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  1. Everything related to creations of Allah make me feel closer to HIM.. Mostly when i see the sky forming different shapes of clouds and is of full of colors from dawn to dusk subhan Allah its the amazing view of Allah’s creation.. It makes me more closer to Allah.. I feel peaceful while watching it…

  2. This is a very good article which actually motivates us to become closer Allah (swt). I kindly request you to publish articles like this every week . So that it would be easy for us to learn more about Islam persistently and it’s not just an article but it’s a reminder for us to get closer to Allah. Jazakhallahu khair. May Allah shower his mercy and blessings on you & your family.

    • Ameen. Thank you very much for your kind words. :) I’m glad to hear that you benefited from the article. This article is part of a whole series that focuses on the heart which will be published throughout the next couple of weeks inshallah.

  3. Asalamou aleykoum wa rahmatouh Allahi wa baarakatouh,

    Thank you for this great article. I will share with my friends. As a mother of two small kids that are close in age I really strive to find some time for focus and concentration. What advice could u give to mothers like me?

    Baarak Allahou fyk

    • Wa’alaikum Salam, you are very welcome. I’m happy that you enjoyed reading it. Are you referring to maintaining focus during prayer or in general?

      • Asalamou alaykoum Naima,

        Baarak Allahou for taking the time to read my comment.

        In meant in general not only for prayers but also to read Coran or a book related to islam. Time is running fast now a days and when kids are small they are very demanding wake up a lot at night so your brain cannot focus. It was suggest to me to do read when kids are sleeping or wake up earlier but due to lake of sleep when they sleep I am so tired that when I tried to read I cannot focus and have to read few times the same sentence to understand what it is all about.

        Oum Hassan

  4. Assalamu Alakium

    Unable to find words to describe , how am feeling after reading this article. Such a valueable reminder for the whole ummah.

    jazak Allah Kharian

  5. JazakhAllah khairan for such an educative article. It really motivate me a lot. May Allah make it easy for us to be able to apply your steps to have a sound heart

  6. Ma sha Allaah a very beneficial read indeed :) Having been there, i can so much relate to what you are saying here. Our heart is in a state of constant fluctuation; sometimes it is high, sometimes it is low. I find doing simple dhikr of Allah from time to time during the day helpful. Like saying Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi, or SubhanAllahi azeem is very light and heavy in scales. Second, doing Istagfaar as much as I can, has had a very serene effect on my anxious and hard heart. It calms me down and instills peace and hope in me. And yes, Staying connected to the Quran, reading it everyday, making efforts to understand the Arabic. Alhamdulillah, nothing compares to lighten your day more than this. Also, just like the cause , the change is not abrupt too, it is gradual. You will feel it, in some time, when you consistently act upon the remedies.

    JazakAllah Khair for sharing this reminder :)

    • Barak Allahu Feeki for sharing your perspective on this matter. Especially the point about the change in the right direction being gradual as well resonates with me. As human beings we often expect immediate results, but we have to learn to be patient – especially when it comes to self-improvement and healing our hearts. I’m glad that you could relate to the article. :)

  7. This is profound article. I m going through rough situation in my life. After reading this article i felt peace.

    • Alhamdulillah. I’m extremely happy to hear this. I pray that whatever you’re facing right now will be solved soon inshallah.

  8. Masha Allah, a great article i learnt so much from it and In sha Allah i see myself following this steps to be more closer to Almighty Allah in sha Allah.
    Thank you for this May Allah reward you imensly

    • Ameen. You’re very welcome. Inshallah we will all be able to put the above mentioned points into practice.

  9. I really appreciate your good work of feeding our souls with such wonderful words and reminders. May ALLAH SWT reward you abundantly for reminding us on how merciful HE is. May ALLAH SWT increase your knowledge and grant all your wishes…AMEEN.

  10. Thank you so much for this article. Topics like Attaining the love of Allah are rarely spoken about nowadays. JazakAllahu Khayra for writing this. And a request to “productivemuslim.com” to continue posting such articles…

  11. Do good to everybody and do not look for the reward from anybody except ALLAH(SWT).You will feel the happiness and satisfaction at its peak you will enjoy it.

    May ALLAH (SWT) bless Productive Muslim.com

  12. Assalaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh,

    JazakumAllah khair for such a heart-warming article :) The warmth in the article throughout stopped me from doing other things and gave an urge to finish reading until the end. This was truly beneficial, especially the last three paragraphs which helps us ponder on what kind of seemingly small yet relatively big impact we can have through Allah’s Will. May Allah bless and reward you all immensely. Just bookmarked this page so I can go back many times and implement the gems provided in this article, inshaAllah ^_^ JazakumAllah khair!

    • Ameen. Thank you so much for this kind feedback. I’m very glad that the article is so well received, hamdullah. :)

  13. This an extremely very useful write up.How i wish i live up to these advises for the rest of my life.Am at least better up as Allah brought my attention to Productive Muslim.Alhamdulillah wastagfirullah wasallallahu ala Nabiyyanal Karim(SAW).

  14. Asslamualikum,

    May Almighty Allah reward you bountifully for sharing this piece of spiritual wisdom. It’s quite inspiring and speaks aloud in terms of mending ways to please Allah SWT. It is not simply an option but a reality to engrave in our hearts. It is stated that exchange of prays for others makes a real difference, so I pray for your steadfastness in this holy endeavor and beg for a reciprocal one to please our BELOVED CREATOR.

