Need to Conserve and Protect Muslim Resources:
A Letter from Dr. Pasha
(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?)
You all have no idea how encouraging and helpful and morale-boosting your letters, reactions and responses are to me.
The work I pretend to do, or at least from time to time go through the motions of doing, is a pretty lonely and daunting trek in some ways. I mean this business of Working for Allah -- so called.
And claiming to want to take the Qur'an to every home and heart that needs it -- and which one does not?
Allah was there to help and encourage Hazrat Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, at every step. And Hazrat Jibraeel, Alaihis Salam, was there and all the angels were there in attendance to cheer him along.
Wal-Malaa-ikatu Ba'da Dhaalika Zaheer!
And so was every grain of sand and every blade of grass.
Mountains came running to him when he called and animals made Sajdah to him and begged him for help when they were in trouble.
And inanimate objects cried and sobbed when he would not touch them and hug them.
But still it was a tough road. I often think about his suffering. And all that he endured in the service of this Deen and for the sake of this Ummat.
And how the world treated him in response.
Everybody talks about the alleged passion of Hazrat Christ, Alaihis Salam. But who is there to talk about the "Passion" and the silent suffering and tear-less toil of Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam?
Even though there is no supposed crucifixion or martyrdom here. Only endless suffering -- 13 long years of suffering at Makkah and 10 in Madinah.
Sallallahu Alaika, Yaa Rasulallah! Yaa Khayira Khalqillah!
My tears do not stop when I think of how his own people treated him at Taif.
No wonder the Angel of Mountains (Malakul Jibaal) came to him and offered to pluck the two neighboring mountains from their place and crush the people of Taif between them.
All for what?
All he wanted, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, was for the world to accept Allah as its master. And then to live a good and clean and wonderful life -- Hayaat Tayyibah -- thereafter, using his own personal model and help.
And the punishment for that, from a cruel and ingrate people, his own tribe, had to come in the form of exile into a ravine for him and for all those near and dear to him, not for a day or a week, but for a period of full three years.
People who had exiled him and his entire clan, and had imposed a boycott on them, could hear the cries of babies and hungry children in their own homes down below in the city-state of Makkah.
Talk about boycotts, sanctions and embargoes! Allahu Akbar, what kind of human beings are these?
The odd and few Muslims who do this work -- Allah's Work, as we have been calling it -- today are pretty much on their own. They have no direct connection with Heaven. And their paucity of resources right here on this earth simply defies imagination.
On top of that, sinners like myself have only meager spiritual resources if any. And barely one or two individuals here and there lending a helping hand.
And what amazing individuals they are, Allah Bless Them!
And, just as Allah says in the Qur'an, all the Shayaateen of Jinn and Ins are arrayed against them.
In such an environment, one supporting voice coming from anywhere is nothing less than Manna from Heaven.
Then why did I ask you to write only when you really want to do it and only when you really have something to say. There is a simple reason for it.
And I trained myself long and hard into that kind of a personal discipline and into building that kind of a mindset.
You, and people like you, are a most valuable asset and treasures for this Deen and for this Ummat. And for Humanity at large.
You are a highly successful businessman, Mashallah, and a great entrepreneur. And you are engaged in a mind-boggling range of activities to build this Ummat and to serve this Deen -- and yes, to help Allah, and to serve Humanity.
That is what the Qur'an says: Allah wants to know who among you is ready to "help" Allah?
Wa Liya'lamallahu Man Yansuruhu.
And of course the most clear-cut equation is this: You help Allah and Allah turns around and helps you.
Yaa Ayyuhalladheena Aamanoo In Tansurullaha Yansurkum!
It is, therefore, the duty of ordinary members of this Ummat, such as myself, to appreciate that fact and to always be mindful not to presume on your generosity with your most valuable resources that Allah has bestowed upon you: your time, your energy, and your attention.
Even though the way Allah seems to do things is that those whom he has blessed to be able to do more, they end up doing a lot more than regular people such as myself who are always too busy looking for lame excuses and contorted explanations for not doing what they should be doing, and what they are supposed to be doing.
So, I hope and pray you and your family are in the best of health and everything is just going great with you and your family -- Bi-Idhnillah!