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Not easy to live with a clear conscience these days

June 18th, 2010 | by Omar

The drive to buy everything for cheaper is something that everyone does. When we buy groceries most of us look in the various weekly fliers from Safeway, Superstore, etc. to find who has the best deals on what. We do this even more so when we're buying bigger ticket items such as computers, phones, etc. The question comes what is the threshold price for a given product? Or what exactly is item X worth? It's a question that seems to involve more than just what it costs to manufacture the product. You can manufacture/create anything but what can you sell it for? If people aren't willing to play how much it costs to make then it's probably not worth making. Or is it? Unfortunately in this day and age of globalization the answer to the problem of "manufacturing cost > price consumers are willing to pay" is to reduce the manufacturing cost.


Serious about getting married? Then Nikahfied.org is for you.

June 8th, 2010 | by Omar

A few years back there was a bit of a controversy about an event that took place in Vancouver. It was a "Speed dating for Muslims" event that had a number of people (myself included) quite uncomfortable. As most people know, gender interaction in Islam is permitted with certain conditions. The primary condition is that two people of the opposite sex shouldn't be discusing things without a third party involved (also know as a mahram). This third party ensures that nothing inappropriate is said especially by the male. Islamically, it is our belief that men are influanced by what they see, women are influenced by what they hear. So for most men, if they see a pretty woman everything else is of little importance. For most woman, a sweet talker can manipulate them as desired. This especially is the case for Muslims since the majority of us don't date and therefore have little experience in dealing with the opposite sex when it comes to interactions of this nature.


Not grateful enough for what I have

May 31st, 2010 | by Omar

Alhumdulilah, the company I work for is a place where I could not be happier. The majority of the projects we work on are for not for profit organizations or NGO's helping them either gain better access to data or help them provide access to data. However, we may have a chance to work on a project that would give people in poor countries and remote areas better access to health care.


Don’t say it unless you mean it

May 28th, 2010 | by Omar

I'm not one to make empty promises...my word is bond. If I say it I mean it. I told a friend I would be there for his wedding in India, I was there. If I offer to help, I will be there. If I see you struggling I will do all I can to help.


A son’s love for his father

May 3rd, 2010 | by Omar

My father passed away just over 2 weeks ago after a year and a half battle with cancer. I saw my strong and very independent father have what he prided himself with most ripped away from him...that being his independence. But Allah did not take away his strength (though he could have if He had chosen to). My father was not necessarily the most religious man and before he got sick I truly worried for him. However, after seeing the pain and suffering that he faced over the last year and a half I feel at ease that Allah's blessings for how my dad withstood the hardship with strength and grace will absolve him of any and all misdeeds he may have performed or things he may have not partook in.


My server died and has been resurrected

April 7th, 2010 | by Omar

I got a nice phone call yesterday morning. "Hello sir, your server is experiencing hardware failure...you need to backup everything ASAP!" Mid backup they proceeded to create a new server for me and copy over my previous data into a backup folder


The blessing of not being paralyzed by the thought of death

March 29th, 2010 | by Omar

I was listening to a lecture a long while back about how it is a blessing from Allah that we are not continually aware that death could strike us at any moment. The scholar mentioned that were we to be persistently conscious that we could die at any moment, it would leave us in a state of paralysis.



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