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  1. Thanks for the tips, very good advice. I wish it were simple to tackle.

    I have a major coffee addiction working in web development which requires long hours at the screen. I always manage to kick the habit ramadhan time but it creeps back in

    Coffee has an extremely negative effect on my productivity and sleep patterns though, and even though I know all of this, I’m still stuck

    • @nomadone, Salam bro,

      Have you tried to substitute coffee with Yerba Mate ?
      Yerba Mate has a caffeine like substance that give you the energy and the cognitive concentration but with so side effects. In fact studies have shows that it relaxes your body and improves your REM sleep cycle. Unlike coffee, Yerba Mate does is not a diuretic and is very alkaline to your body, and it also speeds up your metabolism.
      Good luck bro.
      Salam

  2. Jazakallah. What I like about these articles is that they give you a new perspective for something you already do. Developing an “addiction” to worship would mean getting emotionally attached and treating it as your “pick me up” so that you get withdrawal symptoms when you don’t get regular doses of it. Come to think of it, we DO experience withdrawal symptoms (negative feelings, sadness or worthlessness) when we’re lazy regarding worship, because even if we don’t feel it consciously, our spirit cries out for nutrition.

  3. If I may, how does one reconcile being addicted to good deeds with the Prophetic advice of moderation, of doing deeds consistently even if they are in small amounts (as I recall in a Hadith I read but cannot remember verbatim)? Granted, there are countless of bad addictions that I should be pinpointing to before talking about good addictions for that matter, but…

    If Allah does not burden a person more than what he can bear, then surely, being addicted to good deeds is kind of like…burdening ourselves with more than what we can bear? I mean, there must be a reason why Rasulullah advised us about moderation.

    • JazakAllah Khair for an excellent question. Couple of points:

      1. Moderation is quite a subjective matter; for someone, reading 3 juz’ of Quran each night is considered extreme, but for another who is used to read 7-10 juz’ each night, that might be moderate. Most of the hadeeths that talk about moderation are – as you mentioned – focussed on not going beyond someone’s capacity or overburdening ourselves.

      2. The article above wanted to give a new perspective to falling in love with good deeds. Many people find good deeds a chore, and that they require hard work, but what if we said that you can actually enjoy the good deeds, and in fact you’ll enjoy them so much that the moment you stop doing them, you’ll get withdrawal symptoms! It’s a different perspective and one that I hope would encourage people to look at good deeds from a new light.

      Hope this helps.

      Sincerely,
      Abu Productive

  4. ProductiveMuslim! I really appreciate your article regarding addiction in all its ramifications. Infact I can vertually say you are talking to me on the above caption. I will gain a lot from your suggestion and try as much as I can to change and get addicted to more positive things are are beneficial to me and all. Thank you.

  5. salamalaikoum I have a problem of addiction I don not stop to check my facebook all the time you have advice

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