And they say: If only this Qur'an had been revealed to some great man of the two towns? (31) Is it they who apportion thy Lord's mercy? We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world, and raised some of them above others in rank that some of them may take labour from others; and the mercy of thy Lord is better than (the wealth) that they amass. (32) And were it not that mankind would have become one community, We might well have appointed, for those who disbelieve in the Beneficent, roofs of silver for their houses and stairs (of silver) whereby to mount, (33) And for their houses doors (of silver) and couches of silver whereon to recline, (34) And ornaments of gold. Yet all that would have been but a provision of the life of the world. And the Hereafter with your Lord would have been for those who keep from evil. (35) And he whose sight is dim to the remembrance of the Beneficent, We assign unto him a devil who becometh his comrade; (36) And lo! they surely turn them from the way of Allah, and yet they deem that they are rightly guided; (37)
...Surah Al Zukruf , 43 : 31-37
That reminded myself,2 years back I wrote about a conversation between two 'movers and shakers' of society in Down Town Makkah:
Wednesday, May 14, 2008:-
Consider this conversation in corporate Arabia , in a coffee house , some 1400 years back :
A, A Tan Sri, :" Dato , Who is this chap I heard going around in the market place saying that he is the new 'Ibrahim' ? Havent we got enough of this nonsense already ?Anyway what is his background ? Has he gone to Harvard or Oxbridge ? Must be one of the son of that Hashemite oil trader ?"
B : "No lah Tan Sri , from what I heard he did not even know how to read .This chap did not even go to school even though his root is not bad.Somehow his 'servicing' must be good otherwise how can one explain that, that rich widow ,apakahnama diadah, falls head over heels in love with him ....The message he is spreading is another thing...amongst the workers and ignorant fellas ,in my estimation... Tan Sri... could be damaging for big business . Any way that we could coerce the Home Minister to apply the ISA on him ,Tan Sri ?Already half of my workers have gone AWOL !
A :Ehhhhh,... ISA is not advisable yet lah Dato!. Too early for that. What would his people and followers say. We cannot make him a hero rightaway .Try to use the soft soft approach Ist lah .Pass the word around that this is a mad fellow, and try to discredit him some way or other. Check his sex life . His funny habits, likes and dislikes. This chap cannot be perfect, Dato' ... .If this does not work ,only then we use the big stick ...
" And other faces on that Day with dust upon them  Veiled in darkness  These are the disbelievers , the wicked 
Surah Abasa , 80 : 40-42
How succinct the above conversation .Could be even now .Is he from Harvard or Oxbridge ? No lah Tan Sri ,just from an unknown pondok somewhere in Kelantan ...apakahnamadiadah ....Nik something...and then somehow this chap go somewhere in India to one of those pondok school and then got polished in Al Azhar. Small chap ,does not look clever at all. In fact looked fairly stupid in his kopiah, now they even called him Tok Guru....Giving us a lot of problem though !
......and that conversation was some 40 years back, in another coffee house in Down town KL, also between a Tan Sri and a Federal Datuk.
Dr Nik Howk
Posted by Pearls & Gem at 12:10 AM
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