To Be Grateful…

By Hooriya Ikram Gratitude is a trait that is admired by all religions and philosophies and is also deemed valuable by every individual. The term ‘gratitude’ means to acknowledge the benefit of something that grants value. In a broader sense, it doesn’t only mean to value something at heart or verbally rather it also means... Continue Reading →

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Ramadan Challenge: Gratitude to the One!

By Abdul Rehman Raza The One who is most worthy of our gratitude, more than anyone else, is Allah, our Lord! But why should we be grateful to Him anyway? The basic thing that separates humans from every other living thing is the ability to think and ponder. A rabbit would never sit under a... Continue Reading →

Chapter 13: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Whine for more لَٮِٕن شَڪَرۡتُمۡ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمۡ‌ۖ   This snippet is from one of the most beautiful verses of the Quran on gratitude from surah Ibrahim (v. 7). And I wrote just the Arabic text here for you guys to read it and comprehend it better when I expand on it. In Arabic, there are a lot of... Continue Reading →

Gratitude – An Attitude

For quite some time, I've been noticing a trait that is very common amongst us, irrespective of whether we're religious or not. We all have, more or less, ingratitude! We don't have gratitude. The reason I use the word 'have' and not 'show' is that gratitude is an attitude, it's a whole different paradigm. If you have... Continue Reading →

The Missing Ingredient: Gratitude

By Fareed Ahmad Stephen R. Covey, in his book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, compares the concept of Character Ethics with Professional Ethics.  He stresses that in order to succeed in the long term, a person must focus on enhancing his character ethics, rather than merely his professional ethics. Character ethics cover several... Continue Reading →

Build a Home in Your Hearts for Your Parents!

Just the other day, I was discussing with my undergraduate class how the first verse of Surat al-Fatihah is often translated: “All praise (and gratitude) is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds”. Here the Arabic word Rabb is translated as Lord. You know what the trouble with translation is? Sometimes some of the... Continue Reading →

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