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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Freedom and the Pathway There As we celebrate the Fourth of July and the freedom and peace we enjoy in our blessed country, let us stop and pray for many in our world denied of this fundamental need of all human beings. Even in our country we must not take our freedom for granted as…Read More
QUESTION “What one thing would you tell your father on Father’s Day if he were here?” ANSWER You have never spoken ill of anyone. You have been a good role model for me and taught me discipline, charity and how to make good business decisions. You have shown me the importance of serving others. Mostly…Read More
From Resistance to Freedom with Forgiveness “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. “ – Lewis B. Smedes“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve…Read More
QUESTION “Is it OK to request an atonement from another person?” ANSWER The short answer – in my humble view – is no. Atonement is a concept where one looks at one’s own foibles, mistakes and failings and asks forgiveness of the victim. When you ask someone for atonement, you are judging that person. Judgment,…Read More
“Unlikely Friends” – A Film, A Way of Being A new documentary is here to make a difference.“Unlikely Friends” – produced by Leslie Neal of Chance Films (chancefilmsinc.com) and narrated by acclaimed actor Mike Farrell of M*A*S*H – will air on Discovery in October. Dedicated to stories of hope and compassion amidst conflict and challenge,…Read More
QUESTION What if you want to tell a white lie to protect someone’s feelings – does that work? ANSWER That is a good question. I too have wrestled with this situation many times, including in a recent situation with a friend. The short answer is NO. If you tell white lies – you will continue…Read More
Boston Bombing Tragedy Brings Resolve Recently at the Boston Marathon, another major tragedy took place in one of our most beautiful cities. Amidst the confusion, grief and loss, I think one question we MUST ask is why are we the most violent first-world nation? This would lead to other vital questions: Why is there so…Read More
QUESTION What is a favorite memory of being with Tariq? ANSWER Tariq was a jokester. My favorite memory is when we went on a cruise in the Caribbean with Tasreen and my then girlfriend Glenda. We all had a very good time, and it was always fun to be around Tariq especially on vacation. He…Read More
Forgiving Myself Through Atonement & Action As I write this today (March 6) my son Tariq is very strong in my mind, heart and thoughts. Today is his 39th birthday. He would probably be, if still alive, married to his fiancé Jennifer and be a father to his own children. Tariq loved kids, and I…Read More
QUESTION “What do you do when you want to clear up unresolved issues?” ANSWER Unresolved issues can stymie your psyche and keep your mind occupied with debilitating thoughts. I think it is important to take the steps to resolve them. My rule is to resolve these issues within 24 hours. If it is my…Read More