply ye may be thankful”.

                                                (Quran XXVIII -68-73)

(k)        “O! company of Jinn and Men, if ye can overpass the bounds of the heavens and the earth, then overpass them. But by (our) leave only shall ye overpass them”.

                                                (Quran LV-23)

(l)         “ Lo Your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth is in six days, then mounted He the throne, He covereth the night with the day, which is in the haste to follow it, and hath made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient by His command. His verily is the creation and commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the worlds”.

                                                (Quran VII-54)

3.         The fortuitous concourse of atoms negates divine control and vigilance, while the Quran says:-

(a)        “Lo! Allah hath been a watcher over you”.

                                                (Quran IV-1)

(b)        “Lo! Allah graspeth the heavens and the earth, and they deviate not, and if they were to deviate there is not one that could grasp them after him. Lo! He is ever clement, forgiving”.

                                                (Quran XXXV-41)

(c)        “He knoweth all that entereth the earth and all that emergeth therefrom, and all that cometh down from the sky and all that ascendeth therein; and He is with you wheresoever ye may be. And Allah is seer of what ye do”.

                                                (Quran LVII-4)

(d)        “Lo! Allah is witness over all things”.

                                                (Quran XXII-17)

(e)        “And we are not unmindful of creation”.

                                                (Quran XXIII-17)

(f)        “He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth guardians over you”.

                                                (Quran VI-61)

4          Fortuitous concourse of atoms negates divine order of the world. But the Quran negates this negation. It says:-

(a)        “Say, (Unto them) who provideth for you from the sky and the earth, or who owneth hearing and sight; and who brings the living from the dead and bringeth forth the dead from the living; and who directeth the course? They will say: Allah then say, Will ye not then keep your duty (unto him)? Such then is Allah your rightful lord. After the truth what is there saving error? How then are ye turned away”.

                                                (Quran X-31-32)

b)         “We have neglected nothing in the book (of our decrees)”

                                                (Quran VI-38)

(c)        “It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night overstrip the day. They float each in an orbit”.

                                                (Quran XXXVI-40)

(d)        “My Lord includeth all things in His knowledge; will ye not then remember”.

                                                (Quran VI-80)

(e)        “And the sky hath He uplifted, and He hath set the measure, that ye exceed not the measure”.

                                                (Quran LV-7-8)

(f)        “And everything with Him is measured”.

                                                (Quran XIII-8)

(g)        “He it is who appointed the sun a splendour and the moon a light, and measured for her stages, that ye might know the number of her years, and the reckoning”.

                                                (Quran X-5)

(h)        “And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that He may pay them for their deeds”.

                                                (Quran XLVI-19)

5          Fortuitous concourse of atoms negates the plan and design of the Creator. But the Quran says:-

            (a)        “Praise be to Allah, Who hath created the heavens and the earth and hath appointed darkness and light. Yet those who disbelieve ascribe rivals unto their Lord. He it is who hath created you from clay, and hath decreed a term for you. A term is fixed with Him. Yet still ye doubt”.

                                                (Quran VI-1-2)

(b)        “He hath created heavens without supports that ye can see, and hath cast not the dearth firm hills, so that it quake not with you; and hath disposed therein all kinds of beasts. And we send down water from the sky and we cause (Plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein”.

                                                (Quran XXXI-10)

(c)        “Allah hath created the heavens and the earth with truth, and that every soul may be repaid what it hath earned. And they will not be wronged”.

                                                (Quran XLV-22)

(d)        “Hath created death and life that He may try you which of you is best in conduct".

                                                (Quran LXVII-2)

(e)        “And when thy Lord said unto the angels, Lo! I am about to place a viceroy in the earth”.

                                                (Quran II-30)

(f)        “Allah, there is no God save Him. He gathered you all on the day of resurrection whereof there is no doubt. Who is more true in statement than Allah”.

                                                (Quran IV-87)

(g)        “And the trumpet is blown, and all who are in the heavens and the earth swoon away, save his whom Allah willeth. Then it is blown a second time, and behold them standing waiting. And the earth shineth with the light of her Lord, and the book is set up, and the Prophets and the witnesses are brought, and it is judged between them with truth, and they are not wronged. And each soul is paid in full for what it did. And He is better aware of what they do. And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops till, when they reach it and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say unto them. Came there not unto you messengers of your own, reciting unto you the revelations of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this your duty? They say: Yea, verily, but the word of doom for disbelievers is fulfilled. It is said (unto them) enter ye the gates of hell to dwell therein. Thus hapless is the journey’s end of the Scorners. And those who keep their duty to their Lord are driven unto the gardens in troops till, when they reach it, and the gates thereof are opened, and the warders thereof say unto them: Peace be unto you! ye are good, so enter ye (the gardens of delight) to dwell therein. They say: Praise be to Allah who hath fulfilled His promise unto us and has made us to inherit the land, so journeying in the garden where we will so bounteous is the wage of workers. And thou seest the angels thronging round the throne, Hymning the praise of their Lord. And they are judged aright. And it is said. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds”.

                                    (Quran XXXIX-68-75)

6          Fortuitous Concourse of atoms negates divine process. But the Quran says:-

(a)        “What He pleaseth will God abrogate or confirm for with Him is the prototype of the book”.

                                                (Quran XIII-39)

(b)        “Lo! Allah it is He who spliteth the grain of corn and the date-stone (for spouting).He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and is the bringer-forth of the dead from the living. Such is Allah. How then are ye perverted ? He is the clever of the day-break, and He hath appointed the night for rest, and the sun and the moon for reckoning. That is the measuring of the mighty, the wise. And He it is who hath set for you the stars that ye may guide your course by them amid the darkness of the land and the sea. We have detailed our revelations for a people who have knowledge, and He it is who hath  produced you from a single being, and (hath given you) a habitation and a repository. We have detailed our revelations for a people who have understanding. He it is who sendeth down water from the sky, and therewith we bring forth the green blade from which we bring forth the thick-clustered grains; and from the date-palm, from the pollen thereof, spring pendant branches; and (we bring forth) gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate, alike and unlike. Look upon the fruit thereof, when they be a fruit, and upon its ripening. Lo! herein verily are portents or a people who believe”.

                                                (Quran VI-95-100)

(c)        “He it is who fashioneth  you in the wombs as pleaseth Him. There is no Lord save Him, the mighty, the Wise”.

                                                (Quran III-6)

(d)        “Verily we created man from product of wet earth, then placed him as a drop (of seed) in safe lodging; then fashioned we the drop a clot, then fashioned we the clot a little lump, then fashioned we the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the best of creators. Then Lo! after that ye surely die. Then Lo! on the day of resurrection ye are raised (again). And we have created above you seven paths, and we are never unmindful of creation”.

                                                (Quran XXIII-12-17)

(e)        “Hast thou not seen how Allah wafteth the clouds, then gathereth them, then maketh them layers, and thou seest the rain come forth from between them: He sendeth down from the heaven mountains wherein is hail, and smiteth therewith, whom He will, and averteth it from whom He will, the flashing of His lightening all but snatcheth away the sight”.

                                                (Quran XXIV-43)

(f)        “ And thy Lord inspired the bee, saying : Choose thou habitations in the hills and in the trees and in that which they hatch; then eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of thy Lord, made smooth (for thee).There cometh forth from their bellies a drink diverse of hues, wherein is healing for mankind. Lo !Herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect”.

                                                (Quran XVI-68-69)

7          Fortuitous concourse of atoms negates divine purpose or any purpose of creation while the Quran has based the creation on a certain purpose. Read:-

            (a)        “And Allah hath created the heavens and the earth with truth and that every soul may be repaid what it hath earned.  And they will not be wronged”.

                                                (Quran XLV-22)

(b)        “Allah it is who raised up the heavens without visible supports, then mounted the throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service, each runneth unto an appointed term: He ordereth the course, He detaileth the revelations, that haply ye may be certain of the meeting with your Lord”.

                                                (Quran XIII-2)

(c)        “And we created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play, we created them not save with truth; but most of them know not. Assuredly the day of decision is the term of all of them. A day when friend can in naught avail friend, nor can they be helped, save him on whom Allah hath mercy. Lo! He is the mighty, the Merciful”.

                                                (Quran XLIV-38-42)

(d)        “And we created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in vain. That is the opinion of those who disbelieve. And woe unto those who disbelieve, from the fire”.

                                                (Quran XXXVIII-27)

(e)        “Deemed ye then that we created you for naught, and that ye would not be returned unto us?”.

                                                (Quran XXIII-115)

(f)        “Hath created death and life that He may try you, which of you is best in conduct”.

                                                (Quran LXVIII-2)

(g)        “He it is who hath placed you as viceroys of the earth, and hath exalted some of you in rank above others, that He may try you by (the test of) that which He hath given you. Thy Lord is swift in prosecution, and Lo! He is forgiving, Merciful”.

                                                (Quran VI-165)

(h)        “I created the Jinn, and mankind only that they might worship Me.  I seek no livelihood from them  nor do I ask that they should feed Me”.

                                                (Quran LI-56-57)

(i)         “Lo !In the creation of the heavens and the earth and (in) the difference of night and day are tokens (of His Sovereignty) for men of understanding. Such as remember Allah, standing, sitting, and reclining, and consider the creation of the heavens and the earth, (and say) : Our Lord! Thou created not this in vain. Glory be thee: Preserve us from the doom of fire”.

                                                (Quran-III-190-191)

(j)         “Every soul will  taste of death. And ye will be paid on the day of resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion”.

                                                (Quran III-185)

8          Fortuitous concourse of atoms negates indirectly the moral philosophy  and moral laws; and it is very touchy point. And though the vulgar might find it difficult to comprehend, yet the subtle advocate of atomism, and the founder of atomism in this modern age, namely Bacon did clearly perceive this delicate point in the ancient atomism, and he did openly and clearly condemn the pursuit of moral philosophy as the repetition of Adam’s first transgression of God’s commands that forbade him the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and maintained that man had undertaken the pursuit of moral philosophy merely to give himself the law. (Read his Advancement of Learning). And the ancient Greek atomism no doubt has no room for moral philosophy and this is a point very important; for, the revealed religion is based on the very foundation of moral philosophy. Quran, like every other, scripture has its basis on moral philosophy.  According to the Quran the set of the laws that function in this physical universe emanate from the origin of moral philosophy.  It says:-

            “And the sky He hath uplifted; and He hath set the measure. That ye exceed not the measure, but observe the measure strictly, nor fall short thereof”.

                                                (Quran LV-7-9)

The Quran enjoins strict adherence to moral laws and man’s covenant with Allah. It says:-

            “Lo Allah enjoineth justice and kindness, and giving to kinsfolk, and forbiddeth lewdness and abomination, and wickedness. He exhorteth you in order that ye may take heed. Fulfil the Covenant of Allah when ye have covenanted, and break not your oaths after the preservation of them, and after ye have made Allah surety over you! Allah knoweth what ye do”.

                                                (Quran XVI-90-91)

            “Ye are the best folk that hath been raised up onto mankind. Ye enjoin the just, and ye forbid the evil, and ye believe in God”.

                                                 (Quran 3 X 110)

(II)       Atoms according to early Greek atomic theory are indivisible, indestructible:-

            Now the modern discoveries of science have repudiated this assertion by providing the divisibility and destructibility of atoms. The Quran has explained this fact fourteen hundred years ago. It says:-

                        “Hotama" . (Quran -CIV-4)

            Hotama is a kind of fire and literally means crusher, breaker etc. The description of this kind of fire given by the Quran shows that it breaks the nuclei of atoms.

            The notion of indestructibility of atoms implied eternity of this physical universe, which further implied a negation of the possibility of resurrection, judgement and life in heaven. While according to the Quran this present universe is transient only, and the fact of resurrection and the other life in heaven is a certainty.

1          The Universe according to the Quran not eternal but transient. It says :-

            “Allah is He who raised up the heavens without visible supports, then mounted the throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service, each runneth to an appointed term”.

                                                (Quran XIII-2)

2          Life according to the Quran not eternal. It says:-

(a)        “And coin for them the similitude of the life of the world as water which we send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingleth with it and then becomes dry twigs that the winds scatter. Allah is able to do all things”.

                                                (Quran XVIII-45)

(b)        “Every one that is thereon will pass away: there remaineth but the countenance of thy Lord of  Might and Glory”.

                                                (Quran LV-26-27)

3          The notion implied by ancient atomism that the life of this present world is the only life erroneous according to the Quran:-

            “And they say, there is naught save our life of the world, and we shall not be raised (again). If thou couldst see when they are set before their Lord! He will say: Is not this real? .They will say: Yea, verily by our Lord! He will say: Taste now the retribution for that ye used to disbelieve”.

                                                (Quran VI-29-30)

4          Disintegration of this universe promised by the Quran. It says:-

            “The day when we shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolleth up a written scroll. As we began the first creation we shall repeat it. (It is) a promise (binding) upon us. Lo! We are to perform it”.

                                                (Quran XXI-104)

5          Resurrection asserted by the Quran. It says:-

            “We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and Lo! the hour is surely coming”.

                                                (Quran XV-85)

6          Resurrection argued by the Quran. It says:-

            “Thinketh man that he is to be left aimless? Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth? Then he became a clot; then (Allah) shaped and fashioned and made of him a pair, the male and the female. Is not He (who doth so) able to bring the dead to life?”.

                                                (Quran LXXV-36-40)

7          Resurrection examplified by the Quran. It says:-

            “And Allah it is who sendeth the winds and they raise cloud; then we lead it unto a dead land and revive therewith the earth after its death. Such is resurrection”.

                                                (Quran XXXV-9)

8          Necessity of realising the fact of resurrection insisted upon by the Quran, It says:-

            “Say: Travel in the land and see how He originated creation, then Allah bringeth forth the later growth. Lo! Allah is able to do all things. He punisheth whom He will and showeth mercy unto whom He will, and unto Him ye will be turned”.

                                                (Quran XXIX- 20-21)

            The purpose of discovering the origin of life according to the Quran is to realise the certainty of the second life. Darwin famed for his pursuit of the origin of life and no such thought as the second life in the course of his researches.

9          The universe unlike the early Greek atomists is regarded desirable by the Quran and is followed inevitably by resurrection and judgement, and life in heaven. The Quran says:-

            “When the sun is over-thrown, and when the stars fall, and when the hills are moved, and when the camel big with young are abandoned, and when the wild beasts are herded together, and when the seas rise, and when souls are re-united, and when the girl child that was buried alive is asked, for what  sin she was slain, and when the pages are laid open, and when the sky in torn away, and when hell is lighted, and when the garden is brought nigh, (then) , every soul will know what it hath made ready”.

                                                (Quran LXXXI-1-14)

And:-

            “When the trumpet shall sound one blast, and the earth with the mountains shall be lifted up and crushed with one crash, then on that day will the event be fall. And the heavens will split asunder, for that day it will be frail. And the angels will be on the sides thereof, and eight will uphold the throne of their Lord that day above them. On that day ye will be exposed, not a secret of you will be hidden. Then as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take: Read my book: Surely I knew that I should have to meet my reckoning, and then he will be in blissful state in a high garden whereof the clusters are in easy reach. (And it will be said unto those therein): eat and drink at ease for that which ye sent on before you in past days. But as for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say: Oh, would that I had not been given my book and knew not what my reckoning! Oh, would that It had been death! My wealth hath not availed me, my power hath gone from me. (It will be said) : Take him and fatter him. And then expose him to hell-fire. And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits. Lo! He used not to believe in Allah the tremendous, and urged not on the feeding of the wretched. Therefore hath he no lover here this day, nor any food save filth which none but sinners eat”.

                                    (Quran LXIX- 13-37)

            These descriptions of hell and paradise have been given here that the two paradises, that is this one of modern Baconian type, and that one promised by Allah in the next world may be seen in comparison. So Also the two types of hell that is this one of this Baconian atomic age and that one of the next world, after death on resurrection.

III.       The motion of the atoms according to the ancient atomism persists until checked presumably in collision with another atom, since the theory denies any other cause:-

            This idea of early atomism stands in radical opposition to that of Aristotle whose view was that some pushing hand was necessary to move the things. The problem appears more of a pre-disposed imagination than is based on any experimental data. Aristotle believed in God and divine government of the world, so he was naturally inclined to the idea of the presence of the divine hand in the function of the universe. But the early Greek atomists were in the mood of freeing this world from divine implications. The Quran evidently is on the side of Aristotle and the motion in the universe is essentially attributed to Allah. The modern science, however, has discovered the view of early atomists as a guide to the principle of inertia. Inertia, however is perceptible to a particular stage in the realm of physics, and thereafter the field may presumably be left to the divine power of the  creator. Conventionality in such a matter is not objectionable, since ultimate reality is out of the pale of science. The Quran says:-

1          “Hast thou not seen how Allah wafteth the clouds, then gathereth them, then maketh them layers”.

                                                (Quran XXIV-43)

2          “O, mankind, Your Lord is He who driveth for you the ship upon the sea that ye may seek of His bounty. Lo! He was ever Merciful toward you”.

                                                (Quran XVII-66)

3          “He covereth the night with the day, which is in haste to follow it, and hath made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient by His command. His verily is all creation and commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the worlds”.

                                                (Quran VII-54)

4          “Say: Have ye thought, if Allah made night everlasting for you till the day of resurrection, who is a God besides Allah who could bring you light? Will ye not then heed? Say: Have ye thought if Allah made day ever-lasting for you till the day of resurrection, who is a God besides Allah who could bring you night wherein ye rest? Will ye not then see?’.

                                                (Quran XXVIII-71-72).

5          “And of His portents are the ships, like banners on the sea; if He will, He clameth the wind so that they keep still upon its surface. Lo! herein verily are signs for every steadfast grateful (heart)”.

                                                (Quran XLII-32-33)

6          “O, Company of Jinn and men, if ye can overpass the bounds of the heavens and the earth, then overpass them. But by (our) leave only shall ye overpass them”.

                                                (Quran LV-33)

7          “And of His signs is this. He sendeth herald winds to make you taste His mercy, and that ships may sail at His command and that ye may seek His favour, and that haply ye may be thankful”.

                                                (Quran XXX-46

            Now mark that all these things which Allah has claimed to do are things that are out of man’s power to do and Allah only can do. And see also, that there are two ways of saying a thing, namely : Either by resorting to the description of the natural process, or simply attributing the work to the will and power of God. And when God claims to command the sun, the moon and other natural phenomena. He speaks as the originator as well as the supervisor of the universe. Quran always speaks from the view point of God the Creator. This may be seen when Allah challenges the false Gods to create but a piece of straw. This perhaps does not refer to the preparation by some synthetic methods, but originally and without talking the material from Allah’s world.

IV.       According to ancient atomic theory atoms and space are all that exist:-

            This is a denial of spiritual, while according to the Quran there are spiritual beings in the world. Mentioning the existence of angels and jinn and other unknown creations. The Quran says:-

1          “It wanteth little but that the heavens be rent in sunder from above, the angels celebrate the praise of their Lord”.

                                                (Quran XLII-5)

2          And (Angels) are deputed to take an account of man’s actions:-

            “And surely there are guardians over you. Honourable recorders. They know what ye do”.

                                                (Quran LXXXII-10-12)

3          And they cause men to die:-

            “When death comes to one of you, Our messengers cause him to die, and they are not amiss”.

                                                (Quran VI-61)

4          And they are rational beings; the Quran says:-

            “And when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am about to place my viceroy in the earth, they said, wilt thou place therein one who will do harm therein and will shed blood”.

                                                (Quran II-30)

5          "And the jinn did we create aforetime of essential fire”.

                                                (Quran XV-27)

6          “And He createth that which ye knew not”.

                                                (Quran XVI-8)

            Although the atomists may claim the possibility of the atomic structure of these spiritual beings, yet this view of the early atomism appears as far too blunt and uncompromisably rude to atomitically explain the spiritual beings.

V.         The early atomic theory says the things we touch and see are made by the arrangement of atoms in groups: The combination of the notion of fortuitous concourse of atoms and the idea of their arrangement does not at all appear as a happy congruity, or a happy combination . It is surely a contradiction in terms.

                        The Quran, however, agrees with the idea of arrangement of atoms, though in a design pre-planned. It says:-

            “Lo! We have created everything by measure”.

                                                (Quran LIV-49)

            The intrinsic arrangement of invisible atoms appears even in the visible objects. The Quran says:-

            “And He it is who sendeth down water from the sky, and therewith we bring forth buds of every kind, we bring forth the green blade from which we bring forth the thick-clustered grain (growing in rows); and from the date-palm, from the pollen thereof, spring pendant branches; and (we bring forth) gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate alike and unlike”.

                                                (Quran VI-99)

VI.       The early atomic theory says, "There are different kinds of atoms, distinguished by difference of shape, but individual atoms are too small to be noticed by senses”.

            The Quran says:-

            “And whatsoever He hath created for you in the earth of diverse hues, Lo! therein is indeed a portent for people who take heed”.

                                                (Quran XVI-13)

This diversity of hues may be observed in visible objects.  The Quran says:-

            “Hast thou not seen that Allah causeth water to fall from the sky, and we produce therewith fruit of different hues; and among the hills are streaks white and red of diverse hues, and (others) raven black; and of men and beasts and cattle; in like manner, diverse hues? The erudite among His bondsmen fear Allah alone, Lo! Allah is mighty, forgiving”.

                                    (Quran XXXV-27-28)

            The spirit, however, is not comprehensible by man, the Quran says:-

            “They will ask thee concerning the spirit, say: The spirit is by command of my Lord, and of knowledge ye have been vouchsafed but little”.

                                                (Quran XVII-85)

            The early atomists gave out the individual atoms as too small to be noticed by the senses. The Quran gives out the creators as a being incomprehensible by vision. It says, “Vision comprehendeth him not, but He comprehendeth (all) vision, He is subtle, the aware”.

                                                (Quran VI-103)

And:-

            "Allah is the knower of the visible, and the invisible”.

                                                (Quran VI-73)

VII.      One passage only of the Quran treats the entire theory of early Greek atomism:-

            The early Greek atomic theory through its idea of the fortuitous concourse of atoms excluded the idea of a plan, design, divine government of the world, purpose, trial, resurrection, judgement, second life in heaven, and indeed the surveillance, vigilance, even interest of the Creator.

            The idea of the persistence of atoms in motion until checked in a collision with another atom insidiously implies the absence of any control of divine power. The idea that of the non--existence of anything other than the atoms and space implies the non-existence of spiritual beings. The view that the things we touch and see are made by the arrangement of atoms in groups is yet another hints of the denial of divine influence in the creation. In short the entire theory so founded on anti-religion and atheistic foundation, and breathes an air of dark atheism. This is a theory purposely set against the established doctrines of revealed faith and formulated with cold blooded deliberateness. Yet it presents a unique example of unparalleled success as a deceptive theory in the entire history of philosophy. Its force has been in its scientific basis. Its popularity has its origin in the sweetness of physical comfort. But let us see the wonder of a scripture, that is the Quran, the champion of the Scriptures in this Baconian age, how it has gathered the complete refutation of the entire theory of ancient atomism in but one passage, Read  and judge yourself. It says:-

            “Allah is He who created the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them in six days. Then He mounted His throne. Ye have not, beside him a protecting friend or meditator. Will ye not then remember? He directeth the ordinance from the heavens unto the earth; then it assendeth unto the earth; then it assendeth unto him in a day, whereof the measure is a thousand years of that ye reckon. Such is the knower of the invisible and the visible, the mighty, the merciful. Who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay; then He made his seed from a draught of despised fluid, then He fashioned him and breathed into him of His spirit, and appointed for you hearing and sight and hearts. Small thanks give ye! And they say! When we are lost in the earth, how can we then be recreated? Nay but they are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord. Say: The angel of death who has charge concerning you, will gather you, and afterward unto your Lord ye will be returned. Couldst thou but see when the guilty hang their heads before their Lord, (and say) .Our Lord! We have now seen and heard,  send us back: We will do right, now we are sure. And if we had so willed; we could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me concerning evil-doers took effect: that I fill hell with the Jinn and mankind together. So taste (the evil of your deeds). For-as- much-as ye forget the meeting of this your day; Lo! We forget you. Taste the doom of immortality because of what ye used to do”.

                                    (Quran XXXII-4-14)

 

 

CHAPTER-IV

THE MISSING LINK BETWEEN THE ANCIENT AND MODERN FOLLOWERS OF ATOMISM:

            The sect of Epicureans in ancient Greece adopted the theory of atomism as a fundamental part of their system, not indeed for its scientific utility, but its apparent inconsistency with the doctrine of divine government which they regarded as the source of worst evil that affects mankind, namely the fear of death and of what may come after it. They adopted as their own the atomic theory of Democritus; but in their hands it was neither enabled to meet the objections that may be raised against it as a theory of the ultimate nature of reality, nor made it exhibit its great capacities as an instrument of scientific description and discovery. But the theory of Epicurean pleasure soon had its effects, so that the name of Epicureans very early became a synonym for sensualist, till at last this sect was wiped out of existence, and instead the teachings of Christianity gained the ground.

            In contrast with the ancient sect of Epicureans, the modern mankind during the Western Renaissance adopted the theory of atomism purely for its scientific aspect with a discreet and determined rejection of its atheistic aspect, and indeed with an assurance that it was possible to keep the two aspects apart, and to adopt the one desired. But it is sad observation that the atheistic aspect of atomism sustained its existence along with the march of modern progress, and maintained its ever-increasing effects both openly and insidiously. And it may be clearly observed, and lamented, that whereas the ancient sect of Epicureans by adopting the atheistic aspect of atomism had after a short and merry life of debauch individually and collectively vanished in misery, shame and affliction, this modern age of Baconian atomism is by adopting the scientific aspect of atomism, and after obtaining astonishing success in scientific achievements for physical comfort now approaching the logical and scientific consequence of atomism, namely a most grievous, a most painful and a most disgraceful and in the flames of atomic hell that is the deadly atomic radiations and devastating atomic bombs. Atomism has served both the parties ill according to their respective deserts. In fact the features of Epicureanism have been manifest among the followers of the wealth-seeking, comfort-loving philosophy of modern atomism.

            A comparison and contrast, resemblance and variance between the human mind of the Epicurean and the modern age appears to be a subject worthy of the observation of a zealous, keen-sighted philosopher with a view to assessing how far human nature has been enlightened or un-enlightened during the passage of all these centuries under the influence of atomism. Plato has left us an attempt of a general kind in the form of a very famous and immortal simile, named as the Simile of the cave. It appears on the title page of  "The Mysterious Universe” with much appropriateness and may be read as follows:-

PLATO'S SIMILE:-

"And now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or un-enlightened.

            Behold human beings living in an underground cave, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the cave, here they have been from their childhood and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads. Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets.

I see

And do you see, I said, men  passing along the wall carrying all sorts of vessels, and statues and figures of animals made of wood and stones and various materials, which appear over the wall? ,,,,,

            You have shown me a strange image, and they are strong prisoners.

            Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows, or the other shadows which the fire  throws on the opposite wall of the cave?

True, He said; how could they see any thing but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?

            And of the objects which are being carried in the like manner they would only see the shadows?

            Yes, he said.

            To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images.

                        (Plato Republic Book-VII)

            It may come as a real surprise to the world that the Quran has a similar simile. It is first time now in history that I am revealing this really surprising fact which appears as another proof of Quran's miraculous, all-pervading nature. Following is the text:-

            "Y.S. (I swear) by the instructive Quran that thou art (one) of the messengers (of Allah sent to show) the right way. This is a revelation of most mighty, the merciful Allah that thou mayest warn a people whose fathers were not warned and who live in negligence. (Our) sentence has justly been pronounced against a greater part of them, wherefore they shall not believe. We have put yokes on their necks, which (come) upto their chins, and they are forced to hold up their heads; and we have set a bar before them and a bar behind them, and thus have covered them with darkness, wherefore they shall not see. It shall be equal unto them whether thou preach unto them, or do not preach unto them, they shall not believe. But thou shalt preach (with effect) unto him only who followeth the admonition, and feareth the merciful in secret. Wherefore bear good tidings unto him of mercy and honourable reward. Lo. We it is who bring the dead to life. We record that which they send before (them) and their footsteps. And all things we kept in a clear register".

                                    (Quran-XXXVI1 to 12)

Unfortunately not only the dreaded aspect of ancient atomism, that of its atheistic features has recurred in this age of a modern atomism but also it has been proved that atomism being a worldly philosophy is as dangerous and destructive as any theistic philosophy. Its logical and scientific consequence, the atomic hell, is there as the proof. As far as the two similes quoted above are concerned, the reader may well be apprised of the different, peculiar light in which they appear. And mark the chains of this universal economico-industrial set up of this present Baconian age.

 

PART-TWO

QURAN VERSUS BACON'S MODERN ATOMISM

CHAPTER-V

WHO IS BACON?

            “What other coveted honour could there be within the reach of a mortal, than to be sleeted as an exhibit to the scrutiny of scripture. Of the two selected by us for this title, Bacon is one. The other indeed is Sir James jeans the author of “The Mysterious Universe”.

            We will now make a translation from Democritus to Bacon that is from the Ancient Greek Atomism to Modern Baconian Atomism, which is the philosophy of this modern age. Francis Bacon the author and originator of this modern philosophy of atomism, the Buccinator Novi Temperis, that is the trumpeter of a new age, viscount St Allan, the author of “Advancement of learning” and “Novum Organum”, member English Parliament, and the Lord Chancellor of English exchequer:- “England’s high chancellor, the destined heir, in his soft cradle, to his father's chair, hose even thread the fates spin round and full out of their choicest and whitest wool” stands most conspicuous among all the pioneers of western renaissance, as not only the chief representative of this modern age, but also as the ablest and most eloquent advocate of modern atoms. It is exclusively on his design, sketched form his famous works, “The Advancement of Learning”, and “The Novum Organum”, that all the culture of this modern age, and its peculiar pattern of progress is based. And it is for this reason that we have selected his works to serve as a basis for our inquiry into the appearance of atomic hell.

            It is surprising to note, and it appears to be one of the unique instances in human history, that the name of the prodigy whose philosophy is followed to the letter, from cradle to the grave, by this modern mankind all over the world would not be known to those who adhered to his philosophy every moment of their life. Strange though it may sound but it is a fact, that a few, a very few even among even the learned in this world today could confess to have heard the name of Francis Bacon, not to speak of his works. Equally unique is the fact that Bacon’s philosophy should outstrip every religion and every philosophy in popularity and prevalence so that, whereas every other religion claims but the allegiance of a part of humanity, the philosophy of Bacon has prevailed over the entire earth. And not only the unanimity of thought and culture is to be observed throughout, but also the end of all appears to be identical in the flames of atomic hell, which is the logical and scientific consequence of the philosophy of Bacon.

            It was in seventeenth century A.D. when in India Sheikh Sirhindi was engaged in contending with the heretic features of the Emperor Akber’s new religion, and the blasphemous presentation of the Emperor himself, and the general corruption among the Muslim community, that in England Francis Bacon was engaged in forming his new philosophy as the remedy of all human ills and as an antithetic corrective to the basis doctrine of revealed religion. A philosophy that was destined to out dazzle every other light from one corner of the earth to the other, though a darkness itself, to sit:-

            “Next the seat of God,

And with its darkness to affront his light”.

            Francis Bacon, the youngest his son of Sir Nicholas Bacon was born at York House, his father’s residence in the strand on 22nd January, 1561. In the younger days he had delicate health and a precocious wit, a strong intellect and as unusual gravity of carriage. His father had in view for him a public career as statesman or diplomatist, and in his sixteenth year sent him to Paris, there to read men after he had spent three years over his books in Cambridge. Francis spent some time in France, but his father suddenly died in England, and the tragic event greatly overcast his prospects. He soon returned to England. The death of his father left him a poor man, obliged to work for his living. His father had accumulated a considerable sum of money for the purpose of purchasing an estate for his youngest son, but his sudden death prevented its accomplishment, and Francis was left with only a fifth part of his father's personal property. Diplomacy was abandoned as a career, and instead of living to study he was obliged to study how to live.

            Soon after his return from Francis, Bacon entered upon a course of law at Gray’s Inn. He was afterwards admitted as an utter Barrister. His struggle from Solicitor-Generalships to the Highest office of the Lord Keeper is a tale of a success mingled with mortification. and is a specimen of slow- and steady triumph. Hardly any man has had a life as stirring as Bacon had from sixteen to sixty. Besides his professional drudgery he satin parliament, and his life was the life of a busy man of the world. During his worldly business snatched some moments for study, and his writings. he published the first edition of his essays in his thirty sixth year. He published the second edition of his essays in 1612 in his fifty-first year. He published his “Advancement of Learning” in 16-05 in his forty-fourth year. And he published his “Novum Organum” in 1620, six years before his death, for he died on 9th Aril 1626.

            In January, 1620 Ben Johnson sang of Bacon in his sixtieth year:-

            “England’s high chancellor, the destined heir, in his soft cradle, to his father’s chair, whose even thread the fates spin round and full out of their choicest and their whitest wool”.

            In January, 1621, Bacon reached the zenith of his fortunes. In April the houses assembled, and inquiry was held. Bacon was tried for bribery, and sentenced to a punishment that ended his career in shame. History has remembered him as a man of boundless love for worldly things and ostentation, and as a man of low principles. Mankind has tired to forget him, but the Nemesis, the Nemesis with its unfailing and relentless record of man’s deeds, would dig Bacon’s name out of oblivion, to intimate this world with his doings in his capacity of the author of the philosophy of atomism, and with the result of his philosophy which has appeared after a span of three hundred years in the form of the flames of the atomic hell, as a logical and scientific consequence of the process of atomism, to consumed this world: Bacon” . said Macaulay, “was a servile advocate, that he might be corrupt judge”. It may well be said, “Bacon’s was a noxious philosophy, that it might produce ruinous results”. We have treated Bacon’s life in subsequent volume in reference to his philosophy.

 

CHAPTER-(VI)

QURAN VERSUS BACON’S DESIGN OF ATOMISM

            This modern culture with its science-guided progress is exclusively the result of Bacon’s philosophy. Bacon’s design has been sketched in the light of Bacon’s philosophy in the form of a blue-print. And because it is from this design that Bacon’s philosophy can be clearly and easily understood, therefore it is essential that it should be given the attention it deserves. A point that appears clearly from this design is that the philosophy of Bacon is a complete antithesis of the doctrines of revealed religion and that the philosophy of Bacon stands in a position topsiturvied against the philosophy of religion. The philosophy of Bacon stands in a position topsiturvied also against every philosophy of the past, as a natural philosophy of fruit against all the Barren moral philosophies. We quote Bacon’s design from Webb’s short history of philosophy as follows:-

BACON’S DESIGN:-

            “Bacons design was, by means of inquiries some of which should be experimental like those of Al-Chemists, but purged from all superstitious taint and directed not toward immediate gain, but toward a thorough-going knowledge, vastly to increase in the long run the dominion of man over nature. To enjoy such a dominion was, he held, the original destiny of our race. But in a vain and impious attempt (described in the Biblical story as “eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil”) to make laws for himself by “Moral Philosophy” instead of remaining content with the positive commands of God, a man had turned a side from his proper business of pursuing “ Natural Philosophy that is, of studying and interpreting the works of God and raising in his own intelligence a true image of the universe; gaining, in other words, such a knowledge of nature’s inner workings as may make it possible to emulate them. The failure of man hitherto do this, and the depressing tradition that the processes of chemical combination were necessarily beyond the reach of human imitation, showed only that ancient theories of nature were merely superficial and had not penetrated her true secret. But “in the sweat of his brows” many yet eat his bread”, that is trough resolute and patient persistence in discriminating observation and well devised experiment, he may wring these secrets from here and urn them to his own advantage, for, this, however, a new method of approach is necessary; and this Bacon endeavoured to provide in his Novum Organum, that is, “ the new instrument”, which was to take the place of the old organ, namely the collection of Aristotle's treatises on logic, which were so called as constituting the proper “instrument” to be used in reasoning whatever he was reasoning abut.......regarding the conquest of nature he thought, that it could not be achieved by isolated efforts. Such discoveries as had been made had frequently been lost again through lack of a provision for recording them. Not until there was a systematic collection and preservation of facts (which could not be without greater expense than private fortunes could support) would it be reasonable to look for a properly based philosophy of a nature”.

            (A short history of Philosophy by C.J.Webb page 111-113)

            Following are the prominent points of Bacon’s design:-

1)         Bacon’s design in general.

2)         The place of natural philosophy in Bacon’s design.

3)         The place of moral philosophy in Bacon’s design.

4)         Man’s right of dominion over nature.

5)         Knowledge.

6)         Contemplation of the works of God.

7)         Purpose of man’s existence.

8)         The process of Bacons design and its end.

9)         Quran’s view of Bacon’s design.

            We will briefly discuss these points one by one:-

(1)        Baconian design in general:-

            The Design stands in radical opposition to revealed religion, and to every philosophy which is based on moral factor or which is not based on natural philosophy for material exploitation. It condemns the moral philosophy utterly and entirely as an act of disobedience to God’s command and the repletion of Adam’s transgression that of eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of Good and evil. It gives out the pursuit of natural philosophy as the command of God to man, and acquirement of dominion over nature as the purpose of man’s existence. The objet of natural philosophy being the knowledge of the secret working of nature for turning these secrets to man’s material advantage. It asserts man’s right of dominion over nature as man’s preordained destiny. The contemplation of the works of God according to this design is the same as the exploitation of the works of God, since it is not concerned with any thing other than the material exploitation, and is confined to this material, transient worked alone without any t thought of either the spiritual factor or the life after death. The purpose of knowledge which is the natural philosophy (science) only, is the revelation of natural secrets for material benefit.

(2)        The place of natural philosophy in Bacon’s Design:-

            The whole structure of Bacon’s design is based on natural philosophy. It is the command of God to man. It is to be pursued to discover the secrets of nature, which are to be turned to the advantage of man. And it is the object of man’s existence on earth. Where does then revealed religion stand in this respect? Natural philosophy according to religion is only of secondary status. It has to be but the handmaid of moral philosophy. The material utility is allowed by religion as a necessity only, and is never the object or the purpose of man's existence. Material world is not to be loved and is to be looked upon only as a temporary post on the way back to the next world. Not the natural philosophy but the moral philosophy is the basis of religion. And not this world but the next world is the destination. The next world is to be preferred to this material transient world. This world has to be sacrificed for the next. Christ taught self-abnegation and hatred of this world. Budha taught the same. Muhammad, Peace be upon him, was not behind any in the denunciation of this world against the next world. If Bacon’s view of the pursuit of natural philosophy for material benefit is correct then where do these celebrities above mentioned stand. Which of them is in error? Surely either Bacon or they could bright. The answer to this question could not be expected from the present day mankind which is without exception entangled in Baconian net. They certainly will try to seek argument in favour of Bacon’s view and will try to explain the things away. The answer to this very crucial question is three-day in the deafening uproar, and silencing thunder, and blinding dazzle of the atomic bomb, and the deadly, virulent strings of the atomic r radiations. Bacon adopted natural philosophy and nature speaks always the e truth. This answer of nature to the followers of Bacon is the exactly logical and correctly scientific result of the process of Baconian design. And it is not the revealed religion only that stands opposed to this Baconian view. The philosophers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, and now doubt most of the philosophers of the Permian ages would not assent to this view of Bacon regarding the natural philosophy, for they all stand without any shade of ambiguity opposed to this entirely materialistic view of Bacon regarding the natural philosophy, and the facts have proved them right.

(3)        The place of moral philosophy in Bacon’s design:-

            Bacon says “In a vain and impious attempt, to make laws for himself by moral philosophy instead f remaining content with the positive commands of God, man had turned aside form his proper business of pursuing ‘natural philosophy’ (science), that is, of gaining and interpreting the woks of f God and raising in his own intelligence a true image of the universe; gaining in other words, such acknowledge of nature’s inner workings as may make it possible to emulate them. That in the sweat of his brow man may yet eat his bread, that is, through resolute and patient persistence in discriminating observation and well-devised experiment, he may wring these secrets from nature and turn them to his own advantage”.

            Now this is the position which moral philosophy holds in Bacon’s philosophy. It was in a vain and impious attempt that man had adopted moral philosophy to give himself the law. The study of Bacon’s philosophy reveals, that because Adam used to give names to the creatures in paradise, it was therefore his business and the command of God to pursue natural philosophy when cast on the earth. And because testing the forbidden tree of knowledge of good and evil was the cause of Adam’s expulsion from paradise, it was an act not to be repeated by him, that is he was not to pursue oral philosophy, for its was based on the knowledge of good and evil.

            Nothing more seems to be necessary to say on it, except that revealed religion is evidently, utterly, entirely based on moral philosophy and stands in radical opposition to Bacon on this point. Take away moral factor from Christianity and what remains there. Take away moral factor form Islam, and what remains there. The same may be said of the religion of Budha and of Krishna. Bacon has been so explicit in his view about the moral philosophy that if he is to be credited with truth, then the Bible, The Quran, and indeed every divine scripture, by virtue of being based on moral philosophy contained falsity  and therefore was not the divine word of God, but was the result of human effort, for if it were the word of God, then Certainly it had been based not on moral philosophy but on natural philosophy and its design would have been the prototype of Bacon’s design, which it is not. The philosophy of Socrates, Plat. Aristotle, Zeno, and indeed of most of the premodern philosophers, as far as Bacon’s view on moral philosophy is concerned, is opposed to it. Bacon indeed has uttered things quite novel. How was he tolerated is the question. A question, sweet indeed is wealth and world, and is inebriation.

            The followers of religion, might well say, damn him and damn his darned philosophy, we know not his philosophy, we have not even heard bacon’s name. we follow our religion to the letter. It is well said, and easily said, but said in ignorance. A blind manholes a snake and plays with it, and knows not by what name it is called. Will the man be thought so safe, because he was blind, and because he knew not the name> The simile is not complete, cause the followers of religion are not only holding the Baconian adder, and they are not only paying with it, but they are also, and at the same time, being bitten by it with its fiery teeth, and they will in time perish in acute misery. he who has adopted this process of systematic, organised, ever-increasing and infinite, science-guided process, of modern progress, and is entangled in the net of this modern universal economico-industrial set up, is only a victim of deception, if he entertains the notion that he follows his own religion, and has to do nothing what ever with Bacon or his philosophy, since this modern progress is the practical from of Bacon’s design, the blue-print of Bacon’s philosophy. This modern progress a process whose logical and scientific end is the atomic hell. Will then the followers of religion guaranty their safety, or the safety of their religion against the consequence of this progress? If they can obtain such a guaranty, then only their word could be taken with surety. And then only their belief that they only followed their own religion would be acceptable.

(4)        Man’s right of dominion over nature:-

            Bacon has asserted man’s right of dominion over nature as man’s destiny. This notion of Bacon has in time emerged as something tantamount to a challenge to God’s right of dominion. The point may be seen to have assumed a philosophical aspect. Religion has allowed the utility of God’s bounty. Has even declared that God has rendered serviceable whatever is in heavens and in the earth to man. But nowhere the term dominion is employed in that manner in which Bacon has used the term .Dominion according to religion is the right exclusively reserved for God. His is the dominion in the heavens and in the earth. Humility is for man. dominion belongs to the Creator. Utility is for man. Sovereignty is God’s alone.

5)         Knowledge

            Knowledge according to Bacon design is the only knowledge of the inner workings of nature. The subject of spiritual, religious or moral knowledge is not mentioned. Knowledge according to moral and religious philosophy is primarily to know one’s self and to know God. The essence of knowledge according to religion is the fear of God.  The purpose of knowledge according to Bacon’s designs is to study and interpret the works of God, and to raise in one’s intelligence a true image of the material universe, to gain in other words, such a knowledge of nature’s inner workings as may make it possible to emulate them, and to wring the secrets of nature from her to man’s material advantage. The purpose of knowledge according to religion is to know how to better the net life in heaven. How to escape the punishment on the day of judgement and how to gain the bliss of eternal paradise in t he next eternal life.

(6)        Contemplation of the works of God according to Bacon’s design:-

            Contemplation of the works of God according to Bacon’s design is the synonym of the material exploitation of the works of God. No other purpose whatsoever is mentioned. The general purpose of the contemplation of the works of God according to religion is the glorification o f the Creator thereof. The Quran has given certain particular objects of contemplation of the works of God; or these the most important after God’s glorification being the search in the workings of nature of the proofs of the necessity and the certainty of resurrection.

(7)        Purpose of man’s existence according to Bacon’s Philosophy:-

            The purpose of man's existence on earth according to Bacon's philosophy is to gain dominion over nature, and the object of such a dominion is to gain material advantages for mankind in general. While the purpose of man's existence on earth according to religion is to undergo the trial of wordy temptation, and to make an endeavour to gain re-try into the paradise in the heaven from which Adam  the Progenitor of man was expelled and cast on this earth.  And the purpose of man’s creation is to worship God.

(8)        A Comparison between the philosophy of Plato and Bacon by Macaulay:-

            Macaulay like all the rest of the modern world has been a great admire of Bacon's philosophy. Every point of Bacon’s philosophy has been preferable to him as against that of Plato. But the Circumstances at last have taken so curious  a turn and time eventually has so clearly exposed the truth of Bacon’s philosophy to man's horror, that if Macaulay were revived to read his opinions of Bacon’s philosophy today in the presence of the ruinous hazards and unheard of miseries that have appeared as the outcome of Baconian philosophy, he would shake his head in amazement at the fallacious judgements of his so keen as insight and so shrewd a mind, and Plato’s philosophy would seem to him a blessing inspite of faults. Bacon’s views, however, in comparison to that of Plato will assume a colour a little more distinct. Macaulay writes:-

            “The difference between the philosophy of Bacon and that of his predecessors cannot, we think, be better illustrated than by comparing his views on some important subjects with those of Plato. We select Plato, because we conceive that he did more than any other person towards giving to the minds of the speculative men that bent which they retained till they received from Bacon a new impulse in a diametrically opposed direction.

