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?)
Now, don’t hold me to any of this. But I have to say what I have to say. Someone has to, don’t you think?
Muslims compulsively, and in many cases without the least idea what they are doing, hate Karl Marx, the German ideologue, whose philosophy inspired the bloody Russian and Chinese revolutions and caused Communism to mushroom up everywhere.
It is attributed to Marx that he said that “Religion is the opium of the people.” Of course, you are on your own in verifying and validating this quote.
But what I am trying to say is that no one condemns this thought by Marx more vociferously than Muslims. However, what many Muslims don’t take the time or the trouble to realize is that they – I mean Muslims – are among the most OD’d people in the world on that opiate, on “religion,” I mean.
Poor Muslims! Many of them never bothered to ask if Islam is even a “religion” to begin with, as the world knows and understands that term “religion.”
That is what overdosing on a drug like opium would do to anyone. Numb them to the reality around them.
And when it comes to reality, take it from me, no one has a more frayed or fragile sense of reality than Muslims.
Desecration of a Time-Honored Title Called Imam
Legends of Learning
Imams of Yore:
Muslims of Pre-Partition India
Many Easts and Many Wests
Muslims Are a Blessed People
Western Wing of the Muslim Ummah
Muslim Behavior and Divine Retribution
Judgment Day – Right Here in this World
Assault on ...
"Islam came to teach us all a sublime and superior culture of perfect integrity, honesty, transparency and "Non-Manipulativeness."
Many Muslims have wandered off miles from that divine culture. We all need to retrace our steps and regroup and retool.
That way, we ...
It may sound strange to many people, what I am saying here: Don't let Muslims drive you away from Islam!
But it is true.
What I am saying is: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Muslims are basically people, like everyone ...
Being Muslim is no license to abuse the English language.
I am not an English teacher. Nor am I an expert on the English language. But I suppose I have enough sense of the English language to be able to tell ...
Words fail me when I see the silent mosques. It seems somehow wrong telling the owner of this world how to run his house. But shouldn't there be at least one place on earth, where people -- Hindus, Muslims, Jews, others -- ...
Shaikh Quilliam, England; Lord Headley Al-Farouq (Ireland) in Islamic Review; Freedom Fighter and Gandhi colleague Mowlana Muhammad Ali Johar in Comrade in British India; scholar and Qur'an translator Allama Yusuf Ali, and others.
Allah bless them all.
Whatever else they all were, ...
Who is responsible for Islam?
To properly and correctly represent it to ourselves and to others?
Will we do to our children -- or to anyone else -- what we do to Islam?
Misspell their names? Give out wrong IDs for them? Enter ...
Muslims, here is an offer I don’t think you can really refuse.
Many of the best among you spend their time rolling your beads and chanting Astaghfirullah, …, and other similar things. Every one of them more wonderful than the other.
Dr. Pasha has issued a call to world Muslims to observe a World Day of Repentance this 'Aashoora, 1433.
Muslims are human and as humans they have done many things over the centuries that are contrary to the best interests of ...
Seeing Muslims in action -- more of them, in more action in more of their old homelands, whatever that means -- shows how tangential the connection often is between Islam and Muslims.
In many cases, many may say, if this is Islam, ...
Whenever Muslims work to produce something, whatever it may be, they must endeavor to achieve an error rate that is as close to zero as possible.
Their work -- in every field of human activity -- must come as close to ...
Recently, I visited some Muslim websites. Or should I call them "Islamic" sites?
And glanced through a couple of articles, which, I take it, were written by Muslims, even though given the complications of the website format used, I couldn't tell for ...
For much of the time, Islam and Muslims are like two ships moored side by side at a port. Or gliding and twinkling past each other in the high seas at night.
At times, there is an interface of sorts between ...
Islam should not be the last refuge of scoundrels, charlatans, misfits, adventurers and nincompoops.
And of those who may find or invent all kinds of excuses for cutting corners and compromising the integrity of the Islamic ideals of excellence in everything one ...
For some people, Islam is like ketchup. Life goes on with or without Islam.
Fries decidedly taste better with ketchup. But fries go on ketchup or no ketchup.
And, luckily, how many brands there are -- of ketchup. When you run from ...
"Among the most serious challenges facing Islam and Muslims today is the professionalization of Islam and Muslims by career seekers who use Allah's Deen and its followers to make a buck.
Instead of going out and getting an education and a degree; ...
Shahaadats or the Double Testimony
But What on Earth Is “Shahaadah”?
How Many Muslims Are Doing that Right Now?
Forgetting Allah Leads to Forgetting Self
Muslim Search for Identity
Muslims Know Their Shahaadats
Everything about You Must Provide the Shahaadat
Shahaadat Must Use the Nicest Means
How Humans ...
Discusses how and why Muslims should organize conferences, seminars and public get-togethers. Provides instructions on the correct Islamic etiquette and procedures when inviting guest speakers to come and give lectures on these occasions.
A much needed guide on the subject. An ...
I have never been able to understand how a society can be loudly Muslim and rigidly feudal, both at the same time. What is equally puzzling is that you don’t hear a squeak about it from any of the Muslim ...
“One of the first and most important lessons you learn about Islam is that Islam and Illiteracy, Islam and Feudalism, and Islam and Tyranny – whether social, political or economic – don’t mix.
But you won’t be able to guess that by looking at ...
“Here is what I expect everyone would know about Islam: The foundation of Islam is “Thinking,” “Reasoning” and “Asking Questions.”
Now, how many religions teach those things as the foundation of their faith, I do not know. But please don’t tell the Muslims ...
“A Good Muslim fears, loves and worships God.
At the same time, a Good Muslim is also committed to love and serve humanity and all of God’s creation.
And to a Good Muslim all of these things are one and the same. If there ever ...
“Sometimes, for some Muslims, 2 plus 2 doesn’t quite make 4. Their answer: Don’t worry, it will come out right in the next world. Whereas in Islam 2 plus 2 always makes 4 – whether it is your apples you are ...
“I once heard a Christian religious leader tell this story and it stayed fresh in my mind. Here is how the story goes:
A very pious man once drowned in a flood. As the man got trapped in the rising waters ...
"Tyranny has many faces and they are all from the Devil.
In case anyone has trouble understanding this simple equation, let me make it as clear as I possibly can: A so-called “Religious” Dictatorship or “Islamic” Dictatorship is still a dictatorship.