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.
People often have questions about the way God does things. Many good people do.
And it is perfectly all right for them to do so.
At least from the Islamic point of view it is.
God, in the Qur'an, not only allows humans ...
"Islam places in the hands of all of us a most personal and intimate miracle: How to defy death every time it strikes.
Here is how.
“Everything shall perish,” the Qur’an declares, “except him!”
Reference is to God.
Islam defines human mortality in a ...
“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 ...
"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 ...
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, ...
"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 ...
“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 ...
The battle of wits between the advocates of Faith and Skepticism never advanced much beyond the argument that Hazrat Ali, Radiyallahu Anhu, put forward 1400 years ago.
Hazrat Ali wrote a little couplet in which he said this – he was a great ...
"In every time and place, and all times and places are his, when God Almighty wants his work done, he raises up the people to do it.
And he provides those people the tools and resources to do his work with.
Blessed indeed are ...
There is not a doubt that we are all on our return journey to God – each and every one of us.
The Qur’an makes that categorically clear.
Wa Inaa Ilaihi Raaji’oon!
“We are all marching back to God!”
The first step in this ...
Humans have a predictable trajectory in life. Some a bit different than some others in some minor details no doubt. But the basic process -- and the basic beginning and end -- is all the same.
We are all born weak ...
Most people do not understand that Allah has his own way and his own meticulous calculus of doing things.
Therefore, what happens in the world is what Allah decides should happen. And it does not always coincide with what you and ...
Dunya impinges on us human beings in all kinds of ways.
Dunya is Arabic in the Qur’an for “The World” – meaning this earthly world in which we live today.
As distinct from another world, Aakhirah – the next everlasting world that ...
How human beings pass from one stage of life to another is a matter that is both hidden and manifest.
And it is both simple and complex.
Call them, if you will, the Manaazil and Maqwaamaat of passage through life: Sulook.
Rights of ...
Islam and life: What a perfect confluence! What a perfect combination, I mean.
And, if you ask me, what a perfect choice!
Let me explain.
For those wanting to know what Islam is, let me ask them a very different question: What is ...
What seems to matter most to some of our super-pious Muslims is not what life is like in this world – the way it is for us and for all other creation of God, right here and now – but what ...
How Peaceful Is Peaceful?
Right to Self-Defense Guaranteed by Civilized World
Turning the Other Cheek
As for Aggression, It Is an Absolute No, No in Islam
What Should Muslims Say Then?
Muslims of the Qur’an: A Thinking, Reasoning, Smart Kind of People
Muslim Mission on Earth
I trust you are doing well. And having fun.
"Islam and fun?" you may raise your eyebrows.
"What an oxymoron!" Some may exclaim in disbelief, even disdain.
Others may simply say Astaghfirullah and move on.
But some others may think - and that is ...
“See Islam for all that Islam really is: Peaceable! Positive! Simple! Sensible! Elegant! Civilized! Constructive! Hopeful! Contemporary! Pragmatic! Problem-Solving! Moderate! Modern! Balanced! Just! Fair! Compassionate! Truthful! Nice! Easy! Fun! Global! Divine! Authentic! Original! Free!” (Dr. Pasha)
From Above or From Below: Wahy vs. Science
From Ummiy to Ummiy: A Model for World Education
Payaam-e-Islam = Payaam-e-Muslim?
A Wonderful State of Permanent Peace
Nothing but Slaves!
I Would Like to Know
Honor of Allah’s Slavery
Making Masters Out of Slaves
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 ...
ALL THE NAMES PEOPLE USED TO CALL US
IT IS GOD ALMIGHTY WHO GAVE US THE NAME MUSLIMS
MUSLIMS ARE ON THEIR PATH TO PARADISE
MUSLIMS AND THE REAL PERSPECTIVE ON ISLAM
ISLAM BASHING FEEDS A LOT OF MOUTHS
WE SAY ABRAHAM, BUT WHAT ...
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 ...
“Islam simply means the very best way of doing things,… whatever it is that you do! Whether you develop it through daily practice and experience; or discover it through science; or take it directly from Divine Revelation (Wahy)! Just do ...