Before bringing my research about the above mentioned title to your esteemed side I have to explain the reason why I was interested in the subject. According to Islamic sources we read that Prophet Idris(or Andreas) and Prophet Isa(or Jesus)were taken above with their bodies and souls and they are still living there.Were some transportation vehicles used to take them above?
Also during the Isra (night journey) our Prophet (S.A.V.) was taken from Mecca to Jerusalem with a vehicle called Buraq and from there on he was taken by an elevator called Mirac and some other vehicles like Refref and the wings of angels.Of course we have to believe again that our prophet(S.A.V.)'s Isra was done with body and soul.
In addittion the first 17 verses of the Star Chapter(Surah Necm) are also very interesting saying :" He was on the uppermost horizon firstly, Then he drew near and came down, Till he was two bows length or even nearer,He is nor a liar neither someone who goes astray or his eye did not err. He had seen this before in Sidre MUnteha".The Quran scientists explains him as archangel Gabriel(Cibril A.S.)
Saying lastly humans managed to transfer light from one place to another. This was something we thought imaginary when we watched the television serial " Star Trek "years ago where people were transported from one place to another with special machines in seconds.This last invention is a big footstep in science while it is not even a drop of an ocean compared with God's science.Therefore Allah almighty(C.C) might have used such a way to take Jesus or Idris.Here we can end our subject about UFOs. According to Islam the creation is divided into three. The first are angels whose duty is just submission to God and they always do whatever is ordered to them. Second comes jinn who are created for being examined of their faiths just like us humans.Last comes the earthly creatures like humans ,animals,herbs etc. In other words in Islam we do not believe in gray creatures,with three fingers carrying an egg like head on their tiny bodies making crop circles and crashing their UFOs all the time.These are only the characters of Western Spielberg films.Yes including me many people have seen some strange lights in the air but they are all explained by scientists so let's never and ever run after hope exploiters explaining the realities of UFOs.
Shall we be able to recognize Jesus and Mahdi?As much as I know only some people with very strong faith will be able to recognize Jesus. Even Mehdi A.S. will not know that he is Mahdi till the last night he is informed by Allah(C.C.).If the names like Dajjal, Mahdi only describe some
Conceptions of our day then what would be the signs of their emerging to us ? I would say that Dajjal is Capitalism which cares only for this world. To understand the existence of Mahdi A.S. we are given two clues : Justice and wealth in the world.If we take wealth firstly we see that the ultra high science technology of our day have caused big improvements in agriculture, industry,medicine and civil engineering and reminds us the words of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.V.) saying" Mahdi will come by scattering richness everywhere."I understand from the conception of Justice that every material will be distributed equally among people and problems between humans also will be solved in a just way.I think that wealth and richness will be so much that everybody will begin to pray to God to save his real life after death..The opportunities in our age have made easy for people to buy cars,houses and services of health,communication,education and transportation are getting cheaper and cheaper everyday. Every year 30.000 people in the US only turn to Islam and Rumi the Islamic Sufi's poems sell more than Sheakespeare. According to me Inshallah Allah will complete his light very very soon. Our duty is to thank all the time and ask for Allah's (CC) help with patience and praying and to protect our faith.Instead of being Dajjal's soldiers running after only for the goods of this world we must prefer to be the soldiers of Mahdi by"working for this world as if we shall never die and working for our eternal life as we are going to die tomorrow". Best Regards
Many people in the world know Leonardo DA VINCI (1452-1519)the Italian artist having a great range of capabilities in addittion Many people in the world know Leonardo DA VINCI (1452-1519)the Italian artist having a great range of capabilities in addittion to painting, like anatomy, bridge building, flight, war machines, cartography, architecture, mathematics, geology, biology, natural history, music and philosophy.
On the other hand in the Islamic World a parallel and at least an equally important person lived in the same period .Unfortunately even many Moslems do not have any information about "The master architect Mimar Sinan", (1488-1588) who is also honored with a crater on Mercury named after him.
Sinan's mosques and buildings of other types offer big scope for study because while no Italian architect built more than a few domed structures, Sinan is credited with over a hundred, including twenty-five in Istanbul alone. Various sources state that Sinan was the architect of around 360 structures Examples of his architecture aside from Istanbul and Edirne, can also be seen in Syria , Jerusalem, Egypt, Tunisia, Algiers, the Balkans and Hungary, where he built mosques, bridges, fountains ,palaces, aqueducts ,libraries and schools .
Sinan participated in many military campaigns ranging from Central Europe to Iran and Iraq . In his job as a military engineer he oversaw the building of fortifications, ships and bridges. He made his first biggest reputation when he constructed a bridge over the River Pruth in Moldavia in just a few days. During his extensive travels for military purposes he saw many fine examples of the architecture of several civilizations, and took note of their qualities. Because of his exceptional talents and ability for organization, he was appointed chief architect to the Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient in 1538.
So in this point I must say that Moslems can not show the world their values as well as other cultures do which is very important in intercultural relations..
Sinan who was generally considered the greatest of all Ottoman architects, unlike Vinci's luxurious life, lived in poverty during his century long life although he paid the highest wages to people he employed.In addition he was also a great inventor in acoustics,mathematics,geology,decoration with his 'matchless masterpieces in the world' which are 'worthy of the admiration of humankind'.
Due to Sinan's rising reputation, many royal and individual clients demands caused a building boom that changed the Istanbul landscape to what today the Turks and people from all over the world consider the quality of this great city's image.
Sinan, in the bridges he built, has masterfully combined art with functionalism. The largest of his work in this group is the nearly 635 m. long Büyükçekmece Bridge in Istanbul. Other significant examples are Silivri Bridge outside of Istanbul, Lüleburgaz (Sokullu Mehmet Pasha) Bridge on Lüleburgaz River, Sinanli Bridge over Ergene River and Drina Bridge which has became the title of the famous novel of Yugoslav author Ivo Andriç.
While Sinan was maintaining and improving the water supply system of Istanbul, he has built arched aqueducts at several locations within the city. Maglova Arch over Alibey River, which is 257 meter long, 35 meters high and displaying two layers of arches is one of the best samples of its kind.
Sinan's masterpiece at the age of 80 is the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne. Here the dome is placed above a square, being the largest dome in the world surpassing the Hagia Sophia where there are no columns to obstruct the view of the mosque
He was an architect who grew up in one of the most splendid periods of the Ottoman Empire, and he contributed to this era with his Works below.
• 94 great mosques (camii),
• 57 universities,
• 52 smaller mosques (mescit),
• 41 bath-houses (hamam).
• 35 palaces (saray),
• 22 mausoleums (türbe),
• 20 caravansary (kervansaray; han),
• 17 public kitchens (imaret),
• 8 bridges,
• 8 store houses and
• 7 schools (medrese),
• 6 aqueducts,
3 hospitals (darüşşifa)
God rest his soul in Peace.