Brother Sidqi, SA
We do take pride in our wast numbers. There are about as many Muslims as there are Christian. Now compare the number of current (not dead and gone with the wind) scientists and research scholars and try to figure out how it compares. The numbers of Hindus are less than that of Muslims. Compare the existing research done by Hindus to that done by Muslims. Do you know that Jews are less than 5% of the Muslim population, do we have at least as many current scholars as Jewish Scholars of all spheres of learning, or any branch of learning except the Theology( if it can be called a branch of knowledge).
We need to figure out why. How can we progress when we have not even figure out the reasoning for “falling behind”. Do you and all recall this phrase from the Criterion.
Yes, Muslims are mentally infertile in Science, Technology, Legally created wealth ( not talking about poppies, Oil etc), Political understanding, Sociology, and almost every branch of learning. Most of the infertilities are treatable. Nobody said that the Muslims are mentally retarded or incapable.
I am, for one, tired of being reminded of our pedigree did. The accomplishment WAS marvelous, but it is a matter of past and has left no trace of following for us today.
Has there been any serious research to figure out how and why they achieved so much in so little time, the more interesting will be to figure out the reason of the downfall. We all can figure that out at this forum. But go and ask a middle class person in Pakistan, or any other such screwed up society, the majority will tell you that we need to do more Namaz.
Before somebody asks, one of my son is a research Scholar in Physics, the second one is a teacher, and my daughter is working towards becoming a counselor for battered women.