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?)
In pressing into service the Quote-Unquote method, I am trying to create a writing style of my own that I can use to make some serious comments, and provide some important explanations, concerning a set of critical topics related to Islam, Muslims and the World.
The idea is not to impress the world with my erudition or even with my writing ability. The idea is to make everyone – Muslim as well as non-Muslim – get a clear picture in their mind of some very important aspects of Islam, Muslims and the world in our time.
Many of them are topics and ideas that are often buried under layers of lumbering scholarship and style-obsessed mercenary journalism.
What this Quote-Unquote method is really like, or what it is really patterned after, I dare not say right now. Maybe I will be able to talk about it in the next several years. For, I have often waited for decades to verbalize certain key ideas about Islam, Muslims and the world.
That was because I did not find a suitable venue or because I thought the time was not right. But over time, Allah did give me the opportunity to voice many of those ideas.
And, as we all must know, everything in this world happens strictly according to Allah’s most meticulous Space-Time Calculus. Hear the Qur’an say it:
Wa Kullu Shayi-in ‘Indahu Bi-Miqdaar!
May Allah protect this method of Quote-Unquote – and all my writings – from corruption and trivialization as well as false intent!
And may he grant them acceptance from him and may he open the hearts and minds of his Khalq for them.
Combining Deen and Dunya
Building a Better Life for India’s Muslims
These Goals Are Attainable and Easily So
Ta’aleem and Tazkiyah: Two Peas in a Pod
Islamic Social Change
How Could the Rest of the World Not Join This Caravan?
Know Islam and Know the World: ...
Those of us who think or say we are "Working for Allah," what is it that we want?
Answer: We want to teach the world -- Muslims as well as non-Muslims -- what Islam is all about on a day-to-day basis, ...
Muslim or not.
Educated or not.
Rich or poor.
Man or woman.
Get up and change the world.
There is too much ignorance, too much injustice, too much corruption, too much poverty, too much inequality, too much greed, too much exploitation, too much oppression, and too, too ...
Humans communicate in many ways. And for many purposes.
Some give speeches. Some write articles. Some sing and dance.
And some, as Shakespeare I think put it, communicate through silences.
The Internet has caused a virtual explosion in both the amount and forms ...
For the past half century, Muslims in America have struggled with two fundamental questions. Call them Identity Questions if you want.
Those two questions are:
Who the Muslims of America really are?
What the Muslims of America must do as Muslims?...
(1) Clarity of Concept. (2) Human Equality: At the Heart of All Social Relations in Islam. (3) Leadership: A Core Islamic Issue. (4) Democracy or Islam: Which Is It? Or Is It Both At the Same Time? (5) Universal Divine ...
(1) Writing Out Names of Individual Co-Workers in E-Mail Address Section: Why? (2) Internet Use by Co-Worker Family Members. (3) Some of the Reasons Why? (4) All Must Participate! All Must Lend Their Shoulder to the Wheel! (5) A Lone ...
All those among us who think or say they are Working for Allah, the greatest personal favor anyone of them can do to each other is to read our literature -- carefully, systematically and painstakingly.
Almost word by word.
And over and ...
Islam means one simple thing -- along with so many other things.
It means "Taking the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It -- and Which One Does Not?"
And those who commit themselves to this goal may claim that ...
If people ask you who we are, tell them we are Patriots – with the capital letter “P.”
If they ask you what do you mean tell them we are loyal and devoted to every square inch of land on this earth: every country; ...
Some Examples of Lack of Character
If You Lie, You Lack Character
You Lack Education, You Lack Character
Wasting Resources Shows Lack of Character
If You Are Not Nice to People, You Lack of Character
Jealousy and Hate Means Lack of Character
Abuse of Power or ...
“Want to build a better world? Here is what we need to do — every single one of us:
Love our neighbours; and our societies and our communities; and Muslims and non-Muslims — and the whole world.
Elect the best rulers we ...
“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 ...
There is absolutely, positively no way out for Muslims except to fully and unreservedly re-dedicate themselves – as individuals and as societies, cultures, institutions and governments – to the original mission of their life: Da’wah.
To invite the whole world to ...
“To the children of the good people who have decided to work for Allah, here is something I want to say to them: Work hard to move your own lives and this work forward.
Do not use this work as a means ...
"What do we want? Simple!
We want every human being to have the best of everything – in this world as well as in the next world.
And we want that for all human beings, everywhere and for all time: Muslim as ...
Muslims are God’s people on earth. And there are expectations that are associated with that exalted position.
Expectations that humanity has from Muslims.
Expectations that all of Allah’s creation has from Muslims.
And, more than anything or anyone else, expectations that God Almighty ...
"For this year, we have fixed a new ceiling for all of us to aim at: just a trifle beyond the stars! No, the Sky is not, and never has been, the limit for those who call themselves my students."