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Abu Productive

January 18

Islam & Productivity, Topics



If we were to look for an Islamic denition of Productivity, it

can probably be summarised in the word barakah or
Blessing. Being able to achieve more with few resources,
doing much in little time, and generating a lot with little eort
is surely a blessing from Allah (Subahanahu Wa Taala). Yet
Barakah has somehow become a lost treasure these days;
everyones looking for it, but no one seems to nd it! You
always hear people complaining that theres no barakah in their time, no barakah in their sleep, no barakah in
their money and the rest of it.
In this article, well solve this mystery inshaAllah: well find out what Barakah is and where you can find it!
What is Barakah?
A Well-known daee explains it as follows:

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 benets. And the greatest fruits of Barakah in all things is to use that
barakah in the obedience of Allah (Subahanahu Wa Taala)

Sources of Barakah
Im a rm believer that Barakah is not a lost treasure, rather, its right in front of our eyes! This treasure is only
available and ready to be handed over to the one who works for it. Below, I list some of the sources of
Barakah. Its not an exhaustive list, therefore, I do hope you can contribute to it with your comments
inshaAllah so we can all share and extend our understanding of this great treasure at!

1. Good Intentions
If you want something to have barakah attached to it, have good intentions for it. More specically, make
sure that deed is intended for the sake of Allah (Subahanahu Wa Taala). Looking again at the denition of
Barakah, you may guess that without us intending what we have or do for the Sake of Allah, the Divine
goodness wont be found in our deeds.

2. Piety and Belief in Allah

Allah says in the Quran: If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, We should indeed

have opened out to them (All kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth(Surah Al-Araf, Verse 96) . And He
says in the Quran: And for those who fear Allah, He (ever) prepares a way out. And He provides for him from

(sources) he never could imagine (Surah Al-Talaq, Verses 2-3).

3. Putting your trust in Allah

Allah says in the Quran: And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sucient is (Allah) for him. For Allah will

surely accomplish his purpose. Verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion (Surah Al-Talaq,
verses 3)
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: If only you relied on Allah a true reliance, He would provide

sustenance for you just as He does the birds: They y out in the morning empty and return in the afternoon
with full stomachs. (Ahmad, An-NasaI, Ibn Majah, Al-Hakim and At-Tirmidhi)

4. Reading Quran
This is the fountain of Barakah! But subhanaAllah, we rarely drink from it! Allah says in the Quran: And this is

a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings, and conrming (the revelations) which came before
it (Surah Al-Anam, Verse 92) . So read the Quran, and observe the blessings and barakah of Allah enter
your life. The further we are from this Book of Guidance, the less barakah we will have in our lives.

5. Saying Bismillah
When you say Bismillah before anything you do, youre invoking the Name of Allah on that activity; not
only will that activity be blessed but shaytaan cannot take part in it! So always say Bismillah before
anything you do! SubhanaAllah, its easy for us to forget to say Bismillah. Sometimes were so used to
saying it that we cannot remember whether we said it or not! Try to be conscious of saying Bismillah and
understand what youre saying before your action is performed.

6. Eating with People

Anyone who has had the experience of inviting guests to his/her house will know this one. No matter how
little you think the food youre presenting to your guest is, its always more than enough! (Note: this is not an
excuse to be miserly when you invite guests over; in fact we should follow the Sunnah of our Prophet
Ibrahim (peace be upon him) whom when visited by the angels prepared a large meal for them). What Im
referring to here is the blessing that occurs when eating together, conrmed in the hadeeth of Prophet
Muhammad (peace be upon him) who said: Eat together, for blessing is in Jammaa (congregation or being

together) and in another hadeeth: Whoever has food enough for two persons, should take a third one,
and whoever has food enough for four persons, should take a fth or a sixth (or said something similar).

(Bukhari, Volume 4. Book 56. Number 781)

7. Honesty in Trade
This is for all of the business people out there (include ebayers!). We shouldnt assume lying and deceiving
people will make our trade protable. On the contrary, it will remove the blessing from your trade. Prophet
Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: The buyer and the seller have the option of canceling or conrming

the bargain unless they separate, and if they spoke the truth and made clear the defects of the goods, then
they would be blessed in their bargain, and if they told lies and hid some facts, their bargain would be
deprived of Allahs blessings.( Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 293)
Yes, its difficult to be honest when youre trying to sell something, but trust me its worth it.

