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?)
When Allah makes a decision pertaining to us human beings – when he does; as he does; which he does all the time – those blessed by Allah say “Alhamdulillah!” and move on, their sundry duties to perform.
On the other hand, those who have worked to take themselves out of the downpour of Allah’s mercy and blessings don’t know what to do or how to react.
So, instead of panicking and running to Allah, and throwing themselves on Allah’s mercy, they wail and gripe and try to run away from Allah and his mercy.
Thus, they only make their predicament worse.
Some of them even curse themselves and everything and everyone in sight. They scream in their foolish arrogance and rage and fear and panic: “Why? Why? Why Me?”
Compared to all this, Alhamdulillah is perfect language for all times – none better – and for all seasons, as some would say. It means – among all the wonderful things it means – things like “Thank You! We Accept!”
That in slave language translates to: “Yes, Master! Thank You Master!”
And it means: “Of Course, Master!Whatever You Say, Master!”
And it says: “We Submit! We Surrender!”
Of course many people don’t understand the fact that all time is Allah’s Decision Time. And Allah’s Decisions are ongoing, ever-present.
And the functioning of the Universe, to the extent we are able to see and grasp it, as per every micro-, nano- or picosecond, or in Planck Time, is nothing but a mirror of the unfolding of Allah’s Supreme Will.
The Qur’an attests to this, over and over, in its most glorious Aayaat:
People often have questions about the way God does things. Many good people do.
And it is perfectly all right for them to do so.
At least from the Islamic point of view it is.
God, in the Qur'an, not only allows humans ...
God is God.
That means someone who is completely in command of every situation in creation. And that includes everything in everyone's life.
So, those who use expressions such as "Finally," when they are talking about something happening in this world, something that ...
If you realize that everything you have is a gift to you from God Almighty, then, every time you open your mouth, what right do you have to say anything other than Alhamdulillah – meaning, “Thank You, Thank You, Thank ...
"In every time and place, and all times and places are his, when God Almighty wants his work done, he raises up the people to do it.
And he provides those people the tools and resources to do his work with.
Blessed indeed are ...
Muslims Have a Problem – and So Do Non-Muslims
Muslims have a problem. Non-Muslims have a problem. They all have a problem.
And it is not what most people may think it is – whatever people may think it is. I am ...
"Has anyone ever tried to calculate and tabulate the trillions upon trillions upon trillions of ways in which Allah's blessings and Rahmat come into this world and in our own lives?
Wa In Ta'uddoo Ni'amatallahi Laa Tuhswoohaa!"
"This thing hit me like a ton of bricks. It always has. Except that I did not for some reason really pay any serious attention to it. Or connect with it.
If something -- anything -- is from Allah, the maker ...
Dunya impinges on us human beings in all kinds of ways.
Dunya is Arabic in the Qur’an for “The World” – meaning this earthly world in which we live today.
As distinct from another world, Aakhirah – the next everlasting world that ...
How often has it happened to how many of us: We all end up saying, more often than not, more frequently than we should, how speechless we are! How overcome we are with life and its kaleidoscopic situations.
How we are ...
Most people do not understand that Allah has his own way and his own meticulous calculus of doing things.
Therefore, what happens in the world is what Allah decides should happen. And it does not always coincide with what you and ...
I don't know how to say this. It is the most simple thing to say. But a most profound and powerful thing in relation to real life.
According to Hadith Sharif, there is no better or more powerful Du'a -- I ...
Shahaadats or the Double Testimony
But What on Earth Is “Shahaadah”?
How Many Muslims Are Doing that Right Now?
Forgetting Allah Leads to Forgetting Self
Muslim Search for Identity
Muslims Know Their Shahaadats
Everything about You Must Provide the Shahaadat
Shahaadat Must Use the Nicest Means
How Humans ...
George Bush (Jr.), former president of the United States, once said he was the decider. Well, I have news for him.
In the real world, the world in which all decisions are made and count, the only decider is Allah – ...
No God but God!
The Eternal Message of Tauheed – One God! – Rings Again!
And Again: Through Moses, Alaihis Salaam!
And Again: Through Jesus, Alaihis Salaam!
And Again and Forever: Through Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam!
How Can Anyone Miss This Most Glorious Divine ...
“Those who look for God shall find him.
Provided they look for him hard enough and well enough and seriously enough.
And those that seek the truth in this world shall find it.
For, that is God’s way in his world.
They are sincere;
Nothing is more amazing in this world than a believer who is sustained by God’s Love.
Let me explain how.
“When a believer looks at God, I mean when he thinks or contemplates about God, he thinks his life is forever.
But when he ...
“Your journey to God begins when and where your preoccupation with your own self tapers off.
The more ascendant and salient you make yourself in your list of priorities and in your own scheme of things, and the more prominent your ...
“You have the right to say “No!” to anyone and anything including God Almighty. That is a right given to you by God himself. That is what makes you a human being.
And, believe it or not, that is what Islam ...
“Anything that gets in the way of your single-minded commitment to God, and your unflinching service to humanity, Islam calls it an “Ilaah.”
The Bible calls it “a god besides God.” Do you think the Bible and the Qur’an may share ...
“If, Jesus, Moses, Muhammad and Abraham – May God Almighty Bless Them! – all taught the world the same message, “No God but God,” as the Bible and the Qur’an tell us, then why are their followers still quibbling over that message ...
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Four Words that Changed the World
From Rags and Riches
God Created Humanity with Freedom as its Core
Impact of Injury
Role of Coin Toss
When Things Go Wrong ...
You are now in perfect sync, harmony and balance with the rest of the universe, with the rest of God’s creation.
You have now become the one who embraces and exudes peace and love, joy and optimism, forgiveness and compassion!
Like the ...