To: Islamic Centers, Churches, Synagogues, and temples of all faiths including the new religion of Secular Humanism,
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ; as-salamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh; in English that just means Hi. Every generation from time immemorial has faced its own challenges. However, from the primitive hunter-gatherers of antiquity to the sophisticated predators of modernity, only one singular common challenge runs through mankind's histories and civilizations, all the way to the current affairs of today. That is primacy. We are no more close to grappling with our predators today than was yesterday's man. Nevertheless, rising to that challenge has been the existential burden of many in every generation. This burden is a funny sort of burden. For it is its own reward. Those who recognize this challenge carry that burden willingly; just like a moth is drawn to a flame and being incinerated by the flame no longer appears to be a burden to it, but rather its destiny which is finally fulfilled. Imagine that a sweet smelling rose forgot its innate purpose, or its destiny to spread its own fragrance was snatched from it by the superman gardener. One could perhaps philosophically argue that the burden of the rose until the end of time would solely be to regain its stolen identity, its lost purpose, its manifest destiny. A mere pebble in that ocean of endeavor is thrown by the following books by this humble scribe, whose tiny ripples, he hopes, will reach some shores someday. The PDF can be downloaded by clicking on book covers below. Please do save a copy today for future reference before these books disappear even if you have no particular interest at this time in what an ordinary person has figured out about the age he lives in.
February 13, 2013
Updated November 19, 2015 with links to revised editions
Source URL: http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2013/02/letter-to-islamic-centers-churches.html
Faith URL: http://faith-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2015/11/letter-to-islamic-centers-churches.html
Letter to Islamic Centers, Churches, Synagogues, and Temples of All Faiths From Zahir Ebrahim, Project Humanbeingsfirst.org