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Tips to Develop Ithar (Selflessness)

Stories and Tips to Develop Ithar (Selflessness)

Itahr, or selflessness, is one of the noble qualities emphasized in Islam. One who is selfless places concern for others above concern for himself. The selfless person is generous with his time and freely lends aid and support to others. The opposite of selflessness is selfishness, which involves being concerned with one’s own well-being without regard for the …

5 Tips That Helped Me Connect with Allah in Prayer

5 Tips That Helped Me Connect with Allah in Prayer

We should find a quiet, clean, safe place away from all distractions to perform the prayer. Once you’ve done that, then you need to clean your heart and your mind and remember who you are going to pray to- Allah. When you put that in your mind…

How to Boost My Son's Self Confidence?

In this counseling answer: “You can help him develop his confidence by understanding who he is, what he feels and respecting that person who he is, and who he hopes to be.  Help him to understand his strengths and weaknesses and to know that to fail in a task (as we all do) is a …

5 Tips to Deal with Consumerism

5 Tips to Deal with Consumerism

In the previous part, we talked about Islam’s stance on consumerism. The article explained the general guidelines and the Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to spending money. The problem is: it is not enough to educate the reader about the “what” (i.e. whether something is desirable Islamically or not), we need to always provide …

Muslim Youth - Get Strong If You’ve to Be Different

Muslim Youth: Get Strong If You’ve to Be Different

As Muslims living in the modern world we have to interact. Today is not a time for isolation. The world needs good people to step up and make a stand, have a voice and be a power of good, and as individuals our faith increases when we live Islam, not just talk about it. This …

Tips from the Prophet's Life to Conquer Laziness

Tips from the Prophet's Life to Conquer Laziness

Laziness is a disease of the heart which can paralyze the potential of a person. In the modern era of fast-food, high-speed internet, 4G data on our phones, it’s difficult to live an active lifestyle and beat procrastination. What are some tips from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) on …

Emotionally intelligent

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know

What Is Emotional Intelligence? According to Psychology today, emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: emotional awareness; the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; and the ability to manage …

7 Productive Steps to Balance Your Study Schedule

7 Productive Steps to Balance Your Study Schedule

If you live in an Islamic country, your morning likely begins with the call for Fajr prayer. After the Fajr, it is time to start your day in preparation for classes at university. The classes are held till mid-day (Zuhr time), or even till late evening (Maghrib time). Add to that the traffic congestion (in …

marriage

How to Make Marriage Decision?

As a practicing psychologist, I was once consulted by a brother in Turkey in need of immediate relationship advice. In summary, the brother’s “emergency” was that he had met a nice religious girl from a good family but was not attracted to her at all. He was under pressure from both his and her family …

5 Good Deeds for a Charitable Eid

Eid Al-Adha is a golden opportunity to bring joy to many of those who are deprived of it. It’s not about sharing meat, but about drawing a smile on the faces that aspire to happiness.



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