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  1. Mashallah, truly this article has helped me visualise my end goal and motivated me to work harder to fill up my scales.

    • The Quran is wonderful and it makes everything associated with it “wonderful” :)

      in my life , i have come to believe that there is nothing better as boosting confidence than Quran.

      May Allah swt strengthen you with His word, amen

  2. salamualaykum. This is truly motivational. Keep it up. I love the composition and the methodology of linking the verses and ahadeeth. Jazakallahu khaira.

    Question: Am writing a book on productivity in the life of young Muslims. Can i some of your words / sentences?

    Hope hearing from you soon. Jazakallah khairan.

    • Wlai kum salam Brother,

      jazzak Allahu khairan for your kind comments.

      Brother, this article is the property of Productive Muslim, you will have to seek their permission, mine is not required.

      i pray that Allah swt enables you to complete your book and also accept your efforts. ameen

      • Jazakallah Khair Brother for your quick and productive response.

        Meanwhile, how can i reach the CEO to grant my request to borrowing some of his publications for my works on Islamic literature.
        Thanks

  3. Totally uplifting and motivating. I especially like number six and number seven. I find I do a bad deed right after I do a good deed often. Need to watch out.

    I also liked the Prophet (peace be upon him) advice, like always his talk of moderation gives me a himmah and hope that I can do it, Inshaallah!

    • Assalam alai kum SIs Ruby,

      don’t we all find ourselves caught in this ? the deed wasters et all. we all need to watch out.

      i love the “moderation” bit too. it all makes it seem “doable” alhamdullilah

      may Allah swt make it all easy for you.

      ameen

  4. JazakAllah Khair, sister, for sharing this wonderful lesson with us. It is truly a knowledge useful for all of us. May Allah make your scales heavy on the day of judgement and save you from the trials of that day. Aameen.

  5. As-salamu ‘alaykum. Alhamdulillah, may Allah reward you all for transmitting these gems from the Qur’an and the sunna. Maybe you could elaborate on what the ‘moderate course’ is as emphasized in the hadith by Bukhari? Jazak Allah Khayr

    • Assalam alai um Brother Faisal,

      jzk for your dua , may Allah swt accept the same for you and all muslims, amen

      Dear Brother, this is a too small place to explain the “moderation” bit. yet i will try.

      by moderation , the messenger of Allah (s) means do some thing that is easy,/not too difficult for you.

      for example, getting up for Tahhajudd.
      Don’t start by setting your alarm 30-45 mins before fajr. the chances of you snoozing your alarm are high.

      its better to begin by putting it 15 mins before Fajr and then slowly increasing it if you want too.

      Another example. reading Quran. -start by reading 1 page and then increase it to more.
      set reasonable , realistic goals for yourself.

      i hope i was of help.

      jzk
      Sana

  6. SubhanAllah, such brilliant gems. The part about making friends for afterlife particularly hit a nerve with me – connecting with the Quran is something I have been struggling with for some time. Alhamdulillah your tip is enormously motivating; next time I will envision the Quran as my intercessor in the grave and inshaAllah this will prompt me to read it more!
    JazakAllah khair for your sharing your insight. May Allah swt reward you abundantly.

    • Since some time now, i have been thinking of life in the grave and the hereafter, especially as i try to motivate my 8 year old ! lolz.

      but it is an absolutely beautiful thing. The only “friend who will be there in our actual hour of need is the Quran.”.
      We need to make friends with it , honour it, love it, cherish it.

      may Allah swt help us make an everlasting friendship with the Quran.
      ameen

  7. Saying “subhannallahi wa bihamdihi subhannalahil adheem” is light on the tongue and heavy on the scales. Can’t recall, but I think it’s a Hadith.

  8. Like air, Human Actions Have Mass and can be Weighed; shall be Weighed.
    by Adebayo Rasheed Mabayoje
    I have read several times and probably as much as I have heard that human actions shall be weighed. Human actions, activities, deeds shall be placed on a scale for measurements. This seems more religious than science- the later entrenched on facts and proofs. Otherwise, any experience that an individual went through, and which cannot be explained, especially through science is termed ‘miraculous’ or spiritual/religious. However, in actual fact, science today seems to be providing some kind of quick explanations to some spiritual/religious experiences around us.

