Real-Time Miracles of Islam and Muslims [Quote – 228]

Published Categorised as Quote-Unquote, Quote-Unquote – Book III (201-300)

Let us today, this Tuesday, December 8, 2010 – coinciding with the 1st of Muharram, 1432 of the Hijri Islamic calendar – let us today introduce a new concept and a new term in the English lexicon: “Real-Time Miracles.” By this I mean real miracles that are happening right now even as we speak. Right before our eyes. From this point of view, everything about Islam is a Real-Time Miracle. So is much of whatever Islam is left in the lives of Muslims such as Wudu, Salaat, Siyaam and Hajj – that is, washing up, prayers, fasting and pilgrimage to Makkah. Or the way the Muslims bathe and bury their dead, for example. Each one of these things is a Real-Time Miracle. That means it is not supposed to happen, but it is happening, contrary to all expectations, and defying all predictive or explanatory models. Each and every single one of these things. And they are all happening right now, even as we speak. They are all Miracles because they all date back from the time of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, 1400 years ago. And they are Real-Time because they are happening right now, right in front of our eyes. And there is nothing like them anywhere else in the world. No real-life living activity of our time and age that goes back that far in history. Absolutely nothing. It is mind boggling to say the least, this whole thing. These things being miracles on the one hand, and their occurrence in real time on the other hand in our own age and lifetime.” (Dr. Pasha)