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?)
Dr. Firdaus Kamalodeen
Alhamdulillah and congratulations to the Muslim Mother-Daughter team from Trinidad on being featured on the front page of Tuesday’s edition of the local newspaper Newsday which captured them having just completed voting the day before.
This is how Muslim women exercise power in a democracy, which is what Islam is all about.
While some Muslims in some parts of the world seem to have just gotten an epiphany and came to the realization that Muslim women maybe should be allowed to drive, Muslim women in Democratic Trinidad not only drive, they also vote.
In one picture featuring our people, Allah showed how to do Islam.
Here in Trinidad and Tobago, when it comes to selecting the country’s leadership, it is the model of Islam that is followed.
And as part of that model, Muslim women have full and equal rights of participation along with Muslim men and along with all the non-Muslim men and women in the country.
How beautiful Islam is -- if only people will not use it to advance their own personal, political and economic agendas and plans!
That is what I say: Waa Islaamaah!
It is a distress cry - about the condition of Islam today. Poor, poor Islam! That is what it means: Waa Islaamaah!
And I will tell you why I am crying Waa Islaamaah! ...
How much clearer can the issue of Democracy = Islam = Deen = Shari'ah be?
Finally, the world seems to be getting around to understanding this equation.
But notwithstanding those who haven't got a clue, it seems to me that the message ...
Those who love freedom and democracy for Egypt and the Great Egyptian People – and for all the other peoples, nations and societies of this world – must show that love by maybe fasting and praying and begging God for ...
Once again, I don’t know why I am writing this. Nor am I absolutely certain about what I mean by at least some of what I am saying.
In any case, here is the thought. And I have expressed it before.
We call on the world – the entire world, Muslim as well as non-Muslim; in the East as well as in the West – to declare and celebrate Thursday, May 23, 2013, as WORLD DAY OF DEMOCRACY.
This year, May 23 ...
Islam, among other things, is about an elected and publicly accountable government and independent judiciary.
Qur’an laid down these principles quite clearly and precisely – among many others – for everyone to read, understand and implement in their lives and societies ...
I have spent a lifetime learning, reading, analyzing, researching and thinking through Islam on the one hand and Democracy on the other hand.
And here is some of what I found.
In any society, where there is no democracy, there can be ...
I have been saying this for years. No, make it decades.
"Islam Is Democracy!"
That means where there is no democracy, there can be no Islam.
No matter how hard you try to fit the square peg of Islam in the round hole ...
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 ...
Islam came to liberate humanity from all kinds of slavery -- and vices. And it did so quite successfully.
Among the top modes of slavery Islam set humanity free from were Hereditary Kingship and Traditional Priesthood.
In fact, Allah had kept Pre-Islam ...
Islam means taking responsibility. And that means showing initiative when and where needed.
Initiative shows leadership. And Islam is leadership.
And that really is the foundation of true democracy and decentralization of power.
Kullukum Raa-in, says the Hadith.
"Democracy is Islam!
For those who understand both Islam and democracy, and the world in which we live, there is no doubt about the fact that democracy is Islam.
Do you think that is partly why the Qur'an mandated education – including ...
Two Islands, One Nation
Midway between the East and the West
Racial and Religious Harmony
An Enlightened Democracy
A Solid Base of Informed Citizenry
Totalitarian, Authoritarian vs. Truly Free Societies
A Leadership Role for Islam and Muslims
In Islam, Leadership Means Service
Muslims: An Education People Par Excellence
It is that time again: Elections! And if you are Muslim, you must vote.
There are no ifs or buts about it. As Muslim, you have no choice but to vote. For, Islam means voting. And it means elections.
Others may get ...
“To the extent Democracy implies rights, freedoms and opportunities for participation and representation for “The People,” it is from God and it embodies the essence and spirit of Islam.
Dictatorship on the other hand, any kind or type of dictatorship, whether it ...
"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.
"It was during the first few days of the month of Muharram that Moses (Alaihis Salam) set his followers free from the tyranny of the Pharaohs. He parted the sea with his staff and led his people to freedom in ...
"People, Muslims included, have opinions about America – and who can blame them. And they want to express those opinions – and they should. For, that is what America is all about: the right of the people everywhere to have ...
When God wants something to happen, he just says “Be!” and it happens.
That is the ultimate Rule by Decree.
It is Rule by Royal Fiat.
That is because God is King.
And that is because God is the Owner and the Master and ...
“I sometimes think: What would it take for Muslims to see the obvious?
What would it take for Muslims to realize that Islam is Democracy and Dictatorship is Haram?
And it makes no difference whether it is a military or civilian dictatorship, or ...
“There are those among Muslims who would like to graft Democracy onto Islam.
They say Islam is good and it is from God – from the East, they say.
And they say Democracy is from the West – and it is good, ...
This A’ashura 2011, this month of Muharram 1433, this time thinking of the land of Karbala, I have a question.
What did American Revolutionary Patrick Henry and Islamic Revolutionary Husain have in common?
Love of Liberty! That is what!
And then I have ...
"God above, that is Islam.
People below, that is Islam.
God's government in heaven -- and everywhere else. That is Islam.
People's government on earth. That is Islam.
People's elected government, fair and honest and God-fearing, run based on God's immutable guidance in Scripture. ...
Much water has flown down many a river in the so-called Middle East since a cowardly and spineless Ben Ali of Tunis stole the wealth of the Tunisian People and ran away to hide in a rent-free mansion in Jiddah ...
We call on the world – the entire world, Muslim as well as non-Muslim; in the East as well as in the West – to declare and celebrate WORLD DAY OF DEMOCRACY.
For, democracy is Islam and Islam is from Allah!