On This 911,
Read a book Called
Still Working for Allah in the West —
Theory and Methodology!
Eid Mubarak all!
Muslims as well as non-Muslims!
And all the worlds and creation of God Almighty!
On this Day of Eidul Adhaa,
On this Bakrid,
On this Baqrid,
On this Day of Commemoration of Abraham, Alaihis Salam, of his readiness and willingness to slaughter his own First-Born Son, Ishmael, Alaihis Salam,
On this Day of Commemoration of the ready and willing submission of Ismaeel, Alaihis Salam, to this Divine Mandate to be sacrificed and slaughtered for and in the name of God Almighty,
And the Day of Commemoration of God redeeming the life of Ismaeel, Alaihis Salam, with the life of a ram,
And the Day of Commemoration of the banning, forbidding, ostracizing and delegitimizing of all human sacrifice in any form or shape,
Including the alleged slaying of Jesus Christ, Alaihis Salam, on the cross as a sacrificial lamb to redeem humanity and to wash away “The Original Sin,” as the Christians called it – and possibly all sins thereafter,
And the Day of Declaration of a New Beginning for Humanity – sin-free and guilt-free,
A Day of Freedom from all bondage and burden,
And a Day of a True New Beginning for the World,
By God Almighty,
God of Abraham and Ismaeel, Alaihimas Salaam,
And God of their son Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam,
And God of all Humanity,
And God of all the worlds,
The one and only God,
Rabbis Samaawaati Wa Rabbil Ardi Rabbi Aalameen!
On such a day,
And in the name of such a God,
And in the name of all his prophets and messengers,
Congratulations and Greetings and Felicitations!
Eid Mubarak to all.
To friends as well as foes – if any.
To Muslims as well as to non-Muslims.
Here in the West as well as all over the world.
For, we are all one family.
Related to one another by the common drop of Adam’s blood that we all share.
May you all live happily ever after!
Right here in This World — Dunya!
As well as in the Next World – Aakhirah!
Depending, as the Qur’an says, on whoever embraces it and works for it.
In the words of the Qur’an:
Wa Man Araadal Aakhirata,
Wa Sa’a Lahaa Sa’yahaa
Wa Huwa Muminun…
And on the coincidence of this most magnificent day with the darkness and despair of the memory of the big and beautiful, and my beloved, Manhattan, being leveled, right before our eyes on television, by some of the most criminal and despicable elements in the human race.
Regardless of who these animals were. Or where they came from.
And irrespective of whether they were actually the 16 idiots from the most idiot part of the world, Muslims from the so-called Muslim World that is, who mysteriously showed up in America.
And who then somehow very quickly and surreptitiously mastered how to fly some of the largest, most powerful and most sophisticated aircraft in the world within the blinking of an eye – in days and weeks.
And then, before anyone knew it, these upstarts, and these foreigners, and these total strangers, who had just landed on US soil barely days or weeks before, had those airplanes, taking off from different airports, in perfect coordination and synchronicity, flying into some of the most iconic buildings in the world.
Crisscrossing some of the most closely monitored and patrolled, and some of the most vigilantly and efficiently and ruthlessly protected airspace in the world – not the least by the most powerful and capable network of interlocking air defense systems and machinery in the world.
And in the process, they fooled and hoodwinked, and escaped detection by, all the 16 most capable and sophisticated intelligence agencies in the United States.
And all the other, equally savvy, crafty and vigilant spy operations all around the world, in Eastern and Western Europe, in England and France and Germany, and in Russia and China, and don’t forget Israel, and then lo and behold, literally in broad daylight, they knocked out building after building in, where else, but Manhattan.
And in the process, such were the mysterious powers of this dastardly gang of criminals, they even razed to the ground, in neat, compact collapse, gigantic buildings that had in no way been touched or hit by any airplanes flying in from any direction.
And just to make sure no one had any qualms or questions or hesitation or ambiguity about their identity – and possibly their motivation – some of them even left their passports and ID papers on the ground, where anyone, not even looking for them, will not fail to find them.
And they did all this for the glory of God – Muslim God, Allah of course, who else – and for the final victory of Islam and Muslims! No wonder, President Bush, I mean the clever one, not his WWII-hero father Herbert Walker Bush, but W, asked: What God do these Muslims worship?
