Be of Service

July 22nd, 2011 @

If you were abused as a child; you were forced to immigrate to another country which has a different belief from yours. In the new country, they unjustly accused you of rape. Because of this you were unjustly imprisoned and spent several years in prison. Years later, you came to know that a calamity is [...]

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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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Jihad – The Greater Struggle

May 11th, 2011 @

Jihad is an Arabic word which can be broadly defined as making an effort or struggle to get things done. This word is the subject of widely conflicting views, both from within and outside the Muslim community. The meaning of Jihad has been hijacked by certain groups (Muslim and non-Muslim) and given exclusively a military connotation [...]

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Attitude Makes a Difference

March 17th, 2011 @

Who are more likely to succeed? Those who always add value and get things done or those who are busy looking for excuses and blaming others for their situation? Who has a greater chance of having better and stronger relationships? Those who look into the mirror and work on improving themselves or those who judge [...]

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Leading with humility

February 17th, 2011 @

Humility is one of the most important leadership virtues. Developing an attitude of humility is very critical if we want to succeed in this life and the next. The Prophet (PBUH) defined arrogance, which is the opposite of humility, as “…disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people.” (Muslim). Humility can be, therefore, [...]

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Change from the inside out

January 17th, 2011 @

Have you ever tried to change anyone? What was the result? Most probably you were frustrated. Our Creator gave us some examples of prophets who could not even change their immediate family members: the case of the prophet Nuh (AS) with his son, Ibrahim (AS) with his father, Lut (AS) with his wife and Mohammed [...]

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Effective Communication

December 15th, 2010 @

When Allah commanded Musa (PBUH) to go to Pharaoh to communicate to him the mission, Musa (PBUH) acknowledged that his communication skills were not effective enough. He asked The Almighty to help him improve his speaking skills so that his message could be understood.  He also requested the support of his brother, Harun (PBUH), who [...]

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Developing Critical Loyalty

November 15th, 2010 @

Loyalty can be defined as making long-term commitments to a cause, society, organization and ideas. Loyalty is implicit in all relationships and a key ingredient to success. Nothing can be achieved or function without it.  Loyalty can even be found and valued in gangs and criminal groups. So loyalty can be misplaced. The question is: [...]

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Developing an Attitude of Sacrifice

October 15th, 2010 @

According to the Oxford Online Dictionary, sacrifice is an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy. The things important to us are therefore determined not by what we say they are but by what we are willing to sacrifice for them. To have anything of value [...]

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Forgiveness Is the Crown of Greatness

September 15th, 2010 @

“To ‘forgive and forget’ is among the best deeds of a great person.”  Ali Ibn Abi Talib. Forgiveness is connected to three names of Allah: Al ghaffar (The Forgiving), Al Ghafur (The Forgiver) and Al Afuw  (The Pardoner).  Allah has also commanded us to forgive. Forgiveness is therefore an act of worship and outer sign [...]

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