Moral Compass

The past few days (or probably weeks), I had discussions with some of the closest people to me on the importance of ensuring that we do the right thing in whatever we do. Along the discussion, I was introduced to the term “Moral Compass”, which I found to be an accurate way of summarizing this fundamental act of doing the right thing. If I were to summarize the concept of moral compass in my own words: If your decision fits well and is in the right direction of your moral compass, then you are probably on the right track. However,...

Righteousness vs. Sin

Today I attended Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals’ (CIIF) Chartered and Fellowship Masterclass (CFM). During the afternoon session facilitated by Dr. Sohail Hanif, I was reminded of a simple yet beautiful hadith: The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Righteousness is good character. And sin is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike the people finding out about.” – Muslim. Simple and technically, easy to practice. So before doing anything, touch your heart and ask yourself this basic question: is it the right thing to do? If you don’t feel easy inside – you would have already found the...

Ideas vs. Execution

“Ideas are worthless. Execution is the only thing that matters.” – Josh Luber, StockX Found this interesting statement from a posting by the Inc. Magazine Facebook page on 28 February 2020, which included a video of Josh Luber explaining what he meant when he said this. Good perspective. Basically what he’s saying is:  Ideas are worthless if it’s not executed. Stop holding back, put in the effort, follow through and make it happen. Be real.