Specialize in what you do


I sometimes listen to Nouman Ali Khan who is a very famous Imam/Ustadh/Shaykh here in North America. And unlike other scholars, his talks are simply magical which is because a lot of youth can relate to what he talks about.

Recently, I heard him talk about why one should specialize in their respective fields. We live in a day and age where we have an overwhelming amount of information about everything but not an in-depth knowledge of a particular subject. The astonishing thing is that “knowing about everything” is also being preached a lot.

Just as an example, students quite often like to take a variety of courses to have a taste of everything. Now, the question is that what if a student takes one or two fields and digs deeper in them?

I am more interested in the narrative of people who specialize because it makes you humble and gives an appreciation of the order of things in your field.

Apply it in any aspect of your life and leave a comment below if you feel its making a positive change. As Steve Martin said, “be so good they can’t ignore you”. 

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