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?)
Attempting a Broad Paraphrase of an Aayat Karimah that Defies All Attempts at Translation and Paraphrase!
Surah Tawubah, Surah 9, Aayat 129:
Hasbiyallahu Laa Ilaha Illaa Huwa, ‘Alayihi Tawakkaltu, Wa Huwa Rabbul ‘Arshil ‘Azeem!
All I have is Allah!
And Allah is enough for me.
I neither need, nor want, nor desire anything or anyone other than him.
Laa Ilaha Illaa Huwa:
No one other than him has any power or control or authority of any kind
over my life or over anything else.
I have left all my affairs in his hands,
and I have handed all my cares, concerns, problems and worries to him.
And I totally and fully, and without any reservation of any kind,
trust him to handle all my affairs, and solve all my problems,
and address all my issues, worries, cares and concerns in the
best possible way in which they all could be addressed, handled,
resolved, remedied and set right.
Wa Huwa Rabbul ‘Arshil ‘Azeem:
And he owns, controls, runs and manages a very large establishment.
“Muslims are constantly in the habit of asking God to help them with this, that and the other.
And that is as it should be.
For, without God’s help and guidance and without his command and will nothing happens, nothing ever gets ...
People say life is tough. And it surely may be.
People say they are facing all kinds of odds. And those odds are mountainous.
I am not saying no. I am not saying they are not.
But here is what I want to ...
"It shows how weak or strong our Iman -- our faith and trust in God -- really is when we depend on people for support more than we depend on God -- all kinds of support: moral, material, other kind." ...
"When it comes to Islam – and the Qur'an – just consider this: The sun has gone behind the clouds, but the clouds will part and the sun will reappear.
For, that is the nature of the sun and the clouds.
I have not the slightest doubt in my mind that God Almighty will bring people to our work – Insha-Allah.
That is, if that happens to be his wish and his will. And if that is what he wants to ...
Why worry about the crumbs from people’s tables? You can have Allah’s entire “bakery” at your disposal if you wish.
All you have to do is to fall in love with Allah.
It is as simple as that.
Time was when, like all the rest of us in the West, America in particular, I also used to wonder about resources.
Like everyone else engaged in the so-called Islamic work of one kind or another, I too used to mumble ...
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