Friday, December 4

Tag: Lockdowns

TWILIGHT OF SPIRITUALITY
Mind Development

TWILIGHT OF SPIRITUALITY

The Hajj is often described as a journey of spiritual elevation. Pilgrims who have been for Hajj confirm that their souls for the first time truly felt the meaning of life. After the Hajj, as weeks and months pass, people slowly return to their old routines and the feelings of spiritual elevation begin to diminish. I went for the Hajj in 2017 and I still miss and long for those extraordinary feelings of connection with Allah, the feelings of serenity and tranquillity. For most people, the Hajj is a once in a lifetime experience. But, the nature of the human soul, however, is that it needs continual spiritual charging. This regular charging usually takes place in places of worship and educational centres where we are reminded of our responsibility to the Creator and humanity. Places wher...
WE ARE ALL SAMIRI NOW
Misc

WE ARE ALL SAMIRI NOW

The Coronavirus, the pandemic, the lockdowns, when you think about it, it could not have been any other way. It has become clear now that humanity has taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way. With our insatiable appetite for materialism, unrestrained self-indulgence and worship of mammon, we had set ourselves and the planet on a self-destructive path. Yes, the scientists were right; they kept ringing the alarm bells. We refused to listen to the cries of the oppressed. We carried on living in our hedonistic ways. We disobeyed the laws of nature. The laws of nature demand balance in life. Materialism, sadly, has no limits. So nature decided it is time for a reset. It is in our interest that we change ourselves, our behaviours. We must learn from the lessons nature is teaching us. ...