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EP 15: Intention Hacking – Turn Everyday Actions Into Worship

Intentions play an important role in our everyday lives as Muslims.In Islam, we are taught that our intentions can determine whether or not our deeds will be accepted by Allah ﷻ, and moreover, how little or how much we’ll be rewarded for those deeds (or even punished).In part of a famous Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, we’re taught that:“Actions are judged by their intentions, and each person will be rewarded according to their intention”[Bukhari, Muslim]This Hadith is incredibly important, and teaches us that if our intentions are good, we shall receive good. If they are bad, we may potentially fall into sin. The purer we make our intentions when doing a good deed, the more Allah ﷻ will reward us.When we think of perfecting our intentions, we typically do so within the context of our daily acts of worship: prayer, dhikr, reciting the Qur’an, and a multitude of other good deeds we can perform.For example, we know that somebody who prays just because they ‘have to’ vs somebody who does so purely for the love of Allah ﷻ and to draw nearer to Him, are not equal in the rewards they’ll receive. No doubt, merely fulfilling our obligations because we ‘have to’ will still earn us rewards, but not nearly as much as compared to the latter example.Is it possible, therefore, to apply the same logic with regards to intentions to the other mundane acts we perform everyday, such as eating, sleeping, studying, going to work, etc.? The answer is YES, and that’s exactly what you’ll learn in this episode.What you’ll learn: The importance of pure intentions Examples of pure intentions me may make with regular acts of worship What intention hacking is, and how to do it How to turn everyday actions into a form of worship Episode FreebieFor this episode, we’ve included a free bonus download – an intention hacking cheat sheet that contains: 12 examples of daily actions that can be turned into worship Suggestions for how to better your intention for each action Extra space to write down your own intentions You can download it below.Ayah of the DayToday’s episode Ayah is from Surah Al Mulk (Chapter 67) verse 13, and was recited by brother Ibrahim Afzal.Share your ideasDo you have your own ideas for how to turn everyday actions into an act of worship using intention hacking? What examples can you think of? Scroll down and leave a comment below!  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 15: Intention Hacking – Turn Everyday Actions Into Worship appeared first on Deenspiration.

19mins

15 Aug 2017

Rank #1

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EP 37: Allah’s Love for His Servants – feat. Youssra Kamel Kandil

Our Relationship with Allah (swt)By far the most important love, the deepest connection and the most protected relationship in our lives should be that between us and our Lord – Allah (swt).As Muslims, the very foundation of our belief is that Allah (swt) – our God – is One. He created us, He has sustained us, He has control over every aspect of our life, and one day, to Him we will return. As Muslims created by Allah (swt), our purpose is to worship Him.However, there are times in life when inevitably our thoughts about Allah (swt), our trust in Him and our hope in His love can all be a little bit shaky. Whether we experience trauma, neglect our worship, or feel too overburdened by our sins, it’s natural to feel that maybe Allah (swt) doesn’t love us as much anymore, or that we are undeserving of His blessings.For some of us, the only relationship we have with Allah (swt) is that of a servant who must worship and stay away from lots of fun things, “or else! Jahannam!”. With this mindset, however, we lose sight of just how great Allah’s (swt) love for us truly is, and His desire to draw us nearer to Him.To further discuss our relationship with Allah (swt) and His deep love for us, we’re joined in this episode by sister Youssra Kamel Kandil. If you’re active on social media, it’s most likely you will have seen some of Youssra’s heartwarming and inspiring reminders – some of which have gone viral and amassed millions of views.Just like in her reminders, this podcast is filled with some really important reminders and practical tips on how we can become closer to our Lord and strengthen our faith. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN About sister Youssra and what she does. How does Allah describe His relationship with His servants in the Quran / Hadith? Why is it important for us to feel a love and connection with Allah? The incorrect mindset many Muslims have towards worship. A beautiful Hadith Qudsi (words of Allah via a hadith) regarding what Allah (swt) says to Angel Jibreel (as) when He loves someone. The difference between the love of creation for one another, and the love Allah (swt) has for His creation. Tips for people who feel hopeless and think that Allah does not love them? Advice for those who say “How can Allah love me? I am going through so many problems in life! Clearly He hates me!” or that “my sins are far too much, Allah will never forgive me!” What are some signs that Allah loves a person? Is there anything that a Muslim can do to gauge how much Allah loves them? The mentality of the Sahabah (ra) with regards to gauging their status in the eyes of Allah (swt). What can someone do on a daily basis to obtain Allah’s love? The ‘golden rule’ you must always revert back to when life isn’t going so well. A deeper look into the name of Allah (swt): Al-Wadood – The Affectionate, The Most-Loving. Today’s Ayah of the Day“And be patient, [O Muhammad], for the decision of your Lord, for indeed, you are in Our eyes. And exalt [ Allah ] with praise of your Lord when you arise.” [52:48]View Ayah on Quran.comhttps://deenspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Surah-at-Tur-verse-48-Usman-Majid-Deenspiration.mp3CONNECT WITH YOUSSRA ONLINE Follow Youssra on Facebook Follow Youssra on  Instagram Watch Youssra on YouTube Send Youssra an Email RELATED EPISODES EP 28: Stop Feeling Guilty Over Your Lack of Worship EP 10: The Sin Cycle – How to Stop Sinning & Return to Allah (feat. Shaykh Abdul Hameed) RELATED ARTICLES Never Lose Hope in the Mercy of Allah Signs That Show You’re Close to Allah Some Popular Clips by Sister YoussraAn Inspiring Hajj Story by sister YoussraToday's Featured Podcast Reviewby Nicole (Dallas, Texas) | Salaam, Girl! Podcast https://deenspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Nicole-Queen-Dallas-TX-edited-mp3.mp3Submit a Recorded ReviewAbout sister YoussraSister Youssra is a homeschooling mother of three children, originally from Egypt and living in the US.She spent time studying Islam with various teachers, and now does her best to share the knowledge she has learnt with others.Youssra is active on social media and regularly shares personal reflections and uplifting reminders on a variety of topics in Islam. Her warm personality and relatable storytelling style has garnered her millions of views from Muslims and non-Muslims alike.Never Miss an Episode! Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the show on your smartphone and join our family of 1000’s Muslims around the world who love listening and learning. To support us, please consider leaving a positive 5-star review on Apple Podcast/iTunes. Want to have your own voice featured on our show? Click below to leave a 60-second voice recording and we’ll feature you on an upcoming episode.Subscribe Record a Review Write a Review(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 37: Allah’s Love for His Servants – feat. Youssra Kamel Kandil appeared first on Deenspiration.

49mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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EP 7: 6 Spiritual Causes for Increased Rizq (feat. Shaykh Ismail Kamdar)

Does Rizq only make us think of money, or does it mean so much more? In this episode, Shaykh Ismail Kamdar goes deeper into the meaning of Rizq, and provides us with practical tips on how we can increase our own Rizq through our spirituality and worship of Allah SWT. A powerful and insightful episode this week!Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 7: 6 Spiritual Causes for Increased Rizq (feat. Shaykh Ismail Kamdar) appeared first on Deenspiration.

1hr 6mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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EP 11: Porn Addiction (Part 1) – The Extreme Dangers & How To Avoid Them (feat. Alyas Karmani)

Porn addiction. It’s something that millions of Muslims around the world suffer from, but not many can talk about. What’s even more rare are qualified practitioners who are able to openly discuss this issue and provide therapy, as well as having a solid foundation in Islamic principles. In this episode (which is Part 1 of 2 on Porn Addiction) of the Deenspiration podcast show, Usman is joined by Alyas Karmani – a sex educator from England who has years of experience in providing counselling and therapy to those who find themselves involved with addictive sexual behaviour. This episode goes in HARD and features a number of, what some might find, very shocking facts about porn addiction within the Muslim community and the harms that is causes to ourselves and society at large. What you’ll learn During the show, Ustadh Alyas covers a number of issues pertaining to porn addiction including the following: An overview of the effects of porn on society Is sex in Islam something we should talk about? Why porn is worse in the Muslim community vs mainstream Who is porn really affecting? Google’s worldwide porn search results (Muslim countries) How porn changes social attitudes Is being attracted to sexual images normal? How porn has become mainstream, including within our children’s TV shows and games ‘Soft core’ porn vs ‘hardcore’ material How women are depicted in porn and the effects this has on men’s brains The people behind the porn industry & their mission How the chemistry of our brains are changed when watching porn (compared to drug or food addictions) The effect of porn on marriages and other real-life relationships How the ‘Coolidge’ effect hooks us on to porn to inevitably cause us to seek more and more extreme material Why people are pulled back towards porn even after repenting The story of the famous serial killer Ted Bundy and his viewing of porn How to associate porn with “pain” instead of pleasure How men become homo-erotic while watching porn How should married couples keep the ‘spice’ in their sex life? Is watching porn the solution? How to sisters become ‘porn widows’ Practical tips for stopping (including the importance of having a strong sense of self) plus more Stay tuned for part 2 This episode is only Part 1 in the ‘Porn Addiction’ series. In Part 2, Usman is joined by Bara Aldasouqi from ‘Purify Your Gaze’ who provides some really great, practical strategies for leaving pornography and beginning your journey of healing. To make sure you catch the episode, subscribe to the podcast for free on your smartphone on either iTunes, Soundcloud or Stitcher. What did you think? Was this episode helpful? How do you feel about what you heard? Got anything to add? Scroll down to the bottom of this page to leave a comment. Let’s get the conversation started – Bismillah!Alyas Karmani Alyas Karmani is an Imam and Khateeb at a number of Mosques in the North of England and across the UK. Alyas is also a specialist in youth empowerment and emotional well – being having been a senior policy advisor for the Welsh Assembly government relating to youth empowerment and development 2008-2009. Alyas has 20 years of work experience in the Public Sector across a range of policy areas specialising in Equality and Diversity. He is an accomplished academic with six years of experience as a researcher and lecturer at Bradford and Leeds Universities – department of Social Policy. Alyas Karmani was former head of Race Equality for the Welsh Assembly Government 2004. He is currently a consultant for West Yorkshire and London Probation service in relation to resettlement and reintegration of Muslim Offenders. Alyas has a Psychology background with close to 20 years of counseling and therapy work focusing on Muslim centred mental health and emotional well being.Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 11: Porn Addiction (Part 1) – The Extreme Dangers & How To Avoid Them (feat. Alyas Karmani) appeared first on Deenspiration.

