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Adopting Culture is Not Original.

Reader comment on item: Islamic Economics: What Does It Mean?
in response to reader comment: The Blind Leading The Blind

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 1, 2007 at 19:39

The thinking that western societies stole things such as cultural achievements such as scientific and mathematic advancements and the like is derived from the situation that when Islam invaded other countries such as Persia, parts of India, and elsewhere, the culture that was already part of the previous societies was assumed into the Islamic fabric of the new Muslim society and such things are adopted as Islamic. True, once adopted, these things were exported to the extremes of the Muslim empire. It is in the adoption of such things that they make their assertions.

But, hardly, can we expect the Christian based discoveries of say, Isaac Newton, Faraday, etc, to be compatible with Islamic thinking? No, they still have not completely reconciled that the Hebrew Bible with all of its wisdom predates Islam by a measure of time no one can completely fathom. Such is truth, and how hard it is to have it when one does not seek it.

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