            It is curious to observe how differently these great men estimated the values of every kind of knowledge. Take arithmetic for example, Plato after speaking slightly of the convenience of being able to reckon and compute in the ordinary transactions of life, passes to what he considers as far more important advantage. The study of the properties of numbers, he tells, us, habituates the mind to the contemplation of pure trusty, and raises us above the material universe, He would have his disciples apply themselves to this study, not that they may be able to buy and sell, not that they may qualify themselves to be shopkeepers or travelling merchants, but that they may learn to withdraw their minds form the ever-shifting spectacle of this visible and tangible world, and to fix them on the immutable essences of things.

            Bacon, on the other hand, valued this branch of knowledge, only on account of its uses with reference to that visible and tangible world which Plato so much despised. he speaks with scorn of the mystical arithmetic of the later platonists, and laments the propensity of mankind to employ, on more matters of curiosity, powers the whole exertion of which is required for purposes of solid advantage. He advises the arithematicians to leave these trifles, and to maple themselves in framing convenient expressions, which may be of use in physical researches.

            The same reason which led Plato to recommend also the study of arithmetic led him also to recommend the study of mathematics. The vulgar crowd of geomatricians, he says, will not understand him. They have practice always in view. They ado not know that the real use of the science is to lead men to the knowledge of abstract, essential, eternal truth. Indeed, if we are to believe Plutarch, Plato carried this feeling so far that he considers geometry as degraded by being applied to any purpose of vulgar utility. Archyt as, it seems had framed machines of extra-ordinary power on mathematical principles. Plato remonstrated with his fiend, and declared that this was to degrade a noble intellectual exercise into a low craft, fit only for carpenters and wheel wrights. The office of geometry, he said, was to discipline the mind, not to minister to the basements of the body. His interference was successful; and from that time, according to plutarch, the science of mechanics was considered as unworthy of the attention of a philosopher.

            Archimedes in later age imitated and surpassed Archytas. But even Archimedes was not free from the prevailing notion that geometry was degraded by being employed to produce anything useful. It was with difficulty that he was induced to stoop form speculation to practice. He was half-ashamed of those inventions which were the wonder of hostile nations, and always spoke of them a lightly as mere amusements, as trifles in which a mathematician might be suffered to relax his mind after intense application to the higher parts of this science.

            The opinion of Bacon on the subject was diametrically opposed to that of the ancient philosophers. He valued geometry chiefly, if not solely, on account of those uses, which to Plato appeared so base. And it is remarkable that the longer Bacon lived the stronger this feeling became. When in 1605 he wrote the books on “Advancement of Learning”, he dwelt on the advantages which mankind derived from mixed mathematics; but he at the same time admitted that the beneficial effect produced by mathematics study on the intellect, though a collateral advantage was “No less worthy than that which was principal and intended”. But it is evident that his views underwent a change. When near twenty years later, he published the De Augmetis, which is the treaties on the advancement of learning, greatly expanded and carefully corrected, he made important alternations in the part which related to mathematics. He condemned with severity the high pretensions of the mathematicians. Assuming the well-being of the human race to be the end of knowledge, he pronounced that the mathematical science could claim no higher rank than that of an appendage or an auxiliary to other sciences. Mathematical science, he says, is t he handmaid of natural philosophy; she ought to demean herself as such; and he declares that he cannot conceive by what ill-chance it has happened that she presumes to claim precedence over here mistress. He predicts --------------------a prediction which would have made Plato shudder------that as more and more discoveries are made in physics, there will be more and more branches of mixed mathematics. Of that collateral advantage the value of which, twenty years before, he hated so highly, he says not one word. This omission cannot have been the effect of mere in advertence. His own treatise was before him. From that treatise he deliberately expunged whatever was favourable to the study of pure mathematics, and inserted several keen reflections on the ardent votaries of that study. This fact, in our opinion, amidst of only one explanation. Bacon’s love of those pursuits which directly tend to improve the condition of mankind, and this jealously of all pursuit merely curious, had grown upon him, and had, it may be, become immoderate. He was afraid of using any expression which might have the effect of inducting any man of talents to employ in speculations, useful only to the mind of the speculator, a single hour which might be employed in extending the empire of man over matter. If Bacon erred here, we must acknowledge that we greatly prefer his error to the opposite error of Plato. We have no patience with a philosophy which, like those Romans matrons who swallowed abortives in order to preserve their shapes, takes plains to be barren for fear of being homely.

            Let us pass to astronomy. This was one of the sciences which Plato exhorted his disciples to learn, but for reasons far removed from common habits of thinking, “Shall we set down astronomy”, says Socrates “among the subjects of study?”. “I think so”, answers his young friend Glancon “ to know something about the season, the months and the years is of use for military purposes, as well as for agriculture and navigation”.  “It muamuses me”, says Socrates, “to see how afraid you are, lest the common herd of people should cause you of recommending useless studies”. he then proceeds, in that pure and magnificent diction which, as ciceros aid, Jupiter would use if Jupiter spoke Greek, to explain, That t the use of f astronomy is not t too add to the vulgar comforts of life, but t to assist in raising the mind to the contemplation of things which are to be perceived by the pure things which are to be perceived by the pre intellect alone. The knowledge of the actual motions of the heavenly bodies Socrates considers of little value. The appearance which make the sky beautiful at night are, he tells us, like the figures which a geometrician draws on the sand, more examples, mere help to feeble minds. We must get beyond them; we must neglect them; we must attain to an astronomy which is independent of the actual stares as geometrical truth is independent of the lines of an ill-drawn diagram. This is, we imagine very nearly, if not exactly, the astronomy which Bacon compared to the Ox of prometheus, a Sleek, well-shaped hide, stuffed with rubish, goodly to look at, but containing nothing to eat. He complained that astronomy had to its great injury, been separated from natural philosophy, of which it was one of the nobles provinces, and annexed to the domain of Mathematics. The world stood in need, he said, of a very different astronomy, of living astronomy, of an astronomy which should set forth the nature. the motion, and the influences of the heavenly bodies, as they really are of the greatest and most useful of all human invocations, the invention of Alphabetical writing, Plato did not look with much complacency. He seems to have thought that the use of letters had operated on the human mind as the use of go-cart in learning to walk, or of corks in learning to swim, is said to operate on human body. It was a support which, in his opinion, soon became indispensable to those who used it, which made vigorous exertion, first unnecessary, and then impossible. The powers of the intellect would, he conceived, have been more fully developed without this delusive aid. Man would have been compelled to exercise the understanding and the memory, and, by deep and assiduous meditation to make truth thoroughly their own. Now, on the contrary, much knowledge in the soul. A man is certain that he can find information at a moment’s notice when he wants it. He therefore suffers it to fade from his mind. Such a man cannot in straitens be said to know anything. he has the show without the reality of wisdom. Those opinions Plato has put into the mouth of an ancient king of Egypt. But it is evident from the context that they were his own; and so they were understood to be by quintillion. Indeed they are in perfect accordance with the whole platonic system.

            Bacon’s views as may easily be supposed, were widely different. The powers of the memory, he observes, without the help of writing, can do little towards the advancement of any useful science. the acknowledge that the memory may be disciplined to such point as to be able to perform very extra-ordinary facts. But on such feats he sets little value.  The habits of his mind, he tells us, are such that he is not disposed to rat highly any accomplishment however rare, which is of no practical use to mankind. As to these prodigious achievements of the memory, he ranks them within the exhibitions of rope-dancers and tumblers. “The two performances”, he says, “are of much the same sort. The one is an abuse of the powers of the mind. Both may perhaps excite our wonder; but neither is entitled to our respect.

            To Plato science of medicine appeared to be offers disputable advantage. he did not indeed object to quick cures for acute disorders, or for injuries produced by accidents, but the art which resists the slow map of chronic disease, which repairs frames enervated by lust, swollen by gluttony, or inflamed by wine, which encourages geniality by mitigating the natural punishment of the sensualist, fan prolong existence when the intellect has ceased to retain its entire energy, had no share of his esteem. A life protracted by medical skill he pronounced to be along death. The exercise o the art of medicine ought, he said, to be tolerated, so far as that art may serve to cure the occasional distempers of men whose constitutions are good. As those who have bad constitutions, let them die; and the sooner the better. Such men are unfit for war, for magistracy, for the management of their domestic affairs, for severe study and speculation. I f they engage in any vigorous mental exercise, they are troubled with giddiness, and fullness of the head, all which they lay to the account of philosophy. The best thing that can happen to such wretches is to have done with life at once. He quotes mythical authority in supporter of his doctrine; and reminds his disciples that the practice of scones of a sculpious, as described by Homer, extended only to the cure of external inures.

            Far different was the philosophy of Bacon. Of all the sciences, that which he seems to have regarded with the greatest interest was the science which, in Plato’s opinion, would not be tolerated in a well regulated community. To make men prefect was no part of Bacon's plan. His humble aim was to make imperfect men comfortable. The beneficence of his philosophy resembled the beneficence of the common father, whose sun rises on the evil and the good, whose rain descends for the just and the unjust. In Plato’s opinion man was made for philosophy: In Bacon’s opinion man was made for philosophy” In Bacon’s opinion philosophy was made for man; it was a means to an end; and that end was to increase the pleasures and to mitigate the pains of millions who are not and cannot be philosophers. That valetudinarian who took great pleasure in being wheeled along his terrace, who relished his boiled chicken and his week wine and water, and who enjoyed hearty laugh over the queen of Navarre’s tales should be reacted as acaput lupinum because he could not read the timeous without a headache, was notion which the humane spirit of the English school of wisdom altogether rejected. Bacon would not have thought it beneath the dignity of a philosopher to contrive an improved garden chair for such a valetudinarian, to devise some way of rendering his medicines more palatable, to invent repast which he mighty enjoy, and pillows on which he might sleep soundly; and pillows on which he might sleep soundly; and this thought there might not be the smallest hope that the mind of the poor invalid would ever rise to he contemplation of the ideal beautiful and the ideal good. As Plato had cited the religious legend of Greece to justify his contempt for the more recondite parts of the art of heeling, Bacon vindicated the dignity of the atarty by appealing to the example of Christ, and reminded man that the great physician of the soul did not disdain to be also the physicians of the body.

            When we pass from science of Medicine to that of legislation, we find the same difference between the systems of these two great men. Plato, at the commencement of the dialogue on laws, lays it down as a fundamental principle that the end of legislation is to make men virtues. It is unnecessary to point out the extravagant conclusion to which such a proposition leads. Bacon well knew to how great an extent the happiness of every society must depend on the virtue of its members; and he also knew what legislators can and what they cannot do for the purpose of promoting virtues. The views which he has given as the end of legislation, and of the principal means for that attainment of that end, has always seemed to us eminently happy, even among the many happy passages of the same kind with which his works abound........The end is the well-being of the people. The means are the imparting of moral and religious education; the providing of every thing necessary for defence against foreign enemies; the maintaining of internal order; the establishing of a judicial, financial, and commercial system, under which wealth may be rapidly accumulated and securely enjoyed.

            Even with respect to the form in which laws ought to be drawn, there is a remarkable difference of opinion between the Greek and the Englishmen. Plato thought a preamble essential’ Bacon thought it misbehaviours. Each was consistent with himself. Plato considering the moral improvement of the people as the end of legislation, justly, inferred that a law which commanded and threatened, but which neither convinced the reason, nor touched the heart, must be a most imperfect law. He was not content with deterring form theft a man who still continued to be a thief at heart, with restraining a son who hated his mother from beating his mother. The only obedience on which he set much value was the obedience which an enlightened understanding yields to reason, and which a virtuous disposition yields to precepts of virtue. He really seems to have believed that, by prefixing to every law an eloquent and pathetic exhortation, he should, to a great extent, render penal enactment superfluous.. Bacon entertained no such romantic hopes; and he well knew the practical inconveniences of the course which Plato recommended.

            Each of the great men whom we have compared intended to illustrate his system by a philosophical romance; and each left his romance imperfect. Had Plato lived to finish the cries, and a comparison between that noble fiction and the new Atlantis would probably have furnished us with still more striking instances than any which we have given. It is amusing to think with what horrors he would have seen such an institution as Solomon's house rising in his republic: with what vehemence he would have ordered the brew-houses, the perfume houses, and the dispensaries to be pulled down; and with what inexorable rigour he would have driven beyond the frontier all he fellows of the college, merchants of light and deprecators, lamps and pioneers.

            To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a God. The aim of the Baconian philosophy was to provide man with what the requires while he continues to be man. The aim of the Platonic Philosophy was to raise us far above vulgar wants. The former aim was noble; but the latter was attainable. Plato draw a good how; but like acestes in virgil, he aimed at the stars; and therefore, though there was no want of strength or skill, the sht was thrown away. His arrow was indeed followed by a track of dazzling radiance, but it struck nothing .......... Bacon fixed his eye on a mark which was placed on the earth, and within bowshot, and hit it in the white. The philosophy of Plato began in words and ended in words, noble words indeed, words such as were to be expected from the finest of the human intellects exercising bundles dominion over the finest of human languages. The philosophy of Bacon began in observations and ended in arts.

            The beast of the ancient philosophers was that their doctrines formed the minds of men to a high degree of wisdom and virtue. This was indeed the only practical good which the most celebrated of those teachers even pretended to effect; and undoubtedly, if they had affected this, they would have deserved far higher praise than if they had discovered the most salutary medicines or constructed the most powerful machines. But the truth is that, in those very matters in which aloe they professed to do any god to mankind, in those very matters for the sake of which they neglected all the vulgar interests of mankind, they did nothing or worse than nothing. They promised what was impracticable; they despised what was practicable; they filled the world with long words and long heards; and they left it as wicked and as ignorant as they found it”.

            (Literary Essays: Page 86-195)

            Macaulay is reputed to have angelic pen to write with, and judging from his writings the report papers to be based on truth. You have read the above quoted treatment of a comparison between the philosophies of Plato and Bacon. No doubt it appears like an angelic writing. How lucid. How conniving. One hundred and forty four years hence when it first appeared, its lights might have dazzled the minds of its readers with even greater brilliance. But today in the presence of the mountainous calamities, pruinus hazards and disastrous catastrophes that have appeared as a result of Bacon’s philosophy, it appears only insipid, puerile, and spurious. To us it appears what to the wounded prisoners of vanquished army, fighting for a wrong cause, might appear on r retrospection, the relics of the exhorting speech of their ambitious general.

            Macaulay has lamented the incompletion of t he philosophical reminisce of Plato and of Bacon, since the world has missed still more striking instances. We on our part have nothing to lament in this respect, for in the philosophy of Plato we are not much interested, but the new Atlantis of Bacon appears before our eyes with its minutest of features and we glare with trembling hearts at the columns of the atomic bombs rising in a city of destruction bestrewn with shops of miseries, sorrows and afflictions, and populated with miserable, cancer ridden chimeras.

(9)        The practical form of Bacon’s design and its end:-

            Bacon’s design suggested systematic and continuous scientific inquiry, generation after generation. It means accumulative, ever-increasing process. The results of this inquiry were to be applied to material exploration of the nature sources. This too was consequently to be of a nature cumulative and ever-increasing. In this quality that is the quality of ever-increasing, lay the core of the entire Baconian affair. Naturally the process of progress being ever-increasing will gradually increase in magnitude as well as extent. It will gradually occupy phase after phase of human life, and it will steadily occupy greater and greater part of man’s mind and time. This gradual increase of the occupation of man’s mind and time will cause gradual proportional expulsion of every other thought from man’s mind, partially the thought of death, religion and the other world. And the increase of progress being infinite, every other thought will be completely elapsed from man’s mind. That is what actually is happening and no extra-ordinarily keenness of sight is necessary to observe this transition. Science has gradually obtained total control of almost every phase of human life. Machines and factories have covered the entire earth and are on ever increasing both in kind and numbers. Man’s mind and time is being occupied more and more by the progress. The call of the prayer from the minarates of the mosque or the sound of the church bell is gradually yielding to the hooter of the factory and the whistle of the workman’s train. Which of the religions then will be willing to allow such a progress to sign its own warrants of exile and extinction. How then to entertain the thought of a compromise between faith and this progress as it is. It is a miracle which could not be wrought. They, who might think of living without faith, ought to know the impossibility of man’s existence without faith in a world with such weapons and such contest to be found in this science-guided age. Faith, moral order and other world lines are the basic requisites for existence of humanity in such a world.

            And because this process of progress is ever-increasing, therefore are its problems of nature ever-increasing also. Transition from capitalism to Socialism, that is from the shallow to the deeper Baconian hell, is an example of solving its problems. The unequal division of wealth and the class distinction that resulted from industrialised capitalism have necessitated the evolution of a system of apparent equality and no individual property, and also no religion. And because this progress is ever-increasing, with its ever-increasing number of machines and factories, therefore its demands of energy also are of a nature for-ever-increasing. So that with amazing speed it has nearly consumed all the available success of energy with its demands of energy with its demands of energy still increasing. And because the harmless success of energy is nearly exhausted, this world has two alternatives now before it. Either to close up this universal economico-industrial set up and face a temporary famine, or to restore to the use of atomic energy and face total annihilation. There is absolutely no possibility of protection either against the atomic bombs, or the radiations of the reactors the atomic-energy-for-peace. Although this world at present is the victim of false hopes and baseless optimism about the possibility, rather certainty of a triumph of science over this problem of energy, as well as the problem of safety and protection from the atomic phenomena, yet the actual facts stand at odds against such hopes. Such hopes as these are entertained by those only who are ignorant of science reality. And what is generally forgotten is the time factor. The clouds of atomic danger are hickering on the horizons of mankind with incredible speed. And no centuries, and no millenniums are there at the disposal for scientific research. On the other hand this Baconian progress has failed to appease the hunger of mankind, while the Baconian dream of man’s dominion over nature has been shattered by the atomic phenomena. Ask the atomist and he will tell you that man at present stands like a helpless, and contemptible dwarf against the fiery giant atumbumb, in danger of being consumed by that giant any moment. nature at last is proved to be too formidable a prey for the presuming posterity of Adam. And now it appears that it has some thoughts of teaching this mankind a lesson for unreasonable presumptions beyond their capacity. Mankind however appears to be in a mode of notification fused with a fear of helplessness.

            This quality of ever-increasing which was regarded as an admirable feature of modern scientific inquiry, has proved ultimately to be its real bane. Macaulay exulted in Baconian philosophy in the following words:-

            “It is a philosophy which never rests, which has never attained, which is never perfect. It is progress. A point which yesterday was invisible is its goal today, and will be its starting post tomorrow”.

            (Literary Essays page 297-88)

            Remember that the adoption of atomic energy is no solution of the problem of energy. It is just as to take to poisoned food in the absence of healthy one. Yet the factor of ever-increasing progress will oblige you to adopt atomic energy to your ruin.

(10)      The Progress of Baconian design and its end:-

            Baconian design en suggested systematic, a continuous scientific inquiry, and its application to material exploitation of the secrets of nature. Steam was discovered and employed for locomotion. Then electricity was discovered and employed few various purposes. And indeed scientific discovery and material application moved parallel to each other, till the course of scientific inquiry reached the atomic phenomenon. A closer examination reveals that the scientific inquiry in its course has advanced only in the lines that promised material gain, and never a line has been furthered for merely the sake of gaining knowledge purely for the sake of knowledge. There is also a belief in the eternity of this process of progress. It is regarded that this progress will go on for-ever through five-yearly plans. And indeed this progress is recognised as the sloe business of man. The world is utterly, entirely, completely engrossed in it. But the world is in error regarding the eternity of this progress. Obviously it has approached its end. The three current elements, namely, slander of religion, engrossment in wealth-accumulation and a belief in the eternity of this progress will, like the three ingredients of dynamite, when mixed up, explode with the difference only that the explosion will not be of chemical but atomic, that is nuclear nature.

(11)      Quran's view on Bacon’s design:-

            The Quran has taken a very serious view of Baconian design, and has predicted the appearance of atomic hell form it and the consumption of the Baconian world by the flames of to atomic fire. No doubt it is surprising to see the Baconian atomism characterised, and declared as the source of atomic hell. and the atomic phenomenon characterised and atomic bomb portrayed by a book of religion fourteen centuries ago in an age of no sciences, and no expectation ever of the revival of atomism anywhere in the world in any age Just read:-

            “Woe to every back-biter, defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal (will) for ever remain with him) Nay, for verily, he will be cast into Al-Hotama. And what could teach thee what Al-Hotama is? It is fire of Allah kindled, which leapeth up onto the hearts. It is (a fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns”.

                                    (Quran-104-Al-Homaza)

            No better description of Baconian philosophy, Bacon’s design and the atomic phenomenon is possible not only in any pre-modern age, but even in this present age itself, when the atomic phenomenon is before the very eyes of the world, and when knowledge is touching is highest pinnacles. No doubt Einstein, Rutherford, and Russell is missed to appreciate such a wonder. It is taken me a full volume to explain the scientific side of the prophecy of the Quran. Here we will briefly touch every point in reference to Bacon’s philosophy:-

(a)        The Quran says :-

            “Back-biter- defamer”.

            Atomism itself, whether ancient or modern Baconian, in a glaring example of back-biting and dreaming against the doctrinal aspects of revealed faith. Besides this, the modern Baconian culture itself is steeped in slander to t its tongue. and pen. The rational criticism, the criterion of judgement in this age has been cankered into calumny, while the spiritual and miraculous side of divine scriptures according to this modern rationalism is utterly false and mere superstition, besides these intellectualised forms of columny, the word propaganda has in this age assumed special meanings of slander. The habit of universal slander could be witnessed, everywhere and everywhere as distinctive characteristic feature of this age. From every pen, and from every tongue, in every language and in every dialect, in every assembly and in every gathering, in every house and in every habitation, you will hear slander. Tongues engaged in slander, the whole slander and notion but the slander and presenting a peculiar universal spectacle fit for a daunt to describe. This Baconian philosophy is characteristically and exclusively possessed by the spirit of slander.

(b)        The Quran says:-

            “He ammasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future).

            No better description and definition of this Baconian systematic, organised, ever-increasing, and infinite process of wealth acquirement and wealth-accumulation could be expected. No need appears to spend more words on this factor except that this is a peculiar, particular and distinctive feature of this particular age, and it distinguishes this age from every other age of the past. This is the age of systematic and continued wealth-accumulation distinctively. And there exists discernible difference between the individual and sporadic instances of wealth-accumulation in the Premodern ages, and the systematic, collective and universal system of wealth-accumulation of this Baconian age.

(c)        The Quran says:-

            “He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal, (that is his wealth will for ever remain with him”).

            The general and universal belief of the people of this age in the continued eternity of this present process of wealth-accumulation is no hidden secret. So blind is their faith in this respect that even all these most manifest hazards that threaten the very existence of this Baconian mankind have not the least effect on them. They may still e heard to cry with Galileo in chorus, “all the same it continues “.But the Quran has other views about it:-

(d)        The Quran says:-

            “Nay, for ever will verily be cast into Al-Hotama (the crusher)”.

            The belief of the slandering-wealth-accumulator in the eternity of wealth that is the belief of this Baconian age in the eternity of this Baconian age in the eternity of this Baconian process of progress is repudiated by the Quran. Nay, says the Quran, he will without fail be cast into Al-Hotama, both he and his wealth to be consumed and ground to powder. For Al-Hotama literally means the crusher. The truth of this assertion of the Quran now papers before this world in the most unambiguous form of the atomic rusher, ready any moment to crush both the people of this Baconian age and all their accumulated wealth. But Mark the phonetic and functional identity that exists between the atoma of the scientist and the hotama of the Arabic Quran. Not only the phonetic resemblance is there between the two words but also crushing is particular distinguishing characteristics, characteristic which distinguishes the atomic that is the nuclear phenomenon from every to her phenomenon, chemical, electrical. The atomic energy is generated by crushing the binding of atomic nucleus. The crushing of atomic nucleus means absolute crushing defying any attempt at the rearrangement. Atomic phenomenon every way is a crusher.

(e)        The Quran says:-

            “What could teach thee what Al-Hotama is?”.

            The interrogative mode implied the terribleness and complexity for the phenomenon of atomic origin. The terribleness of the atomic I phenomenon, is such as defies expression no Shakespeare, no Milton was there to describe the atomic horrors and claim perfection. And it is a lengthy tale of woe. The complexity. and intricacy of atomic phenomena is such that, if the question, “What could teach thee what the atomic science is” put to the knowing scientist. is answer will invariably will be, “nothing”.

(f)        “The Quran says:-

            “It is fire of Allah enkindled”.

            No doubt the atomic fire is afire of retribution. It was the punishment for the evils above mentioned, the nucleus of the cell, the basic a unto of life, while radiations may be observed to have a particular attraction for the heat and all that which is related to heart in a living body, in comparison to the nerves and muscles and the brain.

(h)        The Quran says:-

            “It is afire closed in on them”.

            No doubt the atomic fire whose certain peculiarly characteristic features of encompassing. Radiations keep guard ever the victims. The genetic effects of radiation encompass their victims to generations secretly. And there are so many other factors besides that prove this particular characteristic of atomic fire.

(I)        The Quran say:-

            “In outstretched columns”.

            The column of the atomic bomb explosion, is an emblematic feature. Besides this the world of radiations maybe regarded as world of columns. The four centimetre rise to fan Alpha Particle when regarded in proportion to its tiny size could e regarded as a column. A foot ball rising to a height in the same proportion to its diameter would disappear in the higher regions of outer space. The cosmic radiation presents a spectacle of columns with heights that may cause human mind to reel.

(12)      Bacon’s misunderstanding about the philosophy:-

            Bacon might have though that his philosophy would redeem mankind from the double tyranny, that is, that of the Christian church, and that of the cruel human wants and needs of life. But in place of the tyranny of the church, he imposed on mankind a tyranny in the form of the economico-industrial system, and the ever-increasing intensity of appetite, that proved to be even severer. Again, how often he would have imagined a world, appearing the result of his philosophy, full of natural saints and cosmic mystics and terrestrial friars that sat engrossed in the contemplation of the works of God, discovering secrets of nature and turning them to the advantage of mankind in an earthy paradise in which flowed rivers of milk and honey, in an atmosphere free from law or courts, crime or criminals, since the root of every evil, namely want had vanished. But, alas, instead, Bacon’s philosophy created a species of human locusts that devoured everything on earth that came in their way and tended toward the blazing flames of Baconian hell, that is the atomic hell, the logical and scientific consequences of Baconian atomism.

CHAPTER (VII)

BACONIAN AND SATANIC METHOD OF SEDUCTION IDENTICAL

Satan’s temptation according to Bible is as follows:-

            “And the serpents aid unto the women ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye sat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil”.

                                         (Bible- Genesis-III-4-5)

Satan's temptation according to the Quran is as follows:-

            “The devil whispered to him saying: O Adam! Shall I show thee the tree of impartiality and power that wasteth not away? Then they twain ate thereof, so that their shame became apparent unto them, and t hey began to hide by heaping on themselves some of the leaves of the garden”.

            (Quran 20x120-121)

And:-

            “Then Satan whispered to them that he might manifest unto them that which was hidden form them of their shame, and he said: Your Lord forbade this tree only lest ye should become angles or become of the immortals. And he swore unto them (saying): Lo! I am a sincere advisor unto you. Thus did helped them on with guile”,

            (Quran 7x 20-22)

Bacon’s temptation in the light of his design may be recorded as follows:-

            “Bacon trumpeted to the posterity of Adam, saying “O Mankind, you were commanded by God to pursue natural philosophy, and he forbade you the pursuit of a moral philosophy. But you reserved the edict by denying you the natural philosophy and its fruits, and taking to moral philosophy, and you disobeyed the command of your Lord. Pursue therefore now the curse of natural philosophy and you will establish your dominion over nature like that of God himself. And all the secrets of nature will be revealed to you. You will see everything, and you will hear everything, and this earth will be changed into as good a paradise as from which your progenitor was expelled, and it will be a paradise of fruits in which rivers of milk and honey will flow”.

            (For reference read Bacon design, a short history by C.J.Webb page 111-113)

            Adam harkened to the word of Satan and was expelled from the paradise and was cast into the earth for trial, in miseries, sorrows, tears, fears, afflictions, and hope of regaining paradise and apprehension of eternal hell in the next world. Adam’s posterity hearkened to the word of Bacon, and has seen this world changed into a hell of misery with manifest expectations of its being soon changed into a hell of fire, with the probability of eternal punishment in the atomic hell of the next eternal world, since the causes of the appearance of this Baconian atomic hell in this world and of the punishment in the eternal atomic hell in the next eternal worked (as are given by the Quran) are  as identical as are the methods of temptation used by Bacon and by Satan.

 

CHAPTER- VIII

QURAN VERSUS BACON ON MORAL AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY

            At the time when Shakespeare’s Macbeth, was being staged at London's globe theatre or at Black fire in a atmosphere of sorrow and hate at the sight of the cold-blooded murder of Duncan the king of Scotland by treacherous Macbeth, when tears rolled down the checks of many soft-hearted spectators at Mac duff’s wailing” , O Banquo Banqui! our royal master is murdered and when even the actors that acted Macbeth and lady Macbeth were being regarded by the audience with hate and with anger, exactly at that time or near about, and in the same city a murder was being committed that was without the least-shadow of doubt, a murder of a nature far more sacrilegious, far more beanies, and of exceedingly far-reaching consequences indeed the kind of a murder, that even if all the murders that were committed from China to the present-day on this earth were combined together, they were  to be outweighed by that single act of felony. Such indeed was that murder. And yet it was not committed by a sword. Pen only was used, and was achieved in two brief a passage. On e consisting of seventy five words. The other of ninety-six. Following are the passages:-

            “It was not the pure knowledge of nature and universality, a knowledge by the light where of men did give names unto other creatures in paradise, as they were brought before him, according unto their properties, which gave occasion to the fall: but it was the proud knowledge of good and evil, with an intent in man to give law unto himself, and to depend no more upon God’s commandments, which was the form of temptation”.

(Bacon’s Advancement of Learning, the first book- page 5-6)

(2)        “Again, the first act which man performed in paradise consisted of two summary parts of knowledge, the view of creatures, and the imposition of names. As for knowledge which induced the fall, it was, as was touched before, not the natural knowledge of creatures, but the moral knowledge of good and evil, wherein the supposition was, that God’s commandments or prohibitions were not the originals of good and evil but that they had other beginnings, which man aspired to know; to the end to make a total defection from God and to depend wholly upon himself”.

            (Bacon’s advancement of learning, the first book page 45-6)

            O Mankind, mankind, the revealed religion of God, that is the religion of Abraham, and Moses and Jesus and Mohammad, Peace be upon them, has  been murdered in these two above-quoted brief passages. And also, the religion of Buddha and Krishna, nay any religion worth the name that ever existed on earth has been murdered. Humanity has been murdered. Morality has been b murdered. In short the whole truth has been murdered. Pentateuch of Moses, Psalms of David, Gospel of Jesus, and the Quran of Mohammad has been murdered. Bacon has condemned moral philosophy as vain, impious innovation of man, and forbidden by God. While it is impossible to think of religion without moral philosophy. If Bacon’s concept of natural philosophy be true, then all the revealed Scriptures of God ought to have been the retises on natural philosophy which they are not. They are rather, one and all, the first and the last, basically the treatises on moral philosophy, with natural philosophy as a mere handmaid of moral philosophy and regulated by its rules. Bacon thus obviously has condemned all the scriptures of God which claim to contain the will of God. The readers of Bacon’s works might have overlooked these passages, just as the pioneers of atomism at the time of the renaissance had hoped to segregate the atheistic part f atomism from its scientific part and had failed. Our opinion is that every part of the philosophy that was produced y that mind which penned these two passages in question, should be regarded with suspicion, and we can now see that Baconian progress inspite of its apparent dissociation from the doctrinal aspect of Bacon’s philosophy has resulted in misery and destruction. Also Bacon has said that man went away from God and depended wholly upon himself by adopting moral philosophy. Our observation is to the contrary tather. Bacon’s philosophy has shown this effect.

            When we see the passages, of Bacon minutely, we find the following points:-

(1)        God commanded natural philosophy to Adam in paradise.

(2)        Fall of Adam occurred not due to natural philosophy, but due to his knowledge of good and evil.

(3)        Adam pursued the knowledge of good and evil in order to give himself the law.

(4)        The knowledge of good and evil was forbidden by God to Adam.

(5         Commandments and prohibitions of God were not the originals of good and evil, but that they had other beginnings, which man aspired to know, to the end to go entirely away form God and to depend wholly upon himself.

            All this means, that the commandments and prohibitions of God are not based on the principle of good and evil, and that the theory of religion, that the commandments and prohibitions of God are based on good and evil, “do ye good and ward off evil”.  is wrong. And also that because Adam was expelled from paradise for his eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which was forbidden, therefore to pursue moral philosophy and to gain the knowledge of good and evil meant to repeat the first transgression of Adam and thus defy God’s prohibition. It is hard to believe that Bacon could have said these things. The whole thing appears as preposterous. But if words have any relation to meanings, then it is hard to deny the truth of these allegations, however unbelievable they may appear. The works of Bacon are still extant and may be read to confirm the truth or otherwise of these statements which go much against Bacon in the presence of the dreadful results of Bacon's philosophy.

            Bacon has asserted that God’s command to man was to pursue natural philosophy (science), and that man in disobedience to God’s commands took to moral philosophy that was prohibited. It is an interesting postulate for the thoughtful persons to imagine, what type of that world would be, in which people would excessively pursue the natural philosophy, and act a tact of moral philosophy to exist therein. It is a strange postulate, and that would be a strange world, and that would be strange species that would inhabit such a world. Not human begins at least. Nor in any way angelic.

            When we look a little too minutely into the Baconian doctrine of all natural and no moral philosophy, natural philosophy as the command of God to man, and moral philosophy, forbidden by God, it clearly are as that the fall of a man on earth has been regarded as final, without any thought of resurrection or judgement or life in the other world. We have no means too ascertain whether to Bacon himself this issue of the affair ever occurred. For no moral philosophy means no thought of good and evil. No thought of good and evil means no possibility of trail. No trial means no judgement. No judgement means no resurrection. No resurrection means no other world. And all this means no truth. No truth in religion. A very interesting postulate, however appears, if a world of all natural philosophy and no a moral philosophy is supposed according to Baconian doctrine. The postulates are, how, on what criterion would men be judged in case the resurrection made its appearance, in the absence of moral factor. Would the men be judged on the basic of worldly success? Whatever be the case, certainly the law of some kind would make its appearance and make its necessity known. What would then Bacon say to it.

QURAN ON MORAL PHILOSOPHY

            Quran like every true scripture of God has based its philosophy on morality.

The Prophet of Islam, Peace be upon him, gave out the purpose of his prophetic mission as the perfection of moral virtue.

            God, according to the Quran, said to Adam on Latter’s fall:-

            “God down, all of you (to the earth) from hence; but verily cometh unto you form me a guidance; and whose followeth my guidance, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. But they who disbelieve, and deny our revelations, such are rightful owners of l fire. They will abide thin”.

            (Quran 2x38-39)

            This promised guidance we have seen in the form of a Scriptures through the messengers of God. And all of it has been based on moral philosophy, depreciating always man’s love for this transient world and its wealth against the next world.

QURAN’S DESIGN OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY

            The creation itself, according to the Quran is based on the principle of moral philosophy, and predestined for moral attainment, moral judgement, and trial. Opposite qualities, darkness against light, cold against hot, and good against evil, etc. being the prerequisites of trial and judgement constitute the foundation on which this creation is raised. Balance being another accessory has been adopted, and every thing may be seen created with certain measure. Natural philosophy indeed is there and is conspicuous but this itself is regulated by moral principles and has been created only subservient to moral philosophy. In the following we give the moral design of the Quran in twelve passage from the Quran.

(1)        “Praise be to Allah who hath created the heavens and the earth, and ordained the darkness and light”.

            (Quran 6x11)

(2)        “Hath created death and life to prove which of you will be most righteous in deeds”.

            (Quran 67x2)

(3)        “And hath appointed the balance”.

            (Quran 55x7)

(4)        “Just balances will be set up for the day of resurrection, neither shall any soul be wronged in aught; though were a work but of the weight of a grain of mustard seed, we would bring it forth (to be weighted) ; and we suffice for reckons”,

            (Quran 21x47)

(5)        “That is in the balance ye should not transgress". Weight therefore with fairness, and scant not the balance”.

            (Quran 55x8-09)

(6)        “We verily sent our messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the scripture and the balance, that mankind many observe right measure”.

            (Quran 57x25)

(7)        “Now hath come unto you light form Allah and a plain scripture whereby Allah guideth him who seeketh his good pleasure unto paths of pace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path”.

                                       (Quran 5x15-16)

(8)        “We verily sent Our messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the scripture and the balance, that mankind may observe right measure, and He revealed iron, wherein is mighty power and many uses for mankind, and that Allah may know him who helpeth Him and his messengers, though unseen. Lo! Allah is strong, Al-mighty”,

            (Quran 57x25)

             (9)       “Lo! Allah enjoineth justice and kindness and forbiddeth laedness. He exhorteth you in order that ye may t take head. And fulfil the covenant of Allah when ye have covenanted, and break not your oaths after the assertion of them, and after you have made Allah surety over you. Lo! Allah knoweth what ye do”.

            (Quran 16x90-91)

(10)      “Lo! Worship prerserveth from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of Allah is more important. And Allah knoweth what ye do”.

            (Quran 29x45)

(11)      “Lo! The noblest of you in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct”.

            (Quran 49x13)

(12)      “Successful are the believers, who are humble in their prayers. Who shun vain conversation. Who are payers of poor due. Who guard their modesty save from their wives, or the (slaves) that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy, but who craveth beyond that, such are transgressors--and who are shephereds of their pledge and their covenant. Who pay heed to the prayers? These earth heirs who will inherit paradise. There they will abide”.

(Quran 23x1-11)

Quran on Baconian Natural Philosophy:-

            The basis of religion is on moral philosophy as may be seen from the above-quoted design. that is the Quran’s design of moral philosophy. The necessity of natural philosophy too being undeniable and indispensable is recognised by the Quran just as it is recognised by every scripture and every religion, though only as a necessity, and also as an agency subservient to moral philosophy. But we are here concerned with a particular form of natural philosophy, namely the Baconian natural philosophy which is pursued exclusively for materialistic ands purely for the attainment of the things of this world. No religion allowed such a view, nor did the Quran. In the following we quote the views of the Quran regarding Baconian natural philosophy against Moral philosophy in twelve passage of the Quran with explanations”-

(1)        “Say: Shall we inform you who will be the greatest loser by their works? Those are they who disbelieve in the revelations of their Lord and in the meeting with him. Therefore their works are vain and on the day of resurrection we assign no weight to them. That is their reward. hell, because they disbelieved, and made jest of Our revelations and our messengers”.

            (Quran 18x104-107)

These achievements of science, these accumulations of wealth, these wordy facilities and these physical comforts that have accrued from Baconian philosophy being the sole object of peoples life and being contrary to the religious concept due to the complete engrossment in the world, and complete forgetfulness of the next world, and being the things to perish within this world, could not be hoped to be credited with any weight on the day of resurrection and judgement. Hell therefore shall be the reward of the works that carried no weight on that day. Nay, so perfect is the example of this Baconian age, that Hell has appeared even within this very world, and this world now is in readiness to be consumed by the flames of the atomic hell, the logical and scientific result of the process of Baconian atomism and the Baconian design. As far as the question of disbelieving in the revelations of God is concerned, the people of this Baconian age are not even willing to believe in the atomic hell which now appears before their very eyes, not to speak of God’s revelations which only appear in the Scriptures. The question of making a jest of God’s revelations and his messengers is no hidden secret in this age. Scriptures are regarded as fardels of ancient, outmoded superstition, religion is regarded as opium and hindrance to progress and as retrogression. Jesus Christ has been declared by some great Baconian researches as only a mythical fiction. No doubt religion today is a matter of jest, and everyone thinks this philosophy of progress as most correct, and is full of joy little thinking that these achievements are not only themselves vanishable, but will also become the means, of the destruction of this would.

(2)        “See they not that Allah enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and straitength (it for whom He will). Lo! herein indeed are portents for folk who believe. So give to the kinsman his duty, and to the needy, and to the wayfarer. That is best for those who seek Allah’s countenance. and such are they who are successful. That which ye give in usury in order that it may increase on (other) people’s property hath no increase with Allah; but that which ye give in charity, seeking Allah’s countenance, hath increase manifold”,

            (Quran 30x37-39)

            No one in this age of Baconian struggle for material utility is prepared to believe that the distribution of provision as in Allah’s hands. Rather everybody t thought it as the result of one’s personal ability and endeavour. Charity is vanished because no one today can even think that he has surplus to impart to the needy. Rather everybody feels needy. Usury is the basic factor of this Baconian culture. We, however, are citing these examples from the Quran not to show little participators, but only the general rends of the Quran respecting this Baconian philosophy and the culture which is based on it.

(3)        “They know only the appearance of the world, and are heedless of the hereafter. have they pondered upon themselves? Allah created not the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, save with truth and for a destined end. About truly of mankind are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord”.

            (Quran 30x7-8)

            This Baconian mankind. That is these followers of Bacon’s exclusively materialistic philosophy, as may be seen, know only the outward appearance of the world. The purpose of life which they have set before them namely, the infinite progress, and progress only, is at variance with the purpose which the Quran has set for man. And no doubt, there is no real thought of or practical belief in the resurrection and the next life. The entire Baconian world is utterly engrossed in the world, panting, wheezing, chaffing, perspiring, freeting, as the sole purpose of their life, so that everyone needs and wants every thing, and struggles to have it, by hook, or by crook, and on the principle of door ride. Baconian mission in itself has succeeded. Though its success is its failure. It is just as to say to he has succeeded. But in what? In reaching the hell. The Baconian enterprise likewise has succeeded. But in what? Just in reaching the Baconian hell.

(4)        “By the age, Lo! Man is in a state of loss, save those who believed and do good works and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance”.

            (Quran 103x1-3)

            If then the truth is the truth of Baconian materialism and seeking wealth and spherical comforts, and the endurance means the endurance in the worldly struggle, then the people of this age may be ranked as the saints of the highest order, and the heirchs and martyrs, but if by the truth is meant what which was understood by those who were the first recipients of the Quran, and by the exhortation is meant that which they did, then of course the people of this Baconian age are the losers of the highest order without precedent in human history. The Quran has meant by the truth in this instance, the truth of God’s religion, and by the endurance, the endurance in religion. No allusion is made to the worldly matters. The truth and endurance to which therefore the first recipients of the Quran wee found exhorting each other was a matter purely of religion.

(5)        “The life of the world is but a sport and a pastime. And if ye believe and ward of (evil), he will give your wages, and will not ask of you your worldly wealth”.

            (Quran 47x36)

            The entire theme of Baconian philosophy is confined to the life of the world, which in the sight of the Quran is only a sport and pastime. Belief and warding off evil is advised by the Quran as more preferable and has its peculiar wages. This sign (verse) of the Quran is an exemplary specimen of Quran’s view is an ex natural in relation to moral philosophy.

(6)        “Now whatever ye have been given is but a passing comfort for the life of the world, and that which Allah hath is better and more lasting for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord”

            (Quran 42x36)

            The whole Baconian philosophy revolves rude the passing comfort of the life of the world. With God is some thing which is besides the matter of this world, and that is faith in God and good works, to wit, the religion. This is another example of natural against the moral in the sight of the Quran.

(7)        “Wealth and children are no ornament of life of the world. But the good deeds which endure are better in they Lord's sight for reward, and other in respect of hope”.

            (Quran 18x46)

            Baconian philosophy being restricted to wealth and children, has to be do nothing with the type of the good deeds as are mentioned by the Quran. This is yet another example of natural in relation to moral according to the Quran.

(8)        “And it is not your wealth nor your children that will bring you near unto Us, but he who beleiveth and doeth good (he daraweth near). And for such, threir's will be twofold reward for what they did, and they will dwell secure in lofty halls”.

            (Quran 34x37)

            In this age of Baconian culture, however, wealth and nothing but wealth is the source of honour. Poverty is regarded as the most mortifying curse of all the curses that had a name. A paragan of virtue, or the one most learned on art, is most likely to cut a sorry figure, without respect, honour, grace or dignity if he has no wealth, but the wretchedest thing that ever caused blisters on the breast of this earth with his feet, is reckoned as the worthiest, most honourable if he is known to have a large sum of money, even without any regard to the means by which that sum had bee gained. This is in exact accord with Baconian basis. In the sight of the Quran, however, he who beleives and does good is worthy of honour, and is nearer to the presence of God. This again is an example of natural moral according to the Quran's view.

(9)        Beautified for mankind is love for joys (that come) from women and offsprings, and stored up heaps of gold and silver, and horses branded (with their mark), and horses branded (with their mark), and cattle and land. That is comfort of the life of the world. Allah, with him is a more excellent abode. say: Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those who keep from evil, with their l Lord are gardens underneath which rivers flow, and pure companions, and contentment from Allah. Allah is seer of His bondsmen, those who say: Our Lord, Lo! We believe. So forgive us our sins and guard us from the punishment of fire. The steadfast, and the truthful, and the obedient, those who spend (and hoard not), those who pray for pardon in the watches of the night".

