Religion

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Brothers in Faith – a commonsense approach to Muslim brotherhood

The major schism in Islam was created following the demise of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam over the question of his succession. Those who believed that Muhammad had proclaimed Ali, his cousin and son in law, as his successor were named as Shiaat e Ali (Partisans of Ali). The larger group who believed that no … 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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