I, Ozair Khan of Lucid Eloquence, would publically want to apologize to my teacher, Shaykh Omar Sulayman, Al Maghrib, and DiscoverU. In so many ways, I continue to learn from them all, because I am very deficient and need to develop myself in many aspects due to a prolonged period of stagnation. Thus, my self development is the first objective of Lucid Eloquence.
Today, God gave me the favor to finally deduce that my family had put spyware on my iPhone and were broadcasting my activities globally, out of their love and concern for me, without my permission. So it was natural that Islamic organizations and others thought I am seeking their assistance. This was certainly not the case, as I seriously want to do something that would benefit humanity while developing myself and others based on Islamic (natural) principles, God willing. This was the way we were raised in the UAE in the 70s, never doubting the fact that we can excel, both, professionally and spiritually.
I believe that all Islamic organizations are doing great work in their own capacities and areas of expertise. Their work is essential and need to be supported by all means including sustained donations.
Over the years, I personally have and continue to benefit from what organizations like Yaqeen Institute, Al Maghrib, IISC, TISA, Al Kawthar, and many others offer, but unfortunately I do not find any Islamic organisation structured to satisfy my vision, for me to join them as I have a rather unique background.
I wish to stay independent while cooperating with everyone. Yes, I applied for a research writing internship in the past at Yaqeen Institute but never heard back because I like Islamic research and writing which I combine with my professional work to give mutual meaning. I have been working like this since about 2007 or maybe earlier. I do not want to do exclusively Islamic work under Yaqeen Institute or any other organization although the quality of Islamic research at Yaqeen is definitely outstanding.
Now, I understand why organizations like Yaqeen Institute tried to break me down during my work session and wanted me to join them to do Islamic research writing. My extended family may have invited the world in my personal workspace without my permission, but I certainly did not. So there was this mutual misunderstanding in terms of intentions due to my extended family’s continued unethical behaviour which they should now realise that it is about time they stop.
At this point I wish to make a general public declaration, which should be obvious but I feel that I need to make it. I do NOT give my extended family or anyone else the right to decide anything related to me on my behalf. So if someone wants my permission for anything, kindly approach me exclusively.
On my part, I would like to personally and profusely apologize to my teacher, Shaykh Omar Sulayman whose Yaqeen Institute, I had to publically name and shame in my past blog as well as others. This was because I did not know what my extended family was orchestrating without my permission, and in my confusion, the only way I knew to stop it so as to continue the work I am passionate about, was to write publicly about it. I am also very thankful to Shaykh Omar to point out my personal areas of development as working on them is my principal objective.
Lucid Eloquence is eager to work with all peoples of the world who stand for development based on natural principles, either Muslim or otherwise. One of our core values is to correct ourselves as soon as we realize that we are wrong as that is the basis of self development.
May God continue to reward Shaykh Omar and all my teachers who work sincerely for Him