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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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Innocence and Intervention [Part 2]: The Etiquette’s of Not Minding Your Own Beeswax

Bismillah, Assalaam’alaikum We last left off at watching a sister handle some junior high school kids on the train. How did she take care of it, and how should you do the same in case you ever become a witness to bullying? Well, when it comes to etiquettes, first and foremost, always keep in mind […]

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Innocence and Intervention [Part 1]: Should You Mind Your Own Beeswax?

Bismillah, as salaam ‘alaikum! So I commute a lot. Every once in awhile I witness the loud manifestations of young adults in junior high or high school on the train. Sometimes, I laugh in my head at the things I hear. Other times, I just shake my head and wonder what this world is coming […]

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Dear Diary: Reflection and Growth

You know you’re headed in the right direction when you read or hear something beneficial from someone else, then you take the gems you learned and try to apply them to your life. But what if you could have that effect on yourself? Your future self? As Muslims, we know that it is important for […]

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Finding Motivation in Trust

Assalamualaikum, It’s that time of the year again! Finals are just around the corner and you probably have to deal with a lot more than just studying and writing papers. You may have to prepare for an an emotional roller coaster if things get rough. But remember Allah through it all and you will succeed, […]

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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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