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You're listening to the productive Muslim podcast season three, Episode 18.

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Today 80 of your productive Muslim hot detox challenge. So, for today, we are preparing inshallah for the last 10 nights of Ramadan. And we really want to make the best of them. So I want you to be reading the article on your laser cutter worship plan and how to make the best out of that includes different tips food that you should use, in order to get the best out of the last time they some of them have them, one of them being to really take advantage of a DA that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say, which was a lahoma in a car for one to have a laugh for fun. Now I remember this, specifically, because it wasn't the word used

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to have a laugh or 5154 it wasn't the same as saying a stuffed animal. You know, when you say stuff like us, we give them strama. When you're saying alarm in the California law, for fire for any use, it literally means all law you are most forgiving, and you love forgiveness, so forgive me. But the words if one is too far should not be conflated. Because when we're looking at Apple, we're looking at a law not just forgiving your sin, but erasing it completely from your sleep. Like completely, it's gone. And it's a much more intensified version of forgiveness that you are asking Allah for. And recognizing that this is something that Allah loves, that allows generous with forgiveness. And

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in these last two nights, you are really going to supplicate this to our

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with this as well. One of your tasks for today is to do a spring clean of your bedroom. If you are not like me and you are very organized and your and your room looks fantastic all the time, then Mashallah, it's great. For the rest of you who tend to be quite disorganized a bit like me that this is your chance to make sure nothing gets in the way of you really enjoying the last 10 days of what I'm about. Because what ends up happening at something that I tend to do, which is not so great, is when I commit myself to doing something, I give myself a list of tasks, I'm like, Okay, I'm gonna do this, this, this, this and that. And then like many other people, I convinced myself that I need to

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be in the correct environment to really feel like I can enjoy it. So for example, if I want to step into play, I'm in my bedroom, I need to make sure that my bedroom looks really spotless, so that I can feel quite zen, I can feel quite peaceful in my mind. And then I end up wasting time cleaning my room. So we want to do this in advance to make sure our room is completely spotless, and get rid of anything that's clutter, anything that we don't need to really be able to take in most of the last 10 minutes. Your last task is you're going to write down five good things that have happened to you, and you're going to make to have for these things to happen to someone else. So

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I am going to list down five good things that have happened to me now, would you guys not think number one.

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Now I'm thinking about these. And what I'm going to say is so in order for me to list of five things I need to explain a bit about myself and what I do. So I, I have, I basically work on making Arabic learning fun for students, because I really did not enjoy learning Arabic growing up, and I want to change that. So a lot of the good things that have happened to me have tended to be related to that because when I graduated, I had a dream that I definitely wanted to do something to help the Muslim ummah. And they felt and I felt like for the past two, three years, unless powder, Allah has really opened doors for me to help those things happen. So the first really good thing that I'm grateful

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for is being able to work with productive Muslim. My journey to working with productive Muslim was not a very typical one. I remember being subscribed to them and receiving an email that I did not like. And I remember emailing back and I said, I don't like this email. This was quite cheeky. I didn't rate you. It was a very informal email. And Brother Mohammed Faris, the CEO himself personally responded and asked what could he have done to make this email better. And I was quite surprised. And so I responded quite lengthy to the email. And then from there, because of the way that I wrote He then asked if I would be interested in volunteering for as one of their editors. And

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now here I am more than a year later, and handler this has probably been one of the most beautiful ways to impact someone's lives. Because for some of the articles that I've written, or even some of the articles that my co editors have written, seeing the comments on them and seeing the way people say that their lives have been impacted is it's phenomenal.

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You don't realize how many lives that you're changing through something that you see is so simple

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thing number two that I am grateful for. So in my journey to making Arabic land easier, I have met, I don't have any background in graphic design or product design. And a lot of the time I have been using Google. But Allah subhanaw taala has blessed me with remarkable people, knowledgeable people who have helped and supported me to ensure that my dreams happen to make my dreams happen and materialize. Thing number three that I am grateful for. I am very grateful for my mother, I'd say that my mother has been like my number one fan. This is like a description of my life story. These are genuine, five things that I'm grateful for. So I am really, really grateful for my mother,

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she's,

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she's been very supportive of me very much on my case, she is my most honest fan as well and will critique me on everything that I need critiquing on. And I'm very, very grateful for her Thing number four that I am grateful for. I am grateful for my chief editor who will probably kill me if she hears this podcast. But my chief editor, Dina, who works in productive Muslim, is probably one of the most phenomenal people that I have ever met, and let him on the level to level up alarm about it. I think she's definitely someone who has really brought out the best in me and really try to ensure that I improve my writing skills, my editing skills, my brainstorming skills, and has written

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when you work under her as an editor, she really tries hard not just for you to provide good workers productive Muslim just for you to provide good work as a person. And then the last thing that I am grateful for is,

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in my attempts to make Arabic learning more fun, I have been working a lot on training teachers, and getting good people to train them. And I am quite grateful that Allah subhanaw taala has put me in contact with these people by chance, you know, and you look back, and you realize that you met someone through an event that you probably hadn't weren't even intending on going to. And then you went to it. And then that event industry changed your life. So one particular lady I met at a no I met her daughter at a funeral. From there literally because of that I stayed in contact with her daughter, and through and her mother has absolutely helped and supported me through everything from

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then on. And so it's you know, and you put the pieces together, literally one thing led to another which led to another which led to another and this particular lady, by the way has written some beautiful articles for productive Muslim, and Alhamdulillah I have so much to be grateful for. And I think it's times like these when good things happen. That I feel like I go to my home like Mama, you know, I really think Allah loves me, because look at this amazing thing that happened that came from something so small. And yeah, this is why you should all be grateful. And I think Well, I think all of us can find something to be grateful for I think all of us can find that at least five things to

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be grateful for, given the many, many blessings that Allah Subhana Allah has given us. And so with these five things that you're grateful for, I want you guys to make dua for this to happen to someone else. So in my particular situation, a lot of the stuff that I that good things that happened to me were related to being an entrepreneur. And I pray that all of the stuff that happened to me the doors that Allah subhanaw taala open from places that I could never imagine. I pray that Allah does the same for every aspiring entrepreneur out there to make their life easier, so that they can have a positive impact on the Muslim community.

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In the comments below, tell me what five things you have to be grateful for, and inshallah tomorrow I will be with you we will be looking at how to stay healthy in the last seven days of Ramadan. I hope you guys have a wonderful wonderful day and I will be with you tomorrow.

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Hey everyone, this is rifra 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 will 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

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listening and have a great day.