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This blog has been designed most for the benefits of my students. I am interested in spiritual intelligence because I believe it leads to happiness and resilience. If you want copies of my published research (conference papers or articles in journals), feel free to contact me.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Dr. Amr Khaled

Dr. Amr Khaled is an Egyptian who is transforming the Arab world. Using a train-the-trainer approach (i.e one person trains 100, every person trained trains another 100), he has mobilized hundreds of thousands of Arabs to get involved in community projects and social welfare projects. Just to name one example, he started a programme to fight against drugs. When he started this programme. his ambition was to reach to 5,000 drug users. To date, the programme has reached about 5 million people. Even today, one committed person can make a difference .... provided he knows how to organise other people.

One thing I would be interested in knowing is whether his programme is 'only for Muslims' or whether it crosses religious and cultural divides. If anybody knows, please let me know.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

An example of Allah's Wisdom and Qadar

An inspirational talk by Dr Bilal Philips. Indirectly, he talks about Allah's Qadar so there is some benefit for those students wishing to better understanding this topic.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Who moved my cheese?

One of the most famous stories about why we need to change and why we can never take things for granted

Developing real skills

One of the best ways to develop real skills is to get engaged in a charity project. We sent to SMK Sg Pusu with about 16 MGT4110 students to get the Form 3 kids there thinking about why people don't pray. We used cognitive theory to help structure the session. Here are some photos.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Happy in Islam project

I have updated the data & background on the Happy in Islam project.

One of the things we know is that happy leaders make better leaders. They are more motivating to work for, they handle stress better, and they make better decisions. The idea behind the Happy in Islam is to identify intervention techniques that allow Muslims to improve their levels of happiness.
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Another soft skills session