Abdullah Özdoğan Interview, March 2 - 2008
American Public TV, December 19 - 2008
Milliyet, September 5 - 2010
“Islam’s Golden Age Will Be Revived”
I could not go without thinking how Muslims in our day are distant from building pieces of art or magnificent cities that receive people’s appreciation. I pondered why the Islamic geography which witnessed its golden agein the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th centuries does not carry forward this dynamism in the 20th and 21st centuries. I thought why the Islamic world, which paved the way in almost every branch of science from medicine to astronomy, algebra to geometry, and physics to geography and put forward ideas and innovations beyond its age, failed to put signature to history or concepts and discoveries that will shape the future. Definitely, every day has its night, and every night has its day. I also know very well that civilizations, countries and people have their nights and days, too. This profound civilization, which has made paramount contribution to the history of humanity and to its common background of culture and science, will definitely regain its essence and true nature, and will repossess its rightful status in the world.