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A Sunday Thing Podcast
Leadership is a topic that I've only been reading about as I was trying to understand why it's important and how I can be a better leader. But I feel like I've failed so many times that I ended up wanting to do things on my own. But you can't grow if you are alone. And Alhamdulillah, Allah answered my prayers. . . I've learned that being a leader isn't just an external journey but starts from within and ourselves. People that we will lead will emulate our characteristics and we are accountable for their less favourable attitudes. I used to think that leaders always have to be opinionated, loud, directive and extroverted. But it's opposite to what I've understood. It's more than that! I feel so reassured knowing that the best leaders are those who are authentic, real, serving to others and who are able to admit wrong. I feel this so strongly because these are my own values. And I just feel more and more excited to lead with the pure intention to serve others and lead them to have a better life insha Allah. But I can't do that if I am not able to lead my own life first and foremost. . So, here's my dream board! Which gives me another level of satisfaction as I am a lot clearer and intentional with what I want and to not be afraid to dream big. So guys, don't be afraid to dream big 👏👏👏 The best part was to listen to others' dreams who are as big and even more than yours. We need to be around these people alllllll the time. Big dreams will allow us to live purposefully that we don't have time to feel sorry for ourselves and make actions within our control instead! Bad days are there but I'll share my learning points on another post because its too long to do it here 😂 . No words can describe how grateful I am to have had the experience this amazing bootcamp by @richworks_official and @azizanosman_official. Thank you 😭😭😭 . . Also, thank you to @almuyassargroup for giving me this opportunity. I pray that I will be able to give to the fullest, give to my family what they deserve, to my community and more insha Allah. Time to wake up and work harder now. With Allah and for Allah ❤ Alhamdulillah . #leadership #dreambig #workhard #authenticleader
In Surah Al-Mulk, it starts with the description of His power and the afterlife. . Then it advances to an ayat that describes the layering of the sky and seamlessness of the Earth. When we ponder upon it, it actually describes the continuity of our lives as a child to a teen to an adult and one day... into just a soul. There is going to be an afterlife---as unrealistic as it sounds right about this moment. . Only if we are conscious enough that there is will be an afterlife, then we'd understand that this life is just a test. It's temporary and as dark as this sounds, we are all going to leave this place that we treat as if it's our permanent world. . . But don't mistaken a test as a punishment because a test exists to purify us and extract the best parts of ourselves in order for us to be ready enough to stand in front of Our Lord. This world is also a sign of Allah's mercy because in this test, we also get to enjoy it. This world is both a test and a mercy. So don't ever give up. Yes, sometimes it can be unbearable and almost feels like a punishment but it isn't. If we sin, we have now, our time and opportunity to return to Him again and again until our last breath. It's not ever going to be perfect. Don't expect it to be. Perfection belongs to Jannah. . . This life is nothing more than just a continuous journey of purfying our hearts to return its Owner. . (I got this just from listening to NAK's few minutes lecture on this Surah. Its amazing guys. Actually there's mooore than just I can't even)
Not everyone is courageous enough to admit that they're broken and lonely on social media. Social media is like a city. You are not physically alone but you don't realise you are until you sit and stare. . Some would rather go offline and deactivate their social media accounts so that they'd stop comparing their lives with others' that in their skewed views are more successful as compared to theirs. . I know this is more prevalent in the younger generations. Not assuming. I asked recently at least 2 people born in the 2000s about why do struggle more to get through school etc. Other than a problem that is commonly rooted in family problems.. it's social media. They said "Because in social media, you are more connected with people you don't even know but you can't help but compare" . . I said I didn't have to think about this when I was just their age! Social media was still a new thing and not a part of our everyday lives. I only started having an IG account during my 1st year of Uni but I didn't have the intention to grow it or do more until I found my purpose behind this tool. . . But now I realise one thing too: I need to start protecting my own boundaries too. I can't give my all here. Soooo, for the year #2020, I am thinking to start more focusing on giving more through emails where I can be more open intentionally and write more in depth. Plus I only get to do this to those who are genuinely interested 😂 so its a win-win. . . I'm not gonna beat behind the bush. I don't mind who you are and what you do. All I care about is I get to give values and help whatever I can through my writing, podcasts or videos etc. If you have resonated with what I've shared so far: link in bio to subscribe.
