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?)
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.
According to Hadith Sharif, there is no better or more powerful Du’a -- I wish Muslims will realize that this is what a real “prayer” or supplication is, not Salaah -- than Alhamdulillah!
Nor is there a more powerful and profound Dhikr than La Ilaaha Illallah!
I cannot help wondering how many (so-called) Good Muslims tend to look down their nose on the concept and practice of Dhikr.
Here, by Good Muslims I have in mind the Jama’at-e-Islami type. But I am simply not comfortable saying it.
But there, I have said it anyway.
I hope -- and I wish -- more of them will turn to more of Allah’s Dhikr in their everyday life.
There is a description of the Sahaabah Kiraam, Radiyallahu Anhum, in Hadith, I think:
Ruhbaanun Billayil, Fursaanun Binnahaar.
Roughly paraphrased, it means:
“Warriors by day, monks by night.”
Allahu Akbar! What a description! What a character sketch.
I hope this Hadith Sharif will help the Good Muslims of today to reset their bearings.
In today’s world, you can add to “Warriors by Day” the following -- purely by way of example:
Householders by Day. Business People by Day. Social Workers by Day. Citizens and Bureaucrats by Day. Teachers and Professors and Students by Day. Politicians and Professionals by Day. Media People by Day. Workers for Allah by Day. And Everything Else!
Thus, proper Dhikr is that in which the whole person is involved: body, mind, heart and soul. And in which the whole society with all its institutions is involved - family-wise, economically, politically, socially, culturally, educationally, militarily and otherwise.
Recite these Prayers as often as you can, or at least AM-PM - morning and evening (after Fajr and after Maghrib prayers) - and Allah will bless and protect you. But make sure you do so with utmost belief, faith, ...
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.
All 'Aqeedah -- Islamic ...
The Qur’an is all things good: from physical to spiritual to psychological to financial to economic to political to everything else.
The Qur’an is the word of Almighty Allah and declares itself to be a cure for all that may ail ...
People Need People
Human beings cannot do everything by themselves. They need help and advice from other human beings.
They need reminders about what is good and beneficial for them. Thus all the time in their life, people need people.
Islam, therefore, is ...
Muslims Have a Problem – and So Do Non-Muslims
Muslims have a problem. Non-Muslims have a problem. They all have a problem.
And it is not what most people may think it is – whatever people may think it is. I am ...
Without Allah’s help nothing can be done. Without Allah’s protection no one is safe.
And without Allah giving it, no one gets anything.
And without Allah making it happen, nothing ever happens. Not one thing.
This should help put in context the various ...
“Your journey to God begins when and where your preoccupation with your own self tapers off.
The more ascendant and salient you make yourself in your list of priorities and in your own scheme of things, and the more prominent your ...
“One hears a great deal nowadays about Muslims wanting to work for Allah, which is just great. The more, the merrier.
What everyone needs to understand, however, is that a critical component of working for Allah is working for people. Essentially, ...
Muslims, whenever they are making Du’a – asking Allah for help and for what they want and need – must, as much as possible, include in the list of the beneficiaries of their Du’a the following categories:
All Muslim men and ...
People like singing and dancing and making music. Whether or not it is part of the human DNA I do not know.
But I am sure there are people in this world – those who specialize in research into the human ...
I have not the slightest doubt in my mind that God Almighty will bring people to our work – Insha-Allah.
That is, if that happens to be his wish and his will. And if that is what he wants to ...
Life is about ongoing conversation – and interaction – with God Almighty. And it does not matter whether you are Muslim or non-Muslim, believer or nonbeliever.
The most formal and mostly one-way communication from God to his creation is Wahy. This ...
Corrupting Islam and Corrupting the Youth
The Not So-Mysterious World of Dhikr
Formal and Informal Dhikr
Here Is What He Said
Check Out Iqbal!
Inviting Non-Muslims to Chant God’s Name
We Can Still Change ...
Last night, July 15-16, 2016. There was an attempted coup d'é·tat in Turkey.
Thank God Almighty that evil and wicked coup appears to have failed, leaving behind, at the time of writing, a debris of nearly 1000 dead and 2000 wounded.
Everyone, everywhere, I am ...
So, let us start a collective process of rethinking and analysis and let us see if we can, at the end of the day, emerge with a solution to this most egregious social problem - the curse of crime in ...
I have all kinds of trouble with the words of the Qur'an. For, I don't know how to translate them in plain, simple English.
Without jeopardizing what is left of my Iman.
But here is what the Qur'an says:
Wallahu Shakoorun Haleem!
I know ...
"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!"
Here is what I don’t get about Muslims. I don’t mean bad Muslims, but I mean Good Muslims – those Muslims who pray and fast and do good things.
Why can’t they, after each Fard prayer – five times a day ...
“While the Next World should be the most important thing in our life, we should not forget that the only path that leads to that Next World is This World. Therefore, if we really want that Next World to be a good place for ...
"Sometimes those working for Allah may wonder why we have to keep doing the same thing over and over again.
Why, they may ask themselves, do we keep working so hard and see such minimal results.
Why do we all follow the ...
“Every moment in your life is a wonder. And every breath you take is a miracle from God.
And your heart is constantly changing and vibrating with the power and majesty of Allah to reflect his will in and through you.
Since it is the love and lure of false gods that are the root cause of individual and collective human misery and tragedy in the world, the solution is to change the world by changing the human condition, based on ...
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