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This verse is from The Holy Quran; chapter 2, verse 201.
I received an exciting newsletter from The Productive Muslim a few days ago. Here is an extract:
It is time to explore Islam’s model for perfect Personal Development! Starting (this week) Tuesday, 20th December 2016, we are holding our first online virtual conference linking Islam to Self-Development with 19 amazing Muslim Self-Help experts!
These are the few people whom we come across that have dedicated their lives to link Islam to an area of Personal Development – and you need to hear them!
This will be a 4-day online conference and it’s entirely FREE. All you have to do is go to ProductiveMuslimSummit.com and enter your name and email address and you’re set (they promptly send a link to the upcoming seminars).
Here’s What You’ll Learn:
- How to make a life, not a living
- How to beat bad habits
- How to unleash your creativity
- How to motivate yourself and those around you
- How to build your leadership capacity
- How to be a better parent/spouse
- How to unlock your emotional intelligence
- How to keep faith, whilst earning wealth
The Program Schedule
If you care about bringing Islam back to your Personal Development efforts, it all starts by us having a conversation about this link and practically implementing the wisdom of the Qur’an and Sunnah in our lives. To help you with this, I hope you’ll join the Productive Muslim Summit and make it the catalyst into your life to make Islam a central part of developing yourself and perfecting your character.
Make sure you register now and I will see you there in sha Allah!
Mohammad Faris (Abu Productive)
Photo AND Title credit: Move Me Quotes and More
(I really love the title they used)
For those who would like to know why the Arabic word Allah is preferred to the English word God in Islam, please refer to this previous post.
‘The best of supplications is the supplication on the day of ‘Arafah and the best which I and the Prophets before me have said (is):
‘None has the right to be worshiped except Allah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs all praise and sovereignty and He is over all things omnipotent.’’
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!
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 ❤