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Stuck in a Traffic Jam? Ask God To Join You!

Stuck in a Traffic Jam? Ask God To Join You!

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some of us ask God only about putting us into Paradise after we die. But God much bigger than that. God can give us little paradises even here, on earth, when we pray to Him! By Nigar   Stuck in a traffic jam, with smoke belching from trucks and car horns screeching  into your  ears ?  […]

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Charity Beyond Mere Economics

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

“A charity is due for every joint in each person on every day the sun comes up: to act justly between two people is a charity; to help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity; a good word is a charity; and removing […]

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The Real Heroes

The Real Heroes

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acts of Loving Service Can Build Inter- Community Harmony By Tabassum   Inter-community relations have become a major existential issue for the whole of humankind today. In our intensely interconnected world, where people from different community backgrounds are now in ever-increasing contact at the global level, harmonious inter-community relations are of immense importance. Despite this, inter-community conflicts rage in large parts […]

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Dealing With Difficulties: Learning From Sheha

Dealing With Difficulties: Learning From Sheha

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It took some time for Sheha to adjust to being completely blind. She knew she could no longer be a scientist, but that didn’t mean she had given up on life. There was something else that she discovered she could do.  By Sheesha Hee!   Sheha was a cheerful and intelligent girl. She was so good at […]

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Chat-and-Paw!

Chat-and-Paw!

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

If, as many religions teach us, God is our best friend, it’s good to think about how much time we spend in ‘His’ company each day. By Roshan Shah If you have a good friend, you love his/her company. You enjoy spending hours on end with him/her, talking about all sorts of things or even just […]

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Interfaith Interaction: A Great Means for Personal Spiritual Evolution

Interfaith Interaction: A Great Means for Personal Spiritual Evolution

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recognizing and reflecting on the ways in which people of other faiths have transformed our lives for the better and have helped us in our spiritual journey is a great way to overcome deeply-rooted stereotypes that are so often harnessed to foment hate in the name of religion. By Mary Huston Today, one often hears […]

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Each of Us is a Pilgrim in this World

Each of Us is a Pilgrim in this World

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hajj is our sacred journey, and it allows us to gather in spiritual community, in common cause, so we may plead for our wellbeing and spiritual survival. By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf There is no animal on earth, nor yet a bird on the wing, but forms communities like you. We have not neglected anything […]

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What Wimpy the Wasp Taught Me!

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wimpy had taught me a positive lesson actually—about how to respond when difficult situations are thrown at us. By Nigar You must have heard the term ‘sting operation’ in the media. Okay, but the ‘sting operation’ I am sharing with you here has nothing to do with any of that sort of thing! It’s to […]

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When Religion Becomes a Fetish

When Religion Becomes a Fetish

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

How easy it is for us to make a fetish of our religious beliefs and practices, so much so that we are sometimes willing to completely dehumanize others, and ourselves, too, for their sake. By A. Kasvari This must have been a little short of forty years ago, maybe when I had just about entered […]

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Prayer, Not Just Pills

Prayer, Not Just Pills

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not once in all those many trauma-filled years when I struggled with the obsessive thoughts, did I ever consider turning to God, praying to Him to cure me. By Roshan Shah Thinking negative thoughts about others isn’t uncommon. Nor is it at all unnatural. Even though we may not easily admit it, all of us […]

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