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The Sacred Stone

30th Jan 2020

The Sacred Stone

The Hajj, pilgrimage, was being shown live on T.V. Pilgrims were walking around the Ka’bah ceremonially. Many of the Muslims were kissing the special stone in one of the walls of this cube-shaped room …

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Victory over Death

30th Jan 2020

Victory over Death

Atif was my best friend. Though our religious feelings and ideologies were different, it had not affected our friendship. Many of our acquaintances thought we were brothers or close relatives.Now, Ati …

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30th Jan 2020

The Light

I was standing in the queue waiting for a taxi. It was heart-warming to see how politely people before and after me were calmly waiting for their turn. It was a further delight to see that, when my tu …

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30th Jan 2020

Qibla: The Right Direction for Prayer

The local mosque committee was in an angry discussion with the building contractor. A supervisor made a mistake in his calculations and the direction of the Mehrab, the niche of the mosque was not exa …

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30th Jan 2020

Partners for Life

I was watching a drama, This is life, on the television. The story was about a tragic married couple and their struggle to overcome the terrible consequence of a sudden decision. They argued bitterly …

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30th Jan 2020

Fear of God

I was visiting a friend. We were deep in conversation in his drawing room when his ten year old son, Hussain, walked in. After formal greetings and introductions my friend told me that Hussain was m …

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