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?)
“I am not saying Muslims should not be “nice.”
And I am not saying civility is not a virtue.
In fact Islam is all about being “nice” and kind and merciful and saying and doing “nice” things as much as you can.
But, at the same time, don’t beguile yourself into thinking that your being “nice” will automatically melt every non-Muslim or unbelieving heart and will necessarily lead to everybody accepting Islam.
If that were true, some of the arch-foes of Islam and Muslims, during the time of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, like Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab, would have been among the first to embrace Islam.
For, they knew first hand, and only too well, what a kind, compassionate, loving, generous and “nice” man Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was.
The fact is that it takes more than a “nice” word or a kind gesture for people to see the truth of Islam and come forward to embrace it.
It happens when the doors of a human being’s heart are opened by God Almighty.
That is why no one, other than God, can take credit for “guiding” people.
People find “guidance” – Hidaayat as the Qur’an calls it – when the divine mercy smiles down at them. Not when someone – a human source for example – wants to “guide” them and not when they want to “discover” the truth for themselves.
That is why blessed and fortunate indeed are those who are guided. For, they receive guidance from above – and not from any other source.
This is not to say others – an identifiable human source – do not play a helpful role in either bringing people closer to Islam or in driving people away from Islam.
We are all perfectly capable of doing that, and we indeed do both those things all the time: helping people to open their eyes to the beauty of Islam or giving them cause to dislike Islam even more than before.
But the “guidance” part that puts people over the top positively or negatively in the form of either accepting or rejecting Islam? That comes from God and no one else.” (Dr. Pasha)
“If you ask me why people accept Islam, I can give you two answers: one a very simple human one; the other a most complex unfathomable divine one.
From a human point of view, the process and outcome of conversion from ...
The Qur’an says God is the one who created everything and showed and told it what to do and how to do it.
Rabbuna Alladhee A'twaa Kulla Shay-in Khalqwahu Thumma Hadaa.
So, everything in the world does precisely that. It does what ...
"Muslims are smart. They have good business sense. And they can always negotiate a deal – with God.
God says in the Qur’an he sent his Messengers (Alaihim Assalam) so people will obey and follow them. Muslims say: “Sure, we will ...
The long and short of the story is this:
It is God – and God alone – that has the key, and that controls all access, to the human heart.
And that means Guidance comes directly from Allah. And from no one ...
Since it is the love and lure of false gods that are the root cause of individual and collective human misery and tragedy in the world, the solution is to change the world by changing the human condition, based on ...
"Many people may think that the most important mission in life is to try and get into Paradise after death. And it is. Who can dispute that? But what about the challenge of turning this world itself into a piece ...
If people ask you who we are, tell them we are Patriots – with the capital letter “P.”
If they ask you what do you mean tell them we are loyal and devoted to every square inch of land on this earth: every country; ...
That is what we call "Working for Allah." It is nothing more or less than what some others may call "Islamic Work."
One of the most important elements of this work is its Integrity: Integrity of the Work and the Personal ...
What we want is not just for people coming to Pasha Hour International for "more" ideas.
Or for more listening pleasure.
It is for people to take the ideas -- every single idea -- from Pasha Hour International and working on it ...
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, ...
Only Muslims Can Defeat Muslims?
Dr. Pasha has repeatedly pointed out how only Muslims can defeat Muslims. That seems to be the Muslim story -- forever.
Use that model to interpret the events in the world today -- or at any ...
If a tiny band of Muslims cannot work together as a team for the achievement of our common goals, under a leadership that we ourselves elected and put in place, following a program we wholeheartedly approve and support, then, we ...
Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is the man God Almighty sent to light up the world.
Surah Al-Ahzab says God sent Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, as a Siraajan Muneera!
A world whose heavens and earth are radiating with the light of Allah ...
To all those people who keep asking what is wrong with the world, my advice is simple and direct: Look to Muslims!
Check to see what the Muslims are up to. See how Muslims are behaving. And see in what state ...
"Islam is simple, clear, uncomplicated. People, both Muslims and non-Muslims, make it sound hard, confusing and complicated.
Islam is from God and Islam is all good.
What is more, Islam is for all, and not just for Muslims.
What Muslims owe the world, ...
"If human beings had all the knowledge in the world.
And, in addition to that, if they had all the power in the world.
And, furthermore, if they had all the specialized skills, tools and body parts in the world.
They will be able to fly ...
"Two kinds of people live on God's earth – among all the millions of other kinds that there are:
A) Those who get things done.B) Those who talk about getting things done.
The first kind: Doers.
The second kind: Talkers.
While Islam cares about all ...
Working for Allah: Working Involuntarily vs. Working Voluntarily
Working for Allah: A Considered Choice
Islam: A Rational Alternative
Working for Allah: “Worshipping” God and Serving God’s Creation
Islam: Being a Dutiful Slave of the Almighty
Kufr: Refusing to Work for Allah – Knowingly, Willfully, Arrogantly
Every day, every Muslim must ask himself or herself:
When did I last see the Qur'an?
When did I last touch the Qur'an?
When did I last hold the Qur'an in my hand?
When did I last open the Qur'an?
When did I last turn ...
You may be an atheist or an agnostic. Or you may belong to any one of the religious denominations that proliferate in the world today. You may be a Communist or a Fascist or a believer in free enterprise, freedom ...
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Complexity of Human Nature
Sajdah is Not Prostration
Shaitan: Humanity’s True Enemy
Adam Shows His Colors: And So Do His Children
Zulm and Jahl
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 ...
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This program will be conducted by Zoom video meetings at dates and times to be confirmed.
Prerequisite: Know how to read Arabic. If you do not, pick up a copy of our Qur’an Reader and start working on it right away. If you need help, ask us, we can help you learn to read the Qur’an in about three months.