1hr 21mins

2 May 2017

Rank #4

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EP 34: Secrets to Lasting Love (feat. Dunia Shuaib)

In this episode, we’re joined by psychoeducator, author, internationally renowned speaker and founder of Deen with Dunya, Ustadha Dunia Shuaib.As a marriage educator, sister Dunia combines the Qur’an, Sunnah and the latest developments in psychology to help thousands of Muslims find greater peace, harmony, love and intimacy in their relationships.During the show, Dunia shares some important reminders and tips on how married couples can enhance their relationships by using the greatest example sent to makind: the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself.Sister Dunia has also launched her Secrets to Lasting Love online course in which she teaches some key principles that are statistically proven to increase happiness and satisfaction within relationships.EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT:For our dedicated Deenspiration podcast listeners, you can enjoy a $20 discount on sister Dunia’s course. Simply enter the code: MASTERMYMARRIAGE at the checkout page.WHAT YOU’LL LEARNIn this episode, we cover the following: Who is Dunia Shuaib and how did she enter the field of psycho-education? Why are so many relationships failing these days? What are some factors we should consider before marriage? Why is it so important for Muslims to study love and relationships? What are some of the most common problems people face in their marriages today, and why? What are some keys for maintaining a strong, healthy, long lasting marriage? The difference between men and women’s emotional and physical needs How the Prophet (pbuh) used to treat his wives A heartwarming example of how present the Prophet (pbuh) was in his relationship with A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) Question from a listener: What’s the best way to build trust with your new spouse? More info on the Secrets to Lasting Love course by sister Dunia Today’s Ayah of the Day“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” [Qur’an – Surah Ar-Rum, 30:21]View on Quran.comListen to RecitationLINKS & RESOURCES The Deen with Dunia Blog (Articles, Infographics, Videos & more) Online Courses by Dunia Shuaib Dunia on Facebook Dunia on Instagram Dunia on Twitter RELATED EPISODESA sad reality which plays a major factor in breaking relationships (both openly and in secret) is the addiction many spouses have to pornography. It has such detrimental effects to both one’s self, and one’s perception and relationship with their partner. Below are two incredibly eye-opening and highly valuable episodes to help you overcome this problem. EP 11: Porn Addiction (Part 1) – The Extreme Dangers & How To Avoid Them (feat. Alyas Karmani) EP 12: Porn Addiction (Part 2) – Practical Tips on How To Quit (feat. Bara Aldasouqi – Purify Your Gaze) RELATED POSTS Golden Life Advice by Imam Ibn al-Qayyim The Art of Emotional Intelligence: Beautifying Our Character & Conduct About Dunia ShuaibSr. Dunia is a certified marriage educator, host of Deen with Dunia, motivational speaker, lecturer and author. She combines the Qur’an, Sunnah and psychology to help Muslims who are striving to create and maintain a harmonious relationship between their deen and dunya. Dunia is passionate about helping Muslims in their relationships. In addition to her focus in providing psychoeducation, she has been doing extensive research to pinpoint the problems in Muslim marriages in the West and to help find practical solutions. Learn more from Dunia at: duniashuaib.com Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 34: Secrets to Lasting Love (feat. Dunia Shuaib) appeared first on Deenspiration.

59mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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EP 36: Developing a Quranic Lifestyle (Part 2) – feat. Wisam Sharieff

Part 2 – Spiritual Healing & TransformationsDuring Part 1 of this two-part podcast, we were joined by Ustadh Wisam Sharieff who shared with us an incredible system for Quranic Transformation.By combining self-development techniques (mind, body and soul) with supplications from the Quran, as well as a strategic goal setting framework, Ustadh Wisam showed us the tools that will empower us to develop a complete ‘Quranic Lifestyle’ that is unique to us and our lives.Now in Part 2 we’re diving deeper into the physical components of the transformation system that take into consideration the following: The postures of prayer The postures of purity The postures of request / supplication Have you ever wondered why the Salah has a bowing or prostrating movement? Or why wudu requires us to wash our limbs in a certain order besides simply cleaning our bodies?What are the deeper meanings of these actions beyond just the physical rituals?How does your posture, your breathing, your flexibility, your strength and power all derive from, and dictate, the quality of your worship?All of this and more is packed into this incredible episode. Grab a notepad and pen! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN A brief summary of the Quranic transformation system and the 4 steps involved. The single act of worship which incorporates all of these components. How the Prophet (pbuh) used to make du’a. Examples of the physical strength of the Prophet (pbuh) and the spiritual implications of this. Why wudu is NOT just about the water; it’s about you. How to turn wudu into an act of physical therapy and treat it like an act of worship. An emotional reflection on Musa’s (as) conversation with Allah (swt) The approach we should be taking towards making du’a to Allah (swt). How nature can help us connect with Allah (swt) and improve our spirituality. Common mistakes we’re likely making during our Salah (and other acts of worship) with regards to our posture and concentration. How civilisations before Islam used to connect with Allah (swt) through physical modes of spirituality. and more! Today's Featured Podcast Reviewby Syrah (USA)https://deenspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Syrah-Navid-US-Edited.mp3Submit a Recorded ReviewLEARN WITH WISAM ONLINE Wisam Sharieff on YouTube Wisam Sharieff on Instagram Wisam Sharieff on Facebook Wisam Sharieff on Twitter Learn about Quran Revolution Learn about AQL (Advocating Quranic Lifestyle) Donate to Wisam’s projects on Patreon RESOURCES 30 Top Tips for Attaining Khushoo’ in Prayer (eBook) VIDEOS MENTIONED BY WISAM & USMAN Postures of Prayer series on YouTube Shaykh Khatri al-Maliki Wudu Demonstration RELATED EPISODES Quranic Transformation (Part 1) – Wisam Sharieff Quran Memorisation: Practical Tips and Motivation – Shaykh Suleiman Hani RELATED POSTS 10 Ways to Reconnect with the Quran and Change Your Life About Ustadh WisamWisam Sharieff has been Advocating Quranic Lifestyle for over a decade with thousands of students across the globe.He’s the creator and primary instructor for  Quran Revolution, an online Quran Learning System through AlMaghrib Institute, which has transformed the way over 2,000 students relate to the Quran — teaching them to read, recite, and retain/memorize the Qur’an, with video lessons, live classes, and weekly homework.In addition he’s the founder and CEO of AQL, Advocating Quranic Lifestyle, an institute focused on personal development through Quranic recitation, prayer, and supplication—to empower the mind, body, and soul.Beyond this, Wisam provides hours of free content online through his  YouTube channel—including series like Postures of Prayer, Sunnah Supplements, NOORishment, Quranic Transformations, and Prophetic Dynasty II: Names of Our Nabi. Supporters of Wisam’s Patreon page will be facilitating all the work he does, and enabling him to further develop and producer high-quality series that go beyond basic knowledge, and helps people to improve their lives holistically.Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 36: Developing a Quranic Lifestyle (Part 2) – feat. Wisam Sharieff appeared first on Deenspiration.

1hr 25mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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EP 12: Porn Addiction (Part 2) – Practical Tips on How To Quit (feat. Bara Aldasouqi – Purify Your Gaze)

