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?)
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 those with whom Allah has issues.
Not really the kind with whom Allah is totally displeased. And who then are subject to Allah’s wrath.
And who are lost without hope.
Ghairil Maghdoobi Alaihim! Wa Laddaalleen!
But people for whom there still is some hope, no matter what a tiny fraction that hope maybe.
They are people whose chain Allah yanks a little bit. They are people whose attention Allah wants to get.
They are people to whom Allah wants to give another chance. It is a kind of a silent but persistent ringing of the alarm clock, trying to wake you up for Fajr (Morning) Prayer when you don’t really want to get up.
And, Allahu Akbar, how many chances does Allah give us! Every moment and every situation in our life.
Every single one of us!
A little bit of gratefulness will go a long way. But we all know who we really are as people, as a species: miserable, ungrateful wretches.
Innal Insaana La-Zaloomun Kaffar!
“Surely, human being is a most ungrateful, miserable wretch!”
"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, ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
"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."
A Common Human Condition
A Panacea for Pain
Preaching Truth – Haq
Mixing Truth with Falsehood: Pathway to Problems
Building a Culture of Patience
True Origin and Source
Confusion about Causality
God: The True and Only ...
Humans Must Act
A Note on the Expression “Verses”
Soorah Yoonus (10: 61-65)
Allah’s Watchful Eye: A Terrifying Prospect
Some Observations on Soorah Yoonus (10: 61-64)
Soorah Al-Hadeed (57: 22-24)
Some Observations on ...
"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, ...
That most unique, powerful and all-encompassing expression Alhamdulillah means something like this:
"All and every praise, all commendation and glory, belongs to God and to no one else.
And I duly, and most gratefully, acknowledge all his boons, bounties, favors and blessings that he has ...
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 ...
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.
But here is what I want to ...
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 ...
"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.
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 ...
You are invited to register for an Arabic Language Program by Dr. Pasha – Unlike anything you have ever done before.
This program will be conducted by Zoom video meetings at dates and times to be confirmed.
Prerequisite: Know how to read Arabic. If you do not, pick up a copy of our Qur’an Reader and start working on it right away. If you need help, ask us, we can help you learn to read the Qur’an in about three months.