8. Dua
Ask Allah for barakah! If you take note of some of the Duas of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
youll notice that the Prophet used to make dua for barakah. We always say: May Allah bless you! Well,
guess what? Thats a source of barakah! Also, when youre invited to someones house, Prophet Muhammad
(peace be upon him) advised us to make the following dua for the host: O Allah, bless for them, that which

You have provided them, forgive them and have mercy upon them.

9. Halal Income/money
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: O people, Allah is good and He therefore, accepts only that

which is good (Scholars say this refers to Halal income and the importance of it).
A scholar also said of the one who eats Haram, that his limbs will disobey Allah whether he likes it or not, and
that the one who eats Halal and seeks Halal income, his limbs will also do good and will be given the
permission to seek goodness.
This concept of your limbs being blessed and enabled to do good is truly a blessing and a barakah we
should all seek. It reminds me of a story of an old man who jumped a large distance that the young men were
unable to jump. When the young men asked the old man how he did it, he replied: These are our limbs: we

protected them from committing sins when we were young, so Allah preserved them for us when we got

10. Following the Sunnah

Muhammad in everything



Ive said it before and Ill say it again, the most Productive Man in the history of humanity is our beloved
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Therefore, by simply following his lifestyle and the acts of Sunnah
we so often hear about, we obtain a great source of Barakah!
Some of these Sunnahs include: eating Suhoor, eating with the right hand from the side of the plate, going
out for Eid Salah, licking your ngers after nishing your meal, sleeping on your right hand side, using the
siwaak, and many more. Look out for these Sunnahs and follow them, for imitating the life of the most
blessed man on earth is surely a source of blessing!

11. Praying Istikhara

Praying istikhara in all matters and then leaving the outcome to Allah as well as accepting His Decree is a
great source of barakah. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us this beautiful dua which
helps us make decisions and not regret the choices we make in the following hadeeth:
On the authority of Jaabir Ibn Abdullah he said: The Prophet (peace be upon him) would instruct us to pray
for guidance in all of our concerns, just as he would teach us a chapter from the Quran. He (peace be upon
him) would say: If any of you intends to undertake a matter then let him pray two supererogatory units (two
rakah optional nafil) of prayer and after which he should supplicate:

O Allah, I seek Your counsel by Your knowledge and by Your power I seek strength and I ask You from Your
immense favour, for verily You are able while I am not and verily You know while I do not and You are the
Knower of the unseen. O Allaah, if You know this aair -and here he mentions his need- to be good for me in
relation to my religion, my life, and end, then decree and facilitate it for me, and bless me with it, and if You
know this aair to be ill for me towards my religion, my life, and end, then remove it from me and remove me
from it, and decree for me what is good wherever it be and make me satisfied with such.
One who seeks guidance from his Creator and consults his fellow believers and then remains rm in his
resolve does not regret for Allah has said:

and consult them in the aair. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah [Quran 3:

12. Giving thanks to Allah in abundance

Allah says in the Quran: If ye are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you. A scholar once told me that if
one looks into this verse, the Arabic word that is used to confirm that Allah Wills favours unto the person who
thanks Him is actually in the form of an Oath La azidannakum. So Allah is promising the person who
thanks Him an increase in goodness and blessings, and Allah never breaks His promises.

13. Charity
In a Hadeeth Qudsi, Allah says: O son of Adam, spend (in charity), and Ill spend on you! Whenever you are
broke, or you feel barakah is zapped out of your life and urgently need it to return, the quickest of way of
gaining barakah in your life can be through giving charity. For example, lets say barakah was removed from
your life due to a sin you committed; charity cleanses your sins, adds good deeds and is a source of barakah.
I cannot describe the instantaneous gratification of giving charity and the barakah that follows it. Try it NOW!

14. Tying your ties of kinship

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, Allah created His creation, and when He had nished it, the womb,

got up and caught hold of Allah whereupon Allah said, What is the matter? On that, it said, I seek refuge
with you from those who sever the ties of Kith and kin. On that Allah said, Will you be satised if I bestow
My favours on him who keeps your ties, and withhold My favours from him who severs your ties? On that it
said, Yes, O my Lord! Then Allah said, That is for you. Abu Huraira added: If you wish, you can recite:
Would you then if you were given the authority do mischief in the land and sever your ties of kinship?
(Bukhari, Volume 6. Book 60. Number 354)

15. Waking up early

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Allah made the early hours blessed for my Ummah.(Ahmed)
This hadeeth was what spurred me to create! Such gems of productivity are the
sources of blessings which we should seek to make our life productive. Waking up early is such an important
step to being blessed and feeling good throughout your day.
Try to wake up for Tahajjud, and then work during the hours before Fajr Salah. If you cannot, then at least
wake up for Fajr and stay up till sunrise before you return to sleep. Those hours are lled with Barakah. If
youre able to go to work in those hours, do so, youll get much more work done than the whole day put

