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 --
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“The most blessed month of Ramadan is designed to completely reshape human life and character. During the blessed month of Ramadan, our habits of eating, drinking, sleeping, conjugal intimacy, all undergo profound transformation.
After day-long deprivation of food, drink and sex, Ramadan imposes upon the Believers long hours of night prayers, chants, meditations and Qur’an reading. Lying and cheating, quarrelling and fighting, gossip and backbiting, always anathema to Islam, are now treated as absolute abominations.
And this goes on day after day and night after night for one whole month.
And for all of this time, the only one who really monitors your thought, speech and behaviour closely is you and your God. No one else does or can. A more comprehensive or rigorous regime for the complete reshaping of the human body, mind, soul and spirit is hard to imagine.
It would be hardly surprising if at the end of the month of Ramadan a human being emerges with a completely new and vigorous attitude to life and its challenges – and with a brand new character to successfully deal with them.
There is no better system on earth for creating character or for reforming and redirecting human life. And that is exactly what the Qur’an says Siyaam or Fasting came into this world to do: To teach us Taqwa, the highest form of character, rooted in the fear and love of God and in the love and service of humanity. To make new human beings out of us.
A Taqwa-based character, when fully and properly formed, makes it possible for human beings to do their duty, and to do the right thing, at all times and in all situations, regardless of whether they are in a public place or in the privacy of their home.
It teaches human beings how to hold themselves accountable before God, and before their own conscience right here in this world, for their actions as well as for the outcomes and consequences they intended or expected from their actions.
Because their character has now been perfectly recalibrated and their spirit has now been fully charged and reinvigorated by the month-long physical, mental and spiritual drill of Ramadan during which God himself presided over their character training and over their physical and spiritual rejuvenation and remaking.” (Dr. Pasha)
“There are those in this world who wish to die for Allah. I wish to say to them: “Have you ever tried living for Allah?”
“Give it a shot,” I say to them. I mean living for Allah. “You might like it.”
"We are all more than our body. We also -- all of us -- possess a soul.
The body is where the soul resides, to the extent a statement like that is intelligible to anyone.
We nourish our body with food and ...
"When our body hurts, we rush to its help. We call the doctor and apply the medicine.
No amount of money is too great to be budgeted for our “Healthcare.”
To our pure “BodyCare” that is.
Many of us have made ourselves prisoners ...
“Human beings are body and soul.
Body is what you see; soul is what is inside the body, invisible to the naked eye.
The body craves food, drink and medicine and must be fed and catered to with some regularity.
Pangs of hunger ...
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 ...
The Qur’an is all things good: from physical to spiritual to psychological to financial to economic to political to everything else.
The Qur’an is the word of Almighty Allah and declares itself to be a cure for all that may ail ...
Thus, proper Dhikr is that in which the whole person is involved: body, mind, heart and soul. And in which the whole society with all its institutions is involved - family-wise, economically, politically, socially, culturally, educationally, militarily and otherwise.
Combining Deen and Dunya
Building a Better Life for India’s Muslims
These Goals Are Attainable and Easily So
Ta’aleem and Tazkiyah: Two Peas in a Pod
Islamic Social Change
How Could the Rest of the World Not Join This Caravan?
Know Islam and Know the World: ...
Some Examples of Lack of Character
If You Lie, You Lack Character
You Lack Education, You Lack Character
Wasting Resources Shows Lack of Character
If You Are Not Nice to People, You Lack of Character
Jealousy and Hate Means Lack of Character
Abuse of Power or ...
Honoring Your Guest
Validate Your Feelings before Acting on Them
Prayers in the Regular Sense of that Word
But Salaat Is Way, Way More than Prayers
Salaat: This Is How You Do It!
Then Come the Personal ...
“It is the day after Lailatul Qad’r, Ramadan, 1431/2010. The news media today produced two photographs, almost side by side. One, of four little children, perhaps between the ages of one and two, lying on their back, covered by flies, in a ...
“In case non-Muslims, or even some Muslims, were wondering what Ramadan is or was all about, here is a simple way of looking at it. Ramadan is fasting during the day and reading the Qur’an and praying during the night: Day after ...
“I have a most respectful suggestion for those who make loud and ostentatious protestations of their love for God: Begin by learning to love Truth first – learn it; speak it; advocate it; stand by it; and defend it. You might ...
"When Ramadan comes, Muslims flock to Muslims asking for their Zakat money and soliciting all kinds of other donations from them for this or that charitable purpose.
This Ramadan, I come to you asking for a very different kind of favor: ...
“What Muslims need to work on is character, integrity, education and excellence.
Everything else will follow.
That is how simple and easy it is to change the condition and destiny of Muslims.” (Dr. Pasha)
Here is what I don’t get about Muslims. I don’t mean bad Muslims, but I mean Good Muslims – those Muslims who pray and fast and do good things.
Why can’t they, after each Fard prayer – five times a day ...
Remember the fine art of smiling? Islam and Muslims invented that too!
And just like many other good things such as Democracy and Freedom that Islam and Muslims invented, that too has become more or less an American monopoly.
To paraphrase and extrapolate -- extend ...
People like singing and dancing and making music. Whether or not it is part of the human DNA I do not know.
But I am sure there are people in this world – those who specialize in research into the human ...
Without Allah’s help nothing can be done. Without Allah’s protection no one is safe.
And without Allah giving it, no one gets anything.
And without Allah making it happen, nothing ever happens. Not one thing.
This should help put in context the various ...
Corrupting Islam and Corrupting the Youth
The Not So-Mysterious World of Dhikr
Formal and Informal Dhikr
Here Is What He Said
Check Out Iqbal!
Inviting Non-Muslims to Chant God’s Name
We Can Still Change ...
We all know God Almighty does everything. And no one else does or can really do anything.
Teachers are nothing but means that Allah uses to educate us.
When he wants to, he can take a most uneducated human on earth -- call him ...
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