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Imam Jaffar e Sadiq (as) & science

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Imam Jaffar e Sadiq (as) & science

Post by Azadar E Mazloom on Tue May 25, 2010 3:40 pm

Bismillah Hirahman Niraheem

Ya Ali (as) Madad

Imam sadiq(a.s) and Science! (Discovery of Hydrogen By Imam
al-Sadiq A.S)



According to the Western world, the greatest miracle of the Imam was
his revelation of the presence of oxygen in the air. The western world
admit now that the Imam discovered this twelve and a half centuries
ago. Imam Baqar had said about the presence of hydrogen in water and
that water can be turned into fire, as hydrogen was a highly
inflammable gas. The discovery of these two gases depended upon their
separation from air and water. Separation of hydrogen from water was
more difficult that separation of oxygen from air. Pure oxygen is
available in the air, but pure hydrogen is not available anywhere.
Hence hydrogen could not be obtained till sufficient power was
developed and water was hydrolysed.

The world amazes as to how both our
Imams could reveal the presence of hydrogen in air which was a
colourless, odourless and tasteless gas and does not exist freely in
nature. They could not have identified this gas and found out its
properties without separating it from water through the process of
hydrolysis, which was impossible without a strong current of
electricity.

The first person who was able to separate hydrogen from water in modern
times was the English scientist Henry Cavendish, who died in 1810.
After many years of research he was able to hydrolyse water and obtain
hydrogen gas. He was also able to confirm that hydrogen gas was highly
inflammable as a result of a freakish accident that he had while doing
his experiments, which resulted in his house catching fire. It was
eventually Lavoisier, the French chemist, who gave the name of hydrogen
to this gas.

The Imams knew such secrets but revealed only to the extend that would
be useful to the world, hence the secret of how hydrogen could be
separated from water without the use of electricity was never made
known to common man. It has been proved that this discovery by Man has
not done any good to mankind. On the contrary, it has led to the
production of the hydrogen bomb, which is threatening to annihilate the
human race. It was better that this instrument of death, destruction
and devastation was not invented and manufactured at all so that
mankind would be saved from the impending catastrophe.


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Imam Sadiq (A.S.) and Rotation of the
Earth round the Sun

Biharul Anvar, Volume 1,
pg 204

At the age of 11, Imam Sadiq (a.s.) refuted the theory that the sun,
moon and the planets rotated around the earth. He said that the sun,
during its course round the earth, passes through the 12 constellations
in one year and remains in each constellation for 30 days, so why does
it then disappear from sight during the night. It should remain visible
in each constellation for 30 days.

Ptolemy* theory said that the sun has two movements. One of its
movements is that it crosses the sign of the zodiacand goes round the
earth in one year and the other movement is that it goes round the
earth in one night and one day, as a result of which we see it rise in
the east and set in the west.

Aristotlewas a great thinker and philosopher. His books, Arganan and
Physics, are the most precious literary treasures of mankind, but his
theory that the earth is stationary and the sun and stars rotate around
it, delayed the progress of the science of Astronomy and kept mankind
in the darkness of ignorance for 1800 years.

The Imam remarked that those two movements were not compatible. When
the sun had to pass through the sign of the zodiac in one year and stay
in each constellation for 30 days how could it change its course and go
round the earth in 24 hours?

He also announced that the earth rotated around its own axis. The great
scholar Poincare who lived in the 20th centurymade fun of this theory.
When such a scholar could refuse to believe this, how could people in
the 1st and 2nd centuryofthe Hijra believe in the theory of the Imam.
The rotation of the earth on its own axis could be proved by
observation only. When astronauts landed on the surface of the moon,
and directed their telescope towards the earth they observed that it
was rotating slowly on its axis.

Some people might say that it was only by guesswork that Imam Ja'far
as-Sadiq (a.s.) said that the earth rotates on its own axis. Sometimes
it happens that guesswork proves to be correct. But the question arises
as to why no one else had guessed that for such a long time. This
proves that he knew the laws of astro-physics which enabled him to make
that discovery. If he had not known those laws, it would have been
impossible for him to discover the rotation of the earth on its axis.
This discovery could not have been accidental. One must know the cause
to know its effect.

