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  1. SubhanAllah this post came at the perfect time when I’m planning to go back to university in the summer with a toddler. I will certainly keep these point in mind. JazakAllah khairan.

  2. I’m a mother who stoped the degree this year.I did my 1st academic year for 2 years.I was, I needed a my daughter is 3;going to preschool.after I read your article I realised that there are successful moms.jezakallah sister.I like to follow you.

  3. Dear Writer & Organizer,

    Asalam o Alikum,

    It was a great ready out. I was blessed with a baby girl and today I saw this in my inbox. Nothing is life is difficult to achieve, given if ones follow the Sirat e Mustaqeem.

    I wish the writer and organizer best of both worlds Ameen.
    Asalam o Alikum

  4. Asalam alaikum Sister, jazakAllahu khairan for the tips. I was such a mum too- had a daughter of 2 years and another one on the way when I started my professional exam. I had to employ a care giver who came in the morning when i had to resume my full time work. After work, i had classes in the evenings (6pm to 9pm) for my professional accounting classes. I had to make an agreement with her to stay up till i return from my classes which wasn’t all the time anyway. Alhamdulillah, it worked but i had to sacrifice my free time sometimes. The arrangement worked for me until we had to relocate to another city. My sister in law was the one who eventually assisted me till i qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Don’t under estimate the helping hands of close relatives.

    • Walaikum Assalam wa rahmatullah,

      Wa anti fa jazaki Allahu khairan :) I agree with you 100%, we (as mothers) could not have done this alone! May Allah bless and reward those who have helped us along the way! Congratulations on completing your degree!

  5. Alhamdulillah itu semua sudah berlalu dalam hidup saya. Allah maha tahu dan sangat bijaksana dalam menilai saya. “Berakit rakit ke hulu berenang renang ketepian. Bersakit sakit dahulu bersenang senang kemudian” itu peribahasa yg bisa saya tulis untul perjalanan hidup saya. Sekarang sudah memetik hasilnya. Semoga bermanfaat.

  6. This is great advice for those returning to work as well. The guilty feeling is overwhelming but I know with the right daycare my heart will be at ease. Jazakallah

  7. Assalamou aleikoum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Jazakallah for this post. Allah (swt) has blessed me with a beautiful girl. I gave birth at the end of my masters degree and i was considering staying home with my bb for at least a year before going back to school. But then I got invited for a post at my university which was a great opportunity for me. So my girl started going for creche at 6 months. It was difficult at first, because I thought I was a bad mother. Since it s my first child I read a lot on how important the first year is for a child. Especially on an emotional level. Alhamdoulillah! Allah (swt) ‘s plan was better. The creche she is going to is great, she is always excited to go. She got to interact with other children since she is the only child. she is now a 18 months old happy toddler who just learn how to stand on her two feet. If there is one thing I ve learned since I gave birth is Allah (swt) would never give us task far beyond our capabilities. May Allah (swt) bless the author and all the people involved with Productive muslim. Ameen!

    • Walaikum Assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu,

      Wa anti fa jazak Allah khair sis, thank you so much for sharing your story with me. My first daughter attended daycare when I started working full time, and she LOVED daycare! Indeed the plans of Allah are the best of plans! May your daughter be the coolness of your eyes <3

  8. Assalamualaikum wrwb ,
    Mashaa Allah very inspiring … You Are A very strong woman Barakallahu feeki May Allah help us all and May Allah reward all those who involved in the Productive muslim .. I have many goals in life like want to learn Arabic language and also do the islamic university BAIS program Inshaaa ALLAH .. I have a 4 yr old and 20 month old with whom i spent the whole day ..I even think of homeschooling which i guess i have to do to know if i can actually do it .. I get to study only after Fajr and sometimes Isha which isnt enough for me .. My daughter has developmental delays so i need to give her a lot of time .. But Allah plans everything for he is Al-Hakeem , Al-Aleem and he knows what is good for me . I am grateful to him for everything that he has blessed me with .. :) being a muslim is one of the greatest and knowing him is even greater

  9. Salam alykum, I am a mother of two with the third one on the way insha Allah, my admission for masters clicked when I had my first child though I thought its not going to be possible but my grand ma followed me to school for six month in which I made sure and with the help of Allah gave him exclusive breastfeeding cos I was determined to do that and thereafter I took him to cretch since he can eat additional food. Towards the end of my program I conceive my second child and ALHAMDULILLAH I finished with one of the best result. Presently am into my PhD program and I believe with the help of ALLAH I will finish at the appropriate time. what really assisted me was Almighty ALLAH cos when you hand over everything to HIM, HE will surely guide you and made things easy. My husband also gave the utmost support throughout and even up till today, may ALLAH make us fulfill our dreams and also may ALLAH Bless the author and people involved in productive muslim (amin).

  10. Being a working mom, I fully appreciate your views and request university moms to take good note of them.. May Allah bless u and Productive Team for their tremendous effort to keet our ummat informed and facilitate their lives.

  11. Asslm alaikm warahmatullah wabarakatuh, Alhmdlillah I’m a Nigerian, mother of 10, grandmother of 4 with other dependants including my mum and an administrator for over 2 decades. Alhmdlillah by His will i came across ProductiveMuslim at the right time. I’m currently pursuing MBA Strategic management and leadership away from home to be focused , i have so many challenges and find your words very inspiring.
    I believe Allah introduced ProductiveMuslim to provide me with assistance and guidance at this crucial time..
    I give all thanks and praises to Allah and prayer for His abundant blessings and guidance on to ProductiveMuslim team.
    I wish my family and myself to be with ProductiveMuslim for a life time even though constrained.
    JazakumAllah khair

  12. AssalamuAlaikum Sr,
    I find myself hopeful and highly motivated when I read this inspiring article. Masha’Allah I really hope to complete my studies even though as a mother someday Insha’Allah. I’m really thankful for your generosity in sharing your tips. Alhamdulillah.
    J.A.K. May Allah elevates you and your family in dunya and Akhirah.

  13. Salam aleykoum! I smiled when i first read this because its as if you were telling MY story :) Al hamdoulilah in 2 weeks i’ll be completing my bac at university with my baby of one year old. With some help and organization and of course with the help of Allah subhanahou wa ta3ala we can totally do it!
    Thank you for sharing these tips :)

  14. I am really lucky because i read this article before giving birth. I am seniar law student and i will spend a semester with pregnancy and second semester with a baby. :) Managing and organizing ownself are really important part of this period. The article is really usefull and benefit! Thank you, Allah bless you dear sister!