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Your Life is a Battle: Here are 7 Ways to Win

Every morning when you wake up, a battle begins.

It’s a battle between forces that want you to become the best version of yourself and others that want to drag you down to become the worst version of yourself.

These forces (some are internal, others are external) are always at war with each other...




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How Writing Down on Paper Can Help You De-stress, Regain Clarity and Be More Productive

When she slowed down and heaved a huge sigh from her chest, I knew it was time for my question.

“Have you written anything down?”

At that, she chuckled and grasped her head, and I knew my assumption was right, long before she uttered a hushed, “No,” and the list of reasons why she hadn’t, the main one being lack of time...



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Barakah Culture vs. Hustle Culture: How to Win More Days Without Losing Your Soul

I explain below eleven ways that a culture rooted in Barakah is much more rewarding and sustainable than the soul-destroying hustle culture, and I suggest thought experiments for individuals and teams to practice implementing Barakah culture in a way that leads them to real success in this life and the next.




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Do You Find it Difficult to Make a Decision? Here Are 7 Powerful Secrets about Ultimate Decision Making

Honestly, there’s no definitive guideline called ‘How To Make The Perfect Decision’.

People are different and that’s just how it is.

Some are logical; they’ll follow textbook advice, writing down pros and cons, trying to calculate the percentages of unforeseen risks before making the final decision.

Some are illogical; they’ll act without thinking or think without acting and then say everything happens for a reason (even if the reason is they make horrible decisions)

I can go on and on, and that’s why a ‘step-by-step’ method would never work for everyone. Instead, I’d rather focus on the common threads that apply to all types of people.

1. Realize The Difference Between Reactions and Decisions

My best friend always says: ‘Never make a decision on an extreme feeling’.

The process of making big choices is stressful enough; so don’t let your emotions fog your vision. Practice the pause and take all the time you need.

2. Choices Through Elimination

You probably unconsciously do this one all the time. In multiple-choice questions, you’ll pick one answer coz the others don’t look quite right. You’ll settle for this appointment timing coz all the others don’t fit your schedule.

When faced with a number of options, narrow them down to the ‘Top Three’ that make the most sense to you. It’s good to be realistic, but it’s even better to be creative, so try to at least pick one ‘sane’ option you’ve never tried before. (Okay fine, you can do the textbook pros and cons too here if you really want to)...



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9 Steps to Cultivating Strong Teams

When an organization invests in its members, members feel valued and learn new skills to contribute to the organization.

How to Cultivate a Lively Team Spirit

  1. See yourself in your team as an ant. Teams often suffer from the lion phenomenon. One behaves on the team like a lion – all talk but little action. Instead of being a lion, learn from the ant – whose survival depends on work and cooperation.
  2. Watch out for personal bias. Often, we find that our inner preconceived notion of our team member stands in the way of improving our relationship and cooperation...


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Are you living the best version of yourself: Spiritually, Physically, & Socially?


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The Daily Routine of The Most Influential Man in History

Reflections on the Prophetic Morning Routine:

Think about these first few steps? How do they compare with our first actions when we wake up?

  • He wakes up at dawn (i.e., before sunrise) for the morning prayers. And every successful person will tell you that the secret to productivity and success is to wake up early. In fact, one of Prophet Muhammad’s famous saying is “The early hours are blessed for my nation” [Tirmidhi] meaning there are blessing and goodness in these early hours.
  • He’s mindful & present during these first few moments of waking up, conscious of his first few actions by cleansing his mouth, expressing gratitude to God, intently listening to the call to prayer. Compare this with our addiction to checking our phones as soon as we wake up and the impact it has on our focus and mindset.
  • He begins his day with gratitude, recognizing what a gift it is to be alive for another day and reminding himself (and us) that there’s life after death which gives him drive and purpose to live the best version of himself that day.
  • He’s present in every step (entering the mosque with his right foot, leave with his left, entering his home with his right) and blesses every transitions with a supplication or prayer (there are numerous recorded supplications of the Prophet for practically every transition/action a person might go through in a day, from supplications to entering/ leaving home, to supplications for putting on clothes/taking off clothes, to even supplications before entering/leaving the bathroom). These supplications serve the purpose of keeping someone spiritually conscious and aware throughout his/her daily activities.
  • His first primary “task” is the morning prayers and staying focused on remembering his purpose of life. What is our first major “task”? Responding to emails? Rushing to get kids to school because we woke up late?
  • He nurtured his relationships before sunrise, asking about his family/companions, engaging with them in meaningful conversations (and not act too busy to be involved in their lives).
  • He was easy going – if there’s food, he’d have breakfast. If there’s no food, he will fast. Compare this with the obsession most of us have for our morning cup of coffee or some particular breakfast item that “we can’t start our day without!”


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Sincere Repentance – A Sure Path to Forgiveness

We all make mistakes in our lives and we all commit sins.

We are all human and sometimes tend to lose the path for a while. What do we do when we realise we were wrong?

How do we ensure that our repentance is sincere, consistent and successful?

There are four main steps one must take to repent:

  1. Stop the sin.
  2. Regret deeply and truly for the sin you committed.
  3. Return to Allah  for forgiveness.
  4. Make a strong intention never to return to that same sin again.

There is also a fifth step:

If the sin involved infringing on the rights of other people, then one must return the infringed rights back to the individual to whom they belong...




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