Human beings have much to be modest about.

Their life on earth is only a matter of decades -- for the best placed among them.

And the most robust among them in health could be laid low by an organism they cannot even see. 

And those who think are the most powerful and indomitable among them are in a holding pattern for death, which no one knows when it will strike, how and where.

Not one of them has ever beaten the odds of death, decay and turning to dust. 

And human knowledge is so pitiful that it barely goes beyond a few random facts of dubious validity tagged on to some ill-formed guesses and hypotheses. 

Against such a backdrop, the thought that an All-Powerful and All-Knowing God exists is tantalizing. 

And the belief -- for a belief is all it is -- that he is also a Loving, Caring God is overwhelming. 

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Part of the challenge of living life on earth is to be able to figure out where something begins and where it ends.

That is why science and its methodology are such pitifully inadequate and pathetically artificial and limited human constructs.

Even though they are the best and the most useful and practical tools God has placed in our hands to be able to live our lives on earth successfully.

Maybe that is why every time I write something, I feel that it is my last. And this is the end.

But then, before I know it, something else comes along. And Allah gives me something better.

And life jumpstarts all over again!

The difference is between Bismillah, which is the beginning, and Alhamdulillah, which is the end.

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"Here is my family’s not-so-secret recipe for Islam. Siphon off all error from science. Leaven it with some serious logic and rationality, which are part of science anyway. Add a measure of commonsense. Sprinkle a dash of pragmaticity every now and then as needed. Throw in generous portions of fear of God and love of humanity. Mix it all nicely in the blender of your heart. Call it Islam and enjoy it forever. It has a shelf life of Eternity. But keep checking it for mold while you are in this world. And for freshness." (Dr. Pasha)