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The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did,
by Abu Bakar Bashir

The Afghans did not have sophisticated weapons like the Soviets did,
but with their faith they defeated a superpower.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Muslims must believe that all power,
success and victory comes from God alone.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep,
to keep us tame and domesticated.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when
he and his followers were small in number.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

 

Because Islam in its original form was tough and hard,
not weak and pliable.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Islam is fixed, stable, ordered and disciplined,
and so are Muslims.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Why should we use the Dollar even when we trade among ourselves?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

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We should be proud that our Prophet came into the world
with the message of Islam to change it for the better,
and not for the worse, or to keep things as they are.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

As long as Muslims were confident they could not be defeated,
but now we are just puppets.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Islam is perfect, there is nothing to be added or changed.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same,
he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held
in account later in the afterlife if he fails.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal,
yet they talk about respect and honour.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

This is why I have always said that it would be better if Muslims were poor.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western
powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank,
even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

You are right, but the weakness does not come from
the millions of Muslims in the world.
They do not mind being radical, they have no fear to
speak out and to protest and to jihad.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals,
so they remain soft instead.
The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders,
not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

The only model to follow is pure Islam.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

If my children do not behave according to Islam,
if they do not pray for instance, I will punish them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted
Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes
of the West and Western media.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly,
with an iron hand.
This is the case anywhere, even in a family.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion.
They were among the poorest Muslims in the world,
yet they were sustained by their faith in God,
and God alone.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the
courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims,
they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers,
and are indebted to them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

We have shown that Islam can rule the world perfectly for 14 centuries,
and during this time of Muslim power we did not borrow
ideas like democracy from others,
so why do we need to learn democracy from them now?
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Arab leaders worry more about making money from the
profits they get from oil and gas that they turn the
other way when Lebanon is being destroyed right next to them.
Their neighbours are being murdered,
but they only make calculations for their own benefit.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside.
They attack our people and invade our countries from outside,
and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism,
liberalism and democracy.
This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the
injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society,
so they called him a radical.
So what? We should be proud of that!
- Abu Bakar Bashir

So we want an Islamic state where Islamic law is not
just in the books but enforced,
and enforced with determination.
There is no space and no room for democratic consultation.
The Shariah is set and fixed, so why do we need to
discuss it anymore? Just implement it!
- Abu Bakar Bashir

It also seems that the Afghans themselves want to avail
themselves of this opportunity and all recognize that
the UN is uniquely qualified to help bring them together.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

There is a firm, clear commitment to provide resources
and ideas to enable us to organize the Afghans towards
starting the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney Harris

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

True believers just don't see things the way they are,
because if they did, they wouldn't be true believers anymore.
- Philip Caputo

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes,
I had one thousand and sixty.
- Imelda Marcos

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich


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