16. Marriage
Allah says in the Quran: Marry those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among yourselves,

male or female: if they are in poverty, Allah will give them means out of His grace: for Allah encompasseth
all, and He Knoweth all things. (Quran 24:32)
Speaking of marriage, I highly recommend the following training course to anyone seriously thinking of
getting married:

17. Salah
Allah says in the Quran: Enjoin prayer on thy people, and be constant therein. We ask thee not to provide

sustenance: We provide it for thee. But the (fruit of) the Hereafter is for righteousness. To illustrate the point
of Salah further, just imagine your life without this great act of ibadah. Where would Barakah come from? For
those of you who are still wavering in your Salah, please get back on track; this is your lifeline for the nal
destination in the hereafter, and the daily food for your soul.

18. Asking Allah for forgiveness

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If anyone continually asks forgiveness from Allah, Allah will appoint

for him a way out of every distress, and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide for him from where he
did not reckon.
I hope this covers most of the sources of Barakah, but as I said before, this is not an exhaustive list. Please
add your sources and recommend more tips for us to share!


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April 12, 2009 at 10:41 pm

assalam aliakum. I think you have covered everything, from following the Book to the
Prophets way, Im not sure if scholars come into it.. oh maybe, the Knowledge you attain,
keeping good company. Also you covere having trust in Allah, doing the
sunnats/recommended actions a muslim should do..maybe doing something in allahs
Cause, striving to eztablish something for the sake of helping the ummah or a muslim,
but then again that might go under Intentions or would it??


April 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

Who is the Well Known Daee. that you mentioned at the start of your article with the

August 30, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Jazak Allah khayran.


September 7, 2009 at 2:40 am

its an amazing article.. we nee more.. more.. and more


productive muslim
March 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

thank you my brother for enlightening us ,this is truly a wonderful eye opener to all of us,
sometimes we need to be awaken if we slept out from the world of reality.We truly
appreciate it "may allah bless" you in everything you

January 19, 2011 at 8:28 am

Mashallah.. May Allah bless all of us. JAK


Zainab Ahsan
January 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm

AmeenSubhaanAllahi wa behamdihi, Subhaan Allahil Adheem. :)


Ana Fulana
January 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm


Emilie Antoine
January 23, 2011 at 11:45 pm

May Allah bless you

January 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Jazak Allah khiran.


January 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm

subhan allah aisai baatai aap log mujhe mail id per mail kar dijiye my id is

Farooq habib
January 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm

i like so much

July 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm

May Allah reward you for this wonderful effect


February 3, 2011 at 4:29 am

mashallah .. may allah reward u for ur work


February 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Masha Allah! Every article of yours seems to spur the reader to action, Alhamdulillah!
May Allah bless you for this noble work! May you come out with more and more!

April 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Amin Ya Mujeeb. Very interesting articles and very practical too. You just wanna read
and read. Alhamdulillah.

February 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

i think we cant add more, because this list is very interesting, and evryone should keep

it, and try to read it each time he feel that theres no barakah in his life

Mohamed Anass
April 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Mashallah .. i actually can not add more .. what youve said is really enough .. may allah
bless all of us ^^

May 4, 2011 at 6:34 am

Assalamualikum! Masha Allah this website is very informative and useful!!

In the 3rd point above u have misspelled Allahs name as see to it
Walaikumusalaam! and jazakAllah khair!

May 4, 2011 at 1:16 pm

This has now been fixed.

May Allah forgive us, ameen

May 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm


June 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Jazak Allah Khairan Abu Productive for this post. Youre absolutely right, everyone is
always complaining how time is so fleeting (myself included!). Waking up early and
praying fajr is essential to getting off on the right foot. The barakat of the rest of the day

is within this time of day. Extraordinary post!


June 19, 2011 at 12:27 am

Thank you very useful may Allah swt bless you.


Umm Anas
June 20, 2011 at 11:35 pm

This is really good masha Allahjust would like to add one more important pointthat is
be good and dutiful to our parents..and always make dua for themthere are many
verses in the quran and hadith related to this and if we are married then make dua
for both our parents and our in being dutiful to them insha Allah Allah will
bestow more barakah on us

Umm Anas
June 20, 2011 at 11:35 pm

This is really good masha Allahjust would like to add one more important pointthat is
be good and dutiful to our parents..and always make dua for themthere are many
verses in the quran and hadith related to this and if we are married then make dua
for both our parents and our in being dutiful to them insha Allah Allah will
bestow more barakah on us

Om Saleh
September 19, 2011 at 3:53 am

Jazak Allah khair brother,

May Allah bless you and your family abundantly for creating this site, I love this site and
it helps me a lot, alhamdu lillah. May Allay help us to do all the above things, aameen


December 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I would add being good to parents!


