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What do you want to achieve?


Do you want to find YOUR passion in life? This is for you! (Part 4)

I had to push myself to do that first exercise and answer that second question a few times in my life already. First at school, to pick a discipline that I want to be working on and to decide that I wanted to do a Ph.D. Then, when looking for a job in order to have the guts to say no to a seemingly “amazing job opportunity” …

Do you want to find YOUR passion in life? This is for you! (Part 3)

But I knew that I didn’t like most of what I was studying. Some of the things were interesting to know but not fun to be doing for a long time. Some were like boooooring! And a few subjects were like OK, that sounds like fun, but what do you do with that? Are there work opportunities in this discipline? At least I didn’t know there was, …

Do you want to find YOUR passion in life? This is for you! (Part 2)

And so, I then understood that I should stop blaming others for what they taught me, and stop seeing myself as a victim of society and its rules, and start taking responsibility for my life, listening to my heart, and looking for my passion in life. I remember one of the books I read about that and that made me feel very vulnerable and useless because I couldn’t answer those questions they asked …

Do you want to find YOUR passion in life? This is for you! (Part 1)

So, if you don’t know what your passion is, your purpose, the one thing that you’re supposed to be adding to the world, I just want to let you know that you’re not alone. I was in that place before and it sucks! But there are some practical things that can really help you with that. In this series of posts, I share with you some of those steps as well as my experience on how I applied them and I genuinely think that this can help you make some hard decisions in your life …

Definition of success from an Islamic point of view (Part 4)

What do the Quran and Hadith say about success?“Al falah” was cited in the Quran in different positions. Some of the most important ones that give a complete meaning of spiritual success are the first verses of Soura number 23 “Al mouminoun” (the believers). Certainly will the believers have succeeded: (1) They who are during … Continue reading Definition of success from an Islamic point of view (Part 4)

Definition of success from an Islamic point of view (Part 3)

In the previous posts, we talked about the meaning of the word “Falah” in Arabic and how it is different from the word “Najah” which is the most used translation for the english word “success” (Part 1). We then talked about more differences between those two concepts and we introduced the difference between focusing on … Continue reading Definition of success from an Islamic point of view (Part 3)

Definition of success from an Islamic point of view (Part 2)

In a previous post, we talked about the meaning of the word “Falah” in Arabic and how it is different from the word “Najah” which is the most used translation for the english word “success”. In this post, we continue talking about the differences between those two concepts and I will share with you guys … Continue reading Definition of success from an Islamic point of view (Part 2)

Tools to succeed


The dance of life

“Life is a dance between what you want the most and what you fear the most” Anthony Robbins⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀When I first heard this, I was like wow, this makes perfect sense!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀First, it recalled the idea that pleasure and pain are the two emotions that drive all our actions. We are driven by the idea of the … Continue reading The dance of life

Is your life balanced?

Everything in life is in balance. Too much of something no matter how good it is can be harmful, and too little of something even if it’s bad can be necessary.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀A balanced diet is the best one for you, balanced relationships are the happiest, and a balance in spirituality makes you a better person, etc.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀When … Continue reading Is your life balanced?

About effective learning (Part 6): Spaced retrieval practice

In the previous posts of this series, I shared with you my personal experience with effective learning as well as some learning strategies that I found to be super helpful whether in school or life in general, because yes life is the biggest school out there, we’re constantly learning sometimes the easy way but often … Continue reading About effective learning (Part 6): Spaced retrieval practice

About effective learning (Part 4): Focused and Diffuse modes

Hello again! I hope you’re doing well and you’re staying safe. In the last post, we talked about the importance of developing a growth mindset in the process of effective learning. Today, it’s gonna be more practical, just a ready-to-use method that can help you retain more of what you study, remember more of what … Continue reading About effective learning (Part 4): Focused and Diffuse modes


Thoughts worth sharing

No Racism in Islam

In the previous post, we talked about what goes on in the mind of a racist person. We talked about how all things begin with ideas, that form a belief, get associated with feelings of superiority and hatred, and manifest themselves as actions, which can be very harmful.  We also talked about the ways we … Continue reading No Racism in Islam

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