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?)
Shaikh Quilliam, England; Lord Headley Al-Farouq (Ireland) in Islamic Review; Freedom Fighter and Gandhi colleague Mowlana Muhammad Ali Johar in Comrade in British India; scholar and Qur’an translator Allama Yusuf Ali, and others.
Allah bless them all.
Whatever else they all were, or were not, they certainly were not third-raters, as so many of us, Muslims of today, have or threaten to become.
And then some of the same third-raters among us have the gall to preach to the world that Islam is the best there is and that it is a first-rate product.
But the all-important question Muslims must answer is this: Why should a first-rate non-Muslim accept that argument about Islam from a third-rate Muslim?
As for guiding people to Islam, Allah, of course, guides whomever he wishes to his path, even if it is through a very flawed and less-than-stellar Muslim.
Words fail me when I see the silent mosques. It seems somehow wrong telling the owner of this world how to run his house. But shouldn't there be at least one place on earth, where people -- Hindus, Muslims, Jews, others -- ...
“A Good Muslim fears, loves and worships God.
At the same time, a Good Muslim is also committed to love and serve humanity and all of God’s creation.
And to a Good Muslim all of these things are one and the same. If there ever ...
I have never been able to understand how a society can be loudly Muslim and rigidly feudal, both at the same time. What is equally puzzling is that you don’t hear a squeak about it from any of the Muslim ...
Who is responsible for Islam?
To properly and correctly represent it to ourselves and to others?
Will we do to our children -- or to anyone else -- what we do to Islam?
Misspell their names? Give out wrong IDs for them? Enter ...
Muslims, here is an offer I don’t think you can really refuse.
Many of the best among you spend their time rolling your beads and chanting Astaghfirullah, …, and other similar things. Every one of them more wonderful than the other.
“Be responsible for everyone and everything – from the nearest to the farthest neighbour. And all humanity is your neighbours. From the closest relative to the one who is a total stranger and only related to you through the common ...
Now, don’t hold me to any of this. But I have to say what I have to say. Someone has to, don’t you think?
Muslims compulsively, and in many cases without the least idea what they are doing, hate Karl Marx, ...
Being Muslim is no license to abuse the English language.
I am not an English teacher. Nor am I an expert on the English language. But I suppose I have enough sense of the English language to be able to tell ...
"Islam came to teach us all a sublime and superior culture of perfect integrity, honesty, transparency and "Non-Manipulativeness."
Many Muslims have wandered off miles from that divine culture. We all need to retrace our steps and regroup and retool.
That way, we ...
"Among the most serious challenges facing Islam and Muslims today is the professionalization of Islam and Muslims by career seekers who use Allah's Deen and its followers to make a buck.
Instead of going out and getting an education and a degree; ...
Dr. Pasha has issued a call to world Muslims to observe a World Day of Repentance this 'Aashoora, 1433.
Muslims are human and as humans they have done many things over the centuries that are contrary to the best interests of ...
For some people, Islam is like ketchup. Life goes on with or without Islam.
Fries decidedly taste better with ketchup. But fries go on ketchup or no ketchup.
And, luckily, how many brands there are -- of ketchup. When you run from ...
Islam should not be the last refuge of scoundrels, charlatans, misfits, adventurers and nincompoops.
And of those who may find or invent all kinds of excuses for cutting corners and compromising the integrity of the Islamic ideals of excellence in everything one ...
For much of the time, Islam and Muslims are like two ships moored side by side at a port. Or gliding and twinkling past each other in the high seas at night.
At times, there is an interface of sorts between ...
Recently, I visited some Muslim websites. Or should I call them "Islamic" sites?
And glanced through a couple of articles, which, I take it, were written by Muslims, even though given the complications of the website format used, I couldn't tell for ...
Whenever Muslims work to produce something, whatever it may be, they must endeavor to achieve an error rate that is as close to zero as possible.
Their work -- in every field of human activity -- must come as close to ...
Seeing Muslims in action -- more of them, in more action in more of their old homelands, whatever that means -- shows how tangential the connection often is between Islam and Muslims.
In many cases, many may say, if this is Islam, ...
"I wonder how many of us ever think about the soul-numbing comment Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, once made about the future of Islam and Muslims. "A day will come," he said, “When all that will remain of Islam ...
Desecration of a Time-Honored Title Called Imam
Legends of Learning
Imams of Yore:
Muslims of Pre-Partition India
Many Easts and Many Wests
Muslims Are a Blessed People
Western Wing of the Muslim Ummah
Muslim Behavior and Divine Retribution
Judgment Day – Right Here in this World
Assault on ...
“Life is like a window on your computer screen. It will not remain open forever. If nothing else, the computer will crash and the window will close. So read and write all you can while the window is still open.” ...
Shahaadats or the Double Testimony
But What on Earth Is “Shahaadah”?
How Many Muslims Are Doing that Right Now?
Forgetting Allah Leads to Forgetting Self
Muslim Search for Identity
Muslims Know Their Shahaadats
Everything about You Must Provide the Shahaadat
Shahaadat Must Use the Nicest Means
How Humans ...
Discusses how and why Muslims should organize conferences, seminars and public get-togethers. Provides instructions on the correct Islamic etiquette and procedures when inviting guest speakers to come and give lectures on these occasions.
A much needed guide on the subject. An ...
“One of the first and most important lessons you learn about Islam is that Islam and Illiteracy, Islam and Feudalism, and Islam and Tyranny – whether social, political or economic – don’t mix.
But you won’t be able to guess that by looking at ...