            (Quran 3x14-17)

            More than the eloquence or ability of Bacon, the real cause of the immediate and universal acceptance of His philosophy was this love of the things of the world which is inherent in the nature of man. The other cause no doubt was the disappointment of the west over their religion. We have in this above quoted passage of the Quran yet another example of Quran's view of the natural against the moral philosophy.

(10) "O Ye who believe, when the call is heard for the prayer of the day of congregation, haste unto remembrance of Allah and leave your trading. That is better for you if ye did but know. And when the prayer is ended, then disperse in the land and seek of Allah's bounty, and remember Allah much, that ye may be successful. But when they spy some merchandise or pastime they break away to tit and leave thee (O Prophet) standing. Say: That which Allah hath is better than pastime and better than merchandise, and Allah is best of the providers".

            (Quran 62x9-11)

            Here the performance has been shown to religious, and moral against the material and natural, and repeatedly is being told that there is difference between the things of this world and that which is with Allah. Indeed the things of the world are the things of the world, but that which is with Allah is gained through religious duty and observation of morality.

(11)      "Then verily We shall question those unto whom (our message) hath been sent and verily We shall question the messengers. then verily We shall narrate unto them (the event) with knowledge, for verily we were not absent (when it came to pass). The weighting on that day is the true (weighting) .As for those whose scale is heavy, they are the successful. And as for those whose scale is lighthouse are they who lose their souls because they disbelieved Our revelations".

            (Quran 7x6-9)

            This is about the day of resurrection. Neither riches, nor the material things of the word are to be weighed on the pattern of this material world. Deeds will be weighed. The spirit of deeds will have weight. What weight could be assigned on that day to men's endeavors to produce wealth in this Baconian progress. To conclude that no weight could be assigned on the day of judgments to this Baconian progress. Rather weight will be assigned to religious and moral deeds and the acts of charity and humanity.

(12)      "Thine withdraw form him who fleeth from our remembrance and desireth but the life of the world. Such is their sum of knowledge. Lo! Thy Lord is best aware of him who strayeth, and He is best aware of him who goeth right".

            (Quran 53x29)

            The Baconian philosophy has no concern with God's remembrance. The Baconian progress leaves neither mind, nor time for the remembrance of God, and no doubt this Baconian philosophy and this Baconian progress, and this Baconian culture is a matter of the life of this world alone. Do you think that you will superimpose Islam on this Baconian progress and thus will affect a balance between the material and spiritual, and between this world and the next world. Then you are mistaken. You are the victim of the grossest misunderstanding. This Baconian progress is a witch which yields to no spiritual enchantment. But the Islamic world has perused in the Quran since its revelation, the punishment of wealth-accumulation, and belief in the eternity of riches in the hell of Al-Hotama (Quran 104-Al-Homaza). Yet the Islamic world has gone headlong into this Baconian progress which is the exact interpretation of the chapter of the Quran alluded to above. And now that I have pointed out this great prophecy of the Quran, and have interpreted it in the clearest of terms, still it is difficult to guess what will be the attitude of the followers of the Quran regarding this miracle of the Quran.

BACON:

"So weary held and wise

That, as it was said, he scarce received

For Gospel what the church believed".

            This is too spurious a praise for him and too poor accompaniment. Bacon stands too high towering with his head in the clouds. He did not only not receive for Gospel what the church believed, but he lay his hand on the very root-of the Gospel and caused it to wither in a moment. He drew all the world towards him by the magical sound of his trumpet while God and his prophets stood looking with amazement. And he conquered the entire world without striking a blow and without entering into a single controversy. Indeed, he achieved with chalk, what napoleons and Alexanders and failed to achieve with sword and with flame. Yet we are doubtful whether our praise of Bacon could ever reach the true mark or somewhere near it. Words of praise just lose their significance when Cabn is the ark. Alas! But our indignation against him subsides to sorrow and pity for his great misfortune, and even he afflictions of the nature in his life.

 

CHAPTER-IX

RELATIVE VIEWS OF BACON AND QURAN ON MATERIAL UTILITY

            The basic difference between the views of Bacon and Quran on the point of material utility is, that whereas to Bacon the a material utility is the end without any consideration of the next world, to Quran the material utility is a means only to serve the end which is he next life. As for the end of Bacon's philosophy, though we can clearly see, yet we will cite Macaulay's view as follows:-

            "The chief peculiarity of Bacon's philosophy seems to us to have been this that it aimed at things altogether different from those which his predecessors had proposed to themselves. This was his own opinion........The more we think, it will appear that this is the real clue to his whole system, and that he used means different from those used by other philosophers, because he wished to arrive at an end altogether different from theirs. What then was the end which Bacon propped to himself? It was to use his own emphatic expression, "Fruit". It was the multiplying of human enjoyments, and the mitigating of human sufferings. It was the relief of man's state ........ This was the object of all his speculations in every department of science, in natural philosophy, in legislation, in politics, in morals. Two words from the key of the Baconian doctrine, utility and progress".

            (Literary essays page 276-277)

            Indeed Bacon's philosophy is opposed to every philosophy and every religion. Bacon has given out, fruit as the end of his philosophy. Macaulay points to utility and progress, which has been achieved by means of contrivances. Mechanical contrivances, economical contrivances, social and political contrivances. It may further be seen that exemplary success has been achieved in the object of the Baconian philosophy, namely, the material advantage for the life of the world. But because the Baconian philosophy has completely ignored the next world, and it was impossible for Baconian philosophy not to ignore the next world, the Quran has a prophetic pronouncement to make regarding the Baconian clutter. It says, their endeavours will become fruitless. Their contrivances will become vain. And they will be cast into fire, just read:-

            "Whoso desireth the life of the world and its pomp, we shall prepay them their deeds therein, and therein they shall not be wronged. Those are they for whom is naught in the hereafter save the fire (All) that they contrive here is vain and (all) that they are wont to do is fruitless".

            (Quran 11x15-16)

            See, the Quran has given out the Baconian philosophy of Fruit and fruitless. No doubt even if no atomic hazards had appeared, and this mankind was suffered to die a natural death, then too all this success of Baconian philosophy would have been regarded as vain and fruitless, being only worldly and also ungodly. But now, it is miraculous that the atomic factor has appeared to render these contrivances vain, and to make this fruit fruitless. The Quran also has predicted the destruction of this Baconian  atomic culture in the flames of atomic hell.

SECTION-1

QURAN'S CODE OF MATERIAL UTILITY:-

            As far as the utility of God's bounties is concerned, God is not averse to his creature's partaking of his bounties which h has created for their use but the conditions are that, they give thanks, and they neither are so engrossed in the material utility as to make it the sole purpose of their life, nor they forget their duty to their God, or the thought of the next world, their actual and eternal abode as against this world which is old transient and subservient to the next world.

            That the material utility of this transient works is transient. The prince and the slave have both to leave this world. And that certain rivalry exits between ma's love of this world and his love of God. And that we should say that almost exclusive temptation for man's disbelief and infidelity has been and still is, and shall for-ever to the love of the is world and its wealth. A Muslim therefore while considering Quran's licence of material utility ought to keep these factors always in his mind, or else he must be prepared to meet he dire consequences of this neglect. We will now give in the following the philosophy of the Quran regarding the material utility of this transient world in a manifest array:-

(a)        According to the Quran the appearance of the good things, food, apparel, gardens, a palaces, and other means of luxury, is the representative display of the bounties extant in the next eternal world. Just as the garden is the representation of paradise, "gardens beneath which rivers flow", and fire is the remainder of hell-fire. If therefore, the believers partake of God's bounties on earth, provided they fulfill the conditions of faith, the gracious and generous Allah is not only to averse to it, but is also pleased. The Quran says:-

            "Say! Who hath forbidden the adornment of Allah which He hath brought forth for bondsmen, and the good things of his providing? Say": Such on the day of resurrection will be only for those who believed during the life of the world. Thus do We detail Our revelations for people who have knowledge. Say" My Lord only forbiddeth indecencies, such as of them as are apparent and such as are within, and sin and wrongful oppression, and that ye associate with Allah that for which no warrant hath been revealed, and that ye tell concerning Allah that which ye know not".

            (Quran 7x32-33)

            The style and the language of this above-quoted passage, "who hath forbidden the adornment etc.?" is a clear inception that it alludes to he practice of monasticism and hermitage, and could in no way be made, a sanction for a life of complete engrossment in the material world, or engrossment in this modern material progress, just as the sensualists of the Epicurean period had claimed for their short and merry life of debauch the sanction of Epicurean principle, that pleasure is the chief good, at which alone it is reasonable to aim. In order to give short shrift to this argument, it is sufficient to enunciate that the person of the Holy y Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, having been declared by the Quran as a model and perfect specimen for the followers could not t be seen to have amply utilized this particular licence of the Quran throughout his prophetic career. Throughout his ;prophetic career he lived a life of poverty. A life that brokered on a life of self-abnegation. It is apparent that there must be some weighty considerations that appeared as a check on the apparent liberty allowed by the Quran. There must be conditions set by the Quran. There must be considerations worth-while keeping in mind.

            And not only the sacred person of the prophet himself, but also his disciples, men taught and trained by him, could be seen to follow the example of the prophet in this respect. Whey on earth Hazrat Omar Razi Allah ho taa'la unho the second Caliph, and the absolute emperor of an empire that could be as envy of any monarch, went in a shirt that had no less than fourteen patches on? Why was he seen usually sitting on the steps of the mosque, supping there and inviting the passers by to a meal that appeared to be repulsive to even the men of the most meager means? And why would his answer be to those who questioned him for that severe austerity, “that he feared lest on the Day of Judgment Allah might say, “Omer! thou hadst enough of thy share in thy life in the world"?. And why Ali, the fourth Caliph should go about in address that was befitting a dead rather than a living man? And why should he eat a meal so coarse and so hard that a few besides him could chew? And why he should challenge all the gold and silver, and all the appareling gems of the public treasury, during his caliphate, saying “Yet canst adorn the face of any one but not that of Ali", and he did prove his word practically". It is not at all sufficient to say, that they were the paragons of virtue unapproachable, and could not therefore be followed by ordinary mortals. Indeed, but if they are unapproachable, this is not pretext to plunge headlong into the world as an object and purpose life viewing with each other in the pursuit. Hell is the consequence of such a pursuit, and, that he has now appeared within the sight of every pursuer of this world ad its wealth. Does then the Quran allow its followers something which must certainly and inevitably result in the form of the all-consuming atomic hell? Is then the Quran a book of materialism? A book understood only by Bacon and none else.

(b)        We have in the above-quoted passage of the Quran, alluded to Quran's disapproval of monastic creeds of hermitage. The monasticism according to the Quran has been invented by the Christians themselves, and not ordained by God for them. And that they observed it not with right observance. Mark the difference between the two extremes, namely, Monasticism and the modern materialism. I the former case the world is completely renounced, while in the latter this world is completely adopted. Islam allows neither of these forms. The former because it is difficult to sustain, and is dangerous. The later because it is utterly, entirely, completely worldly and one-sided, and is devoid of spiritualism and otherworldliness. The consequences of this Baconian Materialism, however, have appeared by far the most heinous than those of monasticism. namely a blazing atomic hell to consume the Baconian world, and miseries of untold and unheard of denominations. Now read Quran's view of Christianity and Christian monasticism. It says:-

            "We caused Jesus, son of Mary to follow, and gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him. But Monasticism they invented .....We ordained it not for them...only seeking Allah's pleasure, and observed it not with right observance. So we give those of them who believe, their reward, and many of them are evil-doers".

            (Quran 57x270

            Let it be observed that the Western Christendom went form one extreme that of Monasticism to the other that of exclusive materialism, and dragged the entire world behind them, and Muslims followed them with great willingness, nor did the Hindus or Buddhists stay behind, and for all is a blazing, heaving, roaring hell of atomic fire, the logical and scientific result of Baconian atomism, toward which they now hasten speedily viewing with each other, waving their banners, raising slogans, and beating kettle drums, and carrying one and all an invisible portrait of the originator of this modern age whose name they have seldom heard, and whose works they have never heard. Bacon ought to have taken guidance form Islam instead of imposing on mankind an antichrist creed that ended in atomic hell.

(c)        Every thing in the earth made subservient to man by merciful Allah:-

            "Hast thou not seen, how Allah hath made all that is in the earth subservient unto you? And the ship runneth upon the sea by His command, and He holdeth back the heaven from falling on the earth unless by His leave. Lo! Allah is, for mankind, full of pity, merciful".

            (Quran 2x65)

(d)        All good things made lawful. The Quran says:-

            "All good things are made lawful for you".

            (Quran 5x4)

(e)Prodigality is forbidden: says the Quran:-

            "O children of Adam! Look to your adornment at every place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not prodigal. Lo! He loveth not the prodigals".

            (Quran 7x31)

(f)        Neither forbid yourself good things, nor transgress, says the Quran:-

            "O yet who believe! forbid not the good things which Allah hath made lawful for you and transgress not. Lo! Allah loveth not transgressors. Eat of that which Allah hath bestowed on you as food lawful and good, and keep your duty to Allah in whom ye are believers".

            (Quran 5x87-88)

(g)        Allah's word only to be taken as the authority on the lawfulness of things or otherwise. The Quran says:-

            "Speak not concerning that which your own tongues qualify (as clean or unclean) with falsehood: This is lawful and this is forbidden, so that ye invent a lie against Allah. Lo! Those who invent a lie against Allah will not succeed. A brief enjoyment (will be theirs) ; and their's painful doom".

            (h)        Quran says:-

                        "Covet not other's men's property and avoid bribery".

            And eat not up your property among yourselves in vanity, nor seek by it to gain the hearing of the judges that ye may knowingly devour a portion of the property of others wrongfully.

            (Quran 2x188)

(i)         Follow not the footsteps of the devil in material utility says the Quran:-

            "O mankind! eat of that which is lawful and wholesome in the earth, and follow not the footsteps of the devil. Lo! He is an open enemy for you".

            (Quran 2x168)

(j)         God expected gratitude and belief in his unity in return of His bounty, says the Quran:-

            "Of His mercy, He hath appointed for you night and day, that therein ye may rest, and that ye may seek His bounty, and that ye might be thankful. And on the day when He shall call unto them and say: Where are my partners who ye pretended"?.

            (Quran 28x73-74)

(k)        Let not your wealth and your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah, says the Quran:-

            "O ye who believe! Let not your wealth and your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah. Those who do so they are the losers".

            (Quran 63x9)

(l)         The best commence in the sight of the Quran. The Quran says:-

            “O ye who believe! Shall I show you a commerce that will save you from a painful doom? Ye should believe in Allah and his messenger, and should strive for the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is better for you, if ye did but know. He will forgive you your sins and bring you into gardens underneath which rivers flow, and pleas ant dwellings in the gardens of Eden. That is supreme triumph".

            (Quran 61x10-12)

(m)       The best provision according to the Quran is to ward off evil for fear of Allah:-

            "Make provisions for yourselves; for the best provision is to ward off evil (for fear of God). Therefore keep your duty unto Me, O men of understanding".

            (Quran 2x197)

(n)        Distribution of provisions in the hands of Allah, says the Quran:-

            "Lo! Thy Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and straiteneth (it for whom He will). Lo! He was ever knowr, seer of His slaves".

            (Quran 17x30)

(o)        Allah provides both for you and your children:- The Quran says:-

            "Slay not your children, fearing a fall of poverty, We shall provide for them and for you. Lo! The Slaying of them is greeter sin. And come unto ear unto adultery. lo! it is an abomination and an evil way".

            (Quran 17x31-32)

(p)        Prayers to have precedence over commence: The Quran says:-

            "O, Ye who believe! When the call is heard for the prayer of the day of congregation, haste unto remembrance of Allah, and leave your trading. That is better for you if ye but know. And when the prayer is ended, then disperse in the land, and seek of Allah's bounty, and remember Allah much, that ye may be successful".

            (Quran 62x9-10)

(q)        The superfluous wealth to be given in charity in consideration of the next world, says the Quran:-

            "They ask thee (O prophet) what they ought to spend. Say: that which is superfluous. Thus Allah maketh plain to you (his) revelations that haply ye might reflect upon the world and the hereafter".

            (Quran 2x219-220)

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and dust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal".

            (The Gospel : ST Mathew -VI-19-20)

            See how close to the centre is the basic truth. Compare the two above-quoted specimens. One of the Quran and the other of the Bible. Here indeed is the basic truth of the Quran regarding its view of the world and its wealth revealed. And see the basic and complete identity between the view of the Quran and that of the Gospel of  Jesus Christ. And then wonder in amazement, for, the Quran is no less severe than the Gospel in its adverse view of wealth of this world and this world. And if you entertain some doubt, then go, take up the copy of the Quran and read. And then take up the copy of the Gospel and read.  And then see around, and see from one corner of this earth to another if anyone today did follow the policy either of the Quran or of the Gospel in this respect.

(r)        The Quran says: Spend in the name of Allah before the last day has arrived:-

            "O ye who believe! Spend of that wherewith We have provided you ere a day come when there will be no trafficking, nor friendship, nor intercession. The disbeleivers, they are the wrong-doers. Allah, there is no God save Him, the alive, the eternal".

            (Quran 2x254-255)

(s)        Whom to give in charity? And How? The Quran says:-

            "Give the kinsmen his due, and the needy and the way-farer, and squander not (thy wealth) in wantonness. Lo! The squanderers were ever brothers of the devils, and the devil was ever an ingrate to His Lord".

            (Quran 17x26-27)

(t)         Avoid extremity in charity, says the Quran:-

"And let not thy hand be chained to thy neck nor open it with a complete opening, lest thou sit down rebuked, denuded".

            (Quran 17x29)

(u)        Success is in escaping one's own avarice according to the Quran. It says:-

            "Those who prefer the fugitives above themselves though poverty become their lot. And whoso is saved from His own avarice-such are they who are successful".

            (Quran 69x9)

            Mark please the difference between the injunction above noted and the one preceding it that enjoined the avoidance of extremity. The two are concerned with different occasions.

(v)        This world according to the Quran is only a play, and idle talk, and is transient only. Nor it is the actual mark or the object. The actual mark is the next world. The Quran says:-

            "Know that the life of this world is only play and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children; as the likeness of vegetation after rain, where of the growth is pleasing to the husband man, but afterwards it drieth up and thou seest it turning yellow, then it becometh straw. And in the hereafter there is grievous punishment, and (also) forgiveness from Allah. And His good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion. Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and a garden whereof the breadth is as the breadth of the behaves and these earth, which is in store for those who believe in Allah and His messengers. Such is the bounty of Allah, which He bestoweth upon whom He will, and Allah is of infinite bounty".

            (Quran 57x20-21)

            Now this above-quoted view of the Quran stands in direct opposition to the view of Bacon regarding this world. To the Quran the life of this world is only a play, and a illusion and is transient. The actual mark is the next world. While to Bacon this world alone and its wealth is the sole, real object without so much as a mention of the next world.

(w)       Neither wealth, nor ostentation, but piety and sobriety the sign of greatness in the sight of God, says the Quran:-

            "The noblest of you, in the sight of Allah is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is knower, aware".

            (Quran 49x 13)

(x)        The best policy for a believer is to seek guidance from the example of the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, in the matter of utility as in every other matter. That will be an infallible guidance. The Quran says:-

            "Verily in the messenger Allah ye have good example or him who looketh unto Allah and the last day, and remembereth Allah much".

            (Quran 33x21)

            The Prophet's view and practice may be known from the following in the Quran:-

            "Say (O Prophet) : as for me, my Lord hath guided me unto a straight path, right religion, the community of Abraham, the upright, who was no idolater. Say: My worship and my sacrifice and my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds. He hath no partner. This am I commanded, and I am first of those who surrender (unto him)".

            (Quran 6x161-163)

            Now such an ideology would never allow anyone to stoop to the love of this world or its wealth. The prophet, peace be upon him lived a life of self-imposed poverty to the last, and lived as one most generous. Bacon or Bacon's follower could not even imagine of so high an ideal. Just Imagine of so high an ideal.

(y)        And also mark the difference between the prophet's philosophy of life and h is view of this world, and Bacon's philosophy of life and his view of this world. The two stand at opposite extremes, without any possibility whatsoever of any compromise or reconcilement, and for ever apart. The Quran has perfectly described the pattern of Baconian view which may b seen against the pattern of Islamic view. You have read the prophet's view of life. Quran has described Baconian view of life too. Read the following. The Quran says:-

            "Hast thou seen Him who maketh his desire his God, and Allah sendeth him astray purposely, and sealeth up his hearing and his heart, and setteth on his sight a covering? Then who will lead him after Allah (hath condemned him)? Will ye not then heed? And they say" There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and naught destroyeth us save time; When they have no knowledge whatsoever of (al) that; they do but guess".

            (Quran 45x23-24)

            If I am asked this question, "Hast thou seen him who maketh his desire his God, and whose followers are engrossed totally in the pursuit of this world and its progress without ever thinking of the next life, my answer will bean abrupt answer, I have seen him, I have discerned him. He is Bacon, the originator of the philosophy of modern atomism and the founder of this modern, science-guided materialistic culture of progress. His culture is exclusively of this present, material world and thee is no doubt that amazing success has been achieved in that direction. This world and its wealth is aimed at, and this word, its wealth and its physical comforts have been fully attained, but only to prove the word of the Quran. Read the following:-

            :Whoso desireth the life of the world and its pomp, We shall repay theme their deeds herein, and therein they will not be wronged. Those are they for whom is not in the hereafter save the fire. (All) that they contrive here is vain and all) that they are wont to do is fruitless".

            (Quran 11x15-16)

            What else is oracular, if not this oracle of the Quran above-quoted, Baconian culture sought this world and its pomp and they have got it. Their share hereafter of fire has even appeared in this very world in the form of the atomic hell. Their mechanical, economic, industrial and political contrivances will be consumed by atomic fire. And the Baconian philosophy of fruit will become fruitless in a world burnt up and rendered desolate by atomic bombs and atomic radiations. It is the mater of time only now. The forces are a steadily converging on the point of final conflict. This has treated the religion of God as a joke, and must now be prepared to receive the grievous repartee of nature in the form of nuclear jehannah.

(z)        They who sought the other world, it is they that will find in the next world the things of eternal bliss and felicity, according to the promise of the Quran. It says:-   "Those are they who will be brought nigh in gardens of delight; a multitude of those of old, and a few of those of latter time. On lined couches, reclining therein face to face. There wait on them immortal youths with bowels and ewers and a cup from a pure spring, where-from they get no aching of the head nor any madness. And fruit that they prefer, and flesh of fowls that they desire. And (there are) fair ones with wide, lovely eyes, like unto hidden pearls. Reward for what they used to do. There hear they no vain speaking nor recrimination. (Naught) but the saying: Peace, (and against) peace".

            (Quran 56x 11-26)

            There were times when, the passages like these in the Quran (as above quoted) were taken by the adversaries and hell up as the examples of sensualism and lechery in a book that claimed a divine original. But where have those paragons of piety and seekers of celestial purity disappeared in the waves of Baconian ocean of lechery, that they are nowhere to be seen. Indeed this description of felicity as has been quoted above appears to be of celestial hue in comparison to the banquets of these modern times. Only if they had waited till the next world, and had abstained from changing this temporary abode, this earth, into a paradise ,they would indeed in the next life have found the blindsful banquet of celestial odorous in the eternal paradise of the next world.

            The banquet of the world seekers and dsibeleivers will in the next world, according to the Quran, be as is described in the following:-

            "And those on the left-hand; what of those on he left hand? In according to wind and scalding water, and shadows of black smoke, neither cool nor refreshing. Lo! Heretofore they were effete with luxury. And used to persist in the aweful sin.  And they used to say: When we are dead and have become dust and bones, shall we then, forsooth, be raised again, and also our forefathers? Say (unto them) : Lo! Those of old and those of later time, will all be brought together the tryst of an appointed day. Then lo! ye, earning, the deniers, ye verily will eat of a tree zaqaum, and will fill your bellies therewith; and thereon ye will drink of boiling water, drinking even as the camel drinketh. This will be their welcome on the day of judgment".

            (Quran 56x41-56)

SECTION (2)

THIS WORLD AGAINST THE OTHER WORLD, IN THE SIGHT OF THE QURAN:-

            The Gospel of Jesus Christ is generally and reputably regarded as a scripture strictly anti materialistic and purely spiritual. And there can be no doubt that if the followers of Christian faith strictly abide by the teachings of the Christian Gospel, they could hardly continue in this programme of Baconian progress for a single moment. Any one who can spare a few minutest, he can verify our assertion by reading "the sermon of the mount" in the gospel. And, now that which we are going to quote in the following sections, from the Quran, touching this world, its wealth, and this in comparison to the next world, may come as a surprise to many, for, the views of the Quran in this respect are not a whit less serve than those of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We will quote the Quran in the following pages, for the years of 1981 on whose faces the glow of the flames of the fast approaching atomic hell may be seen now shimmering, and shining with blinding brilliancy, and we request them with earnestness, anxiety and sincerity to read the viewed of the Quran regarding this world and its wealth, and the make the honest judgment., and a sober judgment, whether the Muslims, the avowed adherents of the Quran, could continue in this all-out materialistic programme of Baconian progress for a moment longer than the Christians, whose apostasy form the basic principles and doctrines of true Christian fait glares  the patch dark night of the Baconian light of antichristian hues.

            If, however, the mountain -shaking revelations of the Quran fail to shake the stubborn (refractoriness and relentless obstinacy of its votaries. just as the admonitions of the Gospel of Jesus Christ have failed to effect the followers of Christianity, then the infallible course of inexorable laws of nature could not be stopped by mere wishful thinking, and the inevitable must befall to exempt neither the Christian nor the Muslim. Pray read the following:-

            (1)       

(a)        "The similitude o the life of the world is only as water which we send down from the sky, then the earth's  growth of the which men and cattle eat mingleth with it till, when the earth hath taken on her ornaments and is embrellished, and here people deem that they are masters of her, our commandment cometh by night or by day and we make it as reaped corn as if it had not flourished yesterday. Thus do we expound the revelations for people who reflect. And Allah summoneth to the abode of peace, and leadeth whom He will to a straight path".

            (Quran 10x24-25)

(b)        "Know that the life of this world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry is respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husband man, but afterward it drieth up and thou seest it turning fellow, then it becometh straw.  And in the hereafter there is grievously punishment, and (also) forgiveness form Allah and His good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion. Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and a garden whereof the breadth is as the breadth of the heavens and the earth which is as store for those who believe in Allah and His messengers. Such is the bounty of Allah, which He bestoweth upon whom He will, and Allah is of infinite bluntry".

            (Quran 57x20-21)

(c)        "There we created you and thereunto We return you, and thence We bring you forth a second time".

(d)        "And on the day when the hour riseth, the guilty will vow that they did array but an hour -----those to whom knowledge and faith are given will say: The truth is, ye have terried, by Allah's decree, until the day of resurrection. This is the day of resurrection, but ye used not to know".

            (Quran 30x55-56)

2. (a)    "Allah enlargeth livelihood for whom He will, and straitneth (it for whom He will), and they rejoice in the life of the world, whereas the life of the world is but brief comfort as compared with the hereafter".

            (Quran 13x26)

(b)        "O my people! Lo! This life of the world is but a passing comfort, and Lo! The hereafter, that is the enduring home".

            (Quran 40x39)

(c)        "O yet who believe, what aileth you that when it is said unto you. Go forth in the way of Allah, ye are bowed down to the ground with heaviness. Take ye pleasure in the life of the world rather than in the hereafter? The comfort of the life of the world is but little then hereafter".

            (Quran 9x38)

(d)        "This life of the world is but a pastime and game. Lo! The home of the hereafter----that is life, if they but knew",

            (Quran 29x64)

(e)        "And a generation had succeeded them who inherited the scriptures. They grasp the god of this low life (as the price of evil doing) and say: It will be forgiven us. And if thee came to them (again) the offer of the like, they would accept it (and would sin again). Hath not the convenient of the scripture been taken on their behalf that they should not speak aught concerning Allah save the truth? And they have studied that which is therein. And the abode of the hereafter is better, for those who ward off (evil).Have ye then no sense"?.

            (Quran 7x169)

3. (a)    "O mankind is he who satih: Our Lord give unto us in the world, and he hath no portion in the hereafter. And of them (also) is he who saith: Our Lord give unto us in the world that which is good and in the hereafter that which is good, and guards from the doom of fire. For them there is in a store of goodly portion out of that which they have earned. Allah is swift at reckoning".

            (Quran 2x200-202)

(b)        "Whose desireth the reward of the world, we bestow on him thereof; and whoso desireth the reward of the hereafter,

we bestow on him thereof. We shall reward the thankful".

            (Quran 3x145)

(c)        "Whoso desireth that (life) which hasteneth away, We hasten for him therein that we will for whom We please. And afterwards have appointed for him hell; He will endure the heat thereof, condemned, rejected. And whose desireth the hereafter and a striveth for it with the effort necessary, being a believer. for such, their effort findeth favour (with their Lord). each do We supply, both these and those, from the bounty of thy Lord. And the bounty of the Lord can never be walled up. See how We prefer one above the other, and verily the hereafter will be greater in degrees. And greater in preferment. Set not up with Allah any other God (O men) lst thou sit down reproved, forsaken",

            (Quran 17x18-22)

            Now we are quoting these passages which reveal the view of the Quran about this world form that very same Quran which the Muslims recite every day, though seldom with much heed to these passages in question they skip form these as if they read nothing. Yet these passages about men's love of this world contain threatening and denunciations which are equal in kind to those for the most abominable sins and most heinous crimes, such as disbelief, infidelity, shirk hypocrisy, murder, felony, theft etc. And what is the nature of this guilty? It is only the desire of this world and its wealth. This is a guilt which now a days is not regarded as undesirable, rather it is regarded as a virtue and an unavoidable necessity in a world in which every individual may be seen madly in pursuit of this world and its wealth. Wealth today is being worshipped actually. God only receives some lip---service. It is in the name of the dreadful oven of the atomic hell that we request the reader to read the views of the Quran regarding this world and its wealth with care which they deserve. The time for indolence is now long past. Let the readers of the Quran now assume an attitude a little more realistic, and know that the love of this world and its wealth is a worst crime in the sight of the Quran.

4. (a)    “Believe ye in part of the scripture, and disbelieve ye in part thereof? And what is the reward of those who do so save ignomity in the life of the world, and on the day of resurrection they will be consigned to the most grievous doom. For Allah is not unaware of what ye do. Such are those who buy the life of the world at the price of the hereafter. Their punishment will not be lightened, neither will they have support".

            (Quran 2x85-86)

And:-

            "And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the pleasure of Allah; and Allah hath compassion on (his) bondsmen. O believers! Enter completely into the true religion, and follow not steps of Satan, for he is your declared enemy. But if ye lapse after that Our clear signs have come to you, know that god is might, wise".

            (Quran 2x207-209)

(b)        "Whose findeth ease in disbelief on them is wrath form Allah. Their's will be an awful doom. That is because, they have chosen the life of the world rather than the hereafter, and because Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk. Such are they whose hearts and ears and eyes Allah hath sealed. And such are the headless. Assuredly in the hereafter they are the losers".

            (Quran 16x106-109)

            Mark gradually the correlation between disbelief and the choice of this world. The pity is, that the Muslims skip from every sign of the Quran which appears to be related to the disbeleivers, or disbelief, thinking it to be not applicable to them, for they have believed. The punishment of atomic hell, and all the rest of miseries which are particularly the creation of this Baconian culture, however, will clear along with their other misunderstandings this particular misunderstanding too, for, no discrimination will be made between the Muslims and the non-Muslims, or the believers and the disbelieves. The sceptic and the believer will find themselves should to shoulder in the miseries of the atomic hell, both in this and the next world. Read the commentaries of the Quran.

            "Whose desireth the life of the world and its pomp, We shall repay them their deeds therein, and therein they will not be wronged.  Those are they for whom in naught in the hereafter save the fire (all) that they contrive there is vain and (all) that they are wont to do is fruitless".

            (Quran 11x15-16)

            Again there is no mention of faith or no faith in this above-quoted sign of the Quran. The question only is of desiring this world. Baconian progress of this age is the desire of the world, the whole desire of the world, and nothing but the desire of the world. Nor will any discrimination be made between the Muslim and non-Muslim, believer and non believer in the logical consequence of this Baconian progress.

(d)        "Woe to every back-biter, 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 kindled, which leapeth up onto the hearts. It is (a fire) closed in on them in outstretched columns",.

            (Quran 104x1-9)

            Again in this above-quoted passage, there is no discrimination between the believer and non-believer. If then Islam is a progressive religion, and is not only not averse to progress but even enjoins progress on its followers, why the Quran has such terrible denunciation against the back-biter and defamer whose only adult is that he is engaged in progress and is persistent therein. Westerners have always complained that Quran is replete with threats and threats and threats. How new. A threat of Quran has appeared in substantial form, namely, in the form of this atomic hell. Is it not a miraculous threat that the hell in itself should appear to consume the guilty even within this world. Is not this threat worth paying heed to?

(a)        "As for those who disbelieve, Lo! If all that is in the earth wee theirs, and as much against therewith, to ransom them form the doom on the day of resurrection, it would not be accepted from them. Theirs will be a painful doom".

            (Quran 5x36)

5. (a)    "Lo! Who purchases a small gain at the cost of Allah's covenant and their oaths, they haven no proportioner after. Allah will neither speak to them nor look upon them on the day of resurrection, nor will he make them grow. Theirs' will be a painful doom".

            (Quran 3x77)

            Read this above quoted passage of the Quran, and find that, this Baconian worldly gain is a small gain as compared to the loss in the next world, and mark particularly, that the thought of resurrection or other world or the judgment has almost been expelled from the mind of this present age. Whether God speaks to them, or looks upon them on the day of resurrection not, they went worldly things, they want worldly necessities, they want worldly comforts. And who in these days remembers the day of resurrection? Money is the object of f remembrance.

(b)        "Lo! Allah will cause those who believe and do god of works to enter gardens underneath which rivers flow; while those who disbelieve take comfort in this life and eat even as the cattle eat, and the fire is their habitation".

            (Quran 47x12)

            Mark in the above-quoted passage the correlation between disbelief and the fact of comfort of this life. People of this age indeed do eat like cattle, and everyone is obliged to eat like cattle. Firstly because it is the sole object of this present Baconian system. Secondly because the tyrannical necessities of life have become more tyrannical due to the much increased and ever-increasing population. And why the population has so unproportionally increased in this age? The cause lay in this Baconian culture itself.

(c)        "And the dwellers of fire cry out (in the next world) unto the dwellers of the garden; pour on us some water or some of that wherewith Allah hath provided you. They say: Lo! Allah hath forbidden both to disbeleivers (in His guidance). who took their religion for a sport and pastime ,sand whom the life of the world beguilded. So this day we have forgotten them even, as they forgot the meeting of this day, ad as they used to deny Our tokens. Verily We brought them a scripture which We expounded with knowledge, a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe".

            (Quran 7x50-52)

            Read the above-quoted passage and see without any doubt that religion in these days in no more than a sport and pastime and it is the highest place which been assigned to religion today. Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism are almost forgotten. Islam, no doubt breathes as yet. But what besides disappointment is the lot of a man who turns to look at the part played by Islam or the Quran in the modern affair of the Muslims throughout. No doubt , it is not verbally declared as private matter of every individual, but where has it been promulgated or assigned as effective role, not he speak of a position of supper command or sovereignty which actually is its place among the Muslims. Baconian philosophy and the Baconian culture and the Baconian progress it is that hold the sway, complete sway. Empty notions, and wishful thinking would avail naught against the hard and fast realities that actually exist.

(d)                  "Lo! As for those who believe not in the hereafter, We have made their works fair seeing unto them, so that they are all astray .Those are they for whom is the worst of punishment ,and in the hereafter they will be greatest losers".

            (Quran 27x4-5)

            Read the above-quoted passage of the Quran and mark then the praises of the achievements of science, and of the ever-advancing progress, and of the monuments and displays of the modern Baconian culture, as the ultimate and the crowing glory of man, in which every nation on earth is assiduously engaged to the utmost of their variant ability, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, the black and the white, at the read and the yellow, in the east and the west, north and south. And nowhere was questioner o ask what they did? Wither was questioner to ask what they did?  Whither they drifted? what the result of these excellent achievement would be excerpt hell. Even the atomic bombs appear as fair in the eyes of the people of this misguided age.

(e)        "Those who love the life of the world more than the hereafter, and debar (men) form the way of Allah and would have it crooked: Such are far astray".

            (Quran 14x3)

            Read the above-quoted passage of the Quran and then look round and see if those who prefer this world to the next world, are not most zealously engaged in their constant endeavour to stop and to destroy religion and never allow its revival.

(f)        "Say: Verily those how invent a lie concerning Allah will not succeed. This world's portion (will be theirs), then unto Us is their return. Then We make them taste dreadful doom-because they used to disbelieve".

            (Quran 10x70-71)

            The non-Muslim critics of Islam have always pronounced Islam as a religion of flesh, devoid of spiritualism. They specially are to be requested to read these passages and be the judge if their accusation has any truth.

(g)        " Lo! Those who expect not the meeting with Us but desire the life of the world and feel secure therein, and those how are neglectful of Our-revelations, their home will be the fire because of what they used to earn".

            (Quran 10x8)

            Read this above-quoted passage of the Quran, and see if its truth has not appeared even within this world is not this mankind about to have atomic fire as is home as a result of feeing secure in this life and forgetting the meeting with the Lord".

(h)        "Lo! These love fleeting life, and put behind them (the remembrance of) a grievous day. We, even We, created them and strengthened their frame. And when We will, We can replace them bringing to hers like them in their stead".

            (Quran 26x27-28)

6. (a)    "Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the day of resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion".

            (Quran 3x185)

(b)        "Every thing will perish save His countenance. His is command, and unto Him ye will be brought back".

            (Quran 28x88)

(c)        "O mankind! Keep your duty to your Lord and fear a day when the parent will not be able to avail the child in ought, nor the child to avail the parent. Lo! Allah's promise is the very truth. Let not the life of the world beguile you, nor let the deceiver beguile you, in regard to Allah.".

            (Quran 31x33)

(d)        "O mankind Lo! The promise of Allah is true. So let not the life of the world beguile you, and let not the (avowed) beguiler beguile you with regard to Allah. Lo! The devil is an enemy for you, so treat him as an enemy. He only summoneth his faction to be owners of the flaming fire".

            (Quran 35x5-6)

            This above-quoted passage of the Quran reminds us of Blake's remark about bacon, "The prince of darkness", said balke, “is not a man. He is a gentleman. He is the lord chancellor", prince of darkens is the appellation of the devil. So let Bacon be treated as an enemy of human race.

(e)        "And on the day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the fire (it will be said): Ye squandered your good things in the life of the world and sought-comfort therein. Now this day ye are rewarded with the doom of ignominy because ye were disdainful in the land without a right, and because ye used to transgress".

            (Quran 46x20)

            Read the above-quoted passage and see if it could not be proclaimed with propriety to this present-day comfort-seeking mankind when it will be cast into the atomic fire. When atomic bombs will rain upon them form above, and the atomic radiations will sting them form below.

(f)        "Take ye pleasure in the life of the world rather than in he hereafter? The comfort of the life of the world is but little in the hereafter".

            (Quran 9x38)

(g)        " (Abraham's prayer to Allah was)” Abase me not on the day when they are raised, the day when wealth and sons avail not (any man) save him who bringeth unto Allah a whole heart".

            (Quran 26x87-89)

(h)        " It may be that those who disbelieve wish ardently that they were Muslims. Let them eat and enjoy life, and let (false) hope beguile them. They will come to know".

            (Quran 15x2-3)

            The above-quoted passage may be applied to the people of this present age now who eat and enjoy life and who are deluded by false hopes, that there will been o atomic war, and that the science and the scientists will certainly find out some or the other remedy of the atomic bombs and atomic radiation.

7 (a)     "Then withdraw from him who fleeth from our remembrance and desireth but the life of the world. Such is their sum of knowledge. Lo! Thy Lord is best aware of him who strayeth, and He is best aware of him who goeth right".

            (Quran 53x29-30)

            Herein in this above-quoted passage of the Quran is the best advice for the Muslims of these present times. Indeed. Let them withdraw from this worldly Baconian progress which causes to forget God.

(b)        ""Nay, but ye do love the fleeting now, and neglect the hereafter. That dry will faces be resplendent, looking toward their lord; and that dry will other faces be despondent. Thou wilt know that some disaster is about to fall on them".

            (Quran 75x20-25)

Even in this world now they are apprehensive of atomic disaster.

(c)        " Verily in the messenger of Allah ye have a good example for him who looketh unto Allah and the last day, and remembreth Allah much".

            (Quran 33x21)

(d)        " Then as for him who rebelled. Lo! Hell will be his home. But as for him who feared to stand before His Lord and restrained his soul from lust, the garden will be his home".

            (Quran 79x37-41)

(e)        "Say : Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and warnings avail not folk who will not believe".

(Quran 10x101)

SECTION (3)
            QURAN'S VIEWS ON THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD AGAINST THAT WHICH IS WITH GOD:

            Now whatever he with god as against the things of this world, Bacon's philosophy is not at all concerned, since it is concerned any ny with the things of this world. We will therefore quote only the Quran which differentiates between the things of this temporal, transient world and that which is with God, eternal and everlasting.

(1)        'With Allah is the fairest of rewards".

            (Quran 3x195)

(2)        "Beautified for mankind is love of the joys (that come) from women and offspring, and stored-up heaps of gold and silver, and horses branded (with their mark), and cattle and land. That is comfort of the life of the world. Allah!  with Him is a more excellent abode. Say: Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those who keep form evil, with their Lord are gardens underneath which reveres flow, and pure companions, and contentment form Allah. Allah is seer of his bondsmen, those who say. Allah is seer of His bondsmen, those who say: Our Lord!  Lo! We believe, so forgive sour sins and guards us from the punishment of fire; at the steadfast, and the truthful, and the obedient, those who spend (and hoard not) , those who pray for pardon in the watches of the night".

            (Quran 3x14-17)

(3)        "The soul knoweth what is kept hid for him of joy, as a reward for what they used to do".

            (Quran 32x17)

(4)                           "And whatsoever ye have been given, is a comfort of the life of the world and an ornament thereof; and that which Allah hath is better and amore lasting. Have ye the no sense?"

            (Quran 28x60)

            Allah in this above-quoted passage of the Quran, after differentiating between the things of the world and that which is with Allah, puts the question whether they had sense to judge. If this same question be put to the people of this age, their answer, invariably would be, "Our Lord we have great sense, give us therefore the things of the life of the world, wealth, property, bank balance, motor cares, and bungalows. This is the essence of the sense which our teacher, the founder of Baconian culture has bestowed on us. But Allah says:-

(5)        "That which ye have, wasteth away. And that which Allah hath, remaineth .And verily we shall pay those who are steadfast a recompense in proportion to the best of what-they used to do".

            (Quran 16x96)

(6)        "Wealth and children are an armament of life of the world. But the good deeds which endure are better in thy Lord's sight forward, and better in respect of hope".       

            (Quran 18x46)

(7)        "And be not ye as those who forget Allah, therefore He causeth them to forget their souls. Such are the evil-doers".

            (Quran 59x19)

(8)        "(Ye have) enjoyment of the life of the world; then unto Us is your return and We shall proclaim unto you what ye used to do".

            (Quran 10x22)

(9)        "But Ah! Thou soul at peace! Return unto thy Lord, content in his good pleasure. Enter thou among my bondsmen! Enter thou My garden".

            (Quran 89x27-30)

 

SECTION (4)

RIVALRY BETWEEN MAN'S LOVE OF GOD AND OF THIS WORLD:

            Rivalry between man's love of this world and his love of God is as old and as persistent a theme as is enmity between man and Satan. A true believer is basically for God, while the Baconian is for this life of the world. No doubt the sense of the people of the age is dulled in this respect but the disciples of the Holy Prophet of Islam, (Peace be Upon Him) and the disciples of Jesus Christ understood this them perfectly. The love of God raises a man above the ordinary level of this world. A man possessing the entire world would give it away for the sake of God's love, and thus it is that generally the true lovers of god could seldom have been found to keep worldly wealth long with them, for no sooner they would decry a needy fellow-human-being than they would part-with their wealth purely fro the love of God. And God will pay them their love of him in a manner worthy of God. The Quran says:-

            "Lo! The righteous shall drink of a cup (in the next world) whereof the mixture is of water of Kafur. A spring whether from the slaves of Allah drink, making it gush forth abundantly, (because) they (perform the vow and fear a day whereof the evil is wide-spreading. And feed with food the needy wretch, the orphan and the prisoner, for love of him (god), saying: We feed you, for the sake of Allah only, We wish for no reward nor thanks form you; Lo!! We will fear from our Lord a day of frowning and of fate".

            (Quran 76x5-10)

            But see, how they are rewarded by Allah. The above-quoted statement continues as follows:-

            "Therefore Allah hath warded off form them the evil of that day, and hath made them find brightness and joy; and hath awarded them for all that they endured, a garden and silk attire; reclining therein upon couches, they will find there neither(heat of) a sun nor bitter cold. The shade thereof is close upon them and the clustered fruits thereof Bow down. goblets of silver are brought round for the, and beakers (as) of glass. (Bright as) glass but (made) of silver, which they (themselves) have measured to the measure (of their deeds). There are they watered with a cup whereof the mixture is of zanjabil. The water of a spring therein, named Salsabil. There serve them youths of everlasting out, whom, when thou seest, thou wouldst take for scattered pearls. When thou seest, thou wilt see there bliss ad high estate. Their raiment will be find green silk and gold embroidery. Bracelets of silver will they wear. Their lord will slake their thirst with a pure drink. (And it will be said unto them). Lo! This is a reward for you. Your endeavour (upon earth) hath found acceptance".

