extinguishing the atomic hell series
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
VERSUS ATOMISM, ANCIENT AND MODERN
VERSUS THE ANCIENT ATOMISM OF DEMOCRITUS
History of Atomism
Doctrinal implications of the history of ancient Greek
The views of the Quran versus the views of the early
Greek atomic theory.
The missing link between the ancient and modern followers
Vrsus Bacon’s modern atomism
Who is Bacon
Quran versus Bacon’s design of atomism
Baconian and Satanic method of seduction identical.
Quran versus Bacon on moral and natural philosophy
Relative views of Bacon and Quran on material vitality
Comparative views of Bacon and Quran on the purpose of
Comparative views of Bacon and Quran on the contemplation
of the works of God.
Quran on Baconian right of man’s dominion over nature.
The view of Bacon, Bible and Quran on knowledge
Bacon’s philosophy antipathetic to religion in general.
Quran's view of Bacon’s Philosophy.
Atomic bomb wrath of God and not a weapon
Views of Bacon and Jesus antipathetic
The causes of f the appearance of Baconian culture
The appearance of Baconian culture.
The correction given by the Quran to Christian religion.
Development of Islam and atomism
The Concluding word
VERSUS THE ANCIENT ATOMISM OF DEMOCRITUS
implications of the history of ancient Greek atomism.
of the Quran versus the views of the early Greek Atomic Theory
missing link between the Ancient and modern followers of atomism.
VERSUS BACON’S MODERN ATOMISM
versus Bacon’s design of Atomism Bacon’s design:-
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.
and Satanic method of seduction identical.
versus Bacon on moral and natural philosophy
views of Bacon and Quran on material utility
code of material utility.
world against the other world in the sight of the Quran.
view on the things of this world against that which is with God
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.
against faith in the sight of the Quran.
Comparative views of Bacon and Quran on the purpose of man’s creation.
Comparative views of Bacon and Quran on the contemplation of the works of
Baconian right of man’s dominion over nature
Development of Islam and atomic bomb
philosophy antipathetic to religion in general (1). Bacon versus versus Budha.
(2). Bacon versus Hinduism. (3). Bacon versus Solomon. (4). Bacon and Korah.
view of Bacon’s philosophy
bomb wrath of God and not a weapon
Bacon and Jesus antipathetic
opposition of the views of Jesus and Bacon. Section-II.
philosophy characteristically antichristic.
causes of the appearance o f Baconian culture
appearance of Baconian culture
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.
Development of Islam and Atomism.
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.
development of atomism.
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
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.
QURAN VERSUS THE
ANCIENT ATOMISM OF DEMOCRITUS
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
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.
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.
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.
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
(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
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
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.
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.
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.
“Atoms and space are all that exist”.
This is a denial of the existence of any spiritual or divine agency
in the creation.
“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.
OF THE QURAN VERSUS THE VIEWS OF EARLY GREEK ATOMIC THEORY
1 The view of early atomism is:-
“Atoms move about in a fortuitous concourse in an otherwise empty
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”.
2 “Gave unto everything its nature, then guided it aright”.
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
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
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.
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”.
6 “And there is nothing hidden in the heaven or the earth but it is in
a clear record”.
7 “We are never unmindful of creation”.
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”.
2 Fortuitous concourse of atoms negates divine command but the Quran
(a) “Unto Allah, belongeth the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth.
Allah is able to do all things”.
(b) “He is the Omnipotent over his slaves, and He is the wise, the
(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”.
(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”.
(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”.
(f) “Your God is one God; there is no God save Him, the beneficent, the
(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”.
(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”.
“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”.
(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
(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”.
3. The fortuitous concourse of atoms negates divine control and
vigilance, while the Quran says:-
(a) “Lo! Allah hath been a watcher over you”.
(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”.
(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”.
(d) “Lo! Allah is witness over all things”.
(e) “And we are not unmindful of creation”.
(f) “He is the Omnipotent over His slaves. He sendeth guardians over
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”.
b) “We have neglected nothing in the book (of our decrees)”
(c) “It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night
overstrip the day. They float each in an orbit”.
(d) “My Lord includeth all things in His knowledge; will ye not then
(e) “And the sky hath He uplifted, and He hath set the measure, that ye
exceed not the measure”.
(f) “And everything with Him is measured”.
(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
(h) “And for all there will be ranks from what they do, that He may pay
them for their deeds”.
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”.
(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”.
(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”.
(d) “Hath created death and life that He may try you which of you is best
(e) “And when thy Lord said unto the angels, Lo! I am about to place a
viceroy in the earth”.
(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
(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”.
