The Barakah Effect is a practical one day workshop that focuses on how to lead yourself, and lead others – from a Prophetic perspective.
“Barakah is the attachment of divine goodness to a thing, so if it occurs in something little, it increases it. And if it occurs in something much it benefits it. And the greatest fruits of barakah in all things are to use that barakah in the obedience of Allah (SWT)” – Imam Raghib
What is the purpose of this workshop?
The Barakah Effect workshop helps Muslim Professional practically implement our Prophetic teachings in our professional lives.
We’ve all had conversations where we say things like, “I have to turn off my Islam when I get to work.” And by that we don’t mean that we hide the fact that we’re Muslim. It means that we have to act like a different person. We have to put aside our faith values such as humility, selflessness, and things like shunning praise and credit. Instead, we feel like we have to be selfish in the name of business. We do this because we’re taught you have to play the game to succeed.
But what if there was another way?
What if we could stop compartmentalizing our faith and spirituality? What if we didn’t have to turn if off when we clocked in?
It’s our firm belief that the best of the best teachings in leadership and productivity ultimately come from the most productive man that ever lived and the most influential leader of all times. However, for many years, his teachings have become disconnected in a way that we no longer think how to apply the lessons in our professional lives – or worse, we think that we simply can’t apply them.
I remember having a conversation at my workplace with an Investment fund manager who was managing a multi-million dollar investment fund on behalf of the bank I was working for. Now this wasn’t just a regular bank – but this was actually an Islamic bank, in an Islamic country, with Muslim employees. I asked her a simple question:
“Do you pray istikharah before making an investment decision?”
My question was met with blank stare. She never considered it. In fact, no one in her industry has ever taught her to consider it.. What’s interesting, is that she was a deeply spiritual person who was known and respected for her piety. This made me realise how far we’ve come in compartmentalizing our faith. We forgot (or even don’t know how) to let the Barakah enter the workplace.
The funny thing is, everyone has observed Barakah – including non-Muslims. They just happen to call it different things – like serendipity, or “karma.” They talk about putting good things “into the universe” and letting the “universe reward you.”
We know that what they observed is actually Barakah in action. And we have the blueprint to unlock it based on the teachings of our faith. That’s our unfair advantage.
That’s where this workshop comes in. We want to help every Muslim professional live a life full of Barakah – a whole life. From the moment of waking up until going to sleep. How do we get the Barakah in our lives to help us lead ourselves, live a balanced life, and turn around and bring that to our organizations and teams?
The Deen and Dunya Conundrum
We often put “deen” and “dunya” at conflict with one another. In other words, if we succeed in our worldly life, it comes at the expense of the afterlife. The Qur’an, however, teaches us the opposite. It commands us to supplicate ambitiously for both.
“Our Lord, give us good in this world and in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire” (2:201).
It’s our firm belief that following the Prophetic models of leadership and productivity will help us to not only better our relationship with our Creator – but become a top performer professionally in the process.
A Glimpse at What You’ll Take Away From This Workshop:
- Developing a daily system for yourself that keeps you at peak performance – spiritually, mentally, and physically. Feel fulfilled.
- Break out of the productivity trap of looking for new apps and hacks to constantly maximize your output. Instead, learn how to *multiply* your efforts by tapping into the power of Barakah to power through your every day challenges the obstacles holding you back.
- What did the Prophet’s (s) day look like? What can we emulate from it? How do we apply his daily habits and routines that to a modern day workplace?
- How to not just delegate, but empower people around you.
- Learn the intricate tricks Shaytan plays on us to paralyze us with fear – making it hard for us to be decisive, or even speak up in a meeting at work.
- What tangible and practical things did the Prophet (s) do to develop the people around him?
- How did the Prophet (s) lead the un-leadable? Deal with difficult people?
- Dealing with failure, setbacks, and when things don’t go as planned.
- What does a Prophetic leadership style look like? And how is it applied to a modern professional environment?
- Authentically implementing your spiritual values in an environment that doesn’t prioritize faith.
- Balancing humility with ambition and assertiveness.
- What Prophetic work/life balance looks like in regards to your self, family, and community.
Video Glimpses of our Content
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been holding live webinars to give you a glimpse of the type of Leadership/Productivity content we’ll cover during our workshop. Check these out below:
Work/Life Balance from a Prophetic Perspective – by Mohammed Faris
Prophetic Guidance on Building Your Leadership Capacity – by Omar Usman
Mohammed is an internationally sought speaker, coach, and author who spearheaded the niche of productivity and Islam. His most notable accolade is as the Founder of ProductiveMuslim.com, the popular online platform, blog, and productivity training organisation that serves the “e-Ummah” worldwide.
He’s also the author of the new book “The Productive Muslim: Where Faith Meets Productivity”.
Popularly known as “Abu Productive” on ProductiveMuslim.com, Mohammed Faris regularly contributes articles, weekly newsletters, Q&A videos and advanced training courses. His website also features articles, doodles and animations from various contributors and productivity experts worldwide.
He has delivered talks and trainings at numerous events and seminars across the world including UK, US, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Egypt, Bosnia, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia as well as featured on international media.
In 2014, the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre added him to the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims list.
Omar is an experienced professional with over 12 years experience in the Healthcare/IT industry where he has worked in clinical applications support, project management, and consulting. He is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional).
He also holds a leadership training and speaking certification through the John Maxwell Company, and has held numerous mastermind groups around the topics of leadership and communication. He has also developed and delivered specialized leadership training to hospital executives.
He is a founding member of, and has held various leadership roles, with a number of Islamic organizations including Qalam Institute and MuslimMatters.org. You can find his writings on sites like Fiqh of Social Media and Muslim Strategic Initiative (where he blogs about personal and organizational development). He’s also a primary instructor of Qalam’s Khateeb Workshop program where he has helped train over 700 students in public speaking.
Registration and Logistics
This is a one day workshop on Saturday April 30th, 2016 taking place at the Westin DFW Airport.
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*We recommend participants traveling from out of town to stay at the Westin, and to fly in and out of DFW airport.
Registration will open at 9am, and the seminar will begin promptly at 9:30am so please be on time.
To register please purchase your ticket from this page, we will then send any follow up announcements via email.
Register today and and receive 6 months free access to the Productive Muslim Academy (which includes our signature ProductiveRamadan Online course).