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The Mantle of Misogyny Muslims Inherited from Others

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There was a time when the Christians and the Jews debated endlessly whether the woman was a human being or not; and whether she had a soul or not; and whether she was taking everybody to Hell or not.

Some of them called her the Instrument of the Devil. Others gave her the name Gateway to Hell.

But everybody pretty much agreed that she was somehow a lesser human being, fundamentally lacking in the human essence and spirit.

But in the Middle of the Seventh Century – 1400 years back – Islam came and put an end to all that nonsense. Once and for all. At least so you would have thought.

But, as it turns out, not if the Muslims could help it.

For, eventually, they too decided to dive into the same Lizard's Hole the Christians and the Jews were occupying before them. Just as the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, had warned them they would.

But, unlike the Jews and the Christians, the Muslim concern was not if a woman had a soul or not; and if she led them all to hell or not; but, rather, if a woman could have a leadership role in life or not.

They also agonized in their spare time – and all their time was beginning to become spare – about what kind of clothes they would like to see a woman wear.

Not all Muslims, mind you, but yet quite a few among them. Especially, many of those who thought they were the better ones among Muslims – more ostensibly God-fearing; more manifestly conformist; and more punctiliously observant of the required Islamic “rituals.”

And somehow, paradoxically and inexplicably, less tolerant and less accommodating of others than their Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was.

As if that was their mandate from God: Going after the female half of their species and telling them what to wear and how to behave.

So, the Muslims gladly wore the broadly misogynist mantle inherited from the Christians and the Jews, even though they opted for only the lighter and milder version of it.

In the process, the Muslims forgot their own glorious Islamic teachings and traditions of female emancipation, equality and empowerment.

And in many cases they went after the womenfolk with a vengeance under one pretext or another, even though all this was fairly benign compared to some of what was going on elsewhere.

And most certainly there never were any burnings at the stake – a la Joan of Arc at the hands of the British in France or in line with other burnings of putative witches that took place for instance in Salem, Massachusetts, in the New World.

In the process, the Muslims gave up education and science and turned their back on innovation, creativity, pragmatic problem solving and enlightenment.

They also replaced personal liberty with social and political tyranny and exchanged a democratic and egalitarian way of life for hereditary monarchy and dictatorship – and for all sorts of feudal and authoritarian power structures and arrangements.

And they filled their mind with all kinds of idle thought and empty space.

I have always refrained from honoring these debates by joining them. But let me ask these faux-super Muslims this question anyway – this one question that to me is most simple and elementary.

Those who spend endless hours and days debating if a woman can be a leader or not; and if she can be in charge of something or not; and then they drag the glorious and blessed name of Islam in this perverse, foolish and futile debate; all they need to do is just think about one thing.

That is all they need to do. Think about one thing. Answer one simple question.

Let them ask themselves: Just who was the owner, master – and leader – of their kitchen, when their gourmet meal was being prepared the previous day, and who was in charge of that cup of sumptuous tea or coffee – or some other similar drug – that their wife placed in their hand that morning?

And then let them allow their imagination to wander. And let them ponder all the Might-Have-Beens of that kitchen and all the likely brews that could have taken the place of that cup of life-giving early morning or afternoon tea or coffee.

All the different kinds of poison, some slow to act and some faster to work their havoc; some most painful and excruciating and some with their deadly effects barely visible to the naked eye.

No, under the eminent, capable and compassionate leadership of their women, their cup of tea was still a cup of tea and the food they had been consuming all of yesterday was nothing but food.

The result is that these ingrate men live on – maybe only to ungraciously malign their women another day.

They are still alive and breathing – these ungracious and ingrate and somewhat foolish men – and continuing to make their mischief.

No, their wives did not use their total mastery of their culinary territory to put an end to their existence with a chalice full of hemlock.

Instead, the women of their household – and practically every other household on earth – exercised their leadership in the most positive, supportive and nurturing manner that they have been doing for who knows how long.

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Every Day Is a New Year's Day!
Did You Know That?

New Year came and went. In fact, we are already half way through the first month of this new year of our life.

But, as Dr. Pasha points out, every day that dawns on us is the first day of a brand new year of the rest of our life.

If we understand this simple and obvious fact, we will understand what life is all about, and we will be able to live out the rest of our life pursuing priorities that really matter to us, and that are truly beneficial for us, and for our society, free from all kinds of irrelevancies, distractions and exploitations.

