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“Response to Neo-Atheism & Secularism”
Seven reasons why a scientist believed

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  1. 1. Using curriculum he has developed especially for English-speakingUsing curriculum he has developed especially for English-speaking Muslim converts and young English-speaking Adult Muslims.Muslim converts and young English-speaking Adult Muslims. ““To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)”To seek knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim (male & female)” IT CAN ALSO BE AIT CAN ALSO BE A REFRESHER COURSEREFRESHER COURSE FOR MUSLIMFOR MUSLIM PARENTS, EDUCATORS,PARENTS, EDUCATORS, IN CONTEMPORARYIN CONTEMPORARY SINGAPORE.SINGAPORE. OPEN TO ALLOPEN TO ALL IN THE NAME OF ALLAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST COMPASIONATEMOST COMPASIONATE MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL # 13# 13 For further information and registration contact EFor further information and registration contact E-mail :-mail : ad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.comad.fardhayn.sg@gmail.com or +65 81234669 / +65 96838279or +65 81234669 / +65 96838279 LESSON “INTRODUCTION TO STUDY OF TAUHEED – (AQA’ID) ” Intermediate Level Islamic course in English for AdultsIntermediate Level Islamic course in English for Adults conducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismailconducted by Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail UpdatedUpdated 99 December 2015December 2015 BATCH - [JANUARY-MAY 2014] 18 weekly class started on :18 weekly class started on : 15th JANUARY 201415th JANUARY 2014 Every Wadnesday night @ 8pm – 10pmEvery Wadnesday night @ 8pm – 10pm Wisma Indah, 450 Changi Road, #02-00 next to Masjid KassimWisma Indah, 450 Changi Road, #02-00 next to Masjid Kassim “Response to Neo-Atheism & Secularism” Seven reasons why a scientist believed All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  2. 2. A POSERA POSER:: What do you call this numerals as ?What do you call this numerals as ? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Arabic numeralsArabic numerals  But the Arabs today write their numerals differently , viz. :But the Arabs today write their numerals differently , viz. : ١١٢٢٣٣٤٤٥٥٦٦٧٧٨٨٩٩١١  So, why – 1234567 … is called ‘So, why – 1234567 … is called ‘Arabic numeralsArabic numerals’ ?’ ? Because it was introduced to the whole world by the ‘Because it was introduced to the whole world by the ‘Islamic civilizationIslamic civilization’ which’ which disseminated universal learnings, with Arabic as thedisseminated universal learnings, with Arabic as the lingua francalingua franca.. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) ..
  3. 3. A POSERA POSER::  Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub-were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub- continent which they gave the namecontinent which they gave the name HINDHIND (India). There, in following the(India). There, in following the teaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences andteaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences and wisdoms.wisdoms. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  4. 4. A POSERA POSER:: "The wise statement (AL-HIKMAH) is the lost property of the believer, so wherever he finds it, then he is more worthy of it.“ (Hadith reported by Tirmidzi) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)  Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub-were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub- continent which they gave the namecontinent which they gave the name HINDHIND (India). There, in following the(India). There, in following the teaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences andteaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences and wisdoms.wisdoms.
  5. 5. A POSERA POSER::  Amongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written usingAmongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written using the number of ‘angles’ as the sign to indicate its given value.the number of ‘angles’ as the sign to indicate its given value. Thus:Thus: TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)  Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub-were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub- continent which they gave the namecontinent which they gave the name HINDHIND (India). There, in following the(India). There, in following the teaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences andteaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences and wisdoms.wisdoms. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  6. 6. A POSERA POSER:: . Concept of zero (SIFAR) TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) hence to concept of decimals  Amongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written usingAmongst their discovery was the manner numbers were written using the number of ‘angles’ as the sign to indicate its given value.the number of ‘angles’ as the sign to indicate its given value. Thus:Thus: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Actually, these numerals -Actually, these numerals - originallyoriginally were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub-were rediscovered by the Muslim scholars who went to the sub- continent which they gave the namecontinent which they gave the name HINDHIND (India). There, in following the(India). There, in following the teaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences andteaching of Islam, they sought out and studied their ancient sciences and wisdoms.wisdoms.
