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Stop Reminding Me About Haram Stuff

Reminders can be a good or bad thing. Lately, I’ve found it really annoying when people remind me about other Muslims sins. Not only does it make me think of others in a different light but worse of all the sin itself. I’ve fallen victim to the trend, where suddenly you get sucked into a backbiting […]

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Fear the Beard

Fear the Beard?

Salam, Okay don’t fear the beard. I just titled the post that to grab your attention. Let’s get away from doing takfir and say any man who doesn’t have a fear isn’t a practicing Muslim. I remember at Brooklyn college, a bunch of brothers would get together daily to pray Salat. As usual, there was […]

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Building your personal brand

Building Your Personal Brand Without Losing Your Soul

“Be sincere in your aim and you will find the help of Allah (swt) surrounding you” – Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken”. – Oscar Wilde, Author and Playwright As the world becomes more flat, digital media evolves and new disruptive ideas spread, the demand for individuals in particular areas of […]

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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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When Guidance Supersedes Passing Judgement

“Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.” – Abu Bakr It’s very easy to pass judgement upon others when we see they’re outwardly committing sins. What’s disturbing however, is the fact that each of us at some point and currently are struggling […]

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