R. McCammon (2015) Work Well with Others

Ross McCammon (2015) Works Well With Others

The title and cover of the book caught my eye for their humour, and the subtitle seemed relevant to me: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No one Ever Teaches You. The key word being “outsider”. In the “corporate” world where I work, I have managed to make my way up a few steps on the ladder, but the feeling of being an outsider has never really left me. So I thought I would take a look in this book and see whether there was anything in it for me.

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Laughter and playfulness in Islam

The Place of Joy, Happiness, Laughter, Recreation and Relaxation in Islam

“For, to speak out once for all, man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.” (J. C. Friedrich von Schiller, Letters upon the Aesthetic Education of Man, Letter XV, 9)


As a follow-up to the the entry entitled Self-Discipline in Islam, I was asked “what is the place of joy, laughter, and relaxation in Islam, in comparison to self-restraint, discipline and control?”

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