Day: April 14, 2018

Some Do’s and Don’t’s of Effective Listening

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Hearing is defined as “the act of perceiving sound“. It is involuntary, you hear car engines roaring, birds chirping, voices of people conversing in the distance. It is mostly unintentional. The hearing is a function. Listening can be defined as “to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear.” …

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Types of Nafs: Id, Ego, and Superego

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Nafs, in Islam, is referred to the soul or the inner self. It is the part of the ruh (soul) which can be controlled by the individual. Unlike the ruh, which is always positive and has no negative sides, the nafs can be both positive and negative. We can also …

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Effective Tips for Counselling

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] So, you want to become a counselor? Did you ever think about how you could become an effective counselor? As you already know, being a counselor is a job that holds great responsibility, where you basically explore others’ lives and observe it in their shoes, in order to help them …

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Can You Make the Most Out of Ramadan With Depression?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] As the blessed month of Ramadan approaches, many Muslim communities across the globe are buzzing with excitement on social media. Ramadan is a month filled with blessings; it is a great opportunity for Muslims to seek forgiveness, to earn plenty of rewards and to change themselves for the better. There …

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Building Self-Confidence

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Self-confidence is all about believing in yourself, which comes as a result of self-acceptance. Hence, self-acceptance is the first step in building self-confidence. When you peacefully and full-heartedly accept yourself with all imperfections, then self-confidence begins to build. When we talk about self-acceptance as the first step in building self-confidence, …

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Be the Best Provision

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Marriage is a beautiful Sunnah that beautifies and gives meaning to a relationship. It’s a relationship that is always in need of the blessings of Allah SWT. Our beautiful religion also guides on how to mold our character in order to sow the seeds of love and blessings in the …

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How to Choose the Right Spouse?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] “And of His signs is that He created you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them, and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Q30:21) The religion of Islam attaches great importance to marriage and marital …

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Let’s Talk About Empathy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] One sunny afternoon, my 6-year-old son came home to school and started to tell me about a “dot-man”. After inquiring, I found out that his teacher had named a boy in his class as such since he would just put a dot on his worksheets. Unfortunately, this is just one …

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Love Yourself

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Take a look at yourself. Look into the mirror. What do you see? What do you see on the outside? By the word ‘outside’, I do not mean your physical looks. Not your skin color or the shape of your eyes. Certainly, Allah has created man in the best form, …

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Am I Pretty?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Hitam manis. (adj.) literally translated as ‘sweet black’, an adjective which refers to a dark-skinned person who has a sweet or attractive look. In Indonesia, if we have a dark skin and happen to have an attractive face, we’ll be given ‘hitam manis’ title, which elevates us aesthetically from a …

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