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?)
Pope Francis has crafted some beautiful words to impress upon everybody the need to make this world a better place to live for all of Humankind. The Pope’s words sound profound and heartfelt.
I picked up the Pope’s words from an Internet portal of some kind, whose veracity and validity I cannot vouch for. But the words ring true.
After reading the Pope’s Message below, the thought that leaped to my mind was why not do away with all this beating about the bush and just say La Ilaha Illallah? That should cover the whole situation beautifully.
Because who can deny that the idolatry of money, sex, name, fame and power are directly behind a lot of the mess in which the world is today.
In other words the world is in the mess it is in today because the world has abandoned the 10 Commandments, at the top of which is La Ilaha Illallah.
And idolatry of wealth, sex, name, power and all that is a direct violation of the First Commandment.
Here is the Pope’s Message taken from the Internet:
“I hope that this time of danger will free us from operating on automatic pilot, shake our sleepy consciences and allow a humanist and ecological conversion that puts an end to the idolatry of money and places human life and dignity at the center,” Francis said. “Our civilization — so competitive, so individualistic, with its frenetic rhythms of production and consumption, its extravagant luxuries, its disproportionate profits for just a few — needs to downshift, take stock, and renew itself.”
“Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, in every corner of the world, Muslims cry from the rooftop the First Commandment, which says: “There Is No God besides God!” And they are the only ones anywhere on earth that do that. ...
"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.
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, ...
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 ...
What God do Muslims worship?
That was the question - asked a while ago by some people in the Western world.
The media played it up. As is the media's wont to play such things up.
And yet the question is really a ...
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 ...
If you have wondered why there is so much confusion and frustration among Muslims on so many different fronts, the explanation is simple: Muslims just don’t get some of Islam’s core concepts right.
Yes, it is absolutely true that there is ...
Did you ever ask yourself why everyone is talking so much about Islam and Muslims these days? Do you know what Islam is and who the Muslims are? Let us find out!
Islam means believing certain things. Let us call them ...
“The greatest challenge before human beings is to decide if there is or there isn’t a God. And if there is, then, what kind of God he is or he could be. Once you get past this checkpoint, everything else is a ...
Turning to God Almighty for Answers. What is the purpose of human life in this world? What is our mission on earth? Why did God Almighty create us?
What does he want from us? Without a doubt, big questions, all of ...
“When I hear Muslims call their scholars “Your Eminence!” my heart, just like Wordsworth’s, leaps with joy and wants to dance with the daffodils. In sheer exuberance I whisper to myself: “Finally, dear heart! That blessed day is upon us! ...
“If, Jesus, Moses, Muhammad and Abraham – May God Almighty Bless Them! – all taught the world the same message, “No God but God,” as the Bible and the Qur’an tell us, then why are their followers still quibbling over that message ...
“Ever heard the expression “Connecting the Dots”? Here are four among the most magnificent dots in all of human history. Let us see if you can connect them.
All right then. This is what everyone knows or should know about the ...
“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 ...
“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.”
“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 ...
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 ...
God is truly one. And he is truly one of a kind.
Here is how the Qur’an describes God: There is nothing like him.
The words of the Qur’an are: Laisa kamithlihee shaiy.
To me, that is self-evident.
For, if he is not one ...
God is one. Everyone knows that. Or, at least, they should.
So, the Qur’an says: “Say, God is One!”
Qul Huwallahu Ahad (112:1).
And then of course, if God is God, then he does not, should not, owe anything to anyone. He should ...
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 ...
Some countries in the world grant what is called Dual Citizenship. They allow their citizens to hold the citizenship of another country, while retaining their American citizenship.
As a result, you will find, for example, many American citizens, many of them ...
Businesses want to make profit. Associations and organizations serve specific organizational goals and membership interests.
Social clubs provide entertainment and good society.
Projects have purposes they want to accomplish, targets they strive to meet.
Islam is none of this. And yet it is ...
Has the Pope embraced Islam? Some would say he has.
Otherwise, what is the point of the latest Papal Encyclical, if newsmedia reports are to be believed, asking Parish Priests to be more accepting of Divorce and Remarriage?
Islam has been saying this for ...
Think about Him, Not about You. Don’t think about who you are: Hindu, Jew, Christian or Muslim. Rich, poor, black, white, man, woman. Instead focus and concentrate on who HE is: God of All. God of love. God of mercy ...
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