  7. 7. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM  Actually, there areActually, there are many more Wisdom from ancient pastmany more Wisdom from ancient past which ourwhich our Prophet MuhammadProphet Muhammad ‫ﷺ‬ was sent to re-assert and share its goodnesswas sent to re-assert and share its goodness to all mankind.to all mankind.  The most important of them is theThe most important of them is the DEENDEEN (total way of life) of(total way of life) of AL-ISLAMAL-ISLAM (Submission an surrender to Allah) founded upon(Submission an surrender to Allah) founded upon TAUTAUHHEEDEED, the creed of, the creed of all prophets especially the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) a.s. because this isall prophets especially the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) a.s. because this is most relevant especially to remind themost relevant especially to remind the AHLUL-KITAAB (People of theAHLUL-KITAAB (People of the Book – those who acknowledge him as the Patriarch of MonotheisticBook – those who acknowledge him as the Patriarch of Monotheistic faith)faith).. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  8. 8. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM  Even Islamaphobes and deniers of the Last Prophet MuhammadEven Islamaphobes and deniers of the Last Prophet Muhammad ‫ﷺ‬ - among them, must be invited to look at Abraham a.s. andmust be invited to look at Abraham a.s. and consider the very close tradition and affinity of both of them inconsider the very close tradition and affinity of both of them in their mission and teachings.their mission and teachings.  OurOur TAUTAUHHEEDICEEDIC methodology requires Muslim to ‘Read (methodology requires Muslim to ‘Read (IQRA’IQRA’)) God’s signs (God’s signs (AAYATAAYAT) both) both QAWLIYYAHQAWLIYYAH (Al-Qur’an) and(Al-Qur’an) and KAUNIYYAHKAUNIYYAH (the Created Universe).(the Created Universe). All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  9. 9. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM  Thus a new cosmopolitan civilization (Islamic civilization) was startedThus a new cosmopolitan civilization (Islamic civilization) was started from which its legacy regarding education was also to rediscover andfrom which its legacy regarding education was also to rediscover and share every beneficial knowledge and revealed Truth, disseminating itshare every beneficial knowledge and revealed Truth, disseminating it without coercion nor by any deception but by knowledge, science andwithout coercion nor by any deception but by knowledge, science and DA’WAHDA’WAH peaceful calling towards others to join in this new communitypeaceful calling towards others to join in this new community ((UMMAHUMMAH).).  Even if they did not convert to the Islam, this was respected and theyEven if they did not convert to the Islam, this was respected and they were not deprived from benefitting its justice, and even grantedwere not deprived from benefitting its justice, and even granted opportunity to learn its sciences, its inventions and discoveries. Historyopportunity to learn its sciences, its inventions and discoveries. History borne this fact.borne this fact. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  10. 10. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM  Unlike the history of Western civilization especially that whichUnlike the history of Western civilization especially that which European renaissance came about from their ‘Dark Ages’, which forEuropean renaissance came about from their ‘Dark Ages’, which for them saw the dilemma their thinkers faced between science andthem saw the dilemma their thinkers faced between science and religion, Muslims’ Islamic intellectual tradition and scientists did notreligion, Muslims’ Islamic intellectual tradition and scientists did not face such problem.face such problem.  In fact it was through the direct influence of Islamic civilization that theIn fact it was through the direct influence of Islamic civilization that the West had learnt and been inspired from, and was then able to reviveWest had learnt and been inspired from, and was then able to revive themselves from their ‘slumber’ . Although they try to hide this glaringthemselves from their ‘slumber’ . Although they try to hide this glaring oversight when teaching history and feign “amnesia” regarding Islam ,oversight when teaching history and feign “amnesia” regarding Islam , the records are now available to be reaffirmed and be taught.the records are now available to be reaffirmed and be taught. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  11. 11. TASAWWUR ISLAMTASAWWUR ISLAM  Yet in the West today, learning science had cause some to becomeYet in the West today, learning science had cause some to become skeptics, agnostics and atheists. Muslims must not becomeskeptics, agnostics and atheists. Muslims must not become similarly deluded.similarly deluded. All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Re: video clip – Islamic civilization
  12. 12. 709 CE - 1610 CE Islamic civilization In Europe  The gap referred to as the “Medieval period” or “Middle ages” is also referred to as the “Dark Ages” whence Europe lost its link to their earlier Hellenistic (Greek)-Roman civilizations - a kind of intellectual “death”.  Thus the term “Renaissance” means “rebirth”.  NOTE: Muslims had ruled and the Islamic civilization historically influenced Europe in southern Spain and Sicily etc. (709-1640 CE) All Rights Reserved © Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) “Rennaisance would not be possible without Islamic civilization…” The Dark Ages But how did it came about?
