Spiritual Meditations

Sri Lanka’s Muslim community recently offered Friday prayers in solidarity with victims of the global coronavirus outbreak that has already killed nearly 1,400 people, mainly in China. More than 2,000 worshippers gathered at the 19th-century Dewatagaha Mosque near Colombo’s Town Hall for prayers that were also attended by Muslim parliamentarian S. M. Marikar, Colombo Deputy […]

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The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) on February 26 condemned the “dastardly attack on the vulnerable and the weak” in different parts of the national capital. The council also appeals to various Christian denominations to facilitate each other, and all others of different faith traditions and ideological persuasions in their neighborhoods, to rise […]

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False allegations, often based on vested interests, have created uncontrolled vigilantism in societies, especially where the laws of the country are implemented poorly. Muslims throughout the world profess their faith through verbal declaration of the unity of God and the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (Pbuh). The message brought by the latter has become the living […]

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Loving God in pursuance of results, rewards and merits would be to reduce one’s love for others or even for God ultimately to the vanity of “self-love” or “self-worship”—the worst form of utilitarianism, self-serving vanity, and self-idolatry called egotism or narcissism. By Henry Francis B. Espiritu   According to the spiritual teaching of Sufism or Islamic mysticism, […]

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To reach a high station with God, we need to evaluate on a daily basis, not just our actions, but feelings and thoughts as well. By Sadia Dehlvi Describing the day of reckoning, the Quran says, “Your soul is sufficient as a reckoner against you this day.” While we are alive, we collect and benefit […]

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Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers. Or you can grow weeds. Think positive, Think different. Don’t waste your precious energy on negative thoughts. By Shiraz Khaki Thinking positive can work miracles. You may have been told to “guard your thoughts”, but felt the advice to be pointless. […]

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There is a 1-minute daily activity that will increase your joy. This activity is: keeping a “Blessings Journal”. By Sheima Salam Sumer “…But if you count the favors of Allah, never will you be able to number them…” (Quran 14:34) There is a 1-minute daily activity that will increase your joy . This activity is: […]

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