Productive Muslim.

Last night I attended a 3.5 hour talk with Ami Schaheera on a well structured, tactical and interactive talk titled "Be DIFFERENT, Be PRODUCTIVE" at IIUM Gombak held by the Al-Aqsa Society. It was a compact mini-workshop providing practical tips and suggestions on how to put the proven productivity principles to work for you, at work, at home and in everything you do as an all-rounded Muslim. I won't be able to join the 2-day seminar on the 25th & 26th Feb so I took the chance to join this one:)
*photo credit to Ami's phone:p
The speaker, Muhammad Faris was witty, energetic, and very informative in his talk. Mohammed Faris is the founder of, a dynamic online enterprise dedicated to boost productivity in the Muslim world. He talked about simple steps in beating procrastination, how to use productivity tools and techniques in balancing your spiritual and work life plus many other points. But two things that really caught my attention was about our sleep cycle and also the concept of Barakah in our daily lives.

 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. And the greatest fruits of Barakah in all things is to use that barakah in the obedience of Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala)”

Imagine waking up for Qiamullail and only getting a few hours of sleep but still feeling fresh and energized the whole day, as opposed to sleeping the whole night and missing your fajr prayer, to wake up  feeling weak and sleepy all day long. Even simple things like sharing your food with your friends and feeling full when you eat less than you normally do, that is a sign of Barakah. Do read more on the 18 sources of Barakah HERE

Another useful tip to keep you productive throughout the day, POWER NAPS. (hurrayy!!) No, I'm serious. The best power naps are either 20 minutes, 45 minutes or 90 minutes. <--ok definitely have to try and prove this one! :D You can read more on sleep cycles HERE

All in all, the talk was short and sweet. And most importantly beneficial and inspired me to be a more productive human being in the future! It sounds cliche, I know. But please make du'a for me:). Also, there will be more upcoming events that you might want to check out:

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Till then! xx


  1. Love this. JazakAllah Khair Aishah. Can't wait to attend the seminar this weekend inshaAllah.

    1. i wish I could've gone to the longer seminar with you Sha<3

  2. Salaam. You were there? I bought the ticket... but forgot it was yesterday. :(
    So, jazaakillah khairan for sharing. ^_^

  3. salam kak aishah..such a good article..this article makes me realize about barakah..before this i just ignored when people keeps remind me about barakah especially regarding 'eating with people'..i'm not bother at all about that..thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Alhamdulillah, I'm glad it was beneficial to you in some way;)

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    1. yep very! despite the fact that I thought it started at 9! LOL


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