  15. JazakAllah. What a fine article. This article has been so much helpful to me in getting closer to right mindset to be a better Muslim. Please keep writing and helping us getting motivate and inspire. Pray Allah give you health and blessings. Ameen.

    • Ameen. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Inshallah I’m back to writing for ProductiveMuslim on a more regular basis.

  16. MashaAllah this is so inspiring. JazakAllahu khayran for this post! May Allah guide us all, all the time. ☺️

    • Very good piece of advice. Especially now that we’re only about two months away from Ramadan. :)

  17. Assalaamu’alaykum Sister Naima,
    maa shaa Allah, you had written an excellent practical reminder, and it resonates a lot with how I have striven to get to be closer to the way of Allah. I remember that when I was younger I did not pay too much attention to learn much about Islam. Alhamdulillah, ever since ten years ago I started to attend a muslim ladies gatherings every week, to learn more about Qur’an and Islamic knowledge. I can feel that those gatherings are very important in increasing my eeman, as well as providing the comfort of having friends who are supportive towards each other in the same goal, which is learning more about Islam, the best way of life that Allah had provided us.
    May Allah reward you and your family with His best reward, jazaakumullah khayr.

    • Ameen. Thank you so much for this beautiful message. I’m glad to hear that you have found people that influence you in a positive way. Good company can have such a profound effect on us and the state of our heart.

  18. As salamualaikum warahmatullah wa barakatuh … Jazakalahu khairan for the article sister .. Its a truly inspiring article with brilliant exaples cited. Articles like this need to be encouraged more within the ummah ..I am guilty myself (May Allah improve me ). May Allah bless you and grant you Noor. looking forward to subsequent release. May Allah be with you . As salamualakum Wa rahmatullah

  19. Great article and I really believe reading qur’an bring so much peace in the heart. Even if it is so that you pick it up for few minutes and read and ayaat whenever you can. The qu’ran is a light. Light cannot be seen light is a means by which you see……………

  20. MashaAllah very well written.. May Allah guide you and all of us to be righteous and attain his Jannah.
    One thing that I do to be always connected to Allah is seeking his help in every small things. I read hadith that u ask Allah if u want a strap in your chappal. After reading this hadith I do ask Allah for help in every day to day life. Even if it is too small remember Allah and seek his help. This has helped me to be connected with Allah.
    JazakAllahu khairan

  21. Subhanallah! Just what i wanted. I just came home after Jumuah and found this post in my Inbox. At the masjid I had made a lot of dua to Allah to strengthen and cleanse mt heart. To make me more closer to Him and to not let me dispair of his mercy. And here Allah spoke to me and answered my worries through this article. Thank you sister.

  22. Cleansing your heart is the essence of your
    existence… It is so true that we have these highs and lows in our faith.. Some days we feel soo close to Allah and on other days we completely become lazy or involved in some other activity..

    Allahamdullilah a lovely article..
    Thank you for sharing ..

  23. Learning du’a and focussing on them in my heart as best as I can while being present both while resting and in my daily affairs also helps me

  24. Assalamualikum
    Making dua to Allah is also important as He is the One who can change our hearts, purify them and make our path of coming close to Him easy.

  25. Written beautifully. This, touched my heart. May Allah reward you and keep you steadfast upon guidance. Ameen

  26. thank you for the soulful article.i am in a similar state of mind that you mentioned in the beginning of this article-withdrawn,lifeless and helpless to find peace and life in my namaz or other deeds.also,i felt like i am far away from the creator and cant go back again under the shade of his warmth and love.anyhow,happened to go through this article and i dont know what force drived me to stay patient and go through this note till the end.Alhamdulillah,now i can feel a breeze of life coming to my soul and my mind is now filled with optimism that i can find my peace and life in Allah,the almighty.I really dont know how long it last since i am a mere human.anyhow,i have strongly decided to give another try to be more live.productive and sincere in my namaz and other deeds .may Allah help me to find the meaning and soul of my life in him.its nothing but your article which give me another thought about this.Thanks alot Naima.may the almighty shower his blessings upon you to inspire people through your beautiful words.Include me too in your prayers.

  27. becoming a parent has brought me closer to Allah. I see life from completely different perspective, I am appreciative of little things in life, when I say alhamdulilah it comes from my heart. I still have a lot to work on may Allah reward you for great reminder sister.

  28. السلام عليكم و رحمة الله تعالى و بركاته
    جزاك الله تعالى خيرا
    You can’t imagine my dear dear sister how this article inspired me to get back on track with my relationship with Allah swt i LOVE you with all my heart and may Allah swt reward you in the hereafter with the pleasure of looking to His Face swt i can’t thnk Allah swt enough for guiding me to this beautiful BEAUTIFUL article ^@^

  29. Alahu akbar, what a soul rendering, may Allah reward you abundantly, when at low, we feel unwanted, useless. Another way of picking up again is having positive opinion about Allah, yourself and those around you

  30. This very nice piece mashallah,
    Jazakallah Naima, this article really helped me re-discover myself and know my closeness to Allah s.w.t .
    i will share this with as many friends as i can inshallah .
    Shukran.

    Anas.