I don’t get it. I just don’t.

I don’t get the fact that Muslims don’t seem to get it.

And I don’t get the fact that the Non-Muslims and the world don’t seem to get it.

They all seem to have some vague notion that That BookThe Qur’an Karim: Dhaalikal Kitaab — is from God Almighty.

Some believe it; some allege it; some dispute it; some quietly dismiss it; and, for some, it is just another cliche — along with a million cliches that fill their lives, and that sometimes influence and guide their actions.

So, Qur’an and God, all kinds of people make all kinds of association between the two — positively or negatively, warmly and passionately or only lukewarmly and even somewhat skeptically, their mental fingers crossed, as it were.

But these are all matter of belief — or disbelief.

If you think this assertion is true, it is belief.

If you do so — believe that Qur’an is from God — with the bottom of your heart as it were, it is faith or Iman.

And if you say “OK, let us talk about it!” it may be no more than an assumption — a working proposition that may take you in either direction: belief or lack thereof.

But what most people seem to be clueless about is a simple fact of empirical, verifiable data. It is an objective reality that anyone anywhere can see with their own eyes.

And that fact has to do with how many times the Qur’an makes a reference to God Almighty — right in the body of the Qur’an — and does so in the most direct and unequivocal manner.

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We all know God Almighty does everything. And no one else does or can really do anything. 

Teachers are nothing but means that Allah uses to educate us.

When he wants to, he can take a most uneducated human on earth — call him The Unlettered Man if you will — and use him to educate the whole world. As he did with Sayyidina Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam!

Parents are nothing but a way to create human life on earth. 

If God Almighty were to wish, he can make a baby without a father, as he did with Jesus, Alaihis Salam, or a full-grown man without either a father or a mother, the way he did with Adam, Alaihis Salam.

Transportation, vehicles, animals, machines, are all nothing but means to carry objects, human or otherwise, from Point A to Point B.

Were God to wish, he could transport a man from the middle of the desert in Makkah, around 7th Century, and whisk him off to Jerusalem, miles and miles and miles away, and from there all the way up into space, beyond Moon, Mars and the Galaxies, to the heavens beyond, and back, all before the night is out and before the cock crows.

Was that precisely not what God Almighty did with Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, during Israa’ and Mi’raj?

How well do we know that doctors and medicines are nothing but merely means to healing!

Should God Almighty please, he can make a fountain of water gush out from under your feet, and make that water a cure for all your ailments as he did with Ayyub, Alaihis Salalam.

And yet, how little we seem to care!

And how little we seem to believe!

Qaleelalan Ma Tu’minoon!

And how sad and pitiable are our ways and attitudes as humans beings!

Yaa Hasratan Alal Ibaad!

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People fall in love with all kinds of things. But the one love they miss out on is the love of Allah.

How many people realize that the best one to fall in love with is Allah himself, and not that or this part or aspect of his creation?

But when you fall in love with Allah, you also fall in love with everything and everyone associated with him, including all of Allah’s kingdom and creation.

When you fall in love with Allah, then all you see is Allah. And all you hear is Allah calling you.

Thereafter, every temptation becomes a triviality and every adversity fades to insignificance.

You then live in a world in which the only actor is Allah and in which you can readily and clearly see Allah’s hand behind everything that happens – to you as well as to everything around you.

And, if fact, you see nothing but Allah.

What a wonderful world such a world is!

And what a new life and what a glorious new meaning in such a world the following words assume: Fa’alam Annahu Laa Ilaaha Illallah!

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(Dr. Pasha)

“If human beings had all the knowledge in the world.

And, in addition to that, if they had all the power in the world.

And, furthermore, if they had all the specialized skills, tools and body parts in the world.

They will be able to fly like a bird, swim like a fish and zip around the universe like Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Casper, Superman and Spiderman.

But they don’t. So, they can’t and they don’t and won’t.

Now, at least they have the power to lift their hand and they have the knowledge where their head is.

So they can happily, or in monumental puzzlement, lift their hand to their head and scratch away!

And proclaim to themselves and the world: I can’t see past my nose; I can’t hear elephants and whales talk; and I will break my bones if I jumped from a cliff.

I am free to do that, but I choose – I repeat I choose – not to.

And I willfully and deliberately desist from doing that.

I am free to choose. And I am able to act.

Thank God Almighty I am free. And thank God Almighty I am able.

Even though there isn’t a thing I know or a thing I can do.

And, yet, thank God Almighty I have knowledge and I have power.

Even though I am a prisoner of the Law of Gravity and can control neither the winds nor the rains.

