Argue or Agree to Disagree

September 15th, 2013 @

How boring would life be if we all had the same thoughts, opinions and perspectives? Luckily, we are all different. No one sees things in exactly the same way as you do, because few, if any, share your experiences, intellectual capabilities and perspective. As a result, you cannot always totally interpret and see things the [...]

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Argument stalemate: agree to disagree

September 15th, 2013 @

 No two people will agree on everything all the time. Even the companions of the Prophet (PBUH) disagreed with him at times. But some people argue for the sake of arguing and it leads absolutely nowhere. It breeds frustration and resentment when each person seeks to convince the other of his/her opinion. In such situations, [...]

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Harness conflict to your advantage

September 15th, 2013 @

Ibn Omar said, the Prophet (PBUH) said to us when he returned from al-Ahzab (the battle of the trench), “let no one perform asr except at Bani Quraydah”. When asr time arrived while they were still on the road, some said, ‘we won’t pray until we get there’. Others said, ‘we should rather pray, that [...]

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Be just in all your dealings…

June 15th, 2011 @

It is related by Mohammed ibn Jafar, a companion of the Prophet (PBUH), that a Christian delegation came to the Prophet (PBUH) and said, “O Abu-l Qasim, send one of your companions with us, one in whom you are well pleased, to judge between us on some questions of property about which we disagree among [...]

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Conflict in the family: Couples perspective

June 15th, 2011 @

Conflict is inevitable. People rarely agree on everything. Even the Prophet (PBUH) had conflict with his wives. However, the frequency and intensity of conflict in a family can vary. In addition, the way the conflict is handled makes the difference between a happy marriage and distressed one. Preventing conflict: Good communication is one of the [...]

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Handling Conflict

June 15th, 2011 @

Conflict always exists. All of us experience it. We disagree with our brothers and sisters at home and we disagree with our managers and peers at work. The only people who probably do not experience conflict are hermits.  The truth is we cannot eliminate conflict. The only thing we can do about it is to [...]

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