| Wednesday, October 03, 2007
| Big Ideas II
1. Small World Theory
2. Game Theory
3. Artificial Intelligence
4. Special Relativity
5. Quantum Entanglement
6. Theory of Everything
7. The Anthropic Principle
Do you have any idea about these things? Have you ever heard about it?
These are some of greatest-among-the-great ‘big ideas’ of science exist nowadays, wrote by Robert Matthews in his book: “25 Big Ideas the Science that Changing our World”. This award-winning science writer unveils 25 of the most revolutionary ideas in 21st century science. His aim in this book is to confirm the suspicious of all who believe the universe is best summed up in a single word: MAGICAL!
But unfortunately, all these ideas were founded by non-Muslim scientists – even they may extract the ideas which were triggered by Muslim scientists during the Golden Age of Islam. But, after I finished up reading this book, I keep on thinking; when will it comes to time where the Muslim scientists start to lead the scientific world – once again after the collapse of the Abbasiy Empire?
The History was Ours
All of us knew the fact, Islam leads the development of scientific knowledge. The West only follow our path after hundreds years. Nobody can doubt that Muslim scholars such as Ibnu Sina, Al-Khawarizmi, Al-Biruni, Al-Farabi and many many more, were the founders of so many scientific discoveries. Some of them still can’t be challenged until nowadays.
But, the Dark Age of Islam came, covering the very shiny legacies of Muslim, together with all the facts that we were leading the world. They claim the knowledge as their own; even they know the fact that we – Muslims – were the founders. Pity us.
The history repeats by itself (Question mark)
We always heard this phrase. But, look around us. Look the Muslims. Will it be? Re-think about it. The history needs the driven factor to repeat. And the driven factor is within the Muslims themselves. They must learn from the history. Not only know the history, but learn the lessons. Learn how hard their effort to leave the legacies in such great way.
We have so many Muslims. Yeah, they are Muslims, and they are many. But those are only sort of titles and numbers. Full stop. Can we rely on them (I mean ourselves) to reincarnate the Golden Age that we always proud of? If it is not us, who else we can rely on to continue the “pursuit of greatness” for Muslim ummah?
Science students: A new hope
As a science student in university, I’m hoping that our generation will be the generator of change for the sake of Islam, in upcoming years. University students will be cream of the cream of society, of nation, of country, of Islam– if and only if; they act as one!
But… to find someone who have that kind of spirit is quite hard. There are some. But there are many more who not. Why? For me, it is not their fault. They live in a ‘system’ in which create them to be like that.
How high this hope will go? We hope for high. But not only ‘a hope’.
We must regain our power, to revive the Islam again to the top. ALLAH reminds us in Al-Quran.
“Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know….”
(Al-Anfaal : 60)
Taking opportunity of Ramadhan
This month of Ramadhan is a right time for us to muhasabah ourselves, have we act as a REAL Muslim?
Muslim who always fighting for the sake of Islam.
Always thinking about the ummah.
Always aiming high in the name of Islam.
The time goes, our age getting older. May we always remember ALLAH’s word that we always recite:
“By (the Token of) time (through the ages). Verily man is In loss. Except such As have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) In the mutual teaching of truth, and of patience and constancy”
|posted by Awan Badai @ 3:51 PM