A One-to-One With Your Heart
 
If you’re standing in prayer in these last few days of Ramadan doing your best to ‘feel’ closer to Allāh (Subhānahū Wa Ta’ālā) yet somehow feeling distanced; if you’re wondering why those around you are all crying whilst you’re completely emotionless; if you wish you could be of those with soft hearts and tearful eyes in Ramadan, but it doesn’t seem to happen, and you fail to reach that level in your spiritual worship – then it’s time to have a serious one-to-one conversation with your heart.
 
Ask your heart: why is it so cold? Why do the Words of its Creator have no effect or impact on it at all? Is it that arrogant that it doesn’t need its Lord?! Why is it so hard? Why are no emotions expressed for either fear or joy of being with its Creator? Why is it a hypocrite? It’ll cry watching a movie when it knows it’s not real but will not cry when it hears the truth about its ultimate destination?!
 

Keep digging deeper until you find the answer. Get your heart to break in front of Allāh (Subhānahū Wa Ta’ālā) this Ramadan. There’s no sweeter feeling than a sincere heart that cries out to Allāh. Don’t let Ramadan go without having cried even once in front of your Lord Insha’Allāh.

A One-to-One With Your Heart

 

If you’re standing in prayer in these last few days of Ramadan doing your best to ‘feel’ closer to Allāh (Subhānahū Wa Ta’ālā) yet somehow feeling distanced; if you’re wondering why those around you are all crying whilst you’re completely emotionless; if you wish you could be of those with soft hearts and tearful eyes in Ramadan, but it doesn’t seem to happen, and you fail to reach that level in your spiritual worship – then it’s time to have a serious one-to-one conversation with your heart.

 

Ask your heart: why is it so cold? Why do the Words of its Creator have no effect or impact on it at all? Is it that arrogant that it doesn’t need its Lord?! Why is it so hard? Why are no emotions expressed for either fear or joy of being with its Creator? Why is it a hypocrite? It’ll cry watching a movie when it knows it’s not real but will not cry when it hears the truth about its ultimate destination?!

 

Keep digging deeper until you find the answer. Get your heart to break in front of Allāh (Subhānahū Wa Ta’ālā) this Ramadan. There’s no sweeter feeling than a sincere heart that cries out to Allāh. Don’t let Ramadan go without having cried even once in front of your Lord Insha’Allāh.

Episode 25 – Emotional Management – Part 2: Letting Go

How to let go of your spiritual emotions:

1) Feel overwhelmed by Allah’s favors upon you

2) Be overwhelmed by the sins you’ve done

3) Ask Allah (Subhānahū wa Ta’ālā) sincerely

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Salam UK fans, this is Abu Productive. Just letting you know I’ll be in London  on Sunday, August 3rd to deliver a special seminar on “How to Become a Productive Muslim”, In shā Allāh!
 
This is your chance to join me in a dynamic LIVE seminar, where you’ll be immersed in an intensive learning environment to rewire your productivity — plus be alongside other like-minded brothers and sisters and gain the support network to learn and grow together as Productive Muslims.
 
I’m really looking forward to having you join me there, In shā Allāh!
 

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Salam UK fans, this is Abu Productive. Just letting you know I’ll be in London  on Sunday, August 3rd to deliver a special seminar on “How to Become a Productive Muslim”, In shā Allāh!

 

This is your chance to join me in a dynamic LIVE seminar, where you’ll be immersed in an intensive learning environment to rewire your productivity — plus be alongside other like-minded brothers and sisters and gain the support network to learn and grow together as Productive Muslims.

 

I’m really looking forward to having you join me there, In shā Allāh!

 

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Episode 25 – Emotional Management – Part 2: Letting Go

How to let go of your spiritual emotions:

1) Feel overwhelmed by Allah’s favors upon you

2) Be overwhelmed by the sins you’ve done

3) Ask Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) sincerely

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Narrated Ibn ‘Abbās (may Allah be pleased him): “The Prophet (peace be upon him) was the most generous amongst the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadān…he used to be more generous than the fair wind [sent by Allāh with glad tidings (rain), in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds].” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

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Episode 24 – Emotional Management – Part 1: Holding back

How to manage your anger:

1) Seek refuge in Allah from the shaytaan

2) Change  your position

3) Make wudu

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**NEW POST** [Interview] Secrets of a Productive Muslimah – Ramadan Edition

We are very excited to be joined in this special Ramadan edition by Sister Zohra Sarwari, an international author of ten groundbreaking books, coach to women and children, business coach, entrepreneur, public speaker, mother of 3, and founder of SuperCharge Homeschooling! She is in our ProductiveMuslimah hot seat today, so we asked her to tell us her secrets on how she manages to stay productive during Ramadan while juggling her family, her work and her writing!