Tragically, for reasons stated above, the real credit of discovery of
the movement of the earth round the sun was given to Copernicus who was
an astronomer and mathematician, in the 15th Century. The theory of the
earth rotation around its own axis went to Galileo who discovered the
telescope.

Source: imamreza.net.

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.) Shows the Way to Equilibrium

On Reciting the Qur'an
Whoever recites the Qur'an and does not humble himself before Allah,
whose heart is not softened, nor regret and fear provoked within him,
undervalues the immensity of Allah's affair and is in a clear state of
loss.

The person who recites the Qur'an needs three things: a fearful heart,
a tranquil and receptive body, and an appropriate place to recite. When
his heart fears Allah, then the accursed Satan flees from him. As Allah
said,

When you recite the Qur'an, seek refuge with Allah from the accursed
Shaytan. (16:98)
When he frees himself of all attachments, then his heart is devoted to
recitation, and nothing impedes him from obtaining the blessing of the
light of the Qur'an and its benefits. When he finds an empty place and
withdraws from people, having acquired the two qualities of humility of
heart and tranquility of body, then his soul and his innermost being
will feel communion with Allah, and he will discover the sweetness of
how Allah speaks to His right-acting bondsmen, how He shows His
gentleness, to them and singles them out for all the varieties of His
marks of honour and wondrous signs. If he drinks a cup of this drink,
he will never prefer any other state to this nor any other moment to
this. He will prefer this to every act of obedience and devotion, since
it contains intimate conversation with the Lord, without any
intermediary.

So beware of how you read the Book of your Lord, the guardian to whom
you aspire, how you respond to His commands and avoid His prohibitions,
and how you observe His limits, for it is a mighty Book: Falsehood
shall not come to it from before it nor from behind it,
a revelation from the Wise, the Praised One. (41:42)

Therefore recite it in an orderly manner and contemplatively and adhere
to the limits of His promise and His threat. Reflect on its examples
and warnings. Beware of paying undue respect to the recitation of its
letters while failing to observe the legal limits contained therein.

Sleep

Sleep the sleep of the mindful, do not sleep the sleep of the heedless.
For the mindful among the astute sleep only for rest, and do not
purposely sleep through laziness.
The Holy Prophet said, 'My eyes sleep, but my heart does not.' When you
go to sleep, have the intention to lighten your burden on the angels
and disengage the self from its appetites, and to examine yourself by
your sleep; be aware of the fact that you are incapable and weak. You
have no power over any of your movements and stillnesses, except by the
judgement and measure of Allah. Know that sleep is the brother of
death. Use it as a guide to death, for there is no way to wake up in
death or to return to correct action once you have missed it.

Whoever
sleeps through an obligatory, recommended or supererogatory prayer is
at fault, and his sleep is the sleep of the heedless and the path of
the losers; he is at fault. Whoever sleeps after he has discharged his
duties concerning obligatory and recommended prayers, and has carried
out his responsibilities, sleeps a praiseworthy sleep. I do not know of
anything that is safer than sleep for the people of our times who have
attained these qualities: this is because people have ceased to guard
their faith and to take care in observing their conduct. They have
taken the left-hand path. When a sincere bondsman strives not to speak
out of place, how can he avoid hearing that which would prevent him
from not speaking unless there is a safeguard? Sleep is one such
safeguard. As Allah said,

Surely, the hearing and the sight and the heart, all of these shall be
questioned about that. (17:36)

In excess sleep there are many evils, even if it is done in the way we
have mentioned. Too much sleep is brought about by excess drink, and
excess drinking is brought about being excessively satiated. Both of
these things weigh heavily on the self to keep it from obedience, and
they harden the heart from reflection and humility.

Make your sleep your last affair in this world; remember Allah with
your heart and your tongue. Let your obedience to Allah overpower your
wrong doings and seek help from Him while you sleep, fasting until the
morning prayer, since if you are awakened at night, Satan whispers to
you, 'Sleep again, you still have a long night,' for he wants you to
miss the time of intimate contemplation and exposure of your state
before your Lord. Do not be distracted in seeking forgiveness at dawn,
for at that time there is much yearning for those in devoted
supplication.
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