Interview with Darren Cheesman

Interview with Darren Cheesman - Productive MuslimPlaying hockey for England and Great Britain, Darren Cheesman has been recognized as one of Britain’s most skilful and exciting players. He is also the owner and lead coach of DC17 Coaching. Combining his experience of being in an elite environment from a very young age and his many achievements in hockey, there is a lot one can learn about personal excellence, hard work, dedication, and success from this young and productive Muslim, masha Allah.


21 thoughts on “Interview with Darren Cheesman

  1. Masha’Allah. Thanks for a very inspirational interview. May Allah continue to bless DC as he testifies to the truth of Allah’s words – Q53: 39-41 ‘And that there is not for man except that [good] for which he strives; And that his effort is going to be seen -Then he will be recompensed for it with the fullest recompense…’
    Good job Abu productive. Please lets have more role-model interviews. Jazakallahu khairan

  2. Masha Allah some excellent lessons… The analogy of our goals being a treasure .. How we beautify everything we do (do it with Ihsan) because its for Allah, have rest and recovery days to wind down, spend time with family, and catch up on reading and finally live by a personal motto or personal mission statement.

  3. BROTHER DARREN CHEESEMAN IS ALWAYS IN OUR MIND OUR SINCERE THANKS FOR THE PRODUCTIVE MUSLIM FOR ARRANGING SUCH A VITAL INTERVIEW JAZAHKHALL KHAIRAN THIS IS ASHRAFF NAZIM FROM SRI LANKA

  4. Masha Allah I found it so inspirational and loved the idea of using the analogy of the treasure hunt in goal setting. This interview was a testament that Islam is a complete way of life that can lead to success in this world and the hereafter. I am certainly passing this on. Well done Productive Muslim.

  5. Salaam,

    I think you wrote his last name wrong, Darren Cheesman not Cheeseman

    Take care, and good job with the website.

    1. Salaam Abu Ghufran,

      alHamdulillah, I do not have a ‘Muslim Name’.

      When I came to Islam, my Mum asked me to keep hold of the gift she gave me when I was born and so I have always honoured that. Some people call me Abu A’isha, as I have a daughter named A’isha, but this is only a few people who took it upon themselves.

      Thanks for the question.

      Darren

    1. Wa alaikum assalaam warahmatullah,

      You should be able to see an audio player on the same page (right after the paragraph about Br. Darren). Play it to listen to the interview.

  6. Mash’ALLAH. i have not actually listened to the interview, but read some of the comments. it is beautiful that you have honoured your mother’s wish that you keep her given name. may ALLAH (swt) bless you and her, and all the commenters on this page, and all the world. Ameen. may you prosper in this world, and in the next. Z. p.s. may aisha follow in the way of the deen, and be a more beautiful muslim and example of the prophet’s sunnah than any of us. GOD bless her, and us all. Ameen.

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