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?)
Words fail me when I see the silent mosques. It seems somehow wrong telling the owner of this world how to run his house. But shouldn’t there be at least one place on earth, where people -- Hindus, Muslims, Jews, others -- can flock to listen to Allah’s word articulated in a clear and powerful way?
How can we live when so many mosques have gone dead?
Muslims -- good, thinking Muslims -- complain about Muslims falling silent. But why wouldn’t Muslims go silent? Look at their mosques! Look for how long these houses of Allah have gone silent now?
Houses about which Allah says: Adhinallahu An Turfa’a … Houses that were meant to be raised.
Mimbars, from which the clarion call of justice and truth -- Haqq -- was supposed to rise and fill the world, have fallen silent.
What face will we show Allah, when we raise our voice for everything, except in the service of truth and justice?
And what fate awaits us right here in this world, when we do everything except to raise aloft the banner of truth and justice?
Who will do it, if not Muslims? And where will anyone do it if not in our mosques?
And yet how loud and deafening is the roar of Muslim silence when it comes to truth and justice!
And how profound and powerful is the silence of the mosques!
Shaikh Quilliam, England; Lord Headley Al-Farouq (Ireland) in Islamic Review; Freedom Fighter and Gandhi colleague Mowlana Muhammad Ali Johar in Comrade in British India; scholar and Qur'an translator Allama Yusuf Ali, and others.
Allah bless them all.
Whatever else they all were, ...
I have never been able to understand how a society can be loudly Muslim and rigidly feudal, both at the same time. What is equally puzzling is that you don’t hear a squeak about it from any of the Muslim ...
“A Good Muslim fears, loves and worships God.
At the same time, a Good Muslim is also committed to love and serve humanity and all of God’s creation.
And to a Good Muslim all of these things are one and the same. If there ever ...
Who is responsible for Islam?
To properly and correctly represent it to ourselves and to others?
Will we do to our children -- or to anyone else -- what we do to Islam?
Misspell their names? Give out wrong IDs for them? Enter ...
Good Guys vs. Bad Guys in Halifax
Litmus Test of Islam in 21st Century England
When Bradford Burned
Oldham Riots and the First Islamic Community Clean Up
Halifax: A Simmering Social Cauldron
Some Reasons Why I am Not in the Business of Kafirizing Muslims
Counting Allah's Blessings: A Serious Muslim Problem
Jum'ah Khutbah: What a Blessing from Allah
The Muslim Story
Jum'ah Khutbah in Muslim Hands: Riding a Gift Horse to Ruin
Alienating the Muslim Youth
Jum'ah Khutbah: Some Important Pointers
Keep it Simple!
Muslims, here is an offer I don’t think you can really refuse.
Many of the best among you spend their time rolling your beads and chanting Astaghfirullah, …, and other similar things. Every one of them more wonderful than the other.
Dr. Pasha has issued a call to world Muslims to observe a World Day of Repentance this 'Aashoora, 1433.
Muslims are human and as humans they have done many things over the centuries that are contrary to the best interests of ...
Whatever Happened to the Jum'ah Khutbah that Allah Gave?And that Allah's Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, Practiced and Delivered to the Muslims?Where Did that Khutbah Go?
I do not know what other people do, or have, but Allah gave us, Muslims, ...
Recently, I visited some Muslim websites. Or should I call them "Islamic" sites?
And glanced through a couple of articles, which, I take it, were written by Muslims, even though given the complications of the website format used, I couldn't tell for ...
For much of the time, Islam and Muslims are like two ships moored side by side at a port. Or gliding and twinkling past each other in the high seas at night.
At times, there is an interface of sorts between ...
Seeing Muslims in action -- more of them, in more action in more of their old homelands, whatever that means -- shows how tangential the connection often is between Islam and Muslims.
In many cases, many may say, if this is Islam, ...
Jum'ah Khutbah is one of the most visible, and easily measurable, signs and indicators of the Islamic Nation's --Ummah's -- social-psychological-spiritual health and wellbeing.
And an accurate barometer of its rise and fall.
For, as the Jum'ah Khutbah goes, so is the ...
Islam should not be the last refuge of scoundrels, charlatans, misfits, adventurers and nincompoops.
And of those who may find or invent all kinds of excuses for cutting corners and compromising the integrity of the Islamic ideals of excellence in everything one ...
Recently, I gave a Jum'ah Khutbah -- after much humming and hawing from the organizers -- in an Ivy League University.
In that Khutbah, I said, among other things, those who do not have a firm grasp of Arabic should not ...
For some people, Islam is like ketchup. Life goes on with or without Islam.
Fries decidedly taste better with ketchup. But fries go on ketchup or no ketchup.
And, luckily, how many brands there are -- of ketchup. When you run from ...
“Be responsible for everyone and everything – from the nearest to the farthest neighbour. And all humanity is your neighbours. From the closest relative to the one who is a total stranger and only related to you through the common ...
Desecration of a Time-Honored Title Called Imam
Legends of Learning
Imams of Yore:
Muslims of Pre-Partition India
Many Easts and Many Wests
Muslims Are a Blessed People
Western Wing of the Muslim Ummah
Muslim Behavior and Divine Retribution
Judgment Day – Right Here in this World
Assault on ...
Shahaadats or the Double Testimony
But What on Earth Is “Shahaadah”?
How Many Muslims Are Doing that Right Now?
Forgetting Allah Leads to Forgetting Self
Muslim Search for Identity
Muslims Know Their Shahaadats
Everything about You Must Provide the Shahaadat
Shahaadat Must Use the Nicest Means
How Humans ...
Discusses how and why Muslims should organize conferences, seminars and public get-togethers. Provides instructions on the correct Islamic etiquette and procedures when inviting guest speakers to come and give lectures on these occasions.
A much needed guide on the subject. An ...
Presenting Islam to Non-Muslims.
An Open House Campaign.
Muslims: A People with a Mission.
An Open House for Your Mosque.
Islam: A System of Neighborly Relations.
Neighborliness: A Concept that goes beyond Individuals.
Benefits of An Open House.
The Jum'ah Khutbah: Its nature and uses.
A Culture ...
“Many Muslims hide in Islam from Islam. They would rather sit in mosques and roll the rosary, which is not what Islam wants them to do all the time, than be out on the streets helping or educating people, which ...
“One of the first and most important lessons you learn about Islam is that Islam and Illiteracy, Islam and Feudalism, and Islam and Tyranny – whether social, political or economic – don’t mix.
But you won’t be able to guess that by looking at ...