Islam Is Easy [Quote – 310]

“God Almighty made Islam easy.

Easy to know, easy to learn, easy to understand and easy to practice.

He says so in the Qur’an — over and over.

But Muslims make Islam difficult.

And they go to extraordinary lengths to do so.

And then Muslims wonder why they are the way they are and why the world is the way it is.

My advice to Muslims? Try Islam the nice, easy and practical way.

And see what happens.

To you and to the world.

Give yourself — and give the world — five years of easy Islam. 

And then call me if the world does not change by then.” (Dr. Pasha)

Islam Is Doing the Impossible [Quote – 309]

“Everyone will tell you why it is impossible for you to do this or that or something else.

I want you to know that life itself is just another name for doing all that seems impossible to do.

Such as walking on earth, most of the time upside down really, and not falling off into deep space.

Such as breathing raw air and turning it into life-giving oxygen.

Such as munching some berries and changing them into blood in your veins and flesh on your bones.

More of it later.

For now, just ponder over these few things and know that life is doing the impossible.

Islam is just another name for doing life the way it ought to be done.” (Dr. Pasha)

Secret to Doing Islam [Quote – 308]

“Consider Islam just another project, a personal project.

  • Just like going to school.
  • Finishing college.
  • Getting a job.
  • Building a business.
  • Finding a mate.
  • Acquiring a home.
  • Getting your kids married off, as they say.
  • Watching your favorite TV show or football or cricket or basketball game.

And then compare the way you do Islam with the way you do any of these other things. You will get all the answers you need.

You will then know why the world is the way it is and why you are the way you are.

You will then also know how one is a close correlate and associate of the other.” (Dr. Pasha)

The Hungry and Ailing Soul [Quote – 306]

“Human beings are body and soul.

Body is what you see; soul is what is inside the body, invisible to the naked eye.

The body craves food, drink and medicine and must be fed and catered to with some regularity.

Pangs of hunger in humans are well known and acted upon with alacrity by those concerned.

But what most people don’t understand is that the soul too hungers and thirsts for nourishment.

And it has ailments that must be attended to.

But its cries are heard by few and responded to even less.

As a result, most human beings carry around in their often pampered and well-fed bodies souls that are emaciated, starved or diseased.

The results then show up in all kinds of unsavory ways – for individuals; for societies; and for the entire world.

Then all of those who never paid timely attention to the sick and dilapidated souls in and around them cry out in a chorus: Annaa Haadha?

That is Qur’an for:

“Why?

Why is this happening to us?

And how did we get to be in this sorry state of affairs?”

Yaa hasratan ‘alal ‘ibaad, says God Almighty in the Qur’an, as if in reply.

What a pity, humans should have reached this terrible state!” (Dr. Pasha)

There Is Always a Way [Quote – 305]

“Those who want to do something – anything – bad enough, they will always find a way for doing it.

This may be a good place for Muslims to ask: How badly do we want to do Islam?” (Dr. Pasha)

Doing vs. Talking: Two Kinds of Living on God’s’ Earth [Quote – 304]

“Two kinds of people live on God’s earth – among all the millions of other kinds that there are:

A) Those who get things done.
B)  Those who talk about getting things done.

The first kind: Doers.

The second kind: Talkers.

While Islam cares about all kinds of people, including the talkers, Islam has a particular soft spot for the doing type.

Here may be a clue to the difference: between doing and talking about doing.

Doing tells us where people’s hearts really are.

And it tells us what people’s true priorities are.

Doing tells us what people really like to do.

Talking tells us what people like to talk about when they finished doing what they were out to do, what they really wanted to do.

Or when they have nothing really to do.

So, talkers talk, while doers do – they do what they really want to do.

Doing gets things done.

Talking fills time and makes us feel good. It also creates the illusion of doing.

Often, talking becomes a substitute for doing.

Islam, of course, values both types, even though, clearly, it is partial to the doing type.” (Dr. Pasha)

Doling Out Democracy [Quote – 303]

Syed Husain Pasha

“The eventful year of 2011 is fading fast and the dawn of 2012 is about to break.

The world is abuzz with talk about Islam and Democracy. And people, good people, everywhere, are busy patching one to the other.

They seem to think that somehow the time has come to concoct a brew containing both ingredients: Islam as well as Democracy.

