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?)
If you ask why is the world the way it is, one answer would be:
Because the Muslims are the way they are!
For, in many ways, how the Muslims are, that is how the world will be.
In other words, Muslims’ deeds and words, not to say their State of Goodness or Badness, and their level and type of Iman should we say, will have a direct correlation with the life, fate and destiny of the world.
And that means, if the Muslims are good, and if their Iman is strong and pure, and it is of a higher grade altogether, the world will be a good place to live for all of its inhabitants.
But if, on the other hand, the Muslims are bad, and their Iman is flawed and weak, and their words and deeds are not good, the world will also turn out to be a bad place to live for all of its inhabitants.
And here is a shot across the bow for Muslims to pay attention to and it is directly from the Qur’an:
Discusses how and why Muslims should organize conferences, seminars and public get-togethers. Provides instructions on the correct Islamic etiquette and procedures when inviting guest speakers to come and give lectures on these occasions.
A much needed guide on the subject. An ...
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 ...
When people say they are believers, they are tested.
This is God's immutable law: God subjects believers to all kinds of tests in this world.
Sometimes, God tests believers by giving. And sometimes he tests them by not giving or by ...
In Islam, actions matter. So do the intentions that drive them.
There is a beautiful Hadith that puts this in perspective.
Hadith means the words of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, that history has documented as faithfully, accurately and thoroughly as ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Muslims have writers.
And Muslims have speakers. I like to call them Speech Givers.
Just like everyone else does -- all the non-Muslims of the world included.
I am guilty on both counts. Except that when it comes to speech giving, I am ...
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 ...
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 ...
When Muslims meet, as they should, they talk.
And they talk and talk and talk some more.
Little do they realize that they will answer to God Almighty for every word they utter.
And meetings are good. For meetings, done right, could be ...
Here is a simple point I submit to Muslims for their kind consideration: Please, please, carefully examine your motives with regard to everything you do.
That is, whenever you set out to do something -- anything, whether it is small or ...
If you are a Muslim, you operate under certain constraints. Often you don’t have some of the luxuries and freedoms others may claim.
For example, others may do things to impress and to feel good. Muslims must do things proceeding from ...
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, ...
“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 ...
“Anything that gets in the way of your single-minded commitment to God, and your unflinching service to humanity, Islam calls it an “Ilaah.”
The Bible calls it “a god besides God.” Do you think the Bible and the Qur’an may share ...
“Those who look for God shall find him.
Provided they look for him hard enough and well enough and seriously enough.
And those that seek the truth in this world shall find it.
For, that is God’s way in his world.
They are sincere;
“Of course, we must ask Allah all the time – for everything, no matter how small or routine it may be, just like the Hadith says. But at the same time, here is something important we all must learn: Rather ...
"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 ...
"Islam says Muslims must be clean. But how clean is clean?
It is fair to say that Islam wrote the last word on cleanliness. Bathe and wash your dead thoroughly, says Islam, before you bury them.
Muslims refer to this last bath ...
“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 ...