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?)
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 short of words and expressions as it were. How we don’t know what to say, for example. That is, how we are short of the right thing to say.
I am sure this is true of most if not all of us.
But here is what I think: Why are we speechless to begin with, why are we short of words in God’s Universe?
All we need to do, at least those of us who say they believe in the Qur’an, is to turn to the Qur’an for answers – and for words to say: whenever we need to say them, whatever the occasion and whatever the context.
For, the Qur’an has words – and ideas – to fit all occasions.
Here are some clues as to what those words could be that people should be saying. Let us start with Alhamdu Lillah! There is no better or finer set of words for anyone to utter – in any context or situation, regardless of time or place.
Alhamdu Lillah! means “All Praise Is to God!” That means, among other things: “Thank You, God!”
And now what excuse or right context or situation do you need to say “Thank You!” to your maker, considering everything you have is from him, and everyone of those things -- whether it is your hand, foot, tongue or eye -- was given to you free?
So, next time you think you are speechless, or short of things to say, just say “Alhamdu Lillah!” and get on with your life. It will cover all situations and meet all your needs.
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"Has anyone ever tried to calculate and tabulate the trillions upon trillions upon trillions of ways in which Allah's blessings and Rahmat come into this world and in our own lives?
Wa In Ta'uddoo Ni'amatallahi Laa Tuhswoohaa!"
"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."
"When it comes to Islam – and the Qur'an – just consider this: The sun has gone behind the clouds, but the clouds will part and the sun will reappear.
For, that is the nature of the sun and the clouds.
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They need reminders about what is good and beneficial for them. Thus all the time in their life, people need people.
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People say life is tough. And it surely may be.
People say they are facing all kinds of odds. And those odds are mountainous.
I am not saying no. I am not saying they are not.
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"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 ...
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 ...
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I don't know how to say this. It is the most simple thing to say. But a most profound and powerful thing in relation to real life.
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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 ...
If you realize that everything you have is a gift to you from God Almighty, then, every time you open your mouth, what right do you have to say anything other than Alhamdulillah – meaning, “Thank You, Thank You, Thank ...
That is Islam!
I mean, often, doing a lot of what we do, over and over and over.
And trying to do it better each time.
Take Kalimah Tayyibah for example. It is the same Laa Ilaaha Illa Allah forever.
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Let me explain how.
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