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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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A Little Game for Interfaith Harmony!

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s ample goodness to be discovered in every religion, community and person if we care to look for it! By Roshan At the root of conflicts in the name of religion is the belief among numerous (though, mercifully, not all) religionists that the particular religion they claim to follow and the community based around it […]

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Being My Word

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thank you Sadath Bhai for inspiring me to “be my word” on that rainy day! That’s one of the many things I learnt at that wonderful workshop! By Nigar Some people living in a city may never bother to visit its beautiful gardens or monuments because they assume that “one day, some day” they will […]

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Two Beautiful Days!

Two Beautiful Days!

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was clearly evident from all that Sadath Sahib said and the way he spoke that he was deeply concerned for our well-being and that he saw the workshops he has been conducting for so many years as a spiritual mission. By Yoginder Sikand I’ve known Sadath Sahib for over 20 years—long before he started […]

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The Holistic Spiritual Dimensions of Islam

The Holistic Spiritual Dimensions of Islam

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sandcastles and Snowmen: A Personal Search for Spirituality Author: Sahar El Nadi Publisher: FB Publishing, San Clemente, CA Year of Publication: 2013 By Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander Sahar El Nadi’s book highlights among other things, the fact that being “spiritual” means not to be an ascetic but being “aware that the self is three […]

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What Life Taught Me

What Life Taught Me

| August 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Life is really short, and it is only when you are at peace with yourself and the world that you can find the tranquility needed to remember God. By Moin Qazi And fear the Day when ye shall be brought back to Allah. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned, and none shall […]

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Accepting the World As It Truly Is

Accepting the World As It Truly Is

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A problem-free life and a problem-free world here on earth are, I now realise, impossible. A problem-free life and a problem-free world do indeed exist—not here, though, but, rather, in the life Hereafter, in what many religions describe as Heaven. By A Staff Writer She remains my favourite author today, when I’m almost fifty, just […]

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God Wouldn’t Be Pleased, Would He?

God Wouldn’t Be Pleased, Would He?

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

If making God happy by doing His will, is the fundamental purpose of human life, our continued mistreating the earth as a ‘resource’ to be plundered, and not a gift to be nurtured, isn’t, you can be sure, going to make God happy at all! By Roshan Shah Suppose you save up your pocket-money and […]

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Rethinking Success

Rethinking Success

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

In our obsessive drive to fulfill our ambitions and be ‘successful’, we often, completely turn our backs to God. By Roshan Remember the long hours we would spend when we were young fantasizing about what we wanted to ‘become’ when we were older? We weren’t even in our teens when our parents and their friends […]

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