“Islam places in the hands of all of us a most personal and intimate miracle: How to defy death every time it strikes.

Here is how.

“Everything shall perish,” the Qur’an declares, “except him!”

Reference is to God.

Islam defines human mortality in a way that is truly death defying.

“Everyone must taste death,” says the Qur’an.

“Death shall lay its hands on you even if you were inside fortified towers,” the Qur’an says elsewhere.

This is nothing new or special to Islam, this teaching about the inevitability of death to all. It is common human observation.

It is the reality of life on earth.

But the way Islam frames the whole human life, and then contextualizes its end on earth, is most simple, elegant, heartwarming and, yes, death defying.

This is the lesson the Qur’an drills into every heart and mind: “We all belong to God.”

For those who truly believe in this message, there is nothing more comforting or life-affirming.

We are all God’s People; we are all divine possessions; that is what that message says.

Innaa lillah, are the words of the Qur’an defining the basic relationship of human beings to God: “We belong to God; we are his.”

And most certainly, he shall not forsake or abandon us – that is the loud and clear implication.

So, what happens when life on earth ends?

From the point of view of the Qur’an, nothing could be more self-evident: “We all return to him.”

We all go back home.

In the words of the Qur’an, Wa innaa ilaihi raaji’oon: “And to him shall we all be returning.”

What an elegant and economical equation – the very soul of parsimony and simplicity, as scientists would call it, even though some scientists may have all kinds of fits when we mention God.

But that is what the Qur’an teaches: “We all belong to God and it is to him that we shall all be returning.”

Hear the inimitable Qur’an put it all together in its own divine, immortal words: Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji’oon!

You reach this point and you are face to face with a miracle – a two part miracle.

Part one is the realization that you belong to God; and that it is he that is your true owner and master.

Part two is the understanding that one day – any day – God can and shall call you back to him.

If you believe and internalize the two parts of this divine-human equation, you are almost immune from Fear and Grief – at least as immune as it is possible for a human being in this world to be.

To me, this is nothing short of a miracle, a death-defying miracle.

What is more: Anyone, anywhere, can see this miracle with their own bare eyes, and hear it with their own mortal ears, every time a Muslim’s death is announced within the hearing of another Muslim.

Immediately, upon hearing of another Muslim’s death, a Muslim will cry out, Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji’oon: We all belong to God and we shall all be returning to him.

That means every time someone dies, Islam teaches Muslims the miracle of being able to pull a message of life from that news of death.

This is an ongoing miracle that anyone can see with their own eyes wherever there are Muslims.

And that alone should be enough to show them – to show anyone anywhere in the world – that Islam is not a man-made system.

And that Islam could only have come from God.

And this has gone on for over 1400 years: the miracle of Muslims reacting with this most life-affirming message of Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji’oon – to themselves and to everyone else – every time they hear the news of someone’s death.

Nothing has changed from the time since the Qur’an and the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, placed the power of that miracle in the hands of the people who would choose to believe in them.

This death-defying miracle alone should be enough to wake up the world to smell the perfume of Islam and come forward to embrace it.” (Dr. Pasha)

“For those who know – and for those who don’t – everything in the Qur’an is a miracle.

How can it be otherwise if Qur’an is really the word of God as it claims to be?

By miracle I mean an event or outcome that is least likely to occur in the real world. Stated differently, a miracle is something that is most improbable in nature.

Here, take a closer look at the following six things and ask how likely or probable is each one of them:

  1. How likely is it that an illiterate man would emerge out of a trackless desert and proclaim that he is offering the world “A Book”?
  2. Or that he would say that this book is “That Book”?
  3. Or that he would call that book “A Book of Reading”?
  4. Or that he would declare that “Everyone Must Learn to Read”?
  5. Or that he would say that “God Made Pen the Instrument of Knowledge”?
  6. Or that “God Taught Humans Everything They Did Not Know before”?

Now, how likely do you think any of these things is?

And yet that is what the Qur’an says. And it has been saying that for the past 1400 years.

And the Qur’an is full of miracles of this and all other kind in every page.

Don’t you think we should be aware of that fact? Don’t you think we should try and find out if any of this is true or not?

And don’t you think we should take that fact seriously if it turns out to be true?

And in order to do that, does it matter whether we are Christians, Jews, Hindus or Muslims — or Atheists or Agnostics or something else?” (Dr. Pasha)

“Here is one more proof that Islam is from God. And that Islam could not possibly be the concoction of a human source. Consider this: For those working for Allah, their work is worship. That is right: All their work is counted as worship to God Almighty.

Here, let me put it a bit differently and maybe a bit more clearly: In Islam, Work is Worship.

That means God Almighty showers those who work for him with blessings and reward, not only when they go about their prescribed so-called worship routines such as prayer and fasting. But also when they do their own so-called personal and professional work, and go about their daily chores, such as washing up, eating, sleeping, sweeping the floor, attending office, working in a factory or a farm, driving a car or riding a bicycle, or doing business.

It is almost like saying all time is company time. And you are on company payroll Twenty-Four-Seven as they say, including vacations and downtime.

Who could have possibly invented a concept like that in the 7th Century?

Mindboggling stuff, which, I am sure, is not easy for a human mind to conjure up at anytime, leave alone in 7th-Century Arabia. It is clear as day that God’s hand is behind it.

And Islam is from God.

Here is the Qur’an on the subject: Innaddeena ‘indallahil Islam.” (Dr. Pasha)

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So, here is the first My Log of the day, week, year, century. And it is mostly directed at the willful and deliberate Liars-Liars-Pants-on-Fires.

And of course it is also for those who may be genuinely and honestly confused or unaware or misled or misinformed. May God Almighty forgive, guide and help them and make it easy for them to learn and understand.

The Qur’an actually pioneers, promulgates and promotes something you would never know, for, they haven’t drilled that into your heads yet: Gender Respect and Gender Inclusiveness.

Tell them that the Qur’an goes way beyond Gender Neutrality and teaches and promotes something that the world has yet to learn: the 25th Century, or even the Fourth Millennium, concepts of Gender Respect and Gender Inclusiveness.

And here is how the Qur’an does it – unlike anything you ever heard or saw or thought possible – that I paraphrase here directly from the Qur’an…

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“Let us today, this Tuesday, December 8, 2010 – coinciding with the 1st of Muharram, 1432 of the Hijri Islamic calendar – let us today introduce a new concept and a new term in the English lexicon: “Real-Time Miracles.” By this I mean real miracles that are happening right now even as we speak. Right before our eyes. From this point of view, everything about Islam is a Real-Time Miracle. So is much of whatever Islam is left in the lives of Muslims such as Wudu, Salaat, Siyaam and Hajj – that is, washing up, prayers, fasting and pilgrimage to Makkah. Or the way the Muslims bathe and bury their dead, for example. Each one of these things is a Real-Time Miracle. That means it is not supposed to happen, but it is happening, contrary to all expectations, and defying all predictive or explanatory models. Each and every single one of these things. And they are all happening right now, even as we speak. They are all Miracles because they all date back from the time of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, 1400 years ago. And they are Real-Time because they are happening right now, right in front of our eyes. And there is nothing like them anywhere else in the world. No real-life living activity of our time and age that goes back that far in history. Absolutely nothing. It is mind boggling to say the least, this whole thing. These things being miracles on the one hand, and their occurrence in real time on the other hand in our own age and lifetime.” (Dr. Pasha)

This program is a rare voice of clarity at a time of confusion and doubt! It is a voice of integrity in an age of spin and mendacity! It is a voice for peace, moderation and sanity in a world gone mad!

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