6 Fortuitous Concourse of atoms negates divine process. But the Quran
(a) “What He pleaseth will God abrogate or confirm for with Him is the
prototype of the book”.
(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”.
(c) “He it is who fashioneth you in the wombs as pleaseth Him. There is
no Lord save Him, the mighty, the Wise”.
(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”.
(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”.
(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”.
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
(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”.
(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”.
(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”.
(e) “Deemed ye then that we created you for naught, and that ye would not
be returned unto us?”.
(f) “Hath created death and life that He may try you, which of you is
best in conduct”.
(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
(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”.
“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”.
(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”.
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
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”.
“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,
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
“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”.
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
(b) “Every one that is thereon will pass away: there remaineth but the
countenance of thy Lord of Might and Glory”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
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?”.
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
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
(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
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”.
“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”.
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”.
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
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?’.
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)”.
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
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”.
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
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”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
5 "And the jinn did we create aforetime of essential fire”.
6 “And He createth that which ye knew not”.
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
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”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
"Allah is the knower of the visible, and the invisible”.
VII. One passage only of the Quran treats the entire theory of early Greek
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
“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”.
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:-
I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or
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.
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?
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.
QURAN VERSUS BACON'S
“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,
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.
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:-
“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.
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
(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
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.
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.
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”.
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 :-
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
(b) The Quran says:-
“He ammasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the
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
(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
(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.
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.
AND SATANIC METHOD OF SEDUCTION IDENTICAL
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”.
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”.
“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
(Quran 7x 20-22)
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
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.
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”.
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
(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
(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 like every true scripture of God has based its philosophy on
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”.
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.
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”.
(2) “Hath created death and life to prove which of you will be most
righteous in deeds”.
(3) “And hath appointed the balance”.
(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
(5) “That is in the balance ye should not transgress". Weight therefore
with fairness, and scant not the balance”.
(6) “We verily sent our messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with
them the scripture and the balance, that mankind many observe right measure”.
(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
(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”,
(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”.
“Lo! Worship prerserveth from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of
Allah is more important. And Allah knoweth what ye do”.
“Lo! The noblest of you in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct”.
“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”.
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”.
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”,
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”.
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
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
(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”.
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”
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”.
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
(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
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.
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".
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
(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".
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".
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.
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".
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.
"So weary held and
That, as it was said,
he scarce received
For Gospel what the
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.
RELATIVE VIEWS OF
BACON AND QURAN ON MATERIAL UTILITY
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:-
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
essays page 276-277)
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:-
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 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.
QURAN'S CODE OF
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.
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:-
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:-
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".
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.
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.
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".
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
(c) Every thing
in the earth made subservient to man by merciful Allah:-
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".
(d) All good
things made lawful. The Quran says:-
things are made lawful for you".
forbidden: says the Quran:-
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".
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
word only to be taken as the authority on the lawfulness of things or otherwise.
The Quran says:-
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".
"Covet not other's men's property and avoid bribery".
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
(i) Follow not
the footsteps of the devil in material utility says the Quran:-
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".
expected gratitude and belief in his unity in return of His bounty, says the
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"?.
(k) Let not
your wealth and your children distract you from the remembrance of Allah, says
"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".
(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
(m) The best
provision according to the Quran is to ward off evil for fear of Allah:-
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".
Distribution of provisions in the hands of Allah, says the Quran:-
Lord enlargeth the provision for whom He will, and straiteneth (it for whom He
will). Lo! He was ever knowr, seer of His slaves".
provides both for you and your children:- The Quran says:-
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".
(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".
superfluous wealth to be given in charity in consideration of the next world,
says the Quran:-
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".
"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".
Gospel : ST Mathew -VI-19-20)
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".
(s) Whom to
give in charity? And How? The Quran says:-
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".
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
(u) Success is
in escaping one's own avarice according to the Quran. It says:-
prefer the fugitives above themselves though poverty become their lot. And whoso
is saved from His own avarice-such are they who are successful".
please the difference between the injunction above noted and the one preceding
it that enjoined the avoidance of extremity. The two are concerned with
(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
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
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.
wealth, nor ostentation, but piety and sobriety the sign of greatness in the
sight of God, says the Quran:-
noblest of you, in the sight of Allah is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is
(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:-
the messenger Allah ye have good example or him who looketh unto Allah and the
last day, and remembereth Allah much".
Prophet's view and practice may be known from the following in the Quran:-
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)".
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:-
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".
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:-
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".
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
(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".
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.
banquet of the world seekers and dsibeleivers will in the next world, according
to the Quran, be as is described in the following:-
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".
THIS WORLD AGAINST THE
OTHER WORLD, IN THE SIGHT OF THE QURAN:-
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.
