You close your eyes and think of the “good” deeds you did in the way of Allah (glorified and exalted be He). You gave sadaqah, you gave a ride to someone to the masjid, shared a hadith and saw someone implementing it, helped out someone read the Qur’an today, visited a sick neighbor or called a relative and earned lots of du’aas from them.
And you smile and think, Alhamdulillah, you did something today, insha Allah tomorrow you would do more.
And then a tiny voice says, “But what if in spite of all the good deeds I did, I still don’t please my Rabb?” And we worry; was it accepted or not? Let’s look at some conditions that we can fulfil before doing and after doing the good deeds: Continue reading
Nour Zibdeh is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), and the owner of Nourition, LLC, a nutrition counseling practice. Nour specializes in nutrition management for digestive conditions (irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivities), food sensitivities, migraines and headaches, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, eczema, autism spectrum disorders, weight management, and cardiovascular disease.
In this interview we talked about the best ways to nourish ourselves for peak performance throughout the day. We hope you benefit. Please share your feedback by leaving a comment below!
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Our children are an amanah (trust) on to us from Allah: it’s our duty to nurture, educate and protect them as they grow into productive adults.
Moms, it’s very important to take some time out to ponder and reflect on the part you are playing or have played in your children’s journey of life. Do your children know their relationship with their Creator? Remember: all that they do will be written down, and when their book is presented on the Day of Accountability – the contents will be based on your work! Ask yourself: what are you doing to ensure that your children’s book will reflect righteous deeds, good character and true success?
How confident do you feel about reporting back to Allah and being able to say:”Allah I raised my children with ihsan (excellence) to the best of my ability in accordance and obedience to Your laws.” What a wonderful feeling will this be? How do we perform the most important role on earth? Continue reading
Is it that you hold your Mushaf, are reciting from it and yet your mind is wandering from the food in the fridge to the weather outside? You’re unaware of what you are articulating and can’t just focus? If so this piece of writing is intended for you.
Reciting the Qur’an is a source of barakah and, as we know, barakah is a key to productivity. Therefore we must aim to recite it in anticipation of Allah’s pleasure and barakah from him.
Indeed reading the Arabic words contains reward and you attain 10 rewards for every single letter that you pronounce. However, reading while reflecting and reciting with comprehension holds a greater benefit! Unfortunately Arabic, for many of us, is a foreign language and we are only skimming through the pages.
Here are some tips for a productive Quran recital; get the most benefit out of it! Continue reading
Shaykh Mirza Yawar Baig is the Founder & President of Yawar Baig & Associates. He is an international speaker, coach, trainer and facilitator, specializing in leadership in family businesses. He works with prominent family businesses in the role of Life Coach and Mentor. He has successfully trained managers in business, government & academia on 3 continents for over 24 years and developed a reputation for teaching effectively across boundaries of culture, function and nationality, not to mention that he also speaks 5 languages! An ongoing project that Shaykh Yawar is engaged in at the moment is the Standard Bearers Academy – which operates with the vision to provide role models to the world. Shaykh Yawar is known for his love of adventure and rich life experiences.
Alhamdulillah, we caught up with this rich and inspiring personality for this interview, during which he shared some valuable and practical productivity tips from his life. We hope you find it just as inspiring as we did! Continue reading