Who would have thought courage has a lot to do with one's ability to be vulnerable enough to have tough conversations? . . I always thought courage has more to do with being more outspoken and being able to withstand enough pressure without breaking at all. But I am so so reassured, more so after a few pages in to "Dare to Lead" by Brene Brown. It is to rumble with vulnerability (Swipe ⏩ to see what I mean) . So hooked. So practical. So heartfelt. So, so real. (I so wanna write like Brene Brown ugh ❤) . Have a feeling I am going to get the book done by next week 😂 What are ya'll current reads? 🤔 Curious (also interested in malay reads btw) . #brenebrown #toughconversations #vulnerability #sensitive #daretolead #lead #leadership #leader
I had reread this last month. Maybe it was YM's appearance in Brunei made me came back to it and it was such a perfect timing as well as I was going through a lot of emotional turbulence (lol)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My all time favourite that I've gotten from this book has always been the part of seeing ourselves as just a traveller on this Earth and that the part where she explains a beautiful analogy of decorating a home as if to represent the world as we know it being temporary.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of the reasons why I relate to this is because I've moved a loooot of times in my 26 years of existence that I hardly ever call any of the house that I've lived and moved into the "permanent home". The exhaustion that comes with moving out and in made me less attached to any of it. It's not wrong to decorate the house beautifully but we wouldn't want to spent every bit of our energy to decorate it as if it's our permanent home and only to find we are going to leave it anyway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The same is the case when it comes to the world. This is just one of phases of our existence as a soul being that we are conscious about and have the choice to make conscious decisions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'd like to discuss more about this and otheeer books that I've read. But I can't do it here extensively, so head to the link in bio to subscribe to my weekly digest---simple as that.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bookstagram #books #bookworm #booksofinstagram #islam #yasminmogahed #reclaimyourheart #reminder #self #selfgrowth
I hardly show anyone a raw photo that's literally taken just a minute ago. I've never told anyone other than my colleagues what I actually, really do that people often mistaken me as an Ustazah who also teaches 😂 (Amiin) I'm waiting for a Masha Allah couple who'd travel from Lumut at this hour just to tell their stories. . My favourite part of my job now is to interview our students and let them just be who they are and tell their stories why they love the Quran. Just forget about who's right or wrong, which method works or not, etc (other than as marketing content). Why is it that some of them despite all things, would travel or spend their money and time to learn the Quran? I've always loved stories. Especially stories that make themselves cry and remind them back why they do what they do. . . Stories give hope especially for a job that demands every bit of yourself sometimes too much. This job isn't easy. I've felt like giving up 7 times (if I am not mistaken). The pay isn't grand, barely making it sometimes. I am walking with a responsibility every single day to make sure I do everyone right especially fulfilling the rights of our students. Sometimes, I have to take in comments about how expensive our classes are when we have teachers, people and bills to pay. At the same time, in order to reach out to more people, we need to grow. Otherwise, we wouldn't survive. Not asking for pity, we don't. Hence we'd need to make it as a business, as difficult it can be for some people to accept. So one day perhaps, we can sponsor those who have never had the privilege to learn and connect with the Quran. . . Sometimes I don't know if I can handle it because it can be too much to carry this much weight especially when you're most of the time alone (specifically my department). Once my intention sways, everything else sways. But maybe I'm just addicted to the difficult strange path while I have the energy and privilege to. I don't really know. But mostly it's the Quran and how it has changed me. . I'm talking about @almuyassargroup #alquran #quran #stories #life #islam #inspiration
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