The allure is irresistible.

And the drums of Democracy are rolling around the world, including the Muslim world.

But Muslims have their own special way, as they often boast, of doing things. And doing Democracy is no exception.

But Muslims’ way of doing things is nothing if not remarkable, or, should we say interesting.

Mindboggling may not be too strong an expression.

And often, it has very little to do with reality, logic or common sense.

As for science, Muslims chased that Cinderella from their home and habitat a long time ago.

As a result, in Muslim culture, and in Muslim lands, it seems to be generally the foxes that guard the henhouses. 

And it is absolute Muslim monarchs, and other sundry tyrants and dictators, that dole out democracy to their subjects in ways and quantities – and as per the schedule and framework – they and their sycophantic and traitorous native advisers and former colonial foreign masters see fit.

And they have at their beck and call hosts of religious hirelings to put their seal of approval on these moves and keep the gullible and oppressed Muslim masses quiet and subdued.

But you cannot say Muslims do not have a sense of humor, or even a sense of irony. 

Muslims often seem to do things in ways that makes you want to burst out laughing.

That is when you have run out of tears to cry over the sorry plight of the poor, poor, poor Muslim men, women and children groaning under the yoke of some of the most barbaric and brutal oppression known to history.

Take Egypt for example, which is a country of roughly 83 million people today.

The tragic and benighted land of Egypt has been ground to dust under the heel of one repressive military dictatorship after another for nearly 60 years.

Today, the march to Democracy in Egypt will now be headed and supervised by a body that calls itself The Supreme Military Council, what else.

And that Supreme Military Council of Egypt is headed by a man who calls himself not just a General, but a “Field Marshal” – a title given to him by General Husni Mubarak who used to be the Military Dictator of Egypt for over 30 years before him.

Field Marshal Tantawi served the former Military Dictator Husni Mubarak for 20 years as his most loyal and faithful Defense Minister.

This is the man, and the other generals in cahoots with him in the Supreme Military Council, who will now preside over Egypt’s transition from 60 years of the most tyrannical military dictatorship to freedom and democracy!

As someone said: Go Figure!” (Dr. Pasha)

The Prophet Who Gave the World Education, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam [Quote – 302]

“Just imagine how much the educated world of today owes Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

And yet how ignorant and ill-informed and uncaring that world is about him.

Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, came into this world in early Seventh Century.

That was when reading and writing were generally forbidden for everyone except members of the royal family, the rich landlords and the most privileged few.

Many people were put to the sword for daring to teach themselves or others how to read and write.

In such a climate, Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, came and offered the world a “Book” – Al-Kitaab.

And he called that book The Reading – Al-Qur’an.

And he issued a common command to the whole world – to all of humanity – saying: “Read!

Then he said if any man or woman taught himself or herself one single passage of that Book, Al-Kitaab, big or small, that would be more than 200 times better than worshipping God in other ways.

And he said that to Hazrat Abu Zarr, a companion of his, who was a most devout and God-fearing individual, given to worship a great deal.

He didn’t say “200 times better,” he said “More than 200 times better.”

Does the world of today know anything about this man?

And does the educated world of today know anything about this most amazing of miracles that he gave the world: the Miracle of Universal Education?

Do the Muslims know about this fact?

Do the non-Muslims know about this most miraculous fact?

What would it take for the Muslims to get out and share this fact with the rest of the world?

And what would it take for the non-Muslims of this world to inquire and find out about it?” (Dr. Pasha)

Grafting Democracy onto Islam [Quote – 301]

“There are those among Muslims who would like to graft Democracy onto Islam.

They say Islam is good and it is from God – from the East, they say.

And they say Democracy is from the West – and it is good, they say.

And then they say, wouldn’t it be nice if we married them off: Islam and Democracy together; Islam from the East and Democracy from the West.

What these Muslims – many of them good Muslims – don’t realize is that Islam is about People and their freedom and Democracy also is about People and their freedom.

That means both Islam and Democracy are Islam – together and inseparable.

And that which is about People and their rights is from God, no matter by what name you call it.

It is Islam.

Therefore, Muslims don’t need to marry one to the other. All they need to do is to understand their Islam properly and practice it fully.

For, that is Democracy.

And that is also Islam.” (Dr. Pasha)