Nor can I stop the earth from rotating.

Or prevent the galaxies from hurtling or the seasons on earth from changing.

Nor do I have the slightest inkling of where and when and how I might call it a day in this world.

Will it be on the road in a rogue car?

Will it be in a bed for the ancient and the decrepit?

And yet I am free. And I have the power.

Both to scratch my head and not to jump off the cliff.

And, what is more, I also have, at the same time, the power and the will to question or deny I have the power and or the knowledge – to do this – or anything else!

How much simpler can it get?” (Dr. Pasha)

“Generally, what people do or don’t do in their lives is a reflection of their priorities. When you see Muslims doing or not doing certain things in their lives, it is simply a reflection of where their priorities stand.” (Dr. Pasha)

“Working for Allah is what you do for living – meaning, that is what you do as the overriding purpose and preoccupation of your life.

All else – your job, career, education, family, friends, everything – is part of the support network you need to be able to do Allah’s work.

What is Allah’s work? Let me try and explain, even though it is by no means an easy undertaking.

Or, maybe, on the other hand, it is the simplest and easiest thing to do. So here goes:

Working for Allah is living and dying for Allah, as the Qur’an quotes Prophet Abraham (May God Bless Him!) as saying.

Working for Allah is living every moment as if you see Allah and he sees you, as Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, said.

Working for Allah is helping and serving all of God’s creation everywhere and in every form.

Working for Allah is living and working in this world as if this life will last forever.

Working for Allah is preparing to leave this world as if it will happen tomorrow.

Working for Allah is doing all that Allah requires of you as if this were your last day on earth.

Working for Allah is honoring your parents; it is showing kindness, respect and affection to your spouse; and it is loving and providing the best for your children.

Working for Allah is loving your neighbor like yourself; and it is treating others how you would want them to treat you.

Working for Allah is offering a blessing and a greeting of peace and joy to everyone: those you know as well as those you don’t know.

Allah’s work is helping friends; forgiving enemies; and showing compassion to the afflicted and the needy, regardless of who or what they are.

Working for Allah is being generous almost to a fault; it is giving even when you have nothing much to give.

Working for Allah is feeding others when you go hungry yourself.

Allah’s work is educating the world and inviting people to God.

Working for Allah is ensuring peace, security, justice and stability around the world.

And it is fighting tyranny, injustice, cruelty and oppression against anyone anywhere.

And it is working tirelessly to make sure that God’s world is better tomorrow for everyone of God’s creation than it is today – and that means every Jew, Christian, Hindu and Muslim on the one hand and every bird, beast, fish and plant on the other hand.

It is for this that God created us: to work for him; to work for his world.

And it is to invite us all to do this – to work for him; to work for his world – that he sent his noble prophets, may Allah Bless Them All, into this world.

To paraphrase what God All-Mighty says in the Qur’an: “I created human beings so they would serve me.”

How can anyone – Muslim or non-Muslim – say no to something like this?

And how can anyone go wrong with a life full of commitment to something like this?

And anyone with any sense, if they won’t work for Allah, who will they work for?” (Dr. Pasha)

“There are those in this world who wish to die for Allah. I wish to say to them: “Have you ever tried living for Allah?”

“Give it a shot,” I say to them. I mean living for Allah. “You might like it.”

If you ask me how you do that, my response is simple: “Exactly as the man said: By loving your God with all your might and soul and heart, and, at the same time, by loving your fellow human beings – each and every one of them, regardless of race or religion; age, gender or nationality – as you would love yourself.”

If you can do that, you would be living your life for Allah.

And, oh yes, there is something else you can do: Don’t for one moment forget that God is with you no matter where you are and no matter what you are doing.

And, yes, there is something else too that you can do: Do everything you do as if you actually see God.

Or, even if you don’t see him, surely you are on his radar and he sees you all the time.”

You do these things, and you will be living your life fully and entirely for Allah.

So, love Allah and serve Allah’s creation, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, human and non-human alike.

That is how you live for Allah. And that is what Islam came into this world to teach everyone: How to live for and with Allah.

This is also the core of what is called the Islamic Shari’ah – the Divine Law that God gave to Moses, Jesus, Abraham and Muhammad (God Bless Them All!).

It is a collection of divine principles and practices common to Islam, Judaism, Christianity and all other belief systems with roots in any form of divine guidance. And in a truly global, timeless and trans-cultural context, it represents the best that it is possible for humanity to have.

If you want to lay your hands on Divine Shari’ah, then look no farther than the Ten Commandments. For, that is Shari’ah that the Mighty God placed in your hands.” (Dr. Pasha)