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Bullying

  Bullying is a disease that affects people worldwide. This video is amazing and I hope you watch and share it. It is truly inspiring and honest. How many kids go to school with a smile returning home with frowns, tears, or marks from being hit at school? No kid deserves this! Parents need to be aware of what is happening at their childrens school. Keeping communication open with your children is the only way to know what is going on […]

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Teacher’s

Before I get to the post, I want to apologise for not posting regularly lately. I have been quite busy, with a little bundle of joy on the way and having a gazillion things to do, okay that one is exaggerated a bit 🙂 So without further ramblings, lets get to todays post on what makes a great teacher. ———————————————————————————————————————— Do you have that one teacher from high school who left a life long impression on you? That one person who inspired you, […]

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Suicide & Depression

  Are you feeling down or suffering from depression? Have you ever thought about suicide? Experts say 1 in 6 people think of suicide. Do you know that suicide is now the 8th leading cause of death in the US? Someone commits suicide every 15 minutes in the US. I believe almost everyone can relate to this in some way or another. I’m sure most of us have known someone who has suffered from depression, commited suicide or has thought about or […]

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Steve Jobs: Life Lessons

  Steve Jobs needs no introduction. He was a visionary leader who changed the world and our everyday lives through technology. When I read that he had passed away, I felt genuinely sad, just as I believe most people had felt. We had lost a legend and the world had lost someone truly remarkable. In his Stanford University speech, I believe he truly summed up all of  life’s lessons in 15 minutes. Now how many people can do that? He touched base […]

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Poverty

Poverty knows no race, no language and is not isolated to one country alone. It is in the most remote of villages and even in the most developed of cities worldwide. Poverty can be barely meeting ends meet, being up to your ear’s in debt and not being able to pay the bills, and it can also be the extreme of not having the basic necessities of life, when I say basic I mean it; food, clean water or safe […]

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Somalia: Lost Faces

  I cannot express in words how horrifying and difficult it must be for the people of Somalia while they endure this famine. Today I am fasting, and I am really thirsty right now. Imagine how they feel. People are walking to neighbouring countries in search of food and water, sometimes never meeting their destination. They are in dire need of our help. We often times feel helpless in these situations. We think to ourselves there is nothing I can […]

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Converts

Many people convert to Islam as a belief, but do not put it into practice. Why you may ask? Because most do not have good Muslims around them, to guide them through this difficult transition. Changing your whole way of life is not easy! It’s even more difficult when they are still living at home, or have family opposing them. Luckily for me, alhumdulillah, I had a great group of people around me to help me. Truly, without them, I do not think […]

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Dealing with Change

We all have to deal with change. Change is inevitable and is a natural part of life. It can be growing older, moving to a new home (city or country), being diagnosed with cancer, staying up-to-date with technological advancements, death in the family, birth of a child, marriage, divorce, starting a new job, being laid-off or even fired. Change comes both big and small, easy and hard, expected and unexpected! Most of us are uncomfortable with what we don’t know or […]

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Under the Veil

People often do not see the person under the veil, all they can see is the cloth that covers you. Ever since veiling since my conversion to Islam I have noticed the difference in the way people deal with me. People assume that I am what many people call a “foreigner” or “FOB” (Fresh Off the Boat). When I speak many people say, “Your English is very good, you have no accent at all.” Ah well of course I don’t, I am […]

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Perfection

  We are constantly bombarded with images from the media to tell us what is beautiful, what is popular, what to buy, and it shapes how we see ourselves and our surroundings. You might think to yourself when looking in the mirror, only if my nose was a little smaller, only if my jaw line was more defined, only if I could have a better shaped mid-section, only if my behind was more like Kim Kardashian, then I would look good. If you let it […]

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