Lecture on rational human mind inspires audience

Lecture on rational human mind inspires audience

Scholars discuss scientific miracles in Holy Quran at Dubai International Holy Quran Award.

By Ahmed Shaaban/senior Reporter

Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 1:11 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Dr Mujahid Abul Magd during his lecture at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry  on Sunday night.  — Supplied photo

Dubai - Each human being has two minds and memories, and hence the most prudent person is the one who empowers his rational mind over his emotional mind, according to a renowned scholar.

Professor Dr Mujahid Abul Magd said man’s emotions are interlinked with instinct, anger, fear, smell, memory, mood, and attitudes.

“Therefore, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) underlined that the strong man is not the one who is good at wrestling, but rather the one who controls himself in a fit of rage.” 

Further in his lecture at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday night, as part of the cultural programme of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), he said both man and animals have the same emotional mind, though animals sometimes have stronger feelings.

“However, only man has a rational mind to responsibly make choices, and hence he shall be held responsible for his decisions before Almighty Allah.”

“The recently discovered functions of the limbic system, where man’s rational mind lies, have been stipulated in the Holy Quran over 14 centuries ago,” Prof Abul Magd stated.

“Faith, as per scientific researches, proves to be in-built in human brain that helps man to worship Almighty Allah, and only via that worship his body and soul remain sound and relaxing. Atheists, however, are most miserable due to contradicting their nature, and favouring their bodies to their souls.”

The prominent Egyptian scholar said the heart does not only pump blood to the body, but most importantly sends electromagnetic messages to the brain, which significantly affect its functions for good or bad.

“It has been scientifically proved that each heart has a small brain comprising 40,000 nervous cells, which control and link it to the bigger brain.”

In his lecture at the Women Renaissance Society after the Taraweeh prayer at 10.30pm, Engineer Abdel Dayem Al Kaheel elaborated some scientific miracles clearly stipulated in the holy Quran and Prophetic Sunnah.

“Almighty Allah has challenged disbelievers and atheists in Verse 53/41 of the Quran ‘Soon will we show them our signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord doth witness all things?”

Adding, he said the Holy Quran has been filled with stunning scientific facts, which have been recently discovered, such as ant speech, the universe expansion, as well as the secrets behind the pyramids, overloaded clouds, earth layers, and why Allah has saved the corpse of Pharaoh after her was drowned while attempting to conquer Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him) and his followers.

“The relation between the forehead and lying; control, command and creativity; the mites living above the fly; the creation and death of the universe; the sun’s movement along with space aliens and cosmic smoke; and many other complicated scientific facts have only been discovered in the modern age though they were already stipulated in the holy Quran and Prophetic Sunnah over 14 decades ago.”

The illuminating programme, spanning 22 lectures in Arabic, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil, from June 18 - July 4, is part of the 19th edition of the award being organised under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

On Monday, Prof Dr Ahmed Abdul Aziz was to lecture on environmental pollution at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry while Dr Saeed bin Misfar was to give a valuable presentation on the value of goodness at the Women Renaissance Society. -ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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