Islam and the West

Fruits of Knowledge

by Wagih H. Makky, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/1/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781728302935
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781728302928
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781728302911

About the Book

This is the third book in the series “Islam and the West”. The West here is atheism as it currently represents Western high-culture. It is based on the premises that atheism is exclusively the legacy of Western Christianity and the Western fallacy out of sheer ignorance of considering Islam as a Christian heresy that suffers whatever shortcomings Christianity may have. Atheism took center stage with the rise of European enlightenment that sent its ideals across the Atlantic to form the intellectual foundation of the founding fathers of the American republic. Atheism dismantled Western Christianity avoiding all moral arguments while taking full advantage of the presumably absurd biblical statements about material physical issues such as the age of the universe and instantaneous creation. While this is patently an internal Western squabble, atheists unabashedly drag Islam into the brawl. Western self-centeredness cannot shake off bigotry and innate historical hatred of Islam even after renouncing Christianity. To make that point, the book ascertains the historical fact that the celebrated “Western Civilization” is simply nothing more than a product of the “Islamic Civilization” in the sense that all civilizations produce their offspring without exception as none come from a void. It does that through discussing Muslim scholars’ contributions to building an Islamic way of life and Westerners absorbing such massive structure at known geographical points of contact. Atheistic arguments are analyzed vis-a-vis well established Islamic norms and are found wanting. A rule of thumb is established that Islam alone can be discussed as a true representative of “Religion” as opposed to atheism. Since atheism’s newfound religion is “Science”, its major foundations and breakthroughs till the present are discussed. Islam’s sacred statements are then shown to be emphatically reconcilable with all findings of modern science without exception. These are the “Fruits of Knowledge”.

About the Author

Dr. Wagih H. Makky is an Egyptian American with strong understanding of the conceptual principles of Islam. He has always planned to write scholarly works on Islam intended primarily for the Western reader based on his in-depth knowledge of both cultures. In the early 1980s he was a faculty at University of Illinois-Chicago where he participated in research on infrared materials for President Regan’s SDI program. During the same period, he was a consultant at Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Fellow at Naval Ocean Systems Center. In the 1990s, he was also a research affiliate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently an International Consultant on counter-terrorism technical means. Dr. Makky was selected to participate in the establishment of the Aviation Security Research and Development group at the FAA after the bombing of Pan-Am 103 flight over Lockerbie, Scotland where he held secret/top secret clearance. He supervised the activities of the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering panels on aviation security for the FAA. He organized and chaired many international conferences on aviation security and counter-terrorism. Outside of his official duties, Dr. Makky helped establish several Islamic centers and served as president of some. Over several decades he gave numerous lectures at various venues in an effort to raise Americans’ awareness of Islam and fight deliberate disinformation particularly after the events of 9/11. Dr. Makky was an outspoken opponent of the invasion of Iraq and on the very same day it took place, his top secret clearance was suspended. He was never given any reason for that action under the guise of national security. The appalling overtly anti-Islam actions and bigotry of the Trump administration prompted him to finally publish this series of books on “Islam and the West”.