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August 14th: Time for Introspection

Its 14th August, My brain is trying to convince my heart about how great it is to have an independent and free country, but somehow the heart is not happy, its losing hope. The brain is telling it to see what happened to Babri Masjid, see how organizers of Gujrat massacre escaped punishment, so value … Continue reading

Freedom from Fear and Grief

Freedom from fear and grief is essential to our inner happiness. Everyone wants to get rid of all the fears and anxieties that make one’s life uncomfortable. In the words of poet philosopher Allama Iqbal, “the highest stage of man’s ethical progress is reached when he becomes absolutely free from fear and grief”. In Holy … Continue reading

The Month of The Quran

“The month of Ramadhan is the month in which the Quran was revealed; a guide for the people, the most authoritative of all guidance and a criteria to discern right from wrong”. (Al Baqarah:185) As Muslims around the world celebrate the arrival of Ramadhan – the month of compassion, reflection and forgiveness – they also gear … Continue reading

Next to Godliness

Ah summers. There you bolt my mood to electric power supply. To hunt for a safe haven, I planned to spend one holiday at a renowned hill spot. The journey began and everything appeared perfect for a delightful day. Slight whistling of wind amidst plenty of tall trees portrayed ideal serenity. I stopped over, parked … Continue reading

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