Of Sacrifices and Steadfast Submission

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Because of Eid’l Adha, the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, a lot of us have started reviewing the life of Prophet Ibrahim (alayhi salaam [as]/peace be upon him) and that test of faith given to him by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala (swt) [glorified and exalted is He] when he was asked to sacrifice his own son, ….  Read More

Exhaling Our Emotions: Learning from Prophet Jacob (pbuh)

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In a society that’s trained us–knowingly or not–to bottle it all up, expressing how we feel especially during difficult times has become next to impossible. Take a selfie here and there, with a smile for the crowd, that makes everyone think we’re fine–we’re happy! Yet, deep inside we’re not. How many times did we actually ….  Read More

CHOOSING THE MIDDLE PATH: Dealing With Toxic People

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“Boundaries are those distinctions that we make between ourselves and the world, between ourselves and significant others, and between ourselves and different types of situations–that is, different contexts.” – Anné Linden, Boundaries in Human Relationships: How to be Separate and Connected Boundaries are important for our well-being. However, there are people who do not seem ….  Read More

Ways to Support People (And Their Families) Who Test Positive for COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic is putting much strain on people’s mental health. And, as countries launch mass testing, more and more cases will be identified, which is a good thing so necessary actions can be taken. However, given the stigma, the pressure is even more for those who test positive. Here are some reminders based on ….  Read More