In this episode, which is Part 2 of the ‘Porn Addiction’ series, Usman is joined by Bara from ‘Purify Your Gaze’ who provides some highly insightful and practical solutions for escaping from the shackles of porn addiction and unwanted sexual behaviour.Did you listen to Part 1 featuring Alyas Karmani? Click here to learn about the extreme dangers of pornography.This will probably be one of the most powerful and insightful conversations you have heard on the subject of quitting porn, and is a MUST LISTEN for anybody hoping to successfully quit their Haram sexual habits.If you’re suffering from porn addiction, you may not have even contemplated some of the advice and techniques described in this episode. So do make sure that you listen carefully.What you’ll learn:The points that were discussed in this episode include: Is it true that only ‘non-practicing Muslims’ are affected by Pornography? (some shocking statistics) Some of the most common mistakes people make when trying to approach a decision to quit sexual addictions Is marriage the answer? The truth about the effects that pornography has on people who are looking for a spouse a step by step process laid out by Bara on how to proactively stop watching porn The importance of deep inward reflection to understand why we keep returning to porn. What’s the role of limiting or removing access to pornography? the problem with only relying on creating barriers to pornography rather than addressing the underlying issue. the importance of, and how to make a solid plan for quitting vs trying to give up ‘cold turkey’ What can someone do if they don’t really feel motivated to change? The importance of having a solid support system on your journey of healing and where to find one An answer to an honest question sent in by a listener Useful ResourcesIn this episode, Bara talks about just how awesome the Purify Your Gaze community is, and how much it has helped its members on their journey to quitting unwanted sexual behaviours.Click here to check out Purify Your Gaze and their training videos. Start the discussionWhat did you think of the episode?If you found the show beneficial or simply want to add your own advice and / or opinions, scroll down to the bottom of this page and leave a comment.Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 12: Porn Addiction (Part 2) – Practical Tips on How To Quit (feat. Bara Aldasouqi – Purify Your Gaze) appeared first on Deenspiration.

1hr 30mins

9 May 2017

Rank #7

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EP 38: Why I Stopped Listening to Music – feat. Nilly Naseer-Farooqui

Let’s be real: we all have our vices, and whether or not we’d like to admit, it’s inevitable that we often engage in habits or activities that aren’t so great for our spiritual wellbeing. Whether we’re stuck in a cycle of sin, struggling with performing certain acts of worship, or dealing with personal insecurities and identity issues, we all travel a unique path on our journey towards Allah (swt).On that journey, there comes a time when we begin to realise which of our behaviours draw us nearer to Allah (swt) and which of them take us further away. Of course, the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) teaches us what to avoid and what to strive for, but for the majority of us, unless we experience them for ourselves we won’t truly digest the lessons that we’ve been taught from a young age.In this episode, we’re joined by TEDx speaker, peak performance specialist and founder of Words Behind a Smile – sister Nilly Naseer-Farooqui – who gets real about her struggles with quitting music, dancing, and other habits that were holding her back from feeling spiritually awake and close to Allah (swt).(Heads up! We don’t discuss whether or not music is technically ‘halal or haram’ in Islam, but rather the negative impact that it had on Nilly, why she quit, and the positive changes she noticed in her life once she quit.) WHAT YOU’LL LEARN About Nilly and what she does The story behind @WordsBehindASmile The reason why Nilly gave up listening to music and how this affected her connection with Allah (swt) Other hobbies Nilly gave up that she once loved, and how this affected her life in a positive way The struggles we face in today’s society to stay away from sinful activity, including peer pressure The importance of surrounding yourself with good company What Nilly does when she feels inclined to fall back into old habits The positive domino effect caused by leaving one bad babit Fun rapid fire round of questions! Key Advice From This EpisodeWhat others think of you is none of your business. Click to tweet this gem Today’s Ayah of the Day“… But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.” [Qur’an – 2:216]View Ayah on Quran.comhttps://deenspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Surah-Baqarah-216-Al-Hikam-Sabillurrosyidin.mp3CONNECT WITH NILLY ONLINE Nilly on Instagram – Words Behind a Smile Nilly’s online blog Learn about Nilly’s professional work RELATED EPISODES EP 10: The Sin Cycle – How To Stop Sinning & Return To Allah (feat. Shaykh Abdul Hameed) EP 27: Social Media & Its Effects on Spirituality – feat. Omar Usman Watch Nilly’s TEDx TalkNilly Naseer-Farooqui is a TEDx speaker, computer scientist, Peak Performance speaker, Human Trafficking Prevention Educator, Modest-Fashion Stylist, and a Social Media Influencer. She is currently a Systems Analyst at Northwestern University, along with being a lifestyle blogger whose profile, Words Behind A Smile, caters to an audience of over 10,000 people all across the globe. Mentored by the renowned author, Jack Canfield (author of Chicken Soup for the Soul), she is a Certified Canfield Trainer in teaching his success principles nationwide.She is also an ambassador and prevention education speaker for Shared Hope International, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and restoring the lives of human trafficking victims.Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the show on your smartphone and join our family of 1000’s Muslims around the world who love listening and learning. To support us, please consider leaving a positive 5-star review on Apple Podcast/iTunes. Want to have your own voice featured on our show? Click below to leave a 60-second voice recording and we’ll feature you on an upcoming episode.SubscribeRecord a ReviewWrite a Review(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 38: Why I Stopped Listening to Music – feat. Nilly Naseer-Farooqui appeared first on Deenspiration.

50mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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EP 8: 7 Habits of the Highly Effective Muslim (feat. Hamza Fletcher)

It’s not every day that you get someone to beatbox your intro theme song on a podcast show, but hey, that’s only one of the reasons why you should listen to today’s episode!In Episode 8  of the Deenspiration podcast show, Usman is joined by the wonderful Hamza Fletcher who shares somes highlights from his popular ‘7 Habits of the Highly Effective Muslim’ workshop which he has delivered across the UK.This episode is full of take-home gems and practical tips for kick-starting our own journey of self development, both spiritually and materialistically. Some of the gems from the show have been highlighted below as ‘tweetables’ – simply click to tweet them on your page. Go on, try it on this one below: “The only way we can change is THROUGH Allah, and the only reason we should change is FOR Allah.” Click to tweet this gem What you’ll learn Below are some (edited) notes from Hamza – those he uses during his presentations. You’ll find some gems in here that may not have been highlighted in the episode. However, be sure to listen to the full show  for a much more in depth explanation as there will also be points mentioned in there that haven’t been noted in these show notes. (Oh, and you’ll get to hear Hamza beatboxing!). HEADS UP! You can find more of Hamza’s content that dives deeper into the 7 habits by clicking here) Everything starts with intentions. May Allah make us sincere, Ameen.Ask yourself: “Am I speaking for my EGO to be manifested, or for the truth to be manifested?” Everyone talks problems. But lets talk solutions. BECOME the soluition. We’re part of this ummah just like anyone else. You may not be able to control other people, but you CAN control YOU.How You and I conduct ourselves will shape the world to come, even if but a small amount.However – Outcome is with Allah , Efforts are with ourselves. Outcome is with Allah , Efforts are with ourselves Click to tweet this gem Allah (swt) asks us, “Fa Ayna tathh haboon?” – Where are you going?  [81:26] What are your dreams? Do you have goals? Almost all of our thinking is controlled by the questions we ask ourselves. We start by asking ourselves: ‘Where do I want to be in 5 years time? Or even 1 year?’ Some people don’t like this question and respond with: “Don’t ask me! I’m spontaneous, I don’t like schedules or rigid plans..” Practical step 1: Take time out, away from all. Hit pen to paper / Keyboard to Laptop Regardless of feasibile etc. Splash onto page ALL your goals, dreams, desires. Cannot stress this enough. It’s perfectly fine that these will evolve over time. Once you have a lot on your paper. Pick from that list and then make it very clear what you want and by when. Again, CLARITY! Put deadlines on yourself. People are often so worried about not knowing exactly what to do, and this can prevent them from getting started. Or often times they want to do it perfectly, that they never actually get on with it. Remember – Experience is your best teacher!Get stuck in, take massive action, make mistakes and Learn, Learn, Grow!! Bad example of Goal: “I want to make money” Good example of goal “I intend to make £1000 in exactly 1 months time” Practical step 2 – ‘Chunking’Take a huge task and break it down. This turns into small daily victories, which then creates strong momentum. IF that doesn’t work , break it down even more. A beautiful piece of Advice given to me by Ustadh Adam Kelwick, Liverpool. “If you wish to gain a particular quality in life, then find someone who has that quality and spend time with them”Find people who are driven and It’ll rub off on you. “Who you spend time with, is who you become” Another Question to ask yourself: Why do you want that goal? When you ask that question and dig deep, you get interesting answers..To be liked? To be happy? To feel good? You’ll find a lot boils down to achieving a certian Emotion.Example: The Wifi at home has broken. You could fix it yourself, but you cannot be bothered. However, because of the greater wellbeing of the family, for their satisfaction and happiness, you fixed the Wifi. You had a greater WHY, and your emotional connection to your family’s happiness pushed you to achieve that goal. Find a reason that’s GREATER than yourself. You’ll move mountains, metaphorically. Make this reason fun, exciting, creative! Something that’ll drive you and motivate you to the core. When you do it for others, you can save lives, raise money, educate, and many others great things. Most important, attach this goal to ultimately pleasing Allah.  (this also makes sure the goal is halal!) Tip: Be around people who have the same types of intentions. This will empower you further. Intentions When you intentions are pure, our efforts will be filled with Barakah. With barakah, we get MORE done and achieve amazing things. Example: Eating We can eat to simply enjoy the taste. And this is permissible. Or we can eat with the intention of nourishing ourself so that we can work more and earn a halal living, repair our bodies, worship better and longer, etc. This intention has already quadroopled! Practical tip 3 – constantly FEED your mindListen to podcasts, read books, watch educational/instructional videos. Always be learning. A strong psychology will pull you through when the mechanics/logistics are frustrating or boring. You might ask: ‘But Why? I like chilling all day, watching TV, playing games, going out with friends and eating good food!’By pushing the boundaries, we reach heightened experiences and find more opportunities. We can GIVE more in life, and BE more in life when we push ourselves. Note: chilling and enjoying ourselves is fine, but it’s about the balance. When we have our priorities sorted, and are working hard, then chilling has its purpose! Leisure time is also enjoyed a lot more when it’s followed by a marathon of working REALLY hard! Progress equals happiness. Once you start tasting the fruits of your efforts, and cross that border of what you thought you couldn’t achieve, your brain says “YEAH! … Now what else can I do?” #SnowballEffect Even if the effort may seem small, just do it! Small progress is still progress. “Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions” Click to tweet this gem When you’ve got some clarity, have set the deadlines, have learned the process of chunking big tasks into smaller ones, get around good company, and have built compelling reasons for your goals, then: It’s time to make that decision and take massive action. (Cut off from all other options, commit to something with massive action) Commit to mastery, to give up this idea of just “Trying something” It’s not our conditions that shape our destiny, but our decisions. Final notes & Summary from Hamza I’d like to make one thing clear.The quality of your life is the quality of where you live emotionally We all have a home. Angry people find a way to be angry, even when life has nothing to be angry about. They always find it. Sad people find a way to be sad. Caring people find a way to care for other people. So one thing you’ve got to identify is: where are you living? What’s your home? What’s your habit? How to change that? Step 1 is  to feed your mind. We all know the phrase “You are what you eat” Well, it’s the same for the mind. One of my teachers taught me: “every day stand guard of the door of your mind and feed it something good” Feed your mind every day for 30 minutes, hearing / reading something. Something strong and nutritious for your mind. Step 2 – You’ve got to strengthen that body of yours! Fear is physical, and so is stagnation, numbness, sadness and rage. When you go out and change your body by intense workout, a run, or even an intense walk, and the blood is flowing through you, science has shown that this instantly changes your biochemistry. Now your mind and body are working together. Step 3 – Look at so many of the most influential people: they found a mission that is greater than themselves. Something  they wanted to aspire to, that matters more than their own pain. Step 4 –  You’ve got to find a role model. Almost everybody finds a role model that makes things real for them.For example: there is a lady called Sara Blakely – the youngest billionaire. When women meet her, they don’t just love her billionaire product. They love this woman because she is a role model and show’s what’s possible. If you get a role model, it becomes real to you. If you make a goal, get a plan, then take massive action. Step 5 – Understand that there’s always someone worse off than you are – I don’t care what you’ve done.If you can go help somebody worse off, it puts your life in perspective and also remind you that life’s not about ‘me’, it’s about ‘we’. I always tell people that the secret to a great life, the secret to living is GIVING! Even if you’ve lost your legs, even if you’ve been through a horrific financial situation, your life can improve, and more importantly, you have a more meaningful life because your life will contribute to the well-being of other people. Hamza Fletcher Red Oak Media For more info or booking to deliver seminar/workshop, contact me on: Hamzafletcher@gmail.com , I want to help the Muslims in every way I can, InshaAllah! Facebook Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE [overlay_content unique-id = '27135'] (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 8: 7 Habits of the Highly Effective Muslim (feat. Hamza Fletcher) appeared first on Deenspiration.