            (Quran 76x11-22)

            Now this is a picture of that paradise which God hath prepared in the heavens. People of this age therefore will have to choose between that paradise of Allah, and this earthy paradise of Baconian make, knowledge that the latter is about to expose its reality in the forms of atomic jehannah whose mention even would inspire dread. While God's paradise would offer unmixed bliss, unmixed and eternal. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has a statement to this effect. Just read as follows:-

(31)      "When as the son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.

(32)      And before him shall be gathered all nations: And he shall separate them one from another as a sphered divedeth his sheep form the goats.

(33)      And He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the oats on the left.

(34)      Then shall the king say unto them on the right hand, come, ye blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

(35)      For I was a hungered and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink. I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

(36)      Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick and ye visited me: I was in prison and ye came unto me.

(37)      Then shall the fighteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee a hungered, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

(38)      When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee?

(39)      Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

(40)      And the king shall answer, and say unto them, verily I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.

(41)      Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, depart form me, ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.

(42)      For I was a hungered, and ye gave Me no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink.

(43)      I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick and in prison, and ye visited me not.

(44)      Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw whether an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not Minster unto thee?

(45)      Then shall He answer them, saying, verily I say unto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

(46)      And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal".

            (Gospel Mathew-xxv-31-46)

            Read in the Quran  76x5-10 and the chapter 107 to this effect.

            About the rivalry of man's love of God and his love of this world, Jesus in his Gospel says:-

            "And everyone that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my name's sake, shall receive a hundred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many (that are) first shall be last; and the last (shall be) first".

            (Gospel: ST Mathews : XIX- 29-30)

The Quran on this point says:-

            "Say: If your fathers and your sons, and your brethren, and your wives, and your tribe, and the wealth ye have acquired, and merchandise for which ye fear that there will be no sale, and dwellings ye desire are dearer to your than Allah and His messenger and striving in his way : Then wait till Allah bringeth his command to pass. Allah guideth not wrong-doing folk".

            (Quran 9x24)

About the rivalry between the world and god the Gospel says:-

            (Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with god? whosoever therefore will be affirmed of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think, that the scripture saith in vain, the spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resit the Devil, and he will flee form you. Draw night to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse *your) hands, (eye) shiners, and purify (your) hearts, (ye) double minded".

            (James. IV-4-8)

The Quran says:-

            "And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking he pleasure of Allah; and Allah hath compassion on his bondsmen".

            (Quran 2x207)

And:-

"Lo! Allah hath brought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the garden will be theirs. They shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the gospel and the Quran. Who fulfileth his convenient better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made, for that is the supreme triumph".

            (Quran 9x11)

But:-

            "Deemed ye that ye would centre paradise while yet Allah knoweth not those of you who really strive, nor knoweth those (of you) who are steadfast".

            (Quran 3x142)

"Or think yet that you would enter paradise while yet while yet there hath not come unto you the like of (that which came to) those who passed away before you? Affliction and adversity befell them, they were shaken as with earthquake, till the messenger (of Allah) and those who believed along with him said: When cometh Allah's help? Now surely Allah's help in nigh".

            (Quran 2x214)

SECTION (5)

INCLINATION TO THIS WORLD A CAUSE OF THE DISBELIEF IN THE OTHER WORLD:

            This world being the adversary of the other world is generally the aim cause of a man's disbelieve about the other world which is the base of the religion of God. And here the Quran stands as always indirect apposition to the view of Bacon whose sole object being this world, the other world is completely neglected. The gravest imputation put forth by the Quran is that the love of this world is the cause of man's disbelief about the other world. We will cite the Quran.

(1)        "Whose findeth ease in disbelief: On them is wrath for Allah. There's will be an awful doom. That is because they have chosen the life of the world rather than the hereafter and because Allah guideth not the disbelieving folk".

            (Quran 16x106-7)

(2)        "Lo! Those who expect not meeting with us but desire the life of the world and feel secure therein, and those who are neglectful of Our revelations, their home will be the fire because of what they used to earn".

            (Quran 10x8-9)

(3)        "Then for him who rebelled and chose the life of the world, Lo! Hell will be his home. But as for him who feared to stand before His Lord, and restrained his soul form lust, lo the garden will be his home".

            (Quran 79x37-41)

(4)        "Who took their religion for sport and pastime, and whom the life of the world beguiled. So this day we have forgotten them even as they forgot the meeting of this day and as they used to deny our tokens".

            (Quran 7x51)

(5)        "What thinnest thou of him. Who treateth Our religion as a life. He it is who thrusteth away the orphan, and strirreth not (others) to feed the poor. Woe unto worshippers that in their prayer are heedless, who make a shew of devotion, but refuse help to the needy".  

            (Quran 107 x1-7)

            The essence of the whole matter is, do not entangle your heart in this world and keep in your mind always, the next world. Utility of the necessities of life is quite a different thing. Eat and give thanks to the giver. Go do food or good clothes are nothing, but love of this world, and neglect of the other world, and pride in wealth instead of pride in poverty are something else. Love God and he will teach you all he ways.

SECTION (6)

WEALTH AGAINST FAITH IN THE SIGHT OF THE QURAN:

            As far as the Bacon's philosophy is concerned, wealth of this world is its sole object, and is regarded as a bliss unmixed. Quran on the other hand has a different view. Faith and good deeds are preferable to wealth in the sight of the Quran. We will in order to make the point clear quote form the Quran in the following:-

(a)        Good wants to punish disbeleivers by their wealth:-

            "Let not the riches of disbelievers, nor their children please thee. Allah thereby it endeth to punish them in the life of the world and that their souls shall pass away while they are disbeleivers'.

            (Quran 9x55)

(b)        Disbeleivers mistaken in the felicity of their wealth:-

            "Think they that in the wealth and sons where-with We provide them we, hasten unto them with good things? Nay but they perceive not. Lo! Those who go in aware for fear of their Lord, and those who believe in the revelations of their Lord, and those who ascribe not partners unto their Lord, and those who give that which they give, with hearts afraid because they are about to return unto their Lord, these race for the good things, and they shall win them in the race. And We task not any soul beyond its scoop, and with Us is a record which speaketh the truth, and they will not be wronged.

            Nay, but the hearts of disbeleivers are in ignorance of this (Quran), and they have other works, besides, which they are doing; till when We grasp their luxurious one's with the punishment, behold ! they supplicate. Supplicate not this day! assuredly ye will not be helped by us. My revelations were recited unto you, but ye used to turn back on your heels, in scorn thereof. Nightly did ye rave together".

            (Quran 23x55-67)

(c)        "The wealthy opposed every prophet of God:

            "And We sent not unto any township a Warner, but its pampered goes declared! Lo! We are disbeleivers in that which ye bring unto us. And they say: We are more (than you) in wealth and children. We are not the punished! Say: Lo! My Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and narroweth it (for whom He will), but most of mankind know not".

            (Quran 34x34-36)

(d)        Riches of no avail to the disbelievers on the Day of Judgment:-

            "On that day) neither riches, nor the progeny of those who disbelieve will aught avail them with Allah. They will be fuel of fire".

            (Quran 3x10)

(e)        "They would prefer all as ransom if they had all that is in earth on the Day of Judgment:-

            "For those who answered Allah's call is bliss; and for those who answered not His call, if they had all that is in the earth, and therewith the like thereof, they would prefer it as ransom. Such will have aweful reckoning, and their habitation will be hell, a dire abode".

            (Quran 13x18)

(f)        And the ransom of disbeleivers shall not be accepted:-

            "Lo those who disbelieve, and die in disbelief, the (whole) earth full of god l would not be accepted from such a one if it were offered as a ransom (for his soul). Theirs will be a painful doom, and they will have no helpers".

            (Quran 3x91)

(g)        Wealth a cause of rebellion:-

            "And if Allah were to enlarge the provision for His slaves they would surely reel in the earth; but He sendeth down by measure as He willeth. Lo! He is informed, a seer of His bondsmen".

            (Quran 42x27)

(h)        Wealth and children a test:-

            "And know that your possessions and your children are a test, and that with Allah is immense reward".

            (Quran 8x28)

(i)         Terrible punishment for hoarders of wealth:-

            "They who hoard up gold and silver, and spend it t not in the way of Allah, unto them give tidings of a painful doom. On the day when it will (all) be heated in the fire of hell, and their foreheads, and their flanks and their backs will be branded there with (and it will be said unto them) here is that which ye hoarded for yourselves. Now taste of what ye used to hoard".

            (Quran 9x34-35)

(j)         The usurer's condition on resurrection:-

"Those who swallow usury cannot rise up save as he whom the devil hath prostrated by his touch".

            (Quran 2x275)

(k)        The end of Korah the rich:-

            "We caused the earth to swallow him and his dwellings place. Then he had no host to heap him against Allah, nor was he of those who can save themselves".

            (Quran 28x81)

(l)         The best provision is piety:-

            "Whatever good ye do Allah knoweth it. So make provision for yourselves, for the best provision is the fear of God".

            (Quran 2x197)

(m)       The punishment of atomic hell for engrossment in wealth accumulation:-

            "Woe to every back-biter, 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",

              Quran 104x1-4)

(n)        Not wealth and children but belief and god works that draw anyone near to god. The Quran says:-

            "And it is not your wealth, nor your children that will bring you near unto us. Be he who beleiveth and doeth good (the draweth near).

            (Quran 34x37)

(o)        Wealth a means trial of man on earth. The Quran says:-

            "And were it not that mankind would have become one community, we might well have appointed, for those who disbelieve in the beneficent, roofs of silver for their houses and star is (of silver ) whereby to mount, and for there houses doors (of silver) and couches of silver whereon to recline, and ornaments of gold. Yet all that would have been but a provision of the life of the world. And the hereafter with your Lord would have been for those who keep from evil".

            (Quran 43x33-35)

            Now this above-quoted proposition is very interesting and very meaningful. The great temptation of wealth, and man's love of it, and its significant role in the trial of man on earth, and its position as arrival of God, could hardly be exemplified in a manner more interesting and more impressive than this example of the he Quran.

(p)        Treasures of wealth opened to those who forget the reminder of God. A good example of this modern age. The Quran says:-

            "Then when they forgot that whereof they had been reminded, we opened unto them the gates of all things till, even as they wee rejoicing in that which they were given, we seized them unawares, and lo!  they were dumbfounded. So of the people who did wrong the last remnant was cut off. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds".

            (Quran 6x44-45)

            Now this exactly is the example of this material age.  The speech of the orator in a seminar of modern achievements may be cut short by the atomic mind. Ladies and gentlemen, the achievements of this modern science......bang.

CHAPTER-X

COMPARATIVE VIEWS OF BACON AND QURAN ON THE PURPOSE OF MAN'S CREATION;

            In Raphael's famous cartoon of the school of Athens, Plato is shown pointing upward to heaven, while Aristotle is shown pointing Downward to the earth.  The complete validity of the idea of this cartoon, however, has been doubted by critics. If any painter of remarkable ability in this modern age would paint a picture in which Jesus Christ is shown pointing upward to haven, and Bacon is shown pointing downward to the earth, the validity of such a painting could hardly be doubted by any critic. We have named Jesus only. But Jesus would be assumed as the representative of all the host of the prophets of religion, and indeed most of the philosophers of the premodern ages. Since the appearance of man on earth moral virtue was recommended by every religion, and the next world was regarded as the object of man's thoughts and as the real home. While this transient world was given out as a temporary abode and the sowing field to be reaped in the other world. Bacon stands alone against all the religions and most of the philosophies of the premodern age in giving out this very world as the sole object and he real abode of man in which natural philosophy (science) was to be pursued to obtain dominion over nature for material advantage, while moral philosophy was shunned as an impious innovation of man in disobedience to God's commands.

            There are utterances, indeed grievous, and charges very serious. But they are based on truth. All this lay concealed from the eyes of man fro more than three centuries, because the fruits of Baconian philosophy were exceedingly sweet and it was deemed quite proper to ignore the faults of Bacon's philosophy. But tie ingress nothing, and truth eventually appears in its time. Now that the truth of Bacon's philosophy though atomic fire i.e. the logical and scientific result of Baconian progress, it appears expedient to voice the reality to the people. Lest the people say they were never warned. And indeed not a voice has been heard against the Baconian philosophy ever since it made its appearance in the seventeenth century, rather every voice has commanded, extolled and applauded it as the true redeemer of mankind, and the greatest philosophy that ever appeared in the world.

            The purpose of man's life according to Baconian philosophy was to gain dominion over nature for the material benefit of mankind. The pursuit o natural philosophy (science) was according to bacon the command of God to Man. The pursuit of moral philosophy on the other hand was undesirable and against the command of God, and was the repetition of Adam's transgression of God's command, namely, his eating of the fruit of the forbidden tree of knowledge of good and evil. Baconian philosophy is not at all concerned with spiritual or the next world. Nor it has to do anything with God's worship.

            But the Quran has a different view. The purpose of man's life is God's worship. God in the Quran says:-

            "I created the jinn and mankind only that they might worship me".

            (Quran 51x56)

            The act of God's worship is proved by the conduct of all creation the Quran says:-

            "Have they not observed all things that Allah hath created. How their shadows incline to the right and to the left, making prostration unto Allah, and they are lowly? And unto Allah maketh prostration what so ever is in the heaven and whosoever is in the earth of living creatures, and the angels (also) , and they are not proud. They fear their Lord above them, and do what they are hidden",

            (Quran 16x48-50)

And:-

"The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein praise Him, and there is not a thing but Hymneth His praise; but ye understand not their praise. Lo! He is ever clement, forgiving".

            (Quran 17x44)

And:-

"And the thunder humneth his praise and (so do) the angels for awe of Him. He launcheth the thunder-belts and smitteth with them whom He will while they dispute (in doubt) concerning Allah, and He is mighty in wrath",

            (Quran 13x13)

            The purpose is to punish the hypocrites and idolaters, and to pardon the believers:-

            "Lo! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills, but they shrank from Bearing it and were afraid of it and man assumed it. Lo! He hath proved a tyrant and a fool. So Allah prubnisheth hypocritical men and hypocritical women, and idolatrous men and idolatrous women. But Allah pardoneth believing men and believing women, and Allah is forgiving, Merciful".

            (Quran 33x72-73)

            Man's object ought to be removal form fire and entry into paradise, and not Baconian object of material comfort:-

            "Every soul will taste of death. And ye will be paid on the day of resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed from the fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion".

(Quran  3x 185)

            And the object of man ought to be the paradise, and exertion is the necessity to achieve that object:-

            "Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and a garden whereof the breadth is as he breadth of the heavens and the earth which is in store for those who believe in Allah as His messengers".

            (Quran 57x21)

Men of understanding contemplate the works of God and say these could not have been created without a purpose:-

            "Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the difference of Night and day are tokens (of His sovereignty) for men of understanding, such as remember Allah, standing, sitting, and reclining, and consider the creation of the heavens and the earth (and say) : Our Lord!  Thou createdst not this in vain. Glory be to thee! Preserve Us from the doom of fire. Our Lord! Whom thou causest to enter fire: Him indeed thou hast confounded. For evil-doers there will b o helpers. Our Lord! Lo! We have heard a crier calling unto faith". Believe ye in your Lord! So we believed. Our Lord! Therefore forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die the death of the righteous. Our Lord!  And give us that which thou hast promised to us by thy messengers. Conund us not on the day of resurrection. Confound us not on the day of resurrection. Lo! Thou breakest not the tryst".

            (Quran 3x190-195)

Quran's views on natural versus the moral philosophy are clear. The entire basis of religion, all religion rests on the foundation of moral philosophy, whereas natural philosophy is only a handmaid of moral philosophy. The contrast of the view between Bacon and Quran is obvious.

            The difficulty is that people generally always dissociate the affair of economics from religions the necessities of life. This is erroneous in the case of this modern, Baconian progress. Rather it has to be viewed as an entry and as a particular creed in itself in comparison to revealed religion. It has its own particular purpose in contrast with the one given by religion.

CHAPTER-XI

COMPARATIVE VIEWS OF BACON AND QURAN ON THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE WORKS OF GOD:

            We are now harouring on a topic which holds a key position in our entire work and perhaps appears as the key of the future destiny of this mankind. Yet it is of an nature destiny of this mankind. Yet it is of a nature indeed ex eddingly slippery, and it lends itself most easily to the possibility of creating a misunderstanding about it in the minds even of the most learned among men of remarkable shrewdness and wisdom. And is extremely stubble like a sitar enclosed in luminous mist. The misunderstanding about it, however, is susceptible of spreading most ruinous destruction. Ad no doubt the entire mankind today is involved in a misunderstanding about it. Rather this mankind has been the victim of this misunderstanding since long, that is since the first appearance on this earth of Bacon's philosophy in the seventeenth century A.D.

            The topic in question in that of the contemplation of the works of God. The misunderstanding is about its purpose. Bacon age out its purpose as the material exploitation of the works of God for the material well-being of mankind in general. This view of Bacon has been accepted by every one on earth, and the practice of exploitation of the works of God for the material well-being of mankind in general has continued since then with the clearest of conscience on the part of the followers of every religion in that world who have discovered complete compatibility to exist between the view of Bacon and the view of their religion. Yet no one cared to look at the effect of this view during these centuries, twill now it has clearly appeared, though it still is concealed from the eyes of this mankind. It now appears that the spirit of religion has completely been crushed, and the soul of humanity has suffered the same fate, and the mankind appears to meet a similar doom any moment bodily. Mankind may now be regarded as a species geared and fattened by the butcher, to be subjected to the process of nucleo-caution for their misunderstanding the purpose of the contemplation of the works of God. They have flouted nature, but the reappraisal of nature has appeared in a form too terribly tragic to admit of expression in words. Indeed the Shakespeares, Miltons and Dantes would lose their wit through horror before the gristly spectacle of the fiery giant atumbumb which now is snorting with sinister intentions at this Baconian fed mankind. Dante's purgatory might appear only a very childish episode in comparison to the spectacle of this world changed into a dreadful jehannah under the hails of atomic bombs, and the strings of atomic radiations. From the moral point of humanity, though ,this world is even now in no way less than a jehannah. A hell is ablaze in every heart in discontent, and misery and attromenting, epidemic fever of greed pervades this earth entirely.

            The topic of the contemplation of the works was not new to this world. It was to be found in the Bible and the Quran. But the honor of first adopting this notion, that of the contemplation of god's works for material exploitation may justly be merited by Bacon alone. He used the phrases, such as “The book of God's word", and “The Book of God's work", and introduced the philosophical idea of material exploitation of the works of God. Before that, by the contemplation of the works of God, was, invariably and exclusively meant a contemplation of religious kind a and for the purpose of the glorification ad remembrance of the creator, and as a reminder of God's truth that is the truth of God's religion, and as a reminiscence of doomsday and the next world. The Quran has laid so great a stress on this particular kind of speculation, with a particular and specific purpose, in so clear and explicit a manner that the works of the poets of Islamic era before this modern age may be found replete with the speculative contemplation of the works of God. for instance, read Hafiz and Saadi both of Shiraz. The practice was neither confined to these two great poets, nor even to a poetry alone. The greatest works of prose have worn contemplation of god's works like ornaments. And indeed there is not a point of contemplation of the works of God which could not be conducted with senses only, without the aid of lenses. Never once to any Christian or a Muslim occurred the thought of material exploitation in associate with the thought of the contemplation of he works of God till Bacon introduced this idea in his new philosophy of material utility.

            The followers of every religion on earth have adopted this new Baconian concept of material exploitation of the works of God in the name of a and on the pretext of the contemplation of the works of God whiteout any perceptible scruple or effort exporting indeed the early struggle of the Christian church which eventually lost the field, and science gained complete away everywhere and every way. On the whole it may well be said that this mankind has most willingly and gratefully accepted the new idea. Although the followers of every religious book appear as the victims of misunderstanding about the nature of the contemplation of the works of God, yet we will here treat only the followers of the Quran, because of all the scriptures the  Quran it is that has treated this topic as a complete subject, by pointing to the works of God, and giving in most explicit manner the objects of the contemplation of the works, indeed in so explicit a manner that there appeared to be not a shadow of any possibility of missing them or misunderstanding them. The points have been exhausted and exemplified. Even the mode of contemplation has been described and considerable stress has been laid on the topic itself. and indeed the Muslims of premodern age, did understand the objects thereof quite well. And indeed, of all the objects of contemplation of the works of god as are given by the Quran, if any object does not make its appearance any where, anyway, in the form of a hit or allusion in the Quran throughout, it is the object that of material exploitation of the works of God. And no doubt when the point is viewed in the light of the avowed aversion which the Quran has throughout evinced to this world and its material wealth, it is not difficult to realize that it could not have been otherwise. Whence do the followers of the Quran discover such relentless zeal and such irresistible verity when citing Quran's signs of t about the contemplation of the works of God in favour of this Baconian progress, and in advancing their argument as a proof of the contemptibly between the policy of the Quran in the respect and their idea of the material exploitation of the works of God which Bacon advanced.

            With what sincerity, and clarity of conscience, and with what honest zeal, the Muslims cite the signs of the Quran about the contemplation of the works of the merciful and bountiful Allah, the benign and gracious creator of the world, as a proof of the approval of this progress by the Quran. And it is not one Muslim, not two, not two hundred, but the entire muslin race is the victim of the same misunderstanding. excepting, no doubt the ulema of the muslin nation. It is with a thankful heart that I contemplate the absence of the effects of the modern knowledge among the Muslim ulema whose ignorance of this modern knowledge is a blessing to them and a hope for the future of mankind. Would to God there had appeared no such thing as this modern knowledge and this Baconian progress in the world of God, so that there had appeared no consequent danger of this mankind being roasted alive in the flames of atomic jehannah both in this present life and the eternal life in heaven. Cursed be the memory of those that were directly or indirectly involved in the appearance and prevalence of Baconain philosophy, the devil's philosophy on this earth. And with what earnestness one ought t to wish the instantiations disappearance of this threat of atomic annihilation to mankind, the disappearance both of the threat and its intrinsic cause.

            The signs of the Quran that exhort to the habit of contemplation of the works of God are not only to be found in great profusion in he Quran, but a close study reels that the Quran has not inserted these particular signs just heard there in a sporadic or haphazard a manner, but rather it has treated the subject as a complete entity and has not only enunciated in most explicit of the terms the purpose of contemplation, but has also furnished with the points of contemplation, and has even taught the mode hereof. And it is erroneous to take it for granted, that contemplation means only the contemplation of the material works of the universe, or the principles on which the material universe is functioning, nay, but the view of the Quran regarding the contemplation is of a complete, all pervasive contemplation that embraces the entire field of thought, both concerning the inward mind of man and the outward expanse of material universe. The followers of the Quran in these modern times have utterly lost the sense o the completeness of the subject of contemplation and have confined the field of the contemplation to merely the Baconian boundaries, that of the material exploitation of the works of nature in the name and on the pretext of the sacred activity of the contemplation of the works of the Creator.   

            The Muslims of the pre-modern that is the pre-Baconian age did contemplate the works of God knowing instinctively the purpose of such contemplation. They were quite ignorant and innocent of any idea of the association of contemplation with the material exploitation or material utility, but in these present days. Every one is dazed with the urge of material exploitation, and very one has eyes fixed on material advantage, and every one is overwhelmed with the burden of the material necessities of life. No one is seen looking toward the heaven at night wrapt in wounds. No one has any thought of contemplation during the day. The transition from the pre-modern pattern to this modern one has not been abrupt. Slowly and gradually though with an accelerating speed the transformation found its way till today no resemblance could be noticed between the two species, that is the modern and premodern contemplation.

            When the modern Baconian philosophy appeared in the Islamic world in the form of the Baconian Science-guided progress with its rationalistic teachings, the Muslims, indeed without much ado at first and later with a grateful heart accepted and adopted the beneficial side of the new philosophy, associating and correlating the material exploitation of the works of God with the idea of the contemplation of the works of God that was found in the Quran, and thus was the conscience unburdened, and thus was the mind burdened with ever-increasing, worry and discontent balanced with the joy and satisfaction of modern facilities, physical comforts and sensual enjoyments. And though the balance is fast being upset for the worst, their zeal shows no sign of abating, and their eyes have not been opened by he tragedy of Hiroshima, because their faith in the ineffability of their idea of the compatibility between contemplation and the material exploitation of the works of God has not suffered a shaking. And war cries of onward to he progress, onward to self-sufficiency, onward to a position of respect among the advance nations, may be heard everywhere with ever-increasing echo. This misunderstanding of the Muslims may prove dire, not only to the world but also to themselves. Since this is a kind of inconstancy powerful enough to drag this world, and along with it the Muslims, into the flames of a blazing atomic jehannah, in virtue of their misunderstanding and misinterpreting he sense of the contemplation of the works of Allah, and confounding it with the material exploitation of the works of God. Bacon before them did misinterpret the Biblic sense of contemplation and the result is before the world in the form of an all-devouring atomic hell.

            The views of the Quran about this world and its wealth have been made known in the previous pages. The Quran shows a manifest aversion to both this world and its wealth. The topic, therefore of the contemplation has to be judged in the light of the basic tendency of the Quran respecting the question of the material exploitation. The Quran is there, and it may be read and refereed to the most authentic of the interpretations, and the fact will most easily be revealed, that the contemplation of the works of God as is suggested by the Quran has nothing whatsoever to do with the material exploitation of either of the works of God, or the material exploitation in general, and also, not a word could be found throughout the Quran that may be suspected as an exhortation or encouragement to the material exploitation or wealth-acquirement. rather eve where in the Quran wealth of this world, and this world is mentioned as something not t to be loved, and something not very commendable. The Holy Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, likened this world to the dead carrion and its seekers to dogs. And he himself avowed poverty as his pride, and lived up to his word to the last.

            No doubt the subject of the contemplation as is treated by the Quran has to do nothing whosoever with the moral utility. The subject of material utility is treated separately by the Quran, and is given a particular name, that is Al-Fahdl which means bounty of Allah. The contemplation has its own particular objects that are subservient to religious side and haven nothing to do with the worldly side. The objects the Quran has itself elucidated in a manner quite explicit and without any shadow of ambiguity. And these objects generally are, the glorification of he creator, the recognition of His unshared sovereignty, His power, His mercy, and His many other attributes, and the remembrance of the creator, and His truth, and the truth of religion, and remembrance of the doomsday, and seeking the proofs of the necessity and certainty of the event of resurrection, and indeed seeking the proofs of all the objects that are mentioned above. Not a passing hint, or a slight allusion anywhere could be described or discerned about the material utility or exploitation in connection with the signs of the contemplation through the Quran. How these signs could be cited to confirm the process of this modern Baconian progress, could not be comprehended. The process of contemplation embraces are called by the Quran as signs of Allah, and no doubt the signs of Allah have to be contemplated in whatever from they appear.

            This misunderstanding, however, could be attributed to, and could only be attributed to, the atomic misfortune of this mankind, and may be regarded as the effect of the divine retribution for the exclusive engrossment of mankind in the world at the cost of the remembrance of the next world, and their neglect of the religion of God. Howsoever light this inconsistency may be regarded, its retribution has peppered as one, of the most grievous nature, namely, the flames of atomic hell, and unheard of miseries, and deadly strings of radiations in this world, and flames of the atomic hell in the next eternal world. This earth in the future age of full-fledged atomic energy-for-peace will be likened to a grave in which the snakes and scorpions continued to torment by constant stinging the body of the inmate, as a result of the erroneous interpretation of the signs of contemplation. Alas! The sacred word of god never was meant to be an harbinger, or the abettor of a system of ungodly materialism. Nor was it meant to be a champion of a worldly philosophy. Nor even was it to take up the role of an attestor of a system of knowledge polluted by exclusively materialistic usage, or of the contemplation of the works of God profaned by exclusive material exploitation.

            Baconian philosophy, however, and Baconian progress, and Baconian culture are regarded as the Correct test, the naturalist and noblest by the entire mankind of this day, Poor, miserable and unfortunate mankind is hypnotized by the influence of the love of wealth and luxury, and no doubt the bewitching Baconian culture has blinded this mankind. For, it is the blind only or the hypnotized that could not seethe blazing flames of atomic hell that every moment are drifting toward them with perceptible fury. Eight thousand atomic demons stand leashed awaiting hatefully-ho to pounce upon this mankind and consume every thing in a matter of moments, friend and foe alike and sparing not even their master. This world may now be visibly so seen moving one step every day to armed atomic conflict. It appears as a mad world suffering from Bacon-mania.

            Judging from the state of this present mankind it appears quite manifestly, that the nations which perished through divine vengeance in history were not much different in habits from this present day humanity. They were destroyed to be a lesson to others. But when this present mankind is destroyed, who will survive to take the lesson. And those who survived the atomic war would not be found in a situation to take a lesson, no but they will only envy those who had died, and will mourn their own survival.

            The followers of every religion, without exception today are viewing with each other in showing the exact compatibility of their religion with this Baconian progress and this doctrine of material exploitation of the works of God in the name of contemplation. It is only to be wondered, if they will be ready to put the responsibility of he havoc on their religion tomorrow when the atomic hell, the logical consequence of this Baconian progress will have made a madly of their world. Or will they putting the whole blame on the behavior of mankind in failing to avoid the war to mutual recombination of each other. Do not recmininate each other now. It was the nature of this Baconian process to and in exploitation, just as very reactor must end its forty years span of a natural life in explosion, and flood the neighboring districts with life-taking radiations. I own myself not unaware of the prevailing circumstances, nor feign ignorance of necessity and helplessness of this mankind. But the terribleness of the reprisal is too impelling to allow reticence and leave the truth unsaid. Who will judge the difficulty of the situation in which I find myself fallen. Who will have sympathy with me in my afflictions? Indeed my Allah will. He is most merciful.

            Contemplation as is suggested by the Quran is exclusively subservient to religion, and an aid to understanding the basic doctrines of religion, and in this case Islam. The purpose of religion is to teach men to know God, and teach them God-man relations, and religious and moral duties of man, and religious view of this old, and of resurrection, and final judgment and the next world, and the moral versus the natural philosophy. The contemplation as is suggested by the Quran follows the lie of religion, and probes into the phenomena to discover and discern proofs of the doctrines taught by the religion, besides the glorification of he creator. And just as it is not the business of religion to teach the methods, ways and processes of acquiring material necessities of life, or of acquiring wealth of the world, it is not the business of the contemplation of the works of God to deal with the material exploitation of the works of God, or the means and method of works of God, or the means and methods of acquiring the necessities of life, or acquiring wealth or accumulating and maintaining it. The aim and object of man on earth ought according to the Quran to be to escapee the doom of fire and to gain entry in the paradise. The object of contemplation ought in this respect to be to aid him in obtaining his goal. The subject of the acquirement of necessities of life ins quite separate, and has to do nothing whatsoever with religious kind of contemplation. It was always regarded as such in the premodern age in which no idea of the association between the act of contemplation of the works of God and the material exploitation of the works of God had any existence. But we are now confronted with a philosophy, the modern Bacon Ian philosophy of atomism which is purely, exclusively, utterly and entirely a philosophy of the worlds, and its wealth, and the material progress, and has nothing but the material exploitation of the works of God in view. And has a peculiar, and particularly fixed basic structure that neither would admit of any change in itself, nor admit of nay inclusion in it of the spiritual and moral factor of religion to affect some sort of balance between the material and moral spiritual.

                 The Quran from its beginning to its end, depreciates and condemns this world., and enjoins throughout to shun it and its wealth; calling it a play and vanity and a comfort of illusion and mere ostentation against the next life which according to the Quran is the real life. There is not a word nor a hint in the Quran in favour of this world or its wealth. The commendable wealth according to the Quran is only that which has been spent in the name of Allah, or for the sake of this religion. If this be the case, how it is possible to expect that the Quran would recommend the contemplation of the works of Allah for the material exploitation of the works of God. If the Quran abhors this world to such an extent then now it could be expected to suggest a course in which like Baconian philosophy no thought could possibly exist other than that of this material world, its wealth, and its physical comforts. To consider, then that the type of contemplation suggested by the Quran should be justly applied to the material exploitation of the works of God, in line with the abominable, a materialistic and ungodly philosophy of Bacon, is a liable on the sanctity and the integrity of the Quran. It means to bring the Quran down to the level of treatise on materialism. Nay, but the contemplation of the works of God as is suggested by the Quran is in every way as spiritual, as sacred and as divine as the Quran itself is. There apparently has to be some difference between the contemplation of a wordy, materialistic philosophy and as a creed, divine religion, and there ought to be a definite discrimination between a philosophy exclusively of this material world, and a religion with its heart in the other world.

            The Quran has described the act of martial utility by the term Al-fadhl that is the bounty of Allah, and has expressed the act of material utility as seeking the bounty of Allah. And has fixed its place in order of precedence behind that of prayers. And the Quran has nowhere assumed the duty of teaching any method of seeking the bounty, and has nowhere explained any process thereof. It has only enjoined upon its followers to seek the bounty of Allah by fair means and to given charity to those who were needy or who deserved to mean that it has treated the moral side of the affair only. On the other hand the Quran has treated the subject of contemplation completely. It has not only given out the various purposes of conducting the contemplation but has also furnished with the complete list of the object that have to be contemplated. Points that could easily be arranged in various categories, such as physics, chemistry, botany, astronomy etc.  The object of contemplation as is given by the Quran throughout is only religious and divine in nature, and never once material or worldly. The Quran has not pointed to this apparent universe only as the object of contemplation. but also introvert contemplation of one's self has been included in the process. Further the verses of the Quran have been called by the appellation of signs that also have to be subjected to contemplation. Besides that the signs of the Quran concerning the serviceability of he universe to man, signs in which Allah has claimed to have rendered the objects in the universe serviceable to man have also to be included in the subject of contemplation we will clearly these points by examples from the Quran later.

            It was Bacon, Francis Bacon (1561-1626) a contemporary of Mujaddid Alph Thani, Sheikh Sarhindi of India, who first of all did advance the theory of the material exploitation of the works of God in the thank and on the pretext of the contemplation of the works of God by misinterpreting the word of the Bible. History of philosophy has recorded no such thing before. Contemplation before that was always regarded as the aesthetic appreciation of the works and therein any idea of the material exploitation of the works of God. The thought always of the creator was there present with the idea of contemplation. But when the Baconian culture with its science-guided, machine-ridden progress emerged from the west, the people of all the world sought to satisfy their inner conscience by discovering a contemptibility between this new progress and the view of their religious book, and indeed none of them met with much difficulty in finding the cherished quest. The Muslims found on opportunity of laying an added emphasis on the factor of compatibility between Islam and the achievements of this modern science, in virtue of the great emphasis laid by the Quran on the act of contemplation of the works of God, and had with ease discovered the link between the contemplation of the works of God, and the material exploitation of the works of  God. And than because Islam had the reputation of works a religion that had rejected the creed of Monasticism and Hermitage, it was assumed that it allowed progress even if it was of Baconian kind, although in the works of all the authentic commentators and interpreters of the Quran from the first to the last, to the beginning of this modern age, not so much as a word or a passing hint appears that may suggest the least association between the contemplation of the works of Allah and their material exploitation. But Muslims are not the first in history to be involved in misunderstanding when the factor of worldly wealth of present though no link between contemplation and material utility, whatsoever occurred in the Quran:-

            “Thou canst see no flaw in the beneficent one’s creation. Canst thou see any rifts? Then look again, and yet again, they sight will return unto thee weakened and made dim".

            (Quran 67x3-4)

            And, had any attempt over been made at forming up a possible association between the contemplation and material exploitation of the works of God in the Islamic world in premodern items, it would have caused a universal premodern times, it would have caused a universal uproar among the Islamic Ulema, as an instance of gross innovation and reprehensible heresy. The negligible social status of the gold making Al-chemists and the negligible divine reverence which they enjoyed among the Muslims in the premodern ages affords a sufficient measure of their popularity. Bacon was extremely lucky in this respect. He funds a different and well pre-disposed atmosphere. and when the Baconian progress a merged from the west, it appeared over the Islamic world like a fateful, hypnotizing victor with flying banners. Muslims were obliged to accept it. We have alluded to attitude of the interpreters of the Quran in premodern age touching this point, that of the material utility in contemplation, and it may be observed that no ulema even in this modern age has round any association between the contemplation and the material exploitation. A negligible coterie of Baconized interpreters of the Quran, who neither have the knowledge of the Quran, nor they may be found to have been accounted with the preliminaries of science are engaged in advocating then unanimity of the Quran and this modern sciences, and its progress. People, however, would exert in progress even without the inducement of these interrupters in question.

            It is not the Quran only which has broached the topic of the contemplation of the works of Allah. The Bible has also contained examples. But Jesus its the Quran has all or most of the points of Christ's sermon of the mount in a form developed and generalized similarly the points of the contemplation of the works of Allah which appear in but glimpses in the Bible, may be seen in the Quran treated as a complete subject. Its aims and objects are pronounced, and the list of the points for contemplation exhausted. It may also be noticed that the act of contemplation in the Quran has been treated just as thought, and has encompassed the entire field of thought. The topic of the contemplation of the material, substantial objects in the universe has been entreated with conspicutiy and significance, and in exact accordance with the views of the Quran regarding this world.

            It is on the basis of purpose that the Quranic contemplation has to be judged, and it is on the same criterion that it has to be judged against the Baconian exploitation of the works of God. It is the purpose itself in this respect that is the decisive factor to judge between sacred and the preference, the spiritual and the material. And it is the purpose itself that makes all the real difference. A controversy that might rage for centuries without reaching a decision about the Quranic contemplation and the Baconian contemplation could see its termination in a matter of minutes, if the matter is judged upon the criterion of purpose. Why the subject of contemplation should seem such importance may be seen in the consequence of its erroneous may be seen in the consequence of its erroneous appreciation. A consequences dreadful enough to bring anyone back to sense. except him against whom the decree of a horrible doom has gone. We allude to the appearance of atomic hell. The prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, was not only a teacher but also was a partial model for the Muslims in every respect. Who more than him could have contemplated the works of Allah in a manner more proper. There is no sign that he ever hinted at the material exploitation of the works of Allah in connection with their contemplation verbally, or ever did anything practically in this respect. Next to him were his disciples as the models. Nor do we find anything in any of them that could allude to the association between the contemplation and the material utility of the works of Allah. Attempts could be made at explaining away the attitude of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and his disciples in this matter, but who will explain away and how, the consequences of this association between the contemplation of the works of Allah and their material exploitation. Afflictions unheard of miseries untold, discontentment and heart-burning universal and acute, diseases painful and novel, and above all else, the blazing, all-consuming atomic hell which through not much minded at present, yet must clearly be recognised when the [people will be broiled therein, when its flames will begin to roast the people and burn them alive. Is it not better than to foresee the approaching the trouble and think how to avoid it. Nor indeed will be the hell of the radiations of the atomic-energy-for-peace in any way the less horrible.

            The Quran binge the last scripture, and the lest declared will of Allah, the works of Allah in the universe were given out as miracles in lieu of the miracles that were demanded by the people from the pretenders of prophethod as a sign of the truth of their claim in ancient times. Besides these works of Allah in the universe Quran itself has been declared as a standing miracle and an object for contemplation presented as a substitute for the miracles as we worked by he prophets of pre-Islamic ages. Hence all the enhanced significance of the subject of    contemplation, and a miracle this Quran indeed is. If it succeeded in guiding this mankind away from the atomic hell, that certainly would be a miracle without a parallel in human history.

            Islam is that religion which was revealed to the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, in a form perfected and complete in every way. The peculiar, particular and characteristic innovations of this modern Baconian are in knowledge, science and other views, are devilish innovations and satanic seductions, satanic indeed and antichrist, and not at all in line with Islamic views or teachings, and could well be discerned through their gilding anamel by their colours of the anti-Christic false-hood and deceit, and there being no mid way house, between this present situation and the early Islamic era, the only alternative now is either a complete and abrupt nature turn to that same era of early Islam, or to move into the grievous punishment of the Baconian falsehood, a punishment which now is no hidden secret, namely, the flame so f a roaring, a growling and a bursting atomic hell, ready to consume the Christians the Muslims, the Hindus, and the Buddhists and all others that any where existed on earth. If, in order to escape this dreadful doom, this mankind desired to go back to the irreligious for safety, the first requisite for such a move appears to be their recantation of this materialistic view of the contemplation of the works of God. What the Muslims have to renew is faith and determination. They have a complete, perfect, intact and universal religion. contemplate and perfect since the time of the Holy Prophet of Islam, (Peace Be Upon Him). God has himself undertake to guard the Quran, and it has no doubt bee guarded to this day.

            The Christian church a had prescribed the acquirement of knowledge, for the act of eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge and good and evil it was that had caused the expulsion of man from paradise. Came Bacon, and he took up the same point and argued that it was not the pursuit of natural philosophy that had been the cause of man's expulsions from the paradise, but it was the act of man's eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that had been the cause of expulsions, and because the moral philosophy was based on the knowledge of good and evil, therefore man ought to pursue the natural philosophy )(Science) as the command of God, and ought to avoid the pursuit of moral philosophy as proscribed by do to Adam. This thought of Bacon might appear strange, because religion, is based exclusively on moral philosophy and not on natural philosophy. And Bacon appears to have topsyturvied not only the Christian religion, but all religion. But bacon went further and he gave out the destiny of man and the purpose of His new philosophy as the attainment of man’s dominion over nature for material benefit. And Bacon, interested the purpose of Bible contemplation of the works of f God as the material exploitation of the works of f God, and asserted that man had in a vain and impious attempt resorted to the prohibited philosophy that is moral philosophy merely in order to give himself the law. The name as well philosophy of Bacon having been long forgotten, these vies that we have imputed to him might appear strange and doubtful. But his works are still extant, and his views may well be verified in his advancement of learning and Novum Orgaum. But stranger still is the fact that the entire world is adhering, completely, and entirely to the same views without knowing their origin or reality.

            The Quranic concept of contemplation of the works of Allah is purely a concept of religious kind, and has nothing whatsoever to do with material utility. The Quran could never endorse the material view of contemplation, yet the religious concept of contemplation has completely been overwhelmed by the concept of material utility in this world is these days. And none today would care. The cry against Baconian progress could not be set up only in the presence of the havoc consequences of the arouse view, that have now appeared in a manner too manifest to be missed except by those against whom the dreadful decree of providence has gone.

            The Quran has obviously laid considerable stress on the act of the contemplation of the works of Allah. But it is only as an aid to faith, and cannot originally create faith. In fact the works of Allah have been pointed to as a substitute or such miracles as were demanded of the prophets by the people in pre-Islamic times as a proof of the truth of the claim of the pretender of divine mission. The Quran too was presented to mankind as   a miracle in itself, and was to be contemplated besides the works of Allah, and no prophet was to follow Mohammad, the prophet of Islam, peace be upon hi,. Religion was brought to its ultimate perfection, and mankind was left to the Quran for eternal guidance. The mind of mankind too had reached a stage of development where the works of Allah could be substituted or the miracles shown by the prophets in pre-Islamic days.

            When, the Baconian material set-up, with its tremendous prepare prehensile , and its flying banners, its convincing rationalism, and its sweet fruits, appeared on the Islamic world, it was at one accorded a welcome without so much as a site or a finger or a brow, as something that accorded will with the basic concept of Islam. If there were any differences with the western conquerors, those were of political or religious nature. This was because the Muslims did not understand, nor ever tried to understand the actual reality of this modern progress, and now when its dire and dreadful consequences are there, they are the victims of false optimism along with the rest o the mankind, and they are, besides that, as helpless as the rest are. They are tried in the same like of chains, and being driven to the atomic hell, as others.

            The people of the West took up the contemplation of the works of God, for the o sake of material exploitation of the works of God, and they did wonders, and achieved marvellous success in their enterprise due to honesty, sincerity, patience, perseverance, solicitude, endless labour and ceaseless till as article of faith. Bu they achieved their object, by deserting their faith. Their Bible was not the Bible of Moses and Christ. It was the text book of science. Their guide was neither Jesus Christ, nor any of the his apostles or saints. It was the scientist. And they achieved their object because they plunged themselves in the battle of material utility with the spirit of a crusade, forgetting everything else, faith, religion, morality, the next world. Any nation therefore that desired to achieve similar success in progress, could not succeed as well unless and until followed the example of the West. Every nation on earth could do that, but there are conditions and requisites. But the case of the Muslims is different. The living religion still lives. And may be it is at logger-heads with this modern progress and culture.

            Indeed, if any of the early commentators of the Quran were to see this modern progress as it is nothing but wonder would be his lotto reap from the attitude of the Muslims in this respect.  He would never be able to understand the justification of the material exploitation of the works of Allah though the Quranic concept of the contemplation of the works of Allah. The amazement of the present day Muslims, however, might begin with the bombardment of atomic bombs, or the attack of atomic radiations. It is to be wondered, whether then they will be ready to impute the grievous doom to the teachings of the Quran that is the Quran which according to them allowed this modern progress. Nuclear jehannah, however, is the inevitable end of this Baconian material set-up. as a just, all-consuming retribution. And obviously if the view of the modern Muslims regarding the utilitarian contemplation correct, then all the Islamic generations of the pre-modern times had explicitly erred, and were to be regarded as blameable for so gross a neglect, and for so great an error.

            So grossly and universally the Muslims are involved in the misunderstanding that the Quran approves the utilitarian view of the contemplation that no sooner the topic is touched, the answer of a Muslim will invariably be, indeed in the sincerest and surest of tones, “Why sir, do we not find in the Quran signs that exhort to contemplate the works of Allah, and has not the Quran dealt with the topic of the conquest of nature? And is not Islam a progressive religion? Progressive and dynamic. And has not the Quran enjoined on the Muslims to keep the war preparation in readiness, and is it not essential to have weapons of the same category as the other have?

