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

IslamicSolutions.Com

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)

EXPAND

Drive-by Experts on Islam

DR.PASHA | June 10, 2010 | Section: Articles | 1816 reads


Read offline:


 

Drive-by Experts on Islam

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?)

 

Mixed Parentage

These days, they are all experts: on Islam and Muslims I mean. And in as many cases as not, instant experts, I must point out.

Drive-by Experts is what I call this crop of instant cognoscenti that flood the market — and the airwaves — and the media in general — in these troubled times. Those in policy portals are somewhat different. Often, many of them know their stuff even though they may choose to twist truth to fit policy parameters and political agendas.

And the factors that breed this mushroom cloud of Drive-by Experts on Islam and Muslims are many. Not the least among them is the money that can be made by a claim to expertise on Islam, no matter how tenuous or precarious. And the perks and privileges that go with it.

There is name, fame and fortune to be made by saying you are an Islamic Expert and then letting loose on Islam and Muslims, left, right and center. Poor Muslims — barring the blackguards and charlatans among them — wouldn’t know what hit them or how to respond to this onslaught in a truly meaningful, effective, civilized, rational and peaceful way. And if they did make some noises of the legitimate and appropriate variety, no one will pay any attention to them anyway.

But it is good that fewer and fewer buses seem to suffer the wrath of angry and frustrated Muslim mobs in parts of Islamistan. The fury seems to be headed for the jugular now as evidently angry and frustrated agents of powerful money and politics — both domestic and foreign — have developed more of a penchant for blown up bodies than for burned buses.

“Agents” include Agents Provocateurs.

They are basically contractors, as we call them these days. They are hired hands that is, people who used to be called mercenaries at one time, in the pay of powerful money and politics, both domestic and foreign, both public and private. They work, mysteriously and in the shadows of darkness and doubt, to sow the seeds of discord and unleash the whirlwinds of chaos, confusion and violence in target areas of their choice and determination.

Their job is to work mayhem and create havoc where and how they can — often, the more spectacularly bloody and barbaric their handiwork the better — and to destabilize societies and nations, and implicate and neutralize individuals, groups and organizations seen as threat by this or that pocket of wealth, power or influence, again, both domestic or foreign.

And the target is Islam and Muslims. It has been forever; it is now; and it shall continue for as long as the present mindset among humans — individuals, groups, organizations, nations and societies — continues.

The larger and more serious casualty, however, is truth.

Truth is the sunshine, stake-to-the-heart, Draculas of falsehood, tyranny and exploitation fear most and work aggressively to pervert, destroy and cover up. Islam came to wean humans away from their addiction to lies, and to brute power and naked greed, and to put them in touch with truth and reality — both in this world as well as in the next world.

Hence, there is always a market, often a flourishing one, for knowingly and willfully mixing truth with falsehood, and for covering up facts, and for misleading the world about Islam itself.

Islam, however, knew and called this sordid game ab initio — from Day One. The Qur’an says: … Lima talbisoonal haqqa bil baatil wa taktumoonal haqqa wa antum ta’alamoon. Paraphrase: previous paragraph.

Demonizing an entire faith, culture and way of life, delegitimizing an entire history, and demoralizing all peoples, nations and societies that owe allegiance to them are acts of perversity and premeditation that merchants of mendacity and instigators of mayhem and mischief practice as a living. From there, it is a short step to mass lynching, pogroms and genocide.

Thus, Allah’s Deen — Islam that is — is a gateway to Paradise after death for the Believers in God and his Prophets and Messengers (God Bless Them All!). And for those who believe in the Day of Judgment and in full and unremitting accountability therein for their deeds and misdeeds in this worldly life.

At the same time, right here in this world, for those who do not believe in God and Prophets — and in accountability on the Day of Judgment — and those, that is, whose sole motivation in life is to make a buck or two, or to serve a political purpose, Allah’s Deen Islam could still be a camel that provides a giant-size heap of gold. It could be a cow with deep udders.

That is why, given all the mercenary and political axes that many of these putative experts have to grind, this rash of drive-by expertise on Islam and Muslims is truly a child of mixed parentage and dubious credibility. It is a bonanza for merchants of mendacity and make-believe.

