It is going to take 7 muslims to change a light-bulb. 7 at the very least!
The HT (Hizb-ut-Tahrir) member says, “No! The light went out because we are following the infidels’ model of democracy! We must first establish khilafah and the Caliph will decide how to rectify the problem!”.
The tablighi jumaat member says “Wait! My brothers, I think we should first elect an Ameer and make mushwara!”.
“No, no. You’re both wrong” interrupts the sufi, “All of us should hold a dhikr gathering and the noor from the dhikr will light up the room!”
“Akhis”, says the Salafi, “Where’s your evidence that we need to change the light bulb?”
A member of an Islamic political party member says, “CIA, Mossad and RAW worked together jointly to conduct a secret operation which resulted in blowing up of the old bulb. Forget switching in a new bulb. We must protest against the christian-zionist-hindu nexus instead by burning and destroying some of our own country’s property!”
Member of another Islamic political party says, “If the light-bulb has died, it is the will of Allah, and it would be blasphemy to attempt to change it!”
The common man gets up, climbs up the ladder, holds the new bulb in the bulb-holder and prays, “Oh God, I am one of your chosen ones. And right now I want to change the bulb. Please revolve the world around me so that the bulb gets changed. Ameen”.
- By Irfan Shah
PS: Some parts of this piece have been partially or fully copied from online sites, forums etc.