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Episode Notes

Muslim Life Hackers

“… now we think to be humble we have to think low of yourself so guess what? If you think that you are stupid, if you think that are dumb, if you think that you can’t do anything then you are not going to do anything with your life. The entire ummah is thinking like that, the entire world is going to do nothing and when we look around the world today, the Muslims are not leading in any fields. It’s because we don’t have the confidence to lead, we are killing each others confidence.” – Abu Muawiyah

Questions Asked:
– What motivated you to write about such topic?

– Do you think that there is a problem of low confidence in the Muslim community?

– If we know that Allah swt will help us and give us success in anything we do, why is having self confidence important? How does this fit in?

– What is the difference between self confidence and arrogance? How can we ensure we nurture the former and not the latter?

– It’s easy to claim that we are confidence but what are the signs of insecurity and low confidence?

– In the book, you make a point about people who criticise generally have low self esteem. Why is that the case?

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Born on 1 September 1986 in Durban, South Africa, Abu Muawiyah began his study of Islam at the age of 13. After seven years in a Deobandi Darul Uloom, Abu Muawiyah graduated at the age of twenty and continued his study of Islam under scholars from a variety of groups and madhhabs.

In 2007, Abu Muawiyah joined the Islamic Online University as one of its first students. In this same year, he met Dr. Bilal Philips and became one of his students. In January 2014, he completed a BAIS through the Islamic Online University and is currently pursuing his Minor in Education.

Abu Muawiyah has served as a Da’ee for IIFRI, and as an Islamic Studies, Arabic and Economics teacher at Ihsaan Boys College in 2008. In 2009, he taught Social Studies, English and Economics with an Islamized curriculum at the Al-Fajr International School in Chennai, India.In 2010, he became one of the first Tutorial Assistants of the Islamic Online University’s BAIS program.

He has served as TA for Fiqh, Arabic, Tafseer, Etiquettes, History and Aqeedah at IOU over the past four years, and currently serves as the Head Tutorial Assistant of IOU’s BAIS and Higher Diploma Programs. Abu Muawiyah is the author of ‘Having Fun the Halal Way: Entertainment in Islam’ and hosted two weekly Radio Programs on Radio Al-Ansaar ‘The Divine Connection: Understanding the Quran’ and ‘Dawah Dynamics’ from 2012 until 2013.

Abu Muawiyah has lectured at various workshops, conferences, radio stations, television stations and youth camps around South Africa and abroad. He is happily married with four children, and currently resides in Durban, South Africa.

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