How does Nouman Ali Khan spend his Ramadan? Abu Productive caught up with the inspiring, super-productive Ust. Nouman Ali Khan himself in this exclusive video interview to give us a glimpse into what Ust. Nouman’s life is like during Ramadan, and captured some brilliant insights on how we should actually be spending this blessed month.
Highlights from the interview
- “What is your definition of the purpose of Ramadan?” (00:31 – Abu Productive)
- “It’s a month of rejuvenating your experience with the Qur’an so that you can experience it like that first generation was taught to experience it all over again. This month should be a celebration of revelation itself. That’s what it should be.” (01:39 – Nouman Ali Khan)
- “How do you psychologically overcome that mental challenge that it’s going to be difficult or you’re not going to be able to do it?” (09:00 – Abu Productive)
- “People often ask me to give them a tip or something they can practically do to make the most out of Ramadan. A lot of times, the behavior part is the last part. It’s the thought process behind the behavior that has to be adjusted first. Behavior is easy.” (10:20 – Nouman Ali Khan)
- “What’s your routine like during Ramadan?” (10:41 – Abu Productive)
- “A lot of the activities I do for the community and public speaking, I cut all that out. I don’t travel, I don’t speak; I try not to do anything in Ramadan. Ramadan is more for myself, especially the evenings are more for myself.” (10:58 – Nouman Ali Khan)
- “You’ve heard of the mid-Ramadan slump. How do you overcome that?” (13:34 – Abu Productive)
- “I get it too! Everybody gets it. We’re human! You get a slump, you’re at something and it beats you up…you can have a day or two that are down, we’re human beings, not machines. But the point is to pick yourself up.” (13:38 – Nouman Ali Khan)
- “What is the most productive thing you could do in the last ten nights?” (16:33 – Abu Productive)
- “Last ten nights of Ramadan to me is ibadah, ibadah, ibadah. Forget the world, just be with God and His Word. Recite as much as you possibly can. Memorize as much as you possibly can.” (16:39 – Nouman Ali Khan)
- “What’s the biggest positive change any particular Ramadan has brought to your life?” (19:14 – Abu Productive)
About the interviewee:
Nouman Ali Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah Institute and serves as a lead instructor for several programs. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is focusing on teaching his students, developing Arabic curricula and filming material for Bayyinah TV.
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