We are all human beings. All of us share, to different degrees, the strengths and weaknesses that are endemic to the human race.

And our lives are modulated not only by our thoughts -- that is how most Jama'at Islami people in India, and good people they are, seem to think, to this day, almost, I believe -- but also by our emotions.

In all kinds of important ways, it is not only our head, but it is also our heart that makes us do what we do.

In fact, emotions are in the driver's seat when it comes to living our life as humans. 

So, that means we all can use some words of kindness, compassion, support and encouragement from each other from time to time.

Qur'an says: 

"Just say something nice to people."

Qul Linnaasi Husnaa!

Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, says -- in paraphrase:

"If you can't say anything nice to people, at least greet them with a smile."

So, do you think this Islam could have come from any source other than Allah?

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Remember the fine art of smiling? Islam and Muslims invented that too!

And just like many other good things such as Democracy and Freedom that Islam and Muslims invented, that too has become more or less an American monopoly.

To paraphrase and extrapolate -- extend -- a Hadith: The least that should be expected of a Muslim is to smile when meeting a fellow-human being.

Wow, what an amazing system this Islam is. And, God Help Us, how far we Muslims have wandered off from it!

(Dr. Pasha)