Letters & Opinion

On Transforming Into Government

By Peter Josie

I TAKE it that by now there is left little doubt that, those who habitually read my weekly columns appreciate my passion for politics and of scrutinizing its main characters. I have openly conceded that I may have been only a so-so leader due mainly to my impatience with mediocrity and lethargy, too near me. I fully understand and believe that training and education are necessary and an essential foundation of a modern progressive society. For this reason I would have invested resources in training and education while I awaited the fruits of such investments with patience. I would try and remember that the best grapes make the best wines.

Demanding the highest quality begins with education and training but does not end there. I would expect the highest efficiency in every aspect of government function including the construction of public housing for those in need. To this end I would expect a two-bedroom house to be completed in two months, fully painted and landscaped and ready for occupation. A three-bedroom house would be expected to be completed in three months.

With such determined efficiency in this and other aspects of the work of government I am often led to pause and to thank God that I have survived politics unscathed and incorruptible. I may not have survived the corrupting inefficiency and selfishness which today is like a putrid carbuncle on the body politics.

Having contested general elections in the years 1974, 1979, 1982, 1987 (twice in thirty days); in 1992, then in 1997 against Kenny Anthony, V’F South, and finally in 2001; (I add my campaign with Sir. John Compton UWP of 2006), I deem these 2016 elections an opportune moment to offer some final words of advice to Allen Chastanet and his UWP team as they conclude a brilliant campaign, well planned and executed and refusing to descend into the gutter with Kenny Anthony and his Labour Party – the scourge of Saint Lucia.

Allen and his UWP have more than an average chance of winning on June 6 and forming the next government of Saint Lucia. I still hold dearly to the idea that the reason Sir. John Compton invited Allen Chastanet to work in his 2006 government by appointing him Minister of Tourism was to groom him to replace the aging patriarch of Saint Lucia politics and founder of the United Workers Party (UWP). Unfortunately Sir John’s death came faster than many expected, thanks to some hawkish and thieves and deviant conduct whom Allen Chastanet have successfully weeded out of the UWP. (The SLP embraces miscreants instead of firing them).

I should now address Allen Chastanet and his UWP directly. First, you guys worked really hard and persevered with prayers. You have ably painted a vision of a new Saint Lucia you wish to create. Stay calm, cool and collected and continue to trust God for guidance. In victory, try and bring people together in prayers and goodwill for the benefit of Saint Lucia. Let gratitude, thankfulness and humility be your constant companions. Please ensure that your victory is celebrated with massive prayer gatherings in each constituency.

Second, postpone the partying and victory celebrations until you have a firm grip on the true economic situation of the country. Admonish UWP candidates and supporters to treat everyone with respect especially opponents. Remember that you do not have to love someone in order to respect them. Each candidate did what he or she could to achieve victory. That is to be applauded. I know from experience that it takes special effort to get rid of the animosity which develops in hard fought political battles and election campaigns.

Third, Allen must be prepared and ready to take the oath of office as soon as possible after his UWP has won a majority of seats. He must invite the Commissioner of Police and Mr. Hermangild Francis (his presumptive nominee for Minister of National Security), and let Francis accompany him to Government House for his swearing. As security is the first rule of life, Mr. Francis should be sworn first as a Senator and then as Minister of National Security immediately after Allen Chastanet. These two then go directly to the office of the Prime Minister. The new Prime Minister may wish to invite the Commissioner of Police to join him and Mr. Francis at the Prime Minister’s office.

The meeting at the Prime Minister’s office is intended as a briefing with the Cabinet Secretary and other senior public officers who have not been sullied by partisan politics. The Cabinet Secretary should be asked to stay as his experience will be needed to arrange the swearing in of new UWP Ministers and to guide the new government. Changes must never eventuate in replacing square pegs with round pegs equally dull and lethargic.

