My late mother was always strict about having good manners. So, saying "please" and "thank you" was a must for everyone in the family at all times. And here’s a story from more than four decades ago to illustrate this point.
SHORT TAKES: New Year, Same ‘ol Peeps at the Masjid
Strict SOPs are long gone, and we’ve all been given a HUGE reminder and wake-up call by the Almighty Himself, yet…
SHORT TAKES: Here’s My (Old) New Year Wish
What do you hope for this New Year? Here's what M.Zulkifli has to say...
Short Takes: UBAH Begins at Home!
In just mere hours, Malaysians will be going to the polls to elect a new government. But really, a lot of the negative things we go through in our daily lives come from our very own attitudes and mindset that no politician can alter overnight. Want change? Let's begin with ourselves!
SHORT TAKES: Allah’s Love, Actually
As we strive to become better Muslims in a post-pandemic world, let’s question ourselves as to how we’ve repaid Allah’s love and mercy for us. We’ve been tested severely these past couple of years, but have those tests led us closer to Him? While entertainment festivals are packing in the masses on a weekly basis, are our masjids and knowledge gatherings equally, or even more filled up? I think we all know what the answer to this question is…
SHORT TAKES: For Us, There Really is Only ONE Choice…
There is no Sederhana in the hereafter. A “happy medium” does not exist. It’s either Jannah or Jahanam. And it’s very obvious what we should be working for. And no matter how much we struggle with our sins and imperfections, we should not lose sight of this ultimate goal.
SHORT TAKES: The Thing About Willpower
Avoid 'decision fatigue', here's what you need to do...
SHORT TAKES – It’s a New Year: Let’s Block, Unfollow and Mute our Way to a Better Life!
Salam Ma’al Hijrah! I think we can all agree that many of us need a major ‘hijrah’ when it comes to our social media habits and consumption. For a Muslim, the risks are apparent and aplenty. It’s fertile ground for cultivating everything ‘mazmumah’ – self-centredness, envy, jealousy, arrogance, love for the world etc. So, how do we go about making such a big change? By taking small but effective steps.
SHORT TAKES: “That’s A Lie!” – Handling Difficult Guests On Air
Have you ever wondered what a TV anchor/host feels when interviewing a difficult guest? How do YOU feel watching it on TV? If you're the anchor or host, it's really the ultimate test of your professionalism.
SHORT TAKES: When it’s Time to Step Up at Work
It's a common complaint; no promotion, no pay increase, no progress at work. But just like in the movies, you have to move your own story. Sitting around, complaining on social media won't get anyone, anywhere. Here's one tip: LEAD A PROJECT.