As you grow older so do your responsibility and sometimes you become so busy that you forget about yourself. We all know the saying you can’t pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first. Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean giving yourself a couple hours and relaxing by doing nothing. It could be a deed that you do in private that gives you a sense of self-gratification. Allah SWT tells us in Surat Ghafir verse 60 وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ And your Lord says, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” Something as small as pouring your heart out to Allah SWT can be so therapeutic and help you destress.
In this lecture, Shaykh Navaid unravels the discussion about the Prophet SAWs internal deep connection he held with all of his companions. He speaks about the importance of connecting with the people around us to truly understand where they are coming from which then can make us a more understanding and tolerant community.
In the wake of emotional burnout, self-care is the new way of coping with the world’s problems. How do we build capacity like the Prophet to where we can be exposed to so much, but still have something to give without getting depleted?
In his bestselling book, Ill Fares the Land, Tony Judt passionately argues that individualism, egoism, greed and the
politics they gave birth to are undermining the very basis
of community, equality and social justice. In the ensuing
social carnage no one suffers more than the poor and disenfranchised members of our society. What are the political foundations of community, equality and social justice?
Can America be a great nation if it tramples on its poor and downtrodden? How can more affluent Muslims display more compassion for the less fortunate members of our society–both Muslims and others? These are some of the questions Imam Siraj Wahhaj will answer in this lecture.