Muhammad: the Light for the Dark Ages of Europe!


Cave of Hira: Where the first few verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, through angel Gabriel

Source: Islam for the West

By Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

An honest study of the causes of the Dark Ages and European renaissance will lead to the inevitable conclusion that Muhammad, may peace be on him, was the light for the Dark Ages. John Davenport writes in, an apology for Mohammed and the Koran: ”It is in the compositions of Friar Bacon, who was born in 1214, and who learned the Oriental languages, that we discover the most extensive acquaintance with the Arabian authors. He quotes Albumazar, Thabet-Ebu-Corah, Ali Alhacer, Alkandi, Alfraganus and Arzakeb; and seems to have been as familiar with them as with the Greek and Latin classics, especially with Avicenna, whom he calls ‘the chief and prince of philosophy.’ The great Lord Bacon, it is well known, imbibed and borrowed the first principles of his famous experimental philosophy from his predecessor and namesake Roger Bacon, a fact which indisputably establishes the derivation of the Baconian philosophical system from the descendants of Ishmael and disciples of Mohammed.”

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Granada, Cardoba mosque and Alhambra in Spain are powerful symbols of the Muslim Heritage in Europe

In a short paragraph, John Davenport has very precisely identified all the links in the human intellectual evolution. Additionally, his book, which is available in Google books, is a master piece in the defense of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him. Read his two page Preface and he is standing shoulder to shoulder with other great defenders of the Prophet Muhammad in the Western world, like Thomas Carlyle. Unfortunately, some Western scientists and historians propose the European science to be some sort of magical wand and what preceded it as not good enough or label it as pre-science or mystical science etc.!


My task here is twofold, first to show that European science was built on the Latin translations of the works of the great Muslim pioneers and secondly that the Muslim learning from 8th-12th centuries was heavily influenced by the teachings of the Holy Quran, the literal word of God, revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him.

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Watch one of the best movies about the Prophet: The full movie, the Message, is available in this post of the Muslim Times.


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    • 18th century Turkey was no interfaith utopia. In 1758, a British ambassador noted that Sultan Mustafa III had non-Muslim Christians and Jews executed for wearing banned clothing. In 1770, another ambassador reported that Greeks, Armenians and Jews seen outside their homes after dark were hanged. In 1785, a third noted that Muslim mobs had dismantled churches after Christians had secretly repaired them. “The golden age of equal rights was a myth, and belief in it was a result, more than a cause, of Jewish sympathy for Islam,” Bernard Lewis wrote in 1968 in the Encyclopedia of Islam. “The myth was invented in 19th century Europe as a reproach to Christians-and taken up by Muslims in our own time as a reproach to Jews….” The International Institute of Islamic Thought was established in 1981 to Islamify Western history and thought. Western thinkers succumb to jihad and dhimmitude when we refuse to identify the Turkish perpetration of Armenian genocide, or (conversely) present Andalusia-complete with harems, eunuchs, and Christian slaves-“as a perfect model of multicultural societies for the West” to emulate in the 21st century.“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. Until the late 19th century, Jews in North Africa, Yemen and other oriental Muslim lands, were obliged to live isolated, in special quarters, and “were constrained to wear distinctive clothing.” They could not carry arms (including canes), and could not give sworn testimony in Muslim jurisdictions. Even in 1968, an Egyptian sheikh explained at Cairo’s Islamic University of al-Azhar, “the Jews… are dhimmis, people of obligation, who have betrayed the covenant in conformity with which they have been accorded protection.”The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers…”Jew’s in Israel, Buddhist monks in Myanmar, Hindus in India, Coptic Christians in Middle East all being persecuted from Islamic fascist ideology a global Jihad. This is what happened every time in History when new land’s had been conquered and the population put in to dhimmitude, The Coptic identity of Egypt, The Indian identity of Pakistan, The Assyrian identity of Iraq, the Persian identity of Iran Buddhist and Hindu of Indonesia all suppressed, if not totally wiped away, and then replaced by the Umma the collective identity of Islam this is how they have taken 59 country’s if not from Mohammed’s terrorism to control in fear then from Dawah.

  1. Salam Alaekum.
    I wisgh to receive some Islamic Literature and if availabe copies of the Holy Quran.
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