From Fast Lanes to Life Lessons: How a Crash Course in Adversity Shaped a Reckless Teen

As I sit here reminiscing about my teenage years, I can’t help but be struck by how much my life has changed since that fateful day in 1988. Returning to Qatar for my final year of high school, I was young, reckless, and believed the world was my oyster. Little did I know, a single […]

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For Want of a Nail: Lessons in Causality and Ripple Effects

“For Want of a Nail” is a proverb that has been around for centuries, with its first known written version dating back to the 14th century. Throughout time, the proverb has taken on various forms and has been attributed to different authors. At its core, however, the message remains the same: seemingly small and insignificant […]

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The Power of Letting Go: Selling Unused Baby Shoes

The unused baby shoes sat on the shelf, their pristine white untouched by tiny feet. They were a cruel reminder of the life that should have been, the laughter that should have filled the air. The couple who had bought them had hoped and dreamed for a baby boy to wear them, but fate had […]

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A Journey of Change: How Malcolm X’s Mecca Pilgrimage Can Inspire a More Meaningful Ramadan

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslims worldwide prepare themselves for a period of fasting, self-reflection, and spiritual growth. It’s a time to reconnect with our faith, and seek ways to improve ourselves and our relationships with others. One remarkable story that can inspire us to be more inclusive and compassionate during Ramadan is […]

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From Pre-Ramadan to Post-Ramadan: A Comprehensive Guide to Preparation and Reflection

Ramadan is one of the most important months in the Islamic calendar. It is a time for reflection, spiritual renewal, and purification. As Muslims, we are expected to observe fasting during the month of Ramadan, which requires us to abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs from sunrise until sunset. However, fasting is just […]

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