[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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[Finding Peace and Contentment – Part 1]: What Does it Mean to be Blessed?

[Finding Peace and Contentment - Part 1]: What Does it Mean to be Blessed? | ProductiveMuslim

If you’re in a state of difficulty, tribulation or restriction that is affecting your inner peace and making you think you’re not blessed, then you should read this. We all want to be ‘blessed’, right? When we’re pleased with someone, we say “God bless you.” When people ask us to make dua for them, we say

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[When You Work for Allah’s Sake – Part 1] Prerequisites of Being a Great Volunteer

[When You Work for Allah's Sake - Part 1] Prerequisites of Being a Great Volunteer | ProductiveMuslim

Are you volunteering for an Islamic cause and find yourself struggling to maintain sincerity and balance? Or, have you always wanted to do something for the sake of Allah but feel you aren’t good enough or free enough? This series on working for Allah’s sake aims to provide ethical and practical guidelines and tips to maximize

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[Parenting Lessons from Surah Luqman – Part 5]: Developing Patience and a Love for Prayer in Children

[Parenting Lessons from Surah Luqman - Part 5]: Developing Patience and a Love for Prayer in Children | ProductiveMuslim

In the previous parts of the series on parenting lessons from Surah Luqman, we talked about the essential prerequisites of parenting (Part 1), how to teach our children to avoid shirk (Part 2); being obedient and grateful to Allah and our parents (Part 3); and instilling consciousness of Allah in children (Part 4).  This part of the

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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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