Hekuran Hajdari
January 18, 2012 at 4:06 am

Thank you very much. MashaAllah Really helpful. May Allah pure barakah on you and
your brothers and sisters

March 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Jazakallahujhairan for sharing it. MashaAllah its great reminders


March 5, 2012 at 5:42 am

i think making your mother happy is a source of barakah as well.. a mothers dua is
always maqbool. rite?

April 21, 2012 at 3:11 am

I think Bir al Walidayn should have been listed among the main sources of Barak i m
surprised it wasnt even mentioned.

March 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Helping someone i think is a source of barakah!


March 29, 2012 at 7:35 pm

what if you lie in business because you want to hide the secrets of trade? like customers
ask you where did you get it from..or where did you buy it fromcan you lie?

February 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Concealing your secret is not lying. you can honestly say the customers that you are not
willing to share it with them in an appropriate way so that you will not hurt them.

September 3, 2015 at 1:28 pm

say a customer wants to start the same type of business as you, if I for instance share
my trade secrets with her would that be Baraka for my business since its like I am
wanting for my sister what I love for myself? or is there wisdom in protecting my business
from competition?

April 6, 2012 at 4:01 am

As now-a-days we muslims need barakah in our lives. JAzakAllah fidareein.


rabish hatun
April 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

thank you for this amazing artical, you helped us hopely Allah help you :D
in my opinion saying subahanallah i am happy with my situation is an other way to get
more barakah :D

April 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

SubhanaAllah and MashaAllah. Very simple and elaborative. InshaALlah may ALLAH
Taaala bless your efforts and InshaAllah allow us to follow all these points. Amin.

Shifa Farheen
April 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm

MashaAllah. Very simple and elaborative


April 30, 2012 at 10:30 am

Assalam o alikum. Very good article indeed. Dawa is another source of barakah. Calling
people in your circle towards Allah. Trying to make islah

May 10, 2012 at 12:50 am

JazakAllahu khairan.

May 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

MashaAllah, these articles are really encouraging, cant stop reading I think I heard
there is a specific surat you can read which is a good source of barakah, my husband
did it and subhanAllah! it really worked alhamdulillah! Cant remember which one it was,
though. Does anybody know?

Dr Ali
March 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Maybe its surah al kausar. the smallest surah in Holy Quran.


Teach Quran
May 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

Beautifully describes how a person

gets Barkah from Allah Almighty. By following this particular way an individual
can get several blessings of God.

May 26, 2012 at 4:42 am

this makes no sence Someone pls explain!!


May 26, 2012 at 4:43 am

Guys, I just converted recently into islam any tips? Thanksyouu! :)


March 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Pray Salat , Give Zakat, Read the Holy Quran. Thats the basic.
Congrats again.

May 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm

May ALLAH Bless us, and lead us through the path of righteousness (AMEN)

June 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I think there is a very important thing that you should add which is fasting , i mean why
would Mohammad ( PBUH) was consistent on fasting Mondays and Thursdays .
I cant describe the real power of fasting or spiritual power here in this comment box but
think about it how much time you save , when you are not spending your time on
kitchen or eating lunch or not going to supermarket , or going to restroom and so on .

June 18, 2012 at 8:00 am

There is no dout in this eighteen sources of success because

if you trust on God then no body can stop you and your work and God always help
those who helps them self any way thank for the sharing such informative

August 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

i thank your problum can be soloved from here

quran in english


June 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

I study your blog and I am

very pleasure to read that because the only one thing in this world is the
trust on God because if we trust on God then nothing in this world stop your

June 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm

What about refraining from gossip and mentioning the good qualities of others instead of
their faults?

