[Reader Discussion] How to Achieve Your Goals Against All Odds

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 restoring ties with family and friends.  The theme for this month’s discussion is achieving your goals against all odds. 

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It’s Now or Never: Zarah Choudhury’s Life-Changing Weight-Loss and Fitness Journey

It's Now or Never: Zarah Choudhury's Life-Changing Weight-Loss and Fitness Journey

ProductiveMuslim caught up with Zarah Choudhury-Alani, an inspiring  Muslim woman who started a life-changing journey to reclaim her health and fitness when she finally decided that she had had enough of being overweight; and who is today an inspiration to thousands through her Zarah’s Now or Never fitness and health program.  Zarah currently has over 20k+ followers, which she

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[SISTERS] How Introspecting Makes Life More Meaningful

[SISTERS] How Introspecting Makes Life More Meaningful | ProductiveMuslim

The Book of Allah repeatedly encourages man to reflect; in fact, the verb yatafakkaru (they reflect) is mentioned 17 times. In his book, The Book of Assistance, Imam Al-Haddad remarks that reflection is the lamp of the heart, if it departs, the heart will have no light. Therefore, without reflection, the heart is darkened and life is lived with a sense of

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What I Learned from Our Three Winners: Changing the Way We Deal With Calamities

ChapelHill-Our-Three-Winners (What I Learned from Our Three Winners: Changing the Way We Deal With Calamities) | ProductiveMuslim

There are some deep and revolutionary messages to all of us that emerged and continue to emerge from the Chapel Hill Shooting. The three beautiful souls of Deah (23), his bride Yusor (21), and Razan (19) have been taken violently and hatefully in what is undoubtedly a senseless inhumane crime. Details of the incident and the main stream media’s unsurprisingly

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How I’m Trying to Raise 8 Intelligent, God-Conscious Children: Interview with Sharifah Mastura Al Jifri

How I Raised 8 Intelligent, God-Conscious Children: Interview with Sharifah Mastura Al Jifri | ProductiveMuslim

I’d met the eldest daughter at law school: a hafidhah who was fluent in English, Arabic and Malay, a bright student who’d studied 3 different syllabuses and was a remarkably disciplined girl for her age. When she told me all her other 7 siblings were or are becoming huffaadh and were being educated and brought

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