Character

The Importance of Shame

One of the turning points of McCarthyism in America was a famous phrase uttered by the chief counsel of the United States army, Joseph Welch, during the Army-McCarthy hearings.  Frustrated with Joseph McCarthy’...

Qasida of Abu Imran Al-Andalusi in defense of Aisha (ra)

When it comes to the tarbiyyah of Muslim men, proper upbringing does not just happen with male role models. Just like growing up without a father figure has strong negative consequences for women, men who grow ...
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How to Take Criticism Like a Man

How to Take Criticism In our 21st century Western culture, children are raised to believe that safeguarding their own feelings is the highest aim of life. Many elementary schools have dispensed with grades b...

Islamic Etiquette of being a Guest

A few months ago, we had an article on how to be a good host. There’s also the flipside to that, however. How can you be a good guest? While Islamically, there is a strong emphasis on being a good host, that do...

A Muslim Man is Punctual

A very shameful trait that has become common in Muslim communities is tardiness. People joke about the concept of "Muslim Standard Time". Despite how ubiquitous this habit is, it's a habit that any Muslim man w...

Saying salaam to Muslim women

One of the things Muslim women complain about is that they see many Muslim men ignore them in person and don’t extend the courtesy of salaam. Unfortunately, sometimes this results in the inaccurate perception t...

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 ...

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 legac...

Lessons for Muslim Men in the example of the bee

A few months ago, I delivered a commencement address at a high school graduation ceremony for Muslim students. I spoke about how the key to success in college—as in life—is to be like the honeybee. Since then, ...