بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Welcome to “One World, One Page.” I’m the co-founder of “One World, One Page,” and I am dedicated to building a home on the internet for Muslims.
If you’re a Muslim, you might feel there’s no true “home” for you online. There are countless websites, but none that truly feel like a place to call home. I am determined to build every Muslim a home on the internet, with artificial intelligence overseeing nearly every daily aspect of the site. This means it’s being constructed not just for us, but for future generations as well.
This could signal the end of Facebook as we know it. I anticipate that once this platform is fully realized, Muslims everywhere will leave Facebook. This new platform will not only prioritize privacy but will also redefine how we communicate online.
For instance, we’ll be introducing a geolocation system. Through this, Muslims who cross paths will be able to connect with one another, fostering a sense of community as prescribed by Islam and fulfilling the responsibilities towards fellow Muslim brothers and sisters.
Before delving deeper into technical details, let’s define geolocation. Geolocation is the technological process of determining and tracking the location of connected devices, like computers, cell phones, and satellites. This can be achieved using technologies such as GPS or IP addresses.
The device in your hand, your cell phone, continuously emits data that becomes an extension of you. In the future, from the moment of birth to death, we will amass vast amounts of data. This accumulation mirrors the book you’ll be presented with on Judgment Day, which records every deed and word, as described in the Quran.
The Quran verse that says “here is your book, read it for yourself” is Surah al-Isra’, verse 14. The verse in English translation is:
And it will be said to him, ‘Read your book. Today your soul suffices as a reckoner against you.'”
In the Arabic original, the verse reads:
وَيُقَالُ لَهُ اقْرَأْ كِتَابَكَ كَفَى بِنَفْسِكَ الْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكَ حَسِيبًا
The verse is describing the Day of Judgment, when each person will be brought before Allah and will be given their book of deeds. The book will contain a record of everything the person has done in their life, good and bad. The person will then be asked to read their book and to see for themselves how they have been judged.
The verse is a reminder that each person is responsible for their own actions. No one else can take responsibility for our deeds. We will all be judged on the Day of Judgment, and our only defense will be our own book of deeds.
The verse also emphasizes the importance of self-reflection. We should all take the time to read our own book of deeds and to see for ourselves where we need to improve. We should not wait until the Day of Judgment to do this. We should start today.
The technology I’m striving to develop, inshallah, bears a striking resemblance to what we might encounter on Judgment Day. The capabilities of current technology are astounding: it can record video, capture voice, track location, and provide a timeline of events. A common example of this is Google Timeline, which offers a record of all the places you’ve been and how you’ve spent your time.
To better grasp this, let’s consider an example you can explore firsthand. This will not only shed light on the advancements in technology but also help you comprehend the digital identity about to be created, preparing you for the future.
Referring to the picture below, Google Timeline already furnishes invaluable data, indispensable for those wishing to thrive in a tech-driven society and embrace their digital selves in times to come.
Here’s another map in general showing how much I have traveled in the United States and I’ve traveled everywhere this is just a maybe what I’ve done in a month just to give you an idea.
Now one of the main reason I want to do this is because Muslims always traveling and a traveler has rights as you know I remember in the month of Ramadan.
During the month of Ramadan, I was still working. For context, I am a professional truck driver. One night, I pulled into a parking lot, preparing to break my fast. Unfortunately, I didn’t think there was a mosque nearby for me to pray, and I didn’t have much food either. However, to my surprise, another brother was there, cooking and preparing for prayer. I greeted him with “Salam,” and he returned my greeting. We ended up sharing our food and praying together.
We’re all familiar with the Hadith about the traveler.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “There are three persons whose prayer is not rejected: the prayer of a just ruler, the prayer of a fasting person, and the prayer of a traveler.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 1014)
In this hadith, the Prophet (ﷺ) is teaching us that the prayers of three types of people are especially important and are more likely to be accepted by Allah. These three types of people are:
A just ruler: This is a ruler who rules with justice and fairness, and who protects the rights of his people.
A fasting person: This is someone who is fasting during the month of Ramadan. Fasting is a great act of worship that brings the person closer to Allah.
A traveler: This is someone who is away from home, and who may be experiencing hardship and difficulty.
The Prophet (ﷺ) is telling us that these three types of people are especially vulnerable and in need of help. Their prayers are more likely to be accepted by Allah because they are asking for help and guidance.
We can all learn from this hadith and try to help travelers in need. We can offer them food, water, shelter, and assistance. We can also pray for them and ask Allah to protect them and help them on their journey.
