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?)
Muslim or not, everyone is required to read and understand the Qur’an. But who should or should not explain the Qur’an to other people – do a Tafsir of the Qur’an, as it were – that is not open to everyone.
The only people who should embark on that most arduous and potentially treacherous journey are those who possess at least the following qualifications:
Unimpeachable sincerity of purpose – Iman and Ikhlas.
Deep and strong fear of Allah – Taqwa.
Strong command of Arabic language.
Strong grasp of Hadith literature.
Sound knowledge of Tafsir literature.
The first two qualifications – Iman/Ikhlas and Taqwa – are open to anyone.
The last three – Arabic Language; Tafsir Literature; and Hadith Literature – are almost an exclusive prerogative of those who have been blessed with that kind of training, background and expertise.
All others simply must quote their sources as they do their talking and explaining – such as this or that book of Tafsir or Hadith or their own teachers and Shaikhs – whenever they undertake to offer Tafsir of any part of the Qur’an.
My own view is that no one should be told not to think their own thoughts; or to ask their own questions; or to express their own views, with regard anything in the Qur’an – an Aayat or something – even though the Salaf (our early leaders in the field such as Sahabah and later experts and great scholars of yore) had serious reservations on that score.
So, all would-be Tafsir-Doers in any part of the world, not the least in an enterprising place like the Caribbean, should think long and hard about what they do, and tread only gingerly and very, very thoughtfully on the path of doing Tafsir of the Qur’an.
Pray tell me, Muslims! Just how did we Muslims manage to accomplish this feat? Just how did we manage to abandon the Qur'an?
We, whom Allah blessed to be the bearers, keepers, servants and custodians of the Qur'an in this world.
Wonder of Wonders: A Qur'an Literacy Camp
The 2nd National Qur'an Literacy Camp is under way in the West Indies even as I write this piece in the middle of the month of July, 2008.
The wonder of wonders is that the ...
World Muslims and non-Muslims must celebrate 12th Rabi’ul Awwal, 1433 – 5th February, 2012 – as World Day of Qur’an for Universal Male-Female Literacy.
And they must do the same thing consistently every year thereafter – on every 12th Rabiul Awwal.
Many of us confuse reality with religion. That is why it is important for me to explain how Islam is not “religion” but reality.
Islam is Al-Haqq. Translation: Reality.
Islam is divine, from beginning to end. Religion is man-made.
Religion is presided over ...
It was several decades ago when the late Maherul Qadri wrote his beautiful and evocative poem he called Qur’an ki Faryaad.
Paraphrase: “Complaint of the Qur’an.”
The basic theme of the poem was something like this:
They love me and they kiss me;
It was 1971, in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, the Caribbean – and of course everywhere else.
Some of us started then to teach some of the others among us how to read the Qur'an.
This 1400-year-old book on this earth from ...
It is not happening as yet, but one day Insha Allah, soon, very soon, there will be a continuum of reading of Allah's book, the Qur'an, across the world, a la Tawaaf around the Ka'abah, which only stops five times a day ...
A Miracle We Can All Meet in Real Time
A Miracle in Every Aayat of the Qur’an
A Quick Panorama of Qur’an’s Miracles
Some More of Qur’an’s Miracles
Even More Miracles of the Qur’an
The Miraculous Salaah: Made in the Qur’an
Covering Up the ...
The Qur'an program has been offered by Dr. Pasha on either side of the Atlantic. And by the grace and mercy of Almighty Allah it has been most successful everywhere.
In this program, Dr. Pasha uses the language of the Qur'an ...
The fact that 1400 years ago this book should declare men and women equal in rights and rewards is a miracle. The fact that this book should have a chapter called "The Women" and another chapter called "The People" and ...
The Qur'an says think logically. And think incrementally. Approach this problem like you would approach most problems in life.
First of all, decide if the universe had a creator what would he be like? He would be most powerful and most ...
Every day, every Muslim must ask himself or herself:
When did I last see the Qur'an?
When did I last touch the Qur'an?
When did I last hold the Qur'an in my hand?
When did I last open the Qur'an?
When did I last turn ...
And once the Qur’an begins to “talk,” all one can do is just to sit there, open oneself to the cascading light and Rahmah of the Qur’an and keep chanting Alhamdulillah, Subhanallah, Allahu Akbar and La Ilaha Illallah, as the ...
If you are interested in organizing a Qur'an program in your area, please contact me, and I will tell you what you need to do to get a programme going in your area.
I strongly urge you to give this idea ...
Generally speaking, Shaitan -- the Devil -- seems to be a happy-go-lucky kind of a guy. But there seems to be one thing that bothers him more than all the other things in this world.
And that is the Qur'an.
Often, Shaitan's ...
If Ramadan, as the Qur'an says, is the month in which the Qur'an was sent down, and it is, a question each and every one of us must ask is this:
This Ramadan, 1437-2016, how many homes and hearts are we ...
Qur'an is of course in Arabic. And now there are also translations in many languages. Thank God for that: Alhamdulillah!
But what I have trouble figuring out is this: What is the excuse Muslims have for not placing a Translation-Only Copy ...