You say you are a Muslim. And why not?
And you are a Mu'min -- a "real" Believer that is. Of course. Absolutely.
You say La Ilaha Illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah; you pray; you fast; and so on. So, why should you not consider and call yourself a Muslim?
But I have got a couple of questions I want you to answer. And this is just for starters.
Allah says in the Qur'an that if you were Believers, you will be right on top. And here is how Allah says it:
Wa Antumul A'lawuna In Kuntum Mu'mineen.
My issue is, either I don't see the top, or I don't see you at the top.
So, what exactly is going on here? Actually, the place where I find many of you, as both nations and societies as well as most individuals and groups, is, right at, or close to, the bottom.
In all kinds of deep and dark abysses and ravines is where you seem be domiciled now.
And then of course you say you are Muslim. And I do have a couple of questions concerning that also.
First, the English speaking ones among you call the Qur'an "Holy Book." But nowhere in the Qur'an does Allah call the Qur'an by that name. So, what am I missing here?
And then, on top of that, you call the Qur'an "Your" holy book -- as in "Our" Holy Book. Now, that is not exactly what the Qur'an says about itself.
And this is what I was able to find in the Qur'an how the Qur'an chooses to characterize itself -- any number of times.
Qur'an is, first of all, a book sent down by Rabbul Aalameen -- Maker, Master and Owner of all the Worlds that there are, or there could ever be.
Tanzeelun Mir-Rabbil Aalameen!
And the man who brought this book with him, Sayyidina Muhammad, Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, the Qur'an calls him God's Most Beautiful Gift of Love and Mercy and Kindness and Compassion and Justice and Truth to All the Worlds.
Not just to this or that group or nation or society or place or time.
Wa Maa Arsalnaaka Illaa Rahmatal-Lil-Aalameen.
And then, about the Qur'an itself, the Qur'an says that this Qur'an is a Dhikr for All the Worlds, Known or Unknown, Now or Forever.
So, when you folks go about calling the Qur'an Your Book and Your Holy Book and all that, I begin to doubt the evidence of my own senses. I ask myself: What am I missing here?
And then when I see you whining and whimpering about all kinds of bad things that may be happening to you, I say:
Man, you all have some nerve, don't you?