On Tuesday morning, I felt a gripping discomfort in my chest during my morning team meeting. Almost immediately my mind recognized it as a familiar foe from the past – anxiety. A feeling of irritation mixed with panic set in as anxiety tenaciously slithered into my presentation, affecting my tone and delivery style. In the instance, I remember my colleagues’ confused yet curious and non-judgmental faces staring back in kind wonderment. Thankfully, I was able to tame it sufficiently to complete… Read More Caring for the Inner Child – A Brief Introspection
The Shaikh starts by reminding us of one of Allah’s attributes, Al Wadud, or The Loving. Allah ﷻ loves His creations, though He has no need of them. This attribute can only belong to the Creator as any other creation loves due to a need for another. One of the cornerstones of our religion is to devote our time and efforts to earn the good pleasure or love of our Creator. The Shaikh expands upon several ways we can achieve this.… Read More How to Get Allah to Love You
The Salah is one of the basic pillars of Islam, and one that separates a believer from a disbeliever. The khateeb starts by narrating the story of a man who was asked by the Prophet ﷺ to pray again, though he had just prayed.… Read More Reminder to Not be Hasty in Salah
In this day and age, client relations and courtship are so important. Your presence and the way you carry yourself in a conversation say a lot about you and the way you do business. Whether it be a one-time transaction or several transactions over time, a relationship must be built. A simple ‘hi’ or ‘hello, how are you?’ is a good start. You know, common sense client relations!… Read More Why Recruitment Is All About the Business of Relationships
Have you ever felt like your world stops when you use your smartphone? It happens to me. I will be walking on the street when suddenly I hear my phone chime. Within a second, it’s in my hands. Whatever is on the screen immediately grasps my attention as my fingers begin warming up for another “workout”. Usually it is the notifications from email or social media that have me absorbed. In the moment, they become ‘friends’ readily available on a tap.… Read More 7 Ways to Earn Jannah through Your iPhone
Many times Rasulullah ﷺ and the Sahabah (radiallahu ‘anhum) did not like a certain situation or task. However, they always knew that Allah decrees something due to the good that it brings. This good was either in the immediate or in the distant future, whether they perceived it or not. … Read More Do You Believe there is Good in Every Situation?
Vulnerability is scary, but never weakness.
Vulnerability is the strength that allows us to be real with ourselves and others. It raises us from the pit of disingenuity towards an authentic higher ground.
In vulnerability, we are truly seen. … Read More Dare to be Vulnerable
All praises are for the Almighty Allah Azwajal. He alone is the Creator, Master of the vast universe and every minute atom in it. We seek His assistance in all matters of this world and the hereafter. We seek refuge with His help from the evil of our souls and the vices of our deeds. We bear witness that there is no deity worthy of worship except Him and that Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) is His humble servant and messenger.… Read More What the Prophet Used to Fight Islamophobia
Let’s recap what happened earlier this year – On January 21st, 2017 the world witnessed what an ambitious, compassionate, powerful, and tenacious woman will do.
A day after the presidential inauguration, more than half a million women took to the streets of Washington D.C to protest against Trump’s election campaign and political views. Images from the “Women’s March” – as it was rightfully called – were deeply moving and went viral. Women of the world watched each other standing in solidarity… Read More The Women’s March: What Sister Linda’s Efforts Mean for Muslim Women
Just a simple look at Surah al-Asr shows us that main thing that Allah wants us to invest in is ourselves. What really matters is who we are as people and what we make of ourselves. Regardless of the circumstance, Islam wants to make us the best version of ourselves in every aspect of our life.… Read More The Seven Islamic Habits of Highly Productive People