So far there are four fundamental forces that have been discovered to govern the laws of nature. These include: Gravity, electromagnetism, strong force and weak force. All of the physics formulas that exist today are derivations of these fundamental forces. Although the electromagnetic and weak forces appear very different, a theory by Dr. Abdus Salam – an Ahmadi Muslim – proved they were different aspects of the same force. This force was named the electroweak interaction. Two other scientists, working independently, also described this unified force and shared the Nobel Prize with Dr. Abdus Salam in 1979.
Interestingly, God had already revealed to the Promised Messiah (as), more than a century prior of the success that Dr. Abdus Salam and many other Ahmadis of a wide variety of fields would achieve.
Ahmad (as) relates in his writings:
“A few days ago God Almighty vouchsafed to me the following revelation (Arabic): Tell them: If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will then love you. I shall cause thee to die and shall raise thee towards Me and shall place those who follow thee above those who reject thee till the Day of Judgment. They ask: Whence have you obtained this? Tell them: Allah is Wonderful, He chooses whom He wills from among His servants. The verse: I shall place those who follow thee above those who reject thee till the Day of Judgment; has been revealed to me many times, so many times that God alone knows the count, and with such emphasis that it has been planted firmly in my heart like steel. This indicates that God Almighty will greatly bless all those friends who follow my way and will place them above those who follow other ways and this superiority shall be maintained till the Day of Judgment.
The Promised Messiah (as) in another writing also related,
“He has conveyed to me that my followers will excel so much in knowledge and insight that they will confound all others with the light of their truth and their reasoning and their signs.”
Surely, an Ahmadi scientist being able to unify two of the fundamental forces of nature was not just a coincidence, but of a direct consequence of the above prophecies. Dr. Abdus Salam, along with the thousands of other Ahmadi physicians, lawyers, professors and many other professionals all around the world are living examples of the rewards of believing in the messiah of the age.
Another prominent Ahmadi Muslim intellectual, renowned internationally, is Chaudhry Sir Muhammad Zafarullah Khan. Khan was a lawyer who served as the first foreign minister of Pakistan. He later on served as a judge at the International Court of Justice at The Hague and as president of the UN General Assembly (1962-1962).
*(as) = alaih-e-ssalam = on whom be peace