As we say goodbye to Ramadan 2011, we wanted to express how blessed and humbled we feel that god gave us the strength and the opportunity to share our sincere thoughts with you. To us, and as we reflected on all posts, Ramadan 2011 was about ... individual motivation and improvement, to reach societal elevation and advancement, to… Continue reading Ramadan 29: Individual … Society … Humanity
Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man. - Francis J. Spellman There are three different perspectives on prayer. Those who believe that prayer alone should be able to get you where you want to be, those who believe that only work and action gets one to where they want to… Continue reading Ramadan 28: In All Languages of the World
Islamic 'Life Risk management' proverbs from the Prophet pbuh Make the most of “your health before your sickness.” Make the most of “your free time before you become busy.” Make the most of “your wealth before you become poor.” Make the most of “your youth before you become old.” May god bless us and… Continue reading Ramadan 27: ‘Life Risk Management’
The most miserly of people are those who are stingy with their salaams (i.e., do not greet others). - Islamic Proverb by the Prophet PBUH Websters dictionary defines stingy as ... "being unwilling or showing unwillingness to share with others. It implies a lack of generosity, suggests keeping a tight grip on one's money and possessions… Continue reading Ramadan 26: Salaam!
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.- Plutarch We believe, and please do correct us if we are mistaken, that all three holy books mention the fact that life is short. Life in the quran is described as a 'game' limited in time… Continue reading Ramadan 25: Just Believe
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path. - Paulo Coelho How many times have we caught ourselves judging others so quickly… Continue reading Ramadan 24: Who will?
In their (women) quest for rights they have naturally placed emphasis on their wrongs rather than their achievements and possessions, and have retold history as a story of their long martyrdom. - Mary Ritter Beard We always thought to ourselves, if women want equality, why did they not seek equality on their own terms? Why… Continue reading Ramadan 23: Women Equality based on Happiness?
I don't try to imagine a God; it suffices to stand in awe of the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it. - Albert Einstein quotes As we go on in our busy lives we rarely stop and look 'up' at the world around us to see that… Continue reading Ramadan 22: Reflections
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi The thought today summarises humility, confidence, sincerity, honesty and transparency in our lives. Interestingly, we found that this thought not only applies to those who do 'good', but also to those who don't. It seems that the source of the happiness… Continue reading Ramadan 21: Happiness
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~Stephen Levine We have relationships at different levels. We have spouses, children, family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and then there are those who are long-lost. It… Continue reading Ramadan 20: Keeping the Line Open