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Overcommitted; don’t end up there.

Reminder: say NO more often that you’d like.

Saying yes to various projects might feel exciting at first, but you need to keep in mind the time commitment, and the emotional and mental investment it will require.

Time is our most prized resource, no matter who you are, and it’s fleeting and finite. Nobody wants to spend time doing something they’re really not that into. And even if you are genuinely interested in everything you’re taking on, you need to realize that you’re not doing anyone a favor by spreading yourself so thin. Nobody has superpowers to grant them more hours in a day, so be mindful of what your schedule can handle. Continue reading

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7 Red Flags to Avoid in Guys | The Halal Marriage

I almost married a psycho. 

This guy genuinely fit the bill when it came to narcissism. Not only that, but he also had some really weird mix of backwards minded religious views mixed in, making it even worse.

When we argued; it wasn’t the argument, it was my opinion that had to be changed and he only wanted to push his agenda. This was his idea of solving a problem and “compromising”. Continue reading

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Read this Ramadan book to your little kids!

Growing up, I don’t have a single memory of my parents reading me a story about ramadan, or salat, or anything even remotely related to my religion. There were simply no books for something like that. I didn’t grow up in an Arab country- whatever arabic media about this topic that existed for children was beyond me. Continue reading

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Reminder: be grateful for a Moment

Sit down, put the phone aside (or actually hold that thought until you’ve reached the end of this post) and just breathe.

I want you to truly reflect and feel grateful for what you have and where you are in life.

People. Think about the people in your life that really light up your day, or who bothered to check in on you today, or who you have plans with today. Or it could even be someone you may no longer be in contact with, but share a great memory with. If you allow old memories to make you feel bitter and angry and embarrassed; why not let Continue reading

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How do you “plan” your Faith?

Do you plan your life around your faith? Or do you plan faith around your life?

Is your salat (daily meditation) done in a last minute frenzy of rak’a (prostration) after rak’a? Or is it a time of khushoo (sincerity & focus) to meditate and recite the words of Allah (swt)?

In the university I attend, we have a Continue reading

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6 Movies I recently Watched and Liked

I’ve probably seen twice as many movies this year, than I have in my entire life. Some of these movies are new releases, some are old (but gold) movies that I’ve finally found the time to watch. Either way, hope these brief personal reviews give you a better idea of whether you should invest your time to watch them or not 😉

  1. Miss Bala (Recently Released)

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So, I’m going to be honest. I don’t like action-type movies, and I usually tend to stay away from them, but my girl Gina Rodriguez was in this one so I had to watch it. Continue reading

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A reminder to let things be.

It bothers me how slow life progresses.

Want to build a stable and successful business? Check back in 3-5 years. 

Want to get a degree? Check back in 3-5 years!

Want to to slip and get a concussion and break your leg permanently for the rest of your life? 10 seconds. 

Like why. That’s just frustrating. It feels like Continue reading

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