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**NEW POST** [Interview] Secrets of a Productive Muslimah – Ramadan Edition

We are very excited to be joined in this special Ramadan edition by Sister Zohra Sarwari, an international author of ten groundbreaking books, coach to women and children, business coach, entrepreneur, public speaker, mother of 3, and founder of SuperCharge Homeschooling! She is in our ProductiveMuslimah hot seat today, so we asked her to tell us her secrets on how she manages to stay productive during Ramadan while juggling her family, her work and her writing!

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Episode 24 – Emotional Management – Part 1: Holding back

How to manage your anger:

1) Seek refuge in Allah from the shaytaan

2) Change  your position

3) Make wudu

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5 Practical Tips to Help the Ummah Today
 
1. Make dua to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)
Dua is the believer’s strongest weapon. As we are in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, let us all make the most of seeking to attain the Night of Power and unite in dua for the Ummah who are struggling in conflict areas. Pray for your brothers and sisters like you pray for yourself, even harder. Try to imagine what they are going through and sincerely ask Allah to help them & grant them victory.
 
2. Don’t get angry. Educate instead.
Ranting & swearing on social media is unproductive. Remember, we the Ummah must come forward with a united front that speaks firmly and clearly about the situation our brothers and sisters who are being suppressed are going through. Help our non-Muslim neighbours and colleagues understand the real situation by sharing educational articles or videos that show the truth in a clear way. Avoid spreading anger, racism or hate that only backfire on us as Muslims.
 
3. Donate & organise fundraisers
Let’s do what we can to help raise money for the Ummah in need. Check in with your local organisation on how you can help with fundraisers, or initiate a fundraiser with your own circle of family and friends. There are many ways to get creative, from having an iftar fundraiser to baking and selling cookies to raise funds, or even doing household chores for the neighbours in exchange for payment that will be donated to charity.
 
4. Sign petitions or attend peaceful protests
It may seem like a digital signature on a petition or another protesting face on the streets can’t do much to change the situation, but we never know what change we can create unless we try. We must do whatever is in our power to stand up for justice, for Allah SWT has commanded us to do so.
 
5. Don’t give up hope
This is the most important. If we lose hope, then we’ve lost faith. If we lose faith, then we’ve lost everything. Remember the many times Allah SWT brought victory to Muslims even when the odds were seemingly against us — such as the Battle of Badr — and let that fill your heart with hope.
 
So let’s take whatever action we can with sincerity, humility and hope — no matter how insignificant it may seem and may Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) bless us to see the light of victory very very soon inshaAllah.
 

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5 Practical Tips to Help the Ummah Today

 

1. Make dua to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala)

Dua is the believer’s strongest weapon. As we are in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, let us all make the most of seeking to attain the Night of Power and unite in dua for the Ummah who are struggling in conflict areas. Pray for your brothers and sisters like you pray for yourself, even harder. Try to imagine what they are going through and sincerely ask Allah to help them & grant them victory.

 

2. Don’t get angry. Educate instead.

Ranting & swearing on social media is unproductive. Remember, we the Ummah must come forward with a united front that speaks firmly and clearly about the situation our brothers and sisters who are being suppressed are going through. Help our non-Muslim neighbours and colleagues understand the real situation by sharing educational articles or videos that show the truth in a clear way. Avoid spreading anger, racism or hate that only backfire on us as Muslims.

 

3. Donate & organise fundraisers

Let’s do what we can to help raise money for the Ummah in need. Check in with your local organisation on how you can help with fundraisers, or initiate a fundraiser with your own circle of family and friends. There are many ways to get creative, from having an iftar fundraiser to baking and selling cookies to raise funds, or even doing household chores for the neighbours in exchange for payment that will be donated to charity.

 

4. Sign petitions or attend peaceful protests

It may seem like a digital signature on a petition or another protesting face on the streets can’t do much to change the situation, but we never know what change we can create unless we try. We must do whatever is in our power to stand up for justice, for Allah SWT has commanded us to do so.

 

5. Don’t give up hope

This is the most important. If we lose hope, then we’ve lost faith. If we lose faith, then we’ve lost everything. Remember the many times Allah SWT brought victory to Muslims even when the odds were seemingly against us — such as the Battle of Badr — and let that fill your heart with hope.

 

So let’s take whatever action we can with sincerity, humility and hope — no matter how insignificant it may seem and may Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) bless us to see the light of victory very very soon inshaAllah.

 

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