Quote-Unquote: Dr. Pasha on Islam,
Muslims and the World
(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time!
Taking the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It --
And which One Does Not?)
Here is a paraphrase of an advice given to a fairly brilliant post-graduate university student who wrote to apologize, and provide some excuses, for not being able to be as active as before in what we have been calling Working for Allah.
The student’s explanations included the following: continued and more focused work on the methodology and literature review parts of the thesis; concurrent work on a new competitive and refereed scholarly conference paper; preoccupation with tests that seem to be getting tougher.
“May Allah help and bless you. Right now, your thesis, your tests and your conference papers are your Islam. So, make sure you stay with your Islam.
At the same time, also make sure you do not abandon “Allah’s Work” – which is basically doing your own work; doing your family’s work; doing your neighbors’ work; as well as doing everybody else’s work – when you are done navigating these rough patches of your student life, and things get a bit smoother and easier.”
How I wish Muslims would seekclarity in life –and in relation to Islam, which is what life is all about.
And which is also what Islam is all about. For, in Islam, life and Islam are synonymous.
Confusing? Sit down and work on it and you will see how amazingly clear it really is.
And, oh how I wish Muslims would at least acceptclarity when it is offered to them, as it is being done here, on a platter as they say!
Discusses how and why Muslims should organize conferences, seminars and public get-togethers. Provides instructions on the correct Islamic etiquette and procedures when inviting guest speakers to come and give lectures on these occasions.
A much needed guide on the subject. An ...
“I once heard a Christian religious leader tell this story and it stayed fresh in my mind. Here is how the story goes:
A very pious man once drowned in a flood. As the man got trapped in the rising waters ...
"Here is one more proof that Islam is from God. And that Islam could not possibly be the concoction of a human source. Consider this: For those working for Allah, their work is worship. That is right: All their work ...
"Muslims are smart. They have good business sense. And they can always negotiate a deal – with God.
God says in the Qur’an he sent his Messengers (Alaihim Assalam) so people will obey and follow them. Muslims say: “Sure, we will ...
I have said this before, and I am saying it again: Work in Islam is worship.
And it is Jihad.
That means those who are engaged in doing their daily duties -- whatever work it is that they do -- it is ...
"I wonder how many of us ever think about the soul-numbing comment Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, once made about the future of Islam and Muslims. "A day will come," he said, “When all that will remain of Islam ...
Only Muslims Can Defeat Muslims?
Dr. Pasha has repeatedly pointed out how only Muslims can defeat Muslims. That seems to be the Muslim story -- forever.
Use that model to interpret the events in the world today -- or at any ...
Seeing Muslims in action -- more of them, in more action in more of their old homelands, whatever that means -- shows how tangential the connection often is between Islam and Muslims.
In many cases, many may say, if this is Islam, ...
That is what we call "Working for Allah." It is nothing more or less than what some others may call "Islamic Work."
One of the most important elements of this work is its Integrity: Integrity of the Work and the Personal ...
What we want is not just for people coming to Pasha Hour International for "more" ideas.
Or for more listening pleasure.
It is for people to take the ideas -- every single idea -- from Pasha Hour International and working on it ...
Working for Allah: Working Involuntarily vs. Working Voluntarily
Working for Allah: A Considered Choice
Islam: A Rational Alternative
Working for Allah: “Worshipping” God and Serving God’s Creation
Islam: Being a Dutiful Slave of the Almighty
Kufr: Refusing to Work for Allah – Knowingly, Willfully, Arrogantly
If a tiny band of Muslims cannot work together as a team for the achievement of our common goals, under a leadership that we ourselves elected and put in place, following a program we wholeheartedly approve and support, then, we ...
Islam should not be the last refuge of scoundrels, charlatans, misfits, adventurers and nincompoops.
And of those who may find or invent all kinds of excuses for cutting corners and compromising the integrity of the Islamic ideals of excellence in everything one ...
To all those people who keep asking what is wrong with the world, my advice is simple and direct: Look to Muslims!
Check to see what the Muslims are up to. See how Muslims are behaving. And see in what state ...
It may sound strange to many people, what I am saying here: Don't let Muslims drive you away from Islam!
But it is true.
What I am saying is: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Muslims are basically people, like everyone ...
"Islam is simple, clear, uncomplicated. People, both Muslims and non-Muslims, make it sound hard, confusing and complicated.
Islam is from God and Islam is all good.
What is more, Islam is for all, and not just for Muslims.
What Muslims owe the world, ...
AN OPEN-HOUSE CAMPAIGN
MUSLIMS: A PEOPLE WITH A MISSION
AN OPEN HOUSE FOR YOUR MOSQUE
ISLAM: A SYSTEM OF NEIGHBORLY RELATIONS
NEIGHBORLINESS: A CONCEPT THAT GOES BEYOND INDIVIDUALS
BENEFITS OF AN OPEN HOUSE
THE Jum'ah KHUTBAH: ITS NATURE AND USES
A CULTURE CALLED ISLAM
OPEN-HOUSE PROGRAMME ...
“Our work is not about 'Helping Out’ or 'Running Errands’ for the big boys, even though help is always needed and most welcome. Our work is really about 'Taking Charge’ of Allah’s Deen, Islam, and 'Working Day and Night’ to Become ...
“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 ...
“What many of us don’t understand is that Allah gets his work done, no matter who gets in the way; and no matter who refuses to do his bidding; and no matter who drags his feet.
Whoever said: “His Will Be ...
“To Muslims who really understand Islam, schools and colleges and universities are not in any way less than mosques. And the time they spend in these educational institutions in the pursuit of knowledge is not in any way less than the time they ...