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You're listening to the productive Muslim podcast season two episode two
Assalamu alaikum productive Muslims. Welcome to the show. I'm your host me for my roof and I am here with Season Two of the podcast. So season two features the pre Ramadan boot camp. These are going to be short daily podcast, which are going to help you best prepare for the blessing month so that when Ramadan comes you'll be up and running and ready to make the most out of it. So with this pre Ramadan Bootcamp, we want to make this interactive and want to hear from you. So with all our activities, and tasks that we will be speaking about in each episode, please do comment on those episodes by heading over to productive Muslim podcast.com slash season two. So they you will find
the episodes there. And please do let us know how the particular activity went. Or any questions or any thoughts that you have on it. Alright, so now let's start off with our episode for today.
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All right, so I want to ask you a question. You see how we start something new. So say we start a new class we maybe decide to join join the gym or anything, then the first few days, we're generally like really excited about it. We engage we turn up on time. And he you know, we tell everyone we might even post a status about it on Facebook, Snapchat at all our family of friends, look at me, I'm at my new class or gym. And then when you fast forward a bit more, say week one, week two, which is completely forget that we signed up for it. And then later on, we just feel completely guilty that oh my god, I signed up for that program and I didn't get to finish it. Can you relate to this?
Because I know I can. And my gosh, it is frustrating. And this is a thing? Why is it that at the start of joining something, we get all excited? And then after some few weeks, we feel like oh, I don't know if I want to do this anymore. So how do we overcome this trap? And the way we do so is by going back and asking ourselves the Why? So why are we doing this? Now? I know. I mean, you can be thinking, Well, you know me for this is really obvious. We all know why we're doing it. There's good deeds, and you know all those generic things you can say but no doubt, yes, doing things for the sake of alone doing good deeds engaging in good actions do have the benefits to them. Now, what I'm
asking you in particular is to really clarify the why behind it. That is deep, that is personal to you. Because each one of us has different motivations. I mean, for one person, or why say taking the gym example again, why can be to just get active and more fit for another person gym can be in order to help them lose weight. So you see, each person has a different way. And the exercise of this particular episode is to identify your why. So why are you doing this program? Why is program meaningful for you? And why should you care to continue? Now, I want you to write this down onto a paper so that way you can be able to just write down anything that comes to mind. If you don't like
to writing like big paragraphs and you can just write in dot points because I know that also works for many people as well. So anything that comes to mind just write down your why Okay,
maybe can be like last month last year, Ramadan just went really quickly and I didn't get to plan for it. Or maybe maybe it was that you didn't get to make the most out of Ramadan last year or just certain things that come to mind. Why do you want to participate in this pre Ramadan boot camp? Now we all know the famous Hadees by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi Salaam in which he said actions are judged by intentions. So by clarifying your actions behind this program, and asking yourself why you want to get ready for Ramadan, you can be able to better follow through with it. Because you see the way this works is that halfway when your motivation goes down
You can be able to refer back to this piece of paper. And now this is the importance of writing it down so that you have something physical to come back and refer to. So that is the activity for today. Ask yourself, Why do you want to participate in this program? Why do you want to get ready for Ramadan? Now a few things along with this, is we want you to watch the TED Talk. And this is a TED talk, which speaks about the importance of starting with why so you can be able to connect this concept with the idea of intentions in Islam. And do let us know your thoughts about this on our our show notes on our websites are productive muslim.com. And the second thing to do is go ahead and
write down your answer on a sheet of paper, you can write it down on, you know, on a Google document in Evernote, or wherever you write down your notes. And just ask yourself, why am I taking this 30 day bootcamp with productive Muslim? What's the larger purpose I need to fulfill now there is no right and wrong answer. It's different for every single person so you don't have to get really caught up in it. And you don't have to take a lot of time to write this either. You can just sit down for 15 minutes 10 minutes, and just write down what comes to mind and keep this note aside so that you can be able to refer back to this later on. Alright, so to wrap up, please do post up your
why's over on our show notes. I've created a easy to remember short link to that can be accessed by writing productive Muslim podcast.com slash s two, e two. So that's pretty much season two, Episode Two. So do check that out. Otherwise, you can also access the show notes by just heading over to our main website, productive muslim.com so I look forward to hearing about your why's on joining the pre Ramadan boot camp and inshallah I'll see you tomorrow with our next episode. Till then remember, be sincere and work hard.