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 means knowing and understanding your world.
That means those who do not understand the world in which they live cannot hope or expect to understand Islam, which they attribute to God.
There is not a doubt that Islam is indeed, and it could only have come, from God Almighty. The probability is next to zero that a system of ideas and practices that we collectively refer to as Islam could have been cobbled together by a human source or agency.
That means, speaking purely from an empirical or practical point of view, no individual, group, committee, agency, institution, society or nation could have invented anything even remotely resembling the teachings and principles of Islam.
So, there is absolutely, positively no question that Islam is of divine origin and revelation from A to Z. However, what many people do not understand is what Islam really is and what it does in this world.
So, here is a summary statement to address that mystery:
On the one hand, Islam provides an explanation of the way the world works – simple, clear and, in most instances, an empirically verifiable explanation. That means, you will actually see and hear things in this world work the way Islam says they do and will.
On the other hand, Islam also outlines a model of individual and collective belief and behavior, which, if properly implemented, will optimize human happiness, good and peace on earth.
That is why those who do not understand their world cannot understand Islam.” (Dr. Pasha)
In this season of Hajj, Eidul Adha, Hanuka, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Divali and every other human hankering and striving that has behind it either a tinge of divine mandate or an element of human good, our message is peace.
“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.”
“Islam is about telling people, not what you think they might like or want to hear, but what, to the best of your knowledge, you believe to be the facts and the truth.
Truth is an Amaanat – a matter of faith ...
“Some of the worst disservice to Islam may have been done by the mercenaries among us – those who turned Islam into a career path, rather than treating it as a cause and a mission that Islam was meant to ...
“Sometimes I wonder if Modernity isn’t simply Islam kidnapped and camouflaged to hide its true identity – with some judicious distortions thrown into the equation. And then there are those who argue with a straight face that Islam is the very ...
“One of the first and most important lessons you learn about Islam is that Islam and Illiteracy, Islam and Feudalism, and Islam and Tyranny – whether social, political or economic – don’t mix.
But you won’t be able to guess that by looking at ...
“Working for Allah is what you do for living – meaning, that is what you do as the overriding purpose and preoccupation of your life.
All else – your job, career, education, family, friends, everything – is part of the support ...
"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 ...
Sherlock Holmes would have had no difficulty in saying: “Elementary, my dear Abdullah!”
And it is: I mean “elementary” indeed.
I am referring to the fact that every Muslim man, woman and child must love the land of their birth and domicile.
"What many people may not realize about Islam is that the Law of Gravity is as Islamic as Fasting and Prayers – what is called Siyaam and Salaah or Roza and Namaz. And having a safe, sturdy and secure ladder ...
“Pleasure for many people is the path they pursue through life. Pain is often the price they pay for many of the pleasures they seek in this world. Islam modulates pleasure, and optimizes it, while minimizing pain and distancing it. ...
"Here are four dots for you to connect:
Abraham, God Bless Him, was an iconoclast and a monotheist. His whole life revolved around the notion: No God but God.
Moses, God Bless Him, gave us the First Commandment: No God but God.
Within Islam it is both legitimate and right to ask the question: "Why Islam?" Every tenet in Islam is subject to analysis and contention. No other religion is willing to subject its basic fundamentals of faith to such questioning. For ...
“In the midst of all the din and confusion that surround the subject of Islam today, here is what Islam really stands for:
Islam means studying one’s environment in all its dimensions – physical, social, political, economic, cultural and all else – carefully, ...
For those who really care to know what Islam is, here are some details:
Islam is moderation. In everything you do.
Islam is living in peace and amity with your neighbors. And with everyone else.
It is building bridges among faiths, races, nationalities, ...
“Islam is all about Doing the Next Best Thing.
That is: If you cannot do the very best thing that Islam requires of you, then, what is the Next Best Thing that you can do in its place? Just go ahead ...
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A Wonderful State of Permanent Peace
Nothing but Slaves!
I Would Like to Know
Honor of Allah’s Slavery
Making Masters Out of Slaves
If only you had taken a minute to understand Islam for what Islam really is, away from your prejudices, phobias and politics, and independent of the appearance that Muslims have given Islam, you would have seen that Islam and Muslims ...
In this season of Hajj, Hanuka, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Divali and every other human hankering and striving that has behind it either a tinge of divine mandate or an element of human good, our message is peace.
And our greeting to all ...
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ISLAM BASHING FEEDS A LOT OF MOUTHS
WE SAY ABRAHAM, BUT WHAT ...
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God’s Boundaries Save Lives
You may be an atheist or an agnostic. Or you may belong to any one of the religious denominations that proliferate in the world today. You may be a Communist or a Fascist or a believer in free enterprise, freedom ...
“Be responsible for everyone and everything – from the nearest to the farthest neighbour. And all humanity is your neighbours. From the closest relative to the one who is a total stranger and only related to you through the common ...
Calling all Jews, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and everyone else everywhere! Come share with us the joys and blessings of this Eid. Also, on this happiest of days, come shed with us a few tears for all that is wrong ...
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