            Here then is a situation which deserves note. There is not a question among these that are quoted above, which is not perfectly correct. But it is in their interpretation and the application of these facts that the mistake appears. Quran does not mean material exploitation of the works of Allah by the contemplation thereof. And Islam is a progressive religion not in the sense that it is the religion of materialism. It is dynamic indeed but dynamic only as a religion of Allah, and not as a system of materialism. The Quran no doubt has enjoined the Muslims to keep the war preparations in readiness as a deterrent, t but the question is whether the atomic bomb, or the hydrogen bomb, or the neutron bomb is a weapon of war or defence. To the scientist an the hydrogen bomb is not a weapon but a means of compete annihilation of life on earth. To Quran it is the atomic hell. It is the retributive wrath of Allah. Both atomic bomb and atomic radiation defy any protect against them. The scientist hither to has failed completely in this respect, and the matter is without any doubt beyond the power of the scientist or the non-scientist. No defence is possible against the divine vengeance, and the wrath of Allah. Nor it is possible for ma to vast the atomic threat in the presence of its cause.

            We have heard the questions put by the Muslims above. Very genuine questions indeed, but they could be answered with equal genuineness as follows:-

            “Is not the result of this modern progress clearly the atomic hell? Could it not be seen even now? Do not this hell encompass the entire mankind, and is not the compete destruction of entire mankind quite certain? Does not the atomic bomb and the atomic radiation defy every means of defence? And do not the atomic radiations change the creatures to miserable, cancer-ridden chimeras before their final extinction? Nor would any one left to call himself the ictor after a universal atomic war. Nor would any one be able to live with immunity in a country in which atomic war has been fought. radiations make a healthy life impossible therein. Neither the Quran, nor any other book, and neither Islam nor any other religion could save this world from the atomic conflagration if this progress of a modern progress, is allowed to continue and complete its stages. The preparation of the means of atomic conflagration are ready, while the atomic conflict is quiet certain. Is it inevitable. Either therefore this progress or safety. To mean that either this progress shall be eradicated, or it will certainly destroy this mankind.

            Now if it is assumed hat the Quran approved of this Baconian materialism, and that the contemplation as is suggested by it, meant the exploration of the works of Allah, then, if this Baconian materialism ended in the flames of atomic hell, will it not men that the teachings of the Quran were such as led to the atomic annihilation of life? But are the teachings of the Quran a really such/Does not the Quran lead to that which is straightest? Is it then the straightest way to reach the inevitable hell of atomic flames? And is not Islam a religion of peace and bliss? Is it blissful then to enter the hell? Let, however its be made clear, that the atomic hell is the logical, the scientific and the inevitable consequence of the Baconian materialism, and is the result of the process of this modern progress is it is. The ruins of the church of Hiroshima might serve as also not those whose eyes are open to see and mind to think, that the same could and would happen to other churches.

            The generality of the Islamic world gratefully ruminates over the thought that the discoveries of sciences furnished them with proofs of the truth of the doctrines of their religion without ever taking the notice of the scythe which science has at the same put to the roots of their religion, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and as if the doctrines so Islam were doubtful until proved by science. And it is interesting to note, that this science could not as a rule furnish a proof of any doctrine which happens to be beyond the five senses. And all the most important doctrines of religion, e.g. the unseen God, resurrection, all that is that side of the grave, and all the spiritual values are beyond the ken of this modern science. She is blind in them. What proofs can she produced to prove religion.

            The intelligentsia of the Islamic world, with the exception of the Ulema are happy in the thought that the contemplation of the works of God as suggested by the Quran is resulting in discoveries of science, and implementing the utilitarian idea of the modern progress, and that was creditable to the Quran. And so whenever a fragment of a sentimental expression of a natural scientist comes to their sight, their hearts are filled with joy and they are lost in reverie, neither ever thinking of the nature of work the scientists did, nor giving any attention to he results which have appeared from their work in the form of miseries, discount, and above all else the all-consuming flames of nuclear jehannah. We shall quotient the following some examples of such expressions. Judge for yourself on the one hand the beauty and submit of these expressions, and on the other hand the nature of their field, and the results that have been produced, and then see if such expressions could be a sufficient bribe for the horrific results of science.

(a)        “He who planted ears, shall he not hear?“ The idea of mind behind and mind within seems as rational and working hypothesis as any”.

(b)        “The universe is ruled by mind as whether it I be the mind of a mathematician or of an ea artist or of a poet or all of them; it is throne reality which gives meaning to existence, enriches our deadly taste, encourages our hope and energises us with faith whenever knowledge fails”.

(c)        “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand up rapt in aware is as good as dead and his eyes are closed”.

(d)        “When we stand and gaze upon the scene before us we grow to feel a part of it. Something in is communicates with something us. The communion brings us enjoy and joy brings exaltations.

(e)        “Can any one seriously suggest that this directing and regulating power originated in chance encounters of toms? Can the stream rise higher than the fountain?”.

(f)        “The more we know the more we find there is to know. The farther we go the greeter is our joy. The deeper we penetrate the high-rise our exhalation. So on and on we shall go laymen and scientists alike. The shall benders top, because the lure is too great”.

N.B. No doubt into the atomic hell.

(g)        “Our minds are overwhelmed by immensity and majesty of nature”.

(h)        “We hardly know which to admire the more. The mind that arranged nature or the mind which interpreted it”.

(i)         “What a marvellous imagination God Almighty has”.

(j)         “The universe looks more like a great thought than a great machine”.

(k)        “One plan, many variations, one design many modifications, one truth many versions”.

(l)         “O God! How marvellous are they works”.

(m)       “The very law which moulds a tear and bids it trickle form its source, that law preserves the earth and guides the planets in their course”.

(n)        “We must take such qualities of organism as varying, growing, multiplying developing, feeling and endeavouring. A study of such facts interests, educates, enriches and helps to keep alive the sense of wonder, which we hold to be one of the saving graces of life”.

(o)        “Open thou mine eyes that I may behold wonders of thy creation”.

(p)        “In these things, minute, what wisdom is displayed, what power and what unfathomable perfection”.

(q)        “He who cats himself on nature’s fair and full bosoms draws food and drink form a fountain that is never dry”.

(r)" In contemplation of things, by steps we may ascend to God”.

(s)        “How mighty and how majestic are thy works and with what appellant dread they swell the soul”.

(t)         “It is wonder that man's brain reels before the infinitely great things of the universe on the one hand and the infinitely small things of nature on the other”.

(u)        “It is impossible to conceive either the beginning or the continuance of life without an over ruin creative power. Over-power rising strong proofs of be enrolment and intelligent design are to be found around us, teaching that al living things depend on  everlasting Creator and ruler”.

(v)        “So work the honey bees. Creatures that by a rule in nature, teach the at of order to the kingdom of people”.

(w)       “The universe is a circle whose centre is every where, and circumference is nowhere”.

(x)        “The trembling universe smut have been balanced it unthinkable precision”.

(y)        “Mohammad was a great king, a mighty conqueror, and very clever and learned man. From the Quran we learn that he was a lover of nature and that he knew something of bees and the value of honey. He speaks of bews building nests for themselves and producing honey of various colours. These things were not obtained without a certain amount of inquiry and observation”.

All these expressions are beautiful and inspiring. Interesting comments could be made on them but here we will desist. The last tone of these expressions however which is about Mohammed, the Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, deserves notice. This observation as made by kater Lovell. There can be no doubt that Kater Loverl’s. There can be no doubt that Kater Lovel’s reflections are based on sincerity, and must have been meant as a genuine tribute which actually figures as a libel. Mohammad peace be upon him, was neither a king nor a conquer, but was the apostle of God. And the Quran owes nothing to his observation or ability. It is the word entirely of Allah revealed to him. The recognition of the knowledge of the Prophet and the extent allowed a so appears to be doubt a trifle.

            We need not discuss these expressions above-quoted, because they only are the relics of by gone age, and are the expression of the past. Today no such sentiments are either thought of on recorded. Now either the problems of this science-guided age or the subjects of the text books occupy both the mind of men and the pages of the books. Mankind has lost the Wordsworthian touch of contemplation. The practice of material exploitation of the works of God has extinguished that light, and the mind of man now is completely occupied by the worry of those problems which the material exploitation of the works of God has created, and by the constant dread of the hazards what are incident on the atomic phenomenon. Times e are coming when mankind will shun even the idea of the contemplation of the works of God due to the excruciating troubles, which this materialistic contemplation will have created for this mankind. Do we not see that in the beginning of this modern Baconian progress, the people had in their mind the idea of the contemplation of the works of God in religious spirit even in the material exploitation of the works of God. But gradually the idea of material exploitation prevailed, till nothing but material utility remained without any association of the thought of religion.

Miracles were demanded as a proof of the truth of the mission of the prophets. The Quran says:-

            “They said( to their prophets): Ye are but mortals like us, who would fain turn us away form what our fathers used to worship, then bring some clear warrant. Their prophets said unto them: We are but mortals like you, but Allah giveth grace unto whom he will of his sales. It is not ours to ring you a warrant unless by the permission of Allah. In Allah let believers put their trust”.

            (Quran 14x10-11)

If, however, a miracles was shown it was denounced as mere magic by these who did not want to believe. The Quran says:-

            “(Pharaoh) Said (To Moses). If thou comest with a token, then produce it, if thou art of those who speak the truth. Then he (Moses) w flung down his staff and lo! it was a serpent manifest; and he drew forth his hand (from his bosom), and Lo! it was white for the beholders. The chief's of pharaoh’s people said: Lo! This is some expert magician, who would expel you from your land. Now what do you advise”?

            (Quran 7x106-110)

The people of Moses even went further and demanded t to see God by themselves. The Quran says:-

            “And when ye said :O Moses! We will not believe in thee till we see Allah plainly; and even while ye gazed, the lightening seized you. Then we relived you after your extinction, that ye might give thanks”.

            (Quran 2x55-56)

The denial of the potent by the people is the cause of not showing the portents. God in the Quran says:-

            “Naught thindereth us from sending portents save the folk of old denied them”.

            (Quran 17x59)

Even the prophet of Islam was obliged to show a miracle. The moon was rent in twin by the sing of his finger. But the result was that it was proclaimed as the magical illusion as usual. The Quran says:-

            “The hour drew nigh and the moon was renting twin. And if they behold a portent they turn way and say: the same old magic”.

            (Quran 54c1-2)

The Jews too demanded a miracle of the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, but the answer of the Quran was as follows:-

            “They are those who say: Lo! Allah hath charged us that we believe not in any messenger until he bring us an offering which fire (from heaven) shall devour. Say unto them (O Mohammad)  : Messengers came unto you before me with miracles, and with that (very miracle) which ye describe. Why then did ye slay them? (Answer that) if ye are truthful”.

            (Quran 3x183)

The people demanded of the Holy Prophet of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him) to produce instantly before their eyes the pattern of the paradise which he promised to the pious. people. The Quran say:-

            “And they say: We will not put faith in the till thou cause aspiring toughs forth form the earth for us. Or thou have a garden of date-palms and grapes and cause rivers to gush for the therein abundantly, or thou cause the heaven to fall upon a piecemeal, as thou hast pretended, or bring Allah and angels as a warrant. thou have a house of God, or thou ascend up into heaven, and even then we will put no faith in thine ascension till thou bring down for us a book that we can read. Say (O Mohammad) My Lord be glorified! Am I naught save a mortal messenger? And naught prevented mankind from believing when the guidance came unto them save that they said: Hath Allah sent a mortal as (His) messenger?”.

            (Quran 17x90-94)

A portent is desired by the people of prophet of Islam but the answer of the Quran :-

            “Those who disbelieve say : If only some portent were sent down upon him form his Lord. Thou art a warner only, and for every folk a guise”.

            (Quran 13x7)

And:-

“Say (unto them O Mohammad) : I am only a mortal like you. It is inspired in me that y our God is one God, therefore take the straight path unto Him and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe unto the idolaters, who give not the prude, and who are disbelieves in the hereafter”.

            (Quran 41x6-7)

Quran which was revealed to Mohammad, Peace be upon him, is declared by Allah as is own standing miracle and a perfect and complete guide to mankind. Allah says:-

            “Verily, though mankind and Jinn should assemble to produce the like of this Quran, they could not produce the link thereof though they were helpers one of another. And verily we have displayed for mankind in this Quran all kinds of similitudes, but most of mankind refuse ought save disbelief”.

            (Quran 17x88-89)

And they insist o on a miracle such as to:-

            “Cause a spring to gush forth form the earth.......Messenger”.

            (Quran 17x90-94)

Although the Quran comprises:-

            “The sing of the scripture”.

            (Quran 13x1)

Yet:-

            “When our clear revelations are recited unto them, those who disbelieve say of the truth when it reacheth them, this is mere magic”.

            (Quran 46x7)

But:-

            “proofs have come unto you form your Lord, so whose seeth, it is for his own god, and whoso is blind is blind to his own hurt”.

            (Quran 6x104)

“Had it been possible for a lecture to cause the mountains to move, or thereto to be to turn asunder, or the dead to speak, (this Quran would have done so). Nay but Allah’s is the whole command”.

            (Quran 13x31)

“Will they then not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on the hearts”.

            (Quran 47x24)

Contemplation as an aid to belief:-

            “Lo! In the heavens and the earth are portents for believers. And in your creation, and all the beats that He scattereth in the earth, are portents for a folk whose faith is sure. And the difference of night and day and the provision that Allah sendeth down from the sky and thereby quickeneth the earth after herdeth, and theordering of the winds, are portents for a people who have sense. There are the portents of Allah sense. These are the portents of Allah which We recite unto thee with truth. Then in what fact, after Allah and his portents, will they deliver?”.

            (Quran 45x3-5)

Albeit:-

            “Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and warnings avail a not folk who will not believe”.

            (Quran 10x101)

For:-

            “Indeed it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts which are within the bosoms, that grow blind”.

            (Quran 22x46)

A characteristics instance of the Islamic contemplation of the works of Allah is to be found in the example of Abraham. Therein no factor of material utility is involved. It is purely a religious matter. The contemplation leads Abraham to the true God after rejecting the false ones. The Quran says:-

            “Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of  heavens and the earth that he might be of those possessing certainty: When the night grew dark upon him he beheld a star. He said this is My Lord. But when it set, he said. I love not things that set. And when he saw the moon uprising, he exclaimed: This I my Lord. But when it is set, he said: Unless my Lord guide me, I surely shall became of the folk who are astray. And when he saw the sun uprising the cried: This is My lord! This is greater! and when it set he exclaimed: O my people! Lo! I am free from all they ye associate (with him).L! I have turned my face toward Him who created the heavens and the earth, as one by nature upright, and I am not of the idolaters”-.

            Quran 6x75-79)

            Read the above-quoted passage of the Quran carefully. Abraham indeed had the idea of the creator of the heavens and the earth. He only subjected the objects, that is star, moon, and sun to his scrutiny, for these were those very objects which were worshipped as God in those days. He set the criterion that of setting before him, and he rejected to accept as god anything which he did set. This is a specimen of contemplation.  Contemplation does not create faith originally. It only helps to discover the issues an it helps to make inference form the faces. This point will find clarification when we will explain the objects other contemplation as are set forth by the Quran.

            Abraham left his son in a barren land and not a fertile. land. He built the house of God (in Mecca) and not a laboratory for material utility. And he seats his object the religion of one true God and not the wealth of the world. The same applies to the contemplation. It is subservient to the views of religion and not the material utility. The duties of the prophet of Islam, (Peace Be upon Him), are enumerated by the Quran as follows:-

            “(He)  reciteth unto them His (God’s) revelations, and purifies them and teacheth them the scripture and wisdom”.

            (Quran 3x164)

And this is exact response to the prayer of Abraham:-

            “Our Lord! And raise up in their midst a messenger from among them who shall recite unto them they revelations and shall instruct them in the scripture and in wisdom, and shall purify them. Lo! Thou, only thou, art the mighty, wise”.

            (Quran 2x129)

Religious and moral side even in worldly matters was that only which was taught by the prophet of Islam, (Peace Be Upon Him). He never a taught the methods of processes of material utility. Once when the Holy Prophet observed the people spreading pollen on the palm trees, He forbade them the practice. But when the product of fruit in that season appeared much less, the prophet said: You know your worldly matters better. Hazrat Omer Ibn-ul-Aziz admonished his tax-collectors saying, Allah had sent the prophet as His prophet and not as a tax-collector. Desist therefore form demanding zimmi tax from the Muslims, even if the treasury remains empty. Also once, when the Prophet, (Peace Be Upon him), was requested to issue orders to bring the rates which had enormously risen in the market down, he declined to do so. However, the next day he went to the market and made an appeal to the merchants which had a prompt effect and the rates instantly went down. The same rules has to be applied to the contemplation of the works of Allah, which only has the religious ends and objects and not material or worldly.

            When the material contemplation of modern Baconian philosophy is viewed against the religious contemplation of the Quranic view it oracles to our mind the third named as crane is English, Kraan in Dutch and Karanich in German. This is a long-legged and long-wrecked bird generally found standing in water near the bank with its head lowered as if in mediation. But no sooner then a frog pears before it than it plucks at it and swallows it with a gulp and again is lost in its reverie. This is the example o modern Baconian utilitarian contemplation of the works of God. It may be said that the modern Baconian, utilitarian contemplation against the divine contemplation is the Cranic contemplation against the Quranic contemplation. Anther example is that of a son who from a distant land sent to his widowed mother a tiny bird that spoke many languages. And when in a letter he asked his mother, “How a had she liked there bird”. The reply was “very tasty dear son”.

            How to do the contemplation of the works of Allah, is the question. Surely no one anywhere in these times may be seen in contemplation of the works of Allah according to the objects to the Quran, and the contemplation in these times is being done on the Baconian pattern of utilitarianism, in science laboratories and in observatories. The general public, however is engrossed in the financial worries and wants. The Quranic contemplation has to be done with anti-world, and anti-materialistic views, of the Quran, and its views abut Allah, resurrection, judgement and the next world in mind. This will be a contemplation on the liens of the Quran, though it does not appear possible as long as this Baconian philosophy and its science-guided progress exits.

            We will quote the examples from the Quran which give the various objects of contemplation. We, however, behave strained out prayers to the utmost, and have viewed the Quran from every angle in order to find any hint or illusion in any way reminiscent of material utility in connection with the contemplation of the works of Allah or God or Lord God, but with no success. And have reaped only owner from the sagacity of those millions to whom a conspicuous link between the Quranic contemplation of the works of Allah and the material exploitation of the works of God appears in this modern Baconian progress.

            And alas! A sad misunderstanding is there in every mind that most urgently needs clearance. Namely the general notion that, we can accomplish both the glorification of the creator and the material utility at the same time in the contemplation of the works of God. How dearly it is wished it could have been a possibility in this Baconian set-up of this systematic, organised, ever-increasing, eternal and infinite kind of a progress gaudier by an equally systematic, organised, ever-increasing, endless, infinite and eternal kind of science, which gradually would occupy greater and greater part of man's mind and time, expelling at the same time and proportionally the thought of God, death, religion, resurrection and the next world from the mid and time of man, till eventually it would end either in a sudden explosion, or would ruin this life on earth through somatic and genetic effects o the radiation of the atomic energy-fore-peace. Just observe at present in his state of the world, how much thought of God, religion and the next world is left in man’s mind, and how much glorification of the creator is being effected in the contemplation of the natural objects.  And remember, that this world wont only could not exist without faith, but also that the inevitable and of this Baconian progresses in ruin.

            The best possible method of distinctly explaining the Quranic view of the contemplation of the works of God is to quote examples which show the objet thereof. And this we will endeavour to do in the following:-

(1)        The act of contemplation begins with a notion of certainty in mind of some purpose of this creation. Remembrance of Allah is the object. The works of Allah present objective, substantial view or the remembrance of the creator thereof. The Quran says:-

            “Lo! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and (in) the difference of might and day a are tokens (of his sovereignty) or men of understanding such as remember Allah, standing, sitting and reclining and consider the creation of the heavens and the earth, (and say) Our Lord thou createdst not this in vain. Glory be to thee, preserve us form the doom of fire: Our Lord! Whom thou causest to enter the fire : him indeed thou hast confounded. For evil-doers there will be no helpers. Our Lord, Lo! We have heard a crier calling unto faith! Believe ye in your Lord, therefore forgive us our sins, and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die the death of the rigorous. Our Lord! and give us that which thou hast promised to us by the messengers. Confounded us not upon the day of resurrection. Lo! Thou breakest not the tryst”.

            (Quran 3x190-194)

            Read the above-quoted example of the contemplation of the works of Allah, and mark that no allusion whoever appears to the material utility of the works of Allah. And mark also, the prophetic fulfilment of the appearance of fire even within this every world. Mankind now stands face to face with the cofoundating hell of atomic fire as a result of their love of this world and its wealth, and the accumulation of wealth in the name of progress. Please mark throughout these examples which we will quote in this context, firstly, that there is no connection between the objects of Quranic contemplation of the works of Allah and the notion of their material exploitation. And secondly that the act of Quranic contemplation of the works of Allah is purely of a natural moral, religious and divine. And thirdly hat it should be accomplished without the accompaniment of the aids and instruments of this modern since. And fourthly that the discoveries of science have sided and abetted the contemplation of the works of Allah but little, awhile the objects of the two that is the Quran and science in this respect have nothing in common, and rather stand in radical position.

(2)        And the purpose is a vision and reminding of Allah’s sovereignty:-

            “Have they not observed the sky above them, how have We constructed it and beautified it, and how there are no rifts therein? And the earth We have spread out, and have flung firm hills therein, and have caused of every lovely kind to grow therein. A vision and a reminder of every penitent slave”.

            (Quran 50x6-8)

(3)        And the object is to discern the certainty of man’s meeting with the Lord on the day of judgement:-

            “Allah it is who raised up the heavens without visible supports, then mounted the throne and compelled the sun and the moon to be c of service, each runneth onto an appointed term; He ordereth the course; He detaileth the signs, that haply yet may be certain of the meeting with your Lord”.

            (Quran 13x2)

(4)        And the object is to observe the example of resurrection:-

            “And Allah is He who sendeth the winds and the raise cloud, then. We lead it unto a dead land and revive therewith the earth after its death. Such is the resurrection”.

            (Quran 35x9)

(5)        And the object is to see though this original creation the fact of the second birth on resurrection:-

            “Say go through the earth, and see He hath brought forth created beings, hereafter, with a second birth will God cause them to be borne again; for Allah is Al-mighty”.

            (Quran 29x20)

            Read this above-quoted example which furnishes us with glaring specimen of comparison in this context between the object of the Quran and that of Darwin of this modern Baconian ere. Darwin did exactly what the Quran has suggested when it says “Go through the earth, and see how he hath brought forth decreased beings”. Darwin went through the earth in his voyage, and he tried to see how the created being had been brought forth. He devoted his life to seeking the origin of species on earth. But what was his object? Was it as the Quran has hinted, the attainment of the proof of the second birth on resurrection? Or was it something else? It is not without truth that the exploding of the religious theory of instantaneous birth of creatures was among the objects of the search of the origin of species. Whatever might have been the object of the search of Darwin, it was not that which the Quran has given, nor there pears any violation of their rules or decency if it is said, that the work of Darwin form its beginning to its end---------bitch the search and the conclusion------s reminiscent of something sinister about it, sinister as well as loathsome.  And whereas science has failed to find the origin o species in spite of all its knowledge and its appendages, as far as the point of the Quran is concerned in this respect, it is the easiest thing for any individual to see the possibility of a second birth by seeing the example of this first birth.

(6)        And the object is to know the serious and the fixed term of the creation, and to have the consequent certainty of the resurrection and the judgement:-

            “Have they not considered within themselves that Allah hath not created the heavens and he earth, and all that is between them but for a serious end, and for a fixed term? But truly most men believe not that they shall meet their Lord?”.

            (Quran 30x8)

(7)        And the object is to view Allah’s government, control , order, power and complete uncharged sovereignty, and the helplessness of those associated with Him as God:-

            “He causeth the night to enter in upon the day, and the day to enter in upon the night; and He hath given laws to the sun and the moon, so that each journeys to its appointed goal. This is God your Lord. All power is His. But the gods whom ye call on beside Him have no power over the husk of adequateness”.

            (Quran 35x13)

(8)        And the object is to know the omnipotence, and constant vigilance of the creator. And this clemency and forgiveness:-

            “Verily Allah holdeth fast the heavens and the earth that they pass not away. And if they were passing away none could hold them back but He. For He is ever clement, forgiving”.

            (Quran 35x41)

            Read the above-quoted example. Newton might attribute the fact of sustaining the members of the solar system to get her to the laws of gravity. Or Einstein might attribute the same fact to relativity. And there is no doubt that this universe is functioning according to the laws which the creator has ordained or the purpose. But here is a subtle distinction in this matter to which we like to point, namely, that Allah appears to insist with particularity upon his claim that every act I the phenomena of the universe has to be attributed to Him alone. And every man with a religious bend of mind has adopted this rule. You will hear t him saying: Allah has brought the rain. Allah has cleared the sky. And so on so forth. But the scientist stops at the principle of science. And there is no doubt that every thing ultimately is connected with the will of God. The object of scientist in this respect is short  and limited so is his view.

(9)        And the object is to find reason to be grateful to Allah for his boons:-

            “More-over, the dead earth is a sign of to them: We quicken it and bring forth the grain from it, and they eat thereof: And we make in it gardens of the date and vine, and we cause springs to gush forth in it; that they may seat of its fruits, and their hands made it not. Will they not therefore be thankful”.

            (Quran 36x33-35)

“And their hands made it not”, says the Quran in the above quoted passage. There is something real thought-provoking and effect effective in it. Also it may be observed that the subject of the passage is the material utility, but it is not the object of contemplation thereof. The object is thanks giving.

(10)      And the object is to realise, that the bestowal of wealth is in the bands of Allah:-

            “See they not that Allah bestoweth full supplies on whom He pleaseth and giveth sparingly to whom He pleaseth? Signs truly are there herein to those who believe”.

            (Quran 30x37)

            Read the above-quoted passage to realise, that apart from all the philosophy of the factors like struggle, hard-worked and ability, there always appears some power which could as light all these factors, and distributes wealth in a  manner whose reasons could hardly be comprehended by man. This I prove absolute wilt and unquestionable sovereignty. Of Allah.  A Socrates may fret in poverty, but a plodding dunce may be found to play in millions. There might be reasons for that discrimination, but we generally do not know.

(11)      And the object is to grain insight and see admonition though the works of Allah is in order to turn to him:-

            “Will they not look up to the heavens above them, and consider how We have reared it and decked it forth, and that there are no flees therein? And as to the earth, we have spread it out, and throw the mountains upon it, and have caused an uprgroath in it of all beauteous kinds of plants, for insight and administration to every servant who loveth to turn to Allah”.

            (Quran 50x6-8)

(12)      And the object is to observe the dominion of Allah in the heavens and the earth:-

            “Have they not considered the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and what things Allah hath created, and that it may be that their own term draweth might? In what fact after this will they believe?”.

            (Quran 7x185

            Now read this above quoted passage other Quran and see that Allah’s dominion means a contradiction of Bacon’s notion of man’s dominion over the universe. And note the prophetic utterance therein, that it may be that their own term draweth night”. and there is no doubt that the disregard of the dominion of God in the universe by this present Baconian age due to the notion of their own dominion over nature, has brought the term of this modern mankind near through the atomic ruin. However, there we are concerned with the topic of contemplation only, but let it be remembered, that contemplation pervades every subject and every object, because it is the thought, and as thought it is concerned with everything that God has created. And let the question of the Quran in the above-quoted passage be repeated, “In what fact after this will they believe?”. This question may with real aptness be put to this modern mankind saying “In what fact after the manifest appearance of this atomic hell will you believe?”. Indeed, though hitherto they appear to be quite unmindful of the atomic hazard, and they appear to be hopeful. And no body to tell them of the falsity of their hope.

(13)      And the object is to foster fear of God which is the essence of knowledge, and piety:-

            “Hast thou not seen how Allah causeth water to fall from the sky, and We produce therewith the fruit of divers hues; and among the hills are steaks white and red, of divers hues, and (others) proven-black; and of men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, diverse hues? The learned only among his bondsmen fear Allah”.

            (Quran 35x27-28)

(14)      And the object is to distinguish between the creation and the creator:-

            “And of his portents ware the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Adore not the sun nor the moon; but adore Allah who created them, if it is truth Him whom ye worship”.

            (Quran 41x37)

            Modern mankind has misunderstood the purpose of contemplation due to the veil of the love of the world on their eyes. How, it is not known the following saying of the prophet of Islam, (Peace Be Upon Him), is read by the Muslims, but the truth is just as the prophet has said, namely:-

            “The love of the world is the root cause of every mistake”.

            We have given most of therein objects of contemplation of the works of Allah as the Quran has given. Our basic object here is to show that the Quranic contemplation of the woks f Allah is subservient to religion purely, and has to do nothing with the material utility of the works of Allah, in contrast with the Baconian view which exclusively is concerned with the material utility of the works of God in the name of contemplation. The Quran may be read form its beginning to its end to find any connection between the contemplation and c material utility. The chance of success, however, is dubious, But the realisation of the truth r needs predisposition of mind. The Quran says:-

            “Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and warnings avail not folk who will not believe”.

            (Quran 10x101)

For:-

            “Indeed it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts, which are within the bosoms, that grow blind”.

            (Quran 22x46)

And:-

            “Whoso is blind here will be blind in the hereafter, and yet further form the road”.

            (Quran 17x72)

And:-

            “He will say: My Lord! Wherefore hast thou gathered me (hither) blind, when I was wont to see? He will say: (So it must be).Our revelations came unto thee but thou didst forget them. In like manner thou art forgotten this day”.

            (Quran 20x 125-126)

Although:-

            “Had it been possible for a lecture (Quran) t because the mountains to move, or the earth to be torn asunder, or the dead to speak, (this Quran would have done so), Nay, but Allah’s is the whole command”.

(Quran 13x31)

And:-

            “if we had caused this Quran to descend upon a mountain, thou verily hadst seen it humbled, rent asunder by the fear of Allah. Such similitude coin We for mankind that haply they may reflect”.

            (Quran 59x21)

            There appear in the Quran a species of verses (signs), that are of the same category as those of the speculative contemplation, but are concerned with particularly the fact of subjection and subjection of the universe and all that is in it to man’s service by Allah. Due to the factor of serviceability of the things appearing I in direct reference I these signs in question, there occurs a considerable probability of man’s mind being deluded into the subjugation and material utility of the works of God by man, and the point of emulation was thereby intended. A delusion most likely to appear in the case of this modern much cherished progress. These signs recalled generally ad he signs of Taskhir-il-Kaayinaat at, that is the conquest of the universe, and a recited by the Muslims with greater surety, and added zest and enhanced gusto, in favour of this Baconian progress. It is for us now to seek the actual truth of these signs and this we will endeavour to b do. Following is a specimen of these signs:-

            “See ye not how Allah hath made serviceable unto you whatsoever is in the earth and hath loaded you with his favours both without and within?  Yet of mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah, without knowledge or guidance or a scripture giving light”.

            (Quran 31x20)

            Read  this above-quoted passage of the Quran to find that it is clearly an example of the contemplation. And although material utility is the object of the topic, yet the act material utility here as everywhere has to follow the basic policy of the Quran about this world and its wealth. And if the modern Baconian progress is not accept rate to the Quran as a rule, it could notion any way be rendered acceptable in this passage of the Quran, or in any other passage of this kind.

            Allah in this passage reminds the mankind o his kindness in having rendered all that is in the universe as serviceable to man and has expressed wonder at those who in spite of having seen all this should dispute about the unity, sovereignty and kindness of Allah.

            The phrase, that is” rendered serviceable”. is the translation of the Arabic word “Sakhara” the word used by the Quran, and means “to force to do something for nothing”. And the point which needs to be carefully noted is that it is Allah himself who asserts to have his left rendered all these things serviceable to man. And in return has expected allegiance and gratitude of man. There appears no hint at the emulation of Allah on the part of man. But all the misunderstanding appears as a hasty conclusion made in the heat of inner desire of wealth and urgent necessity.

            Allah expects gratitude ‘The Quran says:-

            “Allah is He who hath made these serviceable unto you that he ships may run thereon by his command, and that ye may seek of His bounty, and that haply eye maybe thankful. And b hath made of service unto you whatsoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth; It is all form Him. Lo! Herein verily are portents for people who reflect”.

            (Quran 45x12-13)

We will see throughout the category of these signs, that Allah asserts his particular declaim to have his life rendered the things serviceable to man, and expects gratitude.

            Read this above-quoted passage to know that firstly. Allah has expected gratitude or his kindness, and secondly has pointed to His boons as portents for reflection to discover the sovereignty, unity, mercy and grace of Allah. It has to be noticed that the point of material utility has not been treated as the object. The object rather is the gratitude, and Allah’s assertion to have done himself all this for man.

            Allah expects gratitude: The Quran says:-

            “And it is He who constrained the sea to be of service that ye may cater fresh meat from thence. And bring forth from thence ornaments which ye aware. And though seest the ships ploughing it what ye may seek of His bounty, and they haply ye may give thanks”.

            (Quran 16x14)

            Allah is in this above-quoted passage has expected gratitude for these boons, and has used the phrase, “seeking the bounty of Allah”, for material utility, whereas the functionaries of Baconian progress seek not the bounty of Allah, but they do exact tribute from nature by force and tact, and they seek omission over nature. This according to the theological views makes a lot of difference.

            Protestants are therein for people who have sense:-

            “And he hath constrained the night and the day and the sun and the moon to be of service unto you, and the stars are made subservient by his command. Lo! Herein indeed are portents for people who have sense”.

            (Quran 16x12)

But man a wrong-doers and ingrate:-

            “Hew giveth you all ye ask of Him, and if ye would count the bounty of Allah ye cannot reckon it. Lo! Man is verily a wrong-doer, an ingrate”.

            (Quran 14x32-34)

            It may be asked, if God is so averse to material utility, why then should he ask man’s gratitude for the material utility of his boons. The answer is that God is not averse to man’s partaking of his boons, but it is the kind of the doctrine of material utility, and the purpose thereof that counts. We are confronting this modern Baconian doctrine of material utility, which engenders a systematic, organised , ever-increasing and infinite pattern of progress, and is regarded as the purpose of mans’ life. Also, The basic policy of the Quran regarding, this world, its wealth, and the material utility has to be kept in mind, which is averse.

            The example of contemplation is the Bible. Note the identity of style and purpose with the Quran:-

            “The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of heaven, with his glorious show; the sun when it appeareth, declaring this thing a marvellous instrument, the work of the most thigh.......great is the Lord that made it. and at his commandment it runneth hostility. He made the moon also to serve in here season for a declaration of time ,and assign of the world.......the beauty of the heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament giving light in the highest places of the Lord. At the command of the Holy one they will stand in their order, and e never faint in their watches. Look upon the rainbow, and praise Him that made it; very beautiful it is in the brightness thereof. It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the most high have bended it......by his counsel He appeareth the deep, and planeteth islands therein,......We may speak much and yet come short: Wherefore is um, he is all”.

            (The Bible-Ecclesiasticus XLIII-1-27)

Mark that the praise and the glory of the creator is the purpose and not the material utility:-

And:-

            “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork”.

            (The Bible-Psalms XIX-1)

The Quran, never, has treated the contemplation as a complete subject.

            We will cite an example of the contemplation by Jesus Christ to show that the contemplation reflects the basic tendency of the views. Jesus Christ famed for the doctrine of poverty says:-

            “Behold the fowls of the air, for they show not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the Illinois of field, how they grow,’ they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all y his glory was not arrayed like one of these”.

            (St. Mathew I-26-29)

And then read the following form the Quran to discover the identity of views between the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Quran:-

            “And how many an animal there is that beareth not its own provision! Allah provideth for it and for you. He with hearer the knower”.

            (Quran 29x60)

And:-

            “There is not a beast in the earth but the substance thereof dependeth on Allah. He knoweth its habitation and its repository. All is in a clear record”.

            (Quran 11x6)

And now we will exemplify this Baconian method of contemplation, that is the contemplation of the works of God for the material exploitation of the works of God. The design of Bacon’s characteristics contemplation of the works of God is:-

            “By means of inquirers some of which should be experimental like those of Al-Chemists? But purged from superstitious taint and directed not toward immediate gain, but toward a through going knowledge vastly to increase in the long run the dominion of man over nature.......And through resolute and patient persistence in discriminating observation ,and as well-devised experiment, man may wring the secrets from nature and turn them to this own advantage”.

            (Pages 11-113)

            When the mode of Baconian contemplation is seen in comparison with the mode of religious contemplation, the following Quranic example appears to depict the perversion of Baconian contemplation:-

(a)        The Chidden of Israel asked Moses to let them settle in acuity. The they were allowed and were told to enter the city saying Hittaton which means forgive our sings and moving in humble posture. This may be likened to religions contemplation. But what they actually did was, that instead of saying hittaton, they went saying : Hintaton, which means give us what, and instead of f entreating the age prostrate, they indecently crept upon their breach in ridicule of divine command, which may be likened to Baconian contemplation, that is the contemplation for material exploitation. The Quran has recorded this instance as follows:-

            “And when it was said unto them: dwell in this township and eat therefrom whence ye will, and say hittaton (repentance), and enter the gate prostrate; We will forgive you your sins; we shall increase (reward) for the right-doers. But those of them who did wrong changed the word which had been told therefore another saying, and we sent down upon them wrath form heaven fro their wrong-doing”.

            (Quran 7x161-162)

            It is said that a pestilence broke out among them, and seventy thousand of them were akin away. However, it is difficult to estimate how many will be taken away by the atomic pestilence for this Baconian contemplation.

(b)        Another example rise that in the days of David Some Israelites dwelt at Allah to Lath, on the red sea. There on the night of the Sabbath the fish used to come in greater numbers to the sore, and stay there all the Sabbath to tempt them, But the night following they returned to the sea again. Al length some of the inhabitants, neglecting God’s command cached. fish on the Sabbath and dressed and ate them; and afterward cut canals from the sea, for the fish to enter, with sluices, which they shut on the Sabbath, to prevent their return to these. The other part of the inhabitants, who strictly observed the Sabbath, used both persuasion and force to stop this impiety, but to no purposes, the offenders growing only more and more obstinate, whereupon David cursed the Sabbath-breakers, and God transformed them into space. It is said that one gong to see a friend of his that was among them, fund him in the shape of an ape, moving his eyes about wildly; and asking him whether he was not such a one, the ape made assign with his head that it was he; whereupon the fiend sidt him, Did not I advise you to desist? At which the ape wept. These unhappy people remained three days in this condition, and were afterward destroyed by a wind which swept them all that he sea. The Quran s has recorded the tragic event as follows:-

            “And ask them of the township that was by the sea, how they did break the Sabbath, how their big fish came unto them visibly upon their Sabbath day. And on a day when they did not keep Sabbath came they not to them. Thus did We try them for that they were evil-livers. And when community among them. said: Why preach ye to a folk whom Allah is about to destroy and punish with an awful doom, hey said: In order to be free from guilt before your Lord, and that haply they may ward off (evil). And when they forgot that where of they had been reminded, We rescued those who forbade wrong, and visited those who did wrong with dreadful punishment because they were evil-livers. So when they took pride in that which they had been forbidden. We said unto them: Be e apes despised and loathed”.

            (Quran 7x163-166)

            The Sabbath breakers who played a trick for material utility were changed that appears. But the Baconian utilitarian are to be flung into the atomic hell. Just sae the difference, and the comparative degree of guilt and wonder. And maybe that Darwin might have found some resemblance between the habits of apes and the people of this modern Baconian age. God knows better. Radiations, however, do change mankind to chimeras (monkeys).How similar, the end.

            An example which bears exact analogy with the mode of Baconian contemplation is that of pharaoh. He also wanted to contemplate in an endeavour to see the God of Moses. The Quran says:-

            “And pharaoh said: O Chiefs! I know not that ye have a God other than me, so kindle for me a fire O Human, to bake the mud; and set up for me a lofty tower in order that I may survey the God of Moses, and Lo! I deem him of the liars”.

            (Quran 28x38)

            It appears that the Muslims have lost the sense of all those signs of the Quran, and all the traditions of he Holy Prophet, peace be upon him which go against this world, its love and its wealth. The Quran may be read to see that the word of Allah has scarcely exhaled a breath throughout without condemning, depreciating, and denouncing this world, its love, and the love of its wealth against the other world. The same could be said of the trend of the Holy Prophet of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him). Indeed the hatred of this world had been the basic sprit and the constant theme both of the Quran and the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). The Muslims were perpetually warned against the hazards of the love of wealth. Did not he prophet say: O Muslims I fear not for your poverty, but what I fear is the accumulation of wealth, for I fear that you will be destroyed for your wealth accumulation just as those in the past were destroyed for their wealth accumulation”. And did he not say” If it is not possible for anyone to walk over water without having his feet being wet, it is not possible for anyone to be involved in the world and avoid the sin”. And that “the love of the world is the root cause of every sin”. The truth of the truthful prophet of Allah has appeared now without any doubt. This world including the Islamic World is now on the brink of destruction or no other reason than their love of wealth and their wealth accumulation. The very moment when the Muslims will realise the truth of this fact, they will wonder at their previous misunderstanding about the view of the Quran and the Holy Preheat regarding these transitory world. And then when they will read the signs concerning the contemplation of the works of Allah, they will see nowhere the factor or material utility therein, and they will wonder at those who ited such signs to prove the compatibility between the view of the Quran and this Baconian materialistic progress. yet, if once the fire of atomic hell flared up and this world was caught in the flames o thereof, nothing whatsoever could be of any avail. The gates of repentance will by then have been closed.

CHAPTER-XII

QURAN ON BACONIAN RIGHT OF MAN’S DOMINION OVER NATURE

            Man’s dominion over nature forms the basic article of Bacon’s philosophy. Dominion over nature according to Bacon was the original destiny of man. the whole of Bacon’s philosophy is based upon the attainment of man’s dominion over nature as man’s destiny and as man’s right. Bacon’s design was, by means of infuriates some of which should be experimental like those of Al-Chemists, directed toward though going knowledge, vastly to increase in the long run the dominion of man over nature. to enjoy such as dominion was, he held the original destiny of four race. But in vain and impious attempt (described in the Biblical story as eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil) to make laws or himself by “moral philosophy”, instead of remaining content with the positive commands of God, man had turned aside from the proper business of pursuing “Natural Philosophy”, that is, of studying and interpreting the works of God, and raising in his own intelligence a true image of the universe; gaining in other words. such a knowledge of nature’s inner workings as they may make it possible to emulate them (a history of philosophy by .J. Webb page 111)

            Now besides the fact that revealed religion is exclusively based on the foundation of moral philosophy which Bacon has condemned as vain and  impious innovation of man, and besides the fact that the pursuit of natural philosophy for material utility is according to revealed religion not the command of Allah as Bacon has given out, but is only a means of acquiring the necessities of  life; the notion of man’s dominion over nature is not at all acceptable to revealed religion. For dominion is only of God and man has only the concession of material utility. Dominion belongs to God alone. Purport of dominion in Scriptures and in Bacon’s philosophy differs. The Bible says:-

            “God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeppeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, ain the image of God created He him; male and female created, He them. And God blessed them, and God send unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: And have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the fowl of their, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”.

            (The Bible-Genesis-I-26-28)

The Quran has a relevant passage as follows:-

“And the cattle  hath he created, whence ye have warm clothing and uses, and whereof ye eat; and wherein is beauty for you, when ye bring them home, and when ye take them out for pasture. And they bear your loads for you unto a lend ye could not reach save with great trouble to your selves. Lo your Lord is full of pity, merciful. And horses and mules and asses (hath He created) that ye may ride them, and for ornament. And he createth that which they know not. And Allah’s is the direction of the way, and some (roads) go not straight. And had He willed He would healed you all right”.

            (Quran 16x5-9)

            The Bible has used the term dominion. The Quran has treated the point as utility. The Bible is not wrong, for man has been given admonition over the creatures. But the dominion of Bible in this passage and the dominion of Bacon are not one thing. They are different. The Biblical dominion is no more than the right of mere utility. Baconian dominion appears like the dominion that of God. The difference between the two might appear minute, yet not so minutes could not be discerned by a man of average intelligence. Biblic dominion is a point of gratitude Oman to the creator. Baconian dominion is a point to man’s pride for his own power and ability, and aright. The difference between Biblical and Baconian is the difference of a kind that maybe seen between the meanings of the word propaganda in the pre-modern and the modern age. In pre-modern age it meant simply the propagation of an idea or a religion etc. In the modern age it is meanings are changed simply propagation to intellectualised slander etc.

            The Baconian dominion resemble the notion of Nemrudian dominion.  The Quran has recorded the debate between Abraham and Nemrud as follows:-

            “Bethink the o him who had an argument with Abraham about His Lord, because Allah had given him the kingdom. How, when Abraham said My Lord is He who giveth life and causeth death, he answered: I give life and cause death. Abraham said: Lo! Allah causeth the sun to rise in the cast. So do thou cause it to come up from the wet. Thus was the disbeliever abashed. And Allah guideth o wrong doing folk”.

            (Quran 2x258)

            Bacon has expressed hat man by pursuing the moral philosophy defected from God unattended wholly upon himself. Bacon here was in a manifest error. Man did not go away form god and depended wholly upon his life by pursing moral philosophy. Man rather has gone away form God, due to his pursuit of natural philosophy, (Science) as may be seen, today, and is depending wholly upon himself by the dint of this knowledge of science and his dominion over nature. It will by no means be regarded as the violation of truth or misstatement if it is said that man today espires to become God himself, and the real God the headlong l neglected and discarded due to the effect of Baconian philosophy of man’s dominion over nature and material utility.

