Quote-Unquote - Book VI (501-600)

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531

The Games Muslims Seem to Play

It is amazing how Muslims continue to play the games they do. But why is that a surprise? 

That is how people are. And Muslims are nothing if not people.

Even though, in many instances, there may be more to the Games Muslims Seem to Play than would meet the eye.

Try to look for the invisible fingers of Shaitan -- the Devil -- and the more visible hand of the human agents and cronies of the Devil behind Muslim action. 

That will often shine a blinding light on a good bit of what many Muslims may appear to be up to -- as individuals, groups, organizations, governments and societies.

And help you to figure out what exactly is going on in the world.


530

Converts All of Us

In a very important sense, we are all converts. Every Muslim man and woman worth our salt.

That means we have all given our Islam some serious thought. And we have all -- should I say "thereafter"? -- then made a serious commitment to Allah.

Without such a serious stage of analysis and reflection, and personal decision-making, there is really no Islam. Even though God Almighty's door is open to all. 

And even though God Almighty never turns away anyone from his doorstep empty handed.


529

Care and Caution

People say all kinds of things about Islam -- and Muslims. 

By "people" here I mean all of the following groups and individuals:

those who don't know much about Islam; 
those who harbor all kinds of prejudices against Islam;
those who don't like Islam for whatever reason; 
And those who fear and hate Islam -- again, for their own reasons.

As well as all those who have a bone to pick with Muslims.

And those who covet Muslim lands and resources.

And those who grudge Muslim power and influence in the world.

And those who want to turn Muslim societies into slave plantations -- more than they already are.

And those who fear that if real and true Muslims rise in the world, that would mean the end of their corrupt ways in the world.

And the end of their reign and regime of oppression and domination in the world.

And all those who see Muslim societies -- and populations -- as nothing but mere consumers, and as "markets" for their goods and as sources of unlimited wealth and profit for themselves. 

And for their own "kind" of people. That is:

For their own countries.
For their own race.
For their own religion.
For their own political ideology and grouping and block.
For their own region of the world.
And for their own whatever.

Keeping all this in mind, here is my very simple definition of Islam for today. 

And that special definition is:

"Islam is exercising utmost care and caution in everything."

And who is a Muslim then?

A Muslim is one who does exactly that. Meaning: 

"A Muslim is one who exercises utmost care and caution in everything he or she does or says."

Just see below how clear and emphatic -- and how definitive and unassailable -- the Qur'an is on this subject!

Hear the Qur'an say it in its own words:

Innassam'a Wal-Basara Wal-Fu-aada Kullu Ulaa-ika Kaana 'Anhu Mas-oola!

 Paraphrase:

"On the Day of Judgment, in the presence of God Almighty, every man and woman will be closely scrutinized and questioned concerning all that their ears, their eyes and their hearts were busy thinking, saying and doing in this world."


528

Fugitives from Justice

Those Muslims who have not committed themselves to take the Qur'an to every home and heart in this world, and who are not straining every sinew and bone for the accomplishment of that purpose, are fugitives from God's inescapable justice.

It will catch up with them, no matter where they hide, and no matter how hard they run.

And it already has -- in more ways than you can count.

All you need to do is just take a good look at all that Muslims are caught up in and all they are doing around the world. 

And all that is being done to them by others.


527

Purpose of Our Life in This World

"Ultimately," as they say, the main purpose of the life of everyone of us on earth is to take the Deen of Allah to every inch of this earth.

In other words, to take the Qur'an to every home and heart in every corner of this world. 

That is why we were created by God. And that is why we exist.

Each and every one of us.

Male as well as female.

That is what each and everyone of us is supposed to do.

Each and everyone of us -- male as well as female -- is supposed to dedicate everything we have to the achievement of that purpose.

And it is for the fulfillment of this mission -- this central obligation in our life -- that God has given us whatever he has: education; job; business; family; health; wealth; everything.

If we refuse to do that -- as most Muslims in this world have done and are continuing to do -- that is, if we renege on our promise to God and on our duty to do everything in our power to take the Qur'an to every home and heart in this world, then whatever blessings God has given us will all be taken away from us: one thing at a time.

And that is precisely what is happening in the world today. Muslims are on the run and Muslims are losing everything.

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