Alhamdulillah, last year we released the first version of Productive Muslim certified LifeBook / diaries in partnership with a pioneering Islamic Gift company, Siratt. Working closely with Siratt, we’ve infused some of ProductiveMuslim.com concepts into their popular Lifebooks and we’ve stamped these Lifebooks as”ProductiveMuslim certified”.
These diaries are back again for the year 2013 and you can get your very own, sleek Lifebook here!
Being a truly productive Muslim entails understanding yourself well so that you can manage your weaknesses and leverage your strengths for maximum benefit in the dunya (this life) as well as the akhira (the Hereafter).
This level of self-management does not always come naturally. In many cases, it requires another person who can take an objective look at you, combine it with their experience and wisdom, and show you how to build a roadmap to success. You do the building while they give you insight. This is life coaching at the core. Continue reading
Sometimes, even when we’ve got our goals listed down and we seem pretty sure of what needs to be done next, there may be some pauses greeting us along the way. Maybe we haven’t felt better since catching that flu bug two weeks ago. Maybe we came back home to find it being broken into. Maybe it’s that hurtful word from last night’s argument with a loved one. Maybe it’s just a broken heart.
And most of the time, it is indeed our heart that needs the nursing. So much of our productivity, at times, simply goes astray because we’re not at our best inside. There is only so much that an uplifting soul can do, playing a role in our level of productivity. What we need from time to time are simply reminders – a way to regain our spiritual strength – perhaps some words to uplift our spirits.
Lift Me Up, so aptly named, began lifting spirits through the convenience of an iPhone app on June 18th, 2012. It goes by the tagline “Soothe your hearts, soothe your eyes.” Lift Me Up provides Qur’anic verses and ahaadeeth (Prophetic sayings), represented through artwork and doodles created by talented artist Juita Jayaram. Continue reading
The recently-released Islamic/Muslim iPhone App ”Muhasabah” is generating quite a buzz. So what does this app do for you?
“By the Soul, and the proportion and order given to it; And its enlightenment as to its wrong and its right; Truly he succeeds that purifies it, And he fails that corrupts it” [Surat Ash-Shams; 91:7-10].
Purifying our soul should truly be on the top of our priorities’ list. The first step to such purification is an honest and regular assessment of our standing, i.e. muhasabah. This means that we take account of ourselves undergo honest self-criticism while reflecting on our actions, words and thoughts.
But due to our hectic lifestyle and technology frenzy, our priorities have shifted. Have you ever had one of those days when you felt the drain of the day and tried to think of how you spent your day? You want to remember how you carried yourself as a human being and more importantly as a Muslim, but you can’t remember details of your day, like it just flew past.
Yet amidst all the metallic clutter of smart phones and laptops, there is a jewel within waiting to be found – an iOS App that can help us to purify our soul and achieve ihsan in our life.