Originally posted by Janus
Now i was a little taken aback by this so i did a search for Muslim great Muslim Inventions over the last 100 years, and was surprised to find that
there have been no major advances in Science, Medicine or any other Inventions that have had a major impact on the modern World for over 100
Hasan Camil al Sabbah , have important contributions in the electrics and electronics and dozens of inventions .
Originally posted by www.iric.org...
In this issue, we would like to introduce the great electrical and electronics research engineer, mathematician and inventor Camil A. Sabbah
He was born at Nabatieh, Lebanon, on August 16, 1895 and studied at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. During the first World War
(1916-1918) he commanded a Turkish military wireless station in Gallipoli, Turkey, and after the war taught mathematics at the imperial college
ofDamascus, Syria, and the American University of Beirut. In 1921, he came to the United States, and for a short time studied at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; then he joined the University of Illinois and studied electrical engineering and engineering physics courses. He got his
B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1923. He joined the vacuum tube section of the engineering laboratory of
the General Electric Company at Schenectady,N.Y., in 1923,wherehe was engaged in mathematical and experimental research, principally on
rectifiers and inverters, receiving over 70 of United States and foreign patents covering his work. He was engaged in work ontelevision and
motors as well, and originated circuits for use with rectifiers. He wrote a series of articles on polyphase policyclic static converters which were
published in the General Electric Review, and his paper on the effect of circuits on arc backs in mercury arc rectifiers was read before the
International Electric Congress at Paris in 1932. Hejoined the Institute ofElectrical and Electronics Engineers in 1929 as a member,thenin 1933
hewaspromotedto the fellowship grade.
Camil A. Sabbah died on March
31, 1935 in an automobile accident at Lewis, near Elizabethtowfl, N Y C G
Marcy, the personnel director of G E Co described C. A. Sabbah in a letter dated Aril 16, 1935 in the following words:
“...He was increasingly recognized as a clever thinker on mathematical and engineering problems in America and his immediate superiors predicted
a successful future for him. It is indeed unfortunate that his promising career should be brought to such an untimely end. His death is a great
loss for the world of invention...”
Originally posted by Janus
So i sat back and wondered why this could be, is it the Religion? Or perhaps that Muslim Countries may be too inward looking? Or could it be that
Islam views the Sciences as heretical in some way? So if there are any Muslims or anyone who can throw some light on this for me i would appreciate
it. Also if hard-line Muslims got their way and we were all converted would this mean an end to scientific advancement?
Hard-line muslims term may need a definition , but if you meant groups like Taliban and Wahabis , you have right , if they got their way it would be
the end of the sciences .
Look at these "fatwas" for example :
- Bin Bazz : Those who don't say that the Earth isn't spherical , are Kafirs (infidels) .
- Bin Bazz : I allowed killing of the one , who after his repentance , say that the sun is fixed and it isn't moving .
- Bin Bazz : www.ansarweb.net...
"After it was spread that the sun is fixed and the earth is turning aroud it , I wrote an article that deny this saying , and show how much it is bad
, and I mentioned some narrations and sensual evidences that this saying is erronnous and I clarified that who say that the sun is fixed is an infidel
and a deviant "
- A rooster who layed an egg . And other birds who layed eggs without a male .
- Learning the woman mathematics and geographic can cause her to get out from her religion . These sciences are dangerous on our nation and they
aren't useful .
If you read the history of wahabis
you would discover by whom these cults were backed up
and how they putted them as rulers on muslims world by force .
The british backed up the wahabis and used them to fight the ottomans . The wahabi's are a group who see that every muslim is a "kafir" infidel and
they must fight them .
This is a big benifit for british as Harry St. John Philby said : "We have get Ibn Sa'ud's hate for the non-wahabi muslims deeper , every increase
in this hate it would be better for our benifits " .
Such perverted doctrine have nothing to do with islam (Shia and Sunni) .
It was since western occupation for the islamic countries , from more than 100 years ago , and after assigning agents and/or perverted rulers on these
countries , the muslims science level started to decrease .
The occupiers have to keep occupied countries dependant and in need for them so they fighted any knowledge advancements and did their best to keep
them 3rd world countries .
Anyway , if we looked at Iran , in 26 years after the revolution , inspite the brutal war with the another wahabi Saddam , and inspite the penalties
and economical siege for this country , Iran now owns its advanced technologies . It is not a contribution to sciences until now , but it still an
important improvement that have obvious indications .
Any attempt to stop Iran from having the technologies that they worked for
and that they deserve it , is an attempt to deprive the muslim world from advancement and prosperity .
In islam sciences and religion don't contradicts each others , but some false scientifial theories and some false islamic interpretations can cause a
misconception about this rule .
Our prophet (pbuh) and his progeny (pbuh) have always encouraged muslims on seeking knowledge and on spreading it .
These are some narrations talking about the virtue of knowledge and the duty of scientists :
“Pursuit of knowledge is an obligation on every muslem, man or woman.”
“Therefore seek knowledge from its source and learn it from those entitled to it.”
“Learning for the sake of God is good and rewarding and seeking knowledge is as worship of God, debate on scientific issues is as the glorification
of God and acting to it is as Jihad.”
“Teaching knowledge to those who lack it, is a kind of charity and giving to those entitled to it, leads to nearness to God.”
“Since lawful and unlawful can be distinguished through knowledge, it enlightens the path to paradise, a help at the time of fear and a companion in
loneliness, a company in private, a guide in happiness and sorrows, a weapon against enemy and an ornament on friends.”
“God makes some nations superior through knowledge and promotes them to the extent that He makes them leader so that others will follow them, set
their deeds as examples for them, and seek their advice.”
“Angels wish to make friends with them, rub their wings on them and send greetings to them in their prayer.”
“All creatures on the earth and in the seas seek forgiveness for them, even fishes, beasts and quadrapeds.”
“Knowledge enlivens hearts from the death of ignorance, it is the light of eyes in darkness and strengthens bodies against weakness.”
“Knowledge makes man to be ranked among the best in the assembly of the righteous and promotes his rank in the world and the Hereafter.”
“Occupying one’s thought with knowledge is as keeping fast, and discussion of knowledge is as keeping vigil in prayer.”
“Ties among kinfolk and distinction of God’s lawful and unlawful through knowledge is servitude to God.”
“Knowledge is as a leader and practice is its subject.”
“God inspire knowledge to the fortunate and deprives the wretched from it.”
“Therefore happy is the person whom God has not deprived from the blessing of knowledge.”
“The most severe punishment is for a learned man who does not benefit from his knowledge.”
“Learn whatever you wish but God will give you reward for your deeds not for your knowledge, for the learned men endeavor to utilize what they have
learnt but the unwise attempt to collect words and quote them.”
“If a believer leaves behind a sheet of paper on which some knowledge is written, this very sheet of paper will serve as a wall between him and the
Hell and against each letter written on it, God will give him a city in paradise seven times this world.”
[edit on 15-2-2005 by XLEGIONS]