Category Archives: Personal Development

How to Deal with Emotional Challenges and Hardships

This article was originally published with ProductiveMuslim Sometimes we face stubborn challenges that hold us back from our dreams. They keep us ‘stuck’ and slow down our journey to fulfilling our potential, being more productive, and living life with purpose … Continue reading

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Hope in God, then Yourself

In the Quran, God says “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (39:53) … Continue reading

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Four Keys to Overcoming Loss

In the Quran, God tells us “By time, indeed man is in a state of loss. Except those who believe, and do good and enjoin each other on the truth, and enjoin each other to be patient” (Al-Asr) And we … Continue reading

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Overcoming Hardships on the Path to Contentment and Success

(Photo credit: Raghad Ebied) Many of us strive to achieve contentment and success; however, given the nature of the world we live in, we will encounter hardships which will impact our ability to achieve our goals and live the life … Continue reading

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Cultivating Courage for a Better World

In light of all the tragic and heart breaking events happening to people all around the world, of all faiths, I write this knowing that I and many of the people reading this are infinitely blessed, which can therefore cause … Continue reading

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What if?

-By Raghad Ebied What if we replaced hate with love? What if we remembered that everything is seen by God above? What if we replaced war with peace? What if all human suffering would simply cease? What if We cared … Continue reading

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A Whole New Place

–By Raghad Ebied When you first think of a ‘new place’ – you might think of moving to a new home, which involves packing, selling, maybe saying good bye, and then of course unpacking everything you spent months packing.  Essentially, … Continue reading

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Living on Purpose and with Purpose

-By Raghad Ebied Alhamdullilah, as Muslims, we are given the gift of understanding our purpose on earth, which people will spend a lifetime searching for, in the Quran in the following verses: “I have not created mankind and jinn except … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Reality

When any kind of turbulence or tribulation strikes in our lives, we must remember that it does not have to break us or stop us from pursuing our path to Allah (Swt).  In fact, we can by the will of … Continue reading

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Which Wolf will win?

Story from Native American Tradition: An elder Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life.  He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me.  It is a terrible fight between two wolves.  One wolf represents anger, greed, hatred, envy, … Continue reading

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