Misfit Ray: A Big Fat No!

This article will discuss why you should never consider the Misfit Ray if you’re looking for a fitness tracker worth your time and money. For any wearable to be considered acceptable, it should at least work right? Well the Misfit Ray keeps dying every few days.  Should you buy the Misfit Ray? I would recommend…

Muslims and the Post-Modern Conversation

We are living in troubling times thats for sure, society seems to lack the glue that holds all people together. I whole-heartedly feel there is no way one individual can master all disciplines, and satisfy all the the tastes and desires of people. The striving for character is what beautifies us human beings, like dewdrops on…

iPhone X – Innovation or Product Stagnation?

    There was a time in Apple’s history when the company started with the customer experience and worked their way back towards technology. All the past products at Apple, have been designed in that manner, and that’s where the innovation and progress really used to occur. For example, the iPod, was not the first…

The Forgotten Sunnah of ‘Itqan’ & ‘Tathabbut’

If one looks back in history to the Islamic Renaissance from, 7th to 15th century. It is easy to see how influential Muslims once were. They were an example of ‘Progress and Innovation.’ My article will attempt to explore the concept of ‘Itqan’ & ‘Tathabbut’ in the context of rising above our egos and preconceptions. The human ego…

Corporate Culture and Soft Skills – Maximise your Human Potential

Working with a diverse group people over a span of 8+ years has taught me a lot of things about life, work, and culture in general too. Dealing with people with diverse backgrounds as Advertising, Telco, eCommerce, Military & Defense and Software Development. I have noticed a few things that are common in all of them. Though…

Alpharabius – The precursor to Modernity

Alpharabius – A master of solving intellectual jigsaw puzzles, navigated and shaped the humanistic thoughts of a period now referred to as the as the Golden Age of the East. Al-Farabi made a fundamental contribution to Arabic literature and produced Arabic commentary and interpretation of Aristotle, Plato, and other ancient classics at a time when European…

Stephen Hawking’s Book – The Grand Design – A Review

Brief Introduction Stephen Hawking’s Book – The Grand Design attempts to disprove the existence of God using Science and Mathematical models. In this book, it is claimed that the Universe is a result of the Laws of Physics alone, and God is not needed to explain how it began. However it misses out on a…

An Engagement with the Humanities

One of the great weaknesses in the contemporary work-world is a shortage of critical thinking skills and an appreciation of how the insights of the great philosophers can enhance the daily lives of regular people. Philosophers are often derided for having their heads in the clouds, i practiced some of the things i learnt from…

Creativity – The Drivers, Inhibitors & The Downside

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all it’s students – Hector Berlios  1856 We should use our time wisely, it is a limited asset, and as we grow older it sort of becomes a privilege. Throughout history one can find great examples of disruption. Ideas that changed the world forever. Ideas that…

User Experience Design in 2017 & Beyond

As a User Experience Designer, a great deal of my efforts are spent on the intricacies and nuances of this niche area. ‘User Experience Design’ is arguably an output of imagination, and critical to growth in the Digital Era we live in. By evaluating the pulse of the design industry, it easy to see how the…