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:-
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".
(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
(c) "There we
created you and thereunto We return you, and thence We bring you forth a second
(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".
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".
(b) "O my
people! Lo! This life of the world is but a passing comfort, and Lo! The
hereafter, that is the enduring home".
(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".
(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",
(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"?.
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".
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".
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",
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".
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,
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".
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.
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".
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
(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",.
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".
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
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".
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
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.
"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".
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".
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.
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".
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".
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".
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
thing will perish save His countenance. His is command, and unto Him ye will be
(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.".
(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".
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".
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".
(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".
(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".
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".
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".
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".
(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
(e) "Say :
Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and warnings avail
not folk who will not believe".
QURAN'S VIEWS ON THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD AGAINST THAT WHICH IS WITH
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
(1) 'With Allah
is the fairest of rewards".
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".
(3) "The soul
knoweth what is kept hid for him of joy, as a reward for what they used to do".
(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?"
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".
(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".
(7) "And be not
ye as those who forget Allah, therefore He causeth them to forget their souls.
Such are the evil-doers".
(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".
(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".
RIVALRY BETWEEN MAN'S
LOVE OF GOD AND OF THIS WORLD:
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:-
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".
how they are rewarded by Allah. The above-quoted statement continues as
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".
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
(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".
the Quran 76x5-10 and the chapter 107 to this effect.
rivalry of man's love of God and his love of this world, Jesus in his Gospel
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".
ST Mathews : XIX- 29-30)
The Quran on this
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".
About the rivalry
between the world and god the Gospel says:-
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".
The Quran says:-
mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking he pleasure of Allah; and Allah
hath compassion on his bondsmen".
"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".
that ye would centre paradise while yet Allah knoweth not those of you who
really strive, nor knoweth those (of you) who are steadfast".
"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".
INCLINATION TO THIS
WORLD A CAUSE OF THE DISBELIEF IN THE OTHER 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.
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".
(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".
(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".
(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".
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".
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.
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:-
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'.
Disbeleivers mistaken in the felicity of their wealth:-
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.
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
"The wealthy opposed every prophet of God:
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".
(d) Riches of
no avail to the disbelievers on the Day of Judgment:-
day) neither riches, nor the progeny of those who disbelieve will aught avail
them with Allah. They will be fuel of fire".
(e) "They would
prefer all as ransom if they had all that is in earth on the Day of Judgment:-
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".
(f) And the
ransom of disbeleivers shall not be accepted:-
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".
(g) Wealth a
cause of rebellion:-
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".
(h) Wealth and
children a test:-
that your possessions and your children are a test, and that with Allah is
punishment for hoarders of wealth:-
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".
usurer's condition on resurrection:-
"Those who swallow
usury cannot rise up save as he whom the devil hath prostrated by his touch".
(k) The end of
Korah the rich:-
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".
(l) The best
provision is piety:-
good ye do Allah knoweth it. So make provision for yourselves, for the best
provision is the fear of God".
punishment of atomic hell for engrossment in wealth accumulation:-
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",
(n) Not wealth
and children but belief and god works that draw anyone near to god. The Quran
"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).
(o) Wealth a
means trial of man on earth. The Quran says:-
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".
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.
of wealth opened to those who forget the reminder of God. A good example of this
modern age. The Quran says:-
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".
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.
COMPARATIVE VIEWS OF
BACON AND QURAN ON THE PURPOSE OF MAN'S CREATION;
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
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.
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.
Quran has a different view. The purpose of man's life is God's worship. God in
the Quran says:-
the jinn and mankind only that they might worship me".
The act of
God's worship is proved by the conduct of all creation the Quran says:-
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",
"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,
"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",
purpose is to punish the hypocrites and idolaters, and to pardon the believers:-
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".
object ought to be removal form fire and entry into paradise, and not Baconian
object of material comfort:-
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
(Quran 3x 185)
object of man ought to be the paradise, and exertion is the necessity to achieve
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".
Men of understanding
contemplate the works of God and say these could not have been created without a
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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:-
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
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
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.
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
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
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
(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”.
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”.
“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
(l) “O God! How marvellous are they works”.
“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”.
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”.
“The universe is a circle whose centre is every where, and circumference is
(x) “The trembling universe smut have been balanced it unthinkable
(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”.
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
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.
were demanded as a proof of the truth of the mission of the prophets. The Quran
“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
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”?
people of Moses even went further and demanded t to see God by themselves. The
“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”.
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
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”.
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”.
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)
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”.
(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”.
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”.
insist o on a miracle such as to:-
“Cause a spring to gush forth form the earth.......Messenger”.
the Quran comprises:-
“The sing of the scripture”.
