Beyond Ordinary Human Comprehension?
How do you comprehend this or relate to any of this?
It is not, necessarily, Tafsir I am after. That would probably be easier. But what is the meaning of any of this?
You want to call it “true meaning,” do it. Meaning is what interests me -- and holds me in thrall.
But right here and now, all I want to do is to set the record straight -- so far as the Muslims are concerned.
And so far as the world is concerned.
Poor, Poor Muslims! Preferring to Be Sheep, Rather Than Shepherds
Poor, innocent, naive, gullible Muslims! How sad their story is!
And how self-inflicted many of their wounds are! All too many of them.
So easily and readily led by the nose by whoever comes along and makes a claim on their attention, love and loyalty!
Poor, poor Muslims!
So ready and willing to be sheep like followers and so reluctant to think and be the masterful shepherds that “their” Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, told them they were -- and ought to be.
How long has it been since the Muslims abandoned the path of independent inquiry, original thought and fearless reason? And how long will they continue to do so?
Abandoning the Turf of Love to Christians and Others
Poor Muslims! May Allah have mercy on them!
How long have they abandoned the turf of mercy and love to others?
To Christians, for example?
How long have they stopped realizing that their God is a God of mercy and love, Rabbur Rahmah -- even though that is the dominant divine quality that comes through in the Qur’an?
And how long have they stopped realizing that “their” Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is Nabiyyur Rahmah, messenger of mercy and love -- not only based on the title of Rahmatul Lil-‘Aalameen that Allah bestows upon him, but by every thing that he did and said throughout his life?
Sallallahu ‘Alaihi, wa ‘Alaa Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Sallam!
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Do bear in mind, however, that our manuscripts -- whatever we write, put on the Web or send in the form of letters and E-mails, etc. -- are mostly drafts in need of further research and revision, which we are often unable to undertake or complete due to serious time and resource constraints.
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May Allah be with you!
Where and in the way you want him to be!
Allahummaghfir Li-Ummati Muhammadin, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam!
Wassalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah!
© 2006 Syed Husain Pasha
Dr. Pasha is an educator and scholar of exceptional
talent, training and experience. He can be reached at DrSyedPasha [at]
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