What Suffering Does: A Collection of Articles


And We (Allah) will try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives, and fruits; but give glad tidings to the patient, who, when a misfortune overtakes them, say, ‘Surely, to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return.’ It is these on whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy, and it is these who are rightly guided.  (Al Quran 2:156-158)

Lead article is from the New York Times and is by David Brooks

Lead article is from the New York Times and is by David Brooks


What Suffering Does

Source: New York Times By David Brooks Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself in a bunch of conversations in which the unspoken assumption was that the main goal of…

The Ever Present Question of Suffering

Epigraph: And when My servants ask you about Me, say: I am near. I answer the prayer of the supplicant when he prays to Me. So they should lend an…

Islam Answers: Reconciling Human Suffering and Existence of God

This is modified form of a speech given at an interfaith symposium in Buffalo, NY, on June 10, 2013 to some 50-70 non-Muslim guests. By Ataul Wahid Lahaye, Canada As a Muslim, we recite…

The Issue of Evil and Suffering

The Issue of Evil and Suffering The Islamic Perspective This article, based on a speech delivered at an earlier Ahmadiyya Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada, covers the reason behind suffering among innocent…

Suicides hit all-time high in Singapore in 2012

Epigraph: ‘O my sons, go ye and search for Joseph and his brother and despair not of the mercy of Allah; for none despairs of Allah’s mercy save the unbelieving…

Debate: Does the Universe have a purpose?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD Prologue: This is a two hour debate, between three well known atheists and three theists. First something about the big picture, Christian…

A Cordial invitation to Sir David Attenborough to be a Theist

Epigraph “Blessed is He in Whose hand is the kingdom, and He has power over all things; Who has created death and life that He might try you — which…

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