“When our clear revelations are recited unto them, those who
disbelieve say of the truth when it reacheth them, this is mere magic”.
“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”.
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”.
they then not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on the hearts”.
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?”.
“Behold what is in the heavens and the earth! But revelations and
warnings avail a not folk who will not believe”.
“Indeed it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts
which are within the bosoms, that grow blind”.
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”-.
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”.
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
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
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
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
(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”.
(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”.
(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
(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”.
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
“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
(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”.
(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”.
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
(9) And the object is to find reason to be grateful to Allah for his
“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
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.
And the object is to realise, that the bestowal of wealth is in the bands of
“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
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.
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”.
And the object is to observe the dominion of Allah in the heavens and the
“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?”.
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.
And the object is to foster fear of God which is the essence of knowledge, and
“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”.
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”.
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”.
“Indeed it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts,
which are within the bosoms, that grow blind”.
“Whoso is blind here will be blind in the hereafter, and yet further
form the road”.
“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
(Quran 20x 125-126)
“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”.
“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”.
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
“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”.
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”.
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
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”.
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”.
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”.
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)
the praise and the glory of the creator is the purpose and not the material
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his
(The Bible-Psalms XIX-1)
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)
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”.
“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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
has a relevant passage as follows:-
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”.
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”.
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
(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”.
(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”.
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”.
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”.
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”.
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
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”.
“It is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts, which are
within the bosoms, that grow blind”.
“Whose is blind here will e blind in the hereafter, and yet further
form the road”.
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
“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
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”.
(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”.
(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”.
(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”.
(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”.
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”.
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.
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
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.?
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.
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:-
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".
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.
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:-
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".
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?
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
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".
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
modern knowledge fosters pride and arrogance, but fear of God is correlated with
knowledge according to the Quran. It says:-
His servants who are possessed of knowledge fear God".
35x28)] The Bible reckons fear of God as wisdom. It says:-
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
the supposed but neglected model of Bacon says:-
of Lord is to hate evil. Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way".
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
"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".
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:-
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".
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:-
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".
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:-
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".
And the Quran says:-
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".
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.
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:-
mankind is he who saith: Our Lord give unto us in the world, and he hath no
portion in the hereafter (the next life)".
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.
with the Ulema of Islam will not be deemed out of place. Allah in the Qruan has
these similitudes, we coin them for mankind, but none will grasp p their meaning
save the Ulema".
among His bondsmen fear Allah alone".
The Holy Prophet
(Peace Be Upon Him), declared:-
of my Umat (nation) are like the prophets of the children of Israel".
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
ANTICHRISTIC TO RELIGION IN GENERAL
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:-
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.
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.
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
has preached the review of Narvana, that is complete emancipation, the Quran too
has expressed its view as followers:-
soul at peace! Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure! Enter thou
among My bondsmen! Enter thou my paradise".
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:-
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".
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
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.
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)
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
"(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".
(4) BACON AND
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:-
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".
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
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
QURAN'S VIEW OF
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.
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.
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
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".
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.
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
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
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?
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:-
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
(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
St.Mathew XXI- 33-41)
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
ATOMIC BOMB, WRATH OF
GOD, AND NOT A WEAPON
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.
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
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.
VIEWS OF BACON AND
OPPOSITION OF THE VIEWS OF JESUS AND BACON;-
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.
the exact antipathy between the two.
are the poor in spirit: For there is the kingdom of heaven".
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".
(are) they that mount: for they shall be comforted".
are they who make merry and laugh and gain control over nature, for they shall
be physically comforted".
(are) the meek: For they shall inherit the earth".
are the powerful for they shall inherit this earth".
are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness. For they shall be
"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.
are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy".
“Blessed are the
degigent in worldly pursuit, for they shall obtain riches".
are the pure in heart, fore they shall see God".
are the wise in head, for they shall see glory".
are the peace-makers; for the ye shall be called the children of God".
are the power-seekers, for they shall be called the masters of the earth".
are they which, are persecuted for righteous, sake: for their's is the kingdom
are they which exert for advancement's sake, for their's is the kingdom of the
are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner
of evil against you falsely or my sake".
"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.
and be exceedingly glad. For great (is) your reward in heaven: For so persecuted
they the prophets which were before you".
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".
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".
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".
the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill can to be hid".
"Ye are the light of
the world, but your light is of this material world. Let it therefore now shine
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".
the light of sciences but rather propagate it, that all men in the world benefit
light so shine before men, that may see your works, and glorify your father
which is in the heaven".
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".
that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy,
but to fulfill.
"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".
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".
