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?)
Pasha Hour International of August 5, 2014, talks about the importance of asking questions. It says Islam came to teach people to think.
And to ask questions.
It says what people call “Religion” generally discourages people from thinking.
And from asking questions.
But Islam does the opposite. It insists that people learn to think and to ask questions.
The Qur’an seems to suggest -- often quite strongly -- that thinking and reasoning and understanding are the pathways to Paradise.
The Qur’an emphasizes the importance of the role of thinking in human life so much and so repeatedly that it may not be an exaggeration to refer to it as a Manual of Thinking and Asking Questions.
Or simply as a Manual of Human Thought.
The Qur’an seems to suggest -- and quite clearly and strongly -- human success and salvation, both in this world as well as in the next world, depend on the ability to think, to reason, to ask probing questions and to make sound judgments.
In doing this, the Qur’an takes the exact opposite path to what most people in this world refer to as “Religion.“
Is it a surprise then that what people call “Religion” is from people -- meaning it has an entirely human source, as it is mostly a human creation or artifact -- whereas the Qur’an -- and Islam -- has an entirely divine origin?
And they are -- Qur’an and Islam both -- directly from God and not a product of the human mind.
God in his heaven sent down the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Right here on earth, the Church gave us the Pope. And now the Pope and the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, some among the followers of both say, ...
"I don’t know how many people will understand if I said, in Islam, Deen is Dunya.
Deen is all things that generally pass for “Religion.”
Deen also refers to the world after death, otherwise known as Aakhirah.
Dunya is this world – all ...
Now, don’t hold me to any of this. But I have to say what I have to say. Someone has to, don’t you think?
Muslims compulsively, and in many cases without the least idea what they are doing, hate Karl Marx, ...
People, don't run and hide in man-made "Islam" from real Islam.
For, that is what many Muslims do: take refuge in what they think is Islam from what really is Islam.
That tragic Muslim phenomenon practically explains almost all of what is ...
To all those who have been associated with me in this thing we call Working for Allah, for all these years, I have always maintained the following:
1. Don't forget that your first consideration should be your personal safety and physical ...
Islam came to liberate humanity from all kinds of slavery -- and vices. And it did so quite successfully.
Among the top modes of slavery Islam set humanity free from were Hereditary Kingship and Traditional Priesthood.
In fact, Allah had kept Pre-Islam ...
"In Islam, work is worship.
So, you should do nothing in your work, which you will not do in your worship.
For, the same God is watching you in both places: your place of worship as well as your place of work." ...
The inimitable Iqbal once sent out a message to the world — from the East. In a way, it was part of the Muslim ambivalence in coming to terms with the realities of Western domination over Muslim lives, lands, resources ...
Knowing and Understanding the World
A Troubled World
A Succession of Disasters
Fragmentation of Life
Neither Science nor Common Sense
A Planet in Peril
Playing Catch-up to the Qur’an
A World in the Image of the Qur’an
“Religion”: A Great Misnomer
Qur’an Sets People Free
Religion: Monotheism Is Us!
No One ...
“Between a mindless electorate, a mendacious political elite and a mercenary media, one wonders who is minding the store we call home, sweet home. And who is looking after the interests of the people – the American People, or just ...
“If you ask me why people accept Islam, I can give you two answers: one a very simple human one; the other a most complex unfathomable divine one.
From a human point of view, the process and outcome of conversion from ...
“The following saying is proof that Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is truly a prophet and messenger of God, just as he claimed.
He says: A single learned individual is harder for the Devil to deal with than a 1000 pious people ...
“Here is a peek at that most astonishing of all partnerships – the one between God and Man, as they used to say – that provides as spectacular a definition of Islam as anyone would wish to have:
Allah has created ...
But why not?
You have had questions.
And you have been looking.
Should we say for quite some time?
And you never quite got the answers that would go to your heart, answers that will give you real satisfaction.
I mean answers that will bring ...
"Islam is getting out of one’s comfort zone and taking a good look at the world around.
It is pushing the envelope of one’s ideas and beliefs and critically examining the foundations in which those beliefs and ideas are rooted.
That is ...
George Bush (Jr.), former president of the United States, once said he was the decider. Well, I have news for him.
In the real world, the world in which all decisions are made and count, the only decider is Allah – ...