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Ignorance is Iblis?

Salam, The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn’t exist – Baudelaire, Charles. Okay don’t take the title of this post literally, I just used that to get your attention. It’s just word play with the quote “ignorance is bliss”. Anyway, Ramadan is over and if there’s one thing you […]

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Dawah: Getting it Right When We’re Ready to Invite

Salam Yo, The other day I was talking with one of my managers at work and we ended up discussing religion. He’s very philosophical, so he’ll say things like “there are many different ways to get to the top of the mountain”. I don’t climb mountains, I’m scared of heights. Definitely some Buddhist influence there. […]

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When Blind Loyalty Leaves Us Blind

Salam, The other day I was with one of my friends and he got into a heated confrontation at a shop. His face looked liked he was turning into the hulk. If he didn’t walk away, he was surely going to duke it out. As someone observing and hearing the back and fourth verbal exchange, […]

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The Real Halal Hustle

“The last of it is musk. So for this let the competitors compete.” – Qu’ran 83:26 In the streets, they “Hustle + Muscle = Success”. Often times, it’s lines like this entrepreneurs can relate to when starting out any venture. Taking an idea and growing it to become a reality isn’t easy. It’s a constant […]

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Real Leaders Lead By Example

“O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do?” – Qu’ran, 61:2 We hear it often, people say “success breathes success”. Whether it be in the context of a business, organization, or a captain of a team. Without true leaders, success doesn’t permeate. One thing that has constantly amazed me […]

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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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