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An old friend of mine once said to me, “There’s a myth that’s going around these days, the myth says: If you can manage your time, you can do anything!”. Four years from hearing this advice, I don’t believe it’s a myth anymore.
We all hear about time management and it’s importance, and people shout at us from time to time that we should time manage properly, but rarely do we hear a concise methodology of how to time manage!
In order to understand how to time manage, you firstly need to understand what time management is about.

By Dr. Syed Zair Hussain Rizvi
Two things are full of benefits for the human being, lukewarm water and pomegranate. Pomegranate is a seasonal fruit in Pakistan, so I tried an experiment with dried pomegranate seeds. I prepared a decoction boiling the fistful of dried seeds in half a litre of water for 10 minutes, squeezed the seeds, strained the decoction and advised those patients suffering from painful angina to use a glass of lukewarm decoction on an empty stomach in the morning. An amazing result was observed, the decoction of dried pomegranate seeds worked like magic. The feeling of tightness and heaviness in the chest and the pain had gone. It encouraged me to try more experiments on all types of cardiac patients. So, I tried other experiments on patients who were suffering from painful angina, coronary arterial blockage, cardiac Ischemia (insufficient blood-flow to the heart muscle) etc., waiting for a bypass surgery. The same lukewarm decoction was used on an empty stomach in the morning.

Wherever you look change is occuring, our Ummah is at a critical turning point. Do you ever think how you can impact this change? There is no need to feel helpless, because you can help the tides turn by first seeking excellence within yourself. From the invasions of Muslim lands and the massacre of innocent lives, to our immediate communities, where we are witnessing our loved ones drift further from the purity of Islam; the ummah is crying for change. The uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and now Syria have seized the attention of the Ummah worldwide, throwing them into a state of delusional hope; as if by the action of others, the whole Ummah would somehow instantly change their state.

Many of us may not associate being productive with familial roles or responsibilities. Some may think that spending time with family is a waste of time and instead something more constructive can be done. But what if I told you that with a few handy tips, you’ll insha Allah become a productive family member. You’ll also find fulfilling familial roles hassle-free, exciting and stress-free as oppposed to it being boring, unstimulating and time-consuming?

If we were to look for an Islamic definition 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 effort is surely a blessing from Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala). Yet Barakah has somehow become a lost treasure these days; everyone’s looking for it, but no one seems to find it! You always hear people complaining that there’s no barakah in their time, no barakah in their sleep, no barakah in their money and the rest of it.
In this article, we’ll solve this mystery inshaAllah: we’ll find out what Barakah is and where you can find it!

There is a beautiful hadith, Narrated Ibn Umar: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings upon Him) said: ”All of you are shepherds and each of you is responsible for his flock. A man is the shepherd of the people of his house and he is responsible. A woman is the shepherd of the house for her husband and children, thus she is responsible.
Alhamdulillah, Allah entrusted us with our beautiful children and we are to strive and be the best examples we can be. The best example is our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him) we look at his life for the best ways on how to live and interact with others.

By RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN, ARAB NEWS STAFF
Published: May 7, 2012 03:15 Updated: May 9, 2012 14:36
Priority should be given to religion in all circumstances, a visiting Sri Lankan Muslim scholar told Muslim students in Riyadh on Saturday.
M.I.M. Rizvi Mufthie, president of the Colombo-based All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU), was addressing more than 150 students at a lecture held at the auditorium of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) in Riyadh.
Muslim students from grade three to advanced level classes were present with their parents to listen to the lecture of Mufthie, who was deemed one of the 500 most influential Muslims worldwide.

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A Sri Lankan Islamic scholar currently visiting the Kingdom said racial tensions following an attack on Dambulla mosque in Sri Lanka had greatly eased and the country’s government is trying its best to resolve this issue amicably.
“We firmly believe that very soon a satisfactory solution will be realized on the initiative of the government,” M.I.M Rizvi Mufthie, president of the Colombo-based All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) said in Riyadh on Friday. Abdul Cader Al Mashoor Moulana, the Sri Lankan president’s coordinating secretary, was also present at the lecture.
Mufthie, who was adjudged among the 500 most influential Muslims worldwide, was addressing the members of the Sri Lankan Muslim community here on Friday.

A year ago, the United States’ President, Barack Obama, announced that his country’s most wanted man had been killed in Abottabad, Pakistan. That the killing occurred on May 1, the day on which Labour Day is marked, is significant too, because Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda movement, shook Corporate America or the so-called one per cent that own 42 percent of the US national wealth.   Bin Laden’s terror group took on the US at a time when the superpower arrogance was at its peak. The US bombed and invaded countries at will and arm-twisted developing countries to promote the interest of Corporate America, so much so, some even longed for the return of the Cold War, a period during which the Soviet Union checked the US moves to dominate the world.

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