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Ramadan reflection-09:Cleaning the heart(part 1)


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
31/07/2013 21:56
Religion & Culture

In the mother’s womb as the fetus is taking shape something miraculous happens. Without warning and without any brain activity suddenly the heart comes to life. It suddenly starts to beat and pump blood across the body of the fetus. This extraordinary event is described as the moment when....    Full story...

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Ramadan Reflection:Part 8 - Making peace


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
25/07/2013 17:18
Religion & Culture

“O God, You are the source of all Peace and from You emanates all peace, all blessings belong to you. You are the Majestic and the Most Honourable.”  This is one of my most favourite supplications. It embodies the essence of my faith. Attaining inner peace and being peaceful....    Full story...

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Ramadan Reflection:(Part 7)-Positive Mental attitude


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
21/07/2013 19:26
Religion & Culture

I know many of you are complaining about the heat, the extraordinary long hours of no food, no drink and the lack of sleep. Despite all the hardship you face, the paradox is that God says in the verse that describes fasting as an obligation that he wishes ease for you and not hardship:....    Full story...

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Ramadan Reflection (Part 6) – Managing time


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
21/07/2013 3:28
Religion & Culture

Toady, at the time of iftar, you would be set around the table with the variety of food served and ready on your plate. You would be counting minutes and even seconds. You would have the background TV or radio station switched on for the precise moment when the Adhan (call to prayer) would be....    Full story...

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Ramadan Reflection ( Part 5 ) - Killing the ego


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
18/07/2013 13:40
Religion & Culture

The ego is only interested in I, me and mine. The ego is only concerned with self-interest. The ego is obsessed with myself. It is blinded by want. As long as I and me get what is mine the ego is happy. It is intoxicating and it clouds judgments. The ego does not tolerate thinking about anyone....    Full story...

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Ramadan Reflection: Part 4 – Managing Sleep


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
15/07/2013 22:09
Religion & Culture

How much sleep do you need? No body knows is probably the best answer. Some say on average a human being needs seven hours but then there are some who feel even ten hours are not enough. The fact is we all need sleep to feel alive and awake. Without sleep we would simply perish. Many people do....    Full story...

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Ramadan Reflection: Part 3–Eating less


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
13/07/2013 20:55
Religion & Culture

Abstaining from eating and drinking essentially defines fasting. However, it is not uncommon to see Muslims eating too much in the month of Ramadan. Instead of reducing their food intake, they binge eat throughout the night. Imagine the amount and frequency of the food in one night consumed by....    Full story...

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Neoliberalistan 2053


Written By: Fugstarnagar
13/07/2013 13:44
Religion & Culture

Sponsoring Prayer and Zakatocracy   “This recitation of Surah Fatihah was brought to you by the Halal pencil company. Their pioneering stationary prevents harmful innovations, by administering electric shocks to the user when creativity that might contravene five hundred year....    Full story...

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Ramadan Reflection: Part 2 –Setting objectives


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
11/07/2013 21:12
Religion & Culture

Ramadan is not just the name of the ninth Arabic calendar month and fasting in this month is not just a cultural expression, it certainly is not a hereditary custom. Fasting is about developing and fine tuning conscience – the driver of all your actions. Fasting is all about developing....    Full story...

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Ramadan Reflection: Part 01 – Straightening Intentions


Written By: Ajmal-Masroor
11/07/2013 17:23
Religion & Culture

It is the first day of your fast. How is it going to be? What will you do today? How do you plan to spend the first of the most blessed days of the year? Would today be any different than yesterday? If yes, how will it be different? The first day usually is like walk in the park; most people....    Full story...

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