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 […]

How to Set Goals Effectively

The blessed month of Ramadan is just around the corner and in a matter of a few days, many Muslims all around the globe will be striving to do their best and make the most of this month. Ramadan is an opportunity for every Muslim to earn an abundance of rewards for the reward of […]

How Should We React To Rejection?

We, as human beings are naturally inclined towards being accepted because we are social beings. When we are not accepted or rejected, it damages and hurts us emotionally and lowers our mental health. Rejection of a university application, of a job, a proposal, or aside from all these you may even be struggling with emotional […]

3 Daily Ibadah For Us to Improve #RamadanPreparation

Narrated by `Aisha: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it were little.“ (Sahih Bukhari 6464) It’s getting near to Ramadan alhamdulillah. Ramadan awakens […]

How to Foster Resilience

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” –Joshua J. Marine Resilience is the ability to get back up when life knocks you down, it’s not letting traumatic events and difficult times get the best of you and moving forward. It’s crucial for growth and contentment. Islam has always […]

Being Judgemental

It’s very easy to be judgemental. Too often than not this is a thought people have with regards to others they encounter in their own lives. And this is one fact that as individuals most of us would not acknowledge ourselves. “I don’t judge” is a very defensive statement we come across frequently in our […]

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 […]

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 […]