Let’s redefine our status symbols

The dictionary defines "status symbol" as: something, such as a possession or an activity, by which one's social or economic prestige is measured. When one hears the expression "status symbol" what or who typically comes to mind? What images instantly pop into your brain? Monetary wealth and success? Trump Plaza? Fancy Cars? Fame? Hollywood? Designer …

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The Defining Moment

Today, I have been gazing out my window and taking in all of the signs of spring.  The new growth, the blossoms all around, the sound of birds chirping, the changing weather patterns, and the smell of imminent rain showers.  I do love the spring season! In fact, I love that I have the opportunity …

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Have you not seen the evidence around you?

Iman Booster  "Tell Me! The fire which you kindle, is it you who made the tree thereof to grow, or are We the Grower?"  (Suratul Waqia, 71-72) Look around you and and see the signs of Allah SWT all around you. Do this today! The forest below, full of trees. What signs are in a tree? …

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Tie Your Camel

One day Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing of Allah SWT be upon him) noticed a Bedouin leaving his camel without tying it and he asked the Bedouin, "Why don't you tie down your camel?" The Bedouin answered, "I put my trust in Allah." The Prophet (PBUH) then said, "Tie your camel first, then put your …

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The Most Beautiful Sound In The World

In the early morning hours, when I am lying in bed, I love to listen to the sounds of nature, specifically birds, welcoming in the new day. But, there is one sound that I love over all of the rest. It is the Adhan, the call to salah (prayer). I lived in Saudi Arabia for …

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Remembrance, so effortless…..with abundant rewards!

Today's Iman Booster: Samura bin Jundub (Peace be upon him) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "The most beloved words to Allah are four. It does not matter which of them you begin with: سبحن اللة SubhanAllah (Allah is free from every imperfection) الحمد لله Alhamdulillah (All …

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