A new wave of apostasy
ﻣﻮﺟﻪ ﺟﺪﻳﺪﺓ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﺮﺩﺓ
The foundation of all modern scientific research and development was laid down by muslims during the Middle ages when Europe was passing through the Dark Ages. Inspired by the Islamic message and call to gain knowledge, muslims excelled in all fields of science like astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, medicine, etc. by acquiring and preserving the existing knowledge through translations as well as by adding their own innovations and inventions to it. Places like Egypt, Spain, Syria, Iraq were the centres of great scientific learning, research, and enquiry under the medieval muslim rulers at the time when Europe was in a state of disarray. All modern European or Western scientific developments owe a great deal to the muslim scientists and scholars like al-Khwarizmi, al-Razi, al Farabi, Omar Khayyam, Avicenna, Ibn-al-Haytham, Jabir bin Hayyan, al-Zahrawi, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, etc. to name a few.
Today, western countries are put in an advantageous position through thier dazzling economic progress owing to their scientific and technological advancement. The devloping nations are so enomoured by this success of theirs that they succumb to thier superiority. Bugged by inferiority complex, they take pride in adopting and following the culture and traditions of these devoloped nations.
The whole world is so enchanted by western ascendancy in the field of science and technology that it has taken them as its uncontested leader. Treading thier path is taken as a matter of pride and prestige.
Had this process of scientific research and development continued in the islamic world from the middles ages to the present times without any break, then the muslim community would have benefitted through the fruits and acquisitions of all these subsequent scientific devlopments, and there would not have been any ideological erosion as the religion and the material world would not have been segregated.
Among their followers are also included such muslims who are educated in the western sciences and have moved away from Islamic environment and are alien to Islamic thought and values. They think and believe that success and salvation for them lie alone in adopting to the western lifestyle. All these people repose faith in materialistic philosophies like scepticism, agnosticism, rationalism, atheism, profiteering hedonism, librertinism, permissivness evolution theory etc. and doubt the religious beliefs and principles. Inspite of having born and living in muslim families and environment, thier minds are westernised to such an extent that the West haunts thier behaviour, thinking and living. This tendency among muslims can well be termed as ‘Mental Apostasy’. All modern materialistic philosophies are lilting the humanity to sound sleep, rendering it unable to think and believe in the other life – the life after death, thus suffocating and killing it forever.