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  1. Subs Allah the timing of this article couldn’t have been better! Just yesterday I was trying to explain ‘blogging’ to a room full of desi Auntys. They were trying to figure out what I got from it and why I did it in the first place ( essentially why am I spending so much time doing something for free?) I do ‘bubble gum Islam’. I try to ‘preach’ about Islam in a light hearted and entertaining way ( at least I think it’s entertaining !) . I don’t get paid in dollars but it’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve done!
    I really appreciate how your article justifies my time and effort spent blogging . Helping the Muslim community is one of the nobelest reasons for doing something . I’ll try to remember that next time I’m asked about blogging. May Allah SWT purify our intentions and reward us . Ameen

  2. Jarzakallah khair brother. This post has inspired me especially with the word INTENTION. May Allah please reward you.

  3. Bismillahirrahmanirraheem

    Jazak Allah for writing this. Mysteriously ProductiveMuslim releases on time articles on topics pertaining to something that I at the time experience in life …
    Do you know how we could portray that which is in out heads wholly through words? I find it quite hard to write down what I want to bring across, and I have numerous passions so I don’t really know which one I should focus on. I want to do too many things at once. I’m in an indecisive state apparently.
    Any suggestions?

    • Hello Afraa!

      I think practicing regularly would help you get your writing flowing. If you can form a daily writing habit and experiment with freewriting, that would really help you before long.

      Second, I think wanting to pursue too many things than time and our energy can afford us is a trap many of us fall into. Many times, distractions come our ways disguising as opportunities. We must learn to recognize them and decide whether it’s more opportunities we need or more focus.

      Attaining excellence in any endeavour requires a great deal of focus. Just try to zero in on one or two of your passions that you feel you’re really up to, would make the most impact and give you the greatest fulfilment, and pursue them with vigour.

      I hope that helps!

  4. As salaam alai kum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu.Very inspiring and encouraging article.Jazak Allah Khairan for the thought provoking ideas and references which we can relate to

  5. Many a times we happen to read such articles to which we respond that ” This is exactly – the inspiration – what i needed at this juncture”
    And indeed it is a Divine Guidance – the Providence.
    Alhamdulillah!! That we have access to these “productivity tips”.
    Jazakallahu khayran kaseera..

  6. Subhana’A, I just took steps towards my blog that has been idea for years. JzAk for the motivation and tips, Brother Abdullahi. Your website is a great resource and I look forward to getting your SBS book, iA! JzAk Productive Muslim for your timeless resources for our Ummah.

  7. Alhamdulillah, as a blogger this is so refreshing to read! We are so blessed to have such an easy way to spread knowledge just by sitting in our homes when the companions of the Prophet SAW travelled for miles just to gain one authentic hadith. May Allah reward us all for our efforts and make our guidance to others via these websites a source of light for us in this world, our graves and the Hereafter. Ameen

  8. I have really benefitted from PM and I have also shared with some of may people in Uganda and they say the same. I am old so I will not venture on blogging but please keep me in the loop.

  9. Thankyou… this.reallu helpful
    I have a blog.and.start motivate people.to.wake.up.at fajr.because honestly, i am learning how to do it too…

  10. The post came in perfect time for me.
    Just recently, I had begun asking myself the ‘why should I work on my blog’ question a lot. I had the problem of not having focused intentions for my blogging journey. I just knew I love doing it, but constantly, I asked myself why should I do it. There are a lot of productive ways to spend my time. Like working more on my novel (which I am currently writing)
    But thanks to this post. I have renewed my spirit and found my intention.
    Thanks a lot. :)

  11. I know, I know, if open this, read and digest it, I’m going to get more motivated and encouraged.

    Great motivator, that is you.

    impressively! “Attaining excellence in any endeavour
    requires a great deal of
    focus.” bravo!

    Thank you so much my able brother.

    jazzakumlah khairan

    Ameen.

  12. Thanks much brother.

    It was complement and solved something in my mind.
    My intention to share, increase our worship, great medium, fantastic time, just read Adsense and this motivated article will help keep grow and reality. In sha Allah..amin
    Jazakallahukhairan kathira sir. My Allah Bless you.

  13. Assalamu’alaykum.. this post is indeed a benefit to a Believer :) . Jazakallahu’khayran for the reminders. May Allah (swt) grant us all Jannah .

