COLLEGE PARK, MD – The United States’ Declaration of Independence declares that each person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. How true that is. Like most matters, though, it is not as straight forward as it sounds.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – A life can be seen as simply breathing and existing in this world. That, however, is not what a life is. A life is an intricate web of interdependence in which a being accepts and plays their role and does so with a sense of abundance. A life requires that theContinue reading “Get a Life”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Life is not fair, it is just. The type of fairness I am talking about is when the term is used to imply strict equality with no room for understanding matters beyond numbers and figures. That is not justice. Many people can be wronged in the name of being fair byContinue reading “Fairness is a Scam”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Faith – it is the foundational element of the human drama. Salvation depends on it. The primordial question posed to us by God is, “Am I not your Lord?” We all answered correctly during that grand covenant. How will we answer the next time we’re asked?
COLLEGE PARK, MD – People who do God’s work on earth add to the wealth of the world. With their attitude of abundance they act with excellence. Wealth These people are few. They undertake rigorous training. The weight of a giver on the world’s scales is far heavier than an undertaker. Undertakers don’t add anyContinue reading “Divine Democracy”
CHICAGO, IL – The United States Marine Corps has long pitched their recruiting slogan – the few. the proud. the marines. They are reported to be an elite fighting force. The training marines undergo for their distinction is the stuff of legend.
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Let’s talk about giving and taking. Depending on the situation, all of us alternate between the roles of giver and taker numerous times throughout the course of our lives. Giving can be in the form of monetary assistance (and perhaps that is the most commonly associated form of giving), parental sacrifice, filialContinue reading “Don't Be An Undertaker”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Last week we discussed an equation for happiness. Is it right? Is it wrong? I don’t know. But I do believe it is on the right track. Let’s recap: H = A H is happiness and A is the attention we pay to what we perceive to be positive in ourContinue reading “The Killer of Happiness”
COLLEGE PARK, MD – Let’s state the obvious: we all want happiness. It is one of the fundamental desires of the son of Adam. What is less obvious is how to capture those precious moments we yearn for.
Dear supporters, As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum. It has been a busy few weeks since we last checked in. I have been fortunate to gain many insights from the field since turning my sights to campus full-time. The Center for Muslim life has been engaged in student advocacy work, university staff training, interfaith initiatives, public engagement, and educationContinue reading “What Will You Seek?”