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Scholarship Awards

Friday, February 11th, 2011, 5-8pm

Last year, the Muslim Students Association collaborated with the Leadership for Success Institute to offer the Leadership for Success Program. This unique initiative offered twenty students leadership training from an Islamic perspective. At the end of the program, LSI offered five Scholarships (a total of $6000) for Leadership and Excellence to five winners among the participants. Read more


Impact of Gratitude


Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Written by:
Yacine Benayoune

Gratitude is defined as a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation. It is an attitude of appreciating what we have. It is a trait that allows us to remain and maintain a positive attitude regardless of what is happening around us.  Most of us can easily come up with a long list of blessings for which we are thankful. However, most of us often take for granted many important aspects of our lives. Allah says, “…And few of My servants are grateful.” (Quran 34: 13). Lack of gratitude leads to stress, unhappiness, greed and envy, job un-satisfaction and broken relationships.  Most of us fail to notice the things we have and focus only on the things we do not have. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude can shift this focus and positively turn your life around.  

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Improving the Quality of Life with Gratitude

Written by:
Ms Aicha


Gratitude can be a cure for many of our ills. It reduces envy as the focus shifts from ‘what other people have and I don’t have’ to ‘what I have’. Being grateful gives a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction with what one has. It also leads to a more positive attitude because a grateful person focuses on the good in their life and manages to see the positive side of negative situations. Omar ibn al-khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) said “If Allah strikes me with calamity I will thank Allah for three things: that the test was not in my religion, the calamity could have been worse, and that it is expiation for my sins”. Being ungrateful, on the other hand, means never being satisfied with what we have and always wanting more which will undoubtedly lead to an unhappy life.  

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Develop a Culture of Gratitude in Your Organisation

Written by:
Dr Mohammed

Gratitude is at the heart of Islam. It is the basis of all forms of worship. Allah has ordered his prophets to be thankful to Him. He instructed Prophet Moses (PBUH) “O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give thee, and be of those who give thanks." (Quran 7:144). Allah tells us about Prophet Luqman “we bestowed (in the past) Wisdom on Luqman: "Show (thy) gratitude to Allah." Any who is (so) grateful does so to the profit of his own soul: but if any is ungrateful, verily Allah is free of all wants, Worthy of all praise.” (Quran 31:12) 

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