Alhamdulillah, this year has been an incredible year for the ProductiveMuslim team. And I just wanted to share with you some of our major achievements which could not have happened without the permission and tawfeeq of Allah and your constant support and duas. So here’s our top 10 achievements for this year!
Top 10 achievements in 2015
1. Launched the new ProductiveMuslim.com website
In spring, we launched the new version of ProductiveMuslim.com. This was the culmination of two years of design and development to optimize the user experience for ProductiveMuslim.com readers and give you a super clean, mobile-responsive look and feel. The feedback has been great so far and we promise to continually tweak and improve the site to make it even better in sha Allah!
2. Launched ProductiveMuslim coaching service
A number of you asked to get more personalized feedback and advice on your productivity challenges; hence, we launched the Abu Productive coaching service in January. This is a one-to-one coaching service that takes place online and Alhamdulillah, the results have been amazing. Check out some of the testimonials from some of our coaching clients below:
“MashaAllah Mohammed Faris (Abu Productive) knows his stuff and was able to grasp most of my challenges and come up with suggestions and approaches, and if it was beyond him then he still was able to suggest a direction” – Yasir, Coach & Entrepreneur, Canada.
“I loved the resources that Br.Mohammed Faris (Abu Productive) would e-mail me after our calls. I like how I can always refer to them whenever I have a challenge” – Sara, Nutrition Expert & Community Leader, USA
“I just enjoyed getting clarification and being able to use what I learnt immediately. It’s so practical and really enjoyable MasyaAllah! It’s like you get an instant boost you know?” – Marina, Mother & Educator, Malaysia
If you want to sign up for coaching, go to our coaching page here and sign up.
3. Launched ProductiveMuslimAcademy.com
With our new ProductiveMuslimAcademy platform, all the latest ProductiveMuslim classes and courses are now available online 24/7 and accessible from all your devices. We’re also excited to launch a new subscription service called ProductiveMuslim Academy+ that allows all our course students to access our latest courses and classes for just $9/month!
4. Launched Ramadan competition
During Ramadan, we launched a brand new international competition asking people to submit their stories of them being spiritually, physically and/or socially productive during Ramadan. We received hundreds of submissions and we featured the top submissions on Eid day in this article here, check it out! We hope to repeat the competition next year and give some great prizes!
5. Launched new animation series
For over a year, we’ve been quiet on the animation front due to lack of funds, but thanks to the generous donation of a sponsor, we were able to produce six new animations based on our popular article 10 Habits of Happy Muslim Couples, and they’ve been receiving some great reviews online! Check them all here: Habits of Muslim Couples
6. Launched ProductiveMuslim Manifesto
Over the past 7 years, we’ve produced a lot of content on ProductiveMuslim.com and we realized there was a need for a small eBook that introduces people to the top 10 core concepts at ProductiveMuslim.com. This idea gave birth to the ProductiveMuslim Manifesto, which is available for FREE here . The Manifesto is also available in eBook and Audiobook formats on these platforms:
7. Successfully crowdfunded our ProductiveMuslim Manifesto Translation Project
Realizing the popularity of the ProductiveMuslim Manifesto, we wanted the message of ProductiveMuslim.com to reach the four corners of the Ummah. So we launched a crowdfunding campaign on LaunchGood.com to fund the translation, editing and design of the ProductiveMuslim Manifesto into six popular languages in the Muslim world. By Allah’s permission, not only did we manage to complete the fundraising, but I’m also happy to announce that all the translations are now done and will be published on the website very, very soon!
8. Signed a book deal with Awakening Worldwide
The ProductiveMuslim book is in the final stages now and we were excited to sign a book deal agreement with Awakening Publications, a subsidiary of Awakening Worldwide, one of the leading Islamic media companies in the world today. The book is expected to be released in January 2016 in sha Allah! Look out for new announcements about the book very soon.
9. Held workshops in Nigeria and Switzerland for the first time
This year, ProductiveMuslim ventured into two new markets with our flagship ProductiveMuslim Workshop, namely Nigeria and Switzerland. We were overwhelmed by the wonderful responses we received and the amazing attendance in both countries. We hope to meet new ProductiveMuslim fans in new countries in 2016 in sha Allah! (P.S. UK –> you’re next!).
10. Personal milestone: moved full-time to ProductiveMuslim!
This is a bit of a personal milestone and a dream come true for me. I’ve finally taken the plunge and moved full-time to working on ProductiveMuslim.com earlier this year. Specifically, I moved to Dallas, Texas, here in the US to be closer to some of the leading Islamic online providers, namely: Bayyinah, Fiqh Of Social Media, Qalam Institute and others. I’ve also set up the company Leading Productive Lives LLC as the mother company for ProductiveMuslim and future brands in sha Allah!
What’s coming up in 2016?
We’ve a lot planned for ProductiveMuslim for 2016, but here’s a quick rundown of what to look forward to, in sha Allah:
• We’ll start 2016 with the book launch and a book tour in UK, Malaysia and Singapore (if you’re interested in hosting a workshop and a book launch in your locality, simply e-mail us at contactus[at]productivemuslim[dot]com).
• We’ll also start a new brand aimed specifically at Muslim professionals with professional courses for both individuals and corporates.
• We’ll be producing an exciting and animated illustration book for 9-14 year-olds that helps them deal with productivity issues, such as procrastination.
• We’ll be launching our brand new ProductiveMuslim Podcast: a weekly show hosted by the founders of MuslimLifeHackers.com on your productivity challenges.
• We’ll be producing merchandise materials including posters, wall calendars, journals and more :).
A big thank-you!
Honestly, I keep saying this, but I really mean it: if it wasn’t for you, our dear reader, we would not be where we are today. You fuel us with energy, dedication and commitment to better serve you each and every year. Thank you for being there for us! JazakumAllah khair for every like, share, comment and e-mail. It means a lot to us and it means a lot to the whole ProductiveMuslim team.
Please keep us in your duas :)
Mohammed Faris (aka Abu Productive)
and the entire ProductiveMuslim team!