Islamist” is just another racial, ideological and political slur that the enemies of God use to insult Islam and Muslims.

They must make sure their official websites respect the integrity of the term “Muslim” and abstain from referring to themselves and other Islam-loving Muslims as “Islamists.” [...]

Sherlock Holmes would have had no difficulty in saying: “Elementary, my dear Abdullah!”

And it is: I mean “elementary” indeed.

I am referring to the fact that every Muslim man, woman and child must love the land of their birth and domicile.

That means the place they are born as well as the place where they live.

And they must love every piece of God Almighty’s earth, which he, explicitly and with great pomp and publicity, created for them.

The Qur’an makes it repeatedly clear that God created the earth and everything in and on it for them: for the entire human family.

So being good stewards and custodians of this earth and all things in it is a basic human requirement. [...]

“The place where you have your home, business and workplace; and the people in whose midst you live, work and play; and your family and the families of your colleagues and friends and the friends of your children live, work and play.

When it comes to defending and protecting them against enemies and perils of all kinds, both foreign and domestic, will you put your name down to be among the first in the list of volunteers to do so, or will you go hide in a hole and expect others to do it for you, while you cop a mock medical or other alibi of some kind?

And does it make a difference where you live, whether it is India, Arabia, America, Europe, Russia, Indonesia or Malaysia? And does it make the slightest difference what their race or religion is?

I know where a True Muslim’s name would be. I know where my name would be, even though I am centuries and eons and galaxies away from being a true Muslim.

And I know where my late father’s name would be, Allah bless him, who was as true a Muslim as any I may have ever seen. And I know where the names of my boys would be.

They would all be right up there at the top of that list. And they have always been.

All of us – me, my father and my boys – would be the first to defend our home, our neighbours and our friends and family, whether that is in America, India or somewhere else. For, that to us is what life is all about. And that to us is what Islam is all about.” (Dr. Pasha)