Bright Future news (BFnews) 17 Apr 2012 9:51 -------------------------------------------------- Top Muslim Cleric: Title : Scientific Development, One of the Very Best Means of Promoting Islam -------------------------------------------------- Senior cleric called scientific promotions as a way to promote Islam and a symbol that Islam motivates scientific advancement. content : Bfnews: Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, Iranian senior jurisprudent and professor at Qom Seminary in a meeting with members of the Council for Promotion of Higher Education and Al Mustafa University referred to Iran's scientific advances demanding for propagating the advances in different countries. He demanded for promotion of Iran's scientific advances in a way that anti religious propagandas are foiled. He referred to Islamic Revolution of Iran and the advances made in the post revolution Iran and expressed regret that the developments in cultural aspect have not been satisfactory. Ayatollah Makarem counted seminary and university as two centers which play an important role in solving the cultural problem of the country. "Enemies, due to the high expense of military attacks, have focused on cultural invasion and ruining the minds of the youths." Said the cleric and called for formation of three groups to work on lesson plans, materials and also professors. He quoted Islamic motto that science is an ever target of search for a Muslim and it has to be learnt no matter where it is. "Sciences have to be learnt by Muslims before it is adjusted with Islamic values, then a monotheistic observation of science will be plausible." Ayatollah Makarem said. Iranian top cleric referred to Islamic prayer that any moment should be a moment of development and said, "Once seminaries and universities carry out their mission, Islamic Revolution would make a great jump." Top religious figure also quoted a Hadith by Imam Ali (AS), first Shia Imam saying the positive outcomes for three good deeds never end, firstly, giving charity, then raising good children and finally learning and leaving science for the descendants.End/m