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Productive Party Ideas for Sisters

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Productive Party Ideas for Sisters | Productive Muslim

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Any gathering that we organize is incomplete and lack luster without barakah from Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He), which descends on people who remember Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) in their gatherings. Here, we explore a few ideas to run a productive party for sisters. 

As women, we can have our social calendar planned a month ahead, from teas to luncheons and gatherings. But, as a Productive Muslimah, we need to go a step farther and organise “Productive” Parties as Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) says:

“I am with my slave when he thinks of Me and I am with him when he mentions Me. For if he mentions Me to himself, I mention him to Myself; and if he mentions Me in a gathering, I mention him in superior gathering. If he approaches Me by a hand’s width, I approach him by an arm’s length; I approach him by two arm’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I hasten to him swiftly.” [Hadith Qudsi]

So let’s see how we can strategically accomplish a productive party worthy of a Productive Muslimah.

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Top 10 Tips to Become A Productive Muslimah

Productive Muslimah

Top 10 Tips to Become A Productive Muslimah | Productive Muslim

There is a profound statement by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah which says: ‘Women are one half of society which gives birth to the other half so it is as if they are the entire society.’

If women make up nearly all of society, shouldn’t we be striving to be productive in this life for the next? Yet we know it’s no easy task being a Muslimah today! In fact, being a sister, mother, wife, professional and more means a Muslimah in the modern day can find herself struggling to be productive, trying to juggle all the tasks on that ever-growing to-do list. Here’s the good news though: at Productive Muslim we believe in starting off with a sincere intention and working hard to reach our end goal.

So “who’s a Productive Muslimah?” I hear you asking. We believe a productive Muslimah is a woman who uses all the resources around her with a mission to live her life to excellence, ultimately working to achieve the highest stations in Jannah. Once a Muslimah in the world is armed with these tools she can achieve some great things insha Allah!

In this article we’re going to start exploring the top 10 tips to becoming a Productive Muslimah and we’ll look at the practical steps you can take to live a more productive life.

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aafreenfaiz:

For these there is hope that Allah will forgive them, and Allah is Ever Oft Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving. (Surah 4:99)

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The Attitude of Gratitude – a Productive Muslim’s Approach to Life

The Attitude of Gratitude - a Productive Muslim's Approach to Life | Productive Muslim

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She opens her wardrobe. Two dozen dresses of red, yellow, orange, pink and you-name-it colours are hanging in there. After a cursory glance, she bangs the door shut. 
“Mom, I have nothing to wear for the party. I’ve been begging you to take me shopping since ages. You never listen to me. What do I do now?”

He is rummaging the fridge for the fourth time. Pizza, chocolate, ice-cream, fruits and juices are stuffed inside. He leaves the kitchen despondently. “There’s really nothing much to eat in here. Let’s go to the café for and have some decent food today.”

She wakes up with the same feelings of depression and dread. Thoughts of suicide are again floating in her mind. She is married to a handsome man, with two lovely kids, a home, and a car, everything most women would ask for. Apparently, life is perfect but there is “something” missing. It is just because she is not married to the man of her dreams.

He thinks his life sucks. He is 17. He has an iPhone, Core i7 Dell, $1,000 monthly pocket money but according to him, his life sucks. Unable to focus on his textbook, he slams it shut and starts pacing in the room as he thinks out aloud. 
“If my friend can own a Jaguar, why can’t I? Everything sucks.”

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

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“And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury;- beneath them will be rivers flowing;- and they shall say: “Praise be to Allah, who hath guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of Allah: indeed it was the truth, that the messengers of our Lord brought unto us.” And they shall hear the cry: “Behold! the garden before you! Ye have been made its inheritors, for your deeds (of righteousness).””

—   Quran, 7:43

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bunnyplague:

A friend of mine has recently made a blog in an effort to humanize Muslimah’s, where those of us who are struggling have a place to go and vent without judgement. We’re more than a hijab, we’re more than what we appear to be on the surface. A Hijab does not equal iman high, no Hijab doesn’t equal not trying. 
Even if we look the part it isn’t always the case inwardly.
Sometimes we just need someone to listen while we sort through these things inside. The blog is a place where Muslimah’s can anonymously go to vent, especially with regards to the things they couldn’t usually say to those around them.

Basically, it’s a place for muslim women to say what they feel, what they’re struggling with, what they’re going through, because too often we can’t or we don’t feel safe to do so.

Blog link is here:
http://secretmuslimwomen.tumblr.com/


“And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury;- beneath them will be rivers flowing;- and they shall say: “Praise be to Allah, who hath guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of Allah: indeed it was the truth, that the messengers of our Lord brought unto us.” And they shall hear the cry: “Behold! the garden before you! Ye have been made its inheritors, for your deeds (of righteousness).””

—   Quran, 7:43

(Source: elops)

[App Review] How To “Never Miss Fajr”

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar … I opened my eyes. I saw nothing but darkness. Stillness and silence engulfed my room. I heard the faint Arabic words from the adhan clock situated in the upstairs landing. I smiled. ‘Alhamdulillah, I am awake for Fajr!

The next thing I remember thinking was: ‘My bed is so warm. I am just going to stay under the duvet for a minute, listening to the rest of the beautiful call to prayer…’

All of a sudden, my thoughts were interrupted by the whimpering of the baby in the cot. When I opened my eyes, my room was bright, full of the morning rays of light. I looked at my dainty pink clock. It was 8 a.m. What a disappointment, I missed my Fajr prayer again!

[App Review] How To “Never Miss Fajr” | Productive Muslim

Finding Gold

[App Review] How To “Never Miss Fajr” | Productive Muslim

Whether it is a busy day or a weekend, missing Fajr prayer leaves you with a feeling of guilt that burdens your heart all day long. Alhamdulillah, though, I discovered an app a week ago called ‘Never Miss Fajr’.

The app is absolutely free to download both on the iPhone and Android. This ingenious app has been well-designed. Not only does it not have a snooze button for those who have outsmarted their alarm clocks, but the adhan also plays continuously until you make it stop. In addition, you cannot turn down your volume button or exit the app. Quite simply, you have to do as instructed on the screen.

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sabrofaseapearl:

Ya Rabb please let my mind rest from all forms of things which upset you, please clear my mind so it is only filled with your remembrance. 
Ameen.

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1000meaninglesswrds:

If I die at a young age or unexpectedly, don’t dwell on how much of a shock it is. Make duaa for me. Forgive me. Pray for jannah for me. Pray for ease for my family. That is how you can prove your love for me.

(via niqabisinparis)

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sharidacosmetics:

The lovely @nabiilabee wearing our Lipstick Classic shade No.15. Only available at www.sharida.co.uk

Love this lip colour!

lotustree:

sharidacosmetics:

The lovely @nabiilabee wearing our Lipstick Classic shade No.15. Only available at www.sharida.co.uk

Love this lip colour!

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