Fourth, a thank you address to the nation reminding them of your “five to stay alive” plan whilst giving more details where necessary. Let humility, impartiality, and kindness guide your administration’s every function. Pray often! Social and economic advance for all the people without malice or compromise must be the prayer on the lips of every Minister and the government. Remember to stay calm, cool and confident, no matter what. In other words be yourself.

Five, arrange for a meeting of the House of Assembly within the shortest possible time period. Be certain to place the abandoned secretive budget on the day’s agenda and to officially vote against it; setting it aside and presenting your own budget proposals, at least in summarized form, initially. If needs be, change the financial year and present a full comprehensive budget later.

Six, appoint a government PRO, press secretary and other communication experts as soon as possible. Be nice and gentle to everyone and do not foolishly dismiss people without a clear understanding of their work and who and what it would take to replace them and improve performance and productivity. Always bear in mind that you came to make life better for everybody. Therefore only employ the best and most efficient persons who would help you fulfill the needs of the people – all the people.

Make it clear to all and sundry who is in charge. Remember the buck stops at your desk. Always wear a velvet glove on strong iron hands. Let it be clear by your actions and without uttering a word that change will be your government’s mantra for the duration of your government stay in office.

Finally, remember nature abhors a vacuum. Do not leave the airwaves to miscreants or their hacks and leaders. I include here those politicians that have lied and abused the goodwill of the people. Be extremely careful when dealing with millionaires and other excessively rich men in search of ways to milk and abuse unwary governments in small independent countries such as Saint Lucia.

May God guide your every step in the good you set out to do for his people.

35 Comments

  1. A rarity: The Privileged Black Boy
    -and one who had an inner acolyte of the grandeur of Social Enlightment
    -in the infancy of Lucian Political awakening-
    BUT-
    Peter Josie TOOK THE EASY ROAD –much traveled-
    First you GAVE in to the URGINGS of your ID (pleasure etc.) over that of your Superego (parents moral expectations)
    Next, instead of choosing the challenge of a Puerto Rico University ( the Spanish req. is a poor excusse for one immersed in LATIN at SMC – albeit Spanish the easiest of the Latin based Romance languages) afte receiving much extra tutoring –mentoring – sscolastic scaffolding from Stanislaus and Johannes at VFort school-
    For St Augustin and PARTY till you drop Trinidad.
    Next was the appeal of the Forum and SLP
    BUT as soon as the going got choppy-
    YOU opted with your leadership skill of ABANDON SHIP for MONEYED pastures
    You two will sell ethical standards for easy silver ducats and promise of malicious power-at the drop of a hat.
    And the top St Lucia carpet bagger has bought yours souls-hook –line and sinker- 4 eternity!

  2. St Lucian children more than ever need the inner confidence of feeling CULTURALLY mighty, within their own skin and nation- no mater how dark or small.
    A Floridian styled (old money privileges over educational achievement) Chas
    is right at home with the aspiring neighborhood purveyor of illicit substances.
    Its all about the money –honey
    Who has it –by any means necessary!
    Is this the leveled field of opportunity we wish to promise our children?

  3. When you are black and raised in a family and nation headed by those who are comfortable with their cultural entity -as in afrocentric blackness,
    you face the diversity of the world from a soulful sense of cultural EMPOWERMENT
    This means that you can FEEL EQUAL
    -under OUR DIVINE SUPREME MASTER OF the Universe and ETERNITY
    -among Europeans-Asians-Americans-Australians, Martians etc.

  4. The black men women and children who migrated to America from Caribbean Islands
    came mostly from homes and lands they owned; where there was a more powerful sense of BLACK IDENTITY- If not SELF PRIDE.
    Armed with this soul stirring connection to the SUPREME DIVINE EVER-LIVINGG
    MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
    WE aspire amidst the urban jungles of America with immense DETERMINATION AND PURPOSE from cultural EQUILIBRIUM of our Caribbean experience in
    BLACK FAMILY AND NATIONAL LEADERSHIP.
    Not feeling culturally inferior we could actually get along with our -Asian , European American peers COMFORTABLY if not competitively!!!!
    Now you are asking this and future generations to accept MINORITY AUTOCRACY
    that is steeped in the pervasive decadence of piracy and aristocracy.

