Dr Hamid Marcus(Scientist, Author & Journalist )

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  1. ab214

    ab214 Guest

    Dr Hamid Marcus

    Scientist, Author & Journalist (Germany)

    About the Author:

    Dr. Hamid Marcus was also the editor of Moslemische Revue, Berlin.
    As a child I had felt an inner urge to learn all I could about Islam,
    and I had carefully studied an old Qur'an translation which I had
    found in the library of my home town and which dated back to 1750. It
    was the edition from which Goethe also drew his knowledge of Islam. At
    that time I had been deeply struck by the absolutely rationalistic and
    at the same time imposing composition of the Islamic teachings. I had
    also been very much impressed by the gigantic spiritual revolution
    which they evoked in the Islamic nations of that time. Later, in
    Berlin, I had the opportunity of working together with Muslims and
    listening to the enthusiastic and inspiring commentaries which the
    founder of the first German Muslim Mission at Berlin and builder of
    the Berlin Mosque, gave on the Holy Qur'an. After years of active co-
    operation with this outstanding personality and his spiritual
    exertions, I embraced Islam. Islam supplemented my own ideas by some
    of the most ingenious conceptions of mankind ever thought of. The
    belief in God is something sacred to the religion of Islam. But it
    does not proclaim dogmas which are incompatible with modern science.
    Therefore there are no conflicts between belief on the one hand and
    science on the other. This fact is naturally a unique and enormous
    advantage for a man who participated to the best of his ability in
    scientific research. The second advantage is that the religion of
    Islam is not an idealistic teaching which runs along blindly beside
    life as it is, but that it preaches a system which actually influences
    the life of a human being .... the laws of Islam are not compulsory
    regulations which restrict personal freedom, but directions and guides
    which enable a well-contrived freedom.

    Throughout the years I have noticed time and again with deepest
    satisfaction that Islam holds the golden mean between individualism
    and socialism, between which it forms a connecting link. As it is
    unbiased and tolerant, it always appreciates the good, wherever it may
    happen to come across it.
    ab214, Jul 13, 2007
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  2. Yes, but is it true that Dr. Marcus can resist a camel with long
    eyelashes and a nice big hump?
    =?windows-1256?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Jul 13, 2007
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  3. They're not referred to as "Camel jockeys" fer nuthin'....
    The Old Sourdough, Jul 13, 2007
  4. Well, you don't want an _ugly_ one, do you?
    Yersinia pestis, Jul 13, 2007
  5. ab214

    Whiskers Guest

    In 1924. I think the date has some relevance when compiling lists of
    converts to any cause.

    Apart from the quote posted here which appears (equally without context and
    equally without any information about what he was a doctor of) on
    Islamicist sites in several languages, the only information I can find
    about this person, is:-

    <http://berlin.ahmadiyya.org/berlin-mission-june06.pdf> which is in
    German. As far as I can make out using Babelfish, that document
    concentrates on his activities in connection with Islam and has nothing to
    say about his professional qualifications or activities.

    which is in English (and actually not without interest) but equally void
    of any information about Dr Marcus apart from his activities in connection
    with Islam.

    Mention of Dr Marcus (apparently a Jew by birth) doesn't seem to survive
    the second world war.

    Whiskers, Jul 13, 2007
  6. "The rest of us, we just ride her into town."
    Blinky the Shark, Jul 13, 2007
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