Mustapha Mohammed
January 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Yes i think that one is also very important


Ibn Hasan
June 22, 2012 at 11:14 am


Dhikrullah helps to draw Allahs attention and, along with it, his blessings towards
Abu Hurayra (RA) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said,
Allah Almighty says, I am in My slaves opinion of Me and I am with Him when He
remembers Me. When he remembers Me in himself, I mention him in Myself. If he
mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in a better assembly than them. If he comes
near Me by a handspan, I come near him a cubit. If he comes near Me by a cubit, I come
near a fathom. When he comes to walking, I come to him running. (Muslim and alBukhari)


of Dhikr attract the Angels who encircle these gatherings and also cause Allahs
blessings to descend upon them.Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah said,
Allah Almighty has angels who travel the highways and by-ways seeking out the people
of dhikr. When they find people remembering Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, they call
out to one another, Come to what you hunger for! and they enfold them with their wings
stretching up to the lowest heaven. Their Lord who knows them better asks them,
What are My slaves saying? They say, They are glorifying You, proclaiming Your
greatness, praising You and magnifying You. He says, Have they seen Me? They say,
No, by Allah, they have not seen You. He says, How would it be if they were to see
Me? [extra He saids deleted] They say, If they were to see You, they would worship
You even more intensely and magnify You even more intensely and glorify You even
more intensely. He says, What are they asking Me for?They say, They are asking You
for the Garden. He says, Have they seen it? They say, No, by Allah, they have not
seen it.' He says, How would it be if they were to see it? They say, If they were to see
it, they would yearn for it even more strongly and seek it even more assiduously and
would have an even greater desire for it. He says, What are they seeking refuge from?
They are seeking refuge from the Fire. He says, Have they seen it? He says, How
would it be if they were to see it? They say, If they were to see it, they would flee from it
even harder and have an even greater fear of it. He says, I testify to you that I have
forgiven them. One of angels says, Among them is so-and-so who is not one of them.
He came to get something he needed. He says, They are sitting and the one sitting with
them will not be wretched.' (al-Bukhari)

Islah Abdullah
August 31, 2012 at 5:41 am

We are nothing. Allah is Everything. Therefore, we should remember Him, Praise Him,
Ask forgiveness of Him, and Thank Him at all times. For we are just travelers in this
world. seeking to return to our Eternal Home with Allah, and seeking His Guidance and
following His Directions in getting there. May Allah bless us all to stay Tawquah and
remember Him constantly.

Sherry Corcoran
April 6, 2016 at 11:25 am

JazakAllahu Khairen!
I couldnt help but want to mention
Salawat An Nabi or Sending Blessings on Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alaihi wa

salam) is an excellent way to increase your barakat!

Almighty Allah says: Surely Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Holy Prophet
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim). O you who believe! Send Blessings (Durood) and
Salutations (Salaams) on the Prophet with worthy Salutation.(Surah al-Ahzab: 56)
In this verse of the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah, His Malaaikah and the Muslims have
been mentioned as sending Durood upon Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi
Wasallim). So, Durood Shareef is actually a Dua in praise of the Holy Prophet
Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim).
Hazrat Anas (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (Sallal Laahu Alaihi
Wasallim) said: He who reads a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah blesses him ten
times, ten of his sins are forgiven, and he is increased ten times in stages (internally).
Hazrat Abdullah ibn Masud (radi Allahu anhu) also narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah
(Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallim) said: On the Day of Qiyamah, the closest to me from
among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood Shareef.
Source :

O Allah, bestow Your favour on Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and on the
family of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as You have bestowed Your favour
on Ibrahim and on the family of Ibrahim, You are Praiseworthy, Most Glorious. O Allah,
bless Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the family of Muhammad (Sallallahu
Alayhi Wasallam) as You have blessed Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim, You are
Praiseworthy, Most Glorious.
(Hisn e Haseen)
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July 1, 2012 at 11:50 am

May Allah bless you for your article. will try to remeber the advises and practise them!

would like to add something: Try to do everything with wudu. Cooking with wudu,
shopping with wudu etc. brings a lot of Barakat.

Rashida Vahedna
July 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I really enjoyed the article and found everything perfect. Hope the information is from
Ahle-sunnah-wa-Jama-ah. Would like to know the source of this information.

listin Quran in English

July 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

the thing which i want to focus more and more is Namaz and roza if some one take
caring of it then he will be very good Muslims and every one will be happy form him .
and last thing i was to share is that to take care of others and listing Quran .

October 12, 2012 at 8:05 am

OVER TONGUE: O you who have believed, avoid much assumption. Indeed some
assumption is sin. And donot spy or backbite eachother. Would one of you like to
eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it.And fear Allah;
indeed, Allah is the most Acceptor of repentance and the most Merciful. ( Surah
Al-Hujurat, verse 12, )

Khadija Khurshid
October 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Amazing article . read alhumdoelillah .

another source of Barakah is reading Durood Sharif throughout your day as u get free.
like you are sitting n doing nothing then reciting durood would make it productive


December 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm

mashallah, exactly what I was looking for. Great article mashallah, may Allah give you
much reward.

