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.


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.


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.


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.


5) No Renaissance 

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


6) No giants of various fields

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


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.


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 Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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