Quote-Unquote: Dr. Pasha on Islam,
Muslims and the World
(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time!
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“It is the day after LailatulQad’r, Ramadan, 1431/2010. The news media today produced two photographs, almost side by side. One, of four little children, perhaps between the ages of one and two, lying on their back, covered by flies, in a refugee tent in violence-wracked, flood-ravaged Pakistan, seemingly abandoned by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
The other photo, claiming to be that of three million evidently better-off Muslims, bent on garnering 1000-months-worth of instant reward, on this Lailatul Qad’r 1431/2010 night, in what the caption called “Holy Mosques.”
I couldn’t decide which of the two pictures was more poignant to me or which one racked and seared my soul more. For the better part of the day, I have been trying to shut my eyes tight and make those images go away. But I don’t seem to be able to.
And if you ask me, that is the real Hallowed Ground – where those four little children lay infested with flies and fighting off death. And that is where God is that night – with those four little children, fighting off death, with their bodies prey to invasion and occupation by a million flies.” (Dr. Pasha)
“To many Muslims today, Islam seems to be all about fasting and praying. And then, for those who can afford it, it seems to be about running off to do as many extra Hajj as possible. The social conditions – ...
A DARK DAY
WHAT THE MUSLIMS SUFFERED
VODKA AND STRIP BARS: PATH OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS TO MARTYRDOM
MUSLIMS IN SHOCK
WHAT KIND OF MUSLIM WERE THEY?
WHAT KIND OF ISLAM WAS THEIRS?
DENOUNCING TERROR IN ...
“It is August 2010. And it is also the month of Ramadan – 1431 – during which Muslims everywhere fast the entire day.
Pakistan, we are told, is having the worst floods of its 60-year history, with 20 million reported victims. And ...
“When a society loses truly free, fearless and independent media, it is not long before basic human rights and political freedoms in that society take their leave. When media become a mouthpiece – no, make it bullhorns – for government ...
If you asked me what is the one thing that may be wrong with Muslims today, my answer would be: “Poverty! Poverty! Poverty!”
And then if you pressed me further, saying, “What else?” I would say: “Education! Education! Education!”
Of course, some ...
“Those who are so loud and aggressive about condemning Female Illiteracy in a place like Afghanistan, how loud and aggressive do you think they have ever been in condemning or fighting Male Illiteracy in that society?
Or in any other Muslim society anywhere ...
“The tragedy of modern times is not that there is so much hate and malicious propaganda let loose from so many different directions against Islam and Muslims.
The real tragedy is how few truly authentic and credible voices there are that ...
Jannat – what people call Paradise or Heaven – doesn’t come cheap or easy. There is a lot of toil, tears and heartache that goes into earning it.
All those virgins the mealy-mouths and the mercenaries in the media and elsewhere ...
The most blessed and wonderful month of Ramadan is upon us.
Good people fast and pray during this blessed month.
And they stay away -- more than ever -- from bad things, whether it is bad speech or bad behavior.
The Month of ...
Media are a strange beast. Reading them right, and dealing with them effectively, is one of the greatest challenges of modern times.
Questions to ask when dealing with the media is who are the media outlets working for?
And what political, religious, cultural and personal stripes ...
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, ...
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: ...
Education and Character: A Twin Approach to Changing Muslims and Changing the World
Nature of this World
Lies and Propaganda
The Mission of the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam
The Lesson that Muslims Forgot
Supererogatory Refuge of the Pseudo Super-Pious
Go West, My Dear Muslim!
Hijrat Defines ...
“When was it you last saw a real good Muslim really, really upset by the terrible social, educational and economic conditions pervading much of the Muslim world? Why, all that is not Islam? And Muslims are not people?” (Dr. Pasha)
“Islam is about telling people, not what you think they might like or want to hear, but what, to the best of your knowledge, you believe to be the facts and the truth.
Truth is an Amaanat – a matter of faith ...
“I have this feeling that the terrible condition of Muslims in Afghanistan – the poverty, the illiteracy, the social backwardness, and the rest – never quite caught the imagination of the self-styled Good Muslims of this world till the Soviets came calling, and ...
“I have often thought about how some of us think: “Truth is what we say.” And “We” are the Good Guys. Propaganda, on the other hand, is what those Other Guys say. And “They” are the Bad Guys.
And I tell myself: Wow, what a perfect recipe we ...
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