  5. ………….VOTE UWP!!………Chastanet has the vision and the passion to lead ST.LUCIA forward!!.The Mullah must NEVER be allowed to play another religion card!

  6. ……..heart felt condolences to the family of The Great Muhammad Ali,……..he gave a generation the voice and the balls to challenge racism……RIP…

  7. samj
    which one of those two men your mom said was your dad again?
    u say heart felt ?
    u have a heart or a hat ?
    samj ?
    dead brain jackazzzzzzzz the writing is on the wall come june 6 all fall down 4 u and your uwppppppp

  8. That dear boy is what MUHAMMAD ALI was all about- racism was the appetizer to the main courses of SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT.
    Our Dr Kenny Anthony belongs in that PANTHEON of leaders who demonstrate a zeal to EMPOWER people of color
    ON THE OTHER HAND-
    Your privileged aristocrat Chas-
    is NO -NEVER WILL BE a
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy-
    a martyr in the struggle for BLACK EMPOWERMENT

    1. DM…..if only you were on Island for the last four and half years, you would definitely not make that: “EMPOWER people of color” statement. My brother, KDA has lost his way…..de cooly man is his main contractor on Island. Fill in the blank spaces.

  9. Josie impersonator-SamJ
    Thanks for your transparent hypocrisy.
    The GREATEST Heavyweight Champion of the world was MUCH MORE about
    BLACK EMPOWERMENT -than the secondary topic of racism
    If you can put aside your Hypocrisy let’s take a closer look
    Racism is a human or sociological entity that is at the very least benign- it cannot be eradicated-
    However, EMPOWERMENT arms, enforces, legislates actions to BRIDGE -if not transcend its unethical, immoral barriers to THE GOOD LIFE.
    EXAMPLES:
    The DESEGREGATION of schools in late 1950’s By the Supreme Court did not stop deep seated racism in the ‘Confederate Southern States” BUT
    it OPENED EDUCATIONAL opportunities DENIED BLACK children SINCE SLAVERY -for crying out loud!
    THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of the 1960’s and its subsequent ETHICAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION initiatives PROVED to the WORLD that SOCIAL DARWINISM was FALSE.
    BLACKS could become doctors , astronauts , inventors, when given the smallest EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY.

  10. Peter, Jessy SamJ/
    The Roots/Stem and Branches of BLACK EMPOWERMENT is embodied in the SLP
    The advantages of Monopolistic Mercantilism and its nascent minority industrial
    controls are the core fueling sources of Flambeau.
    The UWP is a chartered private enterprise with well heeled moneyed stakeholders.
    The election should not be about them as they will meet their profit margins
    -no matter what the economic tide.
    Just as some PROSPER during war (Bush Legacy – Nobel Legacy)
    so too the rich aristocrat seeking superior control of our meager economic
    livelihood.
    We the people remain suspicious of the suspect perpetrator.

  11. As a die hard SLP man, I can tell you that is not so any more in Lucia. C.F., A.H., J.F. T.F. and de crook himself P.F. are the ones running de country.

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    Nothing is too low for this miscreant Black Pete Josie. In his desperation to find favor with the other lowlives backed by the white supremacists Michael Chastanet, who openly advocates the murder and extermination of Black St. Lucian males, with the result of such advocacy being the assassinations of several of our Black sons, the alienation of our Police and Security Forces from the “civilized” Nations of the Planet, and the denial of the much need funds by the U.S.A. to improve the lives of the Black Lucian People, this miscreant Black Pete Josie has now resorted to the occult practice of fortunetelling/’Gar-deer’.

    It is by no accident that the Ignorant and incompetent Allen Chastanet who suffers from Dyslexia, has not allowed anyone to address him in our Mother’s tongue, refusing to even use an interpreter to assist him in addressing the concerns of the Lucians who speak the second Language Kweyol.

