"Oh, If Only I Were Dust!"

إناأنذرنكم عذابا قريبا يوم ينظر المرء ما قدمت يداه ويقول الكافر يليتنى كنت تربا

We have warned you of an imminent punishment on the Day when a man will see what he has done, and the kafir will say, “Oh, if only I were dust!” [Qur’an: an-Naba’: 40]

The look on Ayan Hirsi Ali’s [from the Tavis Smiley Show — many thanks to him for bring this topic to a higher dialog]  face at the end of the clip is indicative of the āyah above. Hat tip to Hūd for the clip:

3 Replies to “"Oh, If Only I Were Dust!"”

  1. Yeah, Tavis is cool people. I think it’s people like him that Muslims should foster more dialog with because even though he’s not Muslim, he’s empathetic to Muslims.

  2. She seemed stunned that an actual American journalist would question her generalizations. As Tariq Ramadan said for Hirsi Ali the response is always “but you are a Muslim” so you are inherently wrong. Although I do not have cable I was told that even Bill Maher questioned her rabid anti-Muslim rhetoric. You are right- Tavis is a quality journalist.

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