As Muslims, we are all travelers, and it’s essential for us to shape technology in a manner controlled by our community. Regrettably, almost no technology originates from the Muslim world today. And if it does come from Muslim engineers or inventors, they often go unrecognized. We’re building “One World, One Page” to change that narrative. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), a technology Muslims cannot afford to merely borrow from Western nations, the stakes are higher. AI holds the potential to challenge and harm Islam in ways we’ve never witnessed before.
Artificial intelligence represents a form of intelligence capable of summarizing all work, offering insights, and venturing into realms perhaps unthought of by humans. Or it might simply execute tasks faster and more efficiently than we can.
We’ll delve deeper into artificial intelligence at another time. For now, I wish to focus on the concept of the traveler. We are all merely passing through this world. As Muslims, we shouldn’t get too comfortable here. This world isn’t our permanent home but a place where we should strive for perfection daily, ensuring we’re prepared for resurrection and Judgment Day whenever that time comes.
I’m aware of the Hadith that advises us to “plan as if you will live forever.” That’s what this initiative embodies: planning for future generations, how they’ll interact with technology, and how they’ll be educated by both AI and fellow Muslims. I wish to highlight that the Hadith reference I shared earlier was generated by artificial intelligence.
We utilize a method called prompt engineering, where we instruct AI to provide specific information, like a Hadith related to a given topic. Let’s further explore what AI anticipates for the future. Allow me to copy and paste that for you.
The start of artificial intelligence answering the question and also giving a simple explanation.
The Hadith that says “live as if you’re going to die tomorrow and plan as if you’re going to live forever” is narrated by Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him). The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
[Live] as if you were living forever, and [work] as if you were going to die tomorrow.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi)
This Hadith teaches us to have a balance between living in the present and planning for the future. We should not be so focused on the hereafter that we neglect our responsibilities in the present world. But at the same time, we should not be so focused on the present that we forget about the hereafter. We should live each day to the fullest, but we should also be prepared for death at any moment.
For your information, I’m using Google Bard, and I’m also employing Track GPT for punctuation and grammar correction.
The Hadith that says “plant a tree even if the judgment is starting” is narrated by Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him). The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
If you see the Hour approaching, plant a palm tree.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi)
This Hadith teaches us that we should always be prepared for the hereafter, even if it seems like it is coming soon. We should not let anything stop us from doing good deeds, even if we think that the Day of Judgment is near. We should continue to plant trees, even if we think that the world is about to end. This is because planting trees is a good deed that will benefit people even after we are gone.
The Hadiths above teach us important lessons about life and death. They remind us to live each day to the fullest, but also to be prepared for the hereafter. They also teach us that we should always be doing good deeds, even if we think that the world is about to end.
As for how AI will play an important role in Islam, I believe that it has the potential to be a powerful tool for good. AI can be used to educate people about Islam, to spread peace and tolerance, and to help people in need. For example, AI can be used to create interactive educational games and apps that teach people about the Quran and the Sunnah. AI can also be used to monitor social media for hate speech and to intervene when necessary. And AI can be used to develop new medical treatments and technologies that can help people in need.
I believe that AI has the potential to make a positive impact on the world, and I am excited to see how it will be used to advance Islam in the years to come.
End of explanation of AI.
I now want to address the problem with technology. As we know, technology has been used against Muslims. Many have attacked Muslims, using falsehoods and misconceptions to strip them of their rights. Especially after tragic events, such as 9/11, as a Muslim American living in America, I witnessed the repercussions firsthand, reminiscent of what occurred to Muslims in Spain.
Many people lack an understanding of history, but I feel compelled to discuss it. Muslims built an empire in Spain that would leave Western countries envious even today. A place where Christians, Jews, and Muslims coexisted peacefully, propelling history forward, leading to the Renaissance. This progress can be traced back to Muslims, who are builders, not destroyers.
The message for Muslims is clear: we are a community known for its creativity, bringing beauty in terms of language, culture, and most importantly, tolerance, allowing diverse communities to coexist in peace. This legacy is often overlooked. While we can proudly cite historical periods, like in Spain, where harmony reigned, not many can make the same claim.
Post 9/11, we witnessed how George Bush manipulated the political system, initiating wars that caused countless deaths. Disturbingly, many who supported those decisions remain in positions of power. However, the “House of Wisdom” has introduced a plan, called the “House Plan”, aiming to take politics online. If politicians make war-centric decisions without careful scrutiny, their contracts will be terminated, and they won’t be eligible for re-election in the U.S.
