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?)
No one but Allah, God Almighty, knows the exact time of the Last Day. What in Islamic Literature is called Qiyaamah.
That is the day when the world as we know it will end. It will be sudden and it will be catastrophic. Nothing will be left standing. Nothing will retain its shape or make up.
Qiyaamat will sweep away the existing world and replace it with a totally different world. It will be the day which will herald the complete gathering and accountability of all human beings before their creator.
Good acts, no matter how small, will be rewarded. Bad acts, no matter how small, will be disposed off appropriately. Nothing will escape accountability.
Fa-Man Ya’mal Mithqaala Dharratin Khayiran Yarahu, Wa Man Ya’mal Mithqaala Dhrratin Sharran Yarahu.
So, when will that day arrive? No one knows for sure. But you may start wondering about Qiyaamat if the world behaves in certain specific ways.
When certain divine lights on God’s earth begin to dim, flicker and go out.
For example, when you see mosques shut their doors to worshipers; when you see Jum’ah Khutbahs, Friday Prayers, as the world calls them, cancelled; when you see the circling of the Ka’bah, the House of God at Makkah, or Tawwaf as it is called in Arabic, come to a stop; maybe it is time for you ask if the Last Hour is at hand.
The battle of wits between the advocates of Faith and Skepticism never advanced much beyond the argument that Hazrat Ali, Radiyallahu Anhu, put forward 1400 years ago.
Hazrat Ali wrote a little couplet in which he said this – he was a great ...
When we do or say something, others watch. And they listen.
And, when we think, no one is watching or listening, Allah is.
That is the difference between faith and lack of faith -- between being a Muslim and not being a ...
Many Instances of Oppression, Suffering and Pain,
But Every Time the Same Guilty, Culpable Silence!
(With apologies to Martin Niemoller, a Protestant pastor in Nazi Germany.)
(The stanza on Muslims is added. But it is breathtakingly apt.)
First they came for the Communists,
And I ...
Accountability is a most important aspect of a Muslim’s life. And this accountability is not just before God Almighty, the Creator. It is also before each and every one of his creation.
Because God’s creation has a stake in what goes ...
"When things go wrong – and they often do – people look for someone to blame. Often, they find it easier to blame others than to hold themselves accountable.
“Scapegoating” is an old idea. It is in the Bible – the Old ...