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Muhasaba: On Being Honest with Oneself

Muhasaba: On Being Honest with Oneself

TO TAKE ACCOUNT of oneself, that is, to undergo honest self-criticism, is part of the Muslim practice of muhasaba, or self-inventory. According to ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, to engage in muhasaba is to “assess and adjudge yourselves…
Where Loyalty Lies

Where Loyalty Lies

A CONNIVING YOUNG man, bent on polarizing the jovial group of Muslims who happened to be congregating in his area, casually approached them and struck up what seemed to be a normal conversation. He focused on one half of his audience, new…