I want to discuss surveillance and data. Whether you realize it or not, when using platforms like Facebook or Twitter, you are the product. These platforms prioritize profits over ethics and sustainability, disregarding the broader good.
I assure you that “One World, One Page” will not be beholden to any corporation or investor. Even if it encounters difficulties, I will seek donations and support to realize this vision. Above all, no corporation will ever have rights over this program, ensuring that the divine rights are upheld.
Your data is crucial. How it relates to you and how it connects to others is vital. As a Muslim, understand that accountability extends to the Day of Judgment. The Hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah underscores this:
“He is not a Muslim whose stomach is full while his neighbor is hungry.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Every morning, you’ll receive a report connected to your mosque location. If the report shows a red indicator, it implies that a neighboring individual is in dire need and isn’t receiving help. If there’s a dispute with a neighbor, it will be addressed by those responsible for ensuring peace, in line with the teachings about neighbors in the Hadith.
“Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him not harm his neighbor.” (Sahih al-Bukhari).
Data will breathe life into these Hadiths. With the integration of virtual and mixed reality, these teachings will be vividly represented. For instance:
“The best of neighbors is the one who brings you benefit when you are present and protects you when you are absent.” (Sunan al-Tirmidhi).
Muslims have a duty to protect their neighbors and each other, especially during natural disasters. Our mosques will serve as rallying points. If society unravels, as witnessed in events like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, which you can verify through a Google search, mosques will provide structure and stability.
I am advocating for the development of a new digital system tailored for Muslims. This platform will be exclusive to Muslims, and I make no apologies for this decision. Certain content, like pornography, and behaviors, such as spreading misinformation or lying, will not be tolerated.
For those who prefer platforms that allow such content, alternatives like Facebook and Twitter exist. As Muslims, we need a digital space that caters to our values, one that serves the current generation and prepares for future ones.
Initially, I’ll focus on attracting creative minds to this platform. I plan to handpick representatives from every Muslim-majority country. Subsequently, we’ll collaborate with governments to ensure respect for their culture and values.
I want to make it clear to all potential users: if you expect absolute privacy and aren’t committed to honesty and productive contributions, this platform might not be for you. Every user will generate a report, which they can view. However, in line with Islamic teachings on privacy, we will handle user data with the utmost care.
The Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) provide foundational principles for data privacy. These principles could have significantly benefited the tech community, had they been embraced.
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱجْتَنِبُوا۟ كَثِيرًۭا مِّنَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِثْمٌۭ ۖ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا۟ وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضًا ۚ أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًۭا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ ۚ وَٱتَّقُوا۟
ٱللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّابٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ ١٢
O believers! Avoid many suspicions, ˹for˺ indeed, some suspicions are sinful. And do not spy, nor backbite one another. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of their dead brother? You would despise that!1 And fear Allah. Surely Allah is ˹the˺ Accepter of Repentance, Most Merciful.
Even if a person is caught violating the laws of Allah in their private home, we have to reconsider what punishment means when someone goes against Allah’s rules. For example, the great Khalif Omar once encountered people drinking. This brings up the topic of spying, which I’d like to address here.
Khalifa Umar on Spying: Umar catches drinking party, lets them go
Abdur Rahman ibn Awf reported: He would patrol the city at night with Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, and on one occasion they were walking when the lamp of a household caught their attention. They approached it until they heard loud voices inside the door. Umar grabbed the hand of Abdur Rahman and he said, “Do you know whose house this is?” He said no. Umar said, “This is the house of Rabi’ah ibn Umayyah ibn Khalaf, and they are inside drinking wine right now! What do you think?” Abdur Rahman said, “Indeed, I think we have done what Allah has prohibited for us. Allah Almighty said, ‘Do not spy,’ (49:12) and we have spied on them.” Umar turned away and he left them alone.
Source: al-Mustadrak 8198
Grade: Sahih (authentic)
The point I’m trying to make is that privacy for a human being is something that people, especially in the West, don’t respect. It’s even worse in the Islamic world; a human being has virtually zero privacy. However, with the help of artificial intelligence, if we can change how we connect and make certain things public, I’m confident our privacy will be guaranteed.
Remember, shining a spotlight on something or someone makes them powerless. It doesn’t matter how much power they possess. We just need to change how we connect as individuals. If people cannot sever our connections or impede our ability to bring things to the public’s view, we’re going to win this race, especially concerning privacy.
