For as long as I can remember, I have been a student of science. I always had questions. I could not shut down my brain from asking ‘when, why, where and what’ each time I learned something new. Scientists often invalidate previously known theories when a new one comes. But I can’t.
The literary world is filled with many works that dwell on such abstract concepts of time. From time travel to time dilation and alternate universes–the fictional world has sung laurels on time being relative. This made me wonder about the laws of physics and how they interpret time.
Through a very recent discovery, I was able to understand the very basis of fasting that we Muslims have been religiously following since the past 1400 years or so. That’s when I realized that most of the religious practices that we may inadvertently follow may have some scientific principles underlying it.