How To Avoid Wasting Your Month of Ramadhan

This year the Month of Ramadhan will fall in June 2016. But for many people, they will finish 30 days of fasting as the same person they were when they started. What are we doing to prepare? Fasting – the temporary abstinence from food and drink during daylight hours – is prescribed in Islam as […]

Part 2/4 – Until you visit the cemeteries

This is Part 2 of a 4-part series on leading fuller lives by increasing our awareness of our death. The Quran contains a very short chapter called Al-Takaathur, containing only 8 verses, the first two of which say:  “The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you. Until you visit the graves” (Quran 102:1-2) […]

Part 1/4 – Lets talk about death

I smiled as I searched down the alphabetically-ordered index of my newly acquired English-Arabic Quran. Instead of a series of verse references next to the word I was searching for, I found: “This word occurs more than 200 times in the Noble Qur’an. Mentioning every place will make the index very big”. That word was […]