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Productive Last 10 Nights for the Busy Person

1. Focus on the odd nights

2. Inform your family and colleagues about your plans for these nights

3. If it's possible, take some time off from work

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Habits of Happy Productive Muslim Couples - They Fight The Real Enemy

All couples fight. BUT, are they fighting the REAL enemy? Watch the new episode!

Here is something to remember next time you have a fight with your spouse.

Couples: remember to direct your efforts towards identifying and fighting the real enemy (the ego, the evil eye and shaytan).

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18 Sources of Barakah (Blessings)

If we were to look for an Islamic definition of Productivity, it can probably be summarised in the word “barakah” or Blessing.

Being able to achieve more with few resources, doing much in little time, and generating a lot with little effort is surely a blessing from Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala).

Yet Barakah has somehow become a lost treasure these days; everyone’s looking for it, but no one seems to find it! You always hear people complaining that there’s no barakah in their time, no barakah in their sleep, no barakah in their money and the rest of it.

In this article, we’ll solve this mystery inshaAllah: we’ll find out what Barakah is and where you can find it!




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15 Golden Keys to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Our view of success should also be closely intertwined with productivity, the fruitful use of your time.

A person may have millions of dollars in his bank account, but if he spends every second of his life just working to earn this money, is he really productive? Time is the currency of this life.

When you think about it, time is really all you have. The time you have on this earth is what you spend to do good deeds and earn you a place in Paradise in sha Allah.

Now that you know just how closely related time is to your success or failure, wouldn’t the productive use of your time be of utmost importance? Of course, it is.

That’s why I’ve focused on both productivity and success because you cannot have one without the other.

Now that you know what my definition of success is, let’s dive into what qualities and attitudes you need to develop in order to achieve it. I call them my 15 Golden Keys to success...


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5 Ways to Keep You Motivated as An Entrepreneur

Embarking on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur is one that is filled with many ups and downs. The question is: how can entrepreneurs keep up the passion and drive through testing times? 

If you are just starting out in your business, you will know what I mean. Sometimes you are on a roll – inspiration constantly hits you and you work away endlessly, sometimes for hours or days on end. When your ideas become real, you are fuelled with even more motivation, for example, when you receive your first logo design or preview your new website. Sometimes, however, things aren’t as exciting, especially when you realize the amount of administration and bureaucracy you have to overcome! And inevitably, you will encounter bumps along the way. You may find it hard to reach your ideal customers, for example, or you might be finding it difficult to define who your target market is. You might be struggling with finding the time to devote to building your business, or the whole process may be taking a lot longer than you had originally anticipated.

Starting an entrepreneurial project is hard work and many people do not realize the labor that goes into it. Although becoming an entrepreneur may sound glamorous, there are times where you might feel like giving up or begin to question why you even started this in the first place.

But as with all good things, nothing is easy and Allah has informed us that we will be tested, especially with our wealth. So when you are feeling helpless and completely demotivated, try these 5 practical steps to keep up the passion and drive for working on your business...



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4 Easy Ways to Boost Spirituality During Your Busy Working Day

Many of us have to work full-time in order to earn a living, and it is common to have to travel to do so, whether this is by car or public transport.

With early wake-up alarms and chores to do when we reach home, working and traveling can result in feeling too tired or drained to do any other worship aside from what is compulsory.

So how can we use the different parts of our working day to connect with Allah ?

As Muslims, we should always be moving forward and improving ourselves, especially when we’re physically capable and have the time to do so...


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How to Forgive Those Who Have Wronged You

We can’t change people, and we certainly cannot change everyone overnight.

But we can at least change our own selves, and the way we think and behave, to better deal with unfortunate situations that could come up in our lives.

We’ve actually been taught the best example to deal with almost all sorts of situations through the life of our Noble Messenger , but oftentimes, we don’t apply these teachings.

There will be situations in life that will make you angry or impatient, but Prophet Muhammad taught us that true strength is when you can overcome your anger. He said,

“The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.” [Sahih al Bukhari]

We need to take this a step further by consciously forgiving someone, even when they may not necessarily deserve it.

Being able to forgive and let go increases mental well-being and prevents negativity and resentment from harboring within the heart.

Let’s explore a few ways we can become more forgiving towards people...


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5 VERY Important Tips to Help a Friend Suffering from Depression

Depression is a topic that is often overlooked in the Muslim community but it seems to be growing at an alarming rate.

