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There are three simple and yet very important slogans every Muslim -- individual, group, organization and society -- must learn and articulate; believe in firmly and uncompromisingly; and teach every new generation everywhere.
And those three slogans -- or thoughts or ideas are:
Universalize Education -- For Both Men and Women!
Of course, life is not -- it should not be -- about sloganeering. Certainly, not about empty, cliched, meaningless sloganeering, which often aims at nothing better than fooling people. And seeks little beyond self-aggrandizement and personal profit or advantage.
Even though sharp and clear thinking must always guide life at all stages, especially the life of a Muslim.
For, Islam is all about clear thinking.
And yet, thoughts by themselves are of little value, no matter how important, profound or clear they are, until they are expressed in precise, clear and powerful words. With clarity and focus -- in the form of succinctly formulated phrases and sentences.
Sound Bites is what I suppose some people may call them these days, even though it is not quite the same thing. But Sound Bites is what drives today’s media world -- from Television to Twitter.
And yet at the same time, it is we the Muslims that gave the world two of the best and most meaningful, powerful and revolutionary slogans or statements it has had for 1400 years.
It was Islam that did that.
And it was Qur’an that did that.
And the Qur’an made these two slogans household beliefs, thoughts and expressions -- Articles of Faith -- throughout the world, throughout the past 14 centuries.
Because these two thoughts, beliefs, arguments, assertions, statements constitute the very foundation of Islam:
Laa Ilaaha Illallah!
“1. No God But Allah! 2. Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, Is the Messenger of Allah!”
They are the twin-engines that run this world.
And the following three slogans embody the larger and some of the more practical meaning, message and implications of these two eternal divine truths and slogans of “Laa Ilaaha Illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah!” in every age, place and culture.
Two Islands, One Nation
Midway between the East and the West
Racial and Religious Harmony
An Enlightened Democracy
A Solid Base of Informed Citizenry
Totalitarian, Authoritarian vs. Truly Free Societies
A Leadership Role for Islam and Muslims
In Islam, Leadership Means Service
Muslims: An Education People Par Excellence
Muslims -- everyone everywhere -- must learn and teach their people the following:
Sabaq phir padh Sadaaqat ka, Adaalat ka...
"Go re-learn the lesson of truthfulness!
And the lesson of how to be fair and just..."
For, those are the qualities needed for leadership in ...
Islam means taking responsibility. And that means showing initiative when and where needed.
Initiative shows leadership. And Islam is leadership.
And that really is the foundation of true democracy and decentralization of power.
Kullukum Raa-in, says the Hadith.
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Here is what the Qur'an says about the kind of priorities each one of us should have in our lives. And the Qur'an makes it crystal clear that Islam needs to be a most serious personal concern for each one of us.
And the Qur'an ...
And then this parent-child dynamic gets even more complicated. Case in point: The story of Hazrat Ibrahim, Alaihis Salam, and Hazrat Ismaaeel, Alaihis Salam, together, unleashing a most far-reaching revolution on earth. For all times to come.
If the Muslims had followed this simple Divine Scale of Universal Justice and Accountability, the Vengeance of Allah the Avenger will not be breaking upon them from every direction, and it will not be drowning the world in which they ...
Dr. Firdaus KamalodeenAlhamdulillah and congratulations to the Muslim Mother-Daughter team from Trinidad on being featured on the front page of Tuesday's edition of the local newspaper Newsday which captured them having just completed voting the day before.
This is how Muslim ...
All those among us who think or say they are Working for Allah, the greatest personal favor anyone of them can do to each other is to read our literature -- carefully, systematically and painstakingly.
Almost word by word.
And over and ...
Muslims should -- and in fact they do -- know better. But give them half a chance, and they will say things -- totally stupid things if you ask me -- like:
"Ultimately, it is Allah's decision."
What is that supposed to ...
Islam came to liberate humanity from all kinds of slavery -- and vices. And it did so quite successfully.
Among the top modes of slavery Islam set humanity free from were Hereditary Kingship and Traditional Priesthood.
In fact, Allah had kept Pre-Islam ...
This A’ashura 2011, this month of Muharram 1433, this time thinking of the land of Karbala, I have a question.
What did American Revolutionary Patrick Henry and Islamic Revolutionary Husain have in common?
Love of Liberty! That is what!
And then I have ...
First of all, let me explain a simple fact about life – and about science, to the extent I understand science, if I do at all: As a rule, a univariate model of reality is dead on arrival.
Meaning: Any attempt ...
We want to make it perfectly clear that most, if not practically all, of our postings on IslamicSolutions.Com are in need of further research and revision, which we are often unable to undertake due to lack of time and resources. ...
It is that time again: Elections! And if you are Muslim, you must vote.
There are no ifs or buts about it. As Muslim, you have no choice but to vote. For, Islam means voting. And it means elections.
Others may get ...
Some Examples of Lack of Character
If You Lie, You Lack Character
You Lack Education, You Lack Character
Wasting Resources Shows Lack of Character
If You Are Not Nice to People, You Lack of Character
Jealousy and Hate Means Lack of Character
Abuse of Power or ...
Education and Character: A Twin Approach to Changing Muslims and Changing the World
Nature of this World
Lies and Propaganda
The Mission of the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam
The Lesson that Muslims Forgot
Supererogatory Refuge of the Pseudo Super-Pious
Go West, My Dear Muslim!
Hijrat Defines ...
Combining Deen and Dunya
Building a Better Life for India’s Muslims
These Goals Are Attainable and Easily So
Ta’aleem and Tazkiyah: Two Peas in a Pod
Islamic Social Change
How Could the Rest of the World Not Join This Caravan?
Know Islam and Know the World: ...
Much water has flown down many a river in the so-called Middle East since a cowardly and spineless Ben Ali of Tunis stole the wealth of the Tunisian People and ran away to hide in a rent-free mansion in Jiddah ...
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