Never Lose Hope

April 16th, 2013 @

One night his children came to him weeping and claiming that a wolf killed their younger brother. To prove their claim, they showed him his beloved son’s bloodstained shirt. Not only did he just lose a son, but also deep down he did not believe his children’s story and suspected that they played an active [...]

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The 7 Barriers to Constructive Feedback

February 15th, 2013 @

When do children normally attract your attention? Most probably, when they do something wrong. You may yell at them, give them an angry look or some kind of penalty, but when they do something right what kind of feedback do they usually get from you? Most often, nothing. We can see this kind of behavior [...]

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Contentment is a choice

January 15th, 2013 @

Ameen was at the bottom of the organizational hierarchy, receiving the lowest salary. Since meeting him a few years ago, I have never heard him complain. He always greets everyone with a smile. After suffering from chronic back pain, he had to undergo surgery. Someone else in his position would have exploited the situation to [...]

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What do you want to do with your life?

December 17th, 2012 @

With two jobs and a mortgage on a big house, he was struggling to make ends meet. His economic worries overwhelmed and consumed all of his time and thoughts to the point that he hardly had any time for other activities. This is what Salem, a man in his fifties confessed in one of the [...]

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The Basic Laws of Healthy Relationships

November 19th, 2012 @

During your childhood, you learned by observation that whatever goes up must come down. So when you threw a ball in the air, you expected it to fall back. You might not have known about Newton’s law at that time, but you believed in the law of gravity.  You knew that gravity is always operating [...]

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Empowerment begins when victimhood ends

October 20th, 2012 @

For a seed to flourish and bear fruit, the farmer must plant it in fertile ground, water it, and make sure it gets enough sunshine. Naturally, the plant’s life is within the seed, not in the farmer’s hands, but what would happen to the seed if the farmer kept it and did nothing with it? [...]

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Move through Your Fears

September 15th, 2012 @

A young girl was screaming and terrified, so her father rushed into her room. “What is the matter?” He exclaimed. She was in shock and pointing to the corner. He quickly checked but found nothing. “Don`t you see that mouse over there?” The daughter replied in a trembling voice. He smiled at her and said, [...]

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Exercise Self-control or Lose Control

August 16th, 2012 @

Do you find yourself fuming when someone cuts you off in traffic?  Do you feel frustrated when people don’t agree with your point of view? Do you find yourself getting into frequent arguments? Do you yell or raise your voice when you are angry? Are you easily influenced by what other people say about you? If [...]

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Commitment precedes achievement

July 17th, 2012 @

Look around you and you will find people who are interested in starting or working on many projects, but commit to none; volunteers who are interested in many causes, but commit to none; students who are interested in studying various subjects, but commit to none; people who are interested in various sports, but commit to [...]

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The Weapon of the Believer

June 15th, 2012 @

When Allah SWT commanded Musa (AS) to secretly leave Egypt with his people, Pharaoh and his army went after them. They reached an impasse; the red sea in front of them and Pharaoh and his army behind them. How could they find a way out of this impasse? If you were trapped in a similar [...]

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