This book did not evolve from the Dawkins/McGrath debate, but that is where it ended comfortably.
In 1978, when I was sixteen years old, I was asked in a public event to talk for continuous twenty minutes over a subject chosen randomly. The chosen subject was 'NOTHING'!
I continued talking about 'NOTHING' until I gradated from the medical school over ten years later. One day, I was called to resuscitate a dying man ..but there was 'nothing' in my hand to do. During that complex emotional, spiritual and scientific struggle, and while his arm was getting very cold in my hand, my eyes focused in on his eyes.I saw his pupils dilating then they stopped fixed dilated, which is the final irreversible sign of brain death.In a fraction of a second I saw what I never thought I would be able to see..I saw: 'NOTHING'; which was obviously a view through the eyes of the dead!
That was a fascinating journey against time in the history of the universe to the moment just before the first ever matter had existed...In that journey, gradually all natural phenomena vanished one by one..first was time, then the directions, then the space and finally the language vanished...and when the first ever matter that caused our existence vanished, there was absolutely 'NOTHING'!
When I read Dawkins' 'The God Delusion', I realised that no one could take God's life..when I read McGrath book 'The Dawkins' Delusion' I realised that some Christians still prefer God to be dead! In between the two extremes, I found 'NOTHING: A View Through the Eyes of the Dead' is a perfect Islamic contribution to this debate, at least, while the Muslim nation is too busy burning more flags after the Mohammed's cartoons spread out of Denmark once again to other countries!
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