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  14. 14. Ibn Rushd (Averroes) Andalusian Arab Philosopher (1126-1198) his commentary on Aristotle greatly influenced European thinkers of Early Modern Period spurred the Neo- classical movement . All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  15. 15. Admiral Alchemy,(chemistry) Alkali Apricot Arsenal Azimuth carat (gold purity, mass) caravan Amir – al - bahr al - galiy al - kimiyya al-barqūq dār sinā aʿ , al-sumūt | as-sumūt qīrāt All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) qaīrawān ‫قيروان‬ ‫أميرالبحر‬ ‫ الكيمياء‬ ‫ القلي‬ ‫البرقوق‬ ‫دارصناعة‬ ‫ السموت‬ ‫قيراط‬ All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) EXAMPLES
  16. 16. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Sugar, (sucrose, sucrase) Syrup, (sherbet, sorbet) Sofa Lemon Magazine Mattress Tariff Vizier sukkar, ‫كر‬ّ‫ر‬ ‫س‬ sharāb ‫ شراب‬ soffa ‫فة‬ّ‫ر‬ ‫ص‬   līmūn ‫ ليمون‬   ‫مخازن‬  makhāzin matrah ‫  مطرح‬ ta rīfʿ ‫ تعريف‬ Wazeer ‫وزير‬ EXAMPLES
  17. 17. Abu Nasr Al-Farabi (872 – 950) Also known as Alpharabius. Arab scientist and philosopher, considered as one of the preeminent thinkers of medieval era. Al-Battani (858 – 929) Also known as Albatenius. Arab mathematician, scientists and astronomer who improved existing values for the length of the year and of the seasons. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Famous Muslim Scientists
  18. 18. Ibn Sina (980 – 1037) Also known as Avicenna. Persian philosopher and scientist known for his contributions to Aristotelian philosophy and medicine. Ibn Battuta (1304 – 1369) Also known as Shams ad–Din. Arab traveller and scholar who wrote one of the most famous travel books in history, the Rihlah. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Famous Muslim Scientists
  19. 19. Ibn Rushd (1126 – 1198) Also known as Averroes. Arab philosopher and scholar who produced a series of summaries and commentaries on most of Aristotle’s works and on Plato’s Republic. Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi (780 – 850) Also known as Algoritmi or Algaurizin. His works introduced Hindu-Arabic numerals and the concepts of algebra into European mathematics. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Famous Muslim Scientists
  20. 20. Omar Khayyam (1048 – 1131) Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet, known for his scientific achievements and Rubaiyat (“quatrains”). Thabit ibn Qurra (826 – 901) Also known as Thebit. Arab mathematician, physician and astronomer; who was the first reformer of the Ptolemaic system and the founder of statics. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Famous Muslim Scientists
  21. 21. Abu Bakr Al-Razi (865 – 925) Also known as Rhazes. Persian alchemist and philosopher, who was one of the greatest physicians in history. Jabir Ibn Haiyan (722 – 804) Also known as Geber. The father of Arab chemistry known for his highly influential works on alchemy and metallurgy. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Famous Muslim Scientists
  22. 22. Ibn Ishaq Al-Kindi (801 – 873) Also known as Alkindus. Arab philosopher and scientist, who is known as the first of the Muslim peripatetic philosophers. Ibn Al-Haytham (965 – 1040) Also known as Alhazen. Arab astronomer and mathematician known for his important contributions to the principles of optics and the use of scientific experiments. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Famous Muslim Scientists
  23. 23. Ibn Zuhr (1091 – 1161) Also known as Avenzoar. Arab physician and surgeon, known for his influential book Al-Taisir Fil-Mudawat Wal-Tadbeer (Book of Simplification Concerning Therapeutics and Diet). Ibn Khaldun (1332 – 1406) Arab historiographer and historian who developed one of the earliest nonreligious philosophies of history. Often considered as one of the forerunners of modern historiography, sociology and economics All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Famous Muslim Scientists
  24. 24. Ibn Al-Baitar (1197 – 1248) Arab scientist, botanist and physician who systematically recorded the discoveries made by Islamic physicians in the Middle Ages. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Abu al-Rayhan al-Biruni (973-1048) Abu al-Rayhan Muhammad ibn Ahmad Al-Biruni, Persian scientist well versed in physics, mathematics, astronomy, natural sciences, historian, chronologist, geologist, anthropologist, and linguist. Famous Muslim Scientists 973-1048
  25. 25. al-Jazari (1136-1206) Badi'al-Zaman Abū al-'Izz ibn Ismā'īl ibn al- Razāz al-Jazarī was a Muslim polymath: a scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, and mathematician All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) Abbas ibn Firnas (810 - 887) Known as Abbas Abu al-Qasim ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas al-Takurini, was an Andalusian polymath: an inventor (aviation), physician, engineer, Andalusian musician, and Arabic-language poet. Famous Muslim Scientists 1136-1206 810 - 887
  26. 26. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)  Today, there are those who expound ‘atheism’ through intellectual discourses and capitalise upon the secular nature of educational curriculum to teach subjects in tertiary institutions of learning, planting the seeds of scepticism towards religions and spiritual beliefs.  Although in the past, those who regard themselves as agnostics or atheist had kept their ‘irreligious’ orientations to themselves, yet today such kind of people have shown ‘militancy’ (determined) to spread their teaching to all (we thus use term ‘neo-atheism’) especially the younger generation through their ‘intellectual’ discourses and books. Amongst them - Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Stephen Hawkins, et al.
