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Tech v. Islam: Part I

This article is an introduction to a multi-part series that weighs in on the benefits and repercussions of changes in the tech world for the average practicing Muslims. A person who goes in search of knowledge, he is in the path of Allah, and he remains so until he returns – Tirmidhi Islam gave early Muslims […]

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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 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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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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Finding Quietude in Solitude

“Solitude is the ally of sorrow as well as a companion of spiritual exaltation.” – Khalil Gibran  Salam, As humans we all get immersed in relationships, material things or moments which in reality are all rooted in temporality. Undeniably, both good and bad things all come to an end. I often find myself forgetting that […]

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