Saturday, February 20, 2010

Why is there not a single ISLAMIC country in the HDI list in the list of top 30 countries.?

The Human Development Index (HDI) was developed by the Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq. It is a measure of poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, childbirth, and other factors for countries worldwide & is a standard means of measuring well-being.
In the list of top thirty countries ranked on the basis of HDI, there is not a single Islamic country even though they control most of the world’s oil.

Is it because the blind faith does not allow for rational thinking which is a must for scientific progress?
Or because of a lack of freedom in Islamic societies (innovations & inventions thrive in free societies & free thought)

Or because of the intolerance practised in Islam – no tolerance for criticism or the other point of view, or the inability to accept that there is a problem. (To solve a problem the first step is to accept there is one!)
No disrespect meant here.

From Literary News


  1. Anonymous5:27 AM

    For a person who has a George Orwell quote on her blog's header, and presumably western-educated, it is rather surprising to find that the blog's author has no idea what the HDI represents.

    The HDI, like all economic indicators such as per capita GDP, does not show the true picture of living. Infact, it does not show anything.

  2. المسيحي من المالديفية1:24 PM

    It does show enough for "Anonymous" to jump to Islam's defence.

    فإنه لا يكفي لاظهار "المجهول" للانتقال إلى الدفاع عن الإسلام.