  27. 27. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)  As most of them are regarded as scientists and intellectuals, their viewpoints are ‘persuasive’ and garner many young followers especially when their books and you-tube videos become popular and are being aggressively disseminated.  There may already be the misconception that the more scientific one becomes, the more likely would one discard ones’ previous religion or religious beliefs. This is untrue especially Muslims who know his Islam.  Also most well-known scientists are not atheists – e.g. Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, C.S. Lewis. John Lennox, et al.  Let us consider them and how science help affirm their belief in God.
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  29. 29.  From an article written by Mr. A. Cressy Morrison, formerFrom an article written by Mr. A. Cressy Morrison, former President of the New York Academy of SciencesPresident of the New York Academy of Sciences, first, first appeared in the "Reader's Digest" (January 1948appeared in the "Reader's Digest" (January 1948););  On recommendation of Professor C. A. Coulson, F.R.S.,On recommendation of Professor C. A. Coulson, F.R.S., Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, wasProfessor of Mathematics at Oxford University, was republished in the Reader's Digest (November 1960)republished in the Reader's Digest (November 1960).. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  30. 30.  AlsoAlso adapted into the bookadapted into the book : "God of Islam”. By Seyyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi.: "God of Islam”. By Seyyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi.  It shows how the science compels the scientists to admit the essential creedIt shows how the science compels the scientists to admit the essential creed of a Supreme Creator.of a Supreme Creator. http://introductiontotauhid.blogspot.com/2008/08/article-seven-reasons-why-scientist.html All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  31. 31. ““We are still in the dawn of the scientific age and every increaseWe are still in the dawn of the scientific age and every increase of light reveals more brightly the handiwork of an intelligentof light reveals more brightly the handiwork of an intelligent Creator. In the 90 years since Darwin we have madeCreator. In the 90 years since Darwin we have made stupendous discoveries; with a spirit of scientific humility andstupendous discoveries; with a spirit of scientific humility and of faith grounded in knowledge we are approaching evenof faith grounded in knowledge we are approaching even nearer to an awareness of God. For myself, I count sevennearer to an awareness of God. For myself, I count seven reasons for my faith" :reasons for my faith" : Mr. A. Cressy Morrison,Mr. A. Cressy Morrison, former President of the New York Academy of Sciencesformer President of the New York Academy of Sciences All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  32. 32. FIRSTLY : By unwavering mathematical law we can prove that our universe was designed and executed by a great engineering Intelligence. Suppose you put ten coins, marked from one to ten, into your pocket and give them a good shuffle. Now try to take them out in sequence from one to ten, putting back the coin each time and shaking them all again. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  33. 33. FIRSTLY : Mathematically we know that your chance of first drawing number one is one in ten; of drawing one and two in succession, one in 100; of drawing one, two and three in succession, one in a thousand, and so on; your chance of drawing them all, from one to number ten in succession, would reach the unbelievable figure of one chance in ten thousand million. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  34. 34. FIRSTLY : By the same reasoning, so many exacting conditions are necessary for life on earth that they could not possibly exist in proper relationship by chance. The earth rotates on its axis at one thousand miles an hour; if it turned at one hundred miles an hour, our days and nights would be ten times as long as now, and the hot sun would then burn up our vegetation during each long day while in the long night any surviving, sprout would freeze. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  35. 35. FIRSTLY : Again, the sun, source of our life, has a surface temperature of 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and our earth is just far enough away so that this "eternal fire" warms us just enough and not too much! If the sun gave off only one-half its present radiation, we would freeze, and if it gave half as much more, we would roast. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  36. 36. FIRSTLY : The slant of the earth, tilted at an angle of 23 degrees, gives us our seasons; if it had not been so tilted, vapours from the ocean would move north and south, piling up for us continents of ice. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  37. 37. FIRSTLY : If our moon was, say, only 50 thousand miles away instead of its actual distance our tides would be so enormous that twice a day all continents would be submerged; even the mountains would soon be eroded away. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  38. 38. FIRSTLY : If the crust of the earth had been only ten feet thicker, there would be no oxygen without which animal life must die. Had the ocean been a few feet deeper, carbon dioxide and oxygen would have been absorbed and no vegetable life could exist. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  39. 39. FIRSTLY : Or if our atmosphere had been thinner, some of the meteors, now burned in space by the million every day, would be striking all parts of the earth, starting fires everywhere. Because of these, and host of other examples, there is not one chance in millions that life on our planet is an accident! All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  40. 40. SECONDLY : The resourcefulness of life to accomplish its purpose is a manifestation of all-pervading Intelligence. What life itself is, no man has fathomed. It has neither weight nor dimensions, but it does have force; a growing root will crack a rock. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  41. 41. SECONDLY : Life has conquered water, land and air, mastering the elements, compelling them to dissolve and reform their combinations. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  42. 42. SECONDLY : Life, the sculptor, shapes all living things; an artist, it designs every leaf of every tree, and colours every flower. Life is a musician and has each bird to sing its love songs, the insects to call each other in the music of their multitudinous sounds. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  43. 43. SECONDLY : Life is a sublime chemist, giving taste to fruits and spices, and perfume to the rose changing water and carbonic acid into sugar and wood and, in so doing, releasing oxygen that animal may have the breath of life. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  44. 44. SECONDLY : Behold an almost invisible drop of protoplasm, transparent and jelly-like, capable of motion, drawing energy from the sun. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  45. 45. SECONDLY : This single cell, this transparent mist like droplet, holds within itself the germ of life, and has the power to distribute this life to every living thing, great and small. The powers of this droplet are greater than our vegetation and animals and people, for all life came from it. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  46. 46. SECONDLY : Nature did not create life; fire-blistered rocks and a salt less sea could not meet the necessary requirements. "Who, then, has put it here?" All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  47. 47. THIRDLY : Animal wisdom speaks irresistibly of a good Creator who infused instinct into otherwise helpless little creatures. The young salmon spends years at sea, then comes back to his own river, and travels up the very side of the river into which flows the tributary where he was born. What brings him back so precisely? All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  48. 48. THIRDLY : If you transfer him to another tributary he will know at once that he is off his course and he will fight his way down and back to the main stream and then turn up against the current to finish his destiny more accurately. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  49. 49. THIRDLY : Even more difficult to solve is the mystery of eels. These amazing creatures migrate at maturity from all ponds and rivers everywhere those from Europe across thousands of miles of ocean - all bound for the same abysmal deeps near Bermuda. There they breed and die. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  50. 50. THIRDLY : The little ones, with no apparent means of knowing anything except that they are in a wilderness of water, nevertheless find their way back not only to the very shore from which their parent came but thence to the rivers, lakes or little ponds -- so that each body of water is always populated with eels. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  51. 51. THIRDLY : No American eel has ever been caught in Europe, no European eel in African waters. Nature has even delayed the maturity of the European eel by a year or more to make up for it's longer journey. Where does the directing impulse originate? All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  52. 52. THIRDLY : A wasp will overpower a grasshopper, dig a hole in the earth, sting the grasshopper in exactly the right place so that he does not die but becomes unconscious and lives on as a form of preserved meat. Then the wasp will lay her eggs handily so that her children when they hatch can nibble without killing the insect on which they feed; to them dead meat would be fatal. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  53. 53. THIRDLY : The mother then flies away and dies; she never sees her young. Surely the wasp must have done all this right the first time and every time, or else there would be no wasp. Such mysterious techniques cannot be explained by adoption; they were bestowed. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  54. 54. FOURTHLY : Man has something more than animal instinct - the power of reason. No other animal has ever left a record of its ability to count ten or even to understand the meaning of ten. Where instinct is like a single note of a flute, beautiful but limited, the human brain contains all the notes of all the instruments in the orchestra. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  55. 55. FOURTHLY : No need to belabour this fourth point; thanks to the human reason we can contemplate the possibility that we are what we are only because we have received a spark of Universal Intelligence. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  56. 56. FIFTHLY : Provision for all living is revealed in phenomena which we know today but which Darwin did not know - such as the wonders of genes. So unspeakably tiny are these genes that, if all of them responsible for all living people in the world could be put in one place, there would be less than a thimbleful. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  57. 57. FIFTHLY : Yet these ultra-microscopic genes and their companions, the chromosomes, inhabit every living cell and are the absolute keys to all human, animal and vegetable characteristics. A thimble is a small place in which to put all the individual characteristics of two thousand million human beings. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  58. 58. FIFTHLY : However, the facts are beyond question. Well then, how do genes lock up all the normal heredity of a multitude of ancestors and preserve the psychology of each in such an infinitely small space? All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  59. 59. FIFTHLY : Here evolution really begins - at the cell, the entity, which holds and carries genes. How a few million atoms, locked up as an ultra-microscopic gene, can absolutely rule all on earth is an example of profound cunning and provision that could emanate only from a Creative Intelligence - no other hypothesis will serve. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  60. 60. SIXTHLY : By the economy of nature, we are forced to realise that only infinite wisdom could have foreseen and prepared with such astute husbandry. Many years ago a species of cactus was planted in Australia as a protective fence. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  61. 61. SIXTHLY : Having no insect enemies in Australia the cactus soon began a prodigious growth; the alarming abundance persisted until the plants covered an area as long and wide as England, crowding inhabitants out of the towns and. villages, and destroying their farms. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  62. 62. SIXTHLY : Seeking a defence, the entomologists scoured the world; finally they turned up an insect which exclusively feeds on cactus, and would eat nothing else. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  63. 63. SIXTHLY : It would breed freely too; and it had no enemies in Australia. So animal soon conquered vegetable and today the cactus pest has retreated, and with it all but a small protective residue of the insects, enough to hold the cactus in check forever. Such checks and balances have been universally provided. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  64. 64. SIXTHLY : Why have not fast-breeding insects dominated the earth? Because they have no lungs such as man possesses; they breathe through tubes. But when insects grow large, their tubes do not grow in ratio to the increasing size of the body. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  65. 65. SIXTHLY : Hence there has never been an insect of great size; this limitation on growth has held them all in check. If this physical check had not been provided, man could not exist. Imagine meeting a hornet as big as a lion! All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  66. 66. SEVENTH : The fact that man can conceive the idea of God is in itself a unique proof. The conception of god rises from a divine faculty of man, not shared with the rest of our world - the faculty we call imagination. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  67. 67. SEVENTH : By its power, man and man alone can find the evidence of things unseen. The vista that power opens up is unbounded; indeed, as man is perfected imagination becomes a spiritual reality. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  68. 68. SEVENTH : He may discern in all the evidence of design and purpose the great truth that heaven is wherever and whatever is; that God is everywhere and in everything, but nowhere so close as in our hearts. It is scientifically as well as imaginatively true; in the words of the psalmist: “The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  69. 69. IN THE NAME OF ALLAHIN THE NAME OF ALLAH MOST COMPASIONATEMOST COMPASIONATE MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL ““Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, dothWhatever is in the heavens and on earth, doth declare the Praises and Glory of Allah―declare the Praises and Glory of Allah― the Sovereign, the Holy One,the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  70. 70. Regarding Mr. A. CressyA. Cressy Morrison’s findings, this is what Allah s.w.t. says in the Qur’an. ““Of all His servants, only such as are endowed with (innate)Of all His servants, only such as are endowed with (innate) knowledge stand (truly) in awe of Allah:.”knowledge stand (truly) in awe of Allah:.” ((Qur’an: Fatir 35 : 40Qur’an: Fatir 35 : 40)) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  71. 71. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  72. 72. ““In time We shall make them fully understand Our messagesIn time We shall make them fully understand Our messages [through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the[through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the universe] and within themselves, so that it will become clearuniverse] and within themselves, so that it will become clear unto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth. [Still] is itunto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth. [Still] is it not enough [for them to know] that thy Sustainer is witnessnot enough [for them to know] that thy Sustainer is witness unto everything?”unto everything?” ((Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 53)Qur’an: Fussilat: 41: 53) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  73. 