1hr 8mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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EP 6: Walking Dhikr – Turn Every Step Into Worship (Amazing Technique!)

Listen to the Walking Dhikr episode below: In today’s episode of the Deenspiration podcast show, Usman shares an epic technique called ‘Walking Dhikr’ which allows you to add a WHOLE lot more worship to your day. The great thing about it is that it’s super easy. In fact, if you can walk, you’re half way there! Yup! If you do any form of walking during the day (which pretty much all of us do!) then you can most definitely implement this technique. How it works Walking Dhikr involves taking your favourite phrase of Dhikr, breaking it down into smaller chunks / syllables, and assigning each chunk to a step. Wait, what?! It sounds weird, but really, it’s easy! When we walk, it creates a little rhythm – a beat. What we’re essentially doing with this technique is following the beat, while reciting the phrase at the same time. When done correctly, both the rhythm of our footsteps and the phrase of Dhikr create a nice flow. It makes taking those steps and walking even more fun and rewarding. Still confused? Listen to the episode above for a full explanation. You’ll be joining in within no time InshaAllah! Did you enjoy the show? Easily share it with your followers on Twitter (and gain a share of the reward for all those who learn and implement the tip!) by clicking on the Tweetable quote below. It’s super simple; just click it, and it’ll open up a brand new tweet for you. Go ahead, try it! Check out this cool Dhikr technique I just learned on the #Deenspiration podcast show Click to tweet this gem Today's Sponsor - LaunchGood.com www.launchgood.com LaunchGood.com is a global crowdfunding platform to support Muslims Launching good all across the world by helping them raise funds for their campaigns, causes, and creative ideas. It’s like a Kickstarter and Gofundme/Justgiving merge for the Muslim community but with cheaper fees and personalized coaching support to each campaign. Whether it’s a tech project, a book launch, clothing line, humanitarian cause or any other idea you need to raise money for, Launch Good can help you to achieve your goals. Already have an idea but not sure if’s crowdfundable? Shoot their team a message at info@launchgood.com and they can work with you to guide you on its feasiblity and share some examples of past projects. FacebookTwitter What did you think of this episode? Have you tried this technique yourself? Leave a comment below and let us know! Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 6: Walking Dhikr – Turn Every Step Into Worship (Amazing Technique!) appeared first on Deenspiration.

