I love your reflections and it is full of right guidance. However, the issue and point to be addressed is having to PROVE to anyone that you as an individual have a Belief in GOD. For anyone to ask that question of anyone is profoundly wrong. First, the only way to serve Allah is to be in service to his creation; that is an ACT! It is a collection of ACTS; you are DOING something good for someone else. How can you prove that through mere words? Anybody can SAY anything and lie. But in order to PROVE IT the person that wants the proof must see you in ACTION. How can you put a lifetime of good works in a email? Why should someone feel they must do this in order to get a stranger's approval? The point Mr Anderson was attempting to make was to put Dr Shabbir on the defensive by having to prove a point that you cannot prove; via an impersonal email communication. This so-called Mr Anderson if that's even his real name, Prove it! statement carries the weight of divisiveness and pre-judgement. 'You prove that you belong in the community with me, and if I am satisfied with your answer and you bow down to what we consider to be right; then I might approve you to be among us' Who the hell is he or anyone for that matter to have the arrogance to ask that of anyone! He's a damn fool for even asking the question! I am American and I have lived with these type of small-minded bigots all my life. I see what they are saying even though their too coward to express what they feel behind their coded language.