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Archive for September, 2013

Secular Mindset and Lifestyle

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The society confers status to owners of wealth because wealth defines success. Accordingly, the object of pursuit of the secular mindset is wealth. By Aqeel Ansari The secularist views the human as mind embodied, devoid of soul because he is perceived to exist as some biological arrangement of body and mind. The power of mind […]

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Education: ‘Modern’ and ‘Religious’

Education: ‘Modern’ and ‘Religious’

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Founder of the New Delhi-based Centre for Peace and Spirituality, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is one of India’s best-known religious scholars and an active proponent of inter-community dialogue. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand, he reflects on issues to do with ongoing debates about ‘modern’ education and what these mean for our understandings of religion and […]

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The Ecological Crisis

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God warns of disastrous consequences for transgression of natural balance. By Sadia Dehlvi The ecological crisis is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Perhaps, this reflects a deeper spiritual malaise where a sense of the sacred is lost. There is a need to understand the underlying philosophical causes for our rapacious attitude towards […]

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TAILBONE PAIN/COCCYDYNIA

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Standing becomes easier than Sitting Back problems account for more than 12 million visits to doctors each year. Besides the common cold, back pain results in more lost workdays than any other physical affliction in persons under the age of 45.Back problems can lead to nerve irritation. When the nerve gets involved, then pain starts […]

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A Christian’s Reflection on Ramadan

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I etched Thursday into my calendar and arose early in the morning to eat. I proceeded about my day, reminded of my fast as hunger pangs pierced my stomach throughout the day. Cognizant of the discomfort, I thanked God that this was such a rare occurrence, all too mindful that for so many in other […]

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Deserted Mosques after Departure of Ramadan

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By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi The departure of Ramadan puts us in a feeling of both eagerness and regret. On the one hand we are proud of passing Divine exams and fulfilling the commandments of Allah by fasting during Ramadan, but on the other hand, we truly regret missing the period full of the blessings and […]

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Simple Lessons I Learnt in Ramadan

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Never having been a good cook myself, I realized that during Ramadan life gets simpler with two healthy meals a day! By a Staff Writer To be a small eater and a smaller talker can be very advantageous, as I realized this Ramadan. Keeping away from food became easy for me, and cutting down on unnecessary […]

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What Islam and My Muslim Friends Taught Me This Ramadan

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Above all, the many lessons that this Ramzan taught me was this: the need to think of, and turn to, God at least for a few minutes every day. That was something that I hadn’t done for years. By Ghulam Kabir Das Even as a child I thought of Muslims who fasted the whole month […]

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Wasting Food

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Food is seen as a gift from God and thus wasting it is seen as a sign of disregard for this gift. There are many Hadith of Prophet Muhammad that address Islamic dietary habits, at the heart of which is respect towards food. “Nothing is worse than a person, who fills his stomach. It should […]

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Anger Management

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Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (Pbuh) as saying: The strong-man is not one who wrestles well, but the strong man is one who controls himself when he is in a fit of rage.

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