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Your resolutions will fail. Here’s how you can save them.

Every year on the last day of December, I take out a piece of paper (or create a new entry on my blog) and list down all my resolutions. My resolutions differed throughout the years, but one thing that binds them together is this: usually, none of them stuck. Why...

Do I shape the Media, or does the Media shape me?

“Why is the quality of media content today declining?” I asked, genuinely and urgently wanting to know. The man representing the broadcast industry in Malaysia scrunched his forehead, his lips pursed as thoughts ran through his head. Several seconds passed. The hall...

10 Lessons I’ve Learned In 2013

I love new beginnings. Waking up on Mondays, getting a brand new notebook, trying out a new app. I love the idea of crumpling up an unsuccessful attempt at something, throwing it in the bin, and just having another chance to try again with all the wisdom gained only...

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf at the RIS Retreat

(Taken from Zaytuna College’s Facebook account) Commentary: We should really stop and look at the nature of the self. We are on a journey to Allah. As we move in life, we are moving to the end of the journey, the meeting with Allah Almighty. The end is coming...

The Best Cure for Darkness: Light

According to Bukhari and Muslim: The Prophet ﷺ said that Allah has angels roaming the roads to find the gatherings of dhikr. When they find a group of people reciting dhikr, they call each other and encompass them in layers reaching up to the first heaven. Allah asks...

Revise Better: 10 Remedies for Exam Day Anxiety

The Revise Better Series: Being host of the Tracklist for the Dean’s List show on IIUM.FM for the past semester has taught me a couple of things about what makes certain students excel. Since it’s Revision Week once again for IIUM students, in this series I will share...

Revise Better: 5 Creative Ways to Memorize

The Revise Better Series: Being host of the Tracklist for the Dean’s List show on IIUM.FM for the past semester has taught me a couple of things about what makes certain students excel. Since it’s Revision Week once again for IIUM students, in this series I will share...

Revise Better: 5 Steps to Create A-grade Notes

The Revise Better Series: Being host of the Tracklist for the Dean’s List show on IIUM.FM for the past semester has taught me a couple of things about what makes certain students excel. Since it’s Revision Week once again for IIUM students, in this series I will share...

99% Intentions and Attitudes, 1% Hard Work

Why hard work is not the key to success. (Originally written for my campus paper) If there is one lesson I intend to ingrain in my mind from my many interviews with Dean’s list students, successful entrepreneurs, and communication industry experts, it is that working...

How changing just one thing in your life can change everything

Nothing in life happens by chance. Everything that happens to you, every single incident, every single moment, every single word or look someone gives to you, it all happens for one single purpose – to remind you of Allah SWT. And in the reminders are lessons...

Accepting Qodr

One letter, sent daily, for 40 days.
A Quote to keep, an Observation to make, a Du'a to read, a thought to Ruminate. QODR. Begins 8 April 2020.
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