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?)
Some countries in the world grant what is called Dual Citizenship. They allow their citizens to hold the citizenship of another country, while retaining their American citizenship.
As a result, you will find, for example, many American citizens, many of them quite prominent ones, also holding simultaneously an Israeli Citizenship.
That is not considered a contradiction. And it is certainly not against the American Law.
Yet, here is an interesting fact about the process of acquiring American Citizenship -- Naturalization --for Non-Citizens.
That is what it is called: Naturalization. It means all the steps that a Non-American-Citizen has to go through to become an American Citizen.
The final stage of this process is for a citizenship applicant, man or woman, who is currently holding a Non-US Citizenship to stand before a Federal Judge and solemnly swear to foreswear, renounce, reject and give up all foreign allegiances and citizenships.
Now, stop for a moment and think about it. Does it sound a bit like La Ilaha Illa Allah? First rejecting, renouncing and forswearing all other “gods,” one might have had, before finally affirming one’s allegiance to this one real God?
If it does, that is because that is exactly how it is. It is first saying “No!” to everyone else before saying “Yes!” to God Almighty.
Is the American Naturalization Process patterned after La Ilaha Illallah, I do not know. But does it sound and feel like it?
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 ...
"Here are four dots for you to connect:
Abraham, God Bless Him, was an iconoclast and a monotheist. His whole life revolved around the notion: No God but God.
Moses, God Bless Him, gave us the First Commandment: No God but God.
But why not?
You have had questions.
And you have been looking.
Should we say for quite some time?
And you never quite got the answers that would go to your heart, answers that will give you real satisfaction.
I mean answers that will bring ...
God is truly one. And he is truly one of a kind.
Here is how the Qur’an describes God: There is nothing like him.
The words of the Qur’an are: Laisa kamithlihee shaiy.
To me, that is self-evident.
For, if he is not one ...
God is one. Everyone knows that. Or, at least, they should.
So, the Qur’an says: “Say, God is One!”
Qul Huwallahu Ahad (112:1).
And then of course, if God is God, then he does not, should not, owe anything to anyone. He should ...
There are different states of being or living in this world. One is Islam and the other is what Islam calls Jaahiliyyah.
Earlier or pre-existing forms and levels of Jaahiliyyah is how the Qur'an puts it.
Islam is living life within and ...
Think about Him, Not about You. Don’t think about who you are: Hindu, Jew, Christian or Muslim. Rich, poor, black, white, man, woman. Instead focus and concentrate on who HE is: God of All. God of love. God of mercy ...
“Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, in every corner of the world, Muslims cry from the rooftop the First Commandment, which says: “There Is No God besides God!” And they are the only ones anywhere on earth that do that. ...
“There are those in this world who wish to die for Allah. I wish to say to them: “Have you ever tried living for Allah?”
“Give it a shot,” I say to them. I mean living for Allah. “You might like it.”
What God do Muslims worship?
That was the question - asked a while ago by some people in the Western world.
The media played it up. As is the media's wont to play such things up.
And yet the question is really a ...
If only you had taken a minute to understand Islam for what Islam really is, away from your prejudices, phobias and politics, and independent of the appearance that Muslims have given Islam, you would have seen that Islam and Muslims ...
If you have wondered why there is so much confusion and frustration among Muslims on so many different fronts, the explanation is simple: Muslims just don’t get some of Islam’s core concepts right.
Yes, it is absolutely true that there is ...
“The greatest challenge before human beings is to decide if there is or there isn’t a God. And if there is, then, what kind of God he is or he could be. Once you get past this checkpoint, everything else is a ...
Turning to God Almighty for Answers. What is the purpose of human life in this world? What is our mission on earth? Why did God Almighty create us?
What does he want from us? Without a doubt, big questions, all of ...
“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 ...
“Ever heard the expression “Connecting the Dots”? Here are four among the most magnificent dots in all of human history. Let us see if you can connect them.
All right then. This is what everyone knows or should know about the ...
“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 ...