A Pakistani Internet Businessman recently posted this online – September 2012:
“Nauseating moment at passport office when forced to agree with form’s definition of who is Muslim and who is not
In Pakistan, if you want to obtain a passport, and at the same time you declare yourself to be a Muslim, you also have to explicitly declare that you don’t belong to this group called Qadiani, Ahmedi, Mirzai or Lahori. These are all the names given to a particular group of people that claim to be Muslim yet don’t agree to one of the fundamental traditional beliefs of Islam that the Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him) is the LAST messenger.
***********Someone responded to this Business Man Mr. Mnois Rmhan as follows************
Mr. Mnois Rmhan’s personal diary after his retirement, (from the future of course!)
Following found dated “18th September 2012”
I made a controversial post about my visit to the Passport office, I didn’t like the imposed definition of a Muslim, that I HAD to conform to if I wanted the passport…I had to explicitly agree that People who believe MIRZA GHULAM AHMAD QADIANI to be a prophet are not Muslims! I thought:
“Even Saudi Arabia, home of Abdul Wahab, doesn’t require its citizens to sign a declaration of what constitutes to be a Muslim. Who is the competent authority? God.”
“If you don’t agree to sign the declaration, than you have to list yourself as non-Muslim, which I could never do.”
So I felt like posting it all on social network, of course, it would link back to a n****b.com page to have some hits and since, controversy sells, why not have some business benefit out of it as well! Who knows…it might become the trend of the day! Muslims and Pakistanis in particular like to talk a lot! They just can’t escape this kind of discussion!”
When I was done with my posts, I started getting immediate responses…as expected…the moderates and extremists got engaged…and the snowball starts rolling :)! I’ll at least get some good subscriptions on n****b.com today!
I got the reminder for my meeting! And realized I should start moving now to the conference room.
So…I started reviewing the agenda in my mind and entered the conference room…and …then, noticed something different…
If the chairperson of a meeting has not reached yet, you expect people to be waiting and usually find them socializing, some are busy with their cell phones…but HERE, it’s like they had started already without me and ALSO they were all focused in listening to this gentleman…who…I couldn’t recognize…and he had a striking resemblance with none other than yours truly! He could actually fit for my twin brother’s description, or even mine!
Am I in the wrong room? That was the first thought…but I could see all the participants that were supposed to be in the meeting and there was this person that looked exactly like me…even had a suit just like mine!
“Well…hello everyone…I see we have already started, and do I know this gentleman…? who looks…just like me…”
Everyone turned towards me! And then there were heads turning left and right…left and right, like a pendulum! With a confused expression on their faces, they looked at the new guy! And looked back at me…and then back to him.
It took me a few seconds to juggle between the questions and come to a profound leading question that might start others talking to answer…everything happening here.
“So you people have started without me with a gentleman looking…just like me…and would you care to introduce yourself?”, “My clone” would be just like him! So that’s what I thought I should call him.
My clone seemed like he had a question mark on his face too…and he went on with what can be best described as MY VOICE “…and who might you be?”
“Who might I be? I’m the boss around here! Who are you buddy?”
I took offense! I’m not sure why…he spoke in MY TONE! Meaning that he pretended to be in charge! At my company I BUILT THIS PLACE practically from scratch!
And the clone replied, “Well that title, ‘boss’ is long gone mister! I have taken it, since I began this company! so…I’m not sure why you look EXACTLY like me but I would certainly like to have a word with you in a few minutes”…with that he gave a confusing look to my HR Manager, also in the meeting…almost like he wants the HR Manager to explain what’s going on!”
And then the HR Manager asked me, “You sure…you are not related to Mnois?”
“What ? no!”, I said and then laughed! “If this guy says he is related to me, then, I’m sure I’d remember a cloned relative! And I DONT!”… “Guys…is this some kind of practical joke?”, and then I considered that possibility…
“No, I’m asking you if YOU are related to Mr. Mnois…?” The HR Manager responded.
“I AM MNOIS! HELLO! The person who hired YOU! Here” and then it dawns on me! That everyone thinks HE is ME! As frustrating as it was, I had to appreciate his…make up or plastic surgery or whatever…
“I’m disappointed! You people couldn’t tell the difference! Even after he started talking”, I thought someone is fooling them with my appearance and that is understandable! but you can’t completely put on someone’s personality too, and no one…would be able to do that, ALSO why would anybody WANT to do that?
