The Miracle of “Smart Salaam”

May 18, 2007

For, that was the very pinnacle of human glory and achievement on earth. It was as close to being the prime of perfection for human life on earth as this earth is ever capable of producing or witnessing.

Muslims of the Qur’an:
Muslims of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

And that is what will make the Muslims of today also the Muslims of tomorrow – contemporary in every age and comfortable in every place, because they will be the Muslims of the Qur’an.

As someone once said: Har mulk mulk-i-maast, ki mulk-i-khudaa-i-maast!

Paraphrase: We are at home everywhere, for all land is our land, as it is our God’s land.

Thus, Muslims of the Qur’an are above space and beyond time. They are the Muslims of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Muslims of the Qur’an: True Globalists

And they are Muslims that straddle the globe. They are truly Global Muslims. I mean the Muslims of the Qur’an.

They are people who would have conquered both space and time and freed themselves from the twin tyrannies of history and geography. Neither of the East nor of the West, nor of the South nor of the North, Muslims of the Qur’an are truly the Citizens of the Universe in its full range and glory.

Every inch of the Universe is their home. Every occupant of the Universe their neighbor, relative and colleague.

Muslims of the Qur’an are, thus, the true inventors and exemplars of the concept of Globalization – in the noblest, most humane, most civilized, most inclusive and most benign and charitable meaning of that expression – before some people in the world started to use it as a euphemism and a tool to justify, rationalize and solidify the advantages and gains of the rich and the powerful over the poor and the powerless.

That is why I wish Muslims of today were the Muslims of the Qur’an. And they were the kind of Muslims, Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, built.

For, he built them one by one, and left them behind in this world to carry out his mission of love and mercy to the world.

And he left the world of Allah in their care and custody.

A world in which, starting from scratch, he had ushered in a New World Order of love, charity, compassion, justice, equality, freedom and human rights, freedoms and dignity for the whole world, for all human beings and for all times to come.

Unstoppable Flood of
Divine Love, Mercy and Blessing

So, Muslims, the flood of divine love, mercy and blessing that you so ruthlessly unleash – in fact you unleash it quite so nonchalantly, because I don’t think many of you even have a clue what you are doing – is stopped by what river, what mountain, what ocean and what national border or custom or military checkpoint?

Think Muslims, think. It will do you good – to think I mean. At least that is what Allah says – in his book. In that book, the Qur’an – Dhaalikal Kitaab

Islam is for thinking people, he says, and so is the Qur’an – it is for people who can think.

Islam is not, and the Qur’an is not – in fact nothing good and useful in this world really is – for the deliberately and willfully deaf and dumb and for the arrogantly mindless, senseless, heartless and clueless people.

The Miracle of Collateral Blessings

And then, ladies and gentlemen, did you think about the miracle of Collateral Blessings?

You know about Collateral Damage, do you not? What an expression! Just like Saturation Bombing!

Did you ever think about that, Muslims? And did you, all the others who may not look upon yourselves as Muslim, think about that?

Did you think about the miracle of Collateral Blessings?

Did you give any thought to all those “innocent,” naive bystanders who may be just standing around – or liming as some people would say in Trinidad in the West Indies – close to a target when you Muslims call in an aerial bombardment of your Smart Salaam?

When you just zero in on a target and say: Assalamu Alaikum – may God Almighty rain down upon you the missiles of his best and choicest blessings?

How Do You Stop God’s Grace
from Reaching Its Target?

What happens then? What happens to your primary targets as well as to all those others in and around the vicinity in that target-rich environment in which you are operating?

Are they all going to be Salaamed over by your blessing blitzkrieg, are they?

And is there such a thing as a primary target of Salaam – of Allah’s blessing – vs. a secondary or a tertiary target?

I don’t know, folks, I just don’t know. All I am doing is asking the questions. You go and find out the answers and then give them to me if you will be kind enough to do so.

And of course there is no chance of your guided missiles of Salaam (of divine blessings) – coming directly from God, as they do – ever going off course, missing their intended and carefully cleared target and landing on a neighbor’s house, yard, barn, shop, office, person or property, is there?

But what will you do if they do and thus end up filling your neighbor’s house, and in fact your entire neighborhood, with God’s mercy and blessing and love and grace?

Jus how do you plan to stop that from happening?

Again, I don’t know any of this stuff. I am just doing the asking. You go figure the answers.

But trust me I am having a lot of “fun” asking these questions. And doing all this wondering aloud.

Mashallah!

Alhamdulillah!

What a miracle, this most amazing miracle of Smart Salaam through which the Muslims unleash upon an unsuspecting world and humanity God Almighty’s blessings and grace, twenty-four hours a day, every day, for ever and ever!

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© 2007 Syed Husain Pasha

Dr. Pasha is an educator and scholar of exceptional 
talent, training and experience. He can be reached at DrSyedPasha [at] 
AOL [dot] com or www.IslamicSolutions.com.

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