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Practically Implementing Prophetic Optimism

When Ibrahim (as) famously left Hajar (as) with their baby son in the desert, she asked him if Allah commanded him to leave them. He said yes, so she said that she trusted Allah would take care [...]

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The Social Media Rebound Effect (My Answer to the Contrarian Question)

The contrarian question asks, “What important truth do few people agree with you on?” This is my attempt at answering this question. The short answer is that I do not believe social [...]

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Are You Unknowingly Wagging the Dog?

Why does a dog wag its tail? Because a dog is smarter than its tail. If the tail were smarter, the tail would wag the dog. Three days after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with Monica [...]

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Tempted to Spend Thousands on an Online Course? Read This First (I’ve Already Done It)

First, they sell you the dream. Work from anywhere. Break the shackles of the 9-5. Stop making money for the man. Give yourself financial independence while working 4 hours a week. Passive [...]

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I Don’t Watch Ertugrul For The Same Reason I Don’t Watch Game of Thrones

tl;dr – SEASON 1 OF ERTUGRUL HAS 76 EPISODES THAT ARE 45 MINUTES EACH. SEASON ONE. AND SEASON 2 HAS 103 EPISODES!!! I haven’t seen a single episode of Ertugrul or Game of Thrones. [...]

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The Involuntary Manslaughter of Islamic Scholarship

This video covers the following: How has anti-intellectualism affected the Muslim community? Why do we accept someone’s expertise in one discipline (like a mechanic), but we refuse to [...]

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What’s the ROI of a WhatsApp Debate? #FiqhOfSocialMedia

Starting this post gave me a trip down memory lane as far as online Islamic discussions go. There were the late night chats on AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), back and forth debates on Islamic [...]

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The Top 5 Books I Wish I Could Gift Everyone, One of Them Might Even Shock and Amaze You

***I just launched a year long book club for professionals. Check out the details at the end of this post.*** When you spend 8 hours a day sitting at a computer for work, and then another [...]

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Your Time Management Problem is the Opposite of What You Think It Is

The challenge with time management used to be figuring out how to be productive with your time. Traditionally, advice would be simplistic little gotchas like – read a book instead of [...]

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A Leadership Lesson from The 4 Types of Imam/Board Relationships

I’m going to start with the punchline. This post isn’t really about masjids or imams. It’s about leadership, the impact of it, and one of its most essential laws. [...]