More Islamic Pseudo-Science
By. TH Huxley
Maria, is a diehard Muslima. She has known about
faithfreedom.org for a long time. However, her faith in the absurd has remained
unwavered. She is among those individuals who will never see the light and only
will wake up from her deep slumber when she dies to find Muhammad deep in the
hell. (Just using Islamic terminology. Don’t be alarmed)
Larry, one friend who is set to help Maria and a bunch of
other Muslims to wake up from their slumber, regularly emails articles that he
copies from this site to all these Muslim friends. Of course he receives his
share of insults, but thanks to his desire to help these Muslims and his thick
skin, he just carries on, hoping that haply one of them may come to their senses
and see the light. Larry has also included me in that mailing list.
Maria does not just sit there reading what Larry sends her
but also responds with her "proofs" of the miracles of Islam. A couple
of days ago, she sent the most “amazing” discovery. Here is the text.
research on word "ALLAH"
Hoven, a psychologist from Netherlands, announced his new discovery about the
effect of reading the Quran and repeating the word ALLAH both on patients and on
normal persons. The Dutch professor confirms his discovery with studies and
research applied on many patients over a period of three years.
Some of his patients were non-Muslims, others do not speak Arabic and were
trained to pronounce the word "ALLAH" clearly; the result was great,
particularly on those who suffer from dejection and tension.
Al Watan, a Saudi daily reported that the psychologist was quoted to say
that Muslims who can read Arabic and who read the Quran regularly can protect
themselves from psychological diseases.
The psychologist explained how each letter in the word "ALLAH" affects
healing of psychological diseases. He pointed out in his research that
pronouncing the first letter in the word "ALLAH" which is the letter
(A), released from the respiratory system, controls breathing. He added that
pronouncing the velar consonant (L) in the Arabic way, with the tongue touching
slightly the upper part of the jaw producing a short pause and then repeating
the same pause constantly, relaxes the aspiration. Also, pronouncing the last
letter which is the letter (H) makes a contact between the lungs and the heart
and in turn this contact controls the heart beat.
What is exciting in the study is that this psychologist is a non-Muslim, but
interested in Islamic sciences and searching for the secrets of the Holy Quran.
Allah, The Great and Glorious, says,
“We will show them Our signs in the universe and in their own selves, until it
becomes manifest to them that this (Quran) is the truth.” (Holy Quran 42:53)
"discovery" is published in more than 800 Islamic sites. Of course if
it is published in the reliable Saudi Daily Al Watan, it must be true.
there is one problem. Here is what our dear friend THHuxley wrote:
fake article. But it's the best Muslims can do, I guess.
Thoughtful people, when confronted with a bogus story such as this, tend to ask
some obvious questions. Like....
1. Where was this discovery "announced?"
There is no mention of a publication, a peer reviewed journal, an academic
publication... nothing to indicate where someone would go to actually find this
"announcement." This is (of course) because no such announcement
2. Where did this "research" take place?
There is no mention of a University or similar institution where such research
could have possibly taken place. The researcher is identified as a “Dutch
professor” hinting that he teaches at a University, but the University is
never named. This is (of course) because no such research ever really took
3. What do “psychological diseases” have to do with the “contact of heart
Nothing at all, actually. The funniest part of this fraudulent little article is
the very weird pseudoscience about individual letters and certain PHYSIOLOGICAL
(not PSYCHOLOGICAL) effects. Funniest was the claim that “pronouncing the…
letter (H) makes a contact between the lungs and the heart and in turn this
contact controls the heart beat.” The lungs and the heart are always “in
contact,” even among people who are not speaking at all.
One would expect a real scientist to actually know the science he is supposedly
discussing. The disconnect is (of course) because the writer of this fake
article is a scientific illiterate.
4. Who is this mysterious Dutch professor?
Vander Hoven is not the name of any identifiable person in the Netherlands, let
alone a published research psychologist. Now “Vanderhoven” is a real Dutch
LAST name, but there is no one with that name who holds a position in
psychology, physiology or science at any Dutch university. If Vanderhoven is
this guy’s last name, why doesn’t the article give us his first name as
This is (of course) because the “Dutch professor” is a figment of the
It is a sign of the pathetic status of Islamic science, that even when faking
bogus research reports such as this one, they try to give their report
credibility by inventing fake Western scientists as their sources.
Anybody who believes this article is true deserves the blighted, benighted
circumstances that they find themselves in.
Sadly, that would include most of the Muslim world.