22mins

30 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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EP 31: The Role of Muslim Women in Islam & Society (feat Alima Ashfaq & Hafiz Zahid)

In this episode we’re joined by teacher, speaker, author and recently the founder of the Muslimah’s Renaissance, Ustadha Alima Ashfaq and her husband, Hafiz Zahid Minhas. With a passion for reviving a balanced narrative on the role of Muslim women, Ustadha Alima launched the Muslimah’s Renaissance – a movement to rediscover the spirit of the prophetic and Qur’anic narrative in respect to gender. Its ethos believes that if we cultivate communities where men and women are allies, we can decrease the rates of domestic violence, youth related crimes and gender based violence. This is based on the verse: “The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those – Allah will have mercy upon them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” Sūrah At-Tawbah, 9:71 The project also aims to empower men to appreciate their roles and play a role in nurturing a healthy society with women as their allies in the truest sense; as an empowered, educated and spiritually aware woman can have a positive impact in society. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN In this episode, we cover the following: Who is Alima Ashfaq and what does she do? Who is Zahid Minhas and what does he do? Why is the conversation around Muslim women such a hot topic these days? How does Zahid support his wife Alima as she carries out her work, and why? Do we really need more education on the topic of gender roles in Islam and our society? How are women treated in today’s society, and how does this differ to the time of the Prophet (pbuh)? How have some cultural beliefs and practices belittled the rights of women? Some people believe Islamic is a misogynistic religion. Is this true, and why do they believe this? Why are Islamic events so male dominated. Shouldn’t women be allowed to speak publicly? What do the Qur’an and Sunnah really say about gender roles in Islam and society? What about the idea of feminism? Is there a lack of female scholarship among our communities today? Who are some examples of powerful women in our history? And some random facts about Alima & Zahid during our rapid fire round! In partnership with Scottish Annual Conference – www.scotcon.co.uk The project aims to serve the community with beneficial conferences and help reputable charities to fundraise for their aid projects. Each year the Scottish Annual Conference also hosts a community award ceremony to recognise the rising stars and those making a difference. RELATED EPISODES EP 23: Life, Leadership & Purpose (feat. Zara Mohammed) LINKS & RESOURCES Alima Ashfaq on Facebook Alima Ashfaq on Instagram The Muslimah’s Renaissance Website The Muslimah’s Renaissance Facebook Page About Alima Ashfaq Alima Ashfaq is a teacher by profession, a member of the Diplomas Department at the Islamic Online University and a tutor for Ilmspire. She has been studying Islamic studies with various Islamic Institutes and teachers for the past fifteen years and has actively been involved in the community working with several prominent organisations.  She currently lectures nationally and internationally focusing on the topic of gender, faith and spirituality. She is also the Founder of TheMuslimahsRenaissance.org and Women of Ilm, two organisations aimed at helping women find purpose and spirituality.  Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 31: The Role of Muslim Women in Islam & Society (feat Alima Ashfaq & Hafiz Zahid) appeared first on Deenspiration.

47mins

4 May 2019

Rank #11

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EP 39: Purify Your Heart Through the Quran – Ustadh Yahya Raaby

How to Bring The Quran Back Into Your Lifeand Experience its Many Blessings & MircalesIn this episode we’re joined by the brilliant Ustadh Yahya Raaby from London, who inspires us with a beautiful discussion all about the Quran.While on his UK & Ireland tour called ‘Purifying Your Heart Through the Qur’an alongside Ethar Relief (organised by MIE Management), we had the chance to sit with Ustadh Yahya after his talk at SUMSA (the Strathclyde University Muslim Student Association) to talk about the Book of Allah (swt) and how we can utilise its miracles and blessings to purify our own hearts. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN About Ustadh Yahya and what he does A little bit about Ethar Relief Why the Quran should be such an important aspect of our lives Why Allah (swt) revealed the Quran (the objective) The importance of learning, understanding and implementing the Quran How the Quran should be changing us as people (how and why this happens