Stoic Philosophy

Stoicism, or Stoic philosophy, is a philosophy of personal ethics and a methodology for seeking practical wisdom in life. A key principle of the ancient Stoics was the belief that we don’t react to events; we react to our judgments about them, and the judgments are up to us. They also advised that we should not worry about things beyond our control as everything in life can be divided into two categories – things that are up to us and things that are not. Stoicism was founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens around 300 BC. The name is derived from the “Stoa Poikile” (“Painted Porch”) where Zeno taught from.… Read More

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Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)

“Don’t depend too much on any one in this world. Because even your shadow leaves you when you’re in darkness.” Ibn Taimiyah In psychology term, it is known Dependent personality disorder (DPD) which is one of the most frequently diagnosed personality disorders. It causes feelings of helplessness, submissiveness, a need to be taken care of and for constant reassurance, and an inability to make everyday decisions without an excessive amount of advice and reassurance from others. This personality disorder occurs equally in men and women and usually becomes apparent in young adulthood or later as important adult relationships form. People with DPD become emotionally overdependent on other people and spend… Read More

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Zakat

Zakat, as translated from Arabic, means growth, multiplicity, or increase. The word ‘zakat’ also carries the meanings of fertility, purification, and full of blessings (baraqah). The foundation of Islam is held up by the five pillars and zakat is the third pillar. It refers to the determined share of wealth prescribed by Allah Almighty to be distributed to the eight groups of beneficiaries (asnaf). It is a form of worship (ibadah) in terms of wealth. As symbol of Islamic social justice, zakat cleanses your soul, purifies or grows your wealth, and is a socioreligious tool to help eradicate poverty in a community or society. Zakat is also a spiritual bridge… Read More

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Laylatul Qodr

ramadan #laylatul-qodr Muslims hold the night of Laylatul Qadr in great significance because, according to Islamic beliefs, this night is when the holy book of Quran was first revealed to the world. As legends go, it was on Laylatul Qadr when Quran was first sent down from heaven to Prophet Mohammad through angel Jibreel. Called by several other names such as ‘Night of Measures’, ‘Night of Decree’, ‘Night of Value’, and ‘Night of Power’, this event is considered very sacred in Islamic traditions. It is believed that this night brings blessings and mercy from Allah and is the occasion when past sins are forgiven. The exact day and date of… Read More

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