Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Muslimah~This her way :)

I am a Muslim woman
Feel free to ask me why
When I walk,
I walk with dignity
When I speak
I do not lie
I am a Muslim woman
Not all of me you'll see
But what you should appreciate
Is that the choice I make is free
I'm not plagued with depression
I'm neither cheated nor abused
I don't envy other women
And I'm certainly not confused
Note, I speak perfect English
Et un petit peu de Francais aussi
I'm majoring in Linguistics
So you need not speak slowly
I run my own small business
Every cent I earn is mine
I drive my Chevy to school & work
And no, that's not a crime!
You often stare as I walk by
You don't understand my veil
But peace and power I have found
As I am equal to any male!
I am a Muslim woman
So please don't pity me
For God has guided me to truth
And now I'm finally free!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Time Management for Muslims and Muslimas

Use Your Time Wisely

Whether you currently work full-time, part-time or not at all, you have a certain amount of time each day to maximize. Approach your time like you would a financial budget by allocating time to different aspects of your life. Categorize these into groupings such as work, studying, blogging, networking, reading, exercising or volunteering and then prioritize (number-one through whatever). From there, you can decide how much time each week should be dedicated to each based on how you have them prioritized. Sunday is always a good day to schedule your week out to make sure you give the proper amount of time to everything

Rafik Beekun,

I am always amazed by how time challenged Muslims are–whether as a student, a businessman or businesswoman, or a homemaker. Time management can be daunting as you seek to balance your responsibilities for this dunya and your responsibilities for akheera. Staying on target can get easily swept aside if you do not manage your time carefully.

In Islam, wasting time is discouraged. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “God said, ‘The offspring of Adam abuse time, (even though) I am Time.’” In Surah 103, “The flight of time”, Allah in the Qur’an states, “By the decline of Time, indeed humankind is in a condition of utter loss–except for those who believe and do righteous deeds–and exhort one another to uphold the truth, and exhort one another to persevere in faith with patience.

Ibn Abbas narrated that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said: “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.” (Bukhari 8/421). The Prophet (s) used to make the following du’a,
“O Allah! Make life a means for every dimension of goodness.”

One very moving hadith is related by Ibn-Abbas; the Prophet (s) said, “Grab five things before five others: your youth before your decrepitude, your health before your illness, your wealth before your poverty, your leisure before your work, and your life before your death.” [al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak]

Stephen Covey’s time management matrix is a useful tool to manage your time. It centers on two factors: importance and urgency. Please view the video for more explanation on how prioritize your time.

I have read many time management books and watched numerous videos on this topic. May I suggest that you watch my video on time management (part of my Islamic Management course). A short and concise list of tips of managing your time can also be found here.

Here is a very informative khutbah on Time Managment by Muhammad Al Shareef.

Time Management – Muhammad Al Shareef Part 1/6

Time Management – Muhammad Al Shareef Part 2/6

Time Management – Muhammad Al Shareef Part 3/6

Time Management – Muhammad Al Shareef Part 4/6

Time Management – Muhammad Al Shareef Part 5/6

Time Management – Muhammad Al Shareef Part 6/6

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seerah & Productivity :)

Khabbab bin Al-Aratt once urged the Messenger (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam)to call upon Allâh (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) to shield him against the adversities he was suffering at the hand of the polytheists. The Prophet’s remarked that it was incumbent upon a believer to undergo the trials of life as much as he could, fearing nobody except Allâh until the religion was established, which would surely happen.
Let’s face it, many Muslims today want quick answers to all our problems – we want quick wins to solve the ummah’s issues, and we don’t want to sacrifice our comforts. Why are we apathetic towards our ummah, or complaining to make all our problems go?
Victory and success needs patience; patience to be productive and active regardless of the odds; patience to bear the brunt of what others say and continue to do good and stay firm on Allah’s path; patience to see things through till the end until peace and security prevails.
So let us roll up our sleeves and be ready to work for the ummah and for the akhirah..

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Purify Your Gaze & Stay Productive

ProductiveMuslim Animation Series – Purify Your Gaze & Stay Productive

January 30, 2011

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ProductiveMuslim Animation Series – Purify Your Gaze & Stay Productive

January 30, 2011

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Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2011 in Videos