    Allen Chastanet was taught by his white supremacist parents NOT TO BE LIKE ST. LUCIANS, AND TO SHUN THEIR CULTURE, since being a Pale skinned Caucasian is superior and is the image of the God that lowlife Negroes like Black Pete, Rick John Wayne, Ezekiel Joseph, Guy Joseph, Neg-gwess Mary Isaac, Sarah Flood, Gail Rigobert, and the too many brain damaged Black people are made to worship the Caucasian male as their God and Master.

    And as usual, the scholar DASSAULT MIRAGE has captured this sentiment with eloquence:

    “When you are black and raised in a family and nation headed by those who are comfortable with their cultural entity -as in afrocentric blackness,
    you face the diversity of the world from a soulful sense of cultural EMPOWERMENT
    This means that you can FEEL EQUAL
    -under OUR DIVINE SUPREME MASTER OF the Universe and ETERNITY
    -among Europeans-Asians-Americans-Australians, Martians etc.”

    /////

    “The black men women and children who migrated to America from Caribbean Islands
    came mostly from homes and lands they owned; where there was a more powerful sense of BLACK IDENTITY- If not SELF PRIDE.
    Armed with this soul stirring connection to the SUPREME DIVINE EVER-LIVINGG
    MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
    WE aspire amidst the urban jungles of America with immense DETERMINATION AND PURPOSE from cultural EQUILIBRIUM of our Caribbean experience in
    BLACK FAMILY AND NATIONAL LEADERSHIP.
    Not feeling culturally inferior we could actually get along with our -Asian , European American peers COMFORTABLY if not competitively!!!!
    Now you are asking this and future generations to accept MINORITY AUTOCRACY
    that is steeped in the pervasive decadence of piracy and aristocracy.”

    .

    You all should Know that, SAMJ = SAM FLOOD = JUKE BOIS whose motives for supporting Michael Chastanet, is simply his POCKET$$$ – And there is Mary Juliana Brice another sell-out.

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    The WHOLE WORLD mourns the passing of the GREATEST MUHAMMAD ALI, who shunned the worship of a WHITE MAN AS GOD and became Muslim to worship Allah who is NOT A MAN OR WOMAN OR A GHOST/SPIRIT, but is UNIQUE AND nothing can be compared to Allah – THERE IS ALLAH AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS CREATION.

    Even the Caucasian Racist are forced to show RESPECT FOR THIS GREAT MUSLIM MUHAMMAD ALI, who unlike the negro Rick Wayne discarded the SLAVE NAME CASSIUS CLAY; Learie Carasco on the other hand thought the SLAVE NAME OF RICK JOHN WAYNE would make him a MEMBER OF THE (WHITE) BRITISH EMPIRE.

    Of course there is the other miscreant Negro slave, who died in his sister’s basement in New York, and reincarnated as the disgraceful Negro from Monchy CITIZEN KANE who HATES MUHAMMAD ALI AND MUSLIMS. But Allah has made us FIRM in our rejection of Satan, instructing us as follows:

    Surah Al-E-Imran

    O ye who believe! Take not into your intimacy those outside your ranks; they will not fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin: rank hatred has already appeared from their mouths; what their hearts conceal is far worse. We have made plain to you the Signs, if ye have wisdom. (118)

    Ah! ye are those who love them, but they love you not,―though ye believe in the whole of the Book, When they meet you, they say “We believe”; but when they are alone, they bite off the very tips of their fingers at you in their rage. Say: “Perish in your rage; Allah knoweth well all the secrets of the heart.” (119)

    Insha-Allah, tomorrow I will reveal a great revelation about this Election – don’t miss it.

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    TO ALL MY RED BROTHERS AND SISTERS
    THE STARS ARE IN THE FORMATION OF VICTORY PASSING THROUGH THE HELL FIRE OF THE FLAMBOOOO OUTING IT WITH THE LATER-RAIN OF HEAVENLY DEW DROPS.

