On March 19th, 2018 I published a little known paper I had written the same day on Academia.edu:
Today I was informed by those reading my paper, that not only was the paper in the Top 1% of read papers for the month so far, but I had become a research author in the Top 1% myself.
This dispels the myth that Muslim apologists can’t engage in anything other than “polemics”, what it shows is that if we as Muslims can put ourselves to serious study and move beyond the low-level rhetoric that we find on the internet, we can actually contribute to the better understanding of religion by the mercy of Allah. That is what is important. As the glorious Qur’an itself says:
“Are those who have knowledge and those who have no knowledge alike? Only the men of understanding are mindful. ” – (Quran, 39:9).
It is only by Allah that success can be obtained and it is by the mercy of Allah that a Muslim can obtain success in a predominantly non-Muslim field in a religion he does not even believe in.
and Allah knows best.