I do not agree with those who are negative about the modern civilization. The modern civilization is a very positive phenomenon of the present age. The Quran says, ‘God will admit them into the Garden He has already made known to them.’ Modern civilization serves as an introduction to Paradise. The builders of the civilization investigated into nature and helped unfold its hidden bounties. This civilization gives us a glimpse of Paradise. When we see good things of the world which give us happiness, we should think that if the introductory version of Paradise is so pleasant, Paradise itself would be a far more sublime and happy abode. Paradise is an eternal and a perfect world. The present world is meant for us to discover Paradise and work towards securing entry to it.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan