Re: How Muslim Inventors changed the World
Inventions are inventions and their value can never be doubted. Laziness destroys human intellect and initiative. All inventions are discoveries and are good. It all depends uppon how you put them to use. A matgh box is OK if it is used to ignite the kitchen stove; but the moment you burn a house with it, it's arson.
There is nothing wrong in making ,ife comfortable and easier. Modern inventions give us more time to devote our energies to other positive things that have mentioned in your penultimate paragraph.
Coffee is perhaps the most widely used beverage in the world.I take it regularly and bless the person who discovered this wonderful and natural gift of nature.
Perfumes enhance the environment by their fragrance. They also get rid of the bad odours that are repulsive. There are thousands of other inventions (or discoveries) that are being unravelled every day for our benefit. If Muslims have contributed in this imp. evolutionary process, there is nothing wrong in feeling happoy and eleted about this contribution. It encourages Muslims to work for more achievemnets. If it can be done in the past, it can be done again..
Birds and animals have a set pattern of life in whichthere are no discoveries on inventions. Their instinct guides them. The migration of birds and other instinctive behaviours are all predictive and the concept of mercy, compassion etc is not their forte.