Eventually, We Come Around

COLLEGE PARK, MD –   Privilege-sharing is back on the docket this morning. The most common reaction to those that attempt to share their privilege is rejection. Sharing privilege is work – for the giver and the recipient. As we all know, once work is required most of us will attempt to skirt it. If we wereContinue reading “Eventually, We Come Around”

A Lot Better Than Car Sharing

COLLEGE PARK, MD – A belated Happy Eid of Sacrifice to all our dear readers. I hope it was a joyous time for everyone and a time of reflection on what the holiday signifies. I find there to be a poignant nexus between sacrifice and the topic of privilege-sharing we discussed last week. Sharing privilegeContinue reading “A Lot Better Than Car Sharing”

99% is a Burden, 100% is a Breeze

Muneer Zuhurudeen Associate Chaplain and Mentor COLLEGE PARK, MD – When we talk about building habits, the hardest thing to accomplish is not doing our new practice once, but executing day in and day out, even when we don’t feel like it. Consistency is not easy; it can take a lifetime to build. Luckily, Prophet MuhammadContinue reading “99% is a Burden, 100% is a Breeze”

We Don't Do Big Things

COLLEGE PARK, MD – We’ve been discussing various topics related to execution and succession lately. Realizing these two aspects of an effective, improved life entails a great maxim we tend to ignore: we don’t do big things; big things happen. The follow-up maxim to complete the former is that small things don’t happen; we have to do them. Yin and yang   Most ofContinue reading “We Don't Do Big Things”

No Execution Without Vulnerability

COLLEGE PARK, MD – We sat with it last week: there is no success without execution. If we take a step back from that one, we can see that there is also no execution without vulnerability. Most people do not like being vulnerable, but it is in accepting difficult medicine that we heal from the various formsContinue reading “No Execution Without Vulnerability”

The Point of Execution

COLLEGE PARK, MD – At the end of the day, succession is about execution – having a vision for improvement, planning for it, and responsibly pushing to see it come to fruition. I want to focus on that execution this morning, specifically the point of execution. Execution in a larger context could aptly be describedContinue reading “The Point of Execution”

Building Capacity for Piety

COLLEGE PARK, MD – We’ve been on the topic of filial piety for a few weeks now. Given the importance of getting this aspect of life correct, that seems fitting. Last week, we left off on the note that we must edify our family structures and give our children an emotional home to fit into. WithoutContinue reading “Building Capacity for Piety”

A Place to Call Home

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Achieving filial piety is a lofty goal. It always has been and always will be. It has never been easy. That achievement is a product of not just children’s piety, but of their parents’ proficiency at building capacity – capacity for their heirs to flourish. It is a two-way street. No structure, noContinue reading “A Place to Call Home”