I’ll skip a few details here…My clone started arguing, I started arguing back and the HR Manager first, got confused but then took somewhat control of the situation and requested everyone to excuse us three, Mr Clone, Myself and the HR Manager. I had a realization in a few minutes that with this kind of resemblance…I’ll have to give the HR Manager benefit of the doubt and so decided to calm down and handle the situation more rationally, must have been one of the most difficult things to do in my life! The HR manager kept quite for a while but then quickly came up with a solution!
The HR manager gave both my Clone and I, a paper and a pen and asked to write down answers to a few questions…
“You guys look EXACTLY alike, and you must understand my position, I honestly CANT TELL the difference just by looking at you guys, I’m going to have to ask a few questions that only the REAL MNOIS RMHAN would be able to correctly answer, something…personal, something that he BELIEVES in! So PLEASE write down the answers to these questions and we can get to the bottom of this, ok?”
There was some argumentation again but I realized I can think of situations that my clone won’t know about and that should settle the matter peacefully. So before the HR Manager could ask the question, I proposed to ask a few details I could recall about a few things…that would tell the difference, and the HR Manager nodded! The clone had a plain face and kept staring me!
“Mnois! Relax and you can soon throw this person out!” I said to myself
The HR manager asked about some of the questions one by one, and I quickly wrote the answers on my paper, the clone…was surprisingly leaning back…kept on looking at me and the hr manager, He kept smiling…like he KNOWS something, and didn’t write a word! Of course…How could he!
So I wrote in response to the questions, brief answers that would do the job I could see this guy isn’t writing at all.
Before the HR Manager could ask for the papers and…Start reading…the clone stood up!
“So Mr. Mnois Rmhan! Do you now understand?”
“I understood from the very beginning Mister! And it’s time for YOU to understand the consequences of posing as someone else, IN THEIR SPACE, WITH THEIR PEOPLE! What were you thinking? No one would find out? AND…What did u want? My position? My company? You had to do much better than JUST looking and sounding like me!”
“No Mr. Mnois! do you now understand why Its EXPLICITLY required to express your DETAILED views about MIRZA GHULAM AHMAD QADIANI when you state your ISLAMIC identity for the record ?”, He said in a calm voice!
“What does THAT have to do…with…? How do you EVEN know about that? I just posted it online…HAVE YOU BEEN SPYING ON MY LAPTOP TOO?”, I got REALLY mad now! It was PROVEN who he was…this guy brings up something new to confuse us again…does he think we are THAT stupid!
“Relax, I’m not Mnois, he is, so that should take care of this drama!” He turned to the hr manager and said, then turned towards me,
“Listen to me carefully, If someone POSES as YOU, …HIJACKS your identity, and then may be your ideology, you don’t just sit around saying they have their rights to say anything about themselves and who am I to judge and all that confusing crap! my friend, if you are worried somebody stealing your identity, about taking over your position, and your company because THATS what it’s all about, then can you not understand what MIRZA GHULAM AHMAD was up to? This man attempts to strike at the very root of Islam by expressing attributes about himself that only a true Prophet (Naooz Billah) could have, after this, he simply gets the freedom to include WHATEVER HE wants to in the scope of Islam and change it altogether, Is that SO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND? Even after all the nonsense HE wrote about JIHAD when people were resisting the English here in Indo-Pak? Whatever Allah has sent to us in the form of WAHI, is interpreted by MAN and CAN HAVE ERRORS, that’s fine! But if the story ended here, it would leave no difference in Islam and any other man-made ideology! The interpretation is backed by ANOTHER STANDARD my dear friend; it’s called IJMAH that the Prophet SAW gave us as the yardstick. If someone doesn’t interpret anything right, there will never be IJMAH of the Ummah on it, according to sahih hadith and you witness that today, there is no IJMAH on any of the confusing religious ideas owned by the extremes in Muslims, be it an extremist muslim or liberal muslim. Learn about Quran, how its interpreted, Hadith, Ijmah and all other things that are necessary for not making a group of companies, but prepare yourself for the afterlife, its diary will be infinite, and won’t just end one day! So Mr. Mnois Rmhan, with all your achievements in life, you need to ask yourself this, is it so difficult for you to understand NOW, why a detailed identification is necessary at the time of such FITNAH? Shouldn’t you be asking yourself why you couldn’t come up with this YOURSELF and had to experience… what you just did to understand it? It’s not JUST a political issue, it has something to with the entire IDEOLOGY, and will you now…open your eyes?”
He kept repeating these last words, “open your eyes”…
“Open your eyes…” the voice is now changing! “Mnois, open your eyes! Wake up!! Sorry to wake you up like this but you were not answering your phone and everyone is waiting in the conference room, and here you are…taking a nap in your office!” My HR Manager woke me up!