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Ramadan is Just the Beginning - How to Plan for Lasting Changes

If a Muslim continues to display positive changes after Ramadan, this is not only a possible sign that the fasting has been accepted, but also a sign that a new habit has been formed.

During Ramadan, we strive to make positive changes. From the early hours of the morning as dawn breaks until the later hours of the evening, we carefully schedule when we will eat, pray and perform our tasks. We are more conscious of time and of our behaviour.

Despite the challenges to one’s mood when hungry or thirsty, we display a positive and modest demeanor as best as we can. If you continuously make positive choices during Ramadan and reinforce those positive behaviors until they become habits, this will help us actualize the purpose of Ramadan, which is to transform us as human beings and help us be the best version of ourselves.

Here are some ideas that you can try to tap into this Ramadan for lasting changes.

3 Steps to Supercharge Your Health, Energy & Productivity this Ramadan

Ramadan is the time where the busiest of Muslims become busier. This blessed month brings new commitments to juggle including work, family, early suhoor – not to mention trying to catch adequate hours of sleep in between! It sometimes feels like we are working a second job! No wonder so many Muslims struggle with feelings of tiredness & low-energy while fasting. Whilst many Muslims aim to increase their worship while optimizing productivity at work & at home, you might be thinking, ‘Why are we talking about health during Ramadan?”
We can think about our health as the necessary condition for us to accomplish anything in life. But how can we set out to perform each of our responsibilities this month with ihsaan if we are fatigued due to neglecting our health? Productive Muslim outlines 3 simple steps to ensure peak performance during the Ramadan. Health isn't the goal, but a means to spiritual and worldly success

How to Overcome Pre-Ramadan Information Overload!

There seems to be a surge of Ramadan preparation resources – courses, notes, videos, webinars, books – and you may begin to feel a little overwhelmed. That is understandable, so how do you manage this information overload without feeling like it’ll freeze you from taking any action at all?. Here are 5 top tips to overcoming pre-Ramadan information overload

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

Have you ever been in a position where you’ve been asked to lead a team, an organization, or a company, and your instinctive reaction is that you’re not ready for it? If you have, then this story from the Islamic tradition might help ease your distress: it is the story of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) when he received the first revelation of the Qur’an.

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

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How to Consistently Wake Up 45 Minutes Before Fajr Adhan

One of the challenges that a Muslim faces when trying to wake up for Fajr every day is the constant shifting of the Fajr prayer. Depending on the season you’re in, it constantly shifts either few minutes forward each day or a few minutes back each day. Thus, it can be difficult to keep up with a varied Fajr schedule throughout the year. So how does one overcome this challenge?

How Being Chronically Late for Salah Affects Your Productivity & What to Do About It

When you are always late for salah, it says a lot about you and your character. It shows that you lack discipline, internal strength, and integrity to be where you are supposed to be ‘on time’ for your most important appointments of the day, and you are not dependable.

No one likes to say about themselves that they are not dependable or lack discipline, but actions speak louder than words, and being late for salah is the first warning that you are on a slippery slope towards being chronically late in everything else in your life.

If you are wondering why there is a delay in your sustenance, in your marriage, in your work, in your health, look into your salah: are you delaying it? More...

8 Ways to Revive Your “Ramadan-Relationship” with the Qur’an

It has been two months since the blessed month of Ramadan. During this time, and for the next two months, the companions of the Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) would make Du’a that their Ramadan was accepted from them. What about us? Have we forgotten about the progress we made? Have we continued the beautiful actions we did? What is your motivation to continue once this blessed month has long passed? The month of Ramadan is widely known as the month of the Qur’an. One of the many beautiful things about Ramadan is that it is the month where almost everyone makes an extra effort to have a special relationship with the Qur’an, whether it is increasing recitation, or pondering more over the meaning of the great verses. More

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