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A Criticism on the Views and Knowledge

Of Pr. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar


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(The comments on his books are only in Urdu).

 

Many a times, Prof Akhtar will try to show that modern scientific theories can be inferred from Quran and Hadith. The basic flaw in this approach is failing to appreciate that all scientific theories are rigorous as well as falsifiable. On the other hand, when Quran and Hadith narrate something about the universe, they narrate in allegorical way. Secondly what they say are not falsifiable. All scientific theories are fallible and subject to a constant change. Quran is not fallible, according to Muslim belief.

Professor Akhtar is also criticized for expressing such notions, which are not correct scientifically. He frequently refers to scientific facts, but quotes them erroneously. For example in his book, Pas-e-Hijab, he claims that in the galaxies other than ours, the faculty of human senses ceases to exist. On another occasion he maintains that if the force of gravity ceases to exist, the moon and the earth will collide. It is perfectly in contradiction to what science claims. As a matter of fact, if force of gravity is no longer there, the moon will cease to orbit around the earth. It will start moving away from the earth. Similarly he quotes scientific data in quite a misleading and erroneous way. He quotes that the thickness of earth and that of mountains on it is 2.7. (He does not mention any units of thickness here). It is wrong, the fact being that 2.7 is the average specific gravity of the rocks of the lithosphere. His books and orations are full of such scientific mistakes.

 

On his Website, Pr. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar is introduced in these words:

“Prof. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar is the greatest teacher of religion, teacher of his decade, teacher of renaissance, renaissance of Sufism. His appointment is to spread knowledge.”

 

The person who wrote this introduction did not bother to tell that who appointed Prof. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar at this position, i.e. the teacher of renaissance. If this appointment is from God, like most of the people claiming them to be Sheikh-e-Akbar (Greatest Teacher) maintain, some nas must be provided to prove the claim. Otherwise such a claim is equivalent to telling lies about God, which is a great sin.

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Ř     Introduction of Prof. Ahmad Rafique Akhtar is written in these words, on his website:

Professor Ahmad Rafique Akhtar is greatest teacher of religion, teacher of his decade, teacher of renaissance, renaissance of Sufism. His appointment is to spread knowledge. He is a modern Sufi because he is appointed for the people of the twenty first century; he has a modern miracle to cure modern diseases of brain, depression, frustration, anxiety and complexes.
He has extensive knowledge regarding history, humanity, psychology, myth, literature, art, religion, God, human beings. He gives you a better understanding of yourself, of God and of Quran.

Ř     To read the official website of Prof. Akhtar, please click here.