            The Quran reserves exclusively the title of Dominion only or one God. It is. He who claims the right to dominion. Read the following fro the Quran:-(1)     “Blessed be herein whose hand is the dominion, and He is al-mighty”.

            (Quran 67x1)

(2)        “Say, unto whom (belongeth) the earth and what so ever is therein, if ye have knowledge? They will say: Unto Allah, Say: Will ye not then remember ? Say: Who is Lord of seven heavens and Lord of the tremendous throne? They will say: Unto Allah (all that belongeth). Say: Will ye not the keep duty (unto him)? Say: In whose hands is the dominion over all things and He protecteth while against Him there is no protection, if ye have knowledge? They will say a: Unto Allah all that belongeth. Say: How then are ye bewitched? Nay, but we have brought them the truth, and Lo! They are liars”.

            (Quran 23x84-90)

(3)        “And He is Allah; there is no God save Him. His is all praise in the former and the later (sate), and his is the command, and unto Him ye will be brought back. Say: Have ye thought if Allah made night ever-lasting for you till the day of resurrection, who is a God beside Allah who could bring you light? Will ye not then hear? Say: Have ye thought, if Allah made day everlasting for you till the day of resurrection, who is a God to beside Allah who could bring you night wherein ye rest? Will ye not the see? Of His mercy hath he appointed for you might and day, that therein ye may rest, and that ye may seek His bounty, and haply ye ma be thankful”.

            (Quran 28x70-73)

Who thus could claim a right of dominion except Allah?.

            The promise of ever-lasting dominion was made by Satan to Adam, and similarly the promise of ever-increasing and eternal dominion is made by Bacon to the posterity of Adam. Quran regarding the seduction of Stan says:-

            “The devil whispered to Him saying : O Adam, shall I show thee the tree of immortality and dominion that wasteth not away? The Then they twain ate thereof, so that their shame because apparent unto them, and they began to hide by heaping on themselves some of the leaves of the garden. And Adam disobeyed his Lord, so went astray”.

 

            (Quran 20x120-121)

            Bacon too suggested to the Sons of Adam the possibility of an ever-increasing  and eternal dominion. And mankind ate the fruit of his philosophy through progress. And consequently the signs of a shameful end in the flames of the atomic hell have now appeared. And Adam’s hiding himself by heaping leaves on himself, and the efforts which this mankind is now making to avoid the dreadful doom in the atomic hell bear a perfect analogy to each other. Adam was cast on earth. Will this his posterity be cast into the atomic hell?;

            Bacon indeed and every falsely has written that man went say form god to wholly depend on himself by his pursuit of moral philosophy. Quite contrary to Baconian’s view, we can with our own eyes see before us a mankind, the Baconian mankind, gone completely say from God and wholly and solely depending on itself. Instead of in God this present mankind has faith in independence on science and is its own ability. If eclipse of the sun or the moon occurs, its merely because of the interposition of moon or the earth in between, and therefore no cause to fear God or permanence. If earthquake occurs, it is merely due to the expulsion of esteem from the hot interior of earth, and therefore no cause either to fear God or feel distressed about the moral evil. It is science thus to be referred everywhere. Btu this is nothing. Just imagine a mankind encompassed by the ruinous hazards of the all-consuming, hell of nuclear fierce, a mankind in deadly expectation of a fiery storm of atomic hell to t be let loose on it, yet is as confident of the ability of science to avert all these hazards, and even bring god out of these evil, as a man of God in some previous, premodern age could have been confident of God’s mercy and a succour. But the worst feature is their pride interior dominion over nature. Mankind flushed with the achievements of science, has come to regard itself as god, and there is no doubt that this mankind of today both in construction as well as destruction has assumed powers so unimaginably great that all the host of Homeric Gods of Olympian false appear as dwarfs trying to hide themselves for awe and for shame. The Baconian tradition of entreating the kingdom of nature, like the kingdom of grace, as a little child is a matter of the past. The dominion of nature no longer belongs to do. Man has usurped that right, But the Quran has a drastic warning to the effect. Just read:-

            “Have they not considered the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and what things Allah hath created, and that it may be that their own term draweth nigh? In what fact after this will they believe”.

            (Quran 7x185)

And were there not the most manifest signs there now of the term of this mankind concerning its end though atomic conflagration as a result of man’s dominion over nature. As against God’s dominion?  And the Quran says:-

            “We will show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the truth. Doth not they Lord suffice, since He is witness overall things”.

            (Quran 41x53)

From the horizons will needed come leaping the supersonic aeroplanes carrying the atomic bombs. And the atomic bombs will explode to raise e their mushroomed columns above the horizons. And the people of the atomic age will experience the genetic afflictions of radiation. And its somatic afflictions and cancers and abnormalities.

            But from the things just as they appear at present, and the situation which now exists, it seem likely, that no signs and no warning will receive the attention of these present-day mankind, just as the Quran has said:-

            “Say” Behold what is I in the heavens and the earth! By revelations and writings avail not folks who will not believe”.

            (Quran 10x101)

And:-

            “It is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts, which are within the bosoms, that grow blind”.

                        (Quran 22x46)

And:-

            “Whose is blind here will e blind in the hereafter, and yet further form the road”.

            (Quran 17x72)

Bacon’s philosophy is exclusively based on the acquirement of worldly necessities and physical comforts. Yet paradoxically enough no one is satisfied and every one in this age of progress, prosperity and opulence feels, poor, hungry, every-hungry a, and uneasy despite all the means of physical comfort. There is no contentment and the sign of P.A.U,D>D. appears written on every fact. that is poverty, anxiety, uneasiness and discontent. God in the Quran reveals the reason for it as follows:-

            “He who turneth away form remembrance of Me, his will be a straitened life, and shall bring him blind to the assembly on the day of resurrection. He will say: My Lord! Wherefore hast thou gathered me (hither) blind, when I was wont to see? He will say: So (it must be).Our revelations came unto thee but thou didst forget them.  In like manner thou art forgotten his day. Thus Do we reward him who is prodigal and believeth not the revelations of this lord; and verily the doom of the hereafter will be sterner and more leasting”.

            (Quran 20x124-127)

No doubt the atomic hell (Hotama) f the next world is more terrible and everlasting in comparison with this transient atomic hell of this transient world.

            And now let us try to clear a very grievous misunderstanding of the followers of the Holy Quran regarding a particular species of signs, (verse) of the Quran generally known by the appellation of “Taskhir-il-Kaayinaat” b that is the conquest to the universe. We have mentioned before that the Muslims all over the world quote the signs (verses) of the Quran about the contemplation of the works of God, always and with one accord as Quran’s authority in favour of this modern Baconian progress as it is. The Muslims quote also the signs (verse of f the Quran about Tashkhir-il-kaayinaat that is the serviceability of the works of God to man, indeed with greater certitude ads the authority of the Quran in favour to the material exploitation of the works of God, as is the manner of this modern progress. The Arabic word Taskhir used by the Quran) means exploitation, or the act of forcing someone to do something for nothing......and is derived from the rot-verb Sakhara, and is the word which is generally always used by the Quran to signify the act of God’s having made something serviceable man as a boon. Allah always says “Sakhara” that is we have forced the things into man’s service.

            The first thing that deserves notice in this respect is that in every such instance throughout the Quran, it is God himself who speaks tin frost person, always saying, we , it is we that have made such and such things serviceable to you, and we deserve therefore your gratitude. Nowhere there is so much as a hint, or allusion to the act of emulation on the part of man. Nor is there any appeal or exhortation to the act of exploitation of the things made serviceable by God to man. Even more important for the people is the realisation of the true nature of this progress, and its exploitation of the works of God. It is necessary to know whether the Quran approves the of this progress as it is, and if it approves it, does it so inspite of the fact that its inevitable consequence is complete destruction of mankind in the flames of atomic hell. Bacon’s philosophy certainly is not only appeased to the religion of God, but stand a as a complete antithesis. This Baconian progress as maybe seen today is the essence of Bacon’s ungodly and materialistic philosophy. It is exclusively worldly affair and is ever-increasing in antre and hence is surely to expel in time Islam and Quran form the mind of the people, and it has certainly to go up into flames of atomic hell. It is a grave question therefore that needs utmost attention of the people.

            We will in the following cite examples to the effect, so that the matter may be clearly understood. The Quran says:-

(1)        “See ye no how Allah hath made serviceable unto you whatsoever is in the skies and whatsoever is in the earth and hath loaded you with his favours both without and within? Yet of mankind is he who disputeth concerning Allah, without knowledge or guidance or a scripture giving light”.

            (Quran 31x20)

(2)        “Allah is He who hath made the idea of service unto you that the ships may run thereon by His command, and that ye may seek of His bounty, and that haply ye may be thankful. And hat made of service unto you whatsoever is in the heavens, and whatsoever is t in the earth; it is al from Him. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who reflect”.

            (Quran 45x12-13)

(3)        “And he hath constrained the night and the day and the sun and the moon to be of service unto you, and the stars are made subservient by His command. Lo! Herein indeed are portents for people who have sense”.

            (Quran 16x12)

(4)        “And he it is who hath constrained these to be of service that yet eat fresh meat from thence, and bring forth from thence ornaments which ye wear. And thou seast the ships ploughing that ye may seek of his bounty, and that haply ye may give thanks”.

            (Quran 16x14)

(5)        “Allah is He who created the heavens and the earth, and caught water to descend from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you, and maketh the ships to be of service unto you, that they may run upon the sea at His command, and hath made o service unto you the rivers, and maketh the sun and the moon, constant in their courses, to be of service unto you, and hath made of service unto you the night and the day. And he giveth you of all ye ask of Him, and if ye would cut the bounty of Allah ye cannot reckon it.Lo! Man is verily a wrongdoer, an ingrate”.

            (Quran 14x32-34)

Now it may clearly be seen form the style of these signs (verse) of the Quran that Allah asserts that it is He who has rendered all these things serviceable man, and in return expects thanks of man as a token of acknowledgement of the boons. And the same is the style of these signs throughout the Quran. And they obviously negate any idea or pretension of man’s right to or thought of dominion over nature. God reiterates his sole, exclusive right to such dominion. The point is more of philosophical nature. It is God himself who has conquered the universe and has made it serviceable man. It is not for human being to say, without giving offence to the feelings of the creator, I have conquered the universe, or I will conquer the universe. The appellation taskhir-il -Kaayinnat thus in the meanings as is used by the Muslims deserves notice. It is Allah who himself claims the right to the act of taskhir. Man has to be content with material utility. This matter might a first sight appears partly and firehouse. What after all is in names and terms. But it is a matter of telling gravity, and is far-reaching in its effect, and therefore is worth considering.

            Allah is in the Quran gives an example of the are requisite attitude to be assumed by a believer while availing the dominion which Allah has granted him-over the beasts as follows:-

            “He (God) who created all the pairs, and appointed for you ships and cattle whereupon ye pride. That ye may ride upon their backs, and may remember your Lord’s favour when ye mount thereon, and may say: Glorified be he who hath subdued these unto us, and we were not capable (of subduing them). And lo! Unto our lord we are returning”.

            (Quran 43x12-14)

            Opposite, however, is the attitude of the people of this Baconian age. The thought of God, or his favour has long been forgotten. When a machine is invented, it is not God, but it is the talent and genius of the Baconian man that is the consideration. How profoundly proud are the nationals of the advanced nations for their national ability. The thought of God o can hardly enter the mind of an age which has the callousness of heart to make plague bombs, gas bombs, incendiary bombs, atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs, and neutron bombs. etc. This is due to the influence of Bacon’s ungodly, selfish and dominion seeking philosophy of the world. A most notorious felon of any pre-modern age would shudder at these sophisticated means of destruction of a most knowledgeable and most civilised age of all human history.

CHAPTER XIII

THE VIEW OF BACON, BIBLE AND QURAN ON KNOWLEDGE

 

            Knowledge according to Bacon’s design is a systematic accumulation of the results of observational and experimental investigation of the secrets of nature, and turning those results to advantage for the well-being of mankind in general.

            Islam has laid great stress on the acquirement of knowledge, as so much so, that it has made it obligatory upon every Muslim to acquire knowledge from the cradle to the grave, even if it were necessary to travel as for as a China. The result was an intellectual revolution, the like of which this world had never seen. The Islamic movement of knowledge, however, no matter how great it was, could bear no comparison, with this modern movement of knowledge so far as the magnitude and prevalence is concerned. If, however, we talk purely of this modern Baconian knowledge, the difference between the Islamic knowledge of Islamic days, and this Baconian knowledge is immense. The former was the knowledge a subservient only to the doctrines of Islam. The later is the knowledge purely of the world without any connection with faith or religion.

            The question is, did Islam make no distinction between the kinds of or varieties of knowledge. Was there no discrimination, between desirable and undesirable. Magic is also knowledge. Theft, burglary, as windling all have a particular kind of knowledge to be employed in such activates. Is such a kind of knowledge allowed by Islam? Did Islam exhort to acquire such knowledge? When the Holy Prophet peace be upon him and these inspiring exhortations to acquire knowledge, was there no distinction made between the various kinds of knowledge? Or were the followers of Islam to abandon themselves without reserve in the field of knowledge? If any differentiation was made, and was certainly made, then this modern, Baconian, material knowledge deserves a special consideration in the light of basic Islam differentiations, made by the Holy Prophet, (Peace Be Upon Him). The followers of Islam, however, in these days not find nothing wrong with this modern, Baconian scientific, material knowledge, and deem it in exact accordance with the Islamic view of most desirable knowledge. They have even linked it with the knowledge of the pre-modern Islamic days. Reticence could have been assumed on this misjudgement of the Muslims, for the fruits of this modern knowledge are sweet, and the necessity is acute, but the results of its modern knowledge which have appeared in the form of miseries and atomic hazards warrant a thorough investigation of the question, “Does Islam allow this modern, Baconian, material knowledge, as it is?

            The Holy Prophet, peace be upon him declared it assiduity incumbent on every Muslim, male and female, to acquire knowledge from the cradle to the grave, even if it were necessary to travel as far as China in quest of knowledge. But judging from the present trend of mankind could b the same be said about the Western and other advanced countries of the world, where the people go in quest to modern knowledge. It is most essential in this respect, to know that this modern knowledge actually is>? Is it merely the knowledge of material utility or is it something besides that? It has to be remembered that this modern knowledge is not only the knowledge of material utility of the world but it is the knowledge of the particular science, ever-increasing and infinite kind of progress, ever-increasing and gradually occupying the mind and time of man, and expelling proportionally the thought of religion and the next world, from ma’s mind, and exploding a eventually as the atomic hell. The question is, does Islam allow such knowledge, or its product the modern progress?

            The Holy y Prophet, (Peace Be Upon Him) said, that the ink of the inkpot of the Alim (the learned) is as sacred as the blood of martyr. Is then the ink of the inkpot of the scientist as sacred as the blood of martyr? Even that of Richard Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller, and all those that have a share in the building of atomic bombs, plague bobs, chemical bombs, and incendiary bombs? May be the knowledge of procuring the necessities of life were allowed by Islam, but does  Islam allow this type of knowledge, this modern knowledge as we have found it to be, and as we have descried it? Or ow was the term Alim (learned) meant for the one learned in religion of Islam? It appears evidently that it was even so. the Alim meant learned in religion. The Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, said that" sitting with an Alim (learned) for but a while was better than seventy year's continuous worship. Could this tenet be applicable to an atomist, judging from the fact that atomic science was ad finite part of the modern science. The Holy Prophet, peace be upon him, said that angels spread their wings beneath the feet of him who traveled in quest of knowledge. Do the angels spread their wings beneath the feet of those who travel to the west and other advanced countries in quest of the modern knowledge, particularly the atomic science, and the science of modern weapons? And the Prophet, (Peace  Be Upon Him), said that he who died on his way to the cetre of knowledge, died the death of a martyr. Does then any one who dies on his way to any of the cnetres of modern knowledge, die the death of a martyr? Just seethe difference between the modern school and the Islamic religious school, and try to measure the distance. Knowledge was of Moses. And knowledge was of Al-samari, and Korah. Could that he held equal.?

            The question is, whether the Quran, o the Holy Prophet peace be upon him ever alluded to the affair of material gain favorably when speaking of knowledge. The answer is no. The Prophet (Peace Be Upon) whim who refused to return the salutations of one of his companions who had built a room with pucca material, and continued to refuse his salautions until he had demolished the room could hardly be expected allow the modern knowledge which has covered this earth with buildings and structures.

            It is erroneous to assume that the Muslims of premodern ages had neglected the teachings of Islam in neglecting the knowledge of Science. Nay but they knew the views of Islam regarding it. They knew it was undersiable. Now that the attitude of repentance is s beginning to appear in the atomic powers, the Muslims appear to find the zest for scientific advancement. Although the Muslim Ulema have assumed reticence about this modern knowledge, yet they may be expected to understand the correct view of the Quran and the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) in this respect. The Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said:-

            "Whoever gained such a kind of knowledge, by which the pleasure of Allah is sought, but he learned the same with the intent f gaining the worldly benefits by it, then on the day of judgment, such a man will be denied even the odour of paradise".

            (Abu Hurrah vide Abu Daud and Mishkat).

            If this be the case of a man who gained a sacred kind of knowledge with the intent of acquiring wealth by it, what will be the condition of him who gained purely worldly knowledge with purely the intent of acquiring wealth. And these are the words of the Prophet who said, that “the love of the world was the root-cause of every evil". and that, "This world was a dead carrio and its seekers dogs".

            We live in a particular age, which has its particular kind of a culture, the Baconian culture of p materialism' and it has its own particular kind of knowledge, science for material progress; and it has reached a stage nearing the climax which reflects total atomic annihilation of life on earth. The material world exclusively being the object both for this modern Baconian culture and its modern knowledge, the subject of this modern knowledge like the subject of the contemplation of the works of God ought essentially to be judged in the light of Quran's view about this world. If the Quran is saviors to the love of this world, this modern knowledge which is exclusively the knowledge of this material world has also to be seen in the same light. Further this modern knowledge (science), and its prediction this modern progress, have peculiar characteristics which distinguish them form the simple love of this world and its wealth, and which indeed aggravate the case grievously. We never should lose sight of the fact, and should always remember that, this modern science and this modern progress have particular characteristics namely l that they are systematic, organized, ever-increasing, collective, universal and infinite as against the individual and sporadic instances of worldly love and wealth-accumulation of the pre-modern that is pre-Baconian ages.

            We will now see what is the view of the Quran regarding the exclusive love of this world and its wealth and pomp, The following from the Quran may be read about this modern science-guided system of mechanical, economical and political devices. and this modern, Baconian philosophy of fruit. The Quran has uttered something really prophetic. It says:-

            "Whoso desireth the life of this world and its pomp, we shall repay their deeds therein, and therein they will not be wronged. Those are they for whom is naught in the hereafter save the fire (All) they contrive here is in vain and all they are wont to do ins fruitless".

            (Quran 11x15-16)

            Read the above-quoted passage and see the  endeavour of the modern age of fruit and utility has been crowned with remarkable scuccess. But fire is the end. And still more remarkable is the fact that fire should appear as the retributive result of this modern culture of the world even within this very world, and even before the beginning of the next life. There is something prophetic in this to prove the truth of the Quran about the fire of the next world. Bacon had called his philosophy as the philosophy of fruit in comparison to the Barren philosophy of the pre-modern philosophers, particularly Aristotle. Devices of very kind are on obvious feature of this Baconian science-guided age, and they will be rendered vain in the last phase of the process. Then what About that knowledge which produced this a cursed culture?

            The knowledge according to the Holy Prophet of Islam, (Peace Be Upon Him), is of two kinds, namely, that of religions and that of bodies. And both are allowed. But the knowledge of the bodies and its practical application haste to be subservient to the knowledge of religions and has to follow the basic views of Islam regarding the world and the next world. The knowledge of the bodies has so prepare men for the struggle of religion. But this modern knowledge of science is merely the instrument of material gain it may be said, that this science and its material gain could be used for the cause of religion. It is wished it could have been possible. But it is not possible. It is a delicate point and weight arguments could be advanced to prove it. But the Greatest argument visible to every one is there, namely, how far this science and its progress a has hitherto been sued in the service of religion , and how far it could be hoped that it will ever in future be used to augment God's religion. Rather religion has so far been shared and constricted by this modern Baconian culture to a point that it nears its demise and disappearance. Only men's sense of religion has so much been dulled by his modern culture that whatever of religion has been left is regarded as enough. Any one who will see the number of the Islamic religious schools against the number of secular schools, and their comparative state, will not fail o realize the state of religion. And anyone who will visit an Islamic religious school after having visited a secular school will see the difference between the students of secular and religious institutions. To him he religious school will appear as an institute of knowledge, modesty, piety, humanity, but the secular school will burst before this view as a nicely kept devil's workshop.

            The purpose of this modern knowledge is the material gain, while knowledge according to the Quran emanates form fear of Allah. The Quran says:-

            "O ye who believe, fear God and He will give you discrimination (between right and wrong) and will rid you of your evil thoughts and deeds, and will forgive you. God is of infinite bounty".

            (Quran 8x29)

            Now read this above quoted passage of the Quran, and mark the fact of discrimination between right and wrong. And see that the religion of Islam like every other revealed religion is based on the knowledge of and struggle between right and wrong. But according to Bacon the knowledge of right and wrong and hence the pursuit of moral philosophy has to be avoided as prohibited, because it was due to Adam's eating the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that He was expelled from paradise. And POST HOC ERGO PROPTER HOC the purist of moral philosophy was but the repetition of Adam's transgression. Now this is a queer sort of reasoning, but the sugar of material gain has concealed he bitter pill inside.

            This modern knowledge fosters pride and arrogance, but fear of God is correlated with knowledge according to the Quran. It says:-

            "Those of His servants who are possessed of knowledge fear God".

            (Quran 35x28)] The Bible reckons fear of God as wisdom. It says:-

            "The fear of God is all wisdom, and in all wisdom the performance of the law, and the knowledge of His Omnipotency.... He that has small understanding and feareth God, is better than one, that b hath much wisdom, and transgreth the laws other most high".

            (The Bible-Ecclesiastics XIX-20-24)

            Solomon the supposed but neglected model of Bacon says:-

            "The fear of Lord is to hate evil. Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way".

            (The Bible -proverbs VIII-13)

            According to the Quran the criterion of judgment between knowledge and ignorance is God's adoration, and remembrance of the hereafter, and hope in Allah's mercy. It says:-

            "Is he who payeth adoration in the watches of night, prostrate and standing, bewaring of the hereafter and hoping for the mercy of His Lord (to be accounted equal with a disbeliever) ? Say: Are those who know equal with those who know not? But men of understanding only will pay heed".

            (Quran 39x9)

            If however Bacon's philosophy of the world is considered, the criterion of knowledge will be the ability to turn the secrets of nature to man's material advantage. And Bacon could pose the question as follows:-

            "Are those who know how to wring the secrets of nature and turn them to their material advantage to be deemed equal to those who know not".

            Bacon is all for gold and rubies, so is his wisdom a means of acquiring gold and rubies. But Solemn his supposed model is of different opinion. He says:-

            "Receive my instruction and not a silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that my a be desired and to be compared in it".

            (Bible -Proverbs VIII-10-11(

            Solomon has said" All the things (of this world) that may be desired are not equal to instruction and knowledge. The Quran exemplifies the case of the followers of the Baconian philosophy, and the Quran sums up their knowledge as follows:-

            "Hast thou seen him who maketh his desire his God, and Allah sendeth him astray purposely, and sealeth p his hearing and is heart, and seteth on his sight a covering? Then who will ead him after Allah (hath condemend him?) Will ye not then heed? And they say: There is naught but our life of the world; we die and we live, and naught destroyeth us save time: When they haven o knowledge whatsoever of (all) that : they do but guess".

            (Quran 45x23-24)

And the Quran says:-

            "Then withdraw from him who fleeth from Our remembrance and desireth but the life of the world. Such is their su of kinslege. Lo! thy Lord is best aware of him who strayeth, and He is best-aware of him who goeth right".

            (Quran 53x29-30)

            The Quran in this above-quoted passage says withdraw from him who desireth but the life of the world. But today in this present world who should withdraw form whom. The whole world desires but he life of the world.

            This Baconian culture is one-eyed. It is left-eyed, because it is concerned only with matter and this material world, and is devoid of spiritual and oral. So also is this science. It is concerned with matter and the material, and is utterly incapable of entreating the realm of spiritual. And therefore is blind completely of the next world. The Quran exemplifies this case as follows:-

            "Of mankind is he who saith: Our Lord give unto us in the world, and he hath no portion in the hereafter (the next life)".

            (Quran 2x200)

            Not enough time for lengthy discussions is now left. The atomic pyre is quite ready, and it may blare up any moment as the fruit of this modern science. Let the beleaguered mankind now rise to the occasions. Let the beleaguered mankind now rise to the occasion. Let the nature of the hazards of this deceptive culture be recognized, and et the true reality of this modern knowledge be discriminated. Let now the diagnosis, prescription and treatment be carried cut without losing a moment. Difficulties are there to be encountered. Yet no difficulty and no affliction is wroth the consideration when the flames of atomic hell are viewed in comparison.

            A word with the Ulema of Islam will not be deemed out of place. Allah in the Qruan has said:-

            "As for these similitudes, we coin them for mankind, but none will grasp p their meaning save the Ulema".

            (Quran 29x43)

And:-

            "The Ulema among His bondsmen fear Allah alone".

            (Quran 35x27-28)

The Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), declared:-

            "The Ulema of my Umat (nation) are like the prophets of the children of Israel".

            Judging from these above-quoted expressions it clearly appears that the ulema of Islam have great status and also great responsibility. But judging form this present situation of the world it appears that never in history of Islam such immense responsibility had fallen on the shoulders of the Ulema. They have kept burning the lamp of Islam against every storm in the past history, and it may be hoped that they will perform their duty against this fiercest of a storms that ever raged against the religion of God, and against humanity, in the form of this most deceptive and most seductive, and most exceptionally satanic Baconian culture. Will not the sight of the followers of the Prophet of Islam, (Peace Be Upon Him), discern this anti-Christic guile of this vilest of the seducers of All times?

 

CHAPTER-XIV

BACON'S PHILOSOPHY ANTICHRISTIC TO RELIGION IN GENERAL

(1)        BACON VERSUS BUDHA

            Bacon's object was by means of inquiries and experimentation the attainment of man's dominion over nature for the material well-being of mankind in general. Budha's object was m by means of man's conquering the cravings the attainment of narvana, that is complete emancipation. The tow, views are obviously radically opposite to each other. Bacon sought the gratification of worldly desires, and gave out the non-gratification of these desires as the source of all ills. Budha on the other hand attributed all ills to these worldly desires and saw the remedy in queleling and not gratifying them. Budha says:-

            "Unless man has conquered his personal cravings, his life is trouble and his end is sorrow". Bacon says" The only way to remove troubles and sorrows is to appears and gratify the worldly desires". Bacon sought to excite the worldly desires and then appease them. Budha sought to suppress them and escape their ill-effects. Budha looked untoward heaven. Bacon looked downward to the earth.

            The there principle forms which according to Budha, the craving for life assumed, and were regarded by him as evil, were enumerated by him as firstly, the desire of the appetite, greed, and all forms of sensuousness, secondly, the desire for the personal and egotistic immortality, and thirdly the craving for personal success, worldliness, avarice and the like, and were all the three to be overcome to escapee from the distress and chagrin of life, and then life, and then they were overcome, and had vanished altogether, then serenity of soul, "Nirvana", the highest good was attained. Now these are the same three principle forms that form the base and the body of Bacon's philosophy, but Bacon does not mean to suppress them. He wants to attain them materially.

            See how close Budha and Christ stand, and how radically opposite stands, Bacon to them. It is not Budha and Christ alone that have taught otherworldliness and self-abrogation. Nay, rather every prophet of God and most of the eminent philosophers in human history have preached the same views. Bacon alone stands opposed. The only exception, though a minor one, a may be seen in Epicureus the founder of the school of Epicureans in ancient Greece. Howsoever Hyperbolically, impracticable, and hallucinatory, the views of the Buddha and of Christ may appear to this modern Baconian mankind, the fact is that the truth of the Budhist and Christian view, as well as the truth of Baconian view is now appearing if a form most manifest and indubitable before our eyes. The Baconian view has proved to be the mother of miseries, troubles, utter ruin, whereas, in premodern times, so long as the fierce python of man's infinite greed, was kept in check to some extent due the influence of the doctrine of other worldliness and self-abnegation, mankind continued its existence in this house of trial at least with hope in the next life, and was comparatively better off. The much dreaded hell at least had nerve made its appearance within this very world, nor was this world itself changed into a hell. But thanks to Bacon's philosophy of atomism, that the atomic hell now glare sight into the eyes of mankind, in a world that in itself is nothing short of a hell due to Baconian miseries and afflictions.

            If Budha has preached the review of Narvana, that is complete emancipation, the Quran too has expressed its view as followers:-

            "Ah! Thou soul at peace! Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure! Enter thou among My bondsmen! Enter thou my paradise".

            (Quran 89x27-30)

            And the objective of man on earth according to the Quran ought to be to strive to escape the punishment of fire and to gain entry into the paradise. The Quran says:-

            "Every soul will taste of death, and ye will be paid on the day of resurrection only that which ye have fairly earned. Whoso is removed fro from the fire and is made to enter paradise, he indeed is triumphant. The life of this world is but comfort of illusion".

            (Quran 3x185)

            Fire being the symbol of worldly love, and the paradise being the symbol of God's love, the escape from fire meant otherworldliness, and the entry into paradise meant otherworldliness, and the entry into paradise meant the love and remembrance of God.

 

(2)        BACON VERSUS HINDUISM

            Al l that has been said of f Budha, it is nearly applicable to the original Hindu religion. Hindu religion as is well-known is based on other willingness and self-abnegation, and thus stands in radical opposition to he worldly philosophy of Bacon. But just as the followers of every other religion have been deceived by this modern Baconian philosophy, the followers of Hindu religion too have become the victims of Baconian delusion. And just as the followers of every other religion have endeavoured to prove competitively existing between the doctrines of their religion and this modern philosophy of worldly progress, hinds too have not been left behind. They may be heard to claim that German's have gained all the knowledge of science from the Hindu Vedas, and that their ancient ancestors used to fly in palanquins, the ancient prototypes of this moderns aircraft. If and when, however, the Baconian atomic plague breaks out, Hindus too will not be deprived of the Share due to them, whether Germans and had ahead their knowledge of science form the Hindu Vedas or not. The Muslims, however, lay emphasis on the topic on the dint of the supposed Islamic progressiveness, and the share of the Muslim physicists of the medieval ages. They too will not be denied therein share of the Baconian fire.

(3)        BACON VERSUS SOLOMON

            Bacon has declared Solomon as his model in view of the proverbial glory of Solomon. And Bacon was mistaken, and furnished a proof roof of short-sightedness and shallowness. Jesus is whom Bacon had professed a faith was more worthy of being taken as a model. Bacon saw only outer pomp of Solomon and was enamored thereof and neglected he inner heart of Solomon while Jesus had seen the inner heart of Solomon, having ignored his apparent pomp and glory. Solomon's conclusion after the enjoyment of all the worldly glory was that it was all vanity and vaxation. Bacon ought to have taken a lesson form it. Also Solomon differed with Bacon on the points of knowledge, wisdom and dominion. We will quote Solomon's conclusion about the worldly glory which Bacon too might have read, but his heart was blinded by the love of its ostentation. Solomon said:-

            "I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vine-yards' I made he gardens and orchards, and Planted trees in them of all kinds of fruits made me pools of water, to waste therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees. I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that wee in Jerusalem before me. I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces" I got my men singers and women singers, and the delights of  my men signers and women signers, and the delights of the sondos men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts. So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: A Also my wisdom remained with me. And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not form the, I with-held not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour; And this was my patroritation of all my labour. Then I looked on all the works that my hands and had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexataion of spirit, and There was no profit under the sun.....Therefore I heated life; because the works that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me; for all is vanity and vexamtion of spirit".

            (Bible-Ecclesiastics -II -4-17)

            Bacon has recommended the contemplation of the works of God. Solomon caused a great number of the finest horses to be slain, for no other reason than that he binge engrossed in their contemplation had missed the time of his prayers. The Quran says:-

            "(Remember) when at eventide the prancing charges were displayed before him. And he said: Truly I have loved the love of earthy goods above the remembrance of My Lord, till the sun hath been hidden by the veil of darkness. Bring them back to me. And he began to sever the legs and necks".

            (Quran 38x31-33)

(4)        BACON AND KORAH

            If any resemblance could be found is to be fond between the philosophy of Bacon and that of Korah. Korah had as amassed great riches and said that he had acquired all that thorough his knowledge, and he rose in opposition to Moses, but was swallowed up by the earth along with his wealth and his house hold. The Quran has related the event as follows:-

            "Now Korah was of Moses's folk, but he appraised them; and We gave him so much treasure that the stores therefore would verily have been a burden for a top of mighty men. When his own folk said unto him: Exult to; lo! Allah loveth not the exultant; but seek the abode of the hereafter in that which Allah hath given thee and neglect not they portion of the worlds, and be thou kind even as Allah hath been kind to thee, and seek not corruption in the earth; Lo!  Allah loveth not corurpters. He said I have been given it only on account of knowledge I possess. Knew he not that Allah had destroyed already of the generations before him, men who were mightier than him in strength and greater in respect of following? The guilty are not questioned for their sins. Then went the forth before his people in his pomp. Those who were desirous of the life of the world said Ah: Would that unto us had been given the illuck of what hath been given unto Korah!  Lo! He is s Lord of Rare good fortune. But those who had been given knowledge said: Woe unto you! The reward of Allah for him who beleiveth and death right is better and only the steadfast will obtain it. So we caused the earth to swallow him and his dwelling-place. Then he had not host to help him against Allah, nor was he of those who can save themselves. And morning bound those who had covered his place but yesterday crying: Ah, well a day! Allah enrageth the provision for whom He will of His slaves and staiteneth it (for whom He will). If Allah had not been gracious unto us He would have caused it to swallow us (also).Ah. well a day!  The disbelieves never prosper".

            (Quran 28x76-82)

            It is to be wondered, however, if nay one will survive the result of the Baconian philosophy that is the atomic hell, to see the truth and repent. The views of Bacon as against the teachings of Jesus Christ will be treated in a separate chapter.

            In this passage of f the Quran about Korah, a point has appeared which deserves mention. And that is about knowledge. They who were given knowledge, says the Quran, said, "The reward of Allah for him who beliveth and doeth right is better, than wealth". This shows what knowledge is in the sight of the Quran. Knowledge to bacon is only the instrument of gaining wealth, exactly like the knowledge of Korah.

CHAPTER-XV

QURAN'S VIEW OF BACON'S PHILOSOPHY

            You have vied a detailed study, in the previous sections, of the Islamic Licnence of material utility, and Islamic view of this world against the other world, and of the rivalry existing between man's love for God and for this world, and the correlation between the love of this world and infidelity, and the Islamic view of the moral of the disbelieves, and might by ow have made a clear picture of the whole, to realize that Quran is an severe and as austere in its policy about this world and its wealth as is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or any other religion that teaches renunciation of this world, and monasticism and hermitage, which Islam does to. Islam, though it has prescribed individual monstracism, and the renunciation of the world, yet it s close study revels that it has aimed at a universal monasticism, that is to change this entire death into a monetary, just as it has declared all this earth to be the mosque of Allah, with the difference only that it has a sort of a social monasticism in view, a monasticism in which people live in Society, do, but never entangling their hearts with this world, never considering it as their permanent abode, and looking always at the next world with such anxiety and longing as is to be found cherished in the mind of a person living in a strange land and yearning always fort his homeland. All this may appear strange, but in fact all the picous Muslims in any are a have passed their lives o n this earth like this. The heart of Hazrat Omar (Razi Allah ho Taala Unho) the second caliph of Islam during his tenure of caliphate may be seen hardly less detached from this world and its pomp than digenes the tub-dweller of ancient Greek. The necessities of life, however, are allowed by Islam, without any perceptible severity as has been the custom in certain other religious, though the indolence is not without conditions and is restricted. The difficulty today is that the mankind of these present times has completely lost any sense of guilt or remorse associated with the love of this world.

            The person of the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, being the first and foremost model for his followers, for his mission embraced the entire human race, the question naturally arises, what was his attitude toward the Islamic licence, how much did he himself avail of it. Obviously his life appears before the world like a clear book, and he lived life of self-imposed poverty and self-abnegation throughout the tenure of his prophetic office. His motto was, "Poverty is my pride". His opinion of this world and its seekers was publicly given as, that this world was a dead carrion, and its seekers the dogs. He himself preferred to wear coarse apparel. He never once ate a full meal. He and his house-hold frequently suffered starvation. And all these sufferings continued even after he was raised to the status of a head of a state. He distributed thousands house ands among the people, but generally he himself went him empty-handed. And what a home. His family lived in cells whose roofs were touched by the head of a man. He sat on the floor, and he possessed one blanket, which during summer he would speed beneath him, while during winter he would wrap it about his person. Yet he was a paragon of nobility and generosity. No needy person ever went empty-handed formed him, if there existed anything to give in his home. Nay, even he borrowed from the Jews to give to those in need.

            This was the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), but he had inspired his disciples with the same views. all of them (Peace Be Upon Them) knew the virtue of poverty and its place in religion. Most of them strove to follow the model. Some have left memorials that whole human history has failed to produce the like of them. Hazrat Abu Bekr Siddique  (Razi Allah ho taala unho) was the first caliph. He lived a life of poverty such as could not be the envy of the poorest among the people. Hazrat Omer Razi Allah ho taala unho, the second caliph. The conquer of Iran and Rome. Hazrat Omer, Razi Allah ho taalla unho, the terror of emperors went about wearing a short with fourteen patches, dined on the tops of the mosque, inviting the passers by to his diner who generally declined the offer, w slept under a palm tree at noon with his whip under his head as the pillow, the drops of sweat tickling down his forehead and being absorbed by the sand below. And all this be suffered intentionally.

            Hazrat Othman Ghani (Razi Allah ho Taala unho) the third caliph,  who o was famed forth is wealth and for his generosity, would put out the lamp of his public office, and light up his own, if the conversation was of private nature. Hazrat Ali, (Razi Allah ho taala unho), the fourth caliph was a model of poverty. Self imposed poverty, and was generous beyond imagination. Hazrat Omer Ibn Abdul Aziz, also deserves mention. It is enough to mention about him, that on his demise, the Roman Emperor wept and wailed a loud, saying, "Today a saint has departed from the world. If here was a saint, it was Omer. The world was beneath his feet and he shunned it".

            These were the disciples of the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), or were the disciples of his disciples. Let us see the state of the Islamic saints thereafter to this present day. Poverty has always been their motto and the basis of their cult. This was the decisive, distinctive, distinguishing feature of their order. This was the criterion of judgment or their merit. The slightest sign n of the world's love or worldly temptation was a signal for their fall in the estimates of the people. And it is still like that. But in the cases of this Baconian progress the world has became blind of sight. Even today the first requisite for the saintly life is the poverty and disinterestedness .The peculiar situation of this world today form the viewpoint of this Baconian system of progress, however, warrants a peculiar attitude on the part of this mankind in universal manner. The entire mankind has individually and collectively to adopt the saintly attitude of poverty, if escape form the all-devouring flames of the atomic hell, the logical consequence of this Baconian progress is desired.

            This dispute is nothing new. Poverty, humility and charity have been the features of God's religion always. See any religion, and you will find no exception anywhere. Jesus, Mohammed, Budha and indeed every teacher of religion has taught this. Controversy, however, appears to be of little avail in the case of this modern Baconian stem of progress. The philosophy of this age is s based on rationalism, and it is easiest thing in the world to say, this modern progress  stops no one form either adopting the religious attitude or from understating religious practices. Though ages of controversy could hardly succeed in furnishing that this mankind with a decisive answer, thanks to the agency of time that the real decision has appeared without the least ambiguity the form of atomic hell, the logical and scientific result of Baconian progress.  The wonderful thing in this respect is that the Quran has contained for all these past fourteen centuries, the subject of Baconain philosophy of modern atomism, and a complete characterization therefore, and the resultant atomic hell. The description of the Baconian philosophy of atomism as is given by he Quran it is a miracle. And to deduce the appearance of atomic hell that is atomic bombs and radiations from the Baconian atomism as the Quran has done is a miracle. And the scientific characterization of the atomic phenomenon and its manifestations by the Quran in is a miracle. And it is a challenge to the scientist ad as well as the philosopher of this Baconian age. And the atomic weapon is not a weapon of defense, it is the wrath of Allah, it is the divine vengeance. It is the grievous retribution. It deserves radiation, before it has eradicated this life on earth.

            Before we quote the answer of the Quran to Baconian philosophy, that is the prophecy which has been alluded to above, it appears reasonable to pose a question to every well-informed person in the world, namely, that could Islam or nay to other religion, even if it were completely, perfectly promulgated, save its followers, or the mankind, or even itself form the flames of the atomic hell, if this Baconian progress were allowed to continue as it did? The answer is the negative. The consumption of this world by the atomic hell is inevitable in the presence of this Baconian progress. The stage by now is set and the time is long past for such verbal assertions as:-

(a)        Does not Islam allow the necessities of life and the material utility of the resources of nature?

            (b)        Do we not find in the Quran the emphasis laid on the contemplation of the work of God? And does not Quran alluded to the conquest of nature?

(c)        Is not Islam a progressive religion?

(d)        Is not Islam averse to monasticism and hermitage? And is not Islam a dynamic religion?

            Such assertions and others for this kind are now long past their age. They are noteworthy herein, nor can they give the least protection against the blazing reality now advancing toward a mistaken mankind like an infallible doom. For rolling is the text of the prophecy of the Quran about the Baconian hell, that is atomic hell, that is nuclear hell. The worst and most terrible of tall the hell. The Quran says:-

            “Woe unto every back-biter, 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 cast into Al-Hotama. and what could teach thee what Al-Hotama is? It is fire of Allah kindled with leapeth up onto the hearts. It is (a fire) closed in on the m in outstretched columns".

            (Quran 104-Al-Homaza)

            What does this mean? The Quran which allows the material utility, is here seen uttering terrible denunciations against those who id is their own opinion, and indeed with a clear conscience, are only utilizing the permissible license of the Quran, keeping within the limits and adhering to the basic policy. This indeed is a postulate that warrant  keenest attention of those who have not as yet acquiesced in the preordained doom. A very terrible, most frightful, and besides that exceedingly shameful doom.

            You have read the prophecy of the Quran about the atomic hell. Please re-read it, and seethe nature of the evils that amazingly implicate such a terrible punishment. Do you find disbelief, the most grievous in included therein? No, none of that. This excludes the differentiation between the Muslim and the non-Muslim. Believer and non-believer. It embraces everyone. Do you u seek shirk (giving partners to God), the next grievous a sin? No. Not even that. Is it murder of felony? No... Is it thereto, man-slaughter or fornication? No. Nothing. What is the crime then? It is merely the slander. It is only the engrossment in wealth-accumulation. it is just a belief in the eternity of riches. If you have any regard for the God's word, or you realize the proper significance of the word of God, then look. This Baconian philosophy of modern atomism is a slander of the doctrines of revealed religion. And this is an age in which the habit of a slander moves like the spirit form one corner of the earth to the other. This is the age of criticism and propaganda .And this Baconian progress is n no more than a process of systematic, organized, ever-increasing, infinite and eternal wealth-acquirement, wealth-increase and wealth-arrangement. And this is a generation which has implicit and explicit faith in the ever-increasing eternity of his wealth-acquiring progress. The case is clear. And above all else, its result is no more a bidden secret. It is there in the form of atomic hell .Now only its gate has to be thrown open. What remains now is only, that you sit open.  What remains no is only, that you sit alone and think if you are not involved in it.

            The crux of the mater as you have yourself read in the prophecy of the Quran, is that the causes both of the appearance of this temporal atomic hell of this transient world, and those of the punishment in the eternal atomic hell of the next eternal world, wherein there is no notion of death, are the same. They who deserved Hotama, the atomic hell, are the same.  They who deserved Hotama, the atomic hell, even if they escaped this transient atomic hell of this world, cold not escape the eternal atomic hell of the next eternal world. The Baconian philosophy is a beautiful snake which appears innocent, harmless and lovable. But actually its bite is so deadly, and its breathe is so fiery, that it would not allow its victim to count there to ask for water, or to explain the trouble.

            When we seek the example of this Baconian philosophy of man's dominion over nature for material benefit in the Gospel of Jesus we find the following striking example that my be read with interest, and for instruction equally by the Christian and non-Christian communities:-

(33)      "Here another parable: There was a certain house-holder, which planted a vineyard, an hedged it round about, and digged a vinepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husband men, and wet into a far contrary:

(34)      And when the time of the fruit drew enra, he sent his servants to the husband men, that they might receive the fruits of it.

(35)      And the husband men took his servants, and beat one and killed another, and stoned another.

(36)      Again he sent other servants more than the first; and they did unto them likewise.

(37)      But last of tall he sent unto them his son, saying, they will reverence my son.

(38)      But when the husband men as a what son, they said among themselves, this is the heir; come let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

(39)      And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

(40)      When the Lord, therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

(41)      They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out His vineyard unto other husband men, which shall render Him the fruits in their seasons".

