Atheistrepublic.com made the following meme which claims:

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lf instead of studying religion, men would have devoted to develop mathematics - algebra.

lf logic of science would have occupied the place of Sufism, faith and superstition.

Religion that divides human beings would have replaced by humanism...

The same meme was reposted on EOHT.info. Mukto-mona.com claims the quote is from one of his Arabic poems but doesn't give any citation.

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    @daraos I'm going to go with bad translation. Or just bad English if its fake.
    – user11643
    Nov 23, 2016 at 9:58
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    While searching for keywords, unsuccessfully so far, I started to wonder why I'm doing it. I learn something interesting in the process, sure, but I don't see why anyone should spent time searching for a source if the person who makes the claim didn't bother. I can make up such quotes right now within a few minutes and it would be my job to provide a source. "random guy on the Internet said X" is not a reputable claim.
    – daraos
    Nov 23, 2016 at 11:11
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    @MohammadSakibArifin It's very notable, but you should use more-convincing sources to show the notability. atheistrepublic.com/gallery/… ; eoht.info/page/Omar+Khayyam ;
    – DavePhD
    Nov 23, 2016 at 15:14
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    @MohammadSakibArifin a much longer version of the supposed quote is here: arabhumanists.org/humanism/arab-humanist-quotes
    – DavePhD
    Nov 23, 2016 at 15:21
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    @MohammadSakibArifin don't you think that 426 people is a very small amount? This is less than 0.001% of the population of Iran. And also people just liked the words, they have not expressed belief that this is correct. I agree with Daraos: it is trivial to create hundreds of them in few seconds. Or as Omar Khayyam wrote in 1121 "The problem with internet quotes is that you can't always depend on their accuracy" Nov 23, 2016 at 23:06


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