A Quick Ticket to Name, Fame and Fortune

In this way, Islam has — and, frankly, Muslims have — become a quick and easy ticket to name, fame and fortune to countless adventurers and carpetbaggers in the dim alleys of radio, television and newspapers.

As for the media themselves, they have literally discovered Ali Baba’s Legendary Cave of treasures in Islam and Muslims, if not the Holy Grail itself. With Islam and Muslims as their staple, their readership, ratings and incomes are secure and soaring for a long time to come. For as long as God Almighty would want things to be that way, as Muslims would say.

This world is after all HIS world — God’s world that is — and he runs it as he pleases. That is what makes him God. And belief in that fact is what makes Muslims, Muslims.

So Allah’s Deen, and the followers of Allah’s Deen, Muslims that is, flawed and warped as many of them are, continue to provide a generous dole of livelihood to untold millions throughout the world. It is not for nothing that Allah sent his last prophet and messenger, Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, as a blessing and mercy to everyone and everything — after death for some as well as right here in this world while they are living for some others.

 

Shortlink:
Next:

Previous:

Jump to Article:

Related content
"This Baqr Eid, Qurban Bayram, Eidul Adha, call it what you will, I have a wish. And I have a prayer. I will not say it is from my heart. For, my heart is broken to a million bits at what is happening ...
READ MORE
“The usual Liars-Liars-Pants-on-Fires say Islam is all about forcing people to become Muslim. I checked and guess what I found? You will not believe this, but this is what I found: “Absolutely, positively, there is to be no coercion or compulsion ...
READ MORE
“Islamist” is just another racial, ideological and political slur that the enemies of God use to insult Islam and Muslims. They must make sure their official websites respect the integrity of the term “Muslim” and abstain from referring to themselves and ...
READ MORE
Contents: Do Prayers Work? Do Medicines Work? Prayers Work, But it Depends! What it Takes for Prayers to Work The Curse of Alcohol Sincerity and Surrender A Divine Time Scale The One Prayer that Never Fails To Pray also Is to Act Right and Wrong: Halaal and Haraam Fear and Love ...
READ MORE
One Nation under God: That Is Precisely What Islam Is All About. The Shame of Present Muslim Reality. Liberty is so much a central part of the message of Islam that the American Revolutionary orator, Patrick Henry, may have taken his ...
READ MORE
What exactly is the issue? The teacher in England should not have her mouth and face hidden behind a veil when teaching English language to students? Is that the issue? If it is, then to me it is a nonstarter. For, ...
READ MORE
“Before Islam, there was no such thing as the right to Freedom of Expression in the world. Islam gave people – all people – the right to free speech. How I wish Muslims had known this fact. And how I wish the world ...
READ MORE
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 ...
READ MORE
This A’ashura 2011, this month of Muharram 1433, this time thinking of the land of Karbala, I have a question. What did American Revolutionary Patrick Henry and Islamic Revolutionary Husain have in common? Love of Liberty! That is what! And then I have ...
READ MORE
The current turmoil in the Middle East is not about jobs and bread. It is about the fight of the people of the Middle East for their basic humanity, liberty and dignity. And Middle East will be free from its Colonial ...
READ MORE
But when we make ourselves blind to injustice and deaf to truth, and play dumb when we must speak out, then the world catches up with us and God’s justice takes its own course. As someone said: First they came for the ...
READ MORE
Congratulations, Egypt! Men and women of Egypt! Innocent tiny little tots of Egypt! Young and old youth of Egypt! Muslims and Christians of Egypt! Congratulations to you all! And may God shower you all with his love and grace! And he has done so already, indeed. For, ...
READ MORE
"It should be clear to those who understand Islam as well as, at the same time, the real world in which we live, that Islam is Public Relations at its most sublime and best and that Public Relations, done right and done ...
READ MORE
Muslims just don't get it, do they?  What is happening in Egypt these days -- and it has been happening there for a very long time -- is an attempt to wipe out Islam and turn the so-called Middle East into a slave ...
