Author: Jane Marie Dimacisil-Samur

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