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Attach to strength rather than frailty [29:41]

Loving and Living the Quran

Release Date: 04/13/2023

Turning to the Quran for Guidance and Inspiration to Manage ourselves and take effective action in challenging times Part 2 – Channelling anger effectively and towards the right people and entities show art Turning to the Quran for Guidance and Inspiration to Manage ourselves and take effective action in challenging times Part 2 – Channelling anger effectively and towards the right people and entities

Loving and Living the Quran

Many of us are feeling angry at the injustices, the oppression, the mass murders, the brainwashing, political posturing, refusal of people to stand up and speak the truth, Islamophobia . … .there really is plenty to make and keep us mad. Our anger is pointing to the fact that we find ourselves in a situation which is unacceptable according to any standard of morality or humanity and it is completely justified. The issue is how are we channelling our anger? Are we using it in effective ways and towards the right people and institutions? In part 2 of the series, let’s explore these questions...

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Turning to the Quran for Guidance and Inspiration to Manage ourselves and take effective action in challenging times Part 1 show art Turning to the Quran for Guidance and Inspiration to Manage ourselves and take effective action in challenging times Part 1

Loving and Living the Quran

All of us are struggling with collective grief and vicarious trauma during these most distressing of times. While we want to help, we often feel hopeless and helpless. In these episode, we will turn to the Quran for guidance on how to manage ourselves and our strong emotions and take effective action to support our brothers and sisters in Palestine.  #muslimtherapist  #livingandlovingthequran  

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Asking for forgiveness from God and other people [49:11] show art Asking for forgiveness from God and other people [49:11]

Loving and Living the Quran

In this episode, we discuss the topic of asking for forgiveness. We start by talking about how to ask forgiveness from God and turn to the topic of apologizing to people and what ineffective and effective apologies look like. Please let me know what helped and was useful and do take a moment to subscribe on itunes and rate and review the show as it helps reaching a wider audience.

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Offer a sincere greeting [4:86] show art Offer a sincere greeting [4:86]

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In Sura Nisa, we are given a simple and powerful command: to return another person’s greeting in a better or at least equal way. In this episode, we discuss the role greetings play in our relationships and how we can offer sincere greetings to each other.

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Practice integrity between speech and action [61:2] show art Practice integrity between speech and action [61:2]

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This verse from Sura Saff reminds us to practise integrity in our speech and action, that is to say and do the same thing. In this episode we discuss the importance of keeping our word and how this impacts all aspects of our lives.

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Walk with humility [17:37] show art Walk with humility [17:37]

Loving and Living the Quran

The verse from Sura Isra speaks about the body language of humility and arrogance. In this episode we discuss the challenges of humility in the modern age and what we can do to keep ourselves grounded.

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Consider what you are sending ahead [59:18] show art Consider what you are sending ahead [59:18]

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As we have discussed, the true impact of our actions will only be made apparent to us at the final accounting. We can help ourselves have a good outcome by paying attention to how we are spending our time and what return we will get for the time and energy we are spending in this lifetime.

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Practice small acts of kindness [99:7] show art Practice small acts of kindness [99:7]

Loving and Living the Quran

Verses 7 & 8 of Sura Zilzal remind us to pay attention to our small deeds and how we will encounter the impact of these actions on the Day of Judgement. In this episode we explore the idea that we may be able to see the impact of our actions even in this world and we discuss how we can benefit ourselves by consistently doing small acts of goodness and kindness.

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“If I strive, He will guide” [29:69] show art “If I strive, He will guide” [29:69]

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Sura Ankabut, which we have been reflecting on ends with a promise from God: that He will guide us to Him if we strive. In this episode we talk about what that means and what we need to do in order to access this guidance.   More resources and reflections on Sura Ankabut can be found in this link: 

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Remember the promise you made during the crisis? [29:65] show art Remember the promise you made during the crisis? [29:65]

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Verse 65 of Sura Ankabut reminds us that under very difficult situations, human beings tend to turn to God and vow to change their lives if they get through this challenging time. But human beings are forgetful creatures and we often go back to our habitual ways once crises have passed. In this verse, we explore and try to understand this human tendency.   More resources and reflections on Sura Ankabut can be found in this link:   

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Sura Ankabut [The Spider] gets its name from verse 41 which talks about the frailty of the spider’s web. In this episode we reflect on what makes the house of the spider so different and what lessons we may derive from this example

More resources and reflections on Sura Ankabut can be found in this link: 

https://www.livingthequran.org/blog/Resources%20for%20Laylatul%20Qadr