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(MENAFN - Arab News) The late Professor Haroon Mustapha Leon etymologist geologist and author accepted Islam in 1882. He was a Fellow and Honorary Member of many learned societies in Europe and America. An able philologist and a geologist he frequently lectured on scientific and literary subjects. Dr. Leon received many decorations from Sultan Abdul Hamid Khan of the Ottoman Empire the late Shah and the Emperor of Austria. This is one of his articles.

One of the glories of Islam is that it is founded upon reason and that it never demands from its followers an abnegation of that important mental faculty. Unlike certain other faiths which insist upon their votaries implicitly accepting certain dogmas without independent inquiry but simply on the authority of 'The Church' Islam courts inquiry and counsels its disciples to study search and investigate prior to acceptation. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'Allah hath not created anything better than reason the benefits which Allah giveth are on its account and understanding is begotten of it.'

On another occasion he said: 'Verily I tell you a man may have performed prayers fasts charity pilgrimage and all other good works but he will not be rewarded but by the manner in which he hath used and applied his reason.'

The parable of the 'talents' narrated by Isa or Jesus (peace be upon him) is in strict accordance with Islamic doctrine as also is the maxim: 'Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good.'

'The example of those who were entrusted with the Torah and then did not take it on is like that of a donkey who carries volumes [of books]. Wretched is the example of the people who deny the signs of Allah . And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.' (Al-Qur'an 62:5)

The noble and learned caliph Ali bin Abi Talib (on whom be peace) said: 'The world is darkness; knowledge is light; but knowledge without truth is a mere shadow.'

Muslims believe that Islam is a term synonymous with truth and that under the glorious and ever-brilliant sun of Islam by the light of reason and knowledge truth can be obtained but in order to obtain that knowledge and thus attain that truth man must use his reasoning faculties.

A most poignant pronouncement on this question was given by our Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) only a few days prior to his passing away.

There he lay the last and greatest of the grand chain of mighty men whom Allah in His everlasting mercy and compassion had sent to the world as inspired messenger of truth and of righteousness his saintly head pillowed upon his beloved wife Ayesha's loving knees.

The true believers of Madinah old and young men and women nay even the children had gathered in loving sympathy there around the mat whereon lay Mustapha Al-Amin the chosen the faithful Ar-Rasulullah. Tears glistened in their eyes and coursed down the cheeks of even the most grizzled and valiant of the veteran warriors of Islam. Their leader their friend their beloved pastor and above all their Prophet he who had led them from the darkness of ignorance and superstition into the radiant brightness of the truth had brought them into Islam the habitation of peace was about to pass from them. No wonder then that their eyes became fountain of tears and their hearts were heavy and oppressed.

In the agony of distress almost of despair one exclaimed: 'O Prophet of Allah thou art ill thou mayest die then what is to become of us'

'You have Al-Qur'an' said Allah's Messenger.

'Oh yes Rasulullah but even with that enlightening book and unerring guide before us we have had at times to ask from you advice counsel and instruction and if you are taken from us O Prophet who is there to be our guide' said the companions.

'Do as I did and as I have said' was the reply.

'But O Prophet after you have gone fresh circumstances may arise which could not have arisen during thy blessed lifetime; what are we to do then And what are they to do who follow us'

The Prophet slowly raised his illustrious and saintly head and with the lurid light of prophecy and inspiration shining radiantly from his noble eyes exclaimed: 'Allah hath given to every man as a personal monitor a conscience and as a guide his reason; then use them in respect of all things and Allah's blessing will ever guide you aright.'

Courtesy: islam-universe.com

 


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