    If I go to a grocery for some fruits, I get them weighed and I got charged for them. Then I pay the cost for the fruits. I carry them home. I feel them, eat them, and share with my kid, other relations. My shoes, clothing, food, other material things; I see them, feel them and they have weights because they have mass. Ordinarily, it makes sense that whatever we can see, feel would have an amount of force that gravity imposes of it- just like the fruits I buy. But what about human actions, behaviour, deeds that religion say would be gathered on a measurement scale and weighed. Going by science, what religion is saying in this sense is that human actions and deeds have mass and there are some kind of amount of force that gravity imposes of them.

    I have been thinking and searching grounds of enlightenment to feed my thoughts over this foregoing then suddenly I ran into this particular fact about air.

    I liken air with human behaviour, actions, deeds. It has no colour in its actuality unless colour agent mixes with it. Without the explanation of its contents of nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, dust particles etc, air is ‘invincible’ but we feel it when it blows. This, in a layman proof, shows that it has mass, and must have weights. In the same sense is human actions and deeds. This piece of mine is part of my deeds today. Though visible by virtue of the letters I took time to type and that you can read them now. However, of more essence is the fact that you can actually feel the impacts of those letters that form the words and the entire logic in this piece, just as you would feel the essence of the air on your skin as it blows on you and really not the composition of the air which you feel.

    In like sense is how human behaviour is felt- yes, just like the air that we cannot see. So if it can be felt like the air, then it can be weighed like the fruits I buy because, like the latter, human behaviour has mass and would be weighed!

    The next thought that came to my kind is how the scale with which human deed would be weighed looks like. And by what measures would human actions be quantified? This though is not unsimilar to wondering how much does air weigh? I found out that the total weight of the atmosphere exerts a pressure of about 14.7 pounds per square inch at sea level. This measurement is achieved through modern science. But the Science- note the marked capital ‘S’- that would measure human behaviour is surely not comprehended in term of physical features, just like God. But it is real, just like God.

    On that note, I leave you with the following “And the weighing [of deeds] that Day will be the truth. So those whose scales are heavy – it is they who will be the successful.” [Qur’an: Chapter 7, Verse 8]

  9. JAK for this amazing article. It really enlightened me to follow the right path by doing good deeds and keep myself away from deed wasters. Thanks for this inspiring article.
    Nahid

  10. Salaams, Alhamdulillah truly words of wisdom. Shukran for sharing these gems from Quraan and Ahadeeth with us. May Allah reward u abundantly, Ameen.

    • This Surah is from my heart. It is teaching me many lessons. I am just trying to share them with you :)

      i am glad that you found it helpful

  11. Assalamu alikum sister,
    This article helped me in getting motivated,make dua for all of us who are very poor in getting productive in our lives.may allah forgive all our sins.

    • YoHOO!

      In deed that is what the aim of Productive Muslim is.
      If it has inspired you, then we have accomplished our goal here in this world.

      Now may Allah swt accept it from us in the hereafter too ameen

  12. Assalamualaikum sister,

    Alhamdulilah, Jazakallah khair for the nice writing. It is succint yet impactful : )

    Will keep u and your family in my prayers.

    • Wlai kum salam Sis Resma,

      i really appreciate your kind comments and your wonderful thoughtful message,

      jazzak Allahu khairan for remembering me and my family in ur duas.

      Sana

  13. jazak’Allahu khair. I was wondering if I could share this on wattpad as my ‘wattpad story’. credits would be given to ‘productive muslim’ ofcourse

  14. jazak’Allahu khair. I was wondering if I could share this on wattpad as my ‘wattpad story’. credits would be given to ‘productive muslim’ of course

    • By moderate it means, setting up realistic goals for worship and way of life.

      For ex; you want to start giving charity. Don’t give up half of what you have. give little and keep the rest for your essential expenditure.

      Pray Tahajjiud, but start small and then increase it slowly if u can.

      So don’t go to extremes. as they burn out a person.

      I hope that was helpful.

      sana

  15. AssalamuAlaikum Sr Sana Jazaki Allah Khair for sharing us these tips on making our scales (of good deeds) heavy. I really like the two parts #3 making friends for hereafter & #7 following up a bad deed w/ a good one, they’re one of my challenges that I face in my life.