            (Gospel St.Mathew XXI- 33-41)

            This world is the vineyard of God. He has let it out to mankind. Bacon has sought man's dominion over this vine-year .Poverty, humility, and charity appeared as servants of God to take the fruits. But poverty was beaten, is beaten, humility was killed, is killed, charity was stoned, is stoned. Then the idea of resurrection appeared as the son of the master of the vine-yard, and was killed, is killed. Baconian mankind, wants to seize on the inheritance, the dominion of God. But will it succeed? No the matter is far beyond human power. It is blasphemous even to think of such a thing. The successful of mankind hitherto in the scientific achievements has been only a n enticement into the final trouble. Steam bent itself to the service of man. Then electricity followed the suit and bent its back to man.  Then atomic phenomenon appeared before man as an adamant advisory. the folly of man now is to think that they will be able to subdue and trap and tame this fierce, fiery giant atumbumb. It is a kind of false optimism and blind confidence of Baconian spirit that will lead this mankind right into the heart of the atomic hell without any hope of redemption. And this will be eternal woe.

CHAPTER-XVI

ATOMIC BOMB, WRATH OF GOD, AND NOT A WEAPON

            Wither this world goeth? What its wanteth to do? Where doth it stand now? Einstein recorded his impressions of this world, in his "The world as I see it". What this impressions wee I am not aware, though I see this world myself, and find it very distracting. The overall picture is one of confusion mingled with confusion. Confusion heaped upon confusion. Confusion intermingled with anarchy. Anarchy intermingled with falsity. I thought myself as one dead set against the noxious philosophy of Darwinian evolution. but when I see the state of mankind today, then thanks to the inebriating influence of Baconian rationalistic lunaticism the philosophy oa man's spish origin appears to find some countenance in the behaviour of this present day mankind. Howsoever the philosophy of man's base ape-like origin, might have been based on error and doubt as regards the mankind in general, yet as far as this Baconian mankind of this Baconian age is concerned, Darwin's eye appears to have observed the spectacle sufficiently correctly. Darwin's mind might have imagined with perceptible disgust, the modern human race as a species of intellectualized  anthropoids tending toward the transition from the stage of anthropomorphic humanity to supremely Godhead. But cursed be the science-guided process of his Baconian progress, that has within a span of but three centuries approached its end in the complete annihilation of life, breaking the Darwinian dream into pieces.

            It is painful to observe that this mankind, not even in its ancient stages of dark superstition, displayed such utter lack of sense and sensibility as today in this age of knowledge, science, enlightenment, and advancement. It is well-known that no protection is there at present either against the atomic bomb or the atomic radiation. And it also is well-known that their s no sing of protection in sight, yet instead of banning the use of atomic-energy and atomic bombs, all the endeavour is being directed toward building the atomic reactors and atomic bombs. And worse still is the optimism about the discovery someday of some remedy. Again it is well-known that atomic war in the presence of stock-piles and reactors could not forever be avoided. Known also is the fact that atomic war meant total annihilation of life on earth, and that there was no possibility for any one to survive and enjoy the honours of a victory. And indeed those who survived in an atomic war, they would envy the death of those who were fortunate enough to meet death. Yet countries are zealously engaged n in building more and more atomic weapons, and improvising on the existing specimens. Again neither the folly of those countries which are themselves engaged in building atomic reactors and atomic bombs, and yet deny this right to others in the name of proliferation is comprehensible, nor indeed comprehensible is the folly of those countries which are not atomic powers but are endeavoring to approach that status. What if a few more atomic bombs are added by them to the existing number of eight thousand. The number existing is quite enough to destroy everyone on earth. The world really has gone crazy. Who could tell that old American who stamped the earth and asserted that America could not be destroyed, that American could be destroyed before he raised his foot to stamp the earth second time.

            But to heaven or to hell, when I want to tell you is that atomic bomb is not a weapon or war or defence. it according to the scientist is a means of total annihilation of life on earth, while according to Quran it is the atomic hell It is the divine vengeance, it is the wrath of Allah enkindled. The Quran no doubt, has enjoined on the Muslims to keep in readiness weapons to awe the enemies, but it has first to be decided, whether the atomic bomb can be included in the category of weapons. This a very important question, and very far-reaching in consequence. This is the basic question of policy. It is just like to think before you leap into the well of the hell, the Baconian hell, the atomic hell, the nuclear hell.

CHAPTER-XVII

VIEWS OF BACON AND JESUS ANTICHRIST

(SECTION (1)

            RADICAL OPPOSITION OF THE VIEWS OF JESUS AND BACON;-

            Blake was not to amiss when he said" If what Bacon says is true, what Christ says is false". These words of Blake were drowned in the universal zeal of the Baconian world when they were uttered. but have now emerged as sparkling truth in the light of the dreadful hazards that have appeared as the consequence of the antichrist Baconian philosophy of modern atomism. In the following we will seethe views of Jesus and Bacon is in a dialogue between Jesus and Bacon.

            Just mark the exact antipathy between the two.

(1)        JESUS

            "Blessed are the poor in spirit: For there is the kingdom of heaven".

            BACON

            "Blessed are the strong in sprit, rich in mind, subtle in imagination, for they it is that will inherit the kingdom of this world. They it is that will have the dominion over nature".

(2)        JESUS

            "Blessed (are) they that mount: for they shall be comforted".

            BACON

            "Blessed are they who make merry and laugh and gain control over nature, for they shall be physically comforted".

(3)        JESUS

            "Blessed (are) the meek: For they shall inherit the earth".

            BACON

            "Pleased are the powerful for they shall inherit this earth".

            (4)        JESUS

            "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness. For they shall be filed".

BACON

"Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after the dominion over the universe. For they it is that are filled and this in itself is extreme righteousness.

(5)        JESUS

            "Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy".

BACON

“Blessed are the degigent in worldly pursuit, for they shall obtain riches".

            (6)JESUS

            "Blessed are the pure in heart, fore they shall see God".

BACON

            "Blessed are the wise in head, for they shall see glory".

(7)        JESUS

            "Blessed are the peace-makers; for the ye shall be called the children of God".

BACON

            "Blessed are the power-seekers, for they shall be called the masters of the earth".

(8)        JESUS

            "Blessed are they which, are persecuted for righteous, sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven".

            BACON

            “Blessed are they which exert for advancement's sake, for their's is the kingdom of the world".

(9)        JESUS

            "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely or my sake".

BACON

"Blessed are ye, when me shall honour you and give you all manner of praise, as the benefactors of mankind for the sake of my philosophy of fruit and utility.

(10)      JESUS

            “Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. For great (is) your reward in heaven: For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you".

            BACON

            "Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward on earth: for so dishonoured they the scientists that were before you by calling them in leisure with devil".

(11)      JESUS

            "Ye are the salt of the earth. But if the salt has so this flavour: Wherewith shall it be salted?” It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men".

            BACON

            "Ye are the new salt of the earth. The old salt hath lost its flavour, and has therefore to be cast out ad trodden under foot of men".

(12)      JESUS

            "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill can to be hid".

            BACON

"Ye are the light of the world, but your light is of this material world. Let it therefore now shine everywhere".

            (13)      JESUS

            "Neither do men light candle, and put it under the bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house".

BACON

            “Hide not the light of sciences but rather propagate it, that all men in the world benefit by it".

(14)      JESUS

            "Let your light so shine before men, that may see your works, and glorify your father which is in the heaven".

BACON

            "Let your light so shine in the world before men, that they may see your works ad glorify me that am the trumpeter of the new age of worldly science".

(15)      JESUS

            "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

BACON

"Think no that I am come to destroy the law. But law according to me is the law of natural philosophy. Beware therefore of the moral law. Repeat to the mistake that your progenitor committed and was thus expelled from the paradise".

            (16)      JESUS

               “For verily I say unto you till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in nowise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled".

BACON

'" Verily I say unto you, if ye continue in your investigation, one jot or one title of the natural law swill in no wise remains undiscovered or unbenefited by mental all the process be complete.

(17)      JESUS

            "If thy right eye offend thee plcuk it out, and cast it form there: for it is profitable for the etha one of the remember should perish, and not (that) thy whole body shoaled be cast into hell".

BACON

"Think not of the moral philosophy, for no profit is other than the material profit. It is better for thee to fill thy stomach ad live, rather than starve in the hope of the next unseen world. Nor cut your members for fear of unknown hell.

 

(18)      JESUS

            " Whosoever therefore shall break one of these leas commandments, and teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: But whosoever shall do and teach (them) the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven, ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of judgment: But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: And whosoever shall say to his brother race a, shall be in danger of the council: But whosoever shall say, thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shall not commit adultry; But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh over a woman to lust after here, hath committed adultry with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee pluck it out, and cast (it) from thee: For it is profitable for thee that one other members should perish, and not (that) they whole body should be cast into hell. And if they right band offend there, cut it off, and cast (it) from thee, for it is profitable for thither to one of thy remembers should perish; and not (that) thy whole body should be cast in hell".

            BACON

"Beware of the moralist. Verily I say unto you, Adam it was who did taste the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and devil, and was therefore expelled from the paradise. Repeat not the guilt of Adam by learning the subtleties of moral philosophy. Rather make they endeavour in the pursuit of natural philosophy in obedience to the command of God to Adam, and form a paradise of they own on this earth itself,  Beware of the moralist and see he did not spoil you, as he did the generations of the past. seek rather the dominion over nature and see they actual, real, practical destiny.

(19)      JESUS

            “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, here moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do to break though or steal. For where your treasure is, their will your heart be also".

BACON

"Lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth. Use insecticide to killeth moth. Prepare storage iron safes for your treasures against the thieves and burglars. Cast the thought of the heavens etc. out of thy mind. Be rational. Attain to self-sufficiency.

(20)      JESUS

            "The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, they whole body shall be full of light".

BACON

“The light of the eye is throughout thy belly. If therefore they belly is full, thine eye shall be full of light".

(21)      JESUS

“But if thine eye be evil, they whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in there is darkness, how great is that darkness".

BACON

"But if thy body be weak and sickly, thy eye shall be full of darkness. Light up this world with tortures and expel all darkness. for the light soul or sprit is only illusory.

(22)      JESUS

            "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve god and mammon".

BACON

            "Forget the invisible God. Serve mammon and gain ready reward and early payment and excellent wages.

(23)      JESUS

            “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink ; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment"?.

BACON

"Take every thought for your life, and only for life, food, drink and raiment. Meats is all that is life, threats is only illusion".

(24)    JESUS

"Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither food they reap, nor gather into barrens; yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye to much better than they?".

BACON

"Be not like the fowls of the air, O sons of Adam. Till the earth, sow the seed and gather into barns for tomorrow, and be sensible. Idlers feel the pangs of hunger".

(25)      JESUS

            "Which of your by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature".

BACON

"Gain dominion over nature, and become giants of the earth like gods of Olympia for surely it is a certainly veritable".

(26)      '"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you",

BACON

"Seek ye first the kingdom of the world and its riches, and everything else shall be added unto you".

(27)      JESUS

            “Take therefore n out thought for the morrow, for the marrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day (is) the evil thereof".

BACON

"Beware of tomorrow, and take care though systematic, organized, over-increasing ad infinite chain of the progress, for winter in shead".

(28)      JESUS

            "Enter ye at the strait gate: for wide(is) the gate, and broad (is) the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are which go in thereat: because statute (is) the gate, and narrow (is) the way, and few there be that find it".

BACON

"Seek n no more the strait gate. but go through the high gate and the Broadway. The strait gate the high gate and the broad way. The strait gate and the narrow way strangleth the life. Fools only, and misguided by he barren philosophies take that way that leads to misery and destruction.

(29)      JESUS

            "Beware of the false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are reveling wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns or rigs of thistles"

BACON

"Beware of the prophets that point to the strait gates and narrow paths, and of the philosophers which advance barren philosophers of thrones and thistles. Rather follow the new philosophy of fruit, and see the truth thereof.

(30)      JESUS

"Even so every god tree bringeth forth god fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit".

BACON

"Enter not the woods of ancient philosophies of thrones and thistles, for no fruit but bursinss will be they reward.

(31)      JESUS

            "Every tree that bringeth not god fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Where for by their fruits ye shall know them".

BACON

"The fruit of wealth is the best of fruits.

QRUAN

"Woe to every backbiter, defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future). He thinketh that his with will render him immortal. Nay, for verily he will be cast it Al-Hotama. And what could teach thee what Al-Hotama s?  It is fire of Allah kindled which leapeth up onto the hearts. It is (a fire) closed in on  them in outstretched columns".

            (Quran 104-Al-Homaza)

            That Bacon and Christ stand in radical opposition to each other may easily be seen. Christ preaches otherworldliness and resurrection and love for God as against the love of this world. Bacon peaches this world exclusively, without any thought either of the next world or God. Christ preaches distintegratedness and hatred o wealth, and remains men of the transience of this life. Bacon preaches nothing but wealth, and regards this life as the only life. Christ points to heaven as man's real.          permanent abode. Bacon points to this earth as the only abode. Christ teaches belief in supernatural and miraculous. Bacon teaches belief only in the scientific and rational. Christ works miracles by the force of spiritual. Bacon teaches to work miracles by the force of natural. Christ reserves the right of dominion over the universe to God alone. Bacon confers the right of dominion over nature on Man.  Christ preaches poverty. Bacon preaches dignity and pride. Christ forbids to lay up treasures on earth, and teaches not to care for the morrow. Bacon teaches nothing but to lay up pressures on earth and recommends a continuous and infinite struggle for progress. Christ teaches to lay up treasures in heaven. Bacon has no thought whatsoever of the heaven or the heavenly things. Christ teaches a strict morality. Bacon condemns and forbids the pursuit of moral philosophy. Christ puts scythe to natural philosophy that is pursued for material advantage. Bacon puts sickle to moral philosophy pursued for moral edification and the law to sum up the mater it remains wonder only to see how aye any one could at the same time is a miracle which could not have been achieved. The Christendom that follows Bacon could not continue for an hour in the Baconian philosophy. If Christ is really followed.

SECTION (2)  

BACON'S PHILOSOPHY CHARACTERISTICALLY ANTICHRISTIC

            “It is not you O Mohammad", our promised Messiah. "contended the Jews", “but he shall be form among us. Our messiah : Son of David; he shall be the lord of the sea d the land. Canals of water shall move along with him. He shall restore our lost kingdom, and he shall be sign out of the signs of the Lord". Yes replied the prophet, your Messiah (Jesus Christ) came to you ad you rejected him. I am not the messiah. I am the last of the prophets. Your messiah will come, but he will be the messiah-id-dajjal (the lying, simulating, gilding Christ).

QURAN'S ANSWER

To the contention of the Jews was:-

            "As to those who cavil at the sign of God without authority having reached them, nougat is there but pride in their breasts: but now they shall not succeed. Fly thou for refuge then to God, for He is the hear, beholder. greater surely that the creation man is the creation of the heavens and of the earth; but most men know it not. Moreover; the blind and the seeing, and the evil-doer and they who believe and do the things that are right, shall to be deemed equal. How few ponder this .Aye, “the hour" will surely come: There in no o doubt of it: But most men believe it not".

            (Quran 40x56-59)

            Now the phrase Messiah-id-dajjal means a lying, simulating glutting Christ, who pretends to be the Messiah, but is false. We will now treat the topic of messiah-id-dajjal in the light of the description of the prodigy as is given by the Holy Prophet of Islam peace be upon him, I say not to you that this Baconian culture is that very same Messiah-id-Dajjal as was prophesied by the prophet, but what I will show in that it has al those characteristics most easily and clearly observably by any one. What, however, I insists on saying is that this Baconian philosophy and this Baconian progress and this Baconian culture deserves to be opposed by the believers, and needs its eradication as a noxious weed, or, if it is not eradicated in time, it surely will destroy this mankind bodily and spiritually, leave in no chance even for preparedness. I will show the identity between the characteristics of the messiah-id-Dajjal and this Baconian sprit. And there is nothing in it, that which could not be observed by any one anyone with greatest ease and clarity. In the following is given point by point the characterization of the messiah-id-dajjal as is given by the Holy Prophet; each point followed by the relative characteristics of this Baconian culture:-

(1)        "He shall be of the race of the Jews".

            Mark that this modern Baconian culture is utterly, entirely, basically and completely the Jewish culture. Not indeed the mosaic Jewish. But the culture which is generally associated with the Jews. The culture of wealth-seeking, wealth accumulating and wealth-increasing. Culture of the love of wealth. Culture of usury, interest, trade merchandise. The culture which stood against Jesus Christ as basically antagonistic to this doctrine of otherworldliness. Could this present day Baconian culture of wealth and world be regarded as Islamic or Christian, or Hinduism, or Buddhists? No not with any justice. It is clearly Jewish.

(2)        "He shall be nick-named as Messiah--il-Makhmur that is the intoxicated, drunken Christ".

            How so very truthfully this modern Baconian culture, and how obviously, is the culture of intoxication and drunkenness. You find nowhere the religious remorse or contrition in any heart. No one weeps for the sins committed. No one ever removers death or the resurrection. But a general atmosphere of intoxication and drunkenness prevails throughout. Laughter and not weeping, pleurae and not sobriety is the quest in an intoxicated pursuit of wealth.

(3)        "In his right eye there will be a wart of the size of a grape and he will have frizzled hair".

            Now this is the point. This modern Baconian culture exclusively is concerned with the material, substantial world. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the moral, or spiritual, or the go her worldliness. The right eye may be metaphorically regarded as of the spiritual. The left eye as for the worldly and material. Thus this modern Baconian culture is blind of its right eye, though its left eye is exceptionally sharp and far-seeing. Equally blind of the right eye is this modern science which guides this Baconian culture. It is well-known that this modern science is confined to the five senses only, and can deal with only the material, substantial, and is totally line of spiritual and metaphysics". But its left eye is exceptionally sharp. It can peep through earth to the death of miles, and it can gaze upwards to distances of millions of miles, though it can see nothing that side of the grave. It is surprising that people in spite of knowing these facts should neglect them.

            (4)        "He shall be riding a donkey".

            And this is the point. The mechanical mode of transport is a feature which is a most distinctive feature in comparison with the entire human history.  The biological donkey has always been the symbol of transport and conveyance. While this modern age has its won particular mechanical mode of transport and conveyance. The point assumes conspicuity when it is seen in comparison with the past ages, and it is a weighty point. Also it has to be borne n mind that it is the messiah-id-dajjal, the adversary of Messiah-in- Nazarite that is the objective of discussion, for there exists a memorable tradition of Jesus Christ having ridden the donkey. The simulating Christ too ought to ride the donkey. But his is the donkey of his own special making that is a mechanical donkey against the biological donkey. And what after all is the difference between a donkey carrying a load of wood, and struck loaded with wood, excepts that the one moves on its legs and brays, while the other moves on its wheels and brays.

(5)        "Messiah-id-Dajjal shall make his first appearance is Syria and Iraq, and there he shall announce his prophethod, and then He shall proceed to Asphahan, and seventy thousand of the Jews will be flowing him, and there he shall announce his claim to Godhead, calling the people to his worship".

            No doubt this modern Baconian culture has risen the first with the claim of prophethood. Bacon's has been a philosophy of life complete in itself and indeed in radical opposition to the prophetic religion,  that while all revealed religion was based on the doctrine of the next life in heaven, Bacon's philosophy is based exclusively on this material world and this temporal life, and Baconian philosophy is taught like the teachings of a prophet. Then on a further stage we see the Baconian philosophy assuming the role of God-head No doubt the germ of godhead may have been found in the Baconian philosophy itself in virtue of the doctrine of man's dominion over nature and man's right. Today Baconian culture's role of God may clearly be seen in the fact that this mankind depends not on God, the Creator of the world, but on the Baconian culture, the process or of modern science. It is not to god that the people resort, but it is to science that they resort for their necessities or guidance, or problems or troubles. Also like God this science-guided culture dominate nature.

            It is said, that the messiah-id-dajjal will make his first appearance in Syria and Iraq. if England and France are regarded as the substitute for Syria and Iraq the mater appears to be well adjusted touching this Baconian culture. It was like a religion that Baconian culture m merged from England the homeland of Bacon and of Baconian philosophy. Then by the tie the scientific achievements had covered the phrases of human life, and man had become completely dependent on science, it may be regarded that the time for the assumption of the claim of Godhead by the Baconian culture had reached.

            It is said that seventy thousand Jews will follow the messiah-id-dajjal. Now every student of the history of this modern Baconian age knows that the Jews conspicuously have been and still are the alpha and the omega, and the creators of this Baconian culture. This Baconian culture is the exact and complete interpretation of their dream that they had been seeing for millenniums. It is the materialized realization of their long cherished hopes. It is the achievement of their prolonged deep-rooted ambition. In short, it is their triumph. It is they that have commenced it, created it, worked at it, build edit and completed it. Others may be regarded only as their proselytes in the formation of the Baconian culture, and their followers".

(6)        "Miracles by the power of god for the test of the mankind will be wrought through his hand".

            From the railway engine to television and atomic bomb, are the numerous miracles wrought by him. But because all these works function on the principles of nature created by the god himself, they may be said to be worked by the power of God. The position of the Messiah-id-dajjal in this respect is only of a conjure.

(7)        "In spite of all these miracles the letters K.F.R. that is Kafir (infidels) will be written on his forehead. They who shall have faith in Allah will read these letters on his forehead, even if they were illiterate. They, however, who will be devoid of faith in Allah, will not be able to read those letters on his forehead even if they were illiterate". No doubt, no knowledge, but faith it is that and show the reality of this Baconian culture.

(8)        "A fire named hell and a garden named paradise shall accompany him during his tour of the world. He shall throw his enemies in his hell and he will enter his friends in his paradise. But in reality his hell shall be paradise and his paradise a hell".

 

            No doubt today, all those that are zealous pursuers of this Baconian progress, and are seemingly well off, suffer from a torturous fever and constant torment of heart-burning, and are deprived for heart's contention. On the other hand it three be any such people as have faith, and due to their faith take less interest in this modern progress and culture, and thus suffer from financial difficulties, their sacrifice is well rewarded in the form of contentment, hopes and joy in their God.

(9)        'After three year's famine he shall appear, and a pile of broadened quantity of water will be with him. To whomsoever he shall wish he shall give of bread and water. and to whomsoever he shall wish he shall refuse. Praise of God and prayer will at that time be the subsistence of the faithful, and thus it is that their thirst and hunger shall be assuaged".

            The strangest state of religion in the world, and the burning, ungratified desire of the people of the West fore worldly feast prior to the appearance of Bacon's philosophy (1626), may be referred to as famine. As for as the question of bread is concerned, it is quite obvious, that this modern Baconian culture is the culture of bread, and nothing but bread.

(10)      "Canals will move along with him wherever he will go".

            This again is no hidden secret. Canals of water are a particular feature of this culture. This earth today is covered with a network of canals.

(11)      "And on whatever people he shall pass, if they will take him as their God, he will order the cloud to rain, and it shall rain, and will order the earth to bring forth the corp., and it shall obey him, and will order the trees to bear fruit, and they shall bear fruit, and will order the goats to become fatted and to become with milk, and they shall be so. And fantasy people will not believe in hi, he will stop the rains upon them; and their crops and their fruits will vanish, and their beasts shall become lean. And he shall order the treasures of the earth to come up and they shall come up, and the beasts shall walk in his company".

            Now there appears to be no need of spending any words or many words to show that all that has been said above about the doings of the Messih-id-dajjal, is being done by this modern science-guided, culture in a manner more than manifest. Any one, however, who has no knowledge of the pre-modern ages, might not notice the particularity of these activities, considering them as usual. But anyone who has knowledge of the condition of pre-modern age will at once discern these activities as unusual particularly associated with this modern age. Artificial rain is being made from the clouds. Crops are being grown with amazing speeds and in much increased magnitudes by improved methods. And so also the fruits of the trees are being grown in amazing ways. Animal husbandry is taking particular attention, and even artificial seminarian is being successfully practices. And see how the earth has rendered up all its treasures, water, oil, minerals, metals etc.

(12)      "And he shall say to the people, "If I brig your dead mothers and your deaf fathers back to life, will you believe on them.". And he will order the devils who shall thrust themselves into the earth and the emerge in the shapes of their dead mothers and dead fathers, and shall say, “O our children believe in him">

            There might be some better examples to explain this point, but see that ape records of the voices of the people, and their picture, that have been long dead.

(13)      "No one could slay him except Jesus Christ. And Jesus Christ it is that will kill him".

            Judging from the actual situation f this modern Baconian culture, it appears that unless the people adopt the doctrines of FAQR (poverty) . There is no possibility of getting grid of this culture and its economico-industrial set up. The doctrine of poverty ad otherworldliness reputedly associated with the name of Jesus Christ, Quran, though is in no way behind the teachings of Jesus Christ in respect of poverty and otherworldliness. At present the remedy of their ills and the solution of the peculiar and particular problems of this culture is prescribed as more production and still more production ad-infinitum by the assuages of this age. This in fact is no remedy of this malady. It is just as to add fuel in an endeavour to extinguish the fire. People will have to revert to the pre--modern philosophy of poverty and self-abnegation to escape the dreadful effects of this culture.

(14)      "The stay of the Messiah-id-Dajjal on earth will be forty days. of which the first will be equal to a year; the second will be equal to a year' the second will e equal to a month, the third will be equal to a week, and the rest will be equal to ordinary days. And they only will escape his enchantment who will take refuge in the mosque".

            This duration is known to God only. But inside the mosque now is the spirit of religion whereas out-side the Baconian culture reigns supreme.

            It is      interesting to observe that this Baconian culture has undertaken to do all the works which were done by Jesus Christ. We will enumerate them in the following:-

(1)        Christ feeded a few thousand people by a few loaves miraculously. This Baconian culture is the culture of providing the people with food and other necessities of life. To fight against hunger is one of its basic slogans

(2)        Christ cured the sick, and gave sight to the blind. The Baconian culture has undertaken the same things. See the hospitals. To fight against disease is one of its basic slogans.

(3)        Christ raised the dead. This Baconian culture has particular attention on this fact, and has kept constant endeavour to achieves his miracle. Though hither to has no seen success.

(4)        Christ made out of clay things reassembling birds. And breathed in them, and Lo! they went flying. This Baconian culture has made the aircraft.

(5)        Christ  walked on water. This modern Baconian culture has caused iron to float on water in the form of sea-ships, and has devised submarines, and divers' suits.

(6)        Christ's teachings inspired compassion and mercy in the hearts of his followers, compassion and mercy also is a feature of this Baconian age.

            And inspite of all this resemblance, there exists basic antipathy between the work of Jesus and this modern e culture. Jews worked these things with spiritual power. This modern a culture does all by means of material agency. And Jesus had always heaven and resurrection in sight, where this modern culture has its eyes fixed always on the earth. The end of the teachings of Jesus was heavenly paradise. The end of this modern culture is atomic hell on earth, as well as in heaven in the next life. The compassion and mercy of this age is that of a world in sheep's skin, to burn the people alive is a feature of this age, sea, bombs, incendiaries, atomic, gas, plague bombs. The people of pre-modern ages cold not have the heart to commit such strictly despite their proverbial savagery. In these days if on the one hand relief is sent for a stricken people, on the other hand one atomic bomb is added to the stock-pile. Do you understand. This is Baconian civilization. Typically.

            We have brought our discussion of the Messiah-id-Dajjal to its end. We will however continue history further to his end as is told by the Prophet of Islam. Peace Be Upon Him. It is as follows:"-

            "And he will pass over so many lands until he will enter ye men. And will take many a renegade with him for everywhere. And when he will reach near Mecca, he will not be permitted to enter therein by the guards of angels there. from there he will set out for Medina. Medina will at that time have seven gates. On every gate Good will appoint two angels with drawn swords in their hands, and they will not allow any of the Dajjalian army to enter the city. After his arrival there thrice the shocks of earthquake will be felt within the city, and those of weak belief, and the hypocrites will leave the city and will join the Messiah-id-dajjal.

            There will be at that time a youth in Medina, and he will come out to give a battle to the dajjal, and will inquire about him form His comparisons. Some of them seeing the insolence of his manner will want to kill him, but others will say, no it is prohibited by our Lord to kill anyone except by the order of Mehdi. Then they will inform the Dajjal, that a person, insolent and disobedient sought his audience. Dajjals admit him to his audience. The youth will on the first sight of the dajjal exclaim “verily will I have recognized you are that same accursed dajjal about whom our Prophet has forewarned us, and has explained the lie and deceit that is yours. Dajjal upon hearing this will be greatly incensed and will order a saw to be brought and having fixed that on the head for the man will saw him in two. And will cause the two parts of the ode to fall on either side. Then he shall walk to and fro between the two parts. And will say to his followers" if I bring this man back to life, will you believe in my Godhead?". To which they will say: verily, verily, we do already believe in your being our God, but if that will be done, our faith will only be strengthened. Then He will place the two parts of the dead man joined together, and will say: Arise, and the man will rise, alive, actually by the power of the real God. No sooner than the dead man will come to life than he will say "Now I am quite certain that you are the same accursed dajjal whose identity the Holy Prophet has revealed. Dajjal upon hearing this will fly into rage, and will command his followers to kill the man. His men will do it to the utmost of their power to kill the man, but the knife with which they will endeavour to kill him, will have no effect on the body of the man. Dajjal upon this will in a feverish manner command him to be thrown into the hell-fire. The man will then be thrown into the fire but the by the mercy of God the fire shall become cold ad ineffective. Thereafter the dajjal will not be able to bring the dead to life. His power to do so will be taken away y from him.

            Thence he shall move mount toward Syria. When he will reach near Damascus, Mehdi will be in Damascus and will have made the preparations for war against Dajjal. The caller will call to the prayers of after-noon, and the Muslims will be in preparation for the prayers when Jesus Christ reclining on the shoulders of two angels will descend form heaven on the eastern minarets of the Jamiah Mosque of Damascus, and will ask for a ladder. People will fix the ladder against the minarets, and Jesus Christ will come down, and will meet the Mehdi. Mehdi will say "O Prophet of Allah lead the prayers". To which Jesus Christ will say,  "You will lead the prayers, for certain among you have the lead of certain others, and this honour is fro this (the Muslim) Ummah (nation) only. Mehdi will then lead the prayers, and Jesus Christ will follow t him in the prayers. After the prayers will be over, Mehdi will say to Jesus Christ, O prophet of Allah, else take the command of the army in your hands, and do as you deem fit. To which Jesus Christ will say, No. The command of the army will remain in your hands. I have me only to kill the Antichrist (Dajjal). He is to be killed by my hand.

            When the night will pass and the morning will appear, Mehdi will march his army out against the force of Dajjal. Jesus will then say. Fetch me a lance and a horse. So that I will assail the infidels (Dajjal). Jesus then along with the Islamic force attack the forces of Dajjal and a gruesome fight will begin between the contending forces. A peculiar feature of the fight will be that to whomsoever of the opposite army the breath of Jesus will reach, he shall die. Dajjal will try to flee before Jesus, but Jesus will pursue him, and overtaking him will thrust his lance through his back, and will kill him. Blood will gush forth form the body Dajjal, which Jesus taking in his hands will throw towards the Muslims as a surety that he had killed the dajjal. And it is said that Jesus would not spear him, the dajjal would in the hot pursuit be dissolved just as salt is dissolved in water. The Islamic force will busy themselves in the slaughter of the force of Dajjal. The Jews that had accompanied the Dajjal will find no refuge any where. So that a Jew will hid himself behind a tree or a stone, the tree and the stone will cry out, its way the slaves of Allah, he is he (the Jew hiding; take him. Thereafter an era of peace and prosperity will begin. There will be great security and plenty n the world. All hatred and malice will be laid aside. Lions, camels, bears and sheep shall live in peace, and a child shall play with serpent unhurt.

CHAPTER-XVIII

THE CAUSES OF THE APPEARANCE OF BACONIAN CULTURE

            The causes of the appearance, acceptance and prevalence of the philosophy of Bacon and consequently of the Baconian culture are basically two. Firstly the peculiar and particular sate of Christian religion, and the state of religion in general all over the world at the time of the appearance of Bacon's philosophy in seventeenth century. And secondly a universal wave of the desire of wealth and power and ostentation that had reached its climax by that time particularly in the west. Muslims by then divested of higher, universal ideals of Islam and escaped, moved in eddys wherein the various sects and archaisms codk naturally harangued over the superfluous matter, gryrating all the while in the same seddys engrossed in worldly problems, and engaged in worldly disputes. Politics had superseded the element of religion.  Religion and politics were alienated, and religion had lost its proper place. Corruption on lower levels to was considerable due to general ignorance of the people about Islam.      

            Sheik Sirhindi a contemporary of Francis Bacon ( 1561-1626) was seen to affect reform in Islamic religion in general and against the imposture of Emperor Akbar in particular. That the basic doctrines of Islam could not have been changed or seriously distorted in any age is the miracle of Islam itself and of the Quran whose protection God himself has guaranteed.

            Far worse, we should say, unspeakably, inexpressibly, unimaginably worse was the sate of the religion of Christianity. Christianity in those times could be seen as a huge mass     of innovated and framed up doctrines that went by the name of Christianity. The hierarchical Government of the Christian church a that functioned in the name of Jesus Christ, and wield limitless power, possessed palaces, treasures and gardens, and ate in utensils of Gold and silver, and preached at the same time Christian poverty from the pulpit, had become a symbol of terror, tyranny and hypocrisy in the eyes of western Christendom, and appeared as an anathema, even something worse than that, which the followers of Christian religion wanted with most impatient hearts to get rid of with their hearts at the sometime burning with the desire other feast of nature that was spread before their eyes, and which they had seen the followers of Islam enjoying in a state of enviable glory. The state of Hinduism and Buddhism was not much different form Christianity, both as regards religion, and worldly desires.

            As far as the desire of wealth is concerned, it is well-known, that it was imbedded in the very nature of mankind it finds no bounds. No amount of wealth could appease man's desire of wealth. But the few centuries preceding the appearance of Bacon's philosophy show a particular picture of mankind regarding the love f wealth. Muslims in there fully glory presented a spectacles of wealth and opulence that was the envy of the west. The tale of Arabians nights had taken all contentment out of the heart of the Christian west, and rendered the people of the west mad after wealth, power, ostentation and worldly glory, and they never understood the spirit  or the system of Islam. How better it would have been for them to reform their religion, and rediscover the pristine beauty and simplicity of Christ's teachings. Some among them, indeed had tried it, but the bones of those who had tried it were excavated fro from their graves by the command of the church authorities, and were for the interests of the church, burned as heretics for having attempted to re-introduced the original spirit of Christ's religion. The other alternative was to embrace Islam and partake of the Islamic glory, for indeed Islamic glory could have been achieved only within the structure of Islamic religion. But they wanted to go on their way to glory independent of religion, and they fell in the ditch, the atomic ditch, and behind they dragged the entire mankind to burn in the atomic pit. These were the circumstances of the world then, that no sooner Bacon trumpeted his advocating for the fruitful philosophy of materialistic atomsim of the world than the predisposed west felt to it with one accord as their redeemer, and did all that was humanly possible to make it a success, and did indeed succeed in making it a success, abut alas! To what end.

            Although the Christian west is directly responsible for the adoption of Baconian philosophy and its universal prevalence, and the consequent appearance of the Baconian hell, yet other nations could not be totally absolved form the guilt. Especially the Muslims nation, due to its especial position in the world in those times, stands liable, to especial accusation. Nay, if the westerns would resort to their defence against this particular charge, it could with much plausibility be shifted onto the Muslims. The duty of teaching and preaching the doctrines of Islam to all mankind, and commanding that which is good, and forbidding that which is evil is a study incumbent on the Muslims, but the west and indeed all the non-Muslim world never heard of a preacher of Islam, nor a Muslim tried to check them in their march toward the atomic hell on their path of Baconian philosophy, although Allah has appointed the Muslim nation as a witnesses against mankind. Allah in the Quran says:-

            "Thus have we appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses against mankind, and that the prophet may be witness against you".

                        (Quran 2x143)

            And has appointed the Muslim nation as the best community to enjoin good and forbid evil in the world. The Quran says:-

            "Ye are the best community that hath seen raised up p for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid the evil, and ye believe in God".

            (Quran 3x110)

            But the question is what the Muslims did in order to stop the Baconian philosophy, since it was openly antagonistic to the religion of God, and was posed as challenge to the community of religion on earth? The answers nothing whatsoever. They even did not try to understand.

            But the apprehension of the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, about the Muslim proved only too true when he said:-

            "As regards my followers the thing which I fee most apprehensively is that they will begin to follow their worldly desires, and will begin to entertain lengthy and elaborate worldly design s and expectations. And the result of their abiding by the lust of their heart will be that they will cast way farther w from the truth, and their worldly plans will cause them to forget the net world, O People! This world has left and it is going. And the next world has left and is coming. And each of these (worlds) has its believers that love it. It is better for you, that you do not choose the world ship of this world. You are pertinent are in the house of deeds, and the time of judgment has not yet come. Tomorrow you should be in the house of reckoning where there will be no possibility of deeds".

            (Miskhat- quoted by Jaber)

            And:-

"O my people, I entertain no apprehensions regarding you that you will fall to idol worship. But what I am apprehensive of about you is that you u might be engrossed in the world".

History shows that Muslims have never fallen to idols-worship but they that they are engrossed in the world cannot be denied. The Muslims have a history which is glorious both secularity and religiously beyond comparison. But there are two standards of judgment. If the history of Muslims is seen in reference tot the general human facilities, that is on general human standards, and in comparison to other communities, then the case is simply without a parallel but the stand of Islam is too high and is strict. As strict as the rule of nature itself is, and the smallest flaw or the slightest fault has such telling effects that the blame of the appearance of the atomic hell in this world may with justice breached the short comings and failings of the Muslims of medieval ages. The abrogation of caliphate and reinstatement of dynastic monarchy by the Muslim is a very dark spot and is a turning point in the history of Muslims and is indicative of weakness, similar to that of Adam, the progenitor of mankind in paradise, which influenced the future course not only of the history of the Muslims, but of the entire human race. But the neglect of the Muslims regarding the Baconian philosophy and the relative events reverberated on them. They were enslaved and subjected to a most disgraceful and painful punishment in abject slavery, servility and dependence. And besides that they will share the general doom with mankind in the atomic hell of this world and also of the next world. The Jews that wee once regarded as a detestable people. hold the destinies of nations in their hands in this Baconian age, and the Muslims are their slavish dependents. The warnings of the Quran have proved only too true, and still the Muslims are completely in the dark about the Quran's views of this Baconian progress, and the reality of this Baconian progress, and its hazards in this world, and its hazards in the next world.

            Far worse was the state of Christians at about the time of renaissance. And because the religion of the people is the same as is the religion of their kings, the condition of the mind of general Christendom of that time a may be seen in the condition of their kinds and princes then. While the priestly community of the western Christendom was a symbol of tyranny, hypocrisy and avarice, the princes of Christendom and the Lord's appointed kings vied with each other in the love of riches, and ostentation. H.G. Wells has left us a decryption that may serve as a guide. He writes:-

            "Louis XIV of France, the grand monargue, (1643-1715) was indeed a pattern king of Europe ..............He provoked a universal limitation. Every king and prince let is Europe was building his own Versailles as much beyond his means as his subjects and credits would permit. Everywhere the nobility rebuilt or extended their chateaux to the new pattern. A great industry of beautiful and elaborate fabrics and furnishings developed. The luxurious arts flourished everywhere; sculpture in Alabaster, Faience, guilt woodwork, metal work, stamped leather, much music, magnificent painting, beautiful printing and bindings, fine crockery, fine vintages, admits the mirrors and fine furniture went a strange race of "Gentlemen" in tall powdered whippings, silks and laces, poised upon high red heels, supported by amazing canes; and still more wonderful :Ladies" under towers of powdered hair and wearing vast expansions of silk and satin sustained on wire. Through it all postured the great Louis, the sun of his world, unaware of the meager and sulky and bitter faces that watched him form those lower darkness to which his sunshine did not penetrate".

            (H.G.Well -a Short History of the world. page 222)

            How little these princes and princlets did realize then that they merely were acting as the puppets and buffoons of the approaching simuant of Jesus Christ. And the end of that buffoonery was the atomic hell. Louis and all his limitations have along with their pomp and show gone the usual way, but the result of their pomp led the world onto an unusual way into o the flame so f of Baconian hell, and with apology to Voltaire, the worst of all the possible hells. How it is to be withheld that poor Somedan were alive today to see the worst of all possible hells as against the leibmizian best of all possible worlds, which he is in his life-time had held up to very exquisite radical in his romance called the candid (1757). Could we expect him to do they are with the expression s of the atomists, the builders of atomic bombs of this age. This Baconian culture is the most confounding of all the most confounding of the cultures ever appeared on this earth. And yet lends itself to the clearest of the analytical explanations. The light of faith, and the light of faith, however, is the condition to understand its reality.

CHAPTER XIX

THE APPEARANCE OF THE BACONIAN CULTURE

            Jewish nation is a phenomenon in itself far beyond the pale of the entromorpomorphist, and for beyond the ken for the psychologist. It is a phenomena that has its won peculiar characteristics, and is at least as complex is the nuclear phenomenon. Indeed a remarkable and astonishing resemblance may be discovered between the two. It was Heine, the Jewish poet who remarked, "Judaism is not a religion, it is a misfortune". Misfortune indeed it proved to be eventually, not only of the Jews but the entire humanity. But not Judaism itself, not the religion which Moses gave, but the Jewish race with its peculiarly Jewish characteristics was that unfortunately appeared as the misfortune of itself and along with it that of entire mankind, and a misfortune at least as great as the discovery of atomic phenomena itself.

            When we read the Quran, and peruse therein that which has been said of the children of Israel, a peculiar awe and a peculiar sense of an apprehension of some great dangers may be perceived therein. And indeed he Quran which has predicted and characterized the atomic phenomenon that was to appear in twentieth century A.D. the same Quran has treated the case of the Jew with such assiduity, apprehension and profusion as may find prophetic justification in the light of the hazardous situation in which this mankind may now seen having fallen as the result of the Jewish guidance in this modern Baconian enterprise. The remembrance between the Jew and atomic phenomena may at first  sight appear as obscure and remote, The fact, however , is that both are deadly and indispensable t in this age, and both are ruinous to themselves as we well as to this world.  

            We will now cite the Quran about the Jews. The Quran has given their history and described their character. The reader is only requested to see or himself, in the lights of the narrative of the Quran, if this modern Baconian culture is not the repetion of the ancient Jewish history, and if the Jews have not endeavored to achieve all that which they had desired in the time of Moses.  Following are the statements of the Quran which present picture of the character of Jews:-

(a)        "Verily Allah heard the saying of those who said (when asked for contributions to the war): "Allah, for sooth, is poor, and we are rich". We shall record their saying with their slaying of the prophetic wrongfully and we shall say :Taste ye the punishment of burning".

            (Quran 3x181)

This heart is accomplished in the appearance of the fire of atomic hell. Jews have the basic share in the creation of atomic bomb.

(b)        The Jews say: Allah's hand is fettered. Their hands are fettered and they are accursed for saying so. Nay, but both this hands are spread out wide in bounty. He bestoweth as he will....that to which hath been revealed unto thee (O Mohammad) from thy lord is certainty to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them, and we have cast among them enmity and Hatred till the day of resurrection".

            (Quran 5x64)

The miserliness of the Jews is proverbial. So is their ability of acquiring and accumulating the wealth. Their heart is completely a set on the wealth of this world, and thy leave no stone unburned in their pursuit.

(c)        " The Jews and the Christians say: We are sons of Allah and His believed ones. Say: Why the doth He chastise you for your is? Nay, ye are but mortals of His creating. He forgiveth whom He will and chastiseth whom He will. Allah's is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them and unto Him is the journeying".

            (Quran 5x18)

Let them now ward off the atomic chastisement, or let them make themselves a proof against that punishment which is of their own creation. There is no protection either against the atomic bombs or atomic radiations.

(d)        "And they say ::None etnereth paradise unless he be a jew or a Christian. These are their own desires. Say: Bring your proof (of what ye state) if ye are truthful".

            (Quran 2x111)

The proof is now there. None of them escapeth the atomic hell which they have enkindled with their won hands.

(e)        "That is because they say: The fire will not touch us save for a certain umber of sddays. That which they used to invent hat deceived them regarding their religion".

            (Quran 3x24)

They have invented the atomic fire. But the fire will not respect them, and will not leave them in the next world, for there the Hotama (atomic hell is ablze for those who deserved its fire in this world).

(f)        "Hast thou not seen who were forbidden conspiracy and afterwards returned to that which they had been forbidden, and (now) conspire together for crime and wrong-doing and disobedience toward the messenger? And when they come unto thee( O Prophet) they great thee with agreeing wherewith Allah greeteth thee not, and say a within themselves, why should Allah punish us for what we say? Hell will suffice them; they will feel the heat thereof--A hapless journey's end".

            (Quran 58x8)

The Jews instead of saying Al Salam Alaika  (peace be upon you) said Al-sam Alaika (Mischief on thee) to the prophet, and thus confounding the utterance. And now after fourteen centuries hell is there for them. The atomic hell. And there will feel the heat thereof.

(g)        "Some of those who are Jews change words from their context and say" We hear and disobey, hear thou as one who heareth not" and "listen to us!  distorting with their tongues and slandering religion. If they had said: " We hear and we obey: hear thou, and look at us" it had been better form them, and more uprising. But Allah hath cursed them for disbelief, so they believe not, save a few".

            (Quran 4x46)

            This was one of the devices of the Jews of Medina to annoy the Muslims. By distorting words of scripture "raina" (meaning "listen to us") by which the Muslims used to call the prophets' notice. they turned by slight mispronuncian into Herbert word of insult. All this is very characteristic o f the Jewish mind.

