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My name is Sayfullah.
I like having my soup with koobeh.
I hang out with Ibn-ul-Khattab. He knows a lot. He always teaches me the sayings of Abu Mulaykah al-Darimi. When we meet each other, we always recite the Surah al-`Asr:

“By time! Surely the human being is at loss. Except for those who have faith and do righteous deeds and exhort one another to truth and exhort one another to patience.”

This is really cool. I know going to an arcade is cool, too, but Ibn-ul-Khattab says it is decadent and full of unbeliever’s distractions.

Sometimes I go to my room and go over stuff I have. The best thing I have is the dagger I got for my birthday when I became 12. Hamdulillah! I polish it every Friday. It is shiny, like a mirror.

Four days a week I work at a sausage factory on Vernor. I pack sausages into crates. There is always a sausage or two that is crooked. I have to cut it. My boss Jim says I can cut sausages with my dagger if I want. It looks like a butcher's knife, there's nothing wrong with it.

Jim is a kafir. He belongs to the forces of Kufr. The unbelievers. But I have to listen to what he says because this is my job.

He lets us work our own way, he knows it’s only better for the business. That way I’ll sharpen my dagger at work and, bismillah, get to be real good at it.

A man is not a real man if he doesn’t pray, doesn’t work and doesn’t know how to handle a weapon.

Ibn-ul-Khattab says we need to know our weapons. He is smart. He says we have to be always ready. Our faith is the best. It is the most powerful, and it is spreading, inshallah. He says our Ummah needs guys like me.
I am ready. I am Sayfullah. My name means “the sword of Allah.”



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The following comments are for "My name is Sayfullah."
by Teflon

sour grapes_N_ ghost writers

ISnt it kewl...we can say anything we want, imagination itself is a possibility
to open our minds to whats new about something old..unchained melodies... whether in a style of music form or stories.................its all for our own glory sometime...........and we are all seem due our refrugees and OR revenge.......
well seems you have it going on...
keep writing and entertaining us all.....
as my son tells me.....we never
appreciate the SWEET UNTIL WE
HAVE TASTED THE SOUR>>>>

( Posted by: CoCo [Member] On: August 13, 2004 )

Peculiar words..
Once again, your unpredictable thematics surprise me. Whether or not this gives a right impression of any real life or social situation, I find it interesting. And unbiased(?)

( Posted by: DrKilldare [Member] On: August 13, 2004 )

Peculiarly true
You are beautifully insane. But your text is very sane. Very. At least quite.

( Posted by: Lennart [Member] On: August 14, 2004 )

Sayfullah thanks CoCo, DrK, Lennart
Greetings!
CoCo and Lennart, your message is so interesting that it is too short. Please amplify your further. I didn't get it all...But it's great that i've succeeded to entertain you.

I surprized myself at having written this piece. I know many aspects of the realism first hand, though I don't belong to it, don't subscribe to it, and diametrically opposed to it. But the creativity is open to this realism. As it should be. To paint a picture, to send a warning, to stir someone to think...
It could be that I am biased, but, in imagining, the creativity is removed as far as possible fromt the bias.

I believe we should know Islam for what it is, and that way, we can better face it and survive the way we want, while this REALLY most powerful, confident, solid culture is unwinnable, incomromising,determined, and only on the other side of the fence.

( Posted by: teflon [Member] On: August 15, 2004 )

Well
I guess I have to say that I don't have first-hand experience with islamic knife fetichists. But I think your text is well styled and brings about a nice resonnance of - if not truth, then of meaning and comedy.

( Posted by: Lennart [Member] On: August 16, 2004 )





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