Monthly Archives: October 2016

Muslim Man’s Guide to Tipping

Tipping can get very confusing. How much do you give to what person? It’s definitely a jumble. Whether tipping is an archaic custom that should be abolished is a discussion for another time. As it stands right now though, there are places where tipping is considered standard etiquette and not tipping (or tipping too little) reflects poorly on your character. …

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Ibn Taymiyyah’s Letter from Prison

Ibn Taymiyyah stands as one of the towering intellectual giants of Islamic history. Beyond his academic contributions, however, ibn Taymiyyah was known for his high moral character. The following is an excerpt from Sh. Abul Hasan Ali an-Nadwi’s famous book Rijal al-Fikr wa’l-dawa fi’l Islam (titled Saviours of Islamic Spirit in translation). — The episode of Ibn Taimiyah’s arrest and release revealed …

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Book Review: The Leadership of Muhammad

Overall Rating: 4/5-Good read Once a senior lecturer and adviser at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, John Adair is now one of the world’s foremost experts on leadership and leadership development. In this book, Adair draws on the life of the Prophet ﷺ and demonstrates the many ways the Prophet ﷺ modeled being a good leader. A very concise book, there are 8 …

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How to Host a Guest

If there’s one thing that Muslims are known for around the world, it’s our hospitality. While other aspects of our respective cultures may have begun to wither away, Muslims continue to proudly uphold the legacy of hospitality that’s been passed down to us through the ages. True hospitality is more than just providing a guest with a bed for the night. As …

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15 Aphorisms from ibn ‘Ata’ Allah al-Sakandari

One of the signs of relying on one’s own deeds is the loss of hope when a downfall occurs. Your striving for what has already been guaranteed to you, and your remissness in what is demanded of you are signs of the blurring of your intellect. Actions are lifeless forms, but the presence of an inner reality of sincerity (sirr al-ikhlāṣ) within …

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