The What, Why and How of Self-Communication

These past few months, I have noticed a pattern in the advertisement section. Barely a day goes by without an advertisement of some form of seminar or workshop on communication skills. The massive amounts of aids, lectures, tips and tricks to effective communication has been evident both online and offline. Having enrolled in the year […]

Golden Rules Of Changing Habits

From the beginning of our day to the end, many of the daily activities that we perform are from habits that we’ve formed over the years. We tend to repeat what works or feels good or brings the most effective results. One paper published by a Duke University researcher in 2006 found that 40 percent […]

4 Ways to Deal with Mean People

What comes into your mind when you hear the words ‘mean person’? For some, the memories of the mean kids who used to bully them at school will resurface. Or maybe, the recent memories of the mean comments that can easily be found on some famous people’s social media comes to your mind. Well, mean […]

The Ideal Personality To Enhance Productivity & Mental Health

We’ve all had those days where we get a burst of energy. We are motivated to become a better person, a better Muslim and a better student or employee. This positive energy makes us feel hopeful for success in Dunya and Aakhirah. But then, the question arises of how? How do I become a better […]

Salah for your Mental Health

Salah. It is the second pillar of Islam and the most important pillar after Shahadah, which is the declaration of faith. It is understood that Salah is an intrinsic condition of being a Muslim. A person who doesn’t pray the five daily prayers is considered a kaafir. It is not, however, a mere act of […]

Slowly but Surely: The Art of Persistence and Productivity

‘Great things come to those who wait.’ Are you familiar with this phrase? This quote is so popular but not many people know the full version of this phrase. ‘Great things come to those who wait, but only what’s left from those who hustle.’ – Abraham Lincoln That’s right, those who hustle definitely reach the […]

The Underrated Attitude

[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”] Sabeena looks at her paper in shock. A horrendous red ‘F’ glares at her. She had failed. Suddenly, everything around her disappears. All that she could see was her disastrous paper and all that she could feel was her heart wrenching and tears trickling down her cheek. It took a […]

Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety

[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”] Just a few months ago, I read on someone’s Instagram sharing the youngsters’ thoughts on socializing with adult family members. Some youngsters will try their best to avoid any kind of social gatherings with adult family members because of the fear of being judged and misunderstood. They are also afraid […]

Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Islam

[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”] What is Narcissism? A pattern of traits and behaviours which signify infatuation and obsession with one’s self to the exclusion of all others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one’s gratification, dominance and ambition. Narcissism is named after the ancient Greek myth of Narcissus who was a handsome Greek […]

How to Boost Self-Esteem in the Muslim Youth

[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”] Adolescence is already a tumultuous time in life. In addition to this, being a Muslim youth means that you are under constant scrutiny, as well as, prejudice – making it even harder for young people to cope through the phase between childhood and adulthood. One of the most significant challenges […]