I got an email with a bunch of statistics, and it basically made me feel that, as a Muslim, I am a complete failure (in the Dunya, anyway).
Why is this so?
We always talk about how successful previous generations of Muslims were, how they led the world in science and technology, human rights, equality etc.
Yet, NOW... Muslim-majority countries are amongst the crappest to live in in the whole world.
The answer I've heard many, MANY times is one, simple world: Colonialism. Basically because the countries of the Western Europe ruled the Muslim-majority countries for many years and, when they finally left, they supported corrupt leaders in these countries who have oppressed the general population.
But, but BUT... If Muslims WERE so great back in history, how come they let it get to that situation?
Anyway, here's the stats (the may be a couple of years out of date, yet the overall message is just as relevant today.
o World Jewish Population: 14 mil.
7 mil. in America
5 mil. in Asia
2 mil. in Europe
100 thousand in Africa
o World Muslim Population: 1,500 mil.
1,000 mil. in Asia/Mid-East
400 mil. in Africa
44 mil. in Europe
6 ml. in the America
o Every fifth human being is a Muslim. 20%
o For every single Hindu there are two Muslims 1 : 2
o For every Buddhist there are two Muslims 1 : 2
o For every Jew there are 107 Muslims 1 : 107
Yet the 14 million Jews are more powerful than the entire 1,500 million
Here are some of the reasons.
Movers of Current History:
o Albert Einstein Jewish
o Sigmund Freud Jewish
o Karl Marx Jewish
o Paul Samuelson Jewish
o Milton Friedman Jewish
o Vaccinating Needle Benjamin Ruben Jewish
o Polio Vaccine Jonas Salk Jewish
o Leukaemia Drug Gertrude Elion Jewish
o Hepatitis B Baruch Blumberg Jewish
o Syphilis Drug Paul Ehrlich Jewish
o Neuro muscular Elie Metchnikoff Jewish
o Endocrinology Andrew Schally Jewish
o Cognitive therapy Aaron Beck Jewish
o Contraceptive Pill Gregory Pincus Jewish
o Understanding of Human Eye G. Wald Jewish
o Embryology Stanley Cohen Jewish
o Kidney Dialysis Willem Kloffcame Jewish
Nobel Prize Winners:
In the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 180 Nobel prizes whilst
1.5 billion Muslims have contributed only 3 Nobel winners (all Egyptians).
Inventions that changed History:
o Micro- Processing Chip Stanley Mezor Jewish
o Nuclear Chain Reactor Leo Sziland Jewish
o Optical Fibre Cable Peter Schultz Jewish
o Traffic Lights Charles Adler Jewish
o Stainless Steel Benno Strauss Jewish
o Sound Movies Isador Kisee Jewish
o Telephone Microphone Emile Berliner Jewish
o Video Tape Recorder Charles Ginsburg Jewish
Why are they powerful? So why are Muslims powerless?
Here's another reason. We have lost the capacity to produce knowledge.
o In the entire Muslim World (57 Muslim Countries) there are only 500
o In USA alone, 5,758 universities.
o In India alone, 8,407 universities.
o Not one university in the entire Islamic World features in the Top 500
Ranking Universities of the World.
o Literacy in the Christian World - 90%.
o Literacy in the Muslim World - 40%.
o 15 Christian majority countries, literacy rate - 100%.
o Muslim majority countries, none.
o 98% in Christian countries completed primary.
o Only 50% in Muslim countries completed primary.
o 40% in Christian countries attended university.
o In Muslim countries, a dismal 2% attended.
o Muslim majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims.
o The USA has 5000 per million.
o The Christian world, 1000 technicians per million.
o Entire Arab World, only 50 technicians per million.
o Muslim World spends on research/developmen t - 0.2% of GDP.
o Christian World spends 5% of GDP.
The Muslim World lacks the capacity to produce knowledge.
Another way of testing the degree of knowledge is the degree of diffusing
o Pakistan - 23 daily newspapers per 1000 citizens.
o Singapore - 460 per 1000 citizens.
o In UK, book titles per million is 2000.
o In Egypt, book titles per million is only 17.
Muslim World is failing to diffuse knowledge.
Applying Knowledge is another such test.
o Exports of high-tech products from Pakistan is 0.9% of its exports.
o In Saudi Arabia is 0.2%.
o Kuwait , Morocco and Algeria - 0.3%.
o Singapore alone is 68%.