Islam: The Creator of The Modern Age

Antiquity was an age of superstition: today, we are in the age of science. Before reaching its present day zenith, the modern, scientific age had to pass through three stages. The first was marked by the eradication of the superstitious mentality; the second saw the practical beginnings of scientific research; the third is the spectacular culmination of the scientific process in the second half of the twentieth century. In Islam—The Creator of the Modern Age Maulana Wahiduddin Khan examines the contribution made to the completion of the first two stages by Islam throughout its first millennium. In it he explains that modern science has discovered many universal laws that have existed throughout the universe since time immemorial. He, however, questions why it took man centuries to discover them? The answer to this is the dominance of polytheism, a creed which looked upon things and creatures as deities, and encouraged their worship, in ancient times. It was only in the 7th century that the supremacy of polytheism was brought to an end by the Islamic revolution, which replaced it with monotheism, making it the dominant creed of the times. This revolution was initially brought about in Arabia. Later, it continued its onward journey through Asia and Africa to Europe. In more recent times, it has crossed the Atlantic to gain a foothold in America. This book is a brief introduction to this aspect of the Islamic revolution. Through an objective study a comprehensive work of the contribution of Islam to the modern age has been compiled in the form of this book.