So, read on this New Year article that Dr. Pasha wrote nearly a decade ago, and that is as fresh and relevant and helpful today as it was when it was first published ten years ago on January 04, 2008.

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    Health, Wealth, Leisure,
    And Whatever Other Blessings of This World You Crave! [Quote – 960]

    Posted: Dec 08, 2019 | 3 days ago.

    There is nothing more powerful in this world than Allah’s own words, in the Qur’an, in the original Arabic Language in which they were sent down to Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

    Allah calls them, in the Qur’an, Aayaat, plural for Aayat, which means Miracles or Signs or Markers. Two syllables, both of them long syllables: AA and YAAT.

    These perfectly Divine Aayats of the Qur’an guide you to a perfect and everlasting life of the most unimaginable Joy and Bliss in the Hereafter.

    But at the same time, they also help you to live a most wonderful life on earth, in a worldly sense, with health, wealth, happiness, peace, tranquility, DeenIman, and every other conceivable Worldly Blessing

    The following are Aayats from the Qur’an. They are packed with every conceivable benefit for anyone who reads and recites them.

    (A) First, for all kinds of Health Issues, Situations and Challenges

    The following words of Ibrahim, Alaihis Salam, directly quoted by Allah in the Qur’an.

    Wa Idhaa Marid-tu, 
    Fa-Huwa Yashfeen!

    Paraphrase:

    “And when I get ill,
    He restores me to full health!”

    (B) For all kinds of Difficulties, Problems and Challenges in Life in general.

    1. Sa-Yaj’alullahu Ba’da Usrin Yusraa!

    Paraphrase:

    “Allah will soon, replace all difficulties 
    with easy circumstances.”

    1. Fa-Inna Ma’al Usri, Yusran.
      Inna Ma’al Usri Yusraa!

    Paraphrase:

    “Surely, better times will follow hard times. 
    Surely, better times will follow hard times.”

    Well, there you have it! 

    A direct and most emphatic assurance from your God that Better Times Are on Their Way. Right on the heels of bad times.

    Read and recite these Aayats any number of times you can, millions of times if you want and if you can, and then wait and watch Allah’s blessings, help and mercy pour down on you and yours.

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    This World and the Next [Quote – 959]

    Oct 02, 2019 | 2 months ago.

    This World, such as it is, is a most amazing place. 

    Simple: None of us has any replacement world tucked away in some secret place anywhere. So, if we mess up This World, or decide to bail out of This World, that is the end of the road for us in This World

    And there is absolutely no place to run or hide.

    And life is a most beautiful gift from God Almighty. 

    To live to the full. 

    And to be productive and useful to all of God Almighty’s Creation

    And to enjoy. 

    Aayat Karimah:

    Qul Man Harrama Zeenatallahi?

    And to use it as an investment for the Next World

    Hadith Sharif:

    Addunya Mazra’atul Aakhirah! 

    And people, such as they are, are our money in the bank. They are our capital through which to buy a better world. 

    Right here in This World as well as in the Next World.

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    The Path of Working for Allah [Quote – 958]

    Sep 21, 2019 | 2 months ago.

    The path of Working for Allah does not close. 

    Not does it ever change. 

    The goal, the purpose, the methodology, everything is the same from Nuh and Ibrahim, Alahimas Salam, to Sayyidina Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

    However, details and focus of the method of Working for Allah undergo change with changes in time and space.

    And the first step on the path of Working for Allah is absolute and uncompromising purity of motives and intentions: In everything, it is Allah and nothing else.

    You work for Allah; you live for Allah; and you die for Allah. And in everything you do, you seek nothing but Allah and his pleasure: Ridwan Allah.

    And the second step of Working for Allah is clarity of vision. Random tilting at windmills is not how Islam does things.

    Islam pinpoints what it wants to achieve and goes after it with laser-like focus.

    After that, people need to work as a Team under an elected Leadership, using a meticulously developed Plan, for the achievement of carefully defined Goals

    And people need to impose a certain Discipline on themselves such as the regular reading of the Qur’an, playing an active role in the implementation of an agreed program of action, and so on.

    After that, things happen the way they do. As they always do.

    And all this is orchestrated and choreographed by Almighty Allah every step of the way — from beginning to end: who will be in, who will be out, and who will do what with what results, and everything else. 

