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Defeating Greed; Six feet of Land

Defeating Greed... Just Six Feet of Land

In high school we studied a novel on defeating greed by Tolstoy called “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” According to the peasant Pahom “Our only trouble is that we haven’t land enough. If I had plenty of land, I shouldn’t fear the Devil himself”. Having overheard Pahom’s remarks, the novel continues, the devil …

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 and a Shopaholic?

Muslim and a Shopaholic?

Consumerism is spreading like a plague in today’s culture. People are transformed into tireless shopping machines whose lifestyles are centered on malls, sales, and new offers. In the words of Tyler Durden, from Fight Club, the movie: “We’re consumers.We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns …

foreign misconceptions

What Foreign Muslims Get Wrong About Americans

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. It is good that you have chosen to examine your beliefs and of course we are not offended. Here’s a great response to your question from, written by Ask About Islam counselor, Theresa Corbin. As an American and a Muslim, I am trying …

world of Prada

You Are What You Wear: It’s a World of Prada

Experts have defined materialism as ‘a system of value that is preoccupied with possessions and the social image they project’. It is a culture which is self-destructive and socially contagious.

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