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Dealing with failure: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part IX

Academically, my lowest point in college was the first semester of Organic Chemistry. Even after being warned about the class by my friends, I was completely unprepared. I failed my first exam. My next test was only marginally better. With the looming threat of an “F” appearing on my transcript, I withdrew from the class and retook it the next …

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To MSA or Not to MSA? The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part X

Before I started college, it seemed everyone had some advice to give me. Much of it was contradictory but one piece of advice remained constant no matter who it came from. “Join the Muslim Students Association in your college. It’ll foster your iman and give you a good group of people to hang around with.” I took that advice to …

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How to Study: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part VIII

The most important and tangible thing you get out of college is your degree, ideally with a high GPA. Some people will find that what worked for them in high school will continue to work for them in college. If so, no need to read the rest of this article. For others, either they didn’t do well in high school …

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Going Beyond the Classroom: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part VII

In college, your life is an empty canvas on which you can paint anything you want. Even if you plan your weekly schedule out properly and are on track to graduate comfortably within four years, you’ll find that you still have more free time than ever before.  This is where people trip up.

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Creating a Calendar: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part VI

In high school, your schedule was mostly made for you. You knew what time to show up to school and what time to leave and everything in between was given to you. If you had extracurriculars, they were scheduled right after school. Then you came home, did a few things, then went to bed. Not so in college. You might …

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Asking for Recommendation Letters

I’m in the process of applying for residency right now and a huge part of the application process is recommendation letters. My least favorite part. Out of all the parts of the application, this is the one that I got most hung up about.

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Mapping Your Journey: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part V

One of the best decisions I made in college was charting out my courses with a 4 year plan. College is a journey and every journey requires a roadmap. By mapping out your college journey, you’ll have a clear idea of where you stand and what you have left to do. If you just stick to the recommendations you get …

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Choosing a Major: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part IV

Choosing a Major Perhaps even more important choosing a college is choosing your major. When it comes to choosing a major, keep the investor’s paradigm in mind. Choosing a major is still a business decision. You are spending time and money in return for marketable skills which will serve you for years to come.

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Choosing a College: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part III

Choosing a college Two of the biggest decisions when it comes to college are what institution you will be attending and what major you will be studying while at that institution. Higher education is a business like any other and each university will try to convince you that what they offer justifies the price they are charging you. It’s up …

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Testing Out: The Muslim Man’s Guide to College Part II

Narrated ‘Aisha: “Whenever Allah’s Apostle was given the choice of one of two matters, he would choose the easier of the two, as long as it was not sinful to do so.” (Bukhari) Testing Out As we covered in the last article, college is an investment of time and money. There are two ways to maximize your return on college …

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