All Praise is due to Allah – the Merciful, the Generous.
As this year comes to an end, the ProductiveMuslim team is truly honoured and humbled by what we were able to accomplish – first by Allah’s Permission & Tawfeeq, followed by the efforts of every team member, and you, our supporters and followers.
Here is a highlight of some of our top achievements and milestones for 2016, along with our Top Articles, plans for 2017, and a special gift from the ProductiveMuslim for you to download, print and stick to your wall. Read on!
Top ProductiveMuslim Achievements for 2016
Alhamdulilah, 2016 has been a great year for ProductiveMuslim with many highs (and some lows – alhamdulilah!). Here are the top 6 achievements for ProductiveMuslim this year.
1. ProductiveMuslim Book Launch
Alhamdulillah, we launched our first published book “The Productive Muslim: Where Faith Meets Productivity” on 30th January 2016 in London, UK, with the support of our awesome publishers Awakening Worldwide Ltd.
From there, we went on a world tour launching the book in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, and introducing the book at the Sharjah International Book Fair, Doha International Book Fair, and ISNA Convention in Chicago, USA.
Alhamdulillah, the book has been well received with 5* rating on Amazon.com and was picked up and recommended by a few big names including Peter Gould, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Shareef, and Graham Allcot.
Here are some testimonials from our readers:
“Must read at beginning of your productive journey! A well-structured and very easy book to read, it is definitely one I will reread regularly! All of Mohammed Faris’s work collected in a easy to navigate book with real-life practical action points to really get your productivity in full flow!”- Br. Ahmed
“Sustainable personal development Maa shaa Allah tabaarak Allah, incredibly insightful! Best enjoyed as part of the Productive Muslim Academy Book Club.! – Sr. Halima
“Surprisingly good! This book really surprised me with how good it was! It was filled with wisdom, lessons that apply to everyone at every stage of life. I highly recommend it!” – Br. Naved
2. ProductiveMuslim Academy Re-launch
2016 was the year we finally got the Academy model right! We’ve been experimenting with different ways to deliver online courses and classes, and we finally settled on an affordable annual subscription model that offers our subscribers increasing value for new advanced self-help courses, webinars, and interviews as well as an exclusive book club that is run by our friend Kai Whiting, founder of QuakeBooks.net.
The Academy has seen a steady growth in numbers throughout the year and we’ve launched 10 new courses on the Academy this year alone with more to come in the pipeline in sha Allah.
3. ProductiveMuslim Workshops
ProductiveMuslim Workshops have literally reached all major continents of the world this year (with the exception of South America and Antartica!). We delivered public and private workshops in:
- London, UK
- Kuala Lumpur, Malayisa
- Dubai, UAE
- Sydney, Australia
- Melbourne, Australia
- Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania
- Morogoro, Tanzania
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Dallas, USA
- Detroit, USA
It was incredible meeting workshop attendees in person and I was able to get great feedback on some of our new signature workshops including: The Barakah Effect, High Performance Ramadan, The Daily Routine of Prophet Muhammad , and Design Your Life for Success.
4. ProductiveMuslim Retreat
One of the most exciting projects that we launched this year was the ProductiveMuslim Retreat in partnership with HalalTrip in Sri Lanka.
This was our first retreat and we didn’t know what to expect – but alhamdulillah, 22 happy participants, from 5 countries proved to us that retreats should be a repeat for us every year in sha Allah! We’ll also be releasing a highlights video of this year’s retreat early next year in sha Allah.
Look out for announcement of the next retreat soon!
5. ProductiveMuslim Summit
The ProductiveMuslim Team wanted to end the year with a mega event – so we pulled off one of the largest Islamic virtual conferences this year, called “The Productive Muslim Summit”.
We had 19 speakers from all over the world tune in for special interviews, where we asked them “What’s the link between Islam and Personal Development?” We ended with 12+ hours of interviews and over 5000+ summit attendees watching the live summit, interacting with each other and sharing what they learnt using #ProductiveMuslimSummit on social media.
