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Love Yourself … in Moderation

Love Yourself … in Moderation

True self-love means to choose the right path for our well-being. It means to have the self-respect to shun base and ignoble conduct, no matter what the cost. It means to engage with the “self” as if it were another person whom we have to guide with wisdom.

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A Practical Guide to Guard the Tongue

A Practical Guide to Guard the Tongue

The tongue mirrors the soul. When it speaks the truth, the soul becomes luminous; and when it lies, the soul becomes crooked. The rectitude of a crooked soul is to rectify the tongue. True faith can only be attained with a true soul. A true soul can only be attained with a true tongue. So guard the tongue.

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5 Ways to Remember to Do Things on Time

5 Ways to Remember to Do Things on Time

How in the world are you supposed to keep a promise when you keep forgetting all about it? It creates a lot of guilt, and the more you forget, the more that pile of guilt keeps increasing. But think: Is that guilt doing any good? In fact, it only adds to your stress level, and stress is one of the things that hampers memory.

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My Purpose in Life as a New Muslim

My Purpose in Life as a New Muslim

It would take me years to find out what my purpose in life was. As a small child I can remember playing with my Barbie dolls while contemplating upon why I had lived. As the only member of my family to go to college, I remember sitting in philosophy class pondering upon why I had survived birth...

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Is Frontbiting Less Harmful Than Backbiting?

Is Frontbiting Less Harmful Than Backbiting?

Sometimes we think that, while backbiting is a disgraceful sin, “frontbiting”, i.e. saying things to someone about them to their face that he or she doesn’t like to hear, isn’t so bad. After all, we’re not stabbing them on the back, are we? But is it really better to stab them in the front?

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