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When Consumerism Consumes Us

“Four things in life kill the soul; incessant sinning, arguing with fools, excessive dallying with women, and keeping company with the dead. Who are the dead, command of the faithful? Ali’s companions asked, all those mered in luxury, he answered.”  Salam, One thing I’ve noticed about myself recently is getting caught up in debates about products. […]

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The Art of Giving and Taking Constructive Criticism

Salam, There’s a thin line between deflecting the blame and calling for equal accountability in both professional and personal life. One behavioral pattern I’ve seen evident from working at companies, and among family relations is that not everyone is necessarily open to criticism, including myself. Imam Shafi was once asked “How did you attain such […]

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Not Moderation

Finding Moderation in an Extreme World

Assalamu-Alaikum, The other day I was on the subway and I noticed an advertisement that immediately got me thinking about extremism in society. (Check it out below) While the word “extremism” is usually talked about in the context of violence, we often fail to observe other areas in life where individuals or societies go to […]

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Ramadan Advice By Sheikh Ibn al Jawzi (R)

Assalamu-Alaikum, I came across some inspiring and refreshing advice about the blessed month of Ramadan from Sheikh ibn al Jawzi (May Allah swt be pleased with him) that I wanted to share with all of you. Sheikh ibn Al Jawzi was an Islamic scholar whose family traces their lineage back to that of Abu Bakr (RA). […]

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Attitude for Gratitude

How to Develop An Attitude for Gratitude

Assalamu-Alaikum, “And Allah has extracted you from the wombs of your mothers not knowing a thing, and He made for you hearing and vision and intellect that perhaps you would be grateful.” – Surah Nahl, Ayah 78 Alhumdulilah, recently I hurt my foot and it made me realize how important each body part is. My […]

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Imam Malik Quotes

Quotes from Imam Malik (R)

Assalamu-Alaikum, Alhumdulilah in the early generation of Muslims or better known as the righteous predecessors, many high caliber Islamic scholars were produced. One of these well known scholars which has always amazed me in his thought and character was Malik ibn Anas (R). Lately, I’ve been collecting many of his quotes and I wanted to share […]

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