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?)
The year was 1832, they say. And a child was born in England whose parents named him William. The family name was Quilliam.
Evidently, from good British home and all that, the boy grew up and went on to become a solicitor.
Queen Victoria was on the British Throne. And India, that now comprises three countries of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Caribbean, and much of the rest of the world, was all one huge British Empire.
Colonies and subjects of the British Crown, as folks sometimes called them.
And among Queen Victoria’s subjects around the world were millions upon millions of Muslims.
As it happened, one day, the young British solicitor Quilliam accepted Islam and became a Muslim and began to call himself Abdullah. They say it was around 1887 or so.
Such are the ways of Islam -- and Allah.
Abdullah Quilliam then went on to establish the first mosque in England, in a place called Liverpool, and founded an Islamic Center.
Mr. Abdullah, Allah bless him, then more or less devoted his life to preaching Islam to his fellow Englishmen.
Evidently, Mr. Quilliam knew the meaning of the expression Shahaadah: to tell the whole world about La Ilaha Illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah.
And to invite them all to Allah and to Islam.
May Allah shower his blessings upon his slave Abdullah Quilliam, and bless his descendants and countrymen and countrywomen in every way, including guiding them to Islam, as he guided Abdullah Quilliam to Islam nearly 200 years ago.
And may Allah guide present-day British Muslims, the way he guided the Victorian Muslim Abdullah Quilliam, to preach Islam to the British People of their own timeand era, and invite them to Allah and his Deen of Islam.
I have seen these past several decades, people embracing Islam, both in the US as well as the UK. They are men as well as women. And many of them are smart, talented and interesting people.
And what is the first ...
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“Our work is not about 'Helping Out’ or 'Running Errands’ for the big boys, even though help is always needed and most welcome. Our work is really about 'Taking Charge’ of Allah’s Deen, Islam, and 'Working Day and Night’ to Become ...
“What many of us don’t understand is that Allah gets his work done, no matter who gets in the way; and no matter who refuses to do his bidding; and no matter who drags his feet.
Whoever said: “His Will Be ...
“There are those in this world who wish to die for Allah. I wish to say to them: “Have you ever tried living for Allah?”
“Give it a shot,” I say to them. I mean living for Allah. “You might like it.”
“Your journey to God begins when and where your preoccupation with your own self tapers off.
The more ascendant and salient you make yourself in your list of priorities and in your own scheme of things, and the more prominent your ...
“The world is full of problems – some small, some big; some comparatively easy to solve and some that defy solution.
One solution to many of the problems we face – and certainly one way of coping with life and its ...
“I know Allah is most forgiving and most accepting of excuses from his slaves, and he is most compassionate and generous.
Yet I wonder how in the world I will ever account for all those seconds and minutes I spent not ...
"Here is my family’s not-so-secret recipe for Islam. Siphon off all error from science. Leaven it with some serious logic and rationality, which are part of science anyway. Add a measure of commonsense. Sprinkle a dash of pragmaticity every now ...
"I wonder how many of us ever think about the soul-numbing comment Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, once made about the future of Islam and Muslims. "A day will come," he said, “When all that will remain of Islam ...
"Here is a small secret about the world.
When an element of truth comes before people -- Kalimatu Haqq as the Hadith calls it -- some people leap to embrace it.
They are the ones whose hearts and minds have been opened by ...
“To the children of the good people who have decided to work for Allah, here is something I want to say to them: Work hard to move your own lives and this work forward.
Do not use this work as a means ...
"Two kinds of people live on God's earth – among all the millions of other kinds that there are:
A) Those who get things done.B) Those who talk about getting things done.
The first kind: Doers.
The second kind: Talkers.
While Islam cares about all ...
"Islam is simple, clear, uncomplicated. People, both Muslims and non-Muslims, make it sound hard, confusing and complicated.
Islam is from God and Islam is all good.
What is more, Islam is for all, and not just for Muslims.
What Muslims owe the world, ...
Muslims are God’s people on earth. And there are expectations that are associated with that exalted position.
Expectations that humanity has from Muslims.
Expectations that all of Allah’s creation has from Muslims.
And, more than anything or anyone else, expectations that God Almighty ...
Allah does not need anyone's help. For, Allah is As-Swamad – the one who is totally and completely independent of others.
So also, Allah's work does not need anyone's help. For, Allah has no Shareek, no partner or associate of any ...
Working for Allah is strange business. To say the least, it is a one-way traffic.
Those who say they work for Allah give everything and receive nothing in return. Except, of course, from their God – provided their intentions are pure ...
Water does not ask anyone if it should flow and in what direction. It just goes where there is an opening. And where there is no opening, water makes one. It makes its own opening.
Water does not wait ...
What we want is not just for people coming to Pasha Hour International for "more" ideas.
Or for more listening pleasure.
It is for people to take the ideas -- every single idea -- from Pasha Hour International and working on it ...
Muslims are worried about Muslims. How to get them closer to God. And how to get them into Paradise.
And there are a million shaikhs and mowlanas and wannabes on their trail.
There is also money -- and a career path? -- ...
That is what we call "Working for Allah." It is nothing more or less than what some others may call "Islamic Work."
One of the most important elements of this work is its Integrity: Integrity of the Work and the Personal ...
Those of us who are in any form or shape affiliated with this work that we have been calling Working for Allah are standing at a crossroad. Each and everyone of us must, therefore, stand before their God -- Rabbus Samaawaati ...
You are invited to register for an Arabic Language Program by Dr. Pasha – Unlike anything you have ever done before.
This program will be conducted by Zoom video meetings at dates and times to be confirmed.
Prerequisite: Know how to read Arabic. If you do not, pick up a copy of our Qur’an Reader and start working on it right away. If you need help, ask us, we can help you learn to read the Qur’an in about three months.