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aliyah21

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  1. Life is difficult..

    I don't know if this process is different in Arab countries, but from my experience, most employers are pretty receptive to, and encourage, internal referrals. Do you know anyone who currently works for a company that you are interested in? I would see if they can forward your resume over to the hiring manager for any current or future openings. Most companies give out incentives if an internally referenced candidate got hired and stayed with the company for at least 90 days. You could also send your resume over to a recruitment agency to assist you in finding a position you are interested in. The nice thing about recruitment agencies is that they usually have a new job posting every day that they're looking to fill, and they are usually free.
  2. It's funny how there are so many contradictory opinions about skinny jeans.... back in November I remember listing to a radio channel where they had some expert who was saying skinny jeans would be the least selling holiday gift this Christmas since it's been a style for so many years now, everyone has so many, no one wants any more, this style is going out of fashion, etc. Yet I work for a major international clothing brand and the top item sold, out of everything in the entire store, were the skinny jeans. I don't think they even look that good on most people. It was barely a few years ago that a few brands started reselling boyfriend jeans and flared. I wish those would come back into fashion.
  3. Will Shiachat Die Soon?

    The Internet makes it so much easier to seek knowledge and interact with others. If anything, I'd say it'll become more popular. Why do you think it'll die down?
  4. My brother recently came back from Hawaii. He travels a lot and never faced any issues at airports or when he's crossing internal borders. This time he was flying domestically and was stopped by airport security both to and from Hawaii and both times he wasn't let go until like 10 minutes before his flight. Both times they asked him very rigorous questions for over an hour. He's 20, has a common Muslim name, was mistaken to be Arab, and was traveling alone... It could have been a coincidence he got stopped, or it could have been related to the recent "Muslim" ban imposed in the US. I've had several other friends get stopped at airports as well. I really hope this thing calms down soon. Other than that, he had a good time at Hawaii. Said it looked very similar to Los Angeles. He ended up renting a car to get around instead of taking buses as their timings were very limited. Cost of living is very high as well. He was in Honolulu where there were mostly tourists from all over the world and a few locals who were also very friendly. Be prepared however and plan out where you want to go beforehand as there are certain areas with high crime.
  5. Fajr

    Can you try sparing an hour to sleep in the afternoon after you get back from school or work once the daytime hours stretch out in the summer?
  6. I think maybe you're interpreting this the wrong way. All sustenance and blessings and everything else we ask for is provided by Allah and only comes from Allah. There is no doubt about that. Thinking that any of God's creation has the power to make our Duas accepted is shirk. However, as we all sinners in this world, often times our sins push us farther away from our bond with God and block our duas from getting accepted. It is for this reason why we often ask for the ahlul bayt to intercede on our behalf, as they are sinless and they have a closer bond with God. There is nothing wrong with asking the ahlul bayt for shafa'ah or intercession, but please don't confuse that with them having the power to grant your duas. That belongs to God only.
  7. Father in Hospital - need Duas

    Sorry to hear that, your father is in my duas. Inshallah it is kheir. Keep us posted on how hes doing.
  8. Exams!

    When I was in uni I did a lot of my studying and school work on my laptop and kept getting distracted by Facebook and other stuff online... I don't remember the name of the website anymore, but you could enter certain websites that would be blocked on your computer for certain timeframes (such as when you're studying or writing a paper), and when my semester finished I was able to go back and lift those blocks. I'm sure there's still lots of websites/apps available that do that.
  9. In what regard would you say LinkedIn was helpful? To find job postings/recruiters, or for hiring companies to find you?
  10. I hate the hijab

    Trust me, you're not alone. I also feel this way from time to time and so do several of my friends. But it's important to realize that it's caused by pressure from the media and the society we live in to act and dress and look a certain way to fit in. If I decide to take off my hijab, all I'm doing is compromising my beliefs in order to conform to what society "wants" me to look/dress/act like, which is not worth it. I don't know a single person who took off the hijab and said anything good came out of it. We all experience this feeling from time to time. I think you mentioned you were a revert; do you have any close Muslim friends you can speak to regarding this? Having a support system to rely on can make all the difference. Imam Ali (AS) said, like your body your soul also gets tired. So refresh it by wise sayings/doings.
  11. Any Shias in Troy (Michigan) area?

    I know Dearborn has a high Shia population, but its a 45 minute drive for me. I used to go weekly but the drive time really put me off. I miss having a mosque in my city
  12. Salam, I moved to Michigan a few months ago. Haven't had much luck meeting many Muslims. Would love to connect with anyone near the Troy/Rochester area
  13. Best Professional Advice You've Received

    Invest in yourself as much as you can. You are your biggest asset. Knowledge, networking, credibility.... Anything you do to improve your own talents and make yourself more valuable will get paid off in the long term.
  14. Interesting idea. Even though that may work in theory, How does this affect your credit score when you open and close all those accounts so frequently?
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