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 write, not to show off. Or to kill time.
I write to produce literature to train people into Islamic Theory -- our people, more than anyone else.
That is, those people who join us in the work we do and whom we call those Working for Allah.
We express this work in different ways, using different words. For sometime now we have been calling it Taking the Qur’an to every home and heart that needs it -- and which one does not?
But what is it in reality?
It is, first of all, accepting and embracing Islam fully and wholeheartedly, regardless of whether we come from a Muslim or non-Muslim background.
Next, it is learning all we can about Islamic practices -- and adhering to them to the best of our ability.
Alongside this, more importantly it might be said, our work also is to learn and to understand Islamic Theory.
And that means what Islam really is and what our work is all about; and how to do that work in the context of the Western World in which we live and of which we are a part.
Thus, my writings are directed at our Fellow-Workers for Allah -- and of course at the whole world -- explaining what our work as Muslims really is in this world; how to do that work; and why we should do all that work in the first place.
And the sum and substance of that explanation is that our work is not about running around doing this chore or that, whenever the fancy takes us, or someone tells us to do it, but it is about inviting the entire world to Allah.
And doing so in a systematic and persistent manner.
Our work, thus, is learning Islam and teaching it to the whole world.
Even if we are the only person doing it.
It is for that reason that Allah created us.
And it is the dotted line on which we signed when we came forward to embrace Islam -- and claim we are Muslims.
And it is the covenant we recommit ourselves to every time we put our head down on the ground to do Sajdah.
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: ...
Islam means one simple thing -- along with so many other things.
It means "Taking the Qur'an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It -- and Which One Does Not?"
And those who commit themselves to this goal may claim that ...
Those of us who think or say we are "Working for Allah," what is it that we want?
Answer: We want to teach the world -- Muslims as well as non-Muslims -- what Islam is all about on a day-to-day basis, ...
Muslim or not.
Educated or not.
Rich or poor.
Man or woman.
Get up and change the world.
There is too much ignorance, too much injustice, too much corruption, too much poverty, too much inequality, too much greed, too much exploitation, too much oppression, and too, too ...
For the past half century, Muslims in America have struggled with two fundamental questions. Call them Identity Questions if you want.
Those two questions are:
Who the Muslims of America really are?
What the Muslims of America must do as Muslims?...
(1) Clarity of Concept. (2) Human Equality: At the Heart of All Social Relations in Islam. (3) Leadership: A Core Islamic Issue. (4) Democracy or Islam: Which Is It? Or Is It Both At the Same Time? (5) Universal Divine ...
(1) Writing Out Names of Individual Co-Workers in E-Mail Address Section: Why? (2) Internet Use by Co-Worker Family Members. (3) Some of the Reasons Why? (4) All Must Participate! All Must Lend Their Shoulder to the Wheel! (5) A Lone ...
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 ...
If people ask you who we are, tell them we are Patriots – with the capital letter “P.”
If they ask you what do you mean tell them we are loyal and devoted to every square inch of land on this earth: every country; ...
"Ultimately," as they say, the main purpose of the life of everyone of us on earth is to take the Deen of Allah to every inch of this earth.
In other words, to take the Qur'an to every home and heart ...
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 ...
“Want to build a better world? Here is what we need to do — every single one of us:
Love our neighbours; and our societies and our communities; and Muslims and non-Muslims — and the whole world.
Elect the best rulers we ...
“Our work is not about 'Helping Out’ or 'Running Errands’ for the big boys, even though help is always needed and most welcome. Our work is really about 'Taking Charge’ of Allah’s Deen, Islam, and 'Working Day and Night’ to Become ...
There is absolutely, positively no way out for Muslims except to fully and unreservedly re-dedicate themselves – as individuals and as societies, cultures, institutions and governments – to the original mission of their life: Da’wah.
To invite the whole world to ...
“To the children of the good people who have decided to work for Allah, here is something I want to say to them: Work hard to move your own lives and this work forward.
Do not use this work as a means ...
"What do we want? Simple!
We want every human being to have the best of everything – in this world as well as in the next world.
And we want that for all human beings, everywhere and for all time: Muslim as ...
Muslims are God’s people on earth. And there are expectations that are associated with that exalted position.
Expectations that humanity has from Muslims.
Expectations that all of Allah’s creation has from Muslims.
And, more than anything or anyone else, expectations that God Almighty ...
"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."