No doubt, W asked himself, being very much a man of common sense, as he often was:
Kill so many innocent and unsuspecting civilian, unarmed, non-combatant men, women, children and old people senselessly and without rhyme, reason or purpose, in the name of God, what kind of God would that be?
And W was right! For, I have asked the same question so many times since that fateful morning:
What kind of God would that be indeed in whose name, and for whose putative glory, so much innocent human blood would be shed?
Or what kind of country would that be?
Or what kind of cause would that be?
Or what kind of people would that be?
Or what kind of culture or value system would that be?
That would prompt or justify or rationalize this level of monstrosity, inhumanity and perversity?
I have never stopped asking that question. Or asking all these questions.
And they had, this band of alien perverts, on earlier nights, fortified their faith, and fueled their fidelity to their pure religious Islamic cause, and possibly shored up their sagging courage and fortitude in the process, with liquor and hired sex from prostitutes.
Maybe some of them weren’t sure about all those Virgins promised to them after death!
Or maybe they were just rehearsing – a kind of sexual dry run of sorts.
So, what I am trying to say is this:
In the midst of all that Muslims are doing to slaughter their animals.
And in the midst of all that so many among non-Muslims may be doing in America – and possibly elsewhere – to nurse and fan their fear and hate of Islam and Muslims, I wish, at least on this day, using this day as an excuse or a pretext, at least some of them would read this book that I am talking about.
The name of the book is:
Still Working for Allah in the West –
Theory and Methodology.
This is the name of a book that actually exists. At least it exists on our Website www.IslamicSolutions.Com.
At least so I think.
I sometimes wish Muslims, especially those in the West, on both sides of the Atlantic, will read that book.
If nothing else, at least using this anniversary of what people call 911 – the Day of Doom that broke upon the world in general, and upon the Muslim World in particular, on that fateful day of September 11, 2001.
A day, which many among the children of Adam, Alaihis Salam, then used to fill God’s earth with rivers of blood – especially the Muslim part of God’s big, beautiful earth – Muslim blood.
Thus, fulfilling the apprehension the angels expressed on the day of Adam’s creation:
Man Yufsidu Feehaa,
The angels then said to God:
“What, you shall make on earth
Someone who will fill your earth
with corruption and mischief?
Someone who will make bloods flow on earth –
In waves and torrents and rivers?”
That is not a typo you read in the lines above: that letter “s” after the word “blood” – as in “bloods.”
That “s” is there for a reason.
That is actually what the angels said: They said “bloods,” plural, not singular, “blood.”
So, that “s” is the Qur’an. For plural: bloods!
Forever and ever, I used to wonder about that expression in the Qur’an: Dimaa’!
Plurals for Dam – blood, singular.
I guess the world had to live through a bit of human history to figure out how many, many, many “bloods” Adam’s progeny was capable of shedding.
And how many different excuses and rationalizations human beings would invent and deploy to slaughter each other.
And shed all those bloods!
How right the angels were!
And how true human beings have been to their initial promise and potential of mayhem, massacre and diabolicity!
Except those, of course, whom God himself set free.
Those whom God, out of his infinite compassion and mercy and grace, liberated from being bonded to the Devil.
Just as the Devil himself stated:
Illaa ‘Ibaadaka Minhumul Mukhlaseen!
“Except those slaves of yours whom you set free.”
“I know,” said the Devil, “I shall have no power over them.
And their souls, bodies and minds will not be bonded to me.”
So, at least today, I wish Muslims would read that book.
I mean the book: Still Working for Allah in the West — Theory and Methodology.
I wish non-Muslims would too.
All over America – and the West in general – on both sides of the mighty Atlantic.
I wish people in other parts of the world will read it too!
But Muslims are not a reading people, are they?
What if Allah – their God, “Muslim God,” right? – had said to them: Read!
What if God’s very First Commandment in the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was: “READ!”?
Iqra’! as the Qur’an puts it?
When Angel Jibraeel, Alaihis Salaam, told Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, to read, his response was one of bewilderment.
The Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, pleaded:
“But I can’t read. I don’t know how to read.”
Maa Ana Bi-Qaari’!, he said.
The Muslim response these days may be a variation of it – in all kinds of ways.
Here is a bit of speculation about how today’s Muslims may be reacting to the Eternal and Universal Divine Islamic Mandate of Reading.
