I don't care about heaven or hell. I'm not playing for a prize, and I'm not afraid of penalties. Heaven and hell, that's God's business. Not mine.
In fact, fuck it.
The closest brush I had with the Islams was a few years back, when I had to do a TV programme for an Islamic lifestyle channel.
I had never done any Islamic programming before that.
The ustadz I was dealing with had an HTC smartphone. Pretty current guy. The show was about how to read the Koran properly.
I remember enough tajwid (Koranic grammar) to know my Mad Aslis, Mad Lins, Mad Arif Lisukuns, Idgham Maalghunnah, ikhfak hakiki, izhar halki, Mad Jaiz Munfasils and Mad Wajib Muttasils - the basics.
Other than that, the tarranums and all that shit, I never learned. Not interested.
Making an Islamic show is just like any other production. There were no bolts of lightning, fireballs or angels the size of galaxies.
I was only involved in the beginning, and am relieved that the programme became number one on that channel.
Professionally, I only see things as information. Thoughts, viewpoints, facts. I don't get my personal shit in, unless it's required. That, I save for stories.
I don't believe in tickets to heaven. Heaven or hell is what we make of the world.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to figure out how to simulate orgasms in normal everyday situations.