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Benefits of Volunteering

5 Benefits of Volunteering

Have you ever thought of benefits of volunteering? Volunteering is a beneficial and productive form of sadaqa. By volunteering you’re not only benefiting others, you are earning reward, and – a fact that is often overlooked – learning how to become more productive in your everyday life. Here are 5 ways that volunteering encourages those …

My Son with Down Syndrome Is Very Fond of Music

My Son with Down Syndrome Is Very Fond of Music

In this counseling answer: •Your son has benefitted and thrived in the field of performance so the first step might be to get him involved in performing still, but in a way that is more aligned with Islamic values. •If there is nothing to stop him from making his performances more Islamic in the school …

I Lack Motivation; How Can I Be Persistent?

In this counseling answer: •Reflect on the blessings and the reasons for gratitude. You will feel the intrinsic motivation to do anything and feel that anything can be possible. •Always give priority to quality over quantity. •Develop a vision in life, a focus and become relentless. •Create the ideal study space. •Start with a planner. …

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How to Motivate Ourselves?

Often the most difficult challenge to improving our life, to making a change, or to implement a plan is finding out how to motivate ourselves to take the first step toward a goal and then to remain constantly motivated. Have you given some thought to what motivates you? What gets you going when there are …

5 Ways to Boost Your Energy and Motivation to Study

5 Ways to Boost Your Energy and Motivation to Study

After the first half of the semester, you feel tired. Or you just try to complete all the tasks given to you. There are always new ones. And your boss is asking you to stay longer hours. You start missing the pre-sunrise morning prayer (fajr) because you are still…

Going Through Hardships? This Verse Will Soothe You

Going Through Hardships? This Verse Will Soothe You

Whatever you’re going through no matter how hard, know that Allah knows you can get through it. Allah knows you can pass. And you have to believe this. Otherwise what you’re implying indirectly that ‘Allah is unjust and He is burdening me with something I can’t handle.’

4 Ways to Give Your Brain a New Quran Habit

4 Ways to Give Your Brain a New Quran Habit

Have you ever told yourself, I’m going to read at least half an hour of the Quran each day, only to find out your “Quran habit” didn’t stick? Motivation naturally decreases with time. Here the importance of habit comes in. Once your new habit is…

How Does Islam Value Time?

How Does Islam Value Time?

As Muslims, we are taught to always invest our time in the Akhirah, or the Hereafter. Whatever we do in this world will carry over to the next world—be it good or bad. It is in our best interest, then, to spend our time engaging in what will be beneficial to us in the life to come.

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Study

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Study

What made you want to come to University? Whenever motivation is an issue, ask yourself, “Why?”. This is similar to when acts of worship become burdensome. It is important to remind…

3 Quran Stories to Help You Overcome Demotivation

3 Quran Stories to Help You Overcome Demotivation

You will make mistakes and fail over and over. But do not lose sight of your goals and the Pleasure of the One you are trying to attain through your efforts. Stay on top of things by turning to Allah first to rescue you from your sea of demotivation. Then keep…



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