February 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm


jazakAllah khair!

February 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

Takabal minna wa minkum


March 10, 2013 at 7:55 am

Assalamu Alaikkum.
These are very useful to me.
Jazakkallah Hair

March 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

asalam alaiikum warehmatullahhi wabaraktu

well definatly first of all i would realy appreciate the kind of work that you admin and
your team are trying to do is to spread the truth of ISLAM and also the dawah to get into
more people.
May ALLAH swt bless your work and also the people and their families associated with
this work alhumdulilah dat we have a zariya to atleast look into ourselves and keep and
eye through your articles videos newsletters alhumdulilah
May ALLAH bless you in shaa ALLAH looking and xpecting more from here alhumdulilah
JazakALLAH khairan kathira

March 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm

asalam alaiikum warehmatullahhi wabaraktu

well definatly first of all i would realy appreciate the kind of work that you admin and
your team are trying to do is to spread the truth of ISLAM and also the dawah to get into
more people.
May ALLAH swt bless your work and also the people and their families associated with
this work alhumdulilah dat we have a zariya to atleast look into ourselves and keep and
eye through your articles videos newsletters alhumdulilah
May ALLAH bless you in shaa ALLAH looking and xpecting more from here alhumdulilah
JazakALLAH khairan kathira..

March 21, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Excellent article. Barak Allah feekum. I would add sending prayers and blessings upon
our Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) .

March 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Great Article MashAllah, may Allah give you much reward.


Meryam Mirajkar
April 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm

MashALLAH. This article is very helpful. JazakAllah.


July 12, 2013 at 8:27 am

No 8 Dua, after mentioning Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S) you forgot the

other than that great article, enjoyed every bit of it, i just came across this
telling all my friends about it!my Allah increase barakha in all your day to day activities
and reward you with a place in jannah!.good work is being done here

July 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

You are amazing! we need more people like you in our ummah! mashalla , wa jazako
allaho khayran!! :)

July 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

InshaAllah ALLAH (C.C) reward you for those sharing of you. I met by chance with
Productive Muslim and I hope it will make lots of changes in my life . InalALLAH we and
Productive Muslim will be ones who are constant productive. Allah raz olsun ! :)

Said Hasan
December 15, 2013 at 11:08 am

Masha Allah. Cool list.


Nimu mahbub
December 20, 2013 at 2:24 am

feeling nice to read it. thank you a lot


March 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Thank you sooo much for your effort in listing down all of the sources of blessing! May
Allah increase your knowledge for sharing this with us. Thank you!

April 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

I agree that the seeking of barakah is an obligation for a Muslim. What I understand from
personal experience is that we can ask for that right is implied but the final decision to
grant is His i.e. Allah s.w.t. divine right; because barakah belongs to Him. With asking for
barakah I understand that an important virtue is patience. Allah s.w.t holds the divine
right to decide each and everything upon us. Seeking barakah is a powerful motivator
for us to behave accordingly so Allah s.w.t will like us. The more powerfull motivator I
have experienced is the FEAR of Allah s.w.t in having barakah taken away. That is why I
think it is stated in the Glorious Quran that what Allah s.w.t wants is for us to fear Him
so that we will not commit sin, thereby avoiding punishment, and to do good deeds so
we are rewarded. What I understand is nothing new for it belongs to Allah s.w.t. The final
ayat of Surah Al Baqarah is what reminds me to be in fear of Allah s.w.t . as primary to
seeking of barakah. I find only by fearing Allah s.w.t. will I obey him because of innate
nature of man i.e. to avoid loss (of Barakah). All said though not exhaustive, this
websites focus on seeking barakah is a commendable effort and is a good motivator for
Muslims who lose their way from time to time. After all no one likes to be threatened i.e.
you will suffer loss if you do this and this. That is why I am reminded of the barakah of
a friend that said, Islam is a beautiful religion for Allah s.w.t really understands what
truly motivates human behaviour i.e. the animal man without belief in Allah s.w.t seeks
to maximise i.e. maximise gain, minimise loss. So being a Muslim is barakah itself that
we take for granted.

Abdul Basit
June 3, 2014 at 5:06 am

Ma sha Allah very well written. This website have wide range or Islamic learning and
reading material.

September 1, 2014 at 6:39 am

Assalaamualaikum Brothers and Sisters

Ive seen many people of the belief that when one plans for something, discussing it with
people be it their friends or family, would result in their plans being deprived of barakah.
How far is it relevant please somebody throw some light.