    Many thanks again Sr. Sana J.A.K. May Allah elevates you to the highest paradise Inshallah.

  16. Please help me deal with my non Muslim friends when we are having a conversation about terrorism.How can I remove their prejudices and biased mindsets which have piled over and over since their childhood?
    Jazakallah.

  17. Assalamualikum Warahamtullahi Wabarkatuhu sister . Jazak’Allah Khair for your lovely efforts . May Allah Subhanu Wa Ta’ala reward you a lot for this . You people make this world a better place. Alhamdulillah . Blessed are the believers , so are you :)
    Allah’Hafiz :) Fiamanillah Sister :)

    • wlai kum Salam Wa rahamatullahi wa barakatahu,

      wa iyaaki :) the pleasure is all mine .and jazzak Allahu khairan for your lovely dua. It means a lot to me.

      xoxo

      Sana

  18. Jazakumullahu khaira,may Allah to strength the productive team for this great work in imploving the state of the ummah through their thoughtful and highly beneficial write Ups. Sincerely I have learn again from you today something not totally new but genuine in manner of presentation. I pray may Allahmake it easy for me to follow and act by in my day to day activity going forward and also be able to influence others(amiin)

  19. Mashallah a very nice article on how we have to be mindful of increasing our good deeds and visualize the status of our scales on the last day according to our deeds. May Allah bless the writer and involve all of us for such works. Ameen!

  20. Jazakillahi khairan Sana. This was very enlightening for me and presented in a form which is easy to pass onto others.My aha! moment was “making the Quran my afterlife friend” such a simple but monumental statement! Thank You. I also appreciate your efforts to reply to all comments,it shows care for your readers.

    • Assalam alai kum SIs hamidah,

      I am truly happy that not only you benefitted from it, but find it easy to pass on to others. Alhamdulllilah Productive Muslim has a very good structure to its approach for helping the Ummah.

      Yes dear sis, my Aha moment would be the same too. just yesterday, i was in a situation , waiting and alone. messages from my closest friend, my mother, my husband’s talk, nothing was soothing my troubled heart. As i had decided to listen to Quran to gather its barakah, i cannot tell you, the way it literally took over my aching, trembling heart and soothed it.It is our best friend, alas, we just don’t find time for it.

      I pray that we all are able to enjoy its companionship in this life and the next.

      I love reading your comments, for me, its like i am in a beautiful moment and we all are sharing each other’s happiness. Like sharing the excitement for uncovering a gem from the Quran. We are all in this together. For life :) in sha Allah

      xoxo
      Sana

  21. Thanks for this article, very nice article… thanks for helping me to set up my own goal and purpose in this life… may ALLAH blessed you, the writer… jazakallah… :)

    • wa iyyaki :)
      the pleasure is all ours.
      may Allah swt help you and us in setting up and fulfilling our goals that make Him happy with us. amen

  22. wa iyaki Brother nur,

    thats the beauty if islam,that we are all “friends in this dunya and the hereafter”, as a unit Ummah .

    As the beloved messenger of Allah (s) said (rough narration) that the umma is like a body, if one part is hurt. the whole suffers.

    may Allah swt bless us all and join us together in the hereafter

    amen

  23. May Allah reward you abundantly for this enlightening article, sister.It motivates me to increase my connection with the Quran and make my reading of surah Mulk regular.

  24. Mashaallah ! What a beautiful read :) JazakAllah u Khair Sister, you have a wonderful skill of putting things down. Simple and Effective.A very beautiful reminder.

  25. Alhamdullilah If we really practise respect and honesty, I am sure whatever we wished for will be accepted by Allah. Always refer to Alquran and Sunnah.

  26. Thank You for Shedding light on this topic in more detail Its indeed important to visualize our scales of deeds with respect to Afterlife Jazzak Allahu Khair

  27. Assalamu Alaykum. This article is easy to understand and practicable. I particularly like the part of the hadith that advice that we should follow bad deeds with good deeds, for it wipes it off. I kind of, every time I do anything bad, I do something like istigfar, tasbih or fast one day or give sadaqa. I really find this article very inspiring. May Allah bless us all.
    Bissalam.

  28. Assalamualikum sister,

    Indeed it’s a nice writing. Thanks a lot for sharing and will be waiting for more writing from you.