Get Serious About Teaching Qur’an Online

I submitted this to ProductiveMuslim.com with slight modifications. In the first part of this article, I shared some tips for being a productive online student. A teacher is still very much a student, so if you haven’t read the previous post, I highly recommend you head over there first! In this part, we will look at … Continue reading Get Serious About Teaching Qur’an Online

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Get Serious About Learning Qur’an Online

I submitted this to ProductiveMuslim.com with slight modifications. “Learning Qur’an online? Does that really work?!” “How can a computer replace a live teacher? I doubt my child will make much progress with online learning.” “I’m not good with computers – I don’t think online Qur’an lessons are for me.” “I don’t feel comfortable teaching someone who … Continue reading Get Serious About Learning Qur’an Online

Is Ramadan All About Worship? No Marital Love?

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. When making Ramadan plans, the focus is often on reciting more Qur’an, attending taraweeh, hosting/attending iftar, preparing the kitchen in advance, and even decorating the house for the season. “Improve marriage” rarely tops the list, or even finds a place at the bottom. However, a successful marriage can be your … Continue reading Is Ramadan All About Worship? No Marital Love?

Ultimate Muslima Planner

I wrote this for Productive Muslim. Making to-do lists is a good habit but not necessarily the hallmark of a productive person. Anyone can ramble about what they need to do. The hallmark of a productive person, however, is his/her ability to fill up the ‘Done’ list (without always being serious and in a rush). … Continue reading Ultimate Muslima Planner

The Ramadan Technology Diet

I wrote this for ProductiveMuslim.com. While we are cleansing our souls and bodies during Ramadan, why not take this opportunity to cleanse our schedules as well? Ramadan is the perfect time to go lean and cut away the unnecessary activities that lead us to a reduced state of productivity. Now that’s a broad area to … Continue reading The Ramadan Technology Diet

Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 4)

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Lessons in Followership from the Companions - 4 [Read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3] 7. Courage Ira Challef, who was mentioned previously in this article, also models five attitudes and behaviors of effective followers and these correspond to what we have explored above: Courage to support the … Continue reading Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 4)

Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 3)

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Lessons in Followership from the Companions - 3 [Read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 4]   3. Skills Good followers are naturally good workers. They are committed and excellence and detail oriented (ihsan). They continuously learn from the leader and from elsewhere, regularly sharpening the saw. While supporting the … Continue reading Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 3)

Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 2)

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Lessons in Followership from the Companions - 2 [Read Part 1 | Part 3| Part 4]   Abu Nu’aym quotes Abdullah ibn Umar as saying, “Whoever desires to follow a straight path should follow the path of those who passed away -the Companions of Muhammad. They are the best of … Continue reading Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 2)

Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 1)

I wrote this for OnIslam.net. Lessons in Followership from the Companions - 1 [Read Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4]   “To become a leader, first you must learn to follow.” These were the words from the Vice Principal of my school when my friends and I were caught breaking school rules many … Continue reading Reflections on the Stars of this Nation: A Management Perspective (Part 1)