Positive Thoughts

By Dada J P Vaswani “Life’s greatest achievement is to establish a living link with God. Let everything else be taken away from us, but let the link be maintained.” “Men are so busy changing conditions and circumstances that they have no time to change themselves. Until man learns to change himself, all other change […]

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Once upon a time, a man found a butterfly that was starting to hatch from its cocoon. He sat down and watched the butterfly for hours as it struggled to force itself through a tiny hole. Then, it suddenly stopped making progress and looked like it was stuck. Therefore, the man decided to help the […]

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Turn your most difficult problems and disappointments into your best friends by using them as a way to worship God.   By Sheima Salam Sumer If you develop the skill of remaining calm during stressful situations, you will feel better about yourself. You will succumb to negative emotions sometimes. It’s part of the process of […]

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One should love people and use things. But when people start loving things and use other people to serve their interests, relationships go awry. Learn to compromise when you need to. Life lies in making adjustments. Only those who are alive know how to bend, the dead are anyway stiff and cannot be bent. The […]

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“The faith I have found I yearn to pass on to others. After my radiation treatment [for cancer] in 2003 I realized that nothing was more important than bringing people closer to God.” “The quality of our life reflects the quality of our prayer relationship with God.” (Russi M. Lala, The Thread of God in My […]

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Today, we are surrounded by vast numbers of voices, all clamouring for attention through various sorts of media, saying all sorts of things. Often, in winters there is dense fog in parts of northern India. When that happens, sometimes trains are made to halt at stations till the fog clears, or else they move very […]

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In a society where differences of opinion are not thought of as bad or wrong, there will definitely be an environment of discussion. By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan If you read the lives of Islamic scholars of the early Muslim period, you will find that they had considerable differences among themselves on religious issues. Yet, despite […]

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He is always in command and control. One should directly approach Him with his pleas. One need not go via intermediaries Some amateur clerics argue that one needs an intermediary (waseela) to reach Allah just as one requires a staircase or a ladder to access the roof. It carries no weight. Anyone who has read […]

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Man can be right or wrong but animals are always right. According to the Quran, Cain and Abel were the first sons of Adam and Eve. There arose a controversy between the two brothers, and Cain killed Abel. One part of this story is narrated in the Quran: “When they both presented an offering, it […]

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