How We Came To Be:
An Explanation of Who We Are, and Why We Do What We Do,
And Why We Do Them the Way We Do Them!
(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?)
The Website WWW.IslamicSolutions.Com, and its radio cousin Pasha Hour International -- Live From America: A Program about Islam, Muslims and the World, were not born in a vacuum.
They were born through the pain of a thousand holocausts in practically every part of the world over the past so many decades.
We are saying "decades," because how far back will you go in history to find an oasis of peace and security and tranquility?
How many centuries? Or how many millennia?
Outside the peace and security that Islam, under Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, gave the world, the world did not know what peace was or security was.
Or human equality was.
Or some of the most elementary human rights were, such as the rights of basic human dignity or even the minimum of human freedom and liberty.
And does not even to this day.
Outside the clear-cut Aayaat (plural for Aayat) of the Noble Qur'an, the world did not then and does not even now understand what ideas like equal justice for all mean.
The United Nations Human Rights Charter, the Geneva Conventions and all the rest borrowed, the Bill of Rights in the American Constitution, all borrowed heavily from the teachings of the Qur'an, whether they acknowledge that fact or not.
What is called the Age of Enlightenment in 18th-Century Europe was a direct result of the advent of Islam into Europe, starting with Tariq bin Ziyad and passing through the Crusades and all the rest.
So was Martin Luther's Protestantism.
And nothing and no one even approaches the great heights of the Sirat of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, when it comes to embodying these ideals in their own personal lives, or practicing them in their everyday affairs, or implementing them in their societies.
How many people even know how many tens of thousands of so-called "Riots" have taken place throughout India? To this day, these planned, organized and sponsored anti-Muslim genocidal pogroms and massacres are referred to as "Riots."
These riots and massacres and pogroms are not recent phenomena. They did not start today or yesterday. They started even before Indian Subcontinent was partitioned into India and Pakistan.
How many people know how the Black people in America have been dealing with the scourge of slavery and its equally dark aftermath for the past 400 years?
How many people know or understand the sheer enormity and brutality of the horrors of the two so-called world wars?
It was not for nothing that we developed our theory of human nature and behavior that states:
To Be Human Can Be Hazardous to Your Health.
But the Qur'an had spoken much more eloquently and clearly eternities before we woke up to this reality about who the human beings are and how they behave.
In no more than four or five words, depending on how you count, the Qur'an articulates most concisely and succinctly, what the entire world knows and witnesses but cannot fully comprehend or clearly express or successfully deal with:
Innal Insaana La-Fi Khusr!
"What a bunch of losers human beings are!"
Human history, including the most troubled histories of places like India or America or Europe, is a Tafseer of this Aayat Karimah.
It is an unfolding at different times, and in different places, of the reality of how human beings have been most brutal and ruthless and unjust and cruel to each other.