'" 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.
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".
"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.
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".
"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.
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".
"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.
of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, they whole body shall
be full of light".
“The light of the eye
is throughout thy belly. If therefore they belly is full, thine eye shall be
full of light".
“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".
"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.
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
the invisible God. Serve mammon and gain ready reward and early payment and
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"?.
"Take every thought
for your life, and only for life, food, drink and raiment. Meats is all that is
life, threats is only illusion".
"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?".
"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".
your by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature".
"Gain dominion over
nature, and become giants of the earth like gods of Olympia for surely it is a
(26) '"But seek
ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be
added unto you",
"Seek ye first the
kingdom of the world and its riches, and everything else shall be added unto
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".
"Beware of tomorrow,
and take care though systematic, organized, over-increasing ad infinite chain of
the progress, for winter in shead".
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".
"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.
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"
"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.
"Even so every god
tree bringeth forth god fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit".
"Enter not the woods
of ancient philosophies of thrones and thistles, for no fruit but bursinss will
be they reward.
tree that bringeth not god fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Where for
by their fruits ye shall know them".
"The fruit of wealth
is the best of fruits.
"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".
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.
“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).
To the contention of
the Jews was:-
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".
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".
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".
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
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.
"He shall be riding a donkey".
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.
"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".
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.
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".
by the power of god for the test of the mankind will be wrought through his
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
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.
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".
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".
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".
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,
(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">
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".
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
duration is known to God only. But inside the mosque now is the spirit of
religion whereas out-side the Baconian culture reigns supreme.
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:-
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
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
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
(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.
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.
teachings inspired compassion and mercy in the hearts of his followers,
compassion and mercy also is a feature of this Baconian age.
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.
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:"-
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.
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.
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.
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
THE CAUSES OF THE
APPEARANCE OF BACONIAN CULTURE
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.
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.
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
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.
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:-
we appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses against mankind, and
that the prophet may be witness against you".
appointed the Muslim nation as the best community to enjoin good and forbid evil
in the world. The Quran says:-
the best community that hath seen raised up p for mankind. Ye enjoin right
conduct and forbid the evil, and ye believe in God".
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.
apprehension of the Holy Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, about the Muslim
proved only too true when he said:-
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
quoted by Jaber)
"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
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.
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:-
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".
-a Short History of the world. page 222)
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.
THE APPEARANCE OF THE
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
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.
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:-
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".
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
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
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".
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".
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".
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
(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".
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.
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".
Jesus, however, was to
aptly server on them. To phrases he addressed as:-
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.
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".
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".
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".
for the sake of falsehood! Greedy for illicit gain".
Mark this age for
propaganda and greed.
(f) " Caused by
the tongue of David and of Jesus".
(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".
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
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.
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
(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".
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
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".
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
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".
their own scripture during the time of Moses says about them:-
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".
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
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.
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".
said, that in case the commandments of God ware not observed, and the voice of
God was not harkened unto, then:-
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".
of our history must furnish a most awful comment on these terrific denunciation
History of the Jews by Henry Hart Milman Volume I page 179-181-and Deutrenonomy
The Chapter in
question is a frightful series of Denunciations. God in the Quran about the
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".
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:-
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)".
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.
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".
history of the Jews by Henry hart Milman volume 1 page 296-1863)
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".
vol-1 page 335)
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.
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".
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".
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",
(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:-
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".
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".
(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".
Quotation From Milman
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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".
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.
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
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:-
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:-
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:-
and your God".
(Gospel ST John XX-17)
Quran has said:-
is one God; there is no God other than He, the compassionate, ever-merciful".
(Quran 2 x 163)
our God is one Lord".
(Gospel ST Mark XII-29)
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:-
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:-
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:-
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:-
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)
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?".
The Quran said:-
Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah, nor will the favoured
(Quran-4 x 172)
" 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)
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:-
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)
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
(Quran- 9 x 30-31)
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)
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)
"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)
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)
(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
unto my father and your father, and to my God and your God".
(Gospel ST John XX- 17)
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.
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.
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:-
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)
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)
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.
ATONEMENT OF SINS
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:-
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:-
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
erudite among his bondsmen fear Allah alone".
(Quran 35 x 28)
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:-
Acquirement of Knowledge is a duty on every Muslim, male and female, from cradle
Difference, however, has to be made between good and bad knowledge.
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:
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)
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:-
affairs are guided by mutual counsel".
(Quran 42 x 38)
BY THE GOSPEL AND THE TORAH
advised them to observe the Torah and the Gospel:-
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)
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)
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.
RESTRAINT ON NECESSITIES OF LIFE RELEASED
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:-
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.