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You and Insurmountability

Jun 26, 12 You and Insurmountability

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Generosity requires us to stand firm in face of a seemingly insurmountable task. What stands between you and an insurmountable task is your own fear – possibly your fear of poverty. [Perhaps this is why so many active members of MSA, become inactive after graduating and finding a job, and from those who don’t, they become...

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Generosity strengthens humanity

Jun 24, 12 Generosity strengthens humanity

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Generosity inspires you to create unique mediums that connects people, honors them, interacts with them, and aspires them to act on greater objectives. Just like Rasoolullah honored all the tribes by allowing them to connect to the Black Stone through the medium of a canvas, generosity allows the interface to be fluid enough for...

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Generosity is rare

Jun 22, 12 Generosity is rare

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Only a few people tread the path of generosity. Generosity is going above and beyond what is demanded of you. Like how Barraa Ibn Malik asked the army to throw him over a wall into a garden to fight an entire army by himself just to open the gates for the Muslims. Most people will stick to manuals, books, and “expert” advice;...

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Losing Your Self in Generosity

Jun 20, 12 Losing Your Self in Generosity

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Generosity is not a sacrifice that you lose yourself in the process. Like the man who came to Rasoolullah offering an egg size lump of gold in charity and Rasoolullah turned away from it because the man said, it was all he had. So the man came to Rasoolullah from the right, and then the left and then the back, until Rasoolullah...

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Generosity of Art

Jun 18, 12 Generosity of Art

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Art is an interaction that changes the beneficiary. The canvas for an artist is inconsequential. It didn’t matter what medium was offered to Rasoolullah to solve the conflict. What mattered was there was an opportunity to apply creativity and aptitude in finding a solution that others did not see, to build connections that others...

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Possibility of Abundance

Jun 16, 12 Possibility of Abundance

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So the people argued until altercation broke out. Bloodshed was imminent and daggers were about to be pulled out. All for the honor of which tribe gets to put the Black Stone in its proper place. That is until a chief suggested that first one to enter the sanctuary of Ka’aba will decide on the case. And when he entered, they...

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Economy of the poverty

Jun 14, 12 Economy of the poverty

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Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality. Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. (2:268) When regulated by the poverty mentality, you give up on generosity because of the cost you might incur because of it. You can only see yourselves succeeding at...

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