Think of five of your closest friends – chances are that one of them OR their immediate family is depressed. 

In the United States, depression affects about 1 in 20 individuals over the age of 12 or about one individual in every five families. 

Sometimes symptoms are obvious and sometimes they aren’t as clear, but if you know someone who is depressed or you know someone who is struggling with a depressed loved one, you are probably wondering if or how you can help.

The number one thing a person can do to assist someone experiencing depression is to be supportive.  However, many people don’t know how to be or think they know how when they actually don’t; which ends up causing more harm than good.

Although there are many kinds of depression that affect individuals differently, here are five general guidelines from a psychotherapist on how you can help.

1. Avoid giving unsolicited advice

Often times those with depression just want someone to talk to and understand where they are coming from. Listening without judgment gives the depressed person the invaluable opportunity to get their feelings off his or her chest and allows them to sort out their thoughts. When you rush to give advice you are interrupting this cathartic process and disrupting what clinicians call the “holding space.”

In laymen’s terms, the holding space refers to being completely present and supportive of someone wherever they are in the five-stage changing process...

2. Avoid guilt-tripping them ...

3. Do not question their efforts to get better ...

4. Do not get mad if your friend doesn’t reciprocate ...

5. Do not become your friend’s depression therapist ...

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6 Essential Tips to Change Undesired Habits

Gaining the motivation and strength to fight undesired habits is not easy.

But, here is a simple and effective framework to help you change negative habits into good ones.

1. ‘Change’ not erase the habit 

It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s true. The idea is not to eradicate an undesirable habit from your mindset completely, but instead to break it down and form a new habit instead. It’s all related to neuroplasticity in the brain. Neuroplasticity is simply your brains ability to grow and restructure its neural pathways.

Think of sea water flowing through sand. In the beginning, there is no route, so the water creates one for it to flow through to the sea.

Over time, as more water keeps flowing through, the pathway becomes steadier and more defined. Sometimes it’ll make new pathways on top of the old pathways if there is too much water, and other times, some pathways won’t be used at all. That’s a basic way of picturing Neuroplasticity.  

In layman’s terms, it’s applicable to us in a whole host of instances. For example, for those with bad eating habits, a healthy snack should always be available so you don’t fall into eating junk whenever you’re hungry.

Stock up on some Snack-A-jacks, almond, nuts, and fruits.  Put your internet to good use, get creative with alternative snacking and build a pleasure pathway to welcome this alternative. Let’s rewire our pathways!

2. Identify and cut out triggers 

The first step to change bad habits for life is to identify the triggers that  may cause you to fall into a constant ongoing cycle, which then lead you into a never-ending loop of bad habits. It is about finding the cues that trigger the neurons in our brain to react in a certain way...

3. Have a planned substitute

4. Create achievable goals

5. Myth Busting: It may not take 3 weeks!

6. Don’t panic if you slip up


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7 Surprising Tips about Leadership from the First Revelation of the Qur’an

On a clear night in 610 AD, deep in the mountains of Mecca, the Prophet was alone in the cave of Hira, when an angel appeared before him and squeezed him three times till he could barely breathe. The angel then told him to recite the first verses of the Qur’an and told him that he’s now the Messenger of God.

Shocked and scared, the Prophet went to his home shivering saying, “Cover me, cover me!” His wife, Khadija, comforted and listened to him, then she shared some powerful words of support reminding the Prophet that his was an excellent character and that nothing evil would befall him.

Khadija took him to her cousin Waraqa Bin Nawfal, who was a knowledgeable scholar. and the Prophet told him what had happened, and Waraqa reassured him that he was indeed the Messenger of God, but he would face difficulties from his people in the years to come.

There are several lessons from this story for the newly appointed leader who is nervous about their new role:

1. It’s OK to Fear

The fact that you feel worried, concerned, and even distressed about your new role is a good sign! This type of stress is called eustress, or good stress because it provides you with enough productive discomfort to grow and stretch yourself.

2. You Need Family Support

The first person the Prophet turned to after the encounter in the mountains was his loving wife, Khadija. This is a powerful reminder of the role that family plays in supporting your growth. Talk to your family about your new role, what it means for you and them, and what support you need from them to be successful.

3. Remember Your Strengths

Khadija reminded the Prophet of his character strengths and all the good qualities he needed to grow into this role. You were selected for the leadership position because someone or some people saw something in you that they believed made you right for it. You need to look in the mirror and remind yourself what those ingredients are...

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