In the name of God, the most Merciful, the most Merciful!


New Literature for a New Era

Education at its best -- for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Authentic. Unique. Powerful. Readable. Absorbing.
Accessible. Electrifying. Groundbreaking.

Driving Islam Home to the World -- One Concept at a Time!

See Islam for all that Islam really is:

Peaceable! Positive! Simple! Sensible! Elegant! Civilized! Constructive! Hopeful! Contemporary! Pragmatic! Problem-Solving! Moderate! Modern! Balanced! Just! Fair! Compassionate! Truthful! Nice! Easy! Fun! Global! Divine! Authentic! Original! Free! (Dr. Pasha)


Continuing The Story of Miracles In Islam – I

DR.PASHA | January 28, 2007 | Section: Articles | 2065 reads

Read offline:


Continuing The Story of 
Miracles In Islam – I

Dr. Pasha

(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?)

Not Just “Faith,” but Also Intelligence:
That Is What People Need

Let us continue with our story of the most amazing miracles that fill every aspect of the Deen of Islam.

As I have made it clear repeatedly, our definition of a “miracle” is an event of such extreme low probability as to make it almost impossible of occurrence in real life. That means, in all probability and likelihood, an event like that simply would not occur in our daily experience.

And here is one of them — right off the bat: not just faith, but also intelligence, says Islam. That is what human beings need if they have to find success in their life in this world.

And what a beautiful miracle that is in itself.

For, those are the two most important ingredients of successful human life on earth at all levels — from selling potatoes in a pushcart on a city street to doing rarefied science in a highly technologized laboratory.

According to Islam, that is the combination you would need if you are going to be successful in this world as well as in the next world: the combination of faith and intelligence; of understanding and analysis on the one hand and inner acceptance and peace on the other hand; of razor-sharp rationality as well as rock-solid belief.

That is the formula you would need if you really are going to be able to unravel the mysteries of God’s creation — and master and harness the forces of the universe to your own good as well as to the good of the world.

That is, if you are going to be able to let your knowledge guarantee you and everyone else a proper, decent, successful, happy and prosperous life right here on earth. And if, thereafter, you are going to let your discoveries and knowledge lead you to an acceptance of God Almighty as your maker and master and thereby also guarantee you a life of eternal peace, joy and bliss in heaven after your death.

And a Judicious Dose
of Common Sense

And what could be wrong with a judicious dose of common sense?

That means you need to be able to make use of your very special innate talents of thinking and reasoning, observation and analysis, to ask the right and truly meaningful questions about God and his creation and be able to identify the answers that will take you to him and that will also impact your life on earth.

So, you need a bit of intelligence and common sense to recognize God’s signs in his creation. That means “faith,” as most people understand it, will not do it all by itself. It needs a helping hand from common human intelligence, which is actually God’s very special gift to you — a spark of God’s divine fire in your soul.

That is why according to the Qur’an, intelligence is not an enemy of faith but often an important ally and companion of faith.

So, recognizing God’s everyday miracles in life — and in the Qur’an and in Islam and in the life of ordinary Muslims, such as they are even today — is not likely to be the lot of those whose intelligence level is not up to par. Or, as some people would say nowadays, who are challenged in the intelligence department.

That is right.

Even in the Life of the
Most Ordinary of Muslims

Even in the lives of ordinary Muslims. I meant every word of it when I said it. For, unbeknownst to themselves, that is who the Muslims are: walking, talking, living miracles of God Almighty — and his beautiful Deen of Islam — on earth.

And of his most amazing Al-Qur’an.

And of the glorious life and mission of his beloved prophet — may Allah shower him with blessings: Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

Is it Ghalib I am thinking of? That amazing miracle of God Almighty on earth! Matchless master of Urdu and Persian poetry!

A personification in his time and place — think Delhi in the throes of British colonial conquest and occupation, in his beautiful languages of Rikhta and Farsi — of that most magnificent Aayat of the Qur’an: wa ‘allamahul bayaan, in which God Almighty reminds human beings how he bestowed upon them the power of expression.

Whatever his limitations, poor man, may Allah forgive him, Ghalib saw and understood what many people could not.