March 16, 2015 at 9:55 am

Hes an,I believe you are right especially if the person has bad look in it . But you can
share perhaps to people who trully love u coz they will pray for you to get what you
really want. Everybody please correct me if I am wrong and may Almighty God forgive
me if I am wrong.

January 15, 2015 at 2:25 am

May Allah bless the writer of this page. This contain very important information that I as
a muslim dont do or take note off. I pray that may Allah strengthen my faith Ameen

Anjum khan
January 30, 2015 at 1:16 pm

JazakAllah khair fantastic article


February 15, 2015 at 5:24 am

SUBHANALLAH, This is excellent and highly motivating.

jazakumullahu khaira

March 2, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Its hard to come by well-informed people in this particular subject, but you sound
like you know what youre talking about! Thanks

Sister A.A
March 31, 2015 at 4:18 am

Jazaakallaahu khayra my brother, alhamdulillaah such a beautiful, resourceful article!

May Allaah always bless you, aameen.

April 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm

thank every body in dis room..dis hip is 4 me ad u the

most useful five letter word are


azima pandian
April 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I really love to be a part of rhe ProductiveMuslim comnunity. Thank you for all that you
have done. The articles really inspire and help me.strive to be a better Muslim. May
Allah bless all your efforts.

Sis B
April 7, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Charity, absolutely. I have experienced it in my life. When we give charity, the barakah of
our money and goods increase. Allah gives us more. So I always try to give something,
to people, to animals. Animals need care too so even giving our left over food from
meals to stray cats and dogs increases our blessings and rizk.
In our old neighborhood, we were feeding the stray cats in the street. So when shopping
online for cat food, I came across a 10kg cat food for like $3. I couldnt believe it but
bought it. The next day, the price changed to $50. I guess it was a mistake by the
company but I think Allah did that and so many stray animals ate that food. Allahs
blessings and miracles all around us. Allah has not created us for us to suffer or be sad.
He provides for what he creates and if we are grateful for what Allah has given to us, we
will surely receive more.
So I recommend charity however much it may be, even a small amount makes a
difference, and lots of Alhamdullilahs and gratefulness.
It is easy to be cool about everything and happy and content when we have everything. I
pray Allah will give us the strong faith and the patience to be happy and grateful even
when we dont have everything and when everything isnt going great. I think thats our
biggest struggle, to maintain ourselves in good times and the bad. We must strengthen
our faith for that so that nothing can ever affect it negatively.

Adamu M D
April 9, 2015 at 1:36 am

Alhamdullah! The article is informative and useful for anyone seeking barakah, however
another source of getting barakah is seeking for knowledge (for Allahs sake), applying it
in ones daily activities and sharing it with others.
You are doing a good job at Productive Muslim. com May Allahu (Subhanahu wa Taala)
reward you and your team with Jannatul Firdaus the home of barakah and all goodness.
Jazak Allahu khayr.

April 30, 2015 at 1:33 pm

I am in so much awe of every article that I read from you, that my heart blesses the
writer immediately abundantly. I pray to allah that you must continue to do this inspiring
work always. My sincere duas to Allah (SWT) for your success in all your missions.

May 31, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Well summarized and structured article brotherLooking forward to your book!


July 19, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Thanks for the article.

I am actually confused about one thing. That is, not sleeping in the morning.
Does it mean we should not sleep in the morning to get Barakah?
Now, how long is the morning?
Is it after the sunrise or before sunrise, or after after imsak waqt or is it until the Zuhr
waqt stars?

Ok, let me be more specific.

The imsak waqt starts at 3:50 in the place I live (today is 20-07-2015). We eat Suhur
(though its only in Ramadan) before 3:50. Then the sun rises here at 5:42.
We pray salatul fazr at 5:25. After we finish fazr, the sun immediately starts to rise. It
again takes a few minutes to rise the sun fully (I have no idea of how long it takes to rise
the sun. If you know please tell me).
Now, please let me know until what time I shouldnt sleep.
*after imsak?
*after fazr?
*until the sun rises fully?
*until zuhr?
jazakumAllah khayran. I really appreciate your time and effort. May Allah give you the
reward you deserve inaaAllah.
Thanks again and regards.

August 8, 2015 at 3:10 pm

AWESOME! This seals it! thank you a very beneficial piece! :) I even clicked in the
marriage link and watched that video it directed me to. It was very realistic and on point.
I forwarded it to my cousin and sister! :)

August 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Jazakallaha qairan Brothers and readers.

