Respected Brother Dr. Shabbir,
I cannot judge myself. Whether I am good or bad only my family and the people around me can tell you. What I know for sure is that since I left the Dark Labyrinth of N2I, I am living a happy and essentially worry free life. I love God and His wonderful creation and appreciate His blessings all the time. Though I gain knowledge from all sources, Quran is my sole Guidance for building moral character. At home I am completely devoted to my family. I have no problem in carrying out tasks normally associated with housewives, such as cooking, washing dishes, cleaning/vacuuming house, laundering, shopping for groceries, and so on. By the way my wife is neither Desi nor Paki. She was born in a family that follows Greece Orthodox Christianity. Her brothers thought the marriage would last only a year or two. But we have been together for almost 22 years. At work I help everyone and do not care if the task falls under my job or not.
It offends me when people lie or do not fulfill their promises. Hence, I never want to be like them. Also, I do not want to be like those who receive no forgiveness, guidance, and love from God. Moreover, I never forget the fact that this planet is our temporary abode. Our origin is star dust and we are going to turn into star dust again at the end of our journey. Whatever we possess in this world is a gift from God and we can use it only in this world. We cannot take anything to the next world except our good deeds. This is because God Almighty is the owner of everything, not us. We enter the world empty hands and leave it likewise. Moreover, whatever we do in this world is being recorded. Contrary to our Mullahs’ assertions nothing can be erased from our record. But there is still hope. We can always outweigh our bad deeds by doing more good. Any person who is aware of the above facts will find it almost impossible to ignore the message of the Quran.
As time permits I will share with you my thoughts about how we can help others break the clutches of N2I and take the Quran as Guidance. Some brothers, such as Umar, Firasat, and Mubashir, have already posted their thoughts on this topic. Hopefully, we can develop a workable plan in the near future.