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
Questions are the spark that leads to acquiring more knowledge! We all have problems and queries that we need assistance with, whether in religious matters, school, work, home or even relationships. While we all have questions, we often fail to ask for helpClick to read more: Productive Muslim
Stress has unfortunately become a normal part of our lives. In modern society, it is one of the silent culprits that affects anyone. A little might not be too bad for anyone, but continuous stress can cause negative effects on your mind, body and overall life.
A stress statistic data showed that 77% of people in the U.S. regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. Long-term stress can cause headache, acne, chest pain, high blood pressure, fatigue, teeth grinding, depression, anxiety etc
Making use of stress management methods is essential to take charge of one’s own health and mind. Although it is not an easy job, managing stress is a prerequisite to living a healthy and happy life. I have suffered from stress for a long time without realizing it, so to help manage your own stress, here are 9 practical tips that helped me keep stress at bay.
We all try to avoid the dreaded “S” word, but sometimes it just creeps up on us and our loved ones. Yes, we all want to lead productive lives and accomplish many honorable things, but we do not want to develop high blood pressure, sleep problems, or reduced immunity in the process. We all know from all the medical research that has been done that stress can do all of that and more. So how do we strike a balance? Is there even such a thing as balance anymore?
Here are some thoughts on how to reclaim our lives from all the hidden stress and become more productive.