Hota hai shabo roz tamaashaa mayray aagay, he cried out. Paraphrase: I can see day and night the spectacle of miracles dance before my eyes.

What a man Ghalib! Part of what the Muslims gave the world, with all his limitations, even during some of the most decadent and painful period of their history.

As for the miracles that pack the everyday life of the most “ordinary” of Muslims, framed against that kaleidoscope of cosmic wonders, hear what another Urdu piece of poetry has to say. I don’t recall offhand who said it, but it is spectacular in its own right nonetheless: Daykhay tujhay key mayra tamaasha karay koyee!

Meaning, everything is so full of magic and spectacle, one does not know whether to gaze at the miracle of your beauty and perfection or behold the spectacle of my mortification in your love and adoration.

That is why I say, not only everything in Allah’s creation is a miracle; and everything about the Qur’an and the Deen of Islam is a miracle; and everything about the glorious life and teachings of the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is a miracle; but so is the everyday life of even the most ordinary of Muslims.

Back to the Alliance of Faith
and Intelligence in Islam

Even many Muslims may not know this, but the Qur’an is quite clear and emphatic on this subject — on the subject of collaboration between faith and intelligence: “Only those with brains,” says the Qur’an, “should expect to learn and should be able to draw meaningful lessons.”




Jump to Article:

