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Beliefs & World-views

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم One criticisms that atheists use against people who believe in God is: “What kind of God will punish me for simply not believing?”  It may seem like a legitimate question.  Aren’t people entitled to their beliefs?  Aren’t people free to believe what they want? Of course, it is true that nobody […]

The Creator

I was ACTUALLY created……

I was actually created……….. For us as muslims, this may seem to be obvious that everybody knows, but believe it or not, this is the most profound realization you will ever make. There are different levels and degrees of belief.  We grew up with incorrect understandings about ourselves that caused us to become anxious.  The […]

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Getting to the heart of the (ocd) matter

The heart is an ocean.  Or an iceberg.  Oftentimes we are only aware of the tip.  Yet there is a whole lot more going on beneath the surface. I am suffering with ocd.  It is incredibly hard to break the obsessions and compulsions, yet I recognize how illogical they are. Take for instance, my ocd […]

God is Dead

Nietzsche, Secularism, and Self Esteem

Most have probably heard of the famous quote by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: “God is Dead” -Nietzsche in “Parable of the Madman” He didn’t literally mean that God was alive then perished.  What he meant was that the concept of God being eradicated in the minds and hearts of people.  People are the ones who […]

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I’m bad cuz…….. I’m good cuz……..

Deep down, rooted in our hearts since we were children, we believed that we are unacceptable for some reason or another.  Through the years, it became the root of our stress which led to our anxiety condition we face with today. One of my major ocd’s surrounds wasting time and doing something productive.  It changes […]

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What makes me who I am?

An important self worth question.  As I am still struggling with this jinn dilemma, I oftentimes get shot down with the feelings of worthlessness in an uncountable number of situations. In the latest installment of my “episodes of worthlessness,” I was talking to my dad in the morning, and noticed how he is always so […]

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Uncover the Roots

Often times, when dealing with my anxieties, I am perplexed as to why I am still reacting fearfully though logically there is nothing to be anxious of. A simple example, when my son wakes up and walks in on me in the morning doing something on the computer.  he’s just looking at me and I […]