    ALLAH / GOD BLESSING ON ALL.
    ALLAH / GOD SEND HIS RAIN ON THE GOOD AND ALSO THE BAD.
    THE U W PPPPPP ARE NOT GOOD OR BAD BUT AN ABOMINATION SO NO BLESSING B UPON THEM BUT A CURSE.

  15. Al-Ameen = The Honest, Trusted

    Such a beautiful name. Dr. Al-Ameen, Watch Tomorrow when I will reveal why Kenny is a Winner, and the Hypocrites have lost All Hope.

    The Angel in charge of the Hellfire is Archangel Malik. These are Powerful Creatures created from Light by Allah, and Malik, Peace be upon him, rules over the Angels of Punishment of Hell called ZA-BAN-YAHS. – THERE IS NO MORE DEATH IN THE NEXT LIFE, SO THE DENIZENS OF HELL BEG FOR DEATH YET THEY CANNOT DIE. The Light Spectrum is a very complex creation of Allah, which forms a part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. The light we are most familiar with is called visible light is a tiny part of this Spectrum. there is infrared, Ultraviolet, X-rays, Gamma Rays and all kind of Radio waves as part of this Creation of Allah.

    We are created from Elements; iron Fe, Hydrogen H, Gold Ag, Calcium Ca, Zinc Zn, Sodium Na, Potassium K, and these elements combine to form Molecules as with NaCl sodium Chloride known as Salt, and H-O-H (H2O) a molecule of water consisting of two atoms of Hydrogen and one Oxygen and so on.. All these elements form mud/clay which is extracted from the food Allah causes to grow from the earth which nourish us. All these Elements are created in the Stars and after they die and Supernova scatter these elements hundreds of Light Years across the Universe where the matter is collected to form Planets and new Stars, Allahu Akbar = God is Greatest

    STAY AWAY FROM THE ARTIFICIAL AND PROCESSED FOODS IF YOU WANT TO BE HEALTHY. EAT LESS WHEAT, AND IF POSSIBLE CUT IT OUT OF YOUR DIET COMPLETELY. Wheat has a protein that destroys your ability to digest the nutrients in your food in addition to the gluten – it destroys your small intestines, and you will develop all kinds of allergies and illnesses.

    Anyway, reflect on this picture of Hell, but reflect on ETERNITY FIRST: Start from Blue Waters Vigie and every year count ONE grain of sand, keep counting one grain every year until you reach Pigeon Point, Eternity would have only just begun.

    Surah Az-Zukhruf

    Friends on that Day will be foes, one to another except the Righteous. (67)

    My devotees! No fear shall be on you that Day nor shall ye grieve― (68)

    (Being) those who have believed in Our Signs and bowed (their wills to Ours) in Islam. (69)

    Enter ye the Garden, ye and your wives, in (beauty and) rejoicing. (70)

    To them will be passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be there all that the souls could desire all that the eyes could delight in: and ye shall abide therein (for aye). (71)

    Such will be the Garden of which ye are made heirs for your (good) deeds (in life). (72)

    Ye shall have therein abundance of fruit, from which ye shall have satisfaction. (73)

    The Sinners will be in the Punishment of Hell, to dwell therein (for aye): (74)

    Nowise will the (punishment) be lightened for them, and in despair will they be there overwhelmed. (75)

    Nowise shall We be unjust to them: but it is they who have been unjust themselves. (76)

    They will cry: “O Malik! would that thy Lord put and end to us!” He will say “Nay but ye shall abide!” (77)

    Verily We have brought the Truth to you: but most of you have a hatred for Truth. (78)

    What! Have they settled some Plan (among themselves)? But it is We Who settle things. (79)

    Or do they think that We hear not their secrets and their private counsels? Indeed (We do), and Our Messengers are by them, to record. (80)

  16. Allah has assigned recording Angels to accompany us at all times. EVERYTHING WE DO AND SAY IS RECORDED(on VIDEO tape) So here is an encounter on the Day of Judgement( It is a period of 50,000 years). Everything Good an evil will be brought to Judgement.

