In 1973, King Faisal woke the Muslims up to the Divine Gift of almost unlimited wealth. It seemed everything was possible, as the natural resources underneath their lands were suddenly discovered to be indispensable to sustaining the lifestyles of almost all the non-Muslims. By now, forty years later, things have changed. What happened? How did we lose that priceless future which Allah swt placed in our hands? Continue reading
This letter was published in the New Straits Times today.
Malaysia has managed to escape the ravages to governance that has now struck a number of Muslim countries, most lately in what is being called the “Arab Spring“. The problems being face are related to the western plunder of earth resources, such as oil and natural gas that are vital to maintaining the vaunted western “style of life”. Continue reading
There is a “human right” now being exercised almost universally, that is, the Right of Free Assembly. The recent Thai election shows one clear result of such assemblies, called the “Red Shirts”. The Middle East is awash with such assemblies, in almost all cases directed against prolonged, corrupt leadership. Continue reading
COMMENT We know that Allah the Most Exalted wants us to return to Him as human beings, not as human in form yet showing many animal qualities. The one letter “e” makes the difference. The first sign of a humane Muslim is that he treats other Muslims as if they were true human beings, not as victims of poverty, war crimes, rich inheritances, elderly or senile, or anything else. Continue reading