Who is Dr. Pasha?
Dr. Pasha is an educator, scholar, mentor, organizer and community leader of exceptional talent, training and experience. His background combines authentic Islamic education and training with a Ph.D. from one of the premier research universities in the West.
His lectures, seminars, camps-community clean-up and other programs and activities provide extraordinary training, education and motivation in Islam and in life in general.
His way of teaching is unique, personal and powerful. It combines time-honoured Islamic sciences and traditions with contemporary Western scholarship and knowledge in a way that is all his own.
Dr. Pasha’s treatment of Islamic subjects is 21st Century to the core.
Dr. Pasha is the author of a highly effective method for teaching the Qur’an to English speakers that has been successfully used in the West for upward of 30 years.
Dr. Pasha is also a highly incisive and insightful social and Islamic thinker and a dynamic and thoughtful speaker in several languages. His ideas on how Muslims must understand and apply Islam in the West in the 21st Century are among the most challenging in today’s troubled world. They have been at the cutting edge of Islamic thought in the West for the past three decades.
During much of this time, Dr. Pasha has been a vocal advocate of Muslims reaching out to their non-Muslim neighbours in the West with the teachings of Islam and with the message of love, service and neighbourliness that he says Islam embodies. For the past several decades, Dr. Pasha has been calling on Muslims in the West to wake up to their civic, social and moral responsibilities in their respective Western societies and homes in the true Islamic spirit of citizen participation.
Son of a long and distinguished family line on both his father’s and mother’s side, Dr. Pasha is a strong believer in the message and methodology of his ancestors to be of service to people, Muslim as well as non-Muslim.
“Love and fear of Allah must translate in service to humanity, regardless of race or religion. That is a central part of the message of Islam and of the model of the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam!” (Dr. Pasha).
“The question – and the choice – before Muslims in the West, and everywhere else, today, as always, is quite clear: It is to reach out or not to reach out. It is that simple!” (Dr. Pasha).