At ProductiveMuslimah, we realise sisters have a difficult time trying to live up to their expectations in all the different roles in our lives – whether it is as a mother, wife, worker and a worshipper. Being a good daughter has been on my mind for a long time as I often meet sisters who feel they are failing in this role. I have myself struggled to find the balance at times in serving my parents and other demands of life. Recently I have adopted a few hacks to help me in this pursuit to be a better daughter, and note I chose the word ‘better’, because none of us are perfect!
“The Miracle of Islam is different. If you put the Qur’an in front of you for hundreds of years and watch it, it will do nothing. […] The true miracle is the ability of this Qur’an to go inside this mind of the human being and bring the miracle of that human being. The true miracle in Islam is you and me, if we want it to be!”- Dr. Walid Fitaihi.
In just few moments of inspiration, the outstanding Saudi Arabian Doctor Fitaihi tells ProductiveMuslim how one could recapture the spark of productivity within him/her.
Most people who have been to Hajj can attest to the fact that it is one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime! And provided that they have the means to perform Hajj again, they would undoubtedly do so.
Today’s special guest is a contemporary American Muslim resident scholar, educator, founder and instructor at Ella Collins Institute and former imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. Yes, he’s none other than Imam Suhaib Webb!
In this interview, Imam Suhaib Webb reveals to Abu Productive his biggest productivity challenge and how he manages to overcome it. He also gives invaluable advice to youth, discusses his own struggles and successes, and describes what it takes to be a productive imam.
What did you learn from this interview? Share with us below!
Wake up, Fajr salah. Get the kids up, breakfast, uniforms, school bags. Check. Rush to school. Back home, do the dishes, vacuum the living room, prepare lunch and dinner, Dhuhr salah. Check. 3:30pm, pick up the kids, fix a snack, finish making dinner, ‘Asr salah. Help with homework, teach Qur’an, Maghrib salah. Dinner. Get the kids to bed. Isha salah.
Your eyes drift as soon as your head hits the pillow. You promised yourself that you would recite some words in remembrance of Allah , but your slumber overtakes you.