    Everything has been written down from Eternity in Allah’s all-encompassing book.

    As Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, put it:

    Rufi’atil Aqlaam,
    Wa Jaffatis Suhuf.

    Paraphrase:

    “Pens have been put away,
    And the papers have dried.”

    Now, tell us if you are with us in the trenches. 

    Or would you rather watch from the sidelines, as so many Muslims and others are happy and contented doing, hiding behind all kinds of extra “Islamic Rituals,” spending their time and resources listening to Islamic Lectures and chasing the coattails of all kinds of Islamic Priests and Pundits called Mowlanas and Sheikhs.

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    Forty Days of Curfew in Kashmir:
    A New Face of Muslim Genocide by India’s New Fascist Government [Quote – 957]

    Sep 21, 2019 | 2 months ago.

    It has been over 40 days since India’s new Fascist Government headed by Prime Minister Naredra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah (Minister of Internal Affairs, Police and Security Matters) imposed a 24-7 Curfew on the nearly 10 million (10,000,000) Muslims of Kashmir.

    Curfew means the government imposing a total ban on a population from coming out of their homes at any time, day or night, for any reason, on peril of being shot at sight or arrested by the Police or the Military.

    And India has filled the Valley of Kashmir with a military force of close to one million (1,000,000) soldiers to make sure that the nearly 10 million Muslims of Kashmir remain locked up insider their homes 24 hours a day.

    And a 24-7 Curfew means the People of Kashmir cannot come out of their homes day or night, no matter what their needs, such as to go to school or hospital or mosques; or buy medications or groceries or other daily necessities; or even bury their dead in extreme cases.

    This is done not only to subdue the People of Kashmir and force them to give up their Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights, and to take away from them their Inalienable Right to Self-Determination that the United Nations gave them, but to starve the People of Kashmir to death and to subject them to slow and systematic killing and Genocide.

    All those Corrupt Muslim Governments and Hypocritical Western Powers who are watching this Genocide unfold, and do nothing to stop it, and do not take effective steps to restore the Internationally Recognized Right of the People of Kashmir to Self-Determination, are complicit in this crime.

    For, silence and inaction, while having the power and means to act, in the face of Injustice is a crime in and of itself. It is nothing short of Culpability on the part of those standing around and watching and doing nothing to prevent this Genocide that is being perpetrated on the People of Kashmir right before their eyes by this new Fascist Indian Government of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah based on the Racist and Xenophobic Nazi Ideology of the RSS that openly drew inspiration from Hitler and Mussolini during the early part of the last century and emulated their methods to build their own para-military terrorist organization, which is now the ruling power in India.

    While this goes on, Narendra Modi’s and Amit Shah’s RSS followers and disciples who head governments in some of India’s largest and most powerful and populous states make public statements about Indian men kidnapping the fair-skinned women of Kashmir and about digging up Muslim women from their graves to rape them.

    I don’t think even the Nazis and the Fascists under Hitler and Mussolini said or did things like that.

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    One Way to Serve God Almighty in Heaven
    Is to Serve His Creation Right Here on Earth! [Quote – 956]

    Sep 21, 2019 | 2 months ago.

    One very good way of serving God Almighty in Heaven, who needs nothing from us, and whom we cannot even see, is to serve God’s creation — His Khalq — who need everything, and whom we see and encounter every moment of our life in varying situations of need and even desperation.

    Of course, this has to be done proceeding from the purest of motives and intentions, which means seeking nothing but the pleasure of Almighty Allah, and using the purest and most wonderful of methods and techniques as shown by God Almighty’s last and final prophet and messenger, Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

    That is how, as Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, told us, in ancient times, a woman of questionable ways earned a place in Paradise by giving water to a dying dog and saving his life in the middle of a burning desert.

    After all, some of the ways of your Lord God, Almighty Allah, are not all that mysterious, are they?

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    Ongoing Kashmir Genocide:
    Forty Days of Hell on Earth! [Quote – 955]

    Sep 20, 2019 | 2 months ago.

    Indian Fascist Government’s Genocide of Kashmir Muslims is playing out right before everybody’s eyes. Nearly 10 million Muslims are under round-the-clock curfew for the past 40 days. 

    The world has never seen anything like this before.

    A million-strong Indian military has turned the lush Kashmir Valley into a Concentration Camp. Highly trained para-military fanatical anti-Muslim goons of the Fascist RSS Organization have been let loose in Kashmir.

