How to Purify Our Motives and Intentions [Quote – 99]

“People: Let us take “us and ours” out of the equation in any form or fashion. What is left will be as close to pure Islam as possible. That is the first step to purity of the heart and to the purity of our motives and intentions that Islam requires as a starting point to everything else in life.” (Dr. Pasha)

Loving America, Did You Say? Why in the World Not? [Quote – 98]

Loving America – or any other place where one lives and works, and where one pursues one’s education and career, and raises one’s family – may be the end point of life for others. But for Muslims, who truly understand Islam, that is where life on earth begins.” (Dr. Pasha)

To My Fellow-Muslims in the West, a Fresh Start [Quote – 97]

“God gave us an opportunity to present Islam to the West in its original purity and simplicity. We used it instead for building our lives and for pursuing wealth and name, and power and position, for ourselves and our families. Results now stare us in the face. How about making a fresh start even now and getting on with the business of Taking the Qur’an to Every Home and Heart that Needs it?” (Dr. Pasha)

While Floods Ravage Pakistan, Pakistan President Goes Looking for World Leaders to Meet [Quote – 93]

“It is August 2010. And it is also the month of Ramadan – 1431 – during which Muslims everywhere fast the entire day.

Pakistan, we are told, is having the worst floods of its 60-year history, with 20 million reported victims. And during this crisis the president of that country is said to have been on a fairly extended tour of Europe and UK to meet what are called World Leaders.

We may have a couple of things to say on that. First, nothing a politician ever does comes as a surprise to us, especially one from Pakistan.

Second, if all the president of Pakistan wanted to do was to fly over a large body of water like the Atlantic, why couldn’t he have gotten into a helicopter and flown over the flooded parts of his own country? If he wanted to, he could have asked his military to colour those waters green to make them resemble the Atlantic. Pretty much everything in Pakistan is run by the military we are told.” (Dr. Pasha)

Is Full-Face Covering Really the Way Out for Muslim Women? [Quote – 92]

“If God had wanted to impose a Niqab – full-face covering some people insist is an absolute Islamic requirement – on every woman everywhere as an absolute feminine necessity, don’t you think he would have asked nature to take care of it, like eyes, nose, mammalian glands and menstruation? For, Nature is the instrument, and the handmaiden if you will, through which God generally works his Will in the world.” (Dr. Pasha)

The Mantle of Misogyny Muslims Inherited from Others [Quote – 91]

“Those who spend endless hours and days debating if a woman can be a leader or not, and if she can be in charge of something or not, and drag the glorious and blessed name of Islam in this almost perverse and futile debate, all they need to do is just think about one thing. That is all they need to do. Think about one thing. Let them ask themselves just who was the leader of their kitchen, when their gourmet meal was being prepared the previous day, and who was in charge of that cup of tea or coffee – or some other similar drug – that their wife placed in their hand that morning. And then let them allow their imagination to wander: all the might-have-beens of that kitchen and all the likely brews that could have taken the place of that cup of tea or coffee. And then what they need to do – many of them at least – is to have a sense of shame and turn to God and repent from their folly and their arrogance.” (Dr. Pasha)