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?)
“For all those waiting, they think, in line for Allah’s blessings, to get acceptance of their Du’as from Allah, here is some good news:
Your prayers were heard when you made them.
Ujeebu da’watad-daa’i idhaa d’aanee!
Decisions were made before you were born.
Standing in a queue is the way of this world.
It is the democratic and civilized -- Islamic -- way of doing things.
More good news is that the lines are getting shorter, and the clock is ticking faster.
Just hang in there knowing that your prayers have been answered. The only question is what form the answers will take.
And when the postman will deliver the mail.
And here is a question for you to ask yourself:
What is the fair way, the right way, the smart way, for these things to happen?
Should Allah abide by your dictates and demands? And leave things in your hands?
Or should he run his affairs -- and yours -- the way he thinks best.
If it is any comfort to you -- that is, if you have trained your heart to find comfort and joy in thinking about him, and in talking about him, and in submitting yourself to his decisions -- you should not forget the obvious: His knowledge is infinity; yours is zero.
So, who would you rather trust?
The one who knows all -- that is him?
Or the one who knows nothing -- that is you?
You may derive further comfort from the fact that his love for you is more than your own mother’s love for you.
And that is assuming your mother is the best of all mothers.
And that his concern with your wellbeing is stronger than your own concern with your own wellbeing.
And there is even more good news for you.
In all things pertaining to Allah, and all things do, the greatest thing is not just to get to the end of the line, for, this is a line with no end, but just to get in the line, no matter at what point.
So, to those of you waiting in Allah’s line, congratulations!
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An occasional Astaghfirullah rolls out of my tongue. And it falls flat to the ground.
For, nothing ever changes in my life. No matter how many Astaghfirullahs I mumble.
My evil intentions; my sinful speech; my wicked ways; my furtive glances; ...
Life is about ongoing conversation – and interaction – with God Almighty. And it does not matter whether you are Muslim or non-Muslim, believer or nonbeliever.
The most formal and mostly one-way communication from God to his creation is Wahy. This ...
Allah is Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem: the most loving, compassionate and merciful.
That is God’s first introduction of himself in the Qur’an: 1:2. That is Surah 1, Aayat 2.
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God Almighty is Ar-Rahmaan and Ar-Raheem – the fathomless and infinite and ever-flowing fountain of love and mercy and benevolence and beneficence.
And Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is Rahmat: the personification and outreach of that fathomless and infinite divine ...
Want to know what real Islam is? Here, let me give it to you in capsule form!
“Love God! Serve his world!"
That is Islam in a capsule. Or, call it a nutshell if you wish.
Want to improve on it? Let us ...
Iqbal was one of the greatest poets the world has ever known – in any language, culture, time or place.
Just like Ghalib before him.
And just like Khosroe centuries before both of them.
Just like the other two, Iqbal too wrote not ...
How can a Muslim lose? For, for a Muslim, life is love.
A Muslim looks above – and loves God above.
A Muslim looks below – and loves God whose creation he surveys as far as the eye can see.
A Muslim looks ...
The Qur’an is all things good: from physical to spiritual to psychological to financial to economic to political to everything else.
The Qur’an is the word of Almighty Allah and declares itself to be a cure for all that may ail ...
Physically, human beings are tied together by a common drop of Adam's blood. But the psychological and spiritual bonds of faith tie them tighter together.
Du'a -- praying for each other -- is a rope that God dropped from heaven to ...
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Thank God Almighty that evil and wicked coup appears to have failed, leaving behind, at the time of writing, a debris of nearly 1000 dead and 2000 wounded.
Everyone, everywhere, I am ...
I don't know how to say this. It is the most simple thing to say. But a most profound and powerful thing in relation to real life.
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Dr. Pasha has issued a call to world Muslims to observe a World Day of Repentance this 'Aashoora, 1433.
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When Allah's Rahmat -- and his Blessing and his Grace -- comes down pouring from every side, which is all the time, and which is everywhere, you wish you almost had no roof over your head and almost no walls standing ...
People Need People
Human beings cannot do everything by themselves. They need help and advice from other human beings.
They need reminders about what is good and beneficial for them. Thus all the time in their life, people need people.
Islam, therefore, is ...
“Here is a very nice Du'a from a very nice Muslim:
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