These are two main factors that shape the development of our personalities. The first is our nafs – our genetic characteristics. We were all created with our unique inborn characteristics, impulses, strengths and weaknesses. These natural desires determine our likes, dislikes, a large part of our disposition and our inbuilt strengths and weaknesses. These genetic… Continue reading Nature ~ Nurture
Death is a humbling reminder of our own vulnerability, fragility and mortality. If there is any other lesson to consider, whenever we witness death we should also wonder who will be next. Could it be us? Muslims are encouraged to recite Surah Ya-seen on the eve of every Friday as a means of commemorating our… Continue reading Death
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: Amazing is the affair of the believer, verily all of his affair is good and this is not for anybody except the believer. If something good befalls him he is grateful and that is good for him. If something harmful befalls him, he is patient and that… Continue reading The Win-Win
Patience. To me is the key in everything that I do. Since I woke up in the morning, when I left home and everything in between untill I am back home. If I encounter a situation that makes me lose my temper, I ask/tell myself 'in situation like this how would our Prophet(PBUH) would have… Continue reading Patience
What do you hope to achieve when living life as a pretender? Scoring well in examinations? Landing a good job? Making a man or a woman happy? To be popular? Entering into a fantasy relationship where you are living in a dreamland, the never ending story? Can you be who you truly are if you… Continue reading Lost Heart, Mind and Soul?
Allah is the ultimate Creator and He creates whatever He wishes. Amongst His creations are angels, jinn and human beings, each one of these endowed with different qualities. Angels are created from light (although they are not light). They are the perfect slaves of Allah with the attribute of constant worship. They do not have… Continue reading Good VS Evil
"The biggest obstacle or hurdle that we face in life is often ourselves. Our excuses, laziness, pettiness, jealousies, insecurities, fears, and doubts are all self-made roadblocks that prevent us from reaching the greatness that we are all capable of reaching."
"The greatest trails that you will ever blaze are the ones that you walk on your own. Refuse to choose the path that others have traveled, force yourself to find your own way and always seek higher ground. Your destiny can never be fulfilled following others."
Allah has also warned us against behaviour that He does not love. Naturally we should strive to avoid having these types of behaviour and characteristics. Transgression and aggression against each other. Physical aggression is an obvious example, but aggressive behaviour can also be characterised by verbal, financial and emotional aggression, intimidation and all other forms… Continue reading Traits that Almighty does not love.