Passion Planner

I know, I know. There are way too many planners and journals out there, each one unique in it’s own way. Now, the reason why I’m writing about Passion Planner is because of the amazing story behind it. I was impressed by it’s creator, Angelia Trinidad, who is a sweetheart and an amazing entrepreneur.

She switched from Pre-med to Art in college, a big decision to take, and she is glad that she took this step:

Art has taught me so much over the course of my life. It has taught me patience, collaboration, direction, and focus. But most of all it has taught me

HOW TO MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF A MERE IDEA AND HARD WORK.

SO HERE I AM, A PROUD RECENT UCLA GRADUATE WITH NO “REAL JOB”, NO PAID BENEFITS, NO 401K. BUT I DO HAVE  BIG DREAMS, A GIVING AND GRATEFUL HEART, A DRIVEN SOUL, AND AN AMAZING SUPPORT SYSTEM OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY. AND I THINK THAT’S PLENTY.

Enter post-college days, Angelia found her self in a loop of uncertainty. When she realized that there are a lot of young graduates that feel the same way, at a loss for direction, she sat down to find a solution.

I wanted to make a place to give us the piece of mind to restart, to find direction when we felt lost, a planner where people pursue their passions not just ideally with “one day’s” or “I wishes” but in doing something everyday and holding themselves accountable.

Passion Planner was the result. It is the perfect tool to write down your thoughts and your long-term and short-term goals, breaking them into easy-to-handle, achievable tasks.

 

Planner

 

Angelia has so much belief that her planner can change a person’s life for the better, that she wants anyone and everyone to able to access it despite their financial ability. Share about Passion Planner on any social media and send them an email to receive the full pdf version of Passion Planner for free!

How amazing is that?!

Find out more about this sweet ambitious girl, Angelia Trinidad, and her unique Passion Planner.

Here are a few more pics from the planner:

 

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Passion Roadmap

 

 

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Weekly Layout

 

 

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Monthly Reflection

All photo credits: Passion Planner

 

BarakahGO

Abu Productive, from Productive Muslim, sent me an email this morning introducing a productive game which motivates you to increase your good deeds. He wanted people to try it before their free webinar, What Hajj Teaches Us About Barakah, goes live tomorrow at 12:00 PM (Central Time). Abu Productive will be sharing what the story of Ibrahim/Abraham (PBUH) teaches us about Barakah. If you haven’t registered already, please do, you will gain much more than you expect In sha Allah (God willing).

So, what is Barakah?

Imam Al-Raghib has a beautiful definition for Barakah, he says that:

Barakah is the attachment of Divine Goodness to a thing. So if it occurs in something little it increases it, and if it occurs in something much, it benefits”

If Allah attaches Divine Goodness to your money.. you might have little money but you help so many people with it.. or perhaps you’re a rich person and Allah attaches Barakah to your wealth, and you do even more good! (Think of Uthmaan Bin Affan (RA) who was a wealthy companion of the Prophet and who did so much good with his wealth!)

If Allah attaches Barakah to your home, to your family, to your work… you’ll see increase and benefit from them! How beautiful is that!..

Click barakahgo-a4-printable to download the BarakahGo Sheet!

Here’s how the game works

You have 21 sources of Barakah and your goal is to tap into as many of these sources Barakah as you can before our webinar tomorrow on the lessons of Hajj & Barakah (If you haven’t registered for the webinar, register here).

I’ll ask those who attend the webinar session LIVE tomorrow; how many of the sources of Barakah they were able to collect in 24 hours? The one with the highest number will get this cool new poster from the ProductiveMuslim Store on the 21 Sources of Barakah!

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Hope that you earn tons of good deeds in these blessed days of Dhul-Hijjah. All the very best!

P.s. The marriage piece in the printout is for attending a marriage, you don’t have to get married to check it off  ❤

Turn your wondering eyes towards the sky

        A most amazing and insightful book, The Quran leads the way to Science (by Harun Yahya), proves that Religion and Science are compatible. The reason being, that religion provides accurate and definitive answers as to how life and the universe came into being. As such, if initiated upon a proper foundation, research will reveal the truths regarding the origin of the universe and the organization of life, in the shortest time, and with minimum effort and energy.

As stated by Albert Einstein (considered one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century), “science without religion is lame”, which is to say, that science, unguided by religion, cannot proceed correctly, but rather, wastes much time in achieving certain results, and worse, is often inconclusive.

In this book, you will not find, as in some other books, the personal views of the author, explanations based on dubious sources, styles that are unobservant of the respect and reverence due to sacred subjects, nor hopeless, doubt-creating, and pessimistic accounts that create deviations in the heart. It is a clear and insightful read.

Moonrise And Starlit Sky At Minokakeiwa-Tommy Tsutsui

Photo credit: Tommy Tsutsui
“Behold! In the creation Of the Heavens and the Earth, and the alternation Of Night and Day – There are indeed Signs for men of understanding.” [Al-Quran 3:190]

Please find the link to a pdf version of the book at the end of this post. 

 

With a broad select of topics included like Astronomy, Physics, Geography, Geology, Oceanology, Biology, Embryology, Botany, Zoology, Medicine, Physiology and General Science, you are sure to find your subject of interest.

It also shares the views of many well known Scientists on the topic of Religion. Here is another extract from the book:

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Considered the greatest scientist who ever lived, Newton was both a mathematician and a physicist. His greatest contribution to science was his discovery of the law of universal gravitation. He added the concept of mass to the relation between force and acceleration; introduced the law of action and reaction, and put forward the thesis that a moving object will continue moving in straight line at a constant speed unless acted on by a force. Newton’s laws of motion remained applicable for four centuries, from simplest engineering calculations to the most complex technological projects. Newton’s contributions were not limited to gravity, but also extended to the fields of mechanics and optics. Discovering the seven colors of light, Newton thus laid the ground for a new discipline, namely optics.

In addition to his groundbreaking discoveries, Newton wrote critical essays refuting atheism and defending Creation. He supported the idea that “creation is the only scientific explanation”. Newton believed that the mechanic universe, a gigantic clock working non-stop, in his analogy, could only be the work of an all-powerful and all-wise Creator. Behind Newton’s discoveries, which changed the course of the world, was his desire to come closer to God. Newton investigated the objects of God’s creation to know Him better. To this end, he devoted himself to studies with great energy. Newton communicated the reason underlying his zeal for scientific endeavor with the following words, in his famous work Principia Mathematica:

…He (God) is eternal and infinite, omnipotent and omniscient; that is, his duration reaches from eternity to eternity; his presence from infinity to infinity; he governs all things, and knows all things that are or can be done. He is …eternal and infinite; …he endures and is present. He endures forever, and is everywhere present; and, by existing always and everywhere, he constitutes duration and space… We know him only by his most wise and excellent contrivances of things… [W]e reverence and adore him as his servants…

(Sir Isaac Newton, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, Translated by Andrew Motte, Revised by Florian Cajore, Great Books of the Western World 34, Robert Maynard Hutchins, Editor in chief, William Benton, Chicago, 1952:273-74)

Optics Valley

Photo credit: S Taylor

Please find the link to a pdf version of the book The Quran leads the way to Science below:

Click here

I truly hope that this book benefits you. Thank you for reading through till the end.