Arriving at the Happiness Intersection

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Bismillah. In this series, we seek to explore the guidelines from the Qur’an and sunnah on the subject of motivation and self-actualization. For the culmination of this four-part series, we draw together all the notions we’ve explored throughout and find out what could be the highest form of self-actualization for … Continue reading Arriving at the Happiness Intersection

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Self-Actualization – Natural for a Muslim

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Bismillah. In this series, we seek to explore the guidelines from the Qur’an and sunnah on the subject of motivation and self-actualization. In Part 2 of this series, we looked at three levels of needs postulated by Abraham Maslow’s hierarchical theory. We identified a missing piece in that structure and … Continue reading Self-Actualization – Natural for a Muslim

Is the Pyramid Complete?

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Bismillah. In this series, we seek to explore the guidelines from the Qur’an and sunnah on the subject of motivation and self-actualization. In Part 1 of this series we acknowledged how people can be driven to behave in ways that seemingly go against common rationale and we pinpointed a certain … Continue reading Is the Pyramid Complete?

Motivation in the Life of a Muslim

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. In this series, we seek to explore the guidelines from the Quran and sunnah on the subject of motivation and self-actualization. Motivation is a concept applied across all ages and all environments; from homes to classrooms, from offices to public life. During the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be … Continue reading Motivation in the Life of a Muslim

The Only Comparison is the You of Yesterday

Amongst the most common obstacles to achieving what you want, the saddest one is not having the ability to overcome inferiority complex. We have dreams only to dismiss them by comparing ourselves to those who are light years ahead of us. Do you face this problem or know anyone who does? Do you find yourself … Continue reading The Only Comparison is the You of Yesterday