A scientist convert to Islam:-)

@matrixx (254)
June 5, 2007 8:08pm CST
Hey check out this video. It's nice to see an atheist scientist who converted to Islam. I may not Love Islam but I liked the guy's soft and calm style:-) What do you think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5K9_639nrc&mode=related&search=
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@fidainc (412)
• Singapore
6 Jun 07
I salute the scientist for finding Islam I'm a muslim myself but we're kinda born into it therefore the faith within me ain't that strong. Suprising as you get older, your interest start growing and I surprise myself all the time when I start to pick up books on my religion. Its like we, as defenseless humankind, will have nowhere to go but to God in the end. (I know you're an Atheist so pardon my ramblings) Whatever religion you're in, choose it if you're determine to embrace the faith till the day you perish. And not just because its cool or popular.
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@matrixx (254)
6 Jun 07
fidainc, I may not agree with you but I respect your opinion and comment, Thanks!
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@yemberzal (301)
• India
6 Jun 07
GOD has chosen Islam for whole man kind. But Islam is all about.It is not a warfare, nor land occupation. Islam literally means submission your will to God. Not to any worldly deities, nor any material objects.Quran the holy book for whole mankind, challenges all - Bring any one besides God and ask him for help , they cannot help you because they are themselves helpless.Quran has asked from 1400 years to prove any word of it,is wrong.Scientists till date have proved nothing wrong about it. In fact,science is verifying the facts mentioned in Quran already. Rotation and Revolution,Embryology,oceanology,have been discussed in Quran and all mentioned there, has been confirmed by scientists, why not, it is Word from God.
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@matrixx (254)
6 Jun 07
yemberzal, people from all religions feel the same way about their religion as you feel about yours. May be all are right or all are wrong. science is better way to deal with the world. I am against all religions. I believe science has great things to offer. I just started this thread because I see a lot of non-sense spoken against Islam. It intrigues me to see a scientist converting to islam. I have lots of friends from all religions and muslim friends are great. we all respect and love each other and to remain like this. Thanks for your comment:-)
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@cerium (691)
12 Jun 07
Well, I am a Muslim. I have watched the video, and I have to say that I wasn't very excited. First, he's not the first scientist to convert to Islam or to be a Muslim. More well known scientists (including Nobel Prize winners) were practicing Muslims. As for this guy's speech, I have some differences with what he said. However, I really like the peace of mind that he has. As for the issue of religion and science, I really think that they are complementary to each others. Einstein once said, "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." I really believe in this.
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@matrixx (254)
14 Jun 07
I wasn't excited myself, to say the truth. I just shared it to show people that there are still people who like islam so stop bashing this religion. It was just a gesture to counter some of the negative people on this community, nothing else. Would you like to share the Nobel prize winners names so that I can see for myself. Actually I am not comfortable with the idea that science and religions are completely compatible. there are agreements and there are differences, they can't be really combined. Thanks for stopping by, cerium:-)
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@cerium (691)
14 Jun 07
So, thank you for your kind gesture. Abdus Salam, a Pakistani physicist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 for his work in the electroweak theory. He shared the prize with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg. He mentioned a verse from the Quran during his acceptance speech of the prize. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdus_Salam Ahmed Zewail, an Egyptian American chemist. He received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1999 for his work on femtochemistry. I saw him many times in local TV speaking about his beliefs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Zewail
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@matrixx (254)
19 Jun 07
you are welcome! But muslims say that abdusalam is not muslim!
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@Naseem00 (1999)
• Pakistan
13 Jun 07
As my computer is not configured to play videos from u-tube, I'll have to make a comment without watching the video I guess. I am not surprised to know that some scientist converts to islam. Islam is the religion closest to human nature and a scientist being a person trying to understand the nature, is very likely to find himself embarassing the religion as it is very close to nature. Thankyou for making this post
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@matrixx (254)
14 Jun 07
don't all religions call themselves close to nature, naseem? like see at some pagan religions who worship nature, then does it mean that they there's a true religion? thanks for commenting:-)
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@Naseem00 (1999)
• Pakistan
16 Jun 07
worshiping religion is something different than a religion being closed to human nature. Islam does not make us believe we should worship nature. Islam wants us to understand that the nature and everything it holds is made to serve us, human beings. And we in turn are to serve one and only God. You talked about true religion. Would you like to tell me what a religion should hold in your openion to be considered as a true religion.
@Naseem00 (1999)
• Pakistan
16 Jun 07
ohh.. please read Worshiping nature is someting different....
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Well, a person is always allowed to chnage his mind any time. So, I don't really see anything wrong with his decision at all.
@matrixx (254)
11 Jun 07
I respect your view Lydia1901. Grabage: We all have good and bad things. It's easy to pick on other's bad and find comfort in one's good only neglecting the bad. I hope that with time people leave all religions and be more scientific. what ya think?
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Yeah, being a scientist doesn't corupt you like religion. So, I would agree with you on that.
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@matrixx (254)
14 Jun 07
you are a fine person lydia1901:-) let's be friends!?
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• United States
6 Jun 07
i think he will live to regret his decision islam is evil to the core
@matrixx (254)
11 Jun 07
We can all live to regret what we are revdauphinee, what do you think?
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• United States
11 Jun 07
i have never for one day regreted my opposition to this evil religion he however will this I predict !
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@matrixx (254)
14 Jun 07
I see religions with same eye. If I am to agree with you then your religion is no better than any other religion. what do you think about it revdauphinee? btw what evil do you exactly find besides some media evils?
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@kamran12 (5556)
• Pakistan
11 Jun 07
Whatever made him change his previous religion or state, I just hope and wish that it works well for him; that he finds peace, prosperity and eternal bliss in his new path. Matrixx, perhaps you too would like to reconsider:=P no matter what you choose, I mean whatever is best for you. I know that how much allergic you are about this but should we bring our offline stuff to online? Wouldn't it be quite healthy and interesting? what do you think?
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@matrixx (254)
14 Jun 07
nah! I won't like to reconsider, excuse me kamran for that:-) and no discussion here, lol it's dangerous to let you speak here. offline is fine and I might be coming to your place next month. so we can see then, not now and not here:-) thanks for commenting friend:-)
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