Pareto’s principle, also known as the rule of 80/20, states that 80 percent of our consequences come from 20 percent of our causes.1 That is, a good portion of our consequences comes from a small chunk of all the effort we put in. This principle is often-quoted by entrepreneurs and top performers. And we now find many successful Muslim leaders and entrepreneurs are applying this principle in their lives.… Read More Pareto or the Prophet’s Principle? Making the Most Out of Our Ramadhan
Two years ago my father’s health deteriorated rapidly. After being hospitalized for a brain stroke, he was informed that he required multiple surgeries to address his failing kidneys and the blockages of blood vessels near his heart.… Read More Breaking Biryani – How I am Awakening the Healthy Giant
We often go through life complaining of a lack of motivation, a lack of purpose. We may listen to a lecture or attend halaqa occasionally, which only motivate us for a short period of time. We set short term goals that are materialistic in nature and if we do manage to reach them, they do not provide us with the kind of satisfaction we expect. This is because often times our efforts are geared towards… Read More Do You have the Right Motivation?
Recently, I was asked:
While living as a minority in a predominately Christian country, can we consume the meat served at local restaurants by reciting Bismillah over the food?
There are several factors that come into play for meat to be considered halal. However, there are two major factors that are not met in this scenario.… Read More Can We Meat at Bismillah?