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Learning From Nature

Learning From Nature

Walter de la Mare (1873 – 1956), the English poet, once observed a lady at a dining table taking her...

Making friends out of strangers: part 2

Making friends out of strangers: part 2

The fact is that all the men and women have common ancestors, that is, Adam and Eve. This means that...

Making friends out of strangers: Part 1

Making friends out of strangers: Part 1

People, normally preoccupied with their family members and a small circle of friends, do not generally want to become familiar...

Divine Food

Divine Food

Jesus Christ once said: ‘Man cannot live by bread alone.’ (Matthew 4:4) What Jesus meant was that material provision does...

Peace in Quran: Part 2

Peace in Quran: Part 2

Some people bracket justice with peace, but Islam does not subscribe to this notion. Islam believes in peace for the...

Peace in the Quran: Part I

Peace in the Quran: Part I

The Quran is undoubtedly a book of peace. It is not a book of war and violence. This can be...

Preparing for death, not conquering death

Preparing for death, not conquering death

Louis XI (1423-1483), the king of France, ruled the country for a period of 23 years, from 1461-83. His reign...

Truth will prevail

Truth will prevail

Why do hunters think it is a glorifying act to kill lions? Why are some lions confined to a cage?...

Avoiding the useless

Avoiding the useless

The Quran advocates a purposeful life. It exhorts people not to indulge in useless talk or useless activity. On this...

Seek the nectar of spirituality

Seek the nectar of spirituality

Just visit a place of natural beauty, any place where there are mountains, flowing rivers, tall, lush green trees, birds...

Death: Compulsory eviction

Death: Compulsory eviction

If all the stages through which a person will have to pass, death is the most certain. Everyone who is...

The realistic approach

The realistic approach

According to religious traditions, God created the human being and settled him in Paradise. But after some time, man committed...

Goodness in every situation

Goodness in every situation

Strange are the ways ofa believer, for there is good for him in every situation. And this is not true...

Do not break a person’s heart

Do not break a person’s heart

The petal of a flower and the feather of a bird are incredibly beautiful, but at the same time both...

Abstaining from baseness

Abstaining from baseness

A believer makes mistakes but does not stoop to baseness. Mistakes are often made in sudden fits of emotion, but,...

No place for half measures

No place for half measures

A noted western writer, after studying the lives of great men, attempted to pinpoint the special qualities that were common...

Prayer from the heart

Prayer from the heart

Any person who has become conscious of the existence and presence of God has experienced the most important and heart-shaking...

God-oriented life

God-oriented life

The earth is the sun’s satellite. It constantly orbits around the sun. It takes one year to complete such a...

Accountability to God 

Accountability to God 

It is essential that man should have within his reach, a super formula for life’s management. God provides just such...

God: A source of spiritual awakening

God: A source of spiritual awakening

God is a spiritual focus for man. One whose heart is attached to God undergoes spiritual experiences at every moment....

Doing one’s bit

Doing one’s bit

was once a man who stubbornly refused to believe that it is God who provides for and nourishes his creatures....

Without an ­identity card

Without an ­identity card

 A village boy came to the city. As he was walking along the road, he passed by a school. It...

Lose in order to gain

Lose in order to gain

The Prophet of Islam has been reported as saying that the noblest charity is that of imparting knowledge to one’s...

The Divine Way

The Divine Way

There are countless stars and asteroids in the universe. All of these are incessantly rotating in the vastness of space....