It was an incredible event alhamdulilah! If you missed the summit, you can still access it as part of your subscription to the ProductiveMuslim Academy.
6. GIES Award
Last but not least… Alhamdulillah – by Allah’s Tawfeeq and Permission – ProductiveMuslim team won the 2016 Islamic Economy Award in the Media Category at the Global Islamic Economy Summit. We were honoured to receive the prize from the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sh. Hamdan Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.
This was a huge blessing and achievement for us and gives us the recognition to open new doors of opportunities inshaAllah.
Top 10 ProductiveMuslim Articles 2016
And now for the top ProductiveMuslim Articles for 2016.. Are you ready? These are the articles you enjoyed the most in 2016:
- Your Jannah To-Do List: 6 Tasks to Inherit Al-Firdaus (The Highest Paradise)
- 7 Things To-Do In Times of Hardship
- 30 Nuggets of Inspiration (Islamic Inspirational Quotes) to Get You Moving
- 12 Super Sunnahs We Should Seriously Begin to Follow
- 6 Steps to Get You Closer to Allah
- 10 Habits of Happy Muslim Couples
- Five Basic Principles of Islamic Parenting
- The Daily Routine of Prophet Muhammad
- Easy Dhikr for Extensive Reward!
- How to Get Maximum Barakah from the Qur’an
This year we had two successful campaigns alhamdulilah.
During Ramadan, we held our annual competition and the #TransformedByTheQuran campaign, where we asked you to share how the Qur’an inspires and transforms you spiritually, socially, personally, physically and professionally. Alhamdulilah we received so many stories about how different verses of the Qur’an transformed you. Read the best of them here.
Earlier this year, we launched The Barakah Effect campaign, with a dedicated course on ProductiveMuslim Academy and 14 articles on how to increase Barakah in your life, including our Ultimate Resource to Gain Barakah. We also held a workshop on the Barakah Effect workshop in Dallas, USA.
What have we got planned for you in 2017?
Alhamdulillah, 2016 has been a great year for ProductiveMuslim team and we’re conscious that none of this would have happened without Allah’s Tawfeeq and Blessings, followed by your support as our readers.
We don’t want to stop here and we want to take things further in 2017.. especially as 2017 will be our 10th year anniversary of ProductiveMuslim!
So what should you look out for in 2017? Here’s a preliminary list…
- ProductiveMuslim AudioBook
- ProductiveMuslim School Curriciulum
- ProductiveMuslim Podcast
- ProductiveMuslim Diary/Planner
- ProductiveMuslim Retreat 2.0
- Productive Muslim Summit 2.0
I hope you’re excited as we are for next year!
Now.. a Small Thank You Gift
Get your FREE Downloadable 2017/1438-9 ProductiveMuslim Wall Calendar here!
Before we let you go, we just wanted to offer you a free gift to take with you. Click on the image below and download this beautiful 2017/1438-9H Wall calendar to stick on your wall. Go to any local printer and they’ll take care of the print. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Note: This calendar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (For more info: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Request for dua’s & special thanks
Finally, just wanted to ask for your duas for every team member in the ProductiveMuslim team who’ve worked incredibly hard to make everything happen at ProductiveMuslim. I want to mention them by name here so you remember them in your duas, these are: Amina Elbayoumi, Aneesah Satriya, Asim Hamid, Athif Mohammed, Dina Mohamed Basiony, Ishma Imroz, Kai Whiting, Malika Aliya, Manar Ihmud, Mehjabin Abdurrazaque, Mifrah Mahroof, Namra Hayat, Quratulain Tariq, Raeesa Patel, Raheena Abdurehim, Ross Velasco, Umm Maryam, Sayema Zulfeqar, and Zaynab Hamdi. In addition to many other developers, designers, advisors, partners, friends who’ve supported us with their skill, time and advice throughout the year.
THANK YOU ALL AND JAZAKUMALLAH KHAIR :)!