I strongly Advise readers to read Morning and Evening DUAs, dats benefits you millions
in both world.
Below is da link and Allahamdulliha its helps a lot.
Take a look at Dhikr & Dua Quran and Sunnah


September 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Maa shaa Allah,

May Allah bless you and your teams work. Aameen
Jazakallah Khair

September 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Slm. Well summarised list. Jzkmlh.

I would like to add
Seeking knowledge/ attending majlis ilm
to d barakah resources list.

September 10, 2015 at 10:08 am

May Allah fill your life with Barakah..I ask Allah to make all these sources of Barakah be
part of our routines and life. My favourite one is Dua. I think its the most easy and the
most powerful. I have no doubt inshaAllah that if we ask constantely Baraka from Allah,
and especially in the last third of the night, The Generous and The Giver will give us
more than what weve asked from Him :) (Al hamduliAllah)
Allah knows best, but maybe Not to get angry would be also a source of Barakah..?
BarakaAllah fikoum :)

September 18, 2015 at 5:50 am

Maa sha Allah nice article..may Allah bless u bro, truly ! productive muslim has
changed my thoughts and changed my life style also
jazaka Allau khair


September 21, 2015 at 7:46 am

this is very helpful . but i do have a question. Are there any Duas to help lower a persons
gaze? to help them from looking at the opposite gender

October 19, 2015 at 12:26 am

I will transfer it to my fellow moslems inshallah .Barkallahufikum


Akbar Ali
November 6, 2015 at 10:04 am

Masha Allah , Abu Productive. Really inspiring and motivating. May Allah shower Rahma
and Barakah in all aspects of our life. Ameen.
Kindly include me and my family in all of your Duas.

January 2, 2016 at 6:56 am

Can someone further elaborate on number 14(Tying your ties of kinship)? I dont
understand it.

January 2, 2016 at 9:16 am

As salaamu alaikum wr wb,

Baarakumu Allahu fil Quraan il Hakeem

Excellent points, maa shaa Allah
I read that angels presence and pious people have barakah in them too,
and I was wondering if sending salaat and salaam on our beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu
alaiHi wa Sallam) brings barakah or not?
Jazaakumu Allahu khayran kaseeran fil Duniyaa wal Aakhirah!

January 18, 2016 at 9:42 pm

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new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You
have done a formidable task and our whole neighborhood
can be grateful to you.

January 25, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Aw, this was an extremely good post. Finding the time and actual effort to create a really
good article but what can I say I procrastinate a lot and never seem to get nearly
anything done.

March 31, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Please help me get out of my spiritual healer my spiritual healer has given me wrong
Teachings of going against quraan and sunnah
Please help me i dont want to be among misguided ppl please help me i want to be
among the righteous ppl on this earth so that i can be among the righteous ppl in jannah
May Allah help me

Adem yousuf
April 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

jezak-Allaah! it is so much interesting! keep it up!


Azizah Idris
April 23, 2016 at 1:08 am

Assalamu alaikum,
Jazakallahu khairan with your article brother. Ive been of immense gratitude to Allah for
making me stumble upon this site since the past 5 weeks.
Very comprehensive article, if I might add to the list; Refraining from begging or asking
of others (in a form of complaining or lack of gratitude to Allah) also increases our rizk
and put barakah in it.
Because Rasulillah Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam admonish us not to be the lower hand try
to be the hand that gives not the other way round.
Because if u always ask of others your value in their eyes deminish and there is no
barakah in begging.

May 2, 2016 at 5:46 am

Well said, I think in todays world, people think that, the more money they make, the
more their life will be at peace, but we have seen how money can get into peoples mind
and then they start to become attached to this world and forget Allah and then their
Barakah becomes less and less
its a eye-opening article for all of us, the Muslim world needs more Barakah and I think
we looking for it in the wrong places.

Sherfunnissa Husain
May 16, 2016 at 10:16 am

Jazaaka Allah khairaka for such a good sets for Barack in our life.Need to add a
company of Rightous People as we are product of company.We are in good company by

getting your emails MashaAllah.


Fermie Rizq
August 16, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Subhan Allah Ive learned a lot on how to gain Barakah on this life and on the hereafter.
Ja zak Allahu khair for sharing this wonderful thoughts. Ma shaa Allah it makes us,as a
productive Muslims in shaa Allah. May Allah bless us and grant us more barakah on our
daily living and on the here after. Allahumma Ameen. May we be firm and consistent in
our deen.

Fati Alhassan
September 16, 2016 at 8:27 am

Allahu Akbar. .Thanks very much


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