Birthday: A Celebration of My Spiritual Lineage

During the weeks leading up to my birthday this year, I fervently searched for the true meaning of a birthday. I wanted to know what it...

Dasond: A Joyful Dance

Chandraat has always been about checks and balances. My mother would open her accounting log and record my parents' earnings, deduct the amount...

The Mehmani of My Soul

Touching fresh, home-cooked food was forbidden until my mother had set aside the best portions for Mehmani. I would watch her as she...

The Path to Self-Mastery: A Life of Struggle

The theme of Man's duty to fight and struggle clearly permeates the words of Shri Krishna and our Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah. We all...

From Shri Krishna to Shah Karim – My Journey Home

Of the three living generations of my family, I can confidently say that not a single person has read the Holy Quran in...

A Higher Purpose

As a westerner in the midst of a war zone, I always wondered why such great emphasis was placed on restoring Bagh-e-Babur (Gardens...