Sunday, January 28, 2007

122)A vote of appreciation to my many blogreaders.

I want to express my appreciation to the many people who have visited this new personal blogsite since I created it in December 2006. As you know, the first 78 posts were made on the FIELD Ismaili Net website between March and December 2006(see blogpost no. 78 for more details). Since December 10th 2006 all posts of mine have been cross-posted to the vast FIELD website, under the Doctrines section, as well. I am actually very overwhelmed by the tremendous response to my blogsite from people in every continent on planet Earth. I am even more pleased at the large numbers of repeat visitors to the site. Thank you to everyone from around the globe for your vote of confidence.

While this blogsite discusses much in terms of the details of scientific discoveries ranging from the macroscopic(stars, galaxies, planets, etc) to the microscopic and sub-microscopic(molecules, atoms, protons, electrons, quarks, etc), it is important to remember that these ayats(signs) of nature are always looked at from within the tradition of Shia Ismaili Islam and, in particular, from within the rich tapestry of cosmological doctrines developed in the Ismaili muslim firmament over a thousand years ago. My signature post, consisting of utterances from each of the 49th and 48th Ismaili Imams, serves as a constant reminder after each post that we are looking at knowledge of nature with an Ismaili muslim spin on it. Hence an object or event or ayat(sign) in nature is seen to be equivalent to an ayat or verse of scripture as the cosmologist-philosopher-theologians see it, and both are seen to come from exactly the same source of divine inspiration, the Intellect. There is, therefore, a cascading sequence of knowledge from the Intellect downwards to tiniest matter. More importantly, one can invoke the same cascading sequence in reverse to find ones way back up to the Intellect if one is interested in such things.

In concluding, I firmly beleive that an intellectual alliance between the powerhouse of rational knowledge that is the West and the well-aged doctrines of wisdom of the cosmologist-philosopher-theologians of, in particular, Shia Ismaili Islam, would be a far better and more mutually meaningful alliance in the long term than what is currently on the table.


Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4.
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3