Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated October 13th, 2016
ADNAN OKTAR: "Can you tell me the contributions Muslims have made to science to date with examples?" Every single contribution made to science is actually created by God. All of them are within Islam. Isn't Islam the rule, the reign of God? God created science. God created the scientific laws. And God helps scientists discover those laws. They say, "Scientists have discovered..." If something is discovered, it means someone has hidden it in the first place. Besides, scientists cannot make any discovery on their own merit. It is God who leads them there. God also shows them where the discovery is hidden. And He guides scientists to the place where He hid the discovery. God hid it there. And God guides the scientists to the place where the discovery is hidden. Therefore, Islam reigns over everywhere. Even if an Indian scientist made the discovery, it is still done in the name of Islam, in the name of God. The same is also true for atheists. God can help any of his subjects make the discovery. It does not have to be done by Muslims. The fact that the discovery is made by a Muslim does not prove him superior. That person might be a Muslim only in name and a hypocrite in reality. Eventually, he goes to hell. Or the discovery might be made by an unbeliever, and he might become a believer and go to heaven. All knowledge belongs to God. All science belongs to God. God created science and knowledge. For example, you have ten jewelry boxes. You place them in different locations around the house. Later, in your will, you say, "such-and-such is located in such-and-such place, tell so-and-so to find and take it. And tell my so-and-so child to go take the other one from the other place." And they go and find it very easily. Such is the system God established. God hides the knowledge, and then He inspires where it is hidden to individuals; He reveals its location to their hearts. Thus, through the guidance of destiny and the power God bestowed, they go and find it. Otherwise, a man cannot discover something that does not exist at some time. He can only discover it at a destined time and place through the commandment, the revelation of God. That is the way of knowledge. And Islam reigns over everywhere around the world. There is no place that is exempt from the reign of Islam.