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 ...
Syed Husain Pasha
"The eventful year of 2011 is fading fast and the dawn of 2012 is about to break.
The world is abuzz with talk about Islam and Democracy. And people, good people, everywhere, are busy patching one to the other.
“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 ...
Dr. Pasha has issued a call to world Muslims to observe a World Day of Repentance this 'Aashoora, 1433.
Muslims are human and as humans they have done many things over the centuries that are contrary to the best interests of ...
There is still a strong possibility that Egypt’s Ruling Generals, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) as they call themselves, and their Colonial paymasters will find a way to scuttle the Egyptian Revolution by rounding up the “Usual Suspects.”
“There are those among Muslims who would like to graft Democracy onto Islam.
They say Islam is good and it is from God – from the East, they say.
And they say Democracy is from the West – and it is good, ...
“Muslims are slaughtering sheep as sacrifice to God to celebrate Eidul Adha in commemoration of Abraham's (God Bless Him) willingness to sacrifice his own begotten firstborn son to God.
Muslims, Christians and Jews all believe that story from the Bible and the Qur'an, ...
That is what I say: Waa Islaamaah!
It is a distress cry - about the condition of Islam today. Poor, poor Islam! That is what it means: Waa Islaamaah!
And I will tell you why I am crying Waa Islaamaah! ...
"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. ...
Muslims just don't get it, do they?
What is happening in Egypt these days -- and it has been happening there for a very long time -- is an attempt to wipe out Islam and turn the so-called Middle East into a slave ...
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 WORLD DAY OF DEMOCRACY.
For, democracy is Islam and Islam is from Allah!
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 ...
World War II: No Independence for Muslims
Much of the world was enslaved and occupied by foreign slave masters until before World War II. End of World War II brought independence to many lands and peoples of the world, including India, ...
“I sometimes think: What would it take for Muslims to see the obvious?
What would it take for Muslims to realize that Islam is Democracy and Dictatorship is Haram?
And it makes no difference whether it is a military or civilian dictatorship, or ...
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 ...
The current turmoil in the Middle East is not about jobs and bread. It is about the fight of the people of the Middle East for their basic humanity, liberty and dignity.
And Middle East will be free from its Colonial ...
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.
“One of the first and most important lessons you learn about Islam is that Islam and Illiteracy, Islam and Feudalism, and Islam and Tyranny – whether social, political or economic – don’t mix.
But you won’t be able to guess that by looking at ...
“When Anwar Sadat was military dictator of Egypt, he banned wearing of long robes for men on university campuses. It has taken Nicolas Sarkozy, a democratically elected civilian president of France, well over three decades to catch up with a ...
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 ...
"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 ...
"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 ...
Men and women of Egypt!
Innocent tiny little tots of Egypt!
Young and old youth of Egypt!
Muslims and Christians of Egypt!
Congratulations to you all!
And may God shower you all with his love and grace!
And he has done so already, indeed. For, ...
But when we make ourselves blind to injustice and deaf to truth, and play dumb when we must speak out, then the world catches up with us and God’s justice takes its own course.
As someone said:
First they came for the ...
Shaikh Quilliam, England; Lord Headley Al-Farouq (Ireland) in Islamic Review; Freedom Fighter and Gandhi colleague Mowlana Muhammad Ali Johar in Comrade in British India; scholar and Qur'an translator Allama Yusuf Ali, and others.
Allah bless them all.
Whatever else they all were, ...
There are good and bad Muslims in this world. Just like all the good and bad non-Muslims that there are in this world.
Bad Muslims are of course busy doing bad things.
But good Muslims? They think they are doing good things. But ...
For much of the time, Islam and Muslims are like two ships moored side by side at a port. Or gliding and twinkling past each other in the high seas at night.
At times, there is an interface of sorts between ...
Being Muslim is no license to abuse the English language.
I am not an English teacher. Nor am I an expert on the English language. But I suppose I have enough sense of the English language to be able to tell ...
Hindu, Jew, Christian, Muslim or Atheist, no matter who we are, what face will we show our maker when we meet him on Judgment Day, when there are figures like 15,000 total or Cumulative Jail Years floating around – even ...