73. All Rights Reserved ©Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail.2014 "Exalted are You (O Allah); we have no"Exalted are You (O Allah); we have no knowledge except what You have taught us.knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise.“Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise.“ ((Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 32Qur’an: Baqarah: 2: 32)) IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST COMPASSIONATE,MOST COMPASSIONATE, MOST MERCIFULMOST MERCIFUL Abul Ahad ‘Umar Gary Miller AN-NASEEHAHAN-NASEEHAH Sincere AdviceSincere Advice
  74. 74. What Allah says is indeed true. Any who can sincerely think; who can observe many such wonderful signs – having knowledge of such complexity; and of how amazingly equipped some of these are; their ability to function in such a manner, etc. - and these things are not able to directly manage themselves, but somehow are being managed - surely, we have to concede of the power of Allah, the Creator All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  75. 75. Who created and designed them? and Whose power Sustains and continue to manifest a Will over them ? To deny existence of God - this is sheer arrogance and surely preposterous for this would then merely ascribe it to 'nature'. And what is 'nature'? An unknown entity, devoid of any attribution of Will nor intelligence. Yet they imply that it (nature) alone can sustain us ... !?? All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  76. 76. How stubbornly foolish are the deniers of truth ! Nay, if we sincerely look within our heart and mind, especially reinforced and supported by our pure intuition ( FITRAH ), these evidence prove clearly of the existence of an absolute Creator and Sustainer. And there can only be One Who is the Absolute - and to deny this is to conceal or cover an obvious truth (the attitude termed ‘ KUFR '). NA-‘UU-DZU – BIL-LAA-HI – MIN – DZAA-LIK! ( We seek refuge with Allah from this ) All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015)
  77. 77. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) NEW ATHEISM’S ANTI-RELIGIOUS AGENDA TO SECULARIZE THE WORLDNEW ATHEISM’S ANTI-RELIGIOUS AGENDA TO SECULARIZE THE WORLD It would be naive to regard this “It would be naive to regard this “neo-Atheismneo-Atheism” as simply an evolutionary intellectual” as simply an evolutionary intellectual phase without any agenda - perhaps simply as their abstention to being affiliated to anyphase without any agenda - perhaps simply as their abstention to being affiliated to any conventional faith-based religion. This would generally be true prior to the “9-11” . But since then,conventional faith-based religion. This would generally be true prior to the “9-11” . But since then, it had unleashed the terror and war on terrorism blamed upon Islam – but inevitably the blameit had unleashed the terror and war on terrorism blamed upon Islam – but inevitably the blame would also be levelled on every world religion that believe in God.would also be levelled on every world religion that believe in God. We are seeing rise of a “new world order” controlled by influential powers that seek toWe are seeing rise of a “new world order” controlled by influential powers that seek to neutralize all religion with their brand of ‘secularism’, appealing to those with religion “not to beneutralize all religion with their brand of ‘secularism’, appealing to those with religion “not to be religious.” Ironically these new atheists are the ones now who ‘religiously’ advocating their ‘anti-religious.” Ironically these new atheists are the ones now who ‘religiously’ advocating their ‘anti- faith’.faith’.
  78. 78. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) REFUTING BASIC FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT OF NEW ATHEISMREFUTING BASIC FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT OF NEW ATHEISM 1)1)Empirical science and methodology cannot be the definitive basis to refute philosophicalEmpirical science and methodology cannot be the definitive basis to refute philosophical concepts nor answer metaphysical questions. They may explain the question of “concepts nor answer metaphysical questions. They may explain the question of “howhow” of things” of things occurring in the physical universe but not to “occurring in the physical universe but not to “whywhy” it happened. Science has its limitation.” it happened. Science has its limitation. 2)2)Richard Dawkin’s “Richard Dawkin’s “God DelusionGod Delusion” rely upon his radical insistence of his interpretation of” rely upon his radical insistence of his interpretation of ‘‘Darwinian theory of EvolutionDarwinian theory of Evolution’ as though it is the gospel truth which thus can replace the need to’ as though it is the gospel truth which thus can replace the need to believe in a God. To his dismissing the theist with the questionbelieve in a God. To his dismissing the theist with the question ““who created God?who created God?”,”, reveals hisreveals his ignorance of religion in rejecting his false notion of a ‘created’ God –ignorance of religion in rejecting his false notion of a ‘created’ God – a fallacy called strawmana fallacy called strawman argumentargument..