(h)        "The likeness of those who are entrusted with the Law of Moses, yet apply it not, is as the likeness of those as carrying books. We retched is the likeness of folk who deny the revelations of Allah, and Allah guideth not wrong-doing folk".

            (Quran 62x5)

Jesus, however, was to aptly server on them. To phrases he addressed as:-

            "Ye serpents , ye geration of vipers, how can ye escape the deamnation of hell". (St. Mathew -XXIII-33)

Damnation of hell indeed now is there in sight.

And now we will quote from the Quran such signs as show that this modern Baconian culture is only that he repetition of the ancient history of the Jew is. They have achieved all that they had then desired of Moses. And all their tricks that they had played in those ancient times may be seen reflected in this modern Baconian culture.

(a)        "And when it was said unto them: Dwell in this township and eat therefrom whence ye will, and say "hittation" (repentance,) and enter the gate prostrate; we shall forgive you your sons; we shall increase (reward) for the right doers. But those of them who did wrong changed the word which had been told them for another saying. And we sent down upon them wrath form heaven for their wrongdoing.

            (Quran 7x161-162)

            They instead of  Hittaton (repentance) uttered hintaton, which means give us wheat, and seventy thousand of them wee taken away by the pestilence.

(b)        "Ask them of the township that was by the sea. How they did break the Sabbath, how their big fish came unto them visibly upon their Sabbath day and on a day when they did not keep Sabbath came they not unto them. Thus did We try them for tat they were evil-delivers....... We visited those who did wrong with dreadful punishment because they were evil-livers. So when they took pride in that which they had been forbidden. We said. Unto them : Be yea apes despised and loathed".

            (Quran 7x 163-166)

            They dug canals and enclosed the fish in them on the Sabbath day by means of sluice gates. And they caught them the following days. But they were changed it apes, for the trick.

(c)        "And when Moses asked for water for his people, we said: Site with thy staff the rock. And there gushed out therefrom twelve springs (so that) each tribe knew their drinking-place. Eat and drink of that which Allah hath provided, and do not act corruptly, making mischief in the earth".

            (Quran 2x60)

But mischief did they certainly make in the earth.

(d)        "And when ye said Moses! We are were of one kind of food; so call upon they Lord for us that He bring forth for use of that which the earth growth of its herbs and its cucumbers, and its corn, and its lentiles and its onions. He sail "Would ye exchange that which is higher for that which is lower? Go down to settled country, thus ye shall get that which ye demand. And humiliation and wretched dens were stamped upon them and they were visited with wrath form Allah. That was because they disbelieved in Allah's revelations and slow the prophets wrongfully. That was for their disobedience and transgression".

            (Quran 2x61)

(e)        "Listeners for the sake of falsehood! Greedy for illicit gain".

            (Quran 5x42)

Mark this age for propaganda and greed.

(f)        " Caused by the tongue of David and of Jesus".

            (Quran 5x78)

(g)        "And when ye said: Moses! We will not believe in the till we see Allah plainly, and even while ye gazed, the lightening seized you. Then we revived you after your extinction, that ye might give thanks".

            (Quran 2x55-56)

Mark the scientific investigation of the natural secrets.

 

(h)        "And we decreed for the children of Israel in the scripture: Yet verily will work corruption in the earth twice, and ye will become great tyrants. So when the time for the first of the two came, we rushed against you slaves of Ours of great might who ravaged (your) country, and it was a threat performed. Then we gave you once again your turn against them, and we aided you with wealth and children and made you more in soldiery. (saucing), if ye do good, ye do good for your own souls, and if ye do evil, it is for them (in like manner). So when the time for the secede (of the judgments) came (We roused against you others of Our slaves) to ravage you, and to enter the temple even as they entered it the first time, and to lay waste all that they conquered with an utter wasting. It may be that your Lord will have mercy on you, but if ye repeat (the crime) we shall repeat (the punishment), and we have appointed hell a dungeon for the disbelieves".

            (Quran 17x4-8)

No doubt the Jew have repeated the crime, the universal crime of aiding and abetting this Baconian culture. And no doubt the hell has appeared both for the Jews and others all over the world. The word of the Quran is proved.

(i)         "Then because of there disbelieving in the revelations of Allah, and their slaying the prophets wrongfully, and their saying : Our hearts are hardened---nay, but Allah hath set a seal upon them for their disbelief, so that they believe not save a few--- and because of their disbelief and of their speaking against Mary a tremendous calumny; and because of their saying: We sew the messiah Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger. They slew him not nor crucified, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain, but Allah took him up unto themselves. Allah was ever mighty, wise, there is not one of the people of the scripture but will believe in him bear his death, and on the day of resurrection he will be a witness against them. Because of the wrong doing of the Jews we forbade them good things which were (before) made lawful unto the, ad because of their much hindering from Allah's way, and of their taking usury when they were forbidden it, and of their devouring people's wealth by false pretences, we have opened for those of them who disbelieve a painful doom. But those of them who are firm in knowledge e and the believers believe in that which is revealed unto there, ad that which was revealed before thee, especially the diligent in prayer and these who pay the poor due, the believers in Allah and the last day. Upon these we shall bestow immense reward".

            (Quran xx 155-162)

(j)         "Thou will find them greediest of mankind for life and greedier than the idolaters.(Each) one of them would like to live a thousand years. And to live (a thousand years) would by no means remove him form the doom. Allah is seer of what they do".   (Quran 2x96)

See if this age of materialism is not the age of the procurements of the worldly necessities of life. And see for yourself if the Jewish history of what they desired of Moses as  their necessities of life in s not repeated. No other nation ever asked letiles and opinions of their prophets. And lentils and onions indeed this age has gained.

            The Jews, once called by the distinctive appellations of the children of Israel and the chosen seed and people other God, happened to have a woeful history, and an equally woeful end. Unfortunate people indeed, ever miserable, overrun fortunate, and deemed to a characteristically antithetical role in history to the mankind in general, like the role of Satan against Adam and the posterity of Adam. Yet they incite pity rather than wrath for their of life is always steeped in misery and their end is always woeful. And they have eventually succeed in making the of life of the entire mankind as miserable as  their won, and, and in bringing about an end of this mankind as tragic, as terrible and as miserable as their own, unless God takes pity on this humanity, and saves it from the horrible atomic doom which it now well deserves. The Jews, however, may justly say: "We never forced anyone. They followed us due to their own greed".

            May be Goodwill hearken other supplication of Abraham, and will produce some means of saving this doomed mankind.

            God in the Quran reminds the Jews of his favours and warns them against the dreadful day saying:-

            "C children of Israel! Call to mind my favour which I bestowed on you and that I mad you to excel the nations. And be on your guard against a day when no soul shall avail another in the least, neither shall any compensation be an accepted form it, nor shall intercession profit it, nor shall they be helped".

            (Quran 2x122-123)

            God in their own scripture during the time of Moses says about them:-

            "I have seen this people, and behold it (is) a stiff-necked people: Let me alone that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven".

            (Bible- Deutronomy Ix-13-14)

            The last address of Moses to the Children of Israel on the mound Ebal and Gerizim forebodes the woeful doom of the Jewish people. This is lengthy address and constitutes the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy. We will quote the specimen from Milman's history of the Jews, Milman in a moving historic scene proceeds ass follows:-

            "Never did human imagination conceive a scene so imposing, so solemn, so likely to impress the whole people with deep and enduring awe, as the final deification of their polity, commanded by the dying law giver. In the territory afterwards assigned to the tribe of ephraim, a central region, stand two remarkable mountains, separated by a deep and narrow ravine, in which the ancient scheme, the modern Naplous, stands. Here all Israel was to be assembled six tribes on one height, six on the other. In the open day, and in a threater, as it were, created by God of nature for the express purpose, after a sacrifice offered on an alter of stones, the people of Israel testified their free and deliberate acceptance of that constitution which their God had enacted. They accepted it with its inseparable condition, maledictions the most awful, which hey implicated on their own heads, in case they should apostatize from its statutes-blessings equally ample and perpetual, if they should adhere to its holy and salutary provisions. The type of either destiny lay before them:: Mount Ebal was a barren, stony, arid, and desolate crag; gerizim a lovely and Fertile height, with luxuriant verdure, streams as of running ware, and cool and shady Groves. As God had blasted Ebal, so he would smite the disobedient with bareness, hunger and misery; as he crowned gerizim with beauty and fruitfulness, so he would bless the faithful Israelites with abundance, with peace, with happening. On mount Ebal----as the levites read the heads of the prohibitory salutes, and denouncedth curse against the idolaters, Theo. depressor, the adulterer, the unnatural son, the incestuous, the murdere---the tribes Return, Gad, Ashore, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphitali, with one voice, which was echoed back from the opposite height, responded Amen, so be it. On Gerizim stood the tribes of Simeon, levi, judah, issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin, as the blessings of the law were recited, to give the same unreserved assent.

            Having thus appointed all the circumstances of this impressive science, the lawgiver himself enlarged on the blessings of obedience; but with a dark and melancholy foreboding of the final destiny of his people, be laid before them still more at length the condenses of apostasy and wickedness. The sublimity of his denunciation surpasses anything in the oratory or the poetry of the whole world. Nature is exhausted in furnishing terrific images; nothing, excepting the real horrors of the Jewish history- the miseries of their sieges, the cruelty, the contempt, the oppressions, the persecutions, which, forages, this scattered and despised and detested nation have endured ----can parish the tremendous maledictions which warned them against the violation of their law".

            Moses said, that in case the commandments of God ware not observed, and the voice of God was not harkened unto, then:-

            ""The Lord shall smite there with assumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting and with mildew; and the worsord, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. And thy heaven that is over they head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. The lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust; from havens shall income down upon thee until thou be destroyed ......And thou shalt become an astonishment, and a proverb, and by word among all nations wither thy Lord shall and Theo. A nation of fire rcecountenance. shall besiege thee in all they gates.....and thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flash for thy sons and thy daughters. Which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege and in the straightens where-with thine enemies shall distress thee..... and among the nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of they foot hovered; for the Lord shall give thee three a rembling heart, and failing of tree, and sorrow of mind; thy fire shall hang in doubt before thee, and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life. In the morning thou shalt say, would God it we event! And at even thou shalt say, would God it were morning!   For the fear of thine heart where-with thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou saltt see".

            The sequel of our history must furnish a most awful comment on these terrific denunciation as"".

            (The History of the Jews by Henry Hart Milman Volume I page 179-181-and Deutrenonomy XXVIIII).

The Chapter in question is a frightful series of Denunciations. God in the Quran about the trust says:-

            "Lo! We offered the trust unto the heavens and the earth and the hills, and they shrank form bearing it and were afraid of it. And man assumed it. Lo! He hath proved a tyrant and a fool".

            (Quran 33x72)

            Now read the above-quoted denunciations and foreboding against the children of Israel, and this is the but a specimen, read therefore the complete 28th chapter of Deuteronomy and judge, and shudder, not only at the terriblenss of the threats, but also on the fact that the same today is the sate not of the Jewish race only but of all mankind in general form one and of the earth to the other, and the cause no doubt is common. The Quran has a do foreboding in this respect, more relevant and more appreciate and more to the point, troubling this present Baconian mankind. It says:-

            "Woe unto every back-better, defamer, who amasseth the wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future).He thinketh that this wealth will render him immortal. Nay for verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama (the crushing hell)".

            (Quran 104-Al-Homaza)

            The dreadful utterances of Moses on amount Ebal did in course of time prove true to healthier. Misery indeed and affliction was the other name of the Jew every where he went chased in the world. It is a painful thing to dwell on the Jewish history. It is a perpetual tale of woe, pillage, hate, persecution, murder, massacre, sacking, perfidy, treachery, atrocity, retaliation, counter retaliation, and obstinacy stretching to a period of centuries. In the early days of Christianity, the Jews though themselves eating the bitter bread of slavery delighted in the persecution of the rising Christian sect and the early Christians accuse themes o having sent messengers thought out the world, for the purpose of anathematizing them in their synagogues, and  uttering a solemn curse upon the name of Jesus Christ. But when the tide turned and Christianity became an established religion, and the Christians gained power, the Jews had to pay their due with interest Despite all the tribulations and scattering, and calamities, the Jew is the people never forgot their nationality, and constantly nursed the hope of regaining their kingdom. and the thought of their promised Messiah who would appear to restore their kingdom and sit on the throne of David never left them. With their centre long-lost, and their kingdom long-perished , and they scattered all over the earth, it was their bible and their synagogue, and the hope of their promised Messiah that saved as the means of keeping them united and in hope for centuries., even Millenniums it is a phenomena unique in itself in human history.

            The promise Messiah, during these centuries of ordeal hasp laid a very particular role in the history of the Jews. Just as the gouht of paradise has never left the posterity of Adam, the thought of redemption, and the restoration of their kingdom made the associated thought of the promised Messiah has never left the Jewish race. We will quote.  Milman on this point, that of Messiah. His work appeared in 1863:-

(1)        "To Isaiah may be traced the first clear and distinct intimations of the important influence to be exercised by the Jews on the destiny of mankind--the promise of Messiah, and the remote prospects of future grandeur, which tended so strongly  to from their national character, and are still the indissoluble bond which has held together this extraordinary people through centuries of dispersion, persecution, and contempt, still blind to the fulfillment of all these predictions in the person and spiritual kingdom of Christ, the Jew, in every sage and every quarter of the world, dwells on the pages of this great national prophet, and within dying hope looks forward to he long-delayed coming of the deliverer, and to his own restoration to he promised land in splendor and prosperity, for surpassing that of his most favored ancestors".

            (The history of the Jews by Henry hart Milman volume 1 page 296-1863)

(2)        "Jewish opinion underwent another change no less important; the hope of a Messiah, which had before prevailed but vaguely and indistinctly, had been enlarged and arrayed in the most splendid images by Messiah, previous to the fall of the city; it had been propagated, and even the time f his appearance declared, by the prophets of the exiles, Ezekiel and Daniel; it now sunk deep into the popular mind, and contributed, no doubt, to knit the indissoluble tie of brotherhood, by which the Herbrew people was held together, more closely.  National pride and patriotism appropriated not merely the lofty privilege of being the ancestors of the great deliverer, but all the advantages and glory which were to attend his coming. In whatever form or character they expected him to appear, king, conquer, or even god , in this the Jewish race agreed, that the Messiah was to be the king, the conquer, the God of Israel".

            (ibid vol-1 page 335)

            N.B. Christ was rejected by the Jews because he neither wanted to be a king, nor a conqueror. He even would not sit on the throne of David. Nor he would refuse the Jews against their Roman Masters. They did indeed throng about him as long their though the would assume the sceptreast heir  as their deliverer from the roman Yoke, but when they realized, that the showed no such signs, they were disappointed in him, because their notion of their promised Messiah was that of a King and conqueror, and not a meek dervish.

            (3)        Miliman continues:-

            "The desperate conviction that they were already committed by the events in Jerusalem- the horrible prorfstha in every city every man's had was armed against hem, and every heart steeled against their sufferings: On he other hand, the bold and lofty tenets of Judas the Callians, in whose sense their older sacred scriptures might be made to speak without much violence of interpretation- the universal belief in the immediate coming of the triumphant Messiah, which was so widely diffused as to be mentioned by suetonius and by tactius as a great cause of the war----all these motives cold not but operate in a most powerful manner".

            (ibid vol-1 page 510)

(4)        "At this momentous period it was announced that the Messiah had appeared. He had come in power and in glory: His had name fulfilled the great prophecy of Balsam. bar-couchab, the son of the star, was that star which was to "Arise out of Jacob". Wonders attended upon his person: He breathed flames from his mouth, which, no doubt would burn up the strength of the proud oppressor, and wither the armies of the tyrannical had rain. Bar cochab the son of a star, which his disappointed countrymen, afterwards in their bitterness, changed to Bar-Cosba, the son of a Lie. He is said to have been a Robbe; He had learned a trick of keeping lighted tow. or straw, in his mouth, which was the scare of his berthing flames, to the terror of his enemies, and the unbounded confidence of his partisans".         

(5)        " I have not thought it expedient to interrupt the course of my history with the account of every adventurer who, from time to time, assumed the name of the Messiah. It is probable that the constant appearance of these successive impostures tended, nevertheless, to keep alive the ardent belief of the nation in this great and consolatory article of their creed. The disappointment in each particular case might bear the spirit and confound the faith of the impediment followers of the pretender, but it kept the whole nation incessantly ever present to the thoughts and to it the visions of the Jew: Their prosperity seemed their b harbinger of his coming; their darkest clematis gathered around them only to display, with the force of stronger ctrast, the mercy of their God and the glory of their redeemer .In vain the rabbinical interdict repressed the dangerous curiosity which, still baffled, would still penetrate the secrets of fruity. “Crusade is he who calculates the time of the Messiah's coming", was constantly repeated in the strange, but as constantly disregarded. That chord in the national feeling was never struck but it seemed to vibrate through the whole community. A long list of the false Messiahs might be produced in France, in Fez, In Persia, in Moravia, but their career was so short, and their adventures so inseparably moulded up with fictions, that I have passed them by. Some few, however, I will endeavor to rescue from oblivion".

            (Ibid volume -II page 437 -438)

(6)        " In the year 1655, a certain Samuel Brett published a narrative of a great meeting of Jewish Rabbins in the plain of Agenda, about thirty Mils from Buddha, in hungry, to discuss their long-baffled hopes of the Messiah, and to consider the prophetic passages applied by Christian writers to their redeemer. The author declared himself an eye-witness of the pomp of this extraordinary general assembly, where 300 rabbis pitched their tents, and gravely debated, for seven days, this Solemn question",

            (ibid voll-Ii page 439-440)

(7)        "But a few years after the date of this real or fictitious event, in 1666, the whole Jewish world, coextensive almost with the globe itself, was raised t other highest degree of excitement by the intelligence of the appearance and the repaid progress of a pretender who had suddenly risen up in Symrna, and assumed the name and the authority of he Messiah. Sabbath Seri was the younger son of Mordechai Seri, who irstollowed  the mean rade of poulterer at Symprna, and afterwards became broker to some English Merchants..... Sabbath stood before the grand seignior (sultan); He was ignorant of Turkish, and a Jewish renegade was appointed as  interpreter. But the man before whom the awe-struck ages had trembled, nor before the Majesty of the Sultan, in his turn, totally lost his presence of mind; when the Sultan demanded whether He was the Messiah, he stood in trembling silence, and made o answer. He had some reason fro apprehensions, or the sultan made him the following truly Turkish proposal:-

            "That he, the Sutlan, should shoot there poisoned arrows at the Messiah: If he proved invulnerable, the Turk would himself won his Title, if he refused to submit to this ordeal, he had his choice, to be putout death, or to embrace Mohamadanism".

            The interpreter urged him him to accept the latter alternative. Sabbath did not hesitate long he seized. A turban from a page, and uttered the irrevocable words, “I am Mussulman". The grand seignior, instead of dismissing him with contempt, ordered in applies of honour, named him Ga Mohammad Effendi, and gave him the title of Capidgi Basha...... Al length the rabbins ,dreading the total extinction of Judaism, succeed in gaining the Ear of the Sultan. The messiah was seized, and confined in a castle near Belgrade, where he died of colic in the year 1676, in the fifty-first year of his age".

            (Ibid -vol-II, page 440-445)

(8)        "Among the Persian Jesus the excitement was so great (at the new so the appearance of Sabbath their Messiah) that the Husband men refused to labour in the fields. The governor, a man, it would seem of unusual mildness, remonstrated with them for thus abandoning their work, instead of endeavoring to pay their tribute: "Sir they answered with one voce, " we shall pay no more tribute-our deliverer is come" The governor bound them in obligation, to which they readily acceded, to pay 200 Tomans if the Messiah didn't appear within three months".

            (Ibid vol-II page 443)

Quotation From Milman ends he.

            The meeting of the Jewish Ribbins for discussing he question of Messiah in 1655 was their last meeting. Sabbath serve who appeared in 1666 as the Messiah was their last false Messiah. Since then the thought of promised Messiah has completely left the mind of the Jewish nation. It seems as if the thirsty had received the water. As if their long-swatted Messiah had actually appeared. As if the fulfillment of their hope of regaining their kingdom was in sight. As if their Messiah which was called by the Holy Prophet of Islam as the messiah-id-Dajjal had made his appearance. We have to recall to our mind the year of the appearance of Bacon's Novum Organum. It was 1620, that is 35 years of before the last meeting of the Jews and 45 years before the appearance of their last false Messiah. Thereafter was as a result of the appearance of Baconian culture, the kingdom of the Jews has been established all over the world. The appearance of the worldly philosophy of Bacon, was the cherished goal of the Jew and its achievements the eventual touripha of the Jewish culture. The Jewish race has made this modern age. Jewish was the mind that made it. The Christian west was only the transformed instrument thereof. Spinoza, Darwin, Carl Marx, and Einstein were all of the Jewish stock. The Jewish atomists were in the van of the discovers of the atomic phenomenon and the makers of atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs. Nor wee the life and writings of Bacon in any way Christian. This modern Baconian culture of Science-guided progress, and the economico-industrial system and this banking and this wealth accumulation and wealth worship is purely the Jewish culture, no matter adopted by whom.

            But wheat is most surprising is, owe the entire Christian west became reconciled to the Jews after their centuries-long snake and mongoose conflict. How the Murderers of Jesus Christ became so endeared to the heart of the followers of Christ. How all nations of the west had begun to wool the Jewish nation at the beginning of the renaissance. There can be no reason for this metamorphosis other than that the people of the west had fallen in love with this world and its wealth after having been naturally disgusted with their religion, and then the Jews as the experts f wealth-accumulation were called in to give guidance. And all the differences were dissolved on the common road. Then on the nations of the world this Bconian culture was thrust by the west. But the convincing nationalism and sweet inebriating taste of the e wealth acquiring culture soon captivated all the nations of the world, for all were human, and he the love of wealth was inherent in the nature of all. But piteous is the outcome, and not much exertion is needed now to cite the proof of the horrid hell of Baconian nationalism.

            Power-driven means of mechanical transport that appeared as the result of the science-guided culture offer a very interesting view to the inquisitive as the modern substitute for the pre-modern donkey. This is an interest in and instructive field of research, beginning with the first ever power driven engine to the latest universally equipped aeroplane. And look around to see all the world having the same appearance, and having the same aim, ambition and desires, and engaged in the c same practices. Every thing having the same Baconian cast, and neither the Christ would recognize the present day Christendom, nor the present day Christendom would recognize or adopt the Christ, just as he was not adopted t by the Jews of his time. And see the  Denunciations of Moses against the Jews materialized in the case of this world today entirely to prove the identity between the state of the Jews, and all the other nations on earth.           

            That the Christians and the Jews would forget their centuries-long mutual deep-hearted hatred and become reconciled to s each other is nothing short of a wonder in human history. That the Christians a houldtlerae, and not only tolerate but follow the murderess of Jesus Christ is something which may b regarded as an example of complete conversion to a new creed. The new creed was the worldly philosophy of Francis Bacon that was purely the creed of the world and its wealth. The urge of the desire of worldly wealth had expunged every trace of religions hatred against the Jews from the heart of the Christian west. And the people, particularity the Governments of the countries of the west responded heartily to the wooing of the Jews for entry into those countries. It was rumored that the Jews afford crowmwell of England five hundred those and pounds on condition of obtaining ST Pauls's church for their synagogue, and the boldeian library to begin business with, and it was also said that at certain Asiatic Jews had sent a deputation to inquire whether Cromwel wan no other messiah. Cromwell, however dared not t overrun on the change, but the necessities of Charles II, and his courtiers quietly accomplished the change, and the Jews insatiably stole into he kingdom.

            The case of Bonaparte is made clearer cut. It was in the year 1801, when this great conqueror was distributing to his followers the kingdoms of Europe, and consolidating the superiority of France over the whole contentment, that the world heard with amazement which almost bordered on ridicule, that he had summoned a grand as and herd in of the Jews to assemble at Paris. Twelve sham questions were put to the deputation of the Jews, and equally sham answers were given by the Jews, and the deal was struck and an agreement ratified and the Jews admitted in the Empire as subjects. Bonaparte had before him the advantages of the wide extended and rapid correspondence of the  Jews throughout the world, and the secret ramifications of their trade, which not only commanded the supply of the precious metals, but much of the internal traffic of Europe, and probably made great inroads on his continental system. At all events in every quarter of Europe, the Jews would be invaluable auxiliaries of a commissariat; etc. etc. The Jew no doubt was wealth expert. And the wealth it was that was then wanted by western Christian.

            The situation of the world from this particular point of view deserves more attention than has hitherto been accorded to it. There are some every far-reaching points that are completely neglected. Let it be known that the struggle between Christ and anti-Christ is not of a recent origin. It rather began with the birth of mankind. There has always been a Christ with its otherworldliness, and resurrection, and his opposite, the antichrist, the lover of this world, and the disbeleivers in the next life. Just as Abraham and Nemrud has always been there in contest. And just as Hussain and Yazid has always been there in opposite. Since Jesus as rejected by the Jews, the sprit both of Christ and his opponent the anti-Christ both of Christian and his point the anti-Christ have been in contest for these twenty centuries, and after setbacks the antichrist spirit has completely prevailed in the world. If it will not be new destroyed it is about to destroy the world.

            The Jew has in this age of Baconian culture obtained al that he had expected from his promised Messiah to attain for him. Nay the Jew has obtained even more than that which he had expected from this Messiah. He has not only a kingdom in Palestine, the promised land, but he holds his sway over the entire world mentally and physically. The culture is s his. The wealth is His. The honour, power, polity is his. Though all this appears illusive, transitory. This Baconian culture, however is unnatural and therefore unstable, and subject to decay and destruction. What then is going to be the end of this world? Will it be destroyed>? Or is there any hope of its survival? The answer to this very important and exceedingly momentous questions, f to be sought now. Could nay one tell?

            That the Jews have obtained their kingdom in Palestine is the first postulate. It was commonly believed by the Muslims, that the Jews will never have their own kingdom. How is it that they have got the kingdom? No doubt it appears that the Jews have gained a kingdom of their own, but we have to see what is the situation of that kingdom? It is has not been recognized by many nations formally and it looks like something of a forcible occupation of a piece of land, which is being strongly contested, so that the kingdom has its roots in the air liable to be blown away any moment. The Palestinian Jews are always in the danger of being blown away. And his contest will continues as long as this atmosphere exists. And it will exist so long as the contestant groups exist in the world. May be this smoldering conflict dazzles into world-consuming wars. The cessation of hostility, and of mutual hatred is the condition of peace, and which is not at all in sight, nor are there any signs, of it. It is not right therefore to assume that the Jews have aimed a kingdom of their own. No the unfortunate Jews have nothing of that sort as yet. The Quran has definitely decreed that they shall exist by the support of some covenant with any people. And the same could be said of their present kingdom, which owes its existence to American and certain other countries of the west. The words of the Quran are as follows:-

            "Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save (where they grasp) a rope form Allah and a rope form men. They have incurred anger form their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them that is because they sued to disbeliever the revelations of Allah, and slew the prophets wrongfully That is because they were beliious and used to transgress".

            (Quran 3x112)

The second postulate is whether this world will be destroyed by the atomic war? No doubt the atomic fire is in the creation of this bacon-materialistic culture. And although the present day mankind justly deserves the punishment, and all the factors of atomic destruction are compete, and there appears no apparent hope of escape, yet may conviction is that this world will o not be destroyed by the atomic hell, rather the atomic hell and its causes will be destroyed. If you ask me whence of did I find this belief? The Prophet has said, that a time will come when the entire world will adopt Islam. And the Mehdi, and Jesus Christ will come. Now if the universal atomic war, destroys this world, and it destroys all life on earth, how the prophecies of the Holy Prophet would be fulfilled. Whom Mehdi will rule. How Jesus will kill the anti-Christ. Apart fro this conviction may view of the situation is that neither science nor any power can control the atomic situation by subjection the atomic phenomenon, nor the atomic hell could be held at check for ever or for long. This is the scientific conclusion. The only way to escape the atomic doom is to eradicate this Baconian, science-guided culture of progress completely, at any cost.

            The sprit of Abraham may be descried in endeavor to save this mankind from m the flames of atomic hell even now. This world is spread before me like a map. I behold the activity of the spirit of Abraham against the atomic hell. To you the result s might appear only as surprise like the stone of spinoza getting conscious during its flight. Praised be Allah. This is all due to this mercy and his grace on his servant.

CHAPTER -XX

THE CORRECTIVES GIVEN BY THE QURAN TO CHRISTIAN RELIGION

            The Quran has given correctives to Christian religion, and has cleared up the huge mass of innovations of doctrinal nature, that was amassed gradually in course of time on the basic doctrines of Christian Gospel. Had the followers of Christian religion, hearkened to the warnings of the Quran and adopted the correctives provided by that book, there would have appeared no Baconian Philosophy, and consequently no atomic hell. The Christians, however, may, if they so desire, shift the blame onto the Muslims for the latters' having neglected the preaching of Islamic Doctrines on International basis. To which the Muslims may reply if they so desire, that the Christian could not have heard them if they had so done. The punishment of atomic hell however is decreed for both the Christians as well as the Muslims, and they could dispute the matter in the atomic hell. This same question that of the Muslims' conduct as regards their responsibility for preaching Islamic Doctrines throughout the world, may be raised on the Day of Judgment as a result of the counter accusations of the Non-Muslim nations against the Muslims. In the following we will dwell on the correctives given by the Quran to Christianity:-

1.                   DEIFICATION OF JESUS

            Jesus was raised to the status of God and thus the priests became the deputies of God, and assumed unlimited powers and authority. And then abused their authority to an extent that it resulted in the disappearance of the Christian religion, and the appearance of Baconian Philosophy, and consequently the appearance of Atomic Hell of this world as well as of the next eternal world. The Quran said:-

            "They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! God is Messiah, son of Mary. Messiah (himself) said : O children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord".

                                                (Quran 2 x 72)

Christ has said:-

            “My God and your God".

                                                (Gospel ST John XX-17)

Quran has said:-

            “Your God is one God; there is no God other than He, the compassionate, ever-merciful".

                                                (Quran 2 x 163)

Gospel said:-

            “The Lord our God is one Lord".

                                                (Gospel ST Mark XII-29)

Quran said:-

            “Lo! Allah pardoneth not that partners should be ascribed unto Him. He pardoneth all save that to whom He will".

                                                (Quran 4 x 116)

Gospel has said:-

            “Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin, and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: But the blasphemy (against) the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the son of man, it shall be forgiven him: But whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the (world) to come".

                                    (Gospel ST Matthew XII 31-32)

Quran has said:-

            "When Allah saith : O Jesus son of Mary!  Didst thou say unto mankind, take me and my mother as two Gods besides Allah? He saith: Be glorified! It was not mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then thou knewst it. Thou knewst what is in my mind, and I know not what is in thy mind. Lo! Thou, only thou art the knower of things hidden. I spake unto them only that which thou commandest me, saying: Worship Allah, My lord and your Lord, I was a witness of them while I dwelt among them, and when thou tookest me thou wast the watcher over them. Thou art witness over all things. If thou punish them, Lo! They are thy slaves, and if thou forgive them (Lo! They are thy slaves). Lo! Thou only thou art the mighty, the wise. Allah saith this is a day in which their truthfulness profiteth the truthful, for theirs' are gardens under which rivers flow, wherein they are secure for ever, Allah taking pleasure in them and they in Him. That is the great triumph".

                                                (Quran 5 x 116-119)

Christ in Gospel said the same as follows:-

            “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them me, and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that, all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received (them), and have known surely that I come out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me that they may be one, as we (are). While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: Those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. And come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves".

                                    (Gospel-ST John XVII-6-13)

The Quran said:-

            “Say:  (O Muslims) : We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us, and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ismael and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered".

                                                (Quran 2x 136)

Christ said:-

            “Have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?".

                        (Gospel-ST Matthew XXII-31-32)

The Quran said:-

            “The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah, nor will the favoured angels".

                                                (Quran-4 x 172)

AND

            " It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given scripture and wisdom and the prophethood that he should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be slaves of me instead of Allah, but (what he said was) : Be ye faithful servants of the Lord".

                                                (Quran- 3 x 79)

2.         JESUS NOT THE SON OF GOD

            It is a great blasphemy to call anyone the son of God. Firstly it destroys the whole basis of the religion of God, one God. Secondly it excludes the possibility of a belief in any other Prophet after the son of God. And thirdly there is the possibility of the followers of the son of God to become careless and negligent, of religion, even proud, due to so close a relation of their prophet with God. Fourthly it confers great powers on the priest and a high status, with dire consequences. This doctrine, that of the son of God, too has considerable share in creating circumstances favourable to the appearance of Baconian Culture, and the Atomic Hell. The phrase, son of God which was used by Jesus for himself as well as for others meant no more than a life devoted to the service of God. But later on it became to be applied literally and became an obstacle in the way of the guidance which God wanted to give to mankind after Jesus. The Quran says:-

            "They ascribe as partners unto Him (God) the Jinn, although He did create them, and impute falsely, without knowledge, sons and daughters unto Him. Glorified be He and high exalted above (all) that they ascribe (unto Him). The originator of the heavens and the earth! How He can have a child, when there is for Him no consort, when He created all things and is aware of all things. Such is Allah, your Lord. There is no God save Him, the Creator of all things, so worship him. And He taketh care of all things. Vision comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth (all) vision. He is subtle, the aware".

                                                (Quran 6 x 101-104)

AND

            “The Jews say:  Ezra is the son of God; and the Christians say : The Messiah is the son of God. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they? They have taken as Lords besides Allah their Rabbis and their Monks and the Messiah son of Mary, and they were bidden to worship only one God. There is no God save Him. Be He glorified from all that they ascribe as partners (unto Him)".

                                                (Quran- 9 x 30-31)

AND

            "Who can do aught against Allah, if He had willed to destroy the Messiah son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth. Allah's is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. He createth what He will. And Allah is able to do all things".

                                    (Quran 5 x 17-18)

AND

            "Lo! The likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! And he is. (This is) the truth of thy Lord, so be not thou of those who waver".

                                                (Quran 3 x 59-60)

AND

            "Say : O people of the scripture! come to a just judgment between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him and none of us shall take others for Lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto him)".

                                                (Quran-3 x 64)

AND

            "And whoso disputeth thee concerning him (Jesus) after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, say (unto him): Come! We will summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray humbly (to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie. Lo! This verily is the true narrative. There is no God save Allah, and Lo! Allah is the mighty, the wise. And if they turn away, then Lo! Allah is aware of (who are) the corrupters".

                                    (Quran-3 x 61-63)

            We find in the Bible the term "The Son of God". But it actually meant no more than a person whose life was devoted to the cause of God. But unfortunately in later times the people began to take the meanings of this term literally, that amounted to dire blasphemy against God. The actual purport of this term may clearly be understood from the following statement of Jesus Christ. According to which not only to Jesus himself, but to the entire community of men God was as father. Jesus said:-

            “I ascend unto my father and your father, and to my God and your God".

                                    (Gospel ST John XX- 17)

3.         THE TRINITY

            The doctrine of trinity of Christian religion was given to mean something of a union of three person (Father, son and Holy Spirit) in one Godhead. This was a doctrine so exceedingly subtle that even its founders themselves were at a loss to comprehend or describe it satisfactorily. It is generally believed that word triad or trinity was first introduced into Christian Theology by The ophibus, Bishop of Antioch after the Middle of Second Century of the Christian era. The idea of trinity in the beginning sprang up from Logos. The Logos had been described in Platonic Philosophy to possess unique divine attributes.

            The Christian revelation which was consummated under the Reign of Nerva, disclosed to the world the amazing secret that the Logos, who was with God from the beginning and was God, who had made all things, and for whom all things had been made, was incarnate in the person of Jesus of Nazareth; who had been born of a virgin, and suffered death on the cross. This very blasphemous doctrine did not go unchallenged. It proved to be a signal for a great controversy which raged for a considerable time in the Christendom, till eventually the doctrine was established as an article of Christian faith, though it was never understood or expressed in a convincing manner.

            "The most sagacious of the Christian Theologians, the great Athanasius himself, has candidly confessed, that whenever he forced his understanding to meditate on the divinity of Logos, his toilsome and unavailing efforts recoiled on themselves, that the more he thought, the less he comprehended; and the more he wrote, the less capable was he of expressing his thoughts".

            (Decline and Fall of Roman Empire Vol-II. Page 384-385)

The Quran says:-

            "O People of scripture do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah, save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and his messengers, and say not three----cease (It is) better for you----Allah is only one God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as defender".

                                                (Quran- 4 x 171)

AND

            "They surely disbelieve who say: Allah is the third of three; when there is no God save the one God. If they desist not from so saying, a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve. Will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek forgiveness of Him? For Allah is forgiving, merciful".

                                                (Quran-5 x 73-74)

            The Quran has warned of a painful doom, and now a painful doom is about to fall on the Christian west, and along with the Christian west and entire world.

4.         ATONEMENT OF SINS

            The Christ died on the cross and the sins of his followers were expiated, was yet another doctrine which could be a great cause of men's neglect of good deeds in the hope of salvation on the dint of faith in a particular doctrine, no matter how superfluous and unreasonable that doctrine may be. Christ himself has contradicted the doctrine of atonement. Says He:-

            "Not every one that saith unto me. Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my father which is in the Heaven".

                                    (Gospel ST Matthew VII-21)

The Quran has said:-

            "No burdened soul shall bear the burden of another. And if the heavy laden soul cry out for its burden to be carried, yet shall not aught of it be carried, even by the near of kin! Thou shalt warn those only who fear their Lord in secret, and observe prayer. And whosoever shall keep himself pure, he purifieth himself for his own behoof: for unto God shall be the final gathering".

                                    (Quran 35 x 18)

AND

            “Hath he not been told of what is in the pages of Moses? And of Abraham faithful to his pledge? That no burdened soul shall bear the burdens of another, and that nothing shall be reckoned to a man but that for which he hath made efforts: And that his efforts shall at last be seen (in their true light) : That then he shall be recompensed with a most exact recompense, and that unto thy Lord is the return of all things".

                                                (Quran 53 x 36-42)

AND

            "Guard yourselves against a day when no soul will in aught avail another, nor will inter-cession be accepted from it, nor will compensation be received from it, nor will they be helped".

                                                (Quran 2 x 48)

AND

            "And they say:  None entereth paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian. These are their own desires. Say: Bring your proof (of what ye state) if ye are truthful".

                                                (Quran 2 x 111)

5.         KNOWLEDGE

            Knowledge was proscribed by the Christian Church. But Quran allowed and the Prophet of Islam, (peace be upon him), insisted on the acquirement of knowledge with considerable emphasis. He, however, discriminated between the desirable and undesirable kinds of knowledge. This modern Baconian knowledge (Science) as it is in this Baconian set up, and is a mere means of the acquirement of wealth and worldly necessities, could hardly find its place in the list of the kinds of desirable knowledge. However, the ignorance of the Christian people played a prominent part in the acceptance of Bacon's philosophy for their not recognizing the true reality thereof. The Quran allows knowledge and says "Say, My Lord increase me in knowledge".

                                                (Quran 20 x 114)

AND

            “The erudite among his bondsmen fear Allah alone".

                                                (Quran 35 x 28)

AND

            "As for these similitudes, we coin them for mankind, but none will grasp their meaning save the learned".

                                                (Quran 29 x 43)

The Prophet of Islam, (Peace Be Upon Him) said:-

            "The Acquirement of Knowledge is a duty on every Muslim, male and female, from cradle to grave".

            Difference, however, has to be made between good and bad knowledge.

6.         MONASTICISM

            The greatest damage to Christian religion has been done by the system of Priesthood. Islam proscribed it. The Prophet of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him) curtly said:

            "No Monasticism in Islam". And the Quran says:-

            "We put in the hearts of those who followed him (Jesus) kindness and mercy; and as for monkery, they invented it----we did not prescribe it to them---only to seek God's pleasure, but they did not observe it with its due observance, so we gave their reward to those of them who believed, and most of them are transgressors".

                                                (Quran 57 x 27)

7.         MONARCHY

            If on the one hand, the people of the Christian west were being pestered by the Hierarchical Priesthood, on the other hand, they were suffering persecution by the absolute sovereignty. Islam abolished the system of absolute sovereignty and dynestical monarchy and introduced the system of caliphate, to mean, that one of the people, the most pious among them, was to manage the affairs of the state by consultation. And he was to be elected. And he was to be the head of both the secular and the religious side. The experiment was a success. The Caliph lived the life of an ordinary commoner. But perhaps the standard kept by the first four Caliphs was too high. Thereafter caliphate was abrogated and the old system of absolute monarchy was restored. Whatever be the case, an example was set that was worth following to avoid unpleasant consequences. The Quran says about the Muslims:-

            “Their affairs are guided by mutual counsel".

                                                (Quran 42 x 38)

8.         ABIDANCE BY THE GOSPEL AND THE TORAH

            The Quran advised them to observe the Torah and the Gospel:-

            “Let the people of the Gospel judge by that which Allah hath revealed therein. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed, such are evil-livers".

                                                (Quran 5 x 47)

AND

            “If they had observed the torah and the Gospel and that which was revealed unto them from their Lord, they would surely have been nourished from above them and from beneath their feet. Among them there are people who are moderate, but many of them are of evil conduct".

                                                (Quran 5 x 66)

            They however, could not content themselves with the nourishment to be provided by their God, and they preferred the Baconian method of worldly, incessant, endeavour, and they achieved remarkable success, but the end proved to be tragic. They have prepared for themselves and for the rest of mankind, the atomic hell as the consequence of their material philosophy of Baconian Atomism.

9.         RESTRAINT ON NECESSITIES OF LIFE RELEASED

            Restraint on the necessities of life was a particular feature of Christian religion inspite of the luxurious lives of the prelates and Bishops. This forced restraint had a considerable share in the transition of the west from Christian austerity to Baconian luxury. The people of the West, tired of the prolonged Christian fast, and yearning after the luxurious feast of nature, slipped into the Baconian world of material utility. Islam on the other hand, sensed this danger in the weakness of human nature and allowed the acquirement of the reasonable necessities of life. The Quran says:-

            “Say: who hath forbidden the adornment of Allah which He hath brought forth for his bondsmen, and the good things of his providing? Say: Such on the day of resurrection, will be only for those who believed during the life of the world. Thus do we detail our revelations for people who have knowledge. Say: My Lord only forbiddeth indecencies, such as of them as are apparent and such as are within, and sin and wrongful oppression, and that ye associate with Allah that for which no warrant hath been revealed, and that ye tell concerning Allah that which ye know not".

                                    (Quran-7 x 32-33)

            We have brought the main headings of the correctives offered by the Quran to the Christian community to an end. Had the Christian community paid heed to the advice of the Quran, and had they reformed their religion accordingly, they certainly would have escaped the atomic doom. And along with them this world would have escaped the horrible doom of atomic annihilation. But so complex had become their religious system and consequently their malady, that their religion had become almost proof to any reform whatsoever.

            The doctrine of Christ's Godhead, and that of his being the son of God, had excluded any possibility of a prophet appearing after him, or of caring to listen to the teachings of any one who claimed a divine mission. The Christian priesthood was so frightened by and indeed so incensed against the religion of Islam due to the abolition of priesthood, monasticism and monkery, that in order to save their invested interests and personal empire, the Christian priesthood did whatever it was possible to portray and present Islam in such horrid forms as would frighten the Christian community. The world of the Priest was accepted as truth by the people due to general ignorance and superstition. Centuries passed like that, till at last the Christian priesthood appeared to the Christian people as something to get rid of at any cost.

            The West then had wanted an outlet. Recourse to Islam was out of question. Persons were there who endeavoured to reform Christian religion. Some of them had aimed at a return to the simplicity of Jesus in faith and life, and taught the imitation of Christ and a life of poverty and service. This was neither in the interest nor to the liking of the Christian Church. Many of these reformers were burned alive by the command of the Council of Constancy.

            It was by a decree of the Council of Constancy in 1415, that the remains of wycliff, an English reformer were ordered to be dug up and burned, an order which was carried out at the command of Pope Martin-V by Bishop Fleeming in 1428. John Huss, a learned Zech, a reformer of Christian religion was invited to the Council of Constancy under promise of a safe conduct from the Emperor, was seized, put on trial for heresy and burned alive in 1415. Waldo in the South of France taught a return to the simplicity of Jesus in faith and life. Innocent III preached a crusade against the waldeness, Waldo's followers, and permitted them to be suppressed with fire, sword, rape and the most abominable cruelties. When St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) taught the imitation of Christ and a life of poverty and service, his followers, the Franciscans, were persecuted, scourged, imprisoned and dispersed. In 1318 four of them were burned alive at Marselles. On the other hand the fiercely orthodox order of the Dominicans, founded by St. Dominic (1170-1221) was strongly supported by Innocent III, who with its assistance set up an organization, the inquisition, for the hunting of heresy, and the affliction of free thought.

            The result was that the west went headlong into the Baconian culture, and consequently fell into atomic hell, and dragged behind it the entire world. Only if they had examined the case of Islam, they would have found the remedy for all their ills, and would have saved themselves from so severe a punishment as atomic hell, and had along with them saved this entire world from the nuclear calamity. The story of Christianity has been made indeed painful by the Christian Church. All that painful history of Christianity with all its harrowing tales of papal and princely persecutions and oppression is before me. And indeed it makes me sad at heart. And painful no doubt is the doctrinal confusion of Christian religion. But what I say after I have made all the calculations is that the state of Christian community inspite of all their afflictions in the premodern era was preferable to this modern state of material bliss, for its end is not well and its afflictions are eternal, for they will accompany to the next world, while its bliss is transitory only and fleeting.