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“Even if I Die Trying”

  Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) owned a slave whose work was to earn an income for Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). One night, the slave presented Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) with some food that he had earned. As soon as the food was placed before him, Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) …

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Consumer or Consumed?

Smash burgers, freak shakes and Wagyu steaks… Just 10-15 years ago, these words would have been meaningless to most people. Yet, with the passage of time and progression of social media, there are now few people who are NOT acquainted with these words. Not too long ago, eating takeout food …

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How to Overcome Sadness

Many of us have a black and white understanding of mental health. Sadness is often attributed to weakness in īmān or committing sins; however a person must understand that just as one can be bruised physically, one can also be bruised emotionally. How did the Prophet (sallAllāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) advise …

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Emotional Intelligence

  We probably all know people, either at work or in our personal lives, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we’re in, they always seem to know just what to say – and how to say it – so that we’re not offended or upset. …

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Need for Speed

The worldwide trend is to aim for increase in speed. Is this a good thing? DEVIL SPEED “Calmness and patient deliberation is from Allah and haste is from Satan.” (Tirmizi) Our food is increasingly becoming instant and with that comes attendant health problems. A myriad of sicknesses find their root …

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Islam & Mental Health

What is Mental Health? Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health does not only affect the way we think, feel, and act but also how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is not limited to emotional problems. For instance, if a …

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Meet the SUPERFOODS

As much as I’d like to think of myself as a ‘healthy’ eater, I know the reality of it couldn’t be further from the truth. For the most part, I tend to be conscious of what I put in. I reiterate, for the most part (whilst mentally downing a fresh …

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The Power of Forgiveness

  The act of forgiveness is a strategy to become neutral, to reset the game, to start fresh. Forgiveness is a decision, an intention to get out of guilt, to clear all the debt and baggage that keeps us stuck in self-destructive patterns. Forgiveness does not mean that you condone …

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