Beyond writing books and giving presentations, Azim loves to stay committed to his work as a writer. Every month he publishes a newsletter in which he follows his “Musings” and answers a Question of the Month. The topics range from his expertise in peacebuilding and forgiveness to seasonal topics such as New Year’s mission statements to the rebirth of spring, leadership near elections, gratitude in the fall and more. Here you can find the archive of his newsletters for your reading enjoyment.
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“The kindest and most compassionate thing you can do for yourself and others is to forgive yourself’ – Anonymous Forgiving yourself, as I discovered in my journey is harder to approach and complete than forgiving people that have caused you harm. However, you cannot attain true peace without forgiving yourself. Where forgiveness heals the harm…Read More
When you recognize that your external environment is uncomfortably hot, you naturally seek shade, air conditioning, and ice water to cool yourself down. You might even limit your activity to resting in the heat of the day to avoid overexertion or heat exhaustion. The same is true for cooling off your emotional self when…Read More
May 2018 was one of the hottest months ever recorded in our history. Many places had soaring temperatures, from the Midwest to the northern plains, more than 1,900 heatwave records were broken or tied according to weather.com. I am sure many are feeling the discomfort of the summer heat often coupled with high humidity. Thanks…Read More
It is often important to first get empathy before you are able to offer it to another. The biggest impediment to “empathy” is judgement. We live in a very judging society based on the many isms that plague our relationships. It is also not possible to have empathy for someone you do not…Read More
First off, let me wish all fathers all over the world a very happy, joyous and loving Father’s Day with their children and loved ones. Because parenting is one of the toughest jobs on the planet, give yourself a pat-on-the-back. There is no perfect way to parent a child, and often the same parenting of…Read More
Self-forgiveness comes up a lot in my work. What I have learned in my journey is that self-forgiveness is equally as important as forgiving another. At some level we have all caused harm to people who are closest to us. This then creates a festering wound of guilt that precludes us from functioning at…Read More
“Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy. Forgive others and Allah will forgive you.” ~ Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) One person recently asked me, “If forgiveness is the key to happiness, how come forgiveness isn’t more attractive to the masses?” This is a valid and great question on the minds of many of the…Read More
Question: People are going through a lot of changes and transformation during this springtime of renewal. Renewal and forgiveness are related on some level. Do you have any ideas for people as they go through these changes? Answer: Yes, spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. It is gratifying to see so many…Read More
My passion has always been to work with the young. As we all know the youth is indeed our future, and the good news is we are already witnessing the young people changing the world. This is due partly because of the energy of the youth. As a good and wise friend of mine often…Read More
Question: You went to visit Tony. Who was there? How did it go? What can we expect for the future? Answer: I visited Tony a couple of weekends ago at the Colony Men Prison in San Luis Obispo with Dianne McKay a long standing TKF volunteer and board member, and my daughter Tasreen who is…Read More