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?)
You do not, you cannot, see God in this world. But you see the Qur’an.
The Qur’an is all you have in your hands in this world. And the Qur’an is all you will ever see in this world.
In other words, let me put it to you straight: The Qur’an is the closest you will ever come to seeing God in this world.
And that opportunity and that common blessing and Rahmat – to see the Qur’an; to hold the Qur’an in your hands; and to read and understand the Qur’an – is given to all in this world. People are limited or excluded only by their own will, ability and inclination.
So also, the Hadith is all you have in your hands. It is all you can see.
The Hadith is the closest you will ever come to seeing Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, in this world. Except of course in dreams, a boon and a privilege that is not granted to everyone.
Only very, very special people get to see Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, in their dreams.
But the Hadith is for all: to see; to hold in their hands; and to study and understand.
So, for everyone everywhere, while you cannot see God in this world, you see his speech in Qur’an, and everyone has been given full and direct access to it.
Just as we can no longer see Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, in flesh and blood in this world, everyone everywhere, has been given full and direct access to his life and legacy – his actual words and the most direct and unadulterated record of his actions – in the form of Hadith in a way that simply cannot be matched or paralleled.
So, you do not see God, but you see the Qur’an. And you do not see Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, but you see the Hadith.
Do we even begin to understand any of this? And do you think this entire thing has any equal anywhere?
And do you think any of this is a mere accident or coincidence?
And does all this not make Islam most self-evident?
And does all this not make Qur’an and Hadith the most compelling arguments for God?
Is not God Almighty enough for us? Why do we chase the mirage of Ma Siwallah, things other than Allah, when all we need is him: God Almighty?
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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?
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“To pretend to be “better” and superior-quality Muslims, without trying to first embody in us the better and superior human attributes mandated by the Qur’an and modelled by the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is a sham and a fraud.
It is ...
"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.
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Let me explain how.
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But when he ...
“The Qur’an is God’s own word in your hands. You could not defend and protect it against desecration.
The least you can do now is to read it! Is that too unreasonable to suggest?”
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“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 ...
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So, while it is important for ...
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Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, came into this world in the 7th Century. He changed that world, from the way it was to pretty much the way it is today.
That means a lot of the things that you see ...
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Expectations that humanity has from Muslims.
Expectations that all of Allah’s creation has from Muslims.
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"The reason why Allah did this.”
And “The reason why God did that.”
Astaghfirullah! As if we know. As if anyone knows.
As if his will and ...
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Surah Al-Ahzab says God sent Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, as a Siraajan Muneera!
A world whose heavens and earth are radiating with the light of Allah ...
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I am not sure the Qur’an ever said or suggested that it was anyone’s Holy Book. I am ...
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