Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise (Quran 2:163)
These ayas gave inspiration to the Muslin scientists in the Medieval to discover the world. Allah emphasize that these Signs can be comprehended only by those who are wise. In order to be closer to Allah, Muslims wanted to know more about the world and the miracle of the creation. See, how many sciences is summed up inside one aya. Astronomy, navigation, biology, meteorology, geography is all mentioned in this verse. This is only an inspiration but later Allah will open tightly the door of Unseen World and will tell some secrets what are waiting for discovery. I wish that Muslims turn back to the path where they were in the 8-13 centuries. This is the time of Avicenna, Ibn Heitham, Al-Battani, Ibn Hayyan and others. When we speak about human civilization and man on the moon it is not only because of some superpowers of the world today have launched spacecrafts or are able to see molecules with updated equipment. Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus and our Muslim scientists together with others have big share in our today achievements what we call civilization of mankind.
Culture is the key. On a particular level of culture, the different concepts what make communication understandable between people become clear. Islam could spread to some part of the world when it had strong cultural and scientific pillars. Anyone who didn’t visit Toledo or Baghdad that time, was not considered as part of the developed world.
Today the situation is different. The economical devaluation of the Muslim regions led to the devaluation of Islamic thinking. Where poverty enters there is no money for culture and the level of education drops. In fact, out of schools for Quran recitations there are rural areas where are no schools for general studies. However, Quran can become miracle only if its revelations are planted to brains which understand correlations of different phenomena in the world and these brains are devoted to make this world better. Even MRI equipment is good for nothing without physicians and people who can use it.
The erosion of culture doesn’t happen in the Islamic world alone. It means that the radicalization and polarization can be expected in different areas everywhere. Conflicts can be created only based on increasing misunderstanding between people. This is a business so this is how issues become logic. Therefore, it is very important to defend our schools and cable our villages and rural areas back to the circulation of science and culture otherwise there will never come conciliation true between ethnics, religions and comprehensions.