READ MORE
Islam and Muslims have always had enemies. It is the nature of the thing: You do something good, something really noble and outstanding, and bad people will resist, oppose and fight you and fight what you are doing. That, as ...
READ MORE
Slaves submissively take whatever is given to them by their masters -- and stay quiet. Slaves have no rights. Free people, on the other hand, stand up for their rights; demand their rights; and fight for their rights. Free people have rights. Islam came ...
READ MORE
People generally sock it to the American People in two very important ways. First, they feed the American People all kinds of poison in the name of food and drink. And then, second, they send the American People to the poorhouse by ...
READ MORE
Islam is a movement because it begins with one person – an individual – and seeks out the many: all of humanity.  And it does not rest or take a break till its message of love, peace, joy, mercy, happiness, success and ...
READ MORE
God in his heaven sent down the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Right here on earth, the Church gave us the Pope. And now the Pope and the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, some among the followers of both say, ...
READ MORE
“Propaganda against Islam and Muslims comes in successive waves. And most propaganda has lies and distortions of one kind or another at its core. It was not so long ago that the Liars-Liars-Pants-on-Fires used to say that Islam was spread by ...
READ MORE
"It was during the first few days of the month of Muharram that Moses (Alaihis Salam) set his followers free from the tyranny of the Pharaohs. He parted the sea with his staff and led his people to freedom in ...
READ MORE
Contents: Who in the World Are You? Do You Care About the World and Its Wonders? Do You Love Islam and Muslims? Then Iqbal Is Your Man! A Lover of Humanity and of This World A Heart on Fire A Lover of His Land Above all, a Muslim A ...
READ MORE
Contents: ALL THE NAMES PEOPLE USED TO CALL US IT IS GOD ALMIGHTY WHO GAVE US THE NAME MUSLIMS MUSLIMS ARE ON THEIR PATH TO PARADISE CLUELESS MUSLIMS MUSLIMS AND THE REAL PERSPECTIVE ON ISLAM ISLAM BASHING FEEDS A LOT OF MOUTHS WE SAY ABRAHAM, BUT WHAT ...
READ MORE
I trust you are doing well. And having fun. "Islam and fun?" you may raise your eyebrows. "What an oxymoron!" Some may exclaim in disbelief, even disdain. Others may simply say Astaghfirullah and move on. But some others may think - and that is ...
READ MORE
Contents: Avoiding Excess Even in War Proportionality Is Us Two Miraculous Aayats in the Qur’an: Out of All the Others Associating Islam with Extremism Propaganda A Bit of Context Some More Context
READ MORE
Would someone then ask my brothers and sisters who seem to be waging a hate campaign against Islam – and Muslims – in Europe and elsewhere, would somebody please ask them if they even know what Islam is?
READ MORE
“There is no Moderate Islam and Radical Islam – except in the mind and language of professional anti-Islam propagandists. There is only one Islam that came from God and that Muslims have known for a thousand years. And its name is Moderation. Bottom ...
READ MORE
This Baqr Eid, a Wish, a Prayer [Quote – 312]
Faith Does Not Coincide with Coercion [Quote – 250]
Calling the Muslims Called “Islamists”
A Time to Pray and A Time to Act
Islam Gave the World the Gift of Liberty
Unveiling the Truth behind the Veil
Before Islam, Freedom of Expression Was Never a Basic Human Right [Quote – 198]
The Miracle of “Smart Salaam”
Henry and Husain: Two Kindred Warriors for Liberty
Liberty and Stolen Identity in the Middle East
Speak Out!
18 Days That Blessed the World!
Islam & Public Relations [Quote – 382]
Muslims Just Don’t Get It, Do They? [Quote – 480]
Challenges Facing Pasha Hour International
Damaged People [Quote – 578]
Slavery vs. Freedom [Quote – 589]
Socking It To The American People [Quote – 594]
Islam Is a Movement
On This Earth Day, 2016, A Message from the Heart! What God’s Earth Needs Is Islam – Real Islam!
How Low Can They Sink? [Quote – 799]
The Pope and the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam!
Propaganda against Islam – and Muslims [Quote – 249]
Ending Tyranny … from Moses to Husain [Quote – 236]
But who in the World is or was Iqbal?
Pasha Hour International: Live from America! December 8, 2007
If It Is Extreme, It Is Not Islam!
Hudoodullah: Proportionality
Do They Even Know What Islam Is?
Moderation Is Just another Name for Islam [Quote – 34]

Home | Writings | Audio | Quote-Unquote