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?)
Muslims are Muslims. And they play games.
Not the kind of sports that train people and build their bodies, minds and character. But the most self-defeating game of cutting corners and second-guessing Allah.
For example, the expression “Assalamu Alaikum” is an ocean within an endless, ocean whose shores and bottom cannot even be imagined, leave alone measured.
And it is rooted in the Qur’an and the Hadith -- nothing less -- and a thousand-plus years of unbroken Muslim Tradition and Practice.
There is nothing like it in any culture.
And it contains Allah’s name Assalaam, which simply is beyond all words to describe.
So, many Muslims say Assalamu Alaikum to other Muslims, as they should, which is wonderful.
But then some, including myself, throw in something like “Allah Bless You!”
Saying that to non-Muslims, I can understand. But saying that to other Muslims? That, if nothing else, is shortchanging them. Those other Muslims. It is cheating them of their right to be given the present of Assalam.
So, to all Muslims, I say Assalamu Alaikum and leave it at that.
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Some Muslims, who may or may not think they are better than others, Astaghfirullah of course, say "Allah bless you!"
And they say it before, after, or in addition to saying Salaam.
And they may -- or may not -- think they ...
I don't know why. But I keep thinking: Is there anything better in this world -- than "Assalamu Alaikum!"
People, if I were you, which I am not, I will not throw away this very special and precious gift from God ...
Humans greet each other in all kinds of ways. Even some animals seem to do it. Nose rubbing is one such way -- for both humans and animals.
And some ways humans use to greet each other are, naturally, more fancy ...
It is tough being a Muslim. And not just for the usual reasons. Like, for example, because so many people want to kill so many of them.
Or because so many want to plunder their wealth and waste and squander it ...