I’d met the eldest daughter at law school: a hafidhah who was fluent in English, Arabic and Malay, a bright student who’d studied 3 different syllabuses and was a remarkably disciplined girl for her age. When she told me all her other 7 siblings were or are becoming huffaadh and were being educated and brought up like she was too, I couldn’t wait to meet their wonder mom.
When I first met their amazing mother Sharifah Mastura Al Jifri – a petite, serene Singaporean woman; and the rest of her beautiful children at their house; I knew I’d never seen an entire productive family like this one in my life, mashaAllah.
I finally had the pleasure of interviewing Sharifah Mastura to share her arduous yet highly and continuously rewarding parenting experience with the ProductiveMuslim readership. So here’s how she’s striving to raise 8 intelligent, God-conscious children: Continue reading →
This is Part 1 of UmmahHub’s series on Being Your Own Boss that reveals the 10 keys to help you become a successful entrepreneur and be the best you can be in business and in life, In sha Allah.
To be an entrepreneur and be involved in business consists of exerting significant effort and hard work, which is highly encouraged in Islam; as the Prophet said:
“No doubt, it is better for a person to take a rope and proceed in the morning to the mountains and cut the wood and then sell it, and eat from this income and give alms from it than to ask others for something.” [Bukhari] Continue reading →
In previous parts of this series on parenting lessons from surah Luqman, we talked about the essential prerequisites of parenting (Part 1), and the importance of instilling tawheed and iman in our children, so they can avoid committing shirk (Part 2).
It’s that time of the year again! Alhamdulillah, Allah has enabled us to mark another successful year of fabulous articles on how to be a productive Muslim, and it’s time for us to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the people who’ve made this possible:
Firstly, our guest authors from around the world who volunteer and work hard to put their ideas, experiences and tips together to help make our Ummah more productive. Here’s a big shout out from the entire ProductiveMuslim team to our contributors: jazakumullahu khayr al jaza’! (may Allah compensate you with the best of rewards!)
Secondly, our beloved readers and fans whose constant appreciation, support and stimulating feedback on our work drives us to keep doing our best to publish quality content on Islam and productivity. A huge thank you to all of you, dear readers!
Thirdly, all the volunteers at ProductiveMuslim who work together across continents despite their demanding professional and personal schedules to help make this Ummah more productive: Jazakumullahu khayr al jaza’, team!
And now, *drum roll*: here’s the big list of the BEST Productive Muslim articles of 2014:
What’s the science behind the forming of habits? How do certain things we do become an integral part of our lives and our second nature? Check out this month’s doodle based on part 2 of the Better Habit-Making Series: A Scientific Perspective.Continue reading →