Maybe today’s Muslims would say something like the following:
“Are you kidding me?”
The Jews did it before the Muslims – as the Qur’an tells the story.
So, why shouldn’t the Muslims? They have good precedent!
According to the Qur’an, Musa, Alaihis Salam, told the Jews: “Slaughter a cow!”
To this, the Jewish response was precisely what I said before: “Are You Kidding Us?!“
“What, is this a joke?”
Sorry, America, this “Are You Kidding?” business, the Qur’an invented that one too!
So, why should the Muslim response today be so preposterous anyway?
For, after all, Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, told them – that was his prophesy about future Muslims – that Muslims too would behave exactly as the earlier people had behaved.
Here is a paraphrase of that Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam:
“Whatever the earlier people did, you will do.
So much so that if they had got into a lizard’s hole,
you will too!”
The Sahaabah Kiraam, the Noble Companions, said:
“You mean the Jews and Christians?”
Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, responded:
So, today’s Muslims may say things like:
“Do we really have to read?”
“Will you take a few Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, instead?”
“Aren’t those better than reading anyway?”
“And that too reading all these English language books?”
“How about if I ran off to do an extra-Hajj?”
“Or to do a Second, Third, Fourth Umrah?”
“Or, how about it, what if I took off with the Tableeghi Jama’at, on one of their 40-day or shorter Chillah Trips?
Surely, that counts for something?”
“And, also, when you say Read, you really mean: ‘Recite,’ right?
Because Iqra‘ means ‘Recite,’ correct?”
“You know, ‘Recite,’ the way the Hindu Brahmans chant their Shlokhas?
“Or their Mantras?”
“You don’t mean actually pick up a book written in English, and curl up with it in bed, and read it – late into the night possibly?
“Like all these decadent Western people?”
“And where is the time anyway?
What with job, business, college, family, and all that?
Aren’t those things important?”
“And then who will mind my Facebook – and my IM, and my Texting, and my Snapchat and my Instagram, and my Twitter?
And all that stuff?”
“And who will monitor my Cell Phone?”
“So, where is the time to read?
“Actually, you know those were different times, when God may have mandated reading.”
“People in those days didn’t have much else to do.”
“But now, we live in very different times. Our challenges today are different.”
“This is the time of graphics and photos and the Dancing Dolls on the Internet!
“Not of dead, static, lifeless script, even if it is in the form of e-books or on Kindle!”
Maybe I am getting carried away a bit, but that is how, it seems to me, many among present-day Muslims may respond to the Eternal Universal Divine Mandate of Reading – especially in what is called their Western Domicile.
What I at one time used to call the Western Wing of the Muslim Ummah.
Or the Golden Triangle of Islam. The English-speaking part of the Western World, where there is a significant Muslim presence – from Canada and United States to Trinidad and Tobago and to Guyana and England and UK.
For, the Muslim bottomline in general and across the world seems to be: “Anything but read!”
Shaitan – the Devil – fills Muslim time everywhere with gossip and endless talk. Often meaningless and purposeless and, so many times, just plain compulsive talk.
Many of them don’t seem to be able to stop it or overcome it.
Leave alone see the hand of the Devil behind what they are doing.
Conversation, if you want to call it that. But it is not conversation in any meaningful, bi-directional sense. Often it is just plain outflow of nonsense – usually from one direction.
Against such a backdrop, let me tell you about that book again that I think Muslims should take a look at: maybe read, that is what I mean.
The title of that book is:
Still Working for Allah in the West – Theory and Methodology!
And here is a little bit of background about that book.
Long, long time ago, on a galaxy far far away, we once scribbled down a few hundred pages of notes on the topic of Islam, Muslims and the West – broadly speaking.
And we made that sheaf of paper look like a book, and we gave it a name. And the name was:
Still Working for Allah in the West — Theory and Methodology!
We came up with that name because those notes were preparatory for a weekend Leadership Training Seminar we ran in a place called England, UK.
Or is it Great Britain? How great will Britain be? And for how long?
We gave the book that name because we did not know what else to call it.
So, what I am trying all this time to tell Muslims is: Please do check out the book Still Working for Allah in the West — Theory and Methodology!
If nothing else, do it on www.IslamicSolutions.Com.
And try and get it read!