Related content
Everyday Miracles of Islam Thus, no matter how you look at it, Islam, the Qur’an and the life of even the most ordinary Muslims are all full of things that can only be described as miraculous. I call them the Everyday Miracles ...
"Amateurs do things however they please: randomly; haphazardly; by the seat of their pants, as they say. Professionals do things the right way. There is consistency and predictability in the work of professionals – because professionals follow routine and process. Civilized societies are ...
Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, came into this world in the 7th Century. He changed that world, from the way it was to pretty much the way it is today. That means a lot of the things that you see ...
Contents: A Triple Token of Love from a Most Loving God Companions of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam: The Greatest Human Generation Ever! God’s Kingdom on Earth Scientists, Physicians and Hazrat Ali Islam Is God’s Recipe for Eternal Life God Is Master and Humans Are ...
Did Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, perform any miracles of his own - like many of the other major prophets from earlier times, God bless them all? Yes, he did. Of course he did. Absolutely, positively he did. And below ...
The fact that 1400 years ago this book should declare men and women equal in rights and rewards is a miracle. The fact that this book should have a chapter called "The Women" and another chapter called "The People" and ...
Writers and scholars – both Muslim and non-Muslim – must use Qur’an as model for their writing. The Qur’an has not one error in it. Laa Rayiba Feehi! But Qur’an is perfect not because someone proofread it carefully, but because it is ...
The Universe – entire creation of God in the form of all the countless worlds that exist and that are being continually created and recreated – is nothing if not an actualization of the Qur’an in real life. In interlocking ...
Islam and life: What a perfect confluence! What a perfect combination, I mean. And, if you ask me, what a perfect choice! Let me explain. For those wanting to know what Islam is, let me ask them a very different question: What is ...
"The Aayat in Surah Twa-Haa, "Alladhee A'twaa Kulla Shay-in Khalqwahu Thumma Hadaa" rings in my ears nonstop. Meaning: God is the one who gave everything its existence, then showed it what to do and how to act. And that other aayah: "Wa ...
One of the most amazing things about Allah’s boundaries is that they work not only with regard to human affairs, but also with regard to all the other animate and inanimate phenomena in the world. Nature, as many people refer ...
The word Qur’an in Arabic means “Reading.” Or, maybe, even something to be read. Qur’an is the name given to the book that claims that it is from God Almighty. It is the name that this book Qur’an gives to itself, ...
It really hit me hard, and not too long ago, how clear it is. The obvious and simple fact that this world does not have anything like Laa Ilaaha Illallaah or Muhammadur Rasoolullah. Not separately. Not both of them taken together ...
If you want to be Muslim, any time is good time. And without a doubt, Islam's first three generations were the best of the best. But looking around, it seems times were never better for anyone to be Muslim.  Islam today is more ...
Muslims everywhere deserve recognition and praise for undertaking this enormous daily activity to protect and preserve the Word of God -- the Qur'an...
It never ceases to amaze me how simple and how clear the Qur’an is. And then I realize that this Qur’an was originally sent down to an Illiterate Man among an Illiterate People. So the Qur’an had to make clear and ...
Contents: Knowing and Understanding the World A Troubled World A Succession of Disasters Fragmentation of Life Neither Science nor Common Sense A Planet in Peril Playing Catch-up to the Qur’an A World in the Image of the Qur’an “Religion”: A Great Misnomer Qur’an Sets People Free Religion: Monotheism Is Us! No One ...
You may be an atheist or an agnostic. Or you may belong to any one of the religious denominations that proliferate in the world today. You may be a Communist or a Fascist or a believer in free enterprise, freedom ...
Contents: A Miracle We Can All Meet in Real Time A Miracle in Every Aayat of the Qur’an A Quick Panorama of Qur’an’s Miracles Some More of Qur’an’s Miracles Even More Miracles of the Qur’an The Miraculous Salaah: Made in the Qur’an Covering Up the ...
Contents: A Book Called Reading Practical “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for Attaining Peace Peace: The Default Option All This Not Today or Yesterday, But 1400 Years Ago Islam, Muslims and the Qur’an An Illiterate Man Produces a Book? How Probable Is That? Not a Book of, for ...
Contents: “Those You Know and Those You Don’t”: What Magic Words! Nearly One-Fourth of Humanity Who Else Is Doing That? Who Is Blessing Your Kids? Who Is Counting the Spillover Salaam and the “Collateral Blessing”? Saturation Blessing vs. Saturation Bombing Certainly Not a Religion Islam vs. “Religion“: Some ...
Contents: A Miracle from God Almighty A Sad Colonial Legacy People: Not “Man” or “Mankind” Some Miraculous Numbers in the Qur’an: 241 + 18 + 65 = 324 Light Upon Light Right at the Outset The Miracle of “O, You People! The Miracle of “We the People”
I have often talked about the miraculous deeds of The Unlettered Man - Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam - God's peace, blessings, mercy and grace be upon him and upon all the other prophets of God such as Jesus, ...
REACH OUT, MUSLIMS! Before anything or anyone, Muslims! Reach out unto your own selves! Take some time. Make an effort. And look deep into your mind, And into the depths of your soul...
Continuing the Story of Miracles in Islam II
Why Do We Worry So Much about Typos – And other Errors in Our Writings?
Salah or Namaz: A Paragon of “Professional” Conduct [Quote – 322]
How Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, Changed the World
Islam Is All about Communication
Muhammad: The Living Miracle of Peace and Blessings – Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam!
Real vs. Bogus Miracles
Qur’an: A Living Miracle in Mortal Human Hands
Miraculous Nature of the Language of the Qur’an: The Case of the Missing “And”
Use Qur’an as Model [Quote – 417]
Qur’an and Us [Quote – 415]
Islam and Life: What a Perfect Confluence! And What a Perfect Choice! [Quote – 408]
Miracles in the Qur’an [Quote – 380]
If Not Allah, Then Who?
Some Reasons Why Non-Muslims Must Read the Qur’an [Quote – 441]
Our Profile in the Qur’an
Red Wine and Heart Health! Proof, Proof, Proof, Even More Proof!
How Clear Does It Have To Be? [Quote – 591]
ASM: Correct Your Error! Dr. Pasha Calls on American Society of Microbiology to Acknowledge Debt to Qur’an – and Muslims
Now Is the Best Time to Be Muslim [Quote – 695]
This Ramadan, 1437/2016, As You Do Your Daily Readings or Tilaawat, Just Say Alhamdu Lillah!
How Right the Qur’an Is! [Quote – 625]
Islam Gave the World Monotheism and Education
You Must Know This Man!
The Simple Miracles of Islam
Qur’an: Key to World Peace
The Miracle of “Smart Salaam”
The Miracle of “You the People!”
The Miracle of the “Unlettered Man” in the Bible
REACH OUT, MUSLIMS! How to change the world, One thing at a time

Home | Writings | Audio | Quote-Unquote