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Shaban 1429

Volume 24 No 10

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson


At the right time, we will produce for them a creature, made of earthly materials,
declaring that the people are not certain about our revelations. (27:82)  

Computers are logically malleable in that they can be shaped and molded to do any activity that can be characterized in terms of inputs, outputs and connecting logical operations. Because logic applies everywhere, the potential applications of computer technology appear limitless!  The computer is the nearest thing we have to a universal tool. Indeed, the limits of computers are largely the limits of our own creativity!

[55:77] Which of your Lord’s marvels can you deny?

[55:78] Most exalted is the name of your Lord, Possessor of Majesty and Honor.

As a “universal tool” that can, in principle, perform almost any task, and although they occasionally need repair, computers don’t require sleep, they don’t get tired, they don’t go home ill or take time off for rest and relaxation. At the same time, computers are often far more efficient than humans in performing many tasks. Therefore, economic incentives to replace humans with computerized

devices are very high. Indeed, in the industrialized world many workers already have been replaced by computerized devices—bank tellers, auto workers, telephone operators, typists, graphic artists, security guards, assembly-line workers, and on and on. In addition, even professionals like medical doctors, lawyers, teachers, accountants and psychologists are finding that computers can perform many of their traditional professional duties quite effectively!

[39:62] GOD is the Creator of all things, and He is in full control of all things

Even when a job is not eliminated by computers, it can be radically altered. For example, airline pilots still sit at the controls of commercial airplanes; but during much of a flight the pilot simply watches as a computer flies the plane. Similarly, those who prepare food in restaurants or make products in factories may still have jobs; but often they simply push buttons and watch as computerized devices actually perform the needed tasks.

[16:53] Any blessing you enjoy is from GOD. Yet, whenever you incur any adversity you immediately complain to Him.

[6:59] With Him are the keys to all secrets; none knows them except He. He knows everything on land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls without His knowledge. Nor is there a grain in the depths of the soil. Nor is there anything wet or dry, that is not recorded in a profound record.

Global networks like the Internet and especially the world-wide-web are connecting people all over the world.   The information on religion, ethics, values, politics, etc. are exchanged, discussed and debated in a context that is not limited to a particular geographic region, or constrained by a specific religion or culture!

[45:13] He committed in your service everything in the heavens and the earth; all from Him. These are proofs for people who reflect.

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