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Response to “Imagine a world without Muslims”

Abdul-Latif Halimi saw this picture on Twitter, and thought he put the record straight for those who don’t know.

Let’s imagine a world without Muslims, what would happen?

1) No largest religious denomination 

The world would lose the largest religious denomination on earth, Sunni Islam, and 1.5 billion human beings.

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2) No some of the greatest landmarks

The world would lose some of its greatest landmarks: no Taj Mahal, no Al-Hambra, no Ottoman architecture, no Dome of the Rock, no Grand Mosque in Makkah, no mosaics or majestic domes in central Asia.

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3) No medicine and mathematical foundation

The world would lose algebra, experimental physics, surgical instruments as evolved over centuries, the Middle Age’s most important works of medicine, optics, astronomy, chemistry and physics.

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4) No critical necessities to humans today

No coffee, toothbrushes or cameras. No calligraphy or intricate Islamic art. The world’s oldest universities would not exist. Hospitals as institutions would not exist.

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5) No Renaissance 

The Renaissance would not have happened and the ancient works of Greece and Rome would not have been translated or preserved.

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6) No giants of various fields

No Saladin, Avicenna, Al-Ghazzali, Suleiman the Magnificent, Ibn Al-Haytham, Averroes, Al-Khwarizmi and so on.

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7) No practice of pure monotheism of God

But infinitely more importantly than all that, the call to worship no-one but the sole God — alone, with no partner — would not have resonated around the earth as it does today.

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The world would have lost that, and what a calamity that would have been.

So while genocidal tendencies against Muslims — memes or otherwise — are rising around the world, everyone should know that we are going no-where and we have a monotheism, civilisation and legacy to protect and revive.

Written by MCHK

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual. With Secondary education from Diocesan Boys’ School in Hong Kong combined with Post-Graduate Diploma in Education in English Language, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

His hobbies include social media networking about Islam, politics and entertainment. Being a Pakistani, cricket is in the blood as they say, while being a Muslim, the hunger for gaining authentic knowledge, implementing it and spreading it remains his every day endeavors.

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