Deciding to wear hijab can be an overwhelming life change for a Muslim woman. Dealing with the social and spiritual consequences of this decision is more than enough to keep us busy. Unfortunately, this new spiritual development can come at the cost of one’s physical well-being. Wearing hijab is not simply a fashion modification; it is symbolic of a shift in focus from the Dunya to the Akhirah. This shift can be even more overwhelming for new Muslimahs due to their additional lifestyle modifications. The lifestyle modifications that usually parallel the adoption of hijab can be conducive to weight gain and a sedentary lifestyle.
Are you a Muslimah with big dreams?
The eyes have desires that have a great tendency to want to be fulfilled, as if there is a gravity-like force that pulls the sight to the things we should not be looking at. Like gravity, those who resist will feel the force acting on them, while those who just go with the flow will feel little or nothing at all. Like gravity, it takes a lot of strength to escape it.
A few weeks ago, ProductiveMuslimah caught up with Sister Maryam Amirebrahimi, a regular author on suhaibwebb.com, a Tae Kwon Do second degree black belt, student of knowledge and hafidha of the Qur’an! In the first part, Sr Maryam told us about how she came to study Arabic, and how she manages her time between so many different activities. This week, she gives us invaluable advice for memorising Qur’an, and how sisters can take an active role within the community.
Alhamdulillah, we’ve been sharing many tips and resources on how you can work better and be a truly productive Muslim. Now it’s your turn to help our readers!
Every month, we will host a Productive Muslim’s reader discussion thread where you can share and learn from each other tips that help you become more productive.
Thank you for the many interesting opinions and tips on our last discussion on observing salah when you’re out and about!
The theme for this month actually comes from one of our readers. What’s on your productivity bucket list?