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You're listening to the productive Muslim podcast season three episode 13

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aleikum, I'm your host in Hamdi and welcomes productive Muslim hot detox challenge. We are now on day 30. I am currently recording this podcast and I am inviting a group of friends. But if so, I wanted to bake a cake the night before, so I could save myself work for the next day. But I think this cake suffice to say has kind of flopped, then it's sunk in the middle. And I think I may have ruined it much hidden shuttle I've got a second better that I can use to make the second cake

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I have is on whether I'm going for everyone in shuttling you guys have been productive. You guys are benefiting from this month. I personally, I feel like Ramadan came very, very quickly. Like even now almost two weeks in. And I genuinely feel I wonder, you know, did I prepare adequately enough? I couldn't you know, you know, and you know what your email is like when it's on a high like this normal done. I feel like you know, it has come pretty fast during Ramadan. So I prepared, I've had everything ready. And I feel like every day I make the best out of it. But even if you're feeling the same way that I'm feeling, it is never too late for you to pick yourself back up. And for you to

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do better. Remember, Ramadan is a month for you to be able to show what you are capable of doing every day. And you can push yourself and become better. So for today, our article is on how giving up music made me more productive. So the reason that I chose this article is because one of your conditions for this challenge is that you have to give up music, you cannot be listening to music throughout this whole month. And if you have slipped up through your headphones away.

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The reason actually, that I chose this is because I think a lot of people regardless of the fact behind his music, hello, hello. I don't think they fully appreciate how much listening to music can significantly impact the quality of your a birder. It can impact your salary, it can impact, you know, the use of your time. And so

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the person who wrote this article is actually a friend of mine, and she wrote this article after having given that music I fell in my mind. You know, Ramadan is obviously this month that Allah has blessed all of us with it's the reason why it's such a blessing is because Allah has literally put you in the best environment for you to give up bad habits. And for many of us who are fasting long hours, it's even better, you're giving up bad habits for at least 17 hours a day. So

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in doing this, you know when there's something in your life that is affecting you, I remember listening to a talk the other day that you know if there's a stain on a piece of clothing, right? you soak it for a while in order to be able to get rid of that stain alerts soaking you in the best opportunity for a better like you have every single opportunity to cut off any distraction and that allows making that easy for you. So I want you guys if you're somebody who does struggle with music really take advantage of this month to quit and give it up. So one of the points that this article makes is the idea that Salah is a barometer for your life in terms of assessing your emotion and

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your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala look to the quality of your Salah because it indicates your relationship with Allah you know if your Salah is good everything else is good. And this is easier said than not God Anwar less penalty, Allah says in the slightest, unhandled fracture even longer, barely solid puts an end to shamelessness and bad deeds.

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So when this article, the author herself says that when she would listen to music, she found that it would become stored in her heart and mind like data, only to play that drum solo. So you know, when you're praying, and you're on the third worker, but then you're like, Wait a second, am I on the fourth or the fifth Raka like, it gets confusing because in order for yourself, the quality of your Salah to improve, you need to focus on what you're feeding your mind outside of your solo. So in giving up music, whilst it may seem like something difficult, because to be honest, music can be very addictive. The benefits of it are immense. And I think the main one that I would say is getting

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close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because what happens is you end up gaining so much time through giving up music, because all that time that you've spent, you know, listening to songs on repeat memories and alerts, you end up substituting that for things that will bring in close to our last panel data. It can be podcast, it can be dissociated. It can be plugged in, it doesn't matter, but it's going to be something that helps to build and sustain your relationship with a less power and so if you're someone who struggles and listen to music, I really really recommend that you definitely read this article. The rest of your tasks for the day. You are going

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To donate a piece of clothing to charity. Now, if you want to go the extra mile rather than give away something that you no longer wear,

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I would prefer that you take something that you quite like, whether it's a really nice dress of yours, or it's a really nice shirt, or maybe even something that you bought quite recently. Take that and actually give it to charity and make the intention that your law, I am doing this for your sake, and make sure that you don't tell anyone, then your final task of the day is to listen to ATSC. And a podcast of your choice can be anything you want. But just something that's going to connect you even further with the court and you have unlimited resources out there, I would honestly say, if you are even listening to this podcast, that means the last panel to Allah has blessed you

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and giving you many opportunities to get closer to him. You know, sometimes I think, genuinely, especially for people who sort of

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they live a privileged lifestyle, they live comfortable lifestyles, where you have internet access, you're able to study and get an education get a job. I think for us, one of the things that's a wave sort of not scared me, but made me nervous is this idea that I always imagined that a lost power dial is going to ask me, you know, with all of the resources that he blessed me with, that other people were not blessed to it, how did I use it to not only get close to Allah subhanaw taala, but to spread his message. And whenever I remember this, it was it always dawns on me how unproductive I'm being with my time. But alas, kind of Tyler hasn't given me what I need to get closer to him.

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You know, you literally now have everything you need at the touch of your fingertips just through going online.

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If you want to memorize a lot of URL, there are so many apps out there that make it easy for you to do you want to find tipsy, you can find every possible to see again available, translated ready for you. And I think we need to remind ourselves that it's never a case of we don't have time, it's very easy for us to you know, put off a bird or put off things are an investment in our air Sheila saying that we don't have time or we are too consumed by the dunya. But last panel dal is merciful, Allah has made a better very easy for us to do in the form of smoothies and in the form of large these and I think no one is ever too busy, the people just have different priorities. And in this particular

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month, we really want to work hard to making a less panatela the priority in our life and making the F unit our priority as opposed to the dunya I hope you guys have benefited from this podcast and I will be with you tomorrow instead of money collected by Helvetica

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Hey everyone, this is Mithra here now just before you hit the pause button, I want to let you know something we are having a giveaway this Ramadan to win the productive Muslim audiobook along with a free one year subscription to the productive Muslim Academy. So this is the same Academy that gives you access to the Ramadan course and all other great courses to help you be super productive. Now the exciting thing about this giveaway is that the more you share with your family and friends, the more entries you have to win this prize pack. So check it out by heading over to productive Muslim podcast.com slash gift that is productive Muslim podcast.com slash gift. Thank you for listening and

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have a great day.