Quote-Unquote - Book VII (701-800)

Aug 11, 2016

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When You Work for Allah:
And Print Literature in His Name!

When you say you Work for Allah, these should be some of your standards:

When we edit our work for printing, let us say:

If it is not good enough for a textbook for Harvard and Princeton and Stanford, it is not good enough for us. 

Even though for every dollar they have, we have only $.0000000000000000000000000? 

And for every 10,000 qualified people they have, we have only .0000000000000000? human element. 

And compared to their levels of training, education, sophistication and skills, we have only .00000000000000000000000?

But we have Allah's Book in our hands where all perfection resides. 

There is no other book on earth that manifested itself on earth with the claim of Laa Rayiba Feeh!

Meaning: No imperfection, or blemish, or shortcoming, or deficiency, or doubt could be associated with it.

Or placed at its door.

And anything that comes out of that Book, or speaks in its name, or using That Book -- Dhaalikal Kitaab -- as a reference in any shape or form, that work must strain every sinew to attain the highest level of perfection that is possible for a human to reach on this earth -- in this world of imperfection.

That Book -- Dhaalikal Kitaab -- was perfect when it showed up in this world in a barren desert, among an illiterate people, at the hands of an illiterate man, at a time when there were not too many books, not too many libraries, no printing presses, and not too many people knew how to read or write. 

Nor were all human beings even allowed to do that -- learn to read and write I mean.

At such a time, in such a place, among such a people, That Book -Dhaalikal Kitaab -- was a Model of Perfection in every way.

Today, when education is common, universities are everywhere, and computers rule the world, and people tote them around in the palm of their hands, there should be no reason for anyone to give That Book -- Dhaalikal Kitaab -- or to anything that emerges from That Book or is associated with That Book anything less than our 10,0000 Percent. 

And then ask: Is this really good enough? Did we really do a good job?


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What Allah Wants Is What His People Will Do:
How Hard Is That To Get?

Allah bless all the Coworkers and their families and their leadership for the amazing work they all do. Getting our literature revised and proofread and printed.

And all our audio recorded, shipped, cleaned, debugged and posted.

Month after month, year after year.

These amazing men and women. All over the world. Allah bless them all.

No, often these days I do not read the proof. I try not to. But may Allah reward these people who do. And may Allah accept their efforts.

I do hope and pray, however, people will read this literature and listen to our tapes. For, this material indeed is unlike any, no matter how you look at it.

And it is fundamental to a clearer understanding of Islam, Muslims and the World in our time.

The fact is, people will read and listen, if he wants.

And if they don't, well, it is his world. And they are his people.

As for me, I feel I don't even belong. Just like an outsider looking in. I seem to have nothing in common with this august assembly of his devotees. 

Others may have a claim on him, I don't. If the angels forget to count me as among those present, I will probably be the happiest soul alive -- or dead.

MIA: Missing in Action! I have no problem with that.


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On Being an American Patriot!

Muslims don't get it. 

And they don't even listen. 

Nor, when they do appear to listen, do they actually pay attention and try to process and understand what is being said.

And over and above all that, they are Shaitan's Prime Target for all kinds of harm and jeopardy: physical; spiritual; psychological; material; financial; political; and all other kinds of harm.

Usually, instead of the heights and expanses you want them to explore, and to which they are not generally accustomed, Muslims reflexively tend to drag you to the depths that form their traditional comfort zones.

So, in any age and place, dealing with Muslims is the Challenge of the Century.

All this is prelude to one simple personal statement -- and all statements are personal statements: 

"I AM, AMONG ALL THE THINGS THAT I AM, AN AMERICAN PATRIOT!"

Now, can we talk?

But before you go any further, let me add this part-rhetorical question:

"CLAIMING TO BE A MUSLIM, AS I DO, WHAT ELSE CAN I BE?"

And then let me add this comment:

"IF WE UNDERSTOOD ISLAM FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS, THIS SHOULD BE CLEAR AS DAYLIGHT!"


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Working for Allah:
From Episodic to Consumed

Many of us good people, those who say or think we Work for Allah, are Episodists

Many of us.

We "work" when we are told to -- when we have to; and when we are called upon -- and then we go dormant. We go underground as it were. 

Basically, we just go where our heart is.

We wait for the right time and occasion to do the right thing: that is, to Work for Allah.

We wait for orders and invitations to stir off the couch -- orders and calls from our local Mullas; from our so-called leaders; from whomever.

But Islam is about total absorption. 

Islam is about being totally consumed in and by your work -- 24 hours; 7 days a week; 12 months a year; for all the years of your life that Allah grants you in this world.

And making everything else secondary to it.


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