Dr. Pasha on Islam,
Muslims and the World
(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time)
Last updated 17 January 2020
How to Find Confidence [Quote – 973]
Dr. Judy Kamalodeen
When Allah asked Musa, Alaihis Salam, to go to Pharaoh and invite him to Islam, Musa, Alaihis Salam, seemed to hesitate.
Musa, Alaihis Salam, said to Allah, using Dr. Pasha’s paraphrase of the Aayats of the Qur’an:
“I feel I am choking. And my tongue is not moving.
Besides, I am also on the run from them for something they have charged me with. I am afraid they will kill me.”
But then Allah counsels Musa, Alaihis Salam, and gives him courage and confidence to go and deliver Allah’s message to the Pharaoh.
If that is the case with a Nabiy of Allah, Musa, Alaihis Salam, why should we be ashamed or discouraged when we have our own bouts of hesitation, self-doubt and lack of confidence when we embark upon our mission of inviting people to Allah and Allah’s Work?
Surely, the people we are going to give the invitation to cannot be as bad as the Pharaoh?
Just Jump Start Your Islam:
That Is the Best Antidote to Your Doubt and Depression [Quote – 972]
Muslim or non-Muslim, we are all weak, we are all flawed. And we all have our problems and our issues.
And we have all kinds of interests and agendas that we all pursue.
And then we all have our own understanding of Islam, of what is right and what is wrong.
Our worldly allegiances and loyalties, as well as our agendas and priorities, differ, even though all Muslims claim to worship Allah and follow his Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.
And of course our leadership also is different.
And in the process, when it comes to dealing with obstacles and roadblocks in our path, we all have set up our own pet windmills to tilt against. Our own Favorite Enemy’s List as it were.
As a result, what people call Muslim Unity is mostly a distant dream.
And sometimes this chant of Muslim Unity may even be a carefully constructed ploy and distraction to fool and misguide Muslim masses and take their attention away from their real and most pressing issues and challenges.
Consequently, Working for Allah as an Iron-Clad Team is not always a reality among us.
And this could be discouraging in the extreme, even downright depressing.
That is why I believe the Antidote is: Just Do It!
And by that I mean, wherever we are, it is never too late to Jump Start Our Islam. Don’t wait around for others to join you, support you or even agree with you.
Instead, say Bismillah! and do whatever you are capable of doing, provided it is Lawful, Halal and Moral.
And provided you have thought it through carefully. And you keep an open mind.
And so long as your Intention (Niyyat) is right and pure. And so long as your Attitude is humble, cooperative and reasonable.
You do that and Allah’s help and Barakat will come your way.
No matter who you are, and no matter where you are, and no matter what the work is that you are doing.
Your Destiny Is Right around Your Neck! [Quote – 971]
It is amazing how Allah runs his world. Everything so right, so fair, so perfect, just as it should be.
On the one hand, Allah puts on each one of us the responsibility of inviting everybody in the world to Allah and his Deen.
“Do Your Best!” is the message from Allah to all of us, “Go get it done!”
But, on the other hand, the responsibility for results and outcomes is not placed on our shoulders. Allah keeps that in his own hands.
But at the same time, Allah also takes that responsibility and places it squarely on those to whom the Message is given. It is their job to respond to the message.
Allah says he hangs everyone’s Destiny right around their neck.
Wa Kulla Insaanin Alzamnaahu Taa-irahu Fi Unuqihi.
I just do not understand how this message could be clearer, stronger or more stark. Can you believe that?
I just cannot get my head around this Aayat.
Just like I cannot get my head around anything that Allah says or does.
So, Allah says:
Fa-Innamaa Alaikal Balaagh,
wa Alainal Hisaab.
“You just go deliver the message,
And leave the accounting completely to us.”
Frankly, I find this Aayat Karimah one of the most sobering, if not frightening, in all of the Qur’an.
The moment a message is delivered to you, you become directly accountable before God? Makes your hair stand on end.
Allah’s Work Never Stops [Quote – 970]
Allah’s world works round the clock for us. Anybody can see that. It does not matter whether they believe in Allah or not.
We in fact create our clocks and calculate our time based on how Allah’s world works nonstop for us.
Ya Allah, how simple and clear these things are!
Al-Haqqul Mubeen, as Allah says in the Qur’an.
And if there were an interruption of even a nanosecond, or a Planck Unit of Time, in the function of the universe — a universe that constantly works for us — everything about our life will be disrupted and destroyed.
So, given all this, why should we ever, ever, ever stop Working for Allah? Part of which is inviting everyone in the world to Allah.
Using every means and every ounce of energy at our disposal to Take the Qur’an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It and Which One Does Not?
And now do you see why Allah’s world is in the kind of mess it is in? One reason: Because so many people in the world just don’t Work for Allah.
Another reason because those who used to Work for Allah at one time have stopped doing so now.
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