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?)
Islam is a message from God Almighty to all of humanity. And to all the universe.
And that message is summarized in the four words of La Ilaha Illa Allah -- There Is No God but God!
And the other three words -- Muhammad Rasul Allah -- are an operationalization, a practical demonstration, of that concept.
In fact, the three words of Muhammad Rasul Allah are an entire Owner’s Manual of the concept of La Ilaha Illa Allah: How to practice, use and live the concept and message of La Ilaha Illa Allah in one’s life, in this world, at all individual and collective levels of human existence.
And among other things, for human beings, commitment to Islam requires an endless repetition and recitation of this message -- La Ilaha Illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah -- all the time in one’s life.
And it is a record and a tape that is played over and over and over, from one end of the universe to the other, and from the beginning of time to the end.
There is nothing broken about this record. It is the soundest thing there is.
Once it breaks, which it cannot, or its chanting by the universe ends, the world ends.
"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 ...
What each and everyone of us must do is to learn Islam, from scratch as it were, and to preach and teach it to everyone everywhere in the world.
This is the job for which Allah created us in the first ...
Human life is all about technology. And so is Islam.
It is all about learning to do what we do better -- and pressing into service the best tools for each task at hand.
But the difference in each situation, and on ...
Here is what the Qur'an says about the kind of priorities each one of us should have in our lives. And the Qur'an makes it crystal clear that Islam needs to be a most serious personal concern for each one of us.
And the Qur'an ...
What most people don’t understand is that Muslims are people. And in that sense, speaking generally, Muslims are no more or less, and no better or worse, than most other people in this world.
And what do most people want out ...
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 ...
Islam is based 1000 % on personal integrity. That means the credibility and believability of those who "Preach" Islam and "Practice" Islam.
Where our personal integrity is compromised, everything else becomes irrelevant.
In fact, Islam itself becomes a moot point.
After that, it ...
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 ...
For all too many people, how easy it is to talk Islam.
That is partly because Islam is so beautiful, so wonderful, so easy, so logical, so systematic, and so great.
Islam is so perfect in every way, and so clear in ...
There are different states of being or living in this world. One is Islam and the other is what Islam calls Jaahiliyyah.
Earlier or pre-existing forms and levels of Jaahiliyyah is how the Qur'an puts it.
Islam is living life within and ...
One of the biggest ongoing challenges before those working for Allah -- you, me and anyone else who say they are -- is this: How long will we continue on this difficult and rather lonely path of Allah's work?
Hazrat Nuh, Alaihis Salam, ...
"Consider Islam just another project, a personal project.
Just like going to school.
Getting a job.
Building a business.
Finding a mate.
Acquiring a home.
Getting your kids married off, as they say.
Watching your favorite TV show or football or cricket or basketball game.
And then ...