Monday, October 31, 2011

681)The Resumption Of Blogging after A 9-Month Layoff Gives me An Opportunity To Continue A Much-Cherished Retirement Project I Began In March 2006

As I resume blogging after a 9-month layoff I am pleasantly surprised at the staying power of my Blog on the link between Science and Religion in Islam. In the NetworkedBlogs application on Facebook I have amassed about 1030 followers. This is not counting the numerous followers who follow me through search engines like Google, Yahoo and others. When I decided to take a break from blogging on February 6th 2011 there were around 600 followers on this NetworkedBlogs application. 430 new followers chose to follow the Blog even though there have been no new blogposts since then:

My Blog continues to be Number 8 among the Top 50 Religion Blogs on the NetworkedBlogs application on Facebook, which showcases over half a million Blogs written by Bloggers from all 4 corners of the planet:

As always I am deeply grateful to all those tens of thousands of followers from 6 continents who follow and gain some inspiration from my Blog on the link between Science and Religion in Islam. I hope future blogposts continue to sustain your interest and attract even more followers to this site. I began writing my Blog in March 2006 as a retirement project:

and this is a collection of posts describing the ethos of the Blog:

My last Blogpost on February 6th 2011 included a very large number of links to individual posts on the Blog through links to collections of posts on a particular topic; it was the ultimate summary of my 680-post Blog:

Easy Nash

In Shia Islam, intellect is a key component of faith. Intellect allows us to understand the creation of God: Aga Khan IV(2008)
The Qur'an itself repeatedly recommends Muslims to become better educated in order better to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
The Quran tells us that signs of Allah's Sovereignty are found in the contemplation of His Creation: Aga Khan IV(2007)
This notion of the capacity of the human intellect to understand and to admire the creation of Allah will bring you happiness in your everyday lives: Aga Khan IV(2007)
Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation: Aga Khan IV(2006)
The Holy Qu'ran's encouragement to study nature and the physical world around us gave the original impetus to scientific enquiry among Muslims: Aga Khan IV(1985)
The first and only thing created by God was the Intellect(Aql): Prophet Muhammad(circa 632CE)