Humans communicate in many ways. And for many purposes.

Some give speeches. Some write articles. Some sing and dance.

And some, as Shakespeare I think put it, communicate through silences.

The Internet has caused a virtual explosion in both the amount and forms of communication. Emails, Blogs and Social Media are everywhere and used for every conceivable reason or purpose, and at times without any rhyme or reason or sense.

Quite often, talking for the sake of talking is a favorite human pastime.

And also, apparently, quite a powerful human need. Meaning: People need to talk or else they will go mad.

Our Methodology of Quote-Unquote is meant to serve a very special purpose. It is designed to make people think and ask some serious and meaningful questions on issues of importance to human life and society.

Each Quote picks a specific idea or point and addresses it clearly and concisely and in as few words as possible. Often, the ideas are quite clear and specific.

This is a whole new methodology of public communication we believe we have developed and we are using for our purpose.

And that purpose is simple: To convey to people some precise points and make people think. 

And ask some meaningful questions.

Of course, on the broad and most inclusive subject -- what else? -- of Islam, Muslims and the World.

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In pressing into service the Quote-Unquote method, I am trying to create a writing style of my own that I can use to make some serious comments, and provide some important explanations, concerning a set of critical topics related to Islam, Muslims and the World.

The idea is not to impress the world with my erudition or even with my writing ability. The idea is to make everyone – Muslim as well as non-Muslim – get a clear picture in their mind of some very important aspects of Islam, Muslims and the world in our time.

Many of them are topics and ideas that are often buried under layers of lumbering scholarship and style-obsessed mercenary journalism.

What this Quote-Unquote method is really like, or what it is really patterned after, I dare not say right now. Maybe I will be able to talk about it in the next several years. For, I have often waited for decades to verbalize certain key ideas about Islam, Muslims and the world.

That was because I did not find a suitable venue or because I thought the time was not right. But over time, Allah did give me the opportunity to voice many of those ideas.

And, as we all must know, everything in this world happens strictly according to Allah’s most meticulous Space-Time Calculus. Hear the Qur’an say it:

Wa Kullu Shayi-in 'Indahu Bi-Miqdaar!

May Allah protect this method of Quote-Unquote – and all my writings – from corruption and trivialization as well as false intent!

And may he grant them acceptance from him and may he open the hearts and minds of his Khalq for them.

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