    THE ONE SIN THAT IS UNFORGIVABLE IS THE WORSHIPING OF OTHERS, AS GODS WITH ALLAH. SUCH AS MAKING JESUS THE SON OF MARY, PEACE BE UPON HIM, A PARTNER GOD, AS IS DONE BY THE PEOPLE WHO WORSHIP SATAN, WHEN SAYING: “IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY GHOST. HELLFIRE.

    Al-Ameen worship None but the One God who has no equal. Remember, we are journeying to Allah and we we meet him. Chastanet will take not a grain of sand when the Angel of Death named Israeel will snatch his soul out of his throat/called the last breath.

    Surah Qaf

    Were We then worn out by the first creation? Yet they are in doubt about a new creation. (15)

    We verily created man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein. (16)

    When the two Receivers receive (him), seated on the right hand and on the left, (17)

    He uttereth no word but there is with him an observer ready. (18)

    And the agony of death cometh in truth. (And it is said unto him): This is that which thou wast wont to shun. (19)

    And the Trumpet shall be blown: that will be the Day whereof warning (had been given). (20)

    And there will come forth every soul: with each will be an (angel) to drive, and an (angel) to bear witness. (21)

    (It will be said:) “Thou wast heedless of this; now have We removed thy veil, and sharp is thy sight this Day!” (22)

    And his companion will say: “Here is (his Record) ready with me!” (23)

    (The sentence will be:) “Throw throw, into Hell every contumacious Rejector (of Allah)!― (24)

    “Who forbade what was good, transgressed all bounds, cast doubts and suspicions; (25)

    “Who set up another god besides Allah: throw him into a severe Penalty.” (26)

    His companion will say: “Our Lord! I did not make him transgress, but he was (himself) far astray.” (27)

    He will say: “Dispute not with each other in My Presence: I had already in advance sent you Warning. (28)

    “The Word changes not with Me and I do not the least injustice to My Servants.” (29)

    One Day We will ask Hell “art thou filled to the full?” It will say “Are there any more (to come)?” (30)

    And the Garden will be brought nigh to the righteous no more a thing distant. (31)

    (A voice will say:) “This is what was promised for you for everyone who turned (to Allah) in sincere repentance who kept (his law). (32)

    “Who feared (Allah) Most Gracious unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him): (33)

    “Enter ye therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!” (34)

    There will be for them therein all that they wish and more besides in Our Presence. (35)

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    Surah Al-Kahf/The Cave

    Restrain thyself along with those who cry unto their Lord at morn and evening, seeking His Countenance; and let not thine eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance, who followeth his own lust and whose case hath been abandoned. (28)

    Say: (It is) the truth from the Lord of you (all). Then whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve. Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers Fire. Its tent encloseth them. If they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces. Calamitous the drink and ill the resting-place! (29)

    Lo! as for those who believe and do good works – Lo! We suffer not the reward of one whose work is goodly to be lost. (30)

    As for such, theirs will be Gardens of Eden, wherein rivers flow beneath them; therein they will be given armlets of gold and will wear green robes of finest silk and gold embroidery, reclining upon throne therein. Blest the reward, and fair the resting-place! (31)

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    Surah Al-Kahf/The Cave

    And coin for them the similitude of the life of the world as water which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingleth with it and then becometh dry twigs that the winds scatter. Allah is Able to do all things. (45)

    Wealth and children are an ornament of the life of the world. But the good deeds which endure are better in thy Lord’s sight for reward, and better in respect of hope. (46)

    And (bethink you of) the Day when we remove the hills and ye see the earth emerging, and We gather them together so as to leave not one of them behind. (47)

    And they are set before thy Lord in ranks (and it is said unto them): Now verily have ye come unto Us as We created you at the first. But ye thought that We had set no tryst for you. (48)