    Words can barely describe the atrocities being committed against the men, women and children of Kashmir by the Indian Military and the RSS thugs.

    While this genocide is unfolding in slow motion, the world is watching. The Muslims of the world are watching. The Western Powers are watching. 

    Just as everybody did when Hitler invaded and annexed Czechoslovakia.

    The world watched in silence and did nothing. Just as the world is watching helplessly right now a Hitler-like Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, who grew up as a full-time Pracharak or Preacher and Organizer of the Fascist RSS Organization, unleashing the same Hitler-like genocidal invasion and annexation of Kashmir.

    But the world soon paid a price for its culpable silence and tragic and cowardly inaction when faced with Hitler and the Nazis. Not before too long, the entire world was consumed by the flames of World War II with a toll of 100 million human beings.

    Silence and inaction in the face of ongoing genocide of Muslims in Kashmir is nothing short of culpability on the part of Muslim governments, Western Powers and the United Nations.

    I shudder to think what price the world will be called upon to pay for the moral cowardice and culpability of corrupt Muslim leaders and Western Powers in the face of this ongoing genocide of the Muslim population of Kashmir that is taking place right before everybody’s eyes.

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    Hurting for Resources:
    Even When They Are Buried Under a Glut of Resources [Quote – 954]

    Aug 22, 2019 | 3 months ago.

    Muslims, Good Muslims that is, seem to be always hurting for resources and numbers. But somehow that seems to be the nature of this Deen. That seems to be how this Deen works.

    The funny thing is — it is really most tragic in fact — that this seems to be the case even when good Muslims are buried under a glut of swollen numbers and limitless resources. As is the case with 21st Century Muslims.

    Their number is approaching a billion and a half. And their oil pretty much ran the world for nearly all of the last century. And their wealth spills around and fills the coffers of everybody everywhere.

    But Good Muslims still hurt for resources and for numbers. It is almost as if Allah does not want them to depend on anything or anyone except himself. 

    Others can have all they want: huge numbers, enormous wealth, every technical resource, everything. But Good Muslims shall have nothing but Allah.

    In the Battle of Badr Muslims barely had any numbers. They were able to put together no more than a force of 313 souls. And barely a horse or two among them. And a handful of camels. And their weapons were nothing beyond their own personal swords.

    But then they had something others did not have. They had Allah with them. And Allah went to do battle for them. And took entire battalions of angels with him. 

    That is right. Hit me with all the Fatwas you wish. But that is what Allah says in the Qur’an. The whole battle was fought by him. And he did all the shooting. And all killing on that day.

    Who do you think won the day in that battle — the Battle of Badr?

    Should Good Muslims be unhappy with this situation? I am not, even though it hurts like Whatever. And I am not even a Good Muslim to be included in that statement.

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    Double Standards of a Kafir Mindset [Quote – 953]

    Aug 20, 2019 | 3 months ago.

    Kafirs are those who knowingly and willfully deny and reject God. The mindset from which such a total denial and rejection of God proceeds carries all kinds of concomitants and attachments with it. 

    And all kinds of consequences too. Most of them unpleasant and terrible.

    Such a mind, I mean Kafir Mindset, does not believe either in Truth or in JusticeTruth for it is what it says it is at any particular time and with regard to any particular issue or situation.

    And Justice for it always comes tailored to its own needs and circumstances. For such a Kafir Mindset, there is always one Justice for self and one’s own and a totally different Justice for everybody else.

    Double standards are endemic to a Kafir mind. It is like Heads I Win, Tails You Lose.

    Islam, on the other hand, is the name for Universal Truth and One Justice for All

    Islam means Truth is Truth, no matter who says it, and no matter whom it benefits or hurts.

    And Islam means friends and foes alike will receive the same kind of Justice. Under Islam, it is not One Justice for Me and My People, and a Different Justice for Others.

    It was to end the Disparity in Truth Telling and Double Standards in Meting Out Justice that Islam came into this world. And Islam has been holding this fort ever since, all alone.

    I am a Muslim today for these reasons. Not because I am a good or nice man. I am a Muslim because Islam gave me refuge when I was lost and I had nowhere to go.

    I read the Qur’an and was blown away by the Aayat that says, in effect, Believers, Tell the Truth and Uphold Justice even if it be against yourselves or your own parents and relatives. 

