There is not a doubt that we are all on our return journey to God – each and every one of us.
The Qur’an makes that categorically clear.
Wa Inaa Ilaihi Raaji’oon!
“We are all marching back to God!”
The first step in this ...
“Human beings have a marvellous way of dealing with reality: If something causes you pain, stress or anxiety, change its name. That should make it go away.
Ever notice how no one dies anymore? They merely “pass away,” or even “pass ...
One of the most important leaders of this work, a founding member of the Coworkers Community, an indefatigable worker for Allah, and just a plain wonderful Muslim, and a personal friend for who knows how long, had, by the Grace and ...
Every man's -- and I suppose every woman's -- "permanent" address, as they call it, in this most obviously and stubbornly impermanent world, is as follows:
Name: whatever that is
Door Number: whatever that is
Street: whatever that is
Town, city or village: whatever ...
The battle of wits between the advocates of Faith and Skepticism never advanced much beyond the argument that Hazrat Ali, Radiyallahu Anhu, put forward 1400 years ago.
Hazrat Ali wrote a little couplet in which he said this – he was a great ...
"God Almighty made Islam easy.
Easy to know, easy to learn, easy to understand and easy to practice.
He says so in the Qur'an -- over and over.
But Muslims make Islam difficult.
And they go to extraordinary lengths to do so.
And then Muslims ...
"Islam places in the hands of all of us a most personal and intimate miracle: How to defy death every time it strikes.
Here is how.
“Everything shall perish,” the Qur’an declares, “except him!”
Reference is to God.
Islam defines human mortality in a ...
"Want to know what Islam is really all about? Here is a glimpse:
In the beginning, as the Good Book says, there was God. And God created man.
And God, says the Qur’an, breathed in Man his spirit. And then, the Qur’an ...
“Pleasure for many people is the path they pursue through life. Pain is often the price they pay for many of the pleasures they seek in this world. Islam modulates pleasure, and optimizes it, while minimizing pain and distancing it. ...
“Every right thinking person should be shocked and horrified at the terrible reality of female servitude in Afghanistan. But so also should every right thinking person be shocked and horrified at the equally terrible state of male bondage, abuse and exploitation ...
“Most people fear Death. And it is not entirely unnatural. But some people fear Truth more than they fear Death. In most cases, they are criminals, crooks and scoundrels of varying shades and stripes.” (Dr. Pasha)
In this season of Hajj, Eidul Adha, Hanuka, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Divali and every other human hankering and striving that has behind it either a tinge of divine mandate or an element of human good, our message is peace.