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?)
Most people don’t understand a simple thing about the way Allah does things. Or what it means to Work for Allah.
When those Working for Allah issue forth -- spread out that is -- on God’s earth and leave no stone unturned to invite people to come to Allah, the response to their work is far from predictable.
And far from uniform.
Sometimes it is a trickle, sometimes it is a flood. Sometimes it is a drizzle and sometimes it is a downpour.
From massive to meager, from instant to delayed, the response to your work is all Allah’s doing. It is not a direct outcome of your work.
The untiring efforts of Prophet’s Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, covering a span of two decades, were, toward the end, rewarded by the floodgates of acceptance opening and men and women -- Annaas -- rushing into Islam in waves:
Wa Ra-ayitan Naasa Yadkhuloona Fi Deenillahi Afwaaaja (110:2).
Other Prophets of God, Alaihimus Salam, such as Hazrath Lut, Alaihis Salam, were left wondering if there was not a single decent human being among those they were targeting and working for so long and so hard to win over for Allah.
So much so that they ended up saying:
A-Layisa Minkum Rajulun Rasheed (11:78).
“Is there not one decent human being among you?”
Or, as in another case -- also in relation to Hazrath Lut, Alaihis Salam -- as Allah and his angels looked, before proceeding to destroy the entire community of rebels against God, and his Messenger Lut, Alaihis Salam, they could not find more than a single household in that entire community that happened to be Muslim:
Most people do not understand that Allah has his own way and his own meticulous calculus of doing things.
Therefore, what happens in the world is what Allah decides should happen. And it does not always coincide with what you and ...
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Allah’s Boundaries vs. Human Boundaries
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Building a Better World
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A Miracle in Every Aayat of ...
Dunya impinges on us human beings in all kinds of ways.
Dunya is Arabic in the Qur’an for “The World” – meaning this earthly world in which we live today.
As distinct from another world, Aakhirah – the next everlasting world that ...
How human beings pass from one stage of life to another is a matter that is both hidden and manifest.
And it is both simple and complex.
Call them, if you will, the Manaazil and Maqwaamaat of passage through life: Sulook.
Rights of ...
When Allah makes a decision pertaining to us human beings – when he does; as he does; which he does all the time – those blessed by Allah say “Alhamdulillah!” and move on, their sundry duties to perform.
On the other ...
God is God.
That means someone who is completely in command of every situation in creation. And that includes everything in everyone's life.
So, those who use expressions such as "Finally," when they are talking about something happening in this world, something that ...
"This thing hit me like a ton of bricks. It always has. Except that I did not for some reason really pay any serious attention to it. Or connect with it.
If something -- anything -- is from Allah, the maker ...
"The Aayat in Surah Twa-Haa, "Alladhee A'twaa Kulla Shay-in Khalqwahu Thumma Hadaa" rings in my ears nonstop.
Meaning: God is the one who gave everything its existence, then showed it what to do and how to act.
And that other aayah: "Wa ...
How often has it happened to how many of us: We all end up saying, more often than not, more frequently than we should, how speechless we are! How overcome we are with life and its kaleidoscopic situations.
How we are ...
There are all kinds of people in this world.
There are those with whom Allah is pleased. They are the people who have really made it in this world.
Theirs is a story of success and joy.
Ulaa-i-ka Humul Muflihoon.
And then there are ...
We are all human beings. All of us share, to different degrees, the strengths and weaknesses that are endemic to the human race.
And our lives are modulated not only by our thoughts -- that is how most Jama'at Islami people in India, ...
The long and short of the story is this:
It is God – and God alone – that has the key, and that controls all access, to the human heart.
And that means Guidance comes directly from Allah. And from no one ...
"When you are working for Allah, you are downstream from the Rahmat of Allah.
Allah's Rahmat, blessings, and support come in many ways and forms and surround those who work for Allah and provide them strength and sustenance.
A-laa Inna Naswrallahi Qwareeb, ...
"For this year, we have fixed a new ceiling for all of us to aim at: just a trifle beyond the stars! No, the Sky is not, and never has been, the limit for those who call themselves my students."
“Those who look for God shall find him.
Provided they look for him hard enough and well enough and seriously enough.
And those that seek the truth in this world shall find it.
For, that is God’s way in his world.
They are sincere;
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A Panacea for Pain
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True Origin and Source
Confusion about Causality
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Humans Must Act
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Soorah Al-Hadeed (57: 22-24)
Some Observations on ...
“Pleasure for many people is the path they pursue through life. Pain is often the price they pay for many of the pleasures they seek in this world. Islam modulates pleasure, and optimizes it, while minimizing pain and distancing it. ...
"We are all weak, mortal – helpless. And we all need help.
Without help, from all kinds of sources, human life on earth is inconceivable.
We are often the sum total of the help given to us, or not given to us, ...
People often have questions about the way God does things. Many good people do.
And it is perfectly all right for them to do so.
At least from the Islamic point of view it is.
God, in the Qur'an, not only allows humans ...