    This was a big deal in Pagan Arabia of Fourteen Centuries ago. These Arabs lived and died and waged wars and killed and marauded for their fathers and relatives. 

    For such a fanatical people to be told in such stark terms: Tell the Truth and Uphold Justice without looking at whom it helps or hurts? 

    That is simply mind-boggling. It is not possible that such a statement could have a human source. So, I ended up being dragged into Islam, bound but not gagged. For, no one was ever able to gag me, thank God Almighty for that.

    Life to me is not life if it means loss of the right to think and to speak. That is why the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is to me a reflection of the same Islam that came into this world 1400 years ago.

    And then the words of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, sealed for me any possible exits there might have been. He said, in effect, people, listen carefully, earlier nations were destroyed because they had one system of Justice for the Rich and a very different system of Justice for the Poor.

    And then he declared, what I am paraphrasing here: 

    “I swear by God Almighty in whose hands my life is, if my own daughter 
    Fatimah commits a crime like theft, she will also receive the same 
    punishment that is prescribed for that crime. Just like everyone else.”

    This was in a world 1400 years ago. In a place called Arabia where might was right and sword was the ultimate arbiter of who got what.

    I cried and cried and cried and said: God Almighty, this is not human. Only you can create a system like this. And only a man who was selected and trained and appointed by you could think and speak like that.

    Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam!

    That is how I got stuck with Islam. I had nowhere to go. Nothing else was worth the bother. There was no competition from anywhere. Not even close. 

    And I became a fan. If it is all right to use that expression, Fan. I never used that expression for anyone or anything with regard to myself. Never did. But when Islam cornered me the way it did, I became a fan of Islam. 

    So, today I am calling myself a Fan. Not of a celebrity. Not of a sports team. Not of something else of that kind. But of all things Islam.

    And if I were not terrified of fellows hitting me with all kinds of Fatwas — not that their Fatwas really matter — I would even say a Fan of the Qur’an; and a Fan of the Hadith; and a Fan of God Almighty himself; and of his most amazing Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

    And I want to devote my life, and I have indeed done so for decades now, to build a life and a world whose contours I see in the Qur’an and in the Hadith. A world in which Truth and Justice will be the same for everybody, for friends as well as for foes.

    Today, the world is 1400 years older. Nations and societies pride themselves how civilized they have become. 

    Balderdash, I say. Nothing has changed for the world from the Pagan Culture of Arabia of 1400 years ago. It is the same Pagan Culture of Double Standards and a Kafir Mindset that we see prevailing everywhere.

    Today, for nations and peoples, as well as for individuals, families and groups, the Kafir Mindset of Double Standards controls thought as well as action, policy as well as practice: In both Truth Telling and in Delivering Justice.

    And it is this Kafir Mindset of Double Standards that has been at the root of much of Humanity’s troubles all these 1400 years. And that includes the barbarism of European Colonialism as well as World Wars One and Two.

    Today, politicians of all stripes put out their fingers in the wind and then decide to speak. Media all over the world think long and hard how to cover a certain story and then go in the direction they think is the best. Neither group, not politicians and not the media, are committed to the simple notion of One Truth for All and One Justice for All.

    The Kafir Mindset of Double Standards prevails everywhere. Except in Islam. So, what choice do I have but to be a Muslim?

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    Letter to a Stranger 
    Who Seems to Be Doing Some Good Work for His Country — 
    And For His People [Quote – 952]

    Aug 20, 2019 | 3 months ago.

    Thank you for replying. 

    Muslims, Allah bless them, do not like to communicate. Just imagine what this world would be like if only Muslims, once again, became great communicators, the way they used to be not so long ago.

    After all, Ghalib and Iqbal were Muslims were they not? Do you know any other communicator — “poet” if you prefer — who was, or who to this day is, better than them or who can match them in any language or culture, in any period of human history?

    Muslims of course like to bury that light in a closet by referring to Iqbal as Sha’ir-e-Mashriq

    Really? What about Sha’ir-e-Aalam?

    Forgive my intrusion. For, that is what this is: an intrusion on your time and kindness and indulgence.

    But do allow me to say that the best thing for a human being is to Work for Allah. There is no better work than that for anyone, anywhere, at any time. For, that was the reason God created us in the first place.

