In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was 'Help me.' Sometimes a prayer was 'Thank you.' What I've discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away. -… Continue reading 28 Ramadan 2017: The Power of Prayer and Remembrance
Invisible threads are the strongest ties.― Friedrich Nietzsche I was traveling recently and something occurred to me, one of the things that I consistently did while traveling is to speak and connect with those who live in the city I visit. I didn't do it purposely but something always nudged me. I did this by simply… Continue reading 9 Ramadan 2016: “How are you?”, Connecting while away
“A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.” - C.S. Lewis 2Think about it? Has any wealth ever lasted for anyone? Has any health ever lasted for anyone? Has your life… Continue reading 22 Ramadan 2014: What lasts?
"A good deed is a good deed" - John Lee Hancock I liked this quote because it simply explains how any good is good … aaaannndddd? The definition of a good deed can be portrayed by faith and other philosophical views of morality and ethics. Central to a lot of Scholarly thoughts and views in Islam… Continue reading 11 Ramadan 2014: Even Better
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you noticed the vast number of advertising… Continue reading 26 Ramadan 2012: Times of the Brand
A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. - Rita Mae Brown We face major and critical decisions quite often in our lives that pull us in two different directions. We have talked about this in a few of our previous posts directly or indirectly, however, its' resurfacing in our practical life alerts us that… Continue reading 23 Ramadan 2012: Thirds
That’s the way things come clear - all of a sudden. Then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along. - Madeline L'Engle Our search so far has been focused on the 'how' of inner peace and today, we decided to look at it from a different perspective, the perspective of 'when', i.e. when do… Continue reading 21 Ramadan 2012: Clarity
Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. - Adam Hochschild Distracting distractions distracting a distracting life ... this is what came to our mind to truly reflect our days today, many call it "life", really? We find ourselves surrounded by needs, requirements, status updates, necessaries, news, etiquettes, events, shows, tags, and the… Continue reading 8 Ramadan 2012: Neverneverending
A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” - Frank Zappa Free image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net How true is that? We have read many sentences, seen many people, and observed a multitude of moments, yet we only seem to understand them when we decide that they didn't have to conform to our… Continue reading 3 Ramadan 2012: Beyond
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?