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?)
Here are two things that are absolutely, positively required of all Muslims, so far as the Qur’an is concerned:
1. First of all, all Muslims -- men as well as women -- must learn to read the Qur’an, properly and correctly, in the original Arabic language and script.
There are no ifs or buts about it. This is what all Muslims -- men and women both -- are supposed to do.
It is part of the Universalization of Education for which Islam came into this world.
2. Second, all Muslims -- men as well as women -- must read the entire Qur’an, cover to cover, from the “Alif” ofAlhamdulillah to the “Seen” of Minal Jinnati Wannaas, with translation in their own language, and with minimum notes and commentary from those same books.
Most translations of the Qur’an have notes and brief commentaries in the margins.
Muslims have no excuse for not doing these two things.
Or for doing one and not doing the other.
This is also part of the same purpose of Universalization of Education for which Islam came into this world.
However, at the same time, Muslims must NO LONGER allow one fellow to take one Aayat of the Qur’an and hold forth for hours on what it means in the name of giving so-called Tafseer.
This is part of Deprofessionalzation and Declericization and Detheologization of Islam.
It is time for Muslims to put an end to this mostly priestly practice and deprofessionalize and declericise and detheologize Islam.
And return the Qur’an -- and Islam -- to ordinary Muslims to read and to understand.
All of which is part of the overall purpose of Democratization of Islamic societies, which is one of Islam’s greatest contributions to human culture and civilization.
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.
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 ...
Call to All to Read the Qur’an
Dr. Firdaus today issued a call to Muslims around the world to organize Weekly Khatm Sharif of the Qur’an between now and the next Ramadan, 1434/2013.
Dr. Fridaus says the word Qur’an means “To Read” ...
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 ...
The Qur’an, every single word of it, is the most glorious word of Almighty Allah – direct; unadulterated; pure; authentic; original; and clear.
It was revealed by Allah to Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, to be a complete guide for humanity ...
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;
Humanity was sick, Islam came to heal it.
Humanity is back to being sick again. It needs Islam, once again, to make it well and whole.
It needs the Qur’an.
Allahu Akbar, should that alone not wake up human beings today to the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...