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

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

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

Band-Aids on a Bleeding Heart

[Guest post submitted to OnIslam.net] If your connections on Earth are disconnecting you from those in the heavens, then your sense of connection is flawed. Pain occurs to tell you that something is wrong. If not for pain, you wouldn't know until your body is consumed by the disease. Pain killers can bump off the … Continue reading Band-Aids on a Bleeding Heart