Quote-Unquote: Dr. Pasha on Islam,
Muslims and the World
“People, Muslims included, have opinions about America – and who can blame them. And they want to express those opinions – and they should. For, that is what America is all about: the right of the people everywhere to have an opinion and express it.
And from way before that, from when America was not even a glint in the eye of the Founders, and when the thought of crossing the Atlantic had occurred neither to Thomas Paine nor perhaps to any of his forbears going back several generations, that is what Islam has been all about: the inalienable and God-given right of people to have opinions and express them. Whether or not those opinions are positive or negative, derogatory or salutary has no bearing on the right of the people – whether inside or outside America – to have an opinion about America, or about anything else, and be able to express that opinion.
So, should I say: Thank God for America?
And should we all not also in the same breath say: Thank God for Islam?” (Dr. Pasha)
“To the extent Democracy implies rights, freedoms and opportunities for participation and representation for “The People,” it is from God and it embodies the essence and spirit of Islam.
Dictatorship on the other hand, any kind or type of dictatorship, whether it ...
"It was during the first few days of the month of Muharram that Moses (Alaihis Salam) set his followers free from the tyranny of the Pharaohs. He parted the sea with his staff and led his people to freedom in ...
When God wants something to happen, he just says “Be!” and it happens.
That is the ultimate Rule by Decree.
It is Rule by Royal Fiat.
That is because God is King.
And that is because God is the Owner and the Master and ...
This A’ashura 2011, this month of Muharram 1433, this time thinking of the land of Karbala, I have a question.
What did American Revolutionary Patrick Henry and Islamic Revolutionary Husain have in common?
Love of Liberty! That is what!
And then I have ...
Islam means taking responsibility. And that means showing initiative when and where needed.
Initiative shows leadership. And Islam is leadership.
And that really is the foundation of true democracy and decentralization of power.
Kullukum Raa-in, says the Hadith.
I have spent a lifetime learning, reading, analyzing, researching and thinking through Islam on the one hand and Democracy on the other hand.
And here is some of what I found.
In any society, where there is no democracy, there can be ...
We call on the world – the entire world, Muslim as well as non-Muslim; in the East as well as in the West – to declare and celebrate Thursday, May 23, 2013, as WORLD DAY OF DEMOCRACY.
This year, May 23 ...
May 23: World Day of Democracy!
We call on the world – the entire world, Muslim as well as non-Muslim; in the East as well as in the West – to declare and celebrate Wednesday, May 23, 2012, as WORLD DAY ...
"God above, that is Islam.
People below, that is Islam.
God's government in heaven -- and everywhere else. That is Islam.
People's government on earth. That is Islam.
People's elected government, fair and honest and God-fearing, run based on God's immutable guidance in Scripture. ...