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  1. I am sorry to inform you that I did not receive any audio input when I accessed this link to listen to the interview.

    • @Zem-Zem – Hmm… I’ve just checked the audio and it’s working for me. Could you please try it again using a different browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, etc.)?

    • JazakAllah khair for your advice. We specifically talk to Imam Suhaib in this interview on how he remains productive or fights his productivity challenges. So you may want to benefit from just that.

  2. Masha Allah, May Allah (SWT) bless the sheik with more knowledge amd good health and prosperity.
    If I am not wrong I would like to suggest one aspect a productivity in exchange of opinions among ourselves:

    About sporting or wearing skull cap or head gear is not a cumpulsary act in Islam because, the said topic is not in Quran and also not in any Haadis. In case if it is obligatory, it should be mentioned in Quran Kareem or atleast it should come from the authentic Haadis.Still the sheik can put on but on regular basis.

    Thanks and best regards.

    Muhammad Shakir. .

    • Assalaamu Alaykum brother Shakir,

      Many scholars have stated that wearing a head covering is a sunnah and there are many narrations:

      ((Abdullah bin Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Rasullullah صلي الله عليه و سلم used to wear a white topi.)) (Narrated by Imam Bayhaqi and Tabrani)

      ((The difference between us and the polytheists is that we wear the turban on the topi))(Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi and Al Hakim)

      ((Khalid bin Walid (May Allah be pleased with him) mentioned, ‘We performed Umrah with the Messenger of Allah صلي الله عليه و سلم at the time when he performed Umrah. The Messenger of Allah صلي الله عليه و سلم shaved his head and people hastened to collect his hear. I raced to his forelock and collected (the hair). I also took his topi. I placed the hair of the forelock in the starting portion of the topi. I never faced it in any direction except that I conquered that land. )) (Narrated by Abu Ya’la Al Musily and At Tabrani)

      ((It is stated in Saheeh al Bukhari that Hasan Basri (May Allah be pleased with him) has said,
      “The (Sahabah) used to prostrate on their turbans and topis.”))

      JakakAllah Khair

  3. I think we have to take it a bigger context, we may come from different mazhabs but we are Muslims first. I am inspired by his wisdom and feel that whatever knowledge or skills we can adapt to be better progressive Muslims which is not against Syariah should be welcomed. This world is a sick world wth tensions n wrath n anger. Let us concentrate on being an exemplary productive Muslim? We are the picture of Islam…. So lets help each other change thenegative image given to us by changing ourselves,,,follow the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet. Leadership by example by being reliable, honest, productive and not only governed by hostilty. We may disagree over some issues but let that divide us but take the positive.
    Spread this effort to make us moving forward Muslim coomunity thro programes like productivemuslim and Eemanpower to start An Islamic Renaissance revival.

  4. JazakAllah khair….having passion in whatever we do is definitely important as im actually a victim of doing what i didnt really like cos i thought i had no other choice but now i know better.
    May Almighty Allah guide us to believe in His wills..

  5. Aa, this was a great interview! However, I was wondering that maybe the interviews could be slightly shorter, as I’m somebody who lacks in concentration if I have to listen to something for longer than 15-20 minutes. Anyhow just a thought, but alhumdullilah that was very beneficial!

    • Assalaamu alaikum Malli,

      Sincere apologies for the late response.

      If you would like to ask questions related to rulings or fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) — i.e., what and why we have to do what we do, it would be best for you to consult a scholar (of fiqh). If you do not know one, you could also try to find the answer to your question on these sites:

      http://MuftiSays.com ​​
      http://IslamQA.info
      http://AskImam.com

      On the other hand, if you’re seeking to learn more about Islam in general, let us know and we’ll try to suggest relevant resources for that.

      I hope this helps you find what you’re looking for.