God's greatest gift to humanity is not merely the fact that God showed humanity the pathway to God, but also the fact that God Almighty ensured through Islam the right, the freedom and the liberty, for all human beings, both as individuals and as societies, that human beings require in order to choose God and follow the path shown by him.

Or not to do so, should they so choose, and follow a different path, which may be at variance with God's own chosen path.

I don't know who says what on this subject. But this is what the Qur'an has to say on the subject of choosing, or not choosing, God and his path:

Wa Hadayinaahun Najdayin.

Paraphrase:

"And we blazoned before him two different paths."

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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.

Featured:

  • Qur’an refers to animals as nations and societies just like you.
  • The Qur’an 1400 years old on this earth, verbatim still in our hands.
  • God exists because you exist.
  • Spirit of freedom in the West.
  • Islam means freedom.
  • Islam and freedom, same thing.
  • Biggest lie about Islam: “Muslims forced everybody to become Muslims.”
  • You need a basic foundation of human freedom, personal choice and human dignity on which you erect the pillars of Islam.
  • When Muslims mess up, the world will be a mess.
  • Why are the Muslims killing Muslims?
  • Why all the violence?
  • Hundreds and thousands killed just for wanting to be free.
  • Beautiful prayer by Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, just like everyone of his other prayers: 
    “Dear God make me small in my own eyes and make me big in the eyes of others.”
  • Showing love and patience to the younger people.
  • Examples of Mosques. Examples of others.
  • “Greet people who you know and greet those who you don’t know.”  Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Say something nice.
  • Basis of discrimination towards others.
  • Dealing with people is dealing with God.
  • Bargaining with God and the arrogance people show, an example of a room in paradise.
  • A formula of how to treat people right.
  • Connection between Jesus and Muhammad, Alaihimassalam.
  • “They are not part of us, those who don’t show respect to those who are older than them and those who don’t show compassion to those who are younger than them” Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.

Nothing is more amazing in this world than a believer who is sustained by God’s Love.

Let me explain how.

“When a believer looks at God, I mean when he thinks or contemplates about God, he thinks his life is forever.

But when he looks at this world, he knows that his life hangs in the most delicate and dynamic balance of a dizzy whirl of a billion variables from minute to minute and from second to micro- and millisecond.

So a believer learns to scale his life and his priorities accordingly.

And his life then becomes a perfect balance of rights and responsibilities.

As a result, a believer discharges his duties, and fulfils his obligations, to friend and foe alike, and to humans and non-humans alike, as if he had but maybe seconds to live.

But he leaves his rewards in the safe and secure hands of his master – God Almighty.

And he rests comfortably in the safe and secure knowledge that what is his by divine dispensation will also be his in actuality. 

And what was meant to reach him in this world will never miss him, no matter who gets in the way or tries to stop it.

A believer never surrenders his rights, no matter how seemingly insurmountable the odds against him, for he knows his rights are given to him by his maker and master, God Almighty, and not by fellow-human beings like himself.

Nor does a believer allow the rights of anyone else to be denied or diminished, for he knows all rights, his as well as everyone else’s, come from God and it is his God-given duty to cherish and protect them and to strive tirelessly to secure them for himself as well as for all others.

Yet, at the same time, a believer’s struggle for his rights is most cultured, compassionate and dignified, for, he knows that the one who gave him his rights will also make sure to deliver them to him.

As a result, a believer’s struggle for those God-given rights – life, liberty, property, family, human dignity, freedom of belief, freedom of expression and such – both for himself and for everyone else in this world, is persistent and fearless.

For, a believer reads in the Qur’an, which is God’s word in his hand, and in this world, and in the universe, that God does not change the condition of a people unless they themselves work to change it.

As a human being, a believer loves Liberty more than he loves Life, just as the American revolutionary Patrick Henry once said it as eloquently and forcefully as perhaps any man can ever say it: “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

And as the Bible quotes the indomitable Moses, Prophet and Messenger of God, may God bless him, as saying it to no less a tyrant than Pharaoh who not only considered himself the greatest king on earth, but also God: “Let My People Go!

But a believer respects, loves, and celebrates life as a very special gift and trust from God, not just for himself but for all of God’s creation, both human and non-human.

Such a man is mortal to the extent all creation must drink inevitably from the decreed cup of mortality. But his life, legacy and impact on the world are forever, for, he is moved by the Spirit of God that God breathed in him when he created him.

Such a man is indestructible, unbreakable.

For, as someone once said it:

  • You send him in exile, you turn him into a tourist on the endless expanse of God’s earth;
  • You lock him up in jail, you make it possible for him to be in never-ending tete-a-tete with his Creator;
  • Or you kill him, and thereby you confer upon him the priceless blessing of martyrdom and send him directly to paradise where he lives forever in eternal bliss in the presence of God Almighty.

Indeed, how different is the world of a believer who knows, understands, and believes, and cares, from the world of a non-believer who neither knows, nor understands, nor believes, nor cares.

And what an enchanted and impregnable and radiant and self-sustaining world it is!

Directly in the hand of God Almighty.

May God bless such a believer and those he loves and teaches, and whose lives he touches!” (Dr. Pasha)

Contents:

  1. Boundaries Define Things and Give Them Character
  2. A Perfect Revolution for Basic Human Freedoms
  3. Islam’s Gift of Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms
  4. Ability to Speak and Express Oneself: Essence of Human Life on Earth
  5. Islam: A Foundation for Peace on Earth
  6. God’s Boundaries Save Lives
  7. Moderation, Thy Name Is Islam: How Islam Nips Totalitarian Tendencies in the Bud
  8. Islam Is Not Guesswork: It Is Direct Divine Revelation
  9. Islam: A System Rooted in Original Divine Text
  10. Islamic “Reformation”: Colonialism in a New Garb
  11. Protestant Reformation: A Partial Islamization of Christianity
  12. Another Miracle: Islam Is Dynamic and Resilient
  13. A World Made in the Image of Islam
  14. Islam’s Constancy in the Face of Change
  15. World Adopts Islamic Teachings and Practices, But Gives Islam or Muslims No Credit
  16. Recalling the Handwashing Discovery by ASM in Mid-1990s
  17. Islam Is a “Path,” Not a Desert Expanse or a Jungle Bush
  18. Path Means Boundedness and Directionality
  19. King Henry VIII of England Starts a New Religion to Marry a New Wife
  20. There Is No Such Thing as “Halaal” Beer in Islam
  21. Islam Rolls with the Punches and Rises up Strong Every Time
  22. Will Some Muslims Misbehave? Surely They Will!
  23. God Almighty’s Commitment to Protect Islam