  14. jazakallahu khaira. this is indeed, inspiring, motivating and encouraging. may ALLAH SWT reward u all abundantly while requesting u keep reaching me with similar articles.

  15. This is just what I needed. Just a few days ago I was trying to read up on how to start a blog. I want to write on student productivity and how seeking knowledge is essential in Islam. Thanks for this article! JazakAllahu khairan..

  16. Salam!
    May Allah reward your efforts! Nice to see you on Productive Muslim; Abdullahi! As CEO of Naija writers Coach & your book; your Right to write; as well as other bloggers, have helped to put my passion for writing & blogging in motion. You’ve really inspired & motivated a lot of people; more grease to your elbow! I love the part you mentioned making a good intention before you start; its gives blogging a spiritual angle since most people overall goal is to become ‘stars’.
    Thus with a good intention; you get the reward of blogging in this world& d hereafter as well as becoming a star! Blogging gives one a platform for one’s voice to be heard globally. Thank you for this article as a contribution towards a productive Ummah.
    ….. Sekina Titilayo Okonu

    • Thanks a lot Sister for the kind words. I really appreciate them.

      Yes, that’s the part that sets a Muslim apart from everyone else. For every other endeavour that’s just a mundane act for the Joe out there, a Muslim has an excellent opportunity to worship his Lord, provided the intention is right.

  17. I started one with Islamic poems but I became frustrated since I didn’t seem to be able to reach out to anyone.
    Can you give some tips in that regard?
    JazzakAllahu khayran

    • Basically, you need to invest ample time on content promotion as much as you do on writing. Share each post on social media, join and actively participate in forums in your niche, read and comment on other blogs in/related to your niche, guest post on other blogs like I’ve done here, create an email newsletter so you collect people’s email IDs and earn their permission to email them each time you publish a post or have an update to share, encourage your readers to share your works, etc.

      Each of this content promotion methods probably deserves a blog post — or a series of blog posts — on its own but the above should give you an idea of what you need to do. Hope that helps.

  18. Assalamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,

    Jazaakallahu Khair Brother, the article is not just inspiring but also a beacon of guidance. I never knew how to start a blog and your story and guide on the website http://howtostartablogonline.net/ has helped me to get a clear insight. InshaAllah we can through this reach out to the Ummah in the right manner and share the knowledge that ALLAH has bestowed on us.

  19. alhamdulillah this came in at exactly the right time! I’d been debating whether or not I should endeavour to start one, but your assurances have been a big help. Thank you so much, inshaa’Allah this may even work out :-)
    Salaams.

  20. First of all, your article inspired me a lot even though I already use social media to bring light on important social justice issues. I have had a blog on tumblr for five years and unfortunately, I have not been very successful in promoting my blog which, (I don’t mean to brag) has a lot of important information that I want large audiences to be exposed to. If you are familiar with tumblr and know how I can promote my blog, please let send me suggestions. If not, that is fine. I will continue to try my best to expose my blog to many viewers.

    • Alhamdulillaah! Thanks for the nice words. Good things come from Allah.

      Please see my response above to Faraash. The truth is most people hardly promote their blogs when in fact they should spend 80% of their blogging time doing that — before gaining traction.

  21. Assalam-o-Alakium,

    May Allah S.W.T put barakah in your efforts. Its motivating and encouraging article. I like it.

  22. Salam ‘alaykum Brother Muhammed, this article is simply awesome ma sha Allah. I’m going to print it and stick it at a convenient place for constant reminder, in sha Allah, because pretty soon we tend to lose focus and forget WHY we’re writing. Jazakallahu khayran, may Allah help us keep our intentions intact. That’s the hardest thing in the world and only Allah can save us. Keep sharing your experience and wonderful tips!

  23. Jazakallah Khair for this very helpful and informative post! Mashallah this post is filled with very valuable information for all current and potential Muslim bloggers. I greatly enjoyed reading the whole article. Personally, the last sentence about how our intentions are more important than results really resonated with me. Sometimes I worry about how my blog has so few readers but this post really reminded me that I shouldn’t worry nor care about the fame or popularity rather I should always make sure that my intentions are pure and that I’m working hard solely for the pleasure of Allah.

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