Islam is from God. It is complete. And it is pure.

Alyawuma Akmaltu Lakum Deenakum!

Even though in human practice it may come out laden with all kinds of seeming imperfections and problems.

So, mixing Islam with all kinds of other things, whatever those things may be, simply does not cut it. It neither makes sense, nor does it work out in practice.

For example:

Islam "and" Feminism do not mix. One is Islam, the other Jaahiliyyat

It is "Something Else."

So also, Islam "and" Fascism do not mix.

Or Islam "and" Nationalism.

Or Islam "and" Communism.

Or Islam "and" Capitalism.

Or Islam "and" Extremism.

Or Islam "and" Fanaticism.

Or Islam "and" Racism.

Or Islam "and" Sexism.

Or Islam "and" Jingoism and Chauvinism of any kind or category.

One is water, each one of these things, and the other is oil or fire. 

And the two do not coexist in the same bosom, in the same human heart, in harmony.

They simply do not mix!

The Qur'an makes it abundantly clear:

Wa Man Yabtaghi Ghayiral Islami Deenan Fa-Lan Yuqbala Minhu.

Paraphrase:

"Whoever is looking to replace the Deen of Islam in their life 
with Something Else, 
it shall not be accepted from them."

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Islam is a movement because it begins with one person – an individual – and seeks out the many: all of humanity. 

And it does not rest or take a break till its message of love, peace, joy, mercy, happiness, success and goodness, and universal service to all of God’s creation, has reached everyone everywhere, in every part of the world.

Islam is a movement because it is dynamic and revolutionary. And the revolution that Islam as a movement unleashes on the world is as total and sweeping as it is the very soul and spirit of tranquility and security and beauty and decency for all.

Islam came to change things. Not to follow everything that everyone else does.

At the same time, Islam retained and reinforced the things people were doing that were right. 

And that were good.

Islam changed and corrected those things that were not right. And that were not good.

The difference was careful thought and deliberation. 

And systematic analysis and study.

One worldly test Allah provided people to decide what was right or wrong, and what was good or bad, was how useful that thing was for people and their well-being in this world.

The Qur'an says:

Ammaa Maa Yanfa'un Naasa Fa-Yamkuthu Fil-Ard.

Paraphrase:

"That which benefits people, stays on earth."

How simple and yet how profound!

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“Today’s definition of Islam, if you have not heard it from me before, and even if you have: “Blessing the World – the whole world – without regard to race or religion, and without regard to gender, class or nationality.

How sad it is for me to tell you at this stage in the history of the world that that is precisely what Muslims all over the world actually do – Twenty-Four-Seven: Bless the World!

And, I suspect, that is not something anyone else in the world does.” (Dr. Pasha)