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Life Isn’t for ‘Time Pass’

Life Isn’t for ‘Time Pass’

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Various religions tell us, in their different ways, that God has created us and sent us here, to the earth, for a definite purpose-certainly not for ‘time pass’. We can discover this purpose from the revelations that God has communicated to us through His messengers If you’ve travelled by train in India, you might have […]

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Illness as an Occasion for Spiritual Growth

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

We commonly think of illness as dreadful, something to complain about, but there’s a very different way of understanding it, as reflected in a saying attributed to Prophet Muhammad: Nothing befalls a believer, a [prick of a] thorn or more than that, but God will raise him one degree in status thereby, or erase a […]

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Sa’eed’s Hajj

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sometimes Allah will give you exactly what you want after he tests your devotion and sincerity. Allah works in the most mysterious ways and we need to place our Trust in Him! Sa’eed was sitting at the waiting area at the Jeddah airport after having just completed the rites of Hajj. The man next to […]

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Old Age: Burden or Blessing?

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Caliph Umar said, Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) sought refuge from five things: cowardice, miserliness, old age, narrow-mindedness, and punishment in the grave.’ The Prophet’s prayer was: ‘O Allah I seek refuge in You from idleness and old age.’ Like any other phase in life, old age can be a burden or a blessing. It all depends […]

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The Beauty of Difference

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Imagine if the only people we knew and interacted with were people who thought, behaved or looked just like us. How boring it would be. By A Staff Writer If you’ve observed bird behaviour, you would have noticed that parrots, for instance, ‘hang around’ only with fellow parrots, pigeons with fellow pigeons, sparrows with fellow […]

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Life is…a Life-Long School

| July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Responding meaningfully to every situation we are faced with in life can help us grow in wisdom and character. In this way, we can evolve spiritually. By A Staff Writer One way of looking at life is to think of it as a school that extends, quite literally, from womb to tomb. Life is a […]

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Too Embarrassed To Take His Name?

Too Embarrassed To Take His Name?

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A God-centric life is a life based on God-remembrance. God-remembrance is reflected in frequent invocation of God, in private as well as when in the company of others. By A Staff Writer Consider this scenario. I am totally dependent on you for every little thing. You are exceedingly generous with me. You provide me all […]

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Minna’s Torch of Faith

| April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Home-help are truly a blessing for those who have them. Yet, how many of us who are fortunate in this regard know anything much about those who work for us? By Roshan Shah Some of us are truly blessed to have home-help. Most of us wouldn’t be able to run our homes properly for even […]

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A House United

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The most powerful way to transform people is not through violence or punishment or sanctions, but through patient personal example. By Eknath Easwaran Surely there is no spectacle more tragic than the one described by Abraham Lincoln as “a house divided against itself”—civil war. As I write this book, dozens of countries are being torn […]

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Healing, the Interfaith Way

Healing, the Interfaith Way

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The desperate search for healing can help propel vast numbers of people to transcend deep-rooted boundaries of community, creed and caste and connect people from different faith backgrounds. By A Staff Writer Recently, my friend Reshma’s father came down with pneumonia and was taken to hospital. When I met Reshma the other day, she handed […]

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