Excitement mounts as Peter Higgs announces that the discovery of the “God Particle” is at hand

From Easy Nash:

Excitement mounts as Peter Higgs announces that the discovery of the “God Particle” is at hand; Quotes of Prophet Muhammad, Aga Khans (Peace be upon them and their progeny) and others.

“One hour of contemplation on the works of the Creator is better than a thousand hours of prayer” (Prophet Muhammad, circa 632CE)

“In fact this world is a book in which you see inscribed the writings of God the Almighty” (Nasir Khusraw, 11th century Ismaili cosmologist-philosopher-poet)

“Allah thus makes clear to you His Signs that you may intellect” (Noble Quran 2:242)

“Islamic doctrine goes further than the other great religions, for it proclaims the presence of the soul, perhaps minute but nevertheless existing in an embryonic state, in all existence in matter, in animals, trees, and space itself. Every individual, every molecule, every atom has its own spiritual relationship with the All-Powerful Soul of God” (Memoirs of Aga Khan III, 1954)

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  1. Thanks Tom, that’s a great article you linked us to. I quote the very last paragraph of the article:

    “Even if the physicists have qualms, I think the term “God Particle” is so expressive that I’m glad Higgs didn’t get his way. I know there are those out there who don’t agree, who do and who don’t say. There are also deep implications for science and religion. Still, some things are just so awesome that a reasonable comparison with the divine seems to me like a good way to put something so hard to understand into perspective.”

    In the description of my blog I make the assertion that, in the Shia Ismaili Muslim vision, “the material universe is part of the structure of truth, the ultimate nature of which it is the goal of religion to reach”. I then use a 10th century Shia Ismaili cosmological and philosophical doctrine(expounded by intellectual missionaries Yakub Al-Sijistani and Nasir Khusraw) to fashion the scaffolding upon which my blog will rest and go forward. The rationally-acquired knowledge gained from asking the two questions, what is the universe made up of and how does it operate, finds it way onto a continuum of knowlegde ranging from rationally-acquired knowledge to transcendental knowledge of the divine. The current leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, His Highness the Aga Khan IV, gives us an inkling of this grand continuum of knowledge here:

    “The Divine Intellect, Aql-i Kull, both transcends and informs the human intellect. It is this Intellect which enables man to strive towards two aims dictated by the faith: that he should reflect upon the environment Allah has given him and that he should know himself. It is the Light of the Intellect which distinguishes the complete human being from the human animal, and developing that intellect requires free inquiry. The man of faith, who fails to pursue intellectual search is likely to have only a limited comprehension of Allah’s creation. Indeed, it is man’s intellect that enables him to expand his vision of that creation”(Aga Khan IV, Aga Khan University Convocation Speech, Karachi, Pakistan, November 11, 1985)

    The above quote is 1 of 65 taken from:
    http://gonashgo.blogspot.com/2008/02/327comprehensive-quotes-of-aga-khan-iv.html

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