5 Leadership Mistakes that Parents Should Try to Avoid

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ I was relatively new to the parenting world until, well, my children started growing up. In particular, when my oldest started acting mature and ladylike almost overnight. The awaited and cherished transition of your child from a baby to someone who can actually have a proper conversation with you, happens so … Continue reading 5 Leadership Mistakes that Parents Should Try to Avoid

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The Keys of Provision

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Who doesn't want an easy, happy, smooth life devoid of tragedies, calamities, grief and trials? Which one of us would refuse to receive more blessings and provision? I doubt if anyone would. However, there are few among us who truly understand the subtleties and nuances of the realities of the life … Continue reading The Keys of Provision

A Heart in Turmoil: My Conversation With Myself

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ I am sitting in front of my iMac, blinking and staring blankly at the screen, my fingers poised atop the keyboard. Do it. Just write. Anything. It will be cathartic, insha'Allah. Yes, but I cannot write 'anything'. If I were to write down and publish all of my thoughts here, on … Continue reading A Heart in Turmoil: My Conversation With Myself

Surah Al-Kahf: The Two Conversing Companions and the Trial of Affluence

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Reading, reflecting upon, and reciting Surah Al-Kahf every Friday has been an enlightening and exceptionally rewarding experience over the years. This surah is packed with lessons, and what's interesting is how the main source of these lessons, for me, has been the four narratives or stories narrated in it. We all … Continue reading Surah Al-Kahf: The Two Conversing Companions and the Trial of Affluence

Money Matters: Musing About Mindsets, Spending Habits and Extravagance

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Earlier this year, I had the chance of visiting the annual Mausummery Lawn Exhibition that is held in the city during spring. For those who do not know what a "lawn exhibition" is: it is a public, widely marketed event in which light, printed, unstitched cloth or fabric that is used for making … Continue reading Money Matters: Musing About Mindsets, Spending Habits and Extravagance

Wedding Extravagance: Much Ado About a Superficial “Do”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم She is engaged and due to be married soon. She spends most of her waking hours daydreaming, perusing fashion magazines, shopping, or imagining what married life would be like. She finds herself ushered more often into the kitchen, and her parents treat her like a princess. The primary thoughts occupying everyone's … Continue reading Wedding Extravagance: Much Ado About a Superficial “Do”