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 never ceases to amaze me how simple and how clear the Qur’an is. And then I realize that this Qur’an was originally sent down to an Illiterate Man among an Illiterate People.
So the Qur’an had to make clear and intuitive sense to those unsophisticated and straight-thinking children of the desert.
And then it begins to hit me, on practically every count, how right and how correct and how accurate and true to reality the Qur’an is. So much so that even some of the most sophisticated minds of modern time will have difficulty finding fault with the Qur’an.
And then I realize that this Qur’an is from the master and maker of the worlds, who is not only all-powerful, but who is also all-knowing and most wise.
Just read the following Aayat Karimah from Surah Ar-Room – the chapter called The Romans – and notice how the Qur’an so simply, so directly and yet ever so elegantly and powerfully captures the perfect curvilinearity of the Human Lifecycle:
Allahul-Ladhee Khalaqa-kum min Da’fin,
Thumma Ja’ala min Ba’di Da’fin Quwwatan,
Thumma Ja’ala min Ba’di Quwwatin Da’fan,
Paraphrase using someone else’s translation:
Allah is the one who created you from weakness,
then made after weakness strength,
then made after strength weakness—
and grey hair.
He creates what he wants,
and he is all-knowing, all-powerful.
When did we ever see anything so clear, so sharp, so powerful and yet so simple and so true?
Something that is so eminently borne out by ageless common observation and yet, at the same time, something that is confirmed by valid contemporary science using its most sophisticated tools of inquiry?
The fact that 1400 years ago this book should declare men and women equal in rights and rewards is a miracle. The fact that this book should have a chapter called "The Women" and another chapter called "The People" and ...
Writers and scholars – both Muslim and non-Muslim – must use Qur’an as model for their writing. The Qur’an has not one error in it.
Laa Rayiba Feehi!
But Qur’an is perfect not because someone proofread it carefully, but because it is ...
The word Qur’an in Arabic means “Reading.” Or, maybe, even something to be read.
Qur’an is the name given to the book that claims that it is from God Almighty. It is the name that this book Qur’an gives to itself, ...
If you want to be Muslim, any time is good time.
And without a doubt, Islam's first three generations were the best of the best.
But looking around, it seems times were never better for anyone to be Muslim.
Islam today is more ...
The Universe – entire creation of God in the form of all the countless worlds that exist and that are being continually created and recreated – is nothing if not an actualization of the Qur’an in real life. In interlocking ...
"The Aayat in Surah Twa-Haa, "Alladhee A'twaa Kulla Shay-in Khalqwahu Thumma Hadaa" rings in my ears nonstop.
Meaning: God is the one who gave everything its existence, then showed it what to do and how to act.
And that other aayah: "Wa ...
Not Just “Faith,” but Also Intelligence: That Is What People Need
And a Judicious Dose of Common Sense
But Who Are The Smart Ones? Let the Qur’an Tell Us
If that Is Not Smart, What Is?
“Religion” vs. Science: Not Islam’s Problem!
In Islam, 'Aqeedah ...
A Miracle We Can All Meet in Real Time
A Miracle in Every Aayat of the Qur’an
A Quick Panorama of Qur’an’s Miracles
Some More of Qur’an’s Miracles
Even More Miracles of the Qur’an
The Miraculous Salaah: Made in the Qur’an
Covering Up the ...
A Book Called Reading
Practical “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for Attaining Peace
Peace: The Default Option
All This Not Today or Yesterday, But 1400 Years Ago
Islam, Muslims and the Qur’an
An Illiterate Man Produces a Book? How Probable Is That?
Not a Book of, for ...
A Triple Token of Love from a Most Loving God
Companions of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam: The Greatest Human Generation Ever!
God’s Kingdom on Earth
Scientists, Physicians and Hazrat Ali
Islam Is God’s Recipe for Eternal Life
God Is Master and Humans Are ...
A Miracle from God Almighty
A Sad Colonial Legacy
People: Not “Man” or “Mankind”
Some Miraculous Numbers in the Qur’an: 241 + 18 + 65 = 324
Light Upon Light
Right at the Outset
The Miracle of “O, You People!
The Miracle of “We the People”
So, here is the first My Log of the day, week, year, century. And it is mostly directed at the willful and deliberate Liars-Liars-Pants-on-Fires.
And of course it is also for those who may be genuinely and honestly confused or unaware ...
It was 1971, in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, the Caribbean – and of course everywhere else.
Some of us started then to teach some of the others among us how to read the Qur'an.
This 1400-year-old book on this earth from ...
One of the most amazing things about Allah’s boundaries is that they work not only with regard to human affairs, but also with regard to all the other animate and inanimate phenomena in the world. Nature, as many people refer ...
Everyday Miracles of Islam
Thus, no matter how you look at it, Islam, the Qur’an and the life of even the most ordinary Muslims are all full of things that can only be described as miraculous.
I call them the Everyday Miracles ...