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?)
“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 – ...
“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 ...
“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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
"Qur’an says Islam is all about Education.
Allah defines Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam’s, mission on earth as Education.
Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, said, all he was is an Educator.
Innamaa bu’ithtu mu’alliman is how he put it.
So, no matter how ...
“All of us must always bear in mind that if our work of wanting to take the Qur'an to every home and heart has any merit at all, two things will happen.
A) It will draw test after test from Allah, to which ...
I have devoted a lifetime to the study of attacks on Islam and Muslims.
"And on the Qur'an and the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.
After years of careful analysis, I have come to the following conclusions:
(1) Many of the attacks on ...
I am not sure, but I have this vague recollection that some time ago I ran into a report of some kind on Annual Muslim Giving – charitable gifts and donations, I mean, that Muslims give away each year.
And I ...
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 ...
Corrupting Islam and Corrupting the Youth
The Not So-Mysterious World of Dhikr
Formal and Informal Dhikr
Here Is What He Said
Check Out Iqbal!
Inviting Non-Muslims to Chant God’s Name
We Can Still Change ...
"Some people will continue to harbor hate and spew venom and prejudice against Islam and Muslims, no matter who tells them what to the contrary.
Often, such people abhor and fear truth in general -- and about Islam and Muslims in ...
"We never fail to feed our body when the body is hungry.
We have even devised a routine of feeding it three times a day whether our body is hungry or not.
But when our soul is hungry, we neither hear its ...
So, let us start a collective process of rethinking and analysis and let us see if we can, at the end of the day, emerge with a solution to this most egregious social problem - the curse of crime in ...
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 – ...