The Awara Generation

  To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt Less than a generation ago, I’d have been considered a blasphemer and a degenerate of the highest degree. In my native Urdu, the best word to use is awara. It describes someone who is […]

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Ramadan Resolutions

  However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? Gautama Buddha Ramadan has always been and felt like a special time. Growing up in Quebec, there really wasn’t much ado about any religious holidays other than Christmas and Easter […]

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Ramadan Musings: Day 7

  He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates I look forward to my weekends so much, and especially now during Ramadan. I’m not able to take significant time off from work for Ramadan, but I did manage to limit my Friday […]

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Between: Part IV

Find Part III of the “Between” series here I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion — against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas. Johnny Cash […]

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The Oneness of Truth

DISCLAIMER: This topic was unbelievably difficult to write about because of its abstractness. I hope you will come away with at least some ideas to chew on. I cannot claim to have a perfect understanding of this concept myself, but it’s one that interests me greatly. I believe that it underlines every system of belief […]

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The Greatest Idol

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. Augustine of Hippo In an earlier post entitled Submission, […]

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