There are different situations in which we may find ourselves on the go, such as when we are using public transport or driving. There are different actions a person can do at each of these times to increase the blessings in their life. Each second in our day is precious and there is always something we can do in that time to continuously increase the barakah we crave. Never belittle the smallest of actions as they can have a profound effect on the world around you. More... (from productive Muslim)
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Now that Ramadan is coming to an end, and only Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) knows if we will see this month again, the time that remains for us of this month is quite special. Within the last ten days of Ramadan we anticipate the Night of Power (Laylat-ul-Qadr), the most blessed night of the year. Many people seek to observe this period while in i’tikaf to maximize ibadah (worship). Physical health and strength is thus vital for observing i’tikaf in this blessed period.
Imagine Ramadan at your doorstep. The long anticipated first taraweeh prayer will take place tonight. You desperately want to feel the spirit. But you just aren’t into it. You’re overwhelmed with something else: distractions! You’re drowning in deadlines for work;you need to catch up with family issues that you’ve been postponing for ages. On top of all that, your social media feeds – this one thing that you depend on to de-stress – is draining rather than boosting your spirit.
With minimal spiritual preparation under your belt and a sea of distractions swallowing you, you realize one thing: you’re not ready for Ramadan!Read More
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.
A beautiful inspirational reminder regarding prayer. Can you spare 10 minutes for peace and tranquility?
Busy on your mobile phone all the time? Too absorbed in your work/with your friends that you are not giving due attention to your spouse? If yes, then this must stop, insha’Allah!
Couples need to make time for each other to increase and deepen their bond. Letting oneself be absorbed in everyday life while neglecting one’s spouse might be a major reason why many couples are growing apart this day and age.
Communicate, make time for one another, appreciate and support one another. You’re there for him, and he’s there for you. Never lose that, insha’Allah.From productive muslim