I’ve been in North America for about 6 months now. Before that, I lived in a totally Muslim country – hijabis everywhere, sharia law, the works. I’d been to the US many times before and am completely familiar with Western culture, but that said, here are a few things I noticed during my time in…
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]he seems to be the woman of the year. An entire day has been named after her. She’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. After having survived from gunshots fired by the Taliban, she’s seemingly become the spokeswoman for girls’ education in underdeveloped societies. Only 16 years old, her name is Malala Yousafzai. However,…
This article is a continuation of the first part. You can read part I here. With those factors in mind, here are three ways that we can begin developing and generating ideas. 1. Discuss Ideas The first step is simple, but very often, difficult to do: discuss ideas. Discuss ideas with people, and we’ll begin…
I had always imagined that great business ideas would come spontaneously. If this was the case, learning to become a better innovator would be simpler. Yet, ideas are not arbitrary and often require a lot of work. This article discusses three barriers to idea development and how to avert them.
Egyptians are divided between viewing this as a military coup or as a revolution facilitated and protected by the armed forces. For the opposition groups that demanded a suspension of President Morsi from his duties, the main goal is to remove the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt. They believe that the military will not try to gain power, and they are confident that should that arise, they will be able to go back to the streets.
For a while, I had a hard time understanding what the difference was between self-confidence and arrogance. I was always worried about going from low self-confidence to high, and then going too far and end up being arrogant.
Inspiration for this blog entry comes from two sources: the movie Good Will Hunting and college acceptance season. Both are examples for us to reflect on the opportunities we have and capitalize on them.
Stories of successful, talented young entrepreneurs are all over the web. Many of us have looked at these entrepreneurs and thought to ourselves, “I could have done the same thing.” How do they do it?
Khurram Murad has written a great book entitled In the Early Hours (a highly recommended read) in which he discusses the remembrance of God. He shares four points to help us remember God.
This installment of Real Talk will present examples to show why Muslims need to work as a team in today’s world. The concepts of embracing unity, accepting your role, sharing common interests, and serving as ambassadors of our religion will be mentioned.