  79. 79. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) REFUTING BASIC FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT OF NEW ATHEISMREFUTING BASIC FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT OF NEW ATHEISM 3)3)New atheists accuse theists as having ‘blind faith’ and insist in applying the ‘New atheists accuse theists as having ‘blind faith’ and insist in applying the ‘scientific methodscientific method’’ towards the believe in God , demanding observable empirical evidence directly, whereas in theirtowards the believe in God , demanding observable empirical evidence directly, whereas in their own belief in “own belief in “evolution theoryevolution theory” they cannot yet offer any observable evidence of it.” they cannot yet offer any observable evidence of it. 4)4)We in Islam, do not reject “We in Islam, do not reject “evolutionevolution” as the natural mechanism of how Allah SWT has ordered” as the natural mechanism of how Allah SWT has ordered creation (creation (SUNNATULLAHSUNNATULLAH) - albeit micro within species. Our concern is their absurd ‘) - albeit micro within species. Our concern is their absurd ‘leap of faithleap of faith’’ without any evidence of ‘without any evidence of ‘cross-species evolutioncross-species evolution’ they regard as gospel truth whereas, this has never’ they regard as gospel truth whereas, this has never been definitively proven. Also since Darwin had not known about a new factor in discovery of thebeen definitively proven. Also since Darwin had not known about a new factor in discovery of the DNA , this now requires further re-thinking.DNA , this now requires further re-thinking.
  80. 80. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) REFUTING BASIC FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT OF NEW ATHEISMREFUTING BASIC FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT OF NEW ATHEISM 5)5)New atheists are actually reacting directly to Christianity regarding their Trinitarian doctrine andNew atheists are actually reacting directly to Christianity regarding their Trinitarian doctrine and of a God incarnating as human having to die to forgive the mysterious stain of ‘sin’; the Biblical viewof a God incarnating as human having to die to forgive the mysterious stain of ‘sin’; the Biblical view of ‘creation’; claim of miracles, etc. which they regard as unscientific and logically ‘absurd’.of ‘creation’; claim of miracles, etc. which they regard as unscientific and logically ‘absurd’. 6)6)Yet their mistake is that they then conveniently assume that all other religions are similarlyYet their mistake is that they then conveniently assume that all other religions are similarly ‘absurd’. With rise in Islamophobia and media sensationalism, these new atheists’ erroneous view‘absurd’. With rise in Islamophobia and media sensationalism, these new atheists’ erroneous view of Islam is further distorted. For they who insist on being scientific, objective and insistence uponof Islam is further distorted. For they who insist on being scientific, objective and insistence upon evidence, they failed miserably to apply this standard when evaluating Islam.evidence, they failed miserably to apply this standard when evaluating Islam.
  81. 81. All Rights Reserved© Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail (2015) REFUTING BASIC FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT OF NEW ATHEISMREFUTING BASIC FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT OF NEW ATHEISM 7)7)New atheists seem adamant to stamp out religion as evil as their main agenda.New atheists seem adamant to stamp out religion as evil as their main agenda. Apparently they are either ignorant or have short memories of world history. Their anti-Apparently they are either ignorant or have short memories of world history. Their anti- religion bigotry is revealing when they accuse all “religion bigotry is revealing when they accuse all “Religions”Religions” to be the cause of most wars,to be the cause of most wars, destructions and mass killings, yet they conveniently forget the “destructions and mass killings, yet they conveniently forget the “Atheism”Atheism” of Stalin, Mao Tse Tung etc. and its progeny – the godless “Secularism; humanism; materialism etc.” 8)Actually without religion, human will inevitably become devoid of true morality and ethics. We fear their radicalizing “We fear their radicalizing “evolutionevolution” can lead to our humanity evolving to” can lead to our humanity evolving to becoming less human or even inhuman.becoming less human or even inhuman. Na-’uu-dzu-billah. WALLAAHU A’-LAM
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