Copyright 2005 by Erum Ahmed
To the general reader:
Could it be that we never really felt sorry for the poor since we never really helped them in full? – I bet. People in Pakistan tell me they have stopped feeling sorry for the professional beggars. I do not disagree with them. The poor have a problem. No it is not called learned helplessness since this helplessness has no meaning unless you believe in it. All psychological disorders are of the same sort. Do not believe in psychologists, you will be very happy evermore.
I wrote a letter to the poor people of Pakistan. It was not published since nobody felt he could teach the poor, anything! Education is just another problem in a poor nation. Now I was talking of teaching the beggars in a language they were supposed to respect – the Word of God. I was talking also of free shelter-food Remembrance Centers where those that seemed underprivileged could be taken in twelve at a time for a period of two months to remember God and His superabundance. After all, they were saying God’s Name on the streets of Pakistan!
The Word of God – at a time like this, that’s all they know – that it is called the Word of God, but what solutions does it offer since it’s just a language in their minds? Since the time I have researched Islam, I have believed there is hardly any in Pakistan. Because if I were to know a religion real deep I would make Paradise with it for myself and for my brethren, for ever. No Muslim Paradise nowadays on Earth. Are most Muslim nations dreaming they are truly Muslim?
The letter I wrote was the beginning of our life in Paradise. I sent it to those that say Islam Islam and talk about obligatory duties on television. I asked them to read it to the poor. No sir, they will not do something they don’t even understand themselves since they limited God in their poor understanding. Poorer than the poor. They were well-read and illiterate at the same time. Could not open their eyes, were too afraid of the dark to get out of themselves and find light.
To my brethren acting poor:
You all know Kalima Tayyiba. Who is your God? Do you think?
The Lord of the Universe. The Richest King. What do you expect from the Richest King? Well, He didn’t even refuse the devil’s wish for respite in the beginning!
Behold thy Lord said to the angels: I am about to create man, from sounding clay from mud molded into shape;
When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him.
So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together:
Not so Iblis: he refused to be among those who prostrated themselves.
(Allah) said: O Iblis! what is your reason for not being among those who prostrated themselves?
(Iblis) said: I am not one to prostrate myself to man, whom Thou didst create from sounding clay, from mud molded into shape.
(Allah) said: Then get thee out from here; for thou art rejected, accursed.
And the curse shall be on thee till the Day of Judgment.
(Iblis) said: O my Lord! give me then respite till the day the (dead) are raised.
(Allah) said: Respite is granted thee. (The Qur’an 15: 28-37)
The Richest King did breathe into Man to make him come alive. When this breath leaves the body, what is left?
He even asked the angels to bow before Man! What more could you have asked for? You are a privileged one, in fact.
Think about the Richest King once again. Do you think He will refuse the requests of those His breath runs inside? –