Over the past 3 and half years I have been on an immense journey, one which has changed my attitude and treatment towards living life as a useful and beneficial person. Stumbling upon ProductiveMuslim in summer 2009 was one of the best online moments I could have had – as a result of it I ended up working for ProductiveMuslim, alhamdulillah!
Working for ProductiveMuslim, which was a sleek black and white blog back then, was truly a new venture upon which I was ready to apply my small amount of skills and knowledge to (you might vaguely remember the skinny man below!). It was the vision and mission of the organisation which drove me to read the articles shared, listen to the videos we know so well as the good ol’ ‘Friday Naseeha’ and then in a spontaneous meeting at university in late 2009 I decided I’d contact the Founder directly to offer my ‘suggestions and ideas’ for ProductiveMuslim to see how I could contribute to the vision for productivity in the Ummah, a vision I felt compelled to share.
Since then, I’ve been able to work with an online, dedicated global team. A team that has gone from being a small group of individuals using simple innovations such as gmail to super cool online project management tools to make it the efficient and effectively led organisation that it is today in spreading its message to thousands around the world. I’ve had some of the VERY best moments whilst working in what can be classed as a rather unusually structured online organisation yet it has taught me some of the most profound lessons which I share below. An organisation which brought me to meet some of the most productive Muslims I’ve known who live by the motto:
‘Have sincere intentions & work hard’.