    And the Book is placed, and thou seest the guilty fearful of that which is therein, and they say: What kind of a Book is this that leaveth not a small thing nor a great thing but hath counted it! And they find all that they did confronting them, and thy Lord wrongeth no-one. (49)

    And (remember) when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam, and they fell prostrate, all save Iblis. He was of the jinn, so he rebelled against his Lord’s command. Will ye choose him and his seed for your protecting friends instead of Me, when they are an enemy unto you? Calamitous is the exchange for evil-doers. (50)

    I made them not to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor their own creation; nor choose I misleaders for (My) helpers. (51)

    And (be mindful of) the Day when He will say: Call those partners of Mine whom ye pretended. Then they will cry unto them, but they will not hear their prayer, and We shall set a gulf of doom between them. (52)

    And the guilty behold the Fire and know that they are about to fall therein, and they find no way of escape thence. (53)

    And verily We have displayed for mankind in this Qur’an all manner of similitudes, but man is more than anything contentious. (54)

  19. THANKS SON OF MAN aka Sahl bin HUNAIF.
    There in no GOD but ALLAH. Death is full of agonies.
    WITHIN A FEW HRS. TIME ALLAH / GOD’S JUDGEMENT WILL B UPON THOSE WICKED U W P AND THEIR COONS.
    NOTE. …THE BATTLE OF UHUD IS ON.
    ALLAH / GOD HIMSELF WILL B SHOOTING ARROWS AGAINST THOSE LOW-LIFE COONS AND IDOLATERS.

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    AS-SALAAM ALAIKUM/GOD’S PEACE BE WITH YOU

    WHY TODAY ? TODAY BEGINS THE HOLIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH OF RAMADAN, THE MONTH IN WHICH THE FINAL REVELATION TO MANKIND, THE QUR-AN, WAS REVEALED TO THE LAST OF ALLAH’S PROPHETS MUHAMMAD THE SON OF ABDULLAH.

    Surah Al-Baqara

    O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may ward off (evil); (183)

    (Fast) a certain number of days; and (for) him who is sick among you, or on a journey, (the same) number of other days; and for those who can afford it there is a ransom: the feeding of a man in need – but whoso doeth good of his own accord, it is better for him: and that ye fast is better for you if ye did but know – (184)

    The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desireth for you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and (He desireth) that ye should complete the period, and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that peradventure ye may be thankful. (185)

    And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright. (186)

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    Surah Al-Anaam/The Cattle

    Say: “If what ye would see hastened were in my power, the matter would be settled at once between you and me. But Allah knoweth best those who do wrong.” (58)

    With Him are the keys of the Unseen, the treasures that none knoweth but He. He knoweth whatever there is on the earth, and in the sea. Not a leaf doth fall but with His knowledge: there is not a grain in the darkness (or depths) of the earth nor anything fresh or dry (green or withered) but is (inscribed) in a Record Clear (to those who can read). (59)

    It is He Who doth take your souls by night and hath knowledge of all that ye have done by day; by day doth He raise you up again; that a term appointed be fulfilled; in the end unto Him will be your return then will He show you the truth of all that ye did. (60)

    He is the Irresistible (watching) from above over his worshipers, and He sets guardians over you. At length, when death approaches one of you, Our angels take his soul, and they never fail in their duty. (61)
    Then are men returned unto Allah their True Protector, surely His is the Command― And He is the swiftest in taking account. (62)

    Say: “who is it that delivereth you from the dark recesses of land and sea, when ye call upon Him in humility and silent terror: `if He only delivers us from these (dangers), (we vow) we shall truly show our gratitude’.?” (63)

    Say: “It is Allah that delivereth you from these and all (other) distresses: and yet ye worship false gods!” (64)

    Say: “He hath power to send calamities on you, from above and below, or to cover you with confusion in party strife, giving you a taste of mutual vengeance― each from the other.” See how We explain the Signs by various (symbols) that they may understand. (65)

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