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[Doodle of the Month] 10 Actions for Sisters to Boost Self-Confidence

[Doodle of the Month] 10 Actions for Sisters to Boost Self-Confidence
Doodle cover by : Aneesah Satriya

Do you struggle with self-confidence? Find out how to give your confidence a boost with these 10 actions!

What tips do you have to share with us about increasing self-confidence? Leave a comment below!

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[Parenting Lessons from Surah Luqman – Part 4]: Being Conscious of Allah Always

[Parenting Lessons from Surah Luqman - Part 4]: Being Conscious of Allah Always | ProductiveMuslim
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In the previous parts of this series on parenting lessons from Surah Luqman, we addressed the essential prerequisites of parenting (Part 1), how to teach our children to avoid shirk (Part 2) and being obedient to our parents and grateful to Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) and our parents (Part 3), thereby establishing a connection with Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He).

In this article, we will talk about the next piece of advice that Luqman 'alayhi'l-salām (peace be upon him) gave to his son: being in a constant state of consciousness of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), hence strengthening the bond between us and our Creator. Continue reading

[Reader Discussion] How to Have a Relaxed and Refreshing Weekend

[Reader Discussion] How to Have a Relaxed and Refreshing Weekend
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Every month, we host a ProductiveMuslim reader discussion where you can share ideas and tips to help each other become more productive. Last month, readers shared many interesting ideas on What You Can Do While You Commute.

The theme for this month’s discussion is how you can have a relaxed and refreshing weekend. Continue reading

5 Tips to Stop Social Media From Taking Over Your Life

5 Tips to Stop Social Media from Taking over Your Life
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The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) advised us to take advantage of our free time before we become busy. We have somewhat of a different problem now.

Instead of becoming busy, we’ve made ourselves busy. A lot of us go through the same social media routines constantly. At work we cycle through Gmail, ESPN, CNN, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Buzzfeed, and Pinterest on a habitual loop. We don’t even think about the websites we’re looking at, we’re programmed to do it. We take our phones and we have a similar pattern wired into our brains: text, Facebook, Twitter, email, Tumblr, Instagram, and so on. Continue reading

12 Tips from the Sunnah to Communicate Effectively with Others

12 Tips from the Sunnah to Communicate Effectively with Others | ProductiveMuslim
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We communicate with people on a daily basis, and what’s better than learning some important types of etiquette that could improve our daily interactions! I personally worked as an elementary school teacher in Sharjah for a period of time. After Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) blessed me with my third child, I couldn’t get back to work and I didn’t miss the work environment much except for a few wonderful things that used to happen. I reminisced all those small, lovely things and especially remembered the peace greetings.

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