Here is what one of us wrote recently -- with appropriate editing:
"I also hope people had a wonderful 'holiday' period.
For my part, together with my family, we have been reviewing the aayaat we covered in the Qur'an Program over the years.
It is quite amazing how these aayaat reveal so many different things at different times.
Indeed this is part of the many miracles of the Qur'an,
as it were."
In response, here is what I want to say:
Allah bless you and your family. You always do the most amazing things.
Personally, you and your family could not have given me a better present, as they say, this "Holiday Season," than this.
For, this whole thing that we do -- writing, speaking, distributing literature, emailing and everything else -- is about each and everyone of us connecting with Allah and his book, and getting everyone else in the world to do the same.
For, we have no other purpose, object or agenda in our mind. And everything else that we may appear to be doing, or engaged in, whether it is our education, our jobs, our travels, our businesses or our family and social life, is simply means to that end.
Qul Innanee Hadaanee Rabbee
Ilaa Siraatin Mustaqeem...
"Say, my master has put me on a straight path..."
Qul Inna Salaatee wa Nusukee,
wa Mahyaaya wa Mamaatee
Lillahi Rabbil Aalameen.
Wa Bi-Dhaalika Umirtu
wa Ana Awwaul Muslimeen.
"As a result,
My whole life now centers around God Almighty.
I have no divided loyalties of any kind.
And I am indeed the first to say yes to his call."
"And how can I possibly look for another focus or direction for my life, when God Almighty is the one who owns everything?"
Qul A-Ghayirallahi Abghee Rabban
wa Huwa Rabbu Kulli Shayii?