Privacy has been compromised because the way we connect is controlled by private corporations. Governments and many other entities with agendas can easily undermine the truth, using various secretive methods. The problem is the secrecy in how things are connected, and that’s precisely what I aim to change.
Imagine if we could highlight that a government clicked or looked into an account without authority, or bypassed proper channels. If we make such actions public through the system I’m working on for reporters, then the mere act of putting them under the spotlight will act as a great deterrent, ensuring people’s privacy.
No one has accomplished this before because they haven’t made these connections. I have been blessed to forge these connections, having been in many situations where my rights were violated. By going public with an issue, no one will risk committing a crime in plain view of everyone.
I promise you that your privacy will be guaranteed if I get a chance to build this system and if I remain free to express myself. As long as the system I create allows you to freely connect and share, no one can violate your privacy.
I’m working on a system called “superuser” which won’t connect you to corporations, but to people directly. Just like in the Islamic world, if your rights are violated, you can seek help from your community. With the fusion of the real and online worlds, Muslims will undoubtedly transform the concept of privacy. The “One World One Page” platform will become the home for Muslims, built with foresight for future generations.
This platform will be your digital home, where artificial intelligence will automatically generate different visual depictions for you. Our first objective will be to redesign platforms like Facebook, transforming them to serve users better, not just as a social media tool, but as a means to remind you of greater purposes and to assist in charitable endeavors.
We are building something special.
I am an example of what
the future holds. I’ve provided images to AI, and it recreated me as a fireman and rendered various beautiful portraits. Your profile will showcase such diverse and intriguing portraits.
In the digital dawn, where tradition meets innovation, I offer you a sanctuary. Here, Islam’s timeless teachings meld seamlessly with the wonders of artificial intelligence. Imagine a realm where your digital avatar resonates with your spirit’s essence, whether it soars through galaxies or seeks a protective guise to shield its real image.
As you prepare to embark on this new journey within the platform I’m sculpting, a special token awaits you. Upon registration, the artistry of AI will craft a digital reflection of you, preserving your privacy while capturing your soul’s essence. This symbolizes our commitment to blending age-old wisdom with technological marvels.
But our pledge to you goes beyond mere words. This system is designed to synchronize your digital imprints scattered across various platforms, forging them into a unified, harmonized profile. From the onset, AI will be your guide, illuminating your path and enriching your experience, showcasing its vast potential at every turn. This isn’t merely a platform; it’s a pilgrimage, a nexus where Islam’s enduring truths converge with AI’s boundless capabilities.
And as the blueprints unfold, a promise takes shape. After my rendezvous with the technological titans, anticipate the birth of the “One World One Page” app. A realm where you, as a Muslim, can seamlessly connect with your existing social media profiles, porting over to discover a new digital abode. This sanctuary is not just a distant dream but a looming reality, awaiting your presence. Join us on this odyssey, where faith and future unite.
Now, if you’re a creative person and you want to work on a creative project, I aim to be that example. I have already tried to see what artificial intelligence is building in terms of its interpretation of the Quran and its potential needs for the future. This is because artificial intelligence will reintroduce the Quran to many new generations, and we need to consider its requirements when it comes to interpreting the Quran. As Muslims, we are very protective, and we don’t tolerate anyone mocking our religion or our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family.
I’ve recently started a movement on my blog to understand the needs of artificial intelligence concerning the Quran. Through this initiative, I’ve discovered that the English translation of the Quran is not entirely accurate or beneficial. As a result, I’m collaborating with the Prophet’s family to refine it. Additionally, I envision the Quran in the future to be an immersive experience with floating visuals, sounds, and unique attributes. This concept requires careful design and foresight, both of which I am addressing on my blog. I will provide a link to it here.
Inshallah, I will conclude with a video discussing everything I have written. Inshallah, I invite every creative individual who wishes to collaborate with me. We can create a page for you, allowing you to participate in the program and shape your future.
This will be the place where the Quran will reside, and the teachings of the Quran will thrive. If you run a religious school in your country, we will craft a page for your establishment. There, you can provide contact details like your WhatsApp, enabling you to attract more business.
If you represent an Islamic institution of higher learning, we’ll design a page specifically for you. It’s essential to understand that this platform aims to be the digital home for Muslims. Every Muslim will have a dedicated page. So, if you’re an educator, you’ll get your page sooner. Ideally, some of us will develop those pages for you, facilitating access to students eager to learn about the Quran and Hadith. Furthermore, these teachings will also be disseminated by artificial intelligence in the future. We aim to make this distinction early on, but collaboration is crucial. I will list some of the Muslim colleges below that I am keen on partnering w
Artificial intelligence will play a pivotal role in education. Knowledge won’t be confined to an hour-long tune-in, a lecture you watch, or a speech you listen to. Instead, it will be integrated into your timeline, customized for you to assimilate as much as possible, aligning with your schedule and your optimal learning times.
I envision a future where the “One World, One Page” system screens you and pairs you with an AI companion. We might even have actual testing centers in mosques, allowing you to validate what you’ve learned and obtain a certificate. Essentially, I plan to revolutionize education, fostering competition in the Islamic world. The goal is for the best content creators to produce videos that set the standard for teaching, evaluation, and learning in general. Despite the advancements in video technology, I believe we haven’t fully leveraged its potential. Platforms like Khan Academy have made strides, but I intend to do this on a larger scale, catering to billions of Muslims. I foresee them immersing themselves in this mixed virtual reality system I aim to develop. Within this system, knowledge and religious guidance will be personalized. By controlling the calendars of the Muslims, every minute, hour, day, and month of the year will be meticulously planned, guiding you towards preparation for Judgment Day. Hence, when you eventually review your life’s record, you’ll express gratitude for placing yourself in a system that comprehensively logged your deeds, ensuring you upheld your rights and obligations. This is the legacy we wish to leave for future generations.
This endeavor revives the essence of the House of Wisdom. Numerous groundbreaking projects have emerged from this initiative, shaping the world, as you can explore here. I’d like to conclude by addressing the creative individuals who will collaborate on building the app and the necessary browser tools. We need a plethora of developers, and I’m eager to collaborate with volunteers. While many will benefit as users, we need a dedicated team to help construct this vision, and they are truly invaluable. Inshallah, I’ll wrap up with a video specifically for them, marking the start of this journey.
It’s essential to note that we’ll craft a page for every nation within the Islamic realm. And it’s not restricted to Muslim-majority countries. Beginning in the United States, we’ll initiate with digital representations of Islam based on zip codes, expanding from there. Inshallah, we’ll progress to convening translation teams, kickstarting translation movements linked to broader proj
In the twilight of a digital age, as humanity and machines entwine in an intricate dance, I beckon every soul, every visionary, to join hands in building a sanctuary for Muslims online. The trials of the coronavirus have elucidated the essence of online existence, and in response, I pledge to craft a haven for the global Muslim community.
But it’s not merely about bytes and bits. It’s about hearts and spirits. My vision extends beyond the digital realm; I seek to establish tangible foundations, offices that would echo our mission in every corner of the Muslim world.
To every Muslim government: Lend us your voices, appoint emissaries for this digital home we aspire to build. As time is the essence, I implore you to earmark your messages, defining your allegiance clearly in the subject, for only then shall they pierce through the cacophony of my inbox.
“Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best.” (Quran 16:125) This venture is not about mere technological prowess, but a melding of divine wisdom and innovation.
In this future, where AI reigns and time becomes a cherished commodity, our creation will stand distinct from platforms like Facebook. While it may resonate with familiar interfaces, its essence will be unique, safeguarding our privacy and values.
Twitter’s public square intrigues me, and its best features shall serve as a blueprint for connecting souls while shielding them from harm. And while I hold reservations about Facebook’s current trajectory, I remain optimistic about potential collaborations if they embrace change.
As we venture into the domains of virtual reality, mixed reality, and artificial intelligence, our ambitions align with tech giants like Apple, ensuring the establishment of a truly magnificent home for Muslims.
However, clarity in communication is paramount. Ensure your subjects are unmistakable. The inbox of “email@example.com” shall remain a silent observer, never replying, safeguarding against potential impostors. Remember the Hadith: “The believer does not allow himself to be stung twice from one (and the same) hole.” Beware of deceit.
Yet, in this vast realm of bytes and data, rest assured that every heartfelt message sent to this address will one day find an AI responder. And for more immediate concerns, especially if you bear a significant mantle, seek me out on Twitter.
To conclude, I echo the timeless words: “And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out and will provide for him from where he does not expect.” (Quran 65:2-3) Let us unite, not just as tech enthusiasts or believers, but as visionaries, crafting a future replete with wisdom, connectivity, and faith.
Thank you for your time and commitment to this vision. Remember, every email sent to “firstname.lastname@example.org” is a step toward a brighter, unified digital future for every Muslim, though it shall remain unanswered.
In the pursuit of enlightenment and unity, onward we march.
waalaikumsalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you all