    If we cannot do that, whatever our reasons or excuses, the least we all can do is to work for all of humanity and to save and serve the entire world without limitations or distinctions of any kind.

    If we can’t do even that, then there is no more of a bottomline, as they say, than to serve our own native land, and our own native people. And do so most devoutly and diligently and sincerely.

    True and sincere Patriotism, that does not lapse into any kind of ChauvinismFascism and Jingoism, of the kind we see raising its ugly head in India today under Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Amit Shah, and the RSS and the BJP, is the least that can be expected of any decent and civilized human being anywhere.

    In the West or in the East.

    Thank you and God Bless You and your family for the wonderful work you are doing. May the Almighty purify the intention and Niyyat of all us. And may he also help and guide us to do the right thing, in the right way, and for the right reason.

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    Working for Allah vs. Working for Ourselves:
    An Islamic Point of View on Good and Bad Actions [Quote – 951]

    Aug 20, 2019 | 3 months ago.

    We work for Allah, even when we think we are working for ourselves. For, there really is no such thing as doing Work for God Almighty and then doing some other kind of Work for Ourselves — in our spare time as it were. And vice versa.

    The fact is: All Work is God’s Work.

    Provided we understand the following. And, provided, we meet the following requirements:

    a) Provided our intentions are right. 
    b) Provided our priorities are right.
    c) Provided our methodologies are right.

    Right action, done for the right reason, and in keeping with God Almighty’s Law of Halal and Haram, which means Lawful and Unlawful, is Good Action.

    It is Amal Salih.

    Every other action is exactly what it is. 

    There is a most beautiful Hadith of Bukhari Sharif. In fact, it is the very first Hadith of that most marvelous collection of what is the most authentic and verified historical data on earth that we call Hadith.

    That Hadith Sharif says:

    Innamal A’amaalu Bin-Niyyaat.

    One very limited paraphrase:

    “Actions depend on intentions.”

    Another equally limited paraphrase:

    “Intentions determine actions and make them what they are.”

    But in the system of Islam, actions are important in themselves. 

    Good Actions are good and important in and of themselves. And Good Actions are those that have been declared to be Good by God and his beloved Messenger Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

    Bad Intentions make even Good Actions bad. 

    Bad Actions are those that have been so designated by God and his beloved Messenger Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam

    Good Intentions do not render Bad Actions good. 

    That means actions designated to be bad by God and his beloved Messenger Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, are bad regardless of whether they are undertaken with good or bad intentions. 

    For example, Adultery, Gambling and Consumption of Alcohol do not turn into good actions, no matter by what supposed good intentions they may be undertaken.

    On the other hand, even Supreme Compulsory Good Actions, such as Salaah and Siyaam, become bad if they are undertaken with Bad Intentions such as impressing other people or showing off.

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    Stopping the Rise of Fascism in India [Quote – 950]

    Aug 16, 2019 | 3 months ago.

    As we celebrate this Eidul Adha, 2019, how many of us are taking the time to think about what a Fascist Indian Government is doing to Kashmir Muslims at the time of this Eid. What kind of Eid are the Muslims of Kashmir having?

    And what are we, in America, Europe, UK and elsewhere, willing to do in support of the Mazloom Kashmir Muslims at the hands of India’s Fascist Government

    Will we hold meetings and discuss the issue?  

    Will we dedicate our Jum’ah Khutbahs to discuss this matter? 

    Will we raise the Kashmir situation with our own government: our Senators, governors, Congressmen, mayors, media people, others?

    What are we doing to reach out to our non-Muslim fellow-citizens in America and elsewhere to educate them about the rise of this new wave of rabid Fascism in India? 

    And about the terrible fate that India’s Fascist BJP Government has imposed on the defenseless Muslims of Kashmir?

    Or is this all not part of Islam?

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    State of the Ummah [Quote – 949]

    Aug 16, 2019 | 3 months ago.

    The Muslim Ummah today is nearly one and a half billion strong: 1,500,000,000 souls as it were.

    After the Christians and the Chinese People, Muslims today are the largest grouping of humanity on God’s earth.

    But out of this multitude, there are one or two individuals, here and there, in every society and community, in a manner of speaking, who practically do a most amazing job in whatever they do, and thus carry the entire Ummah on their shoulders — these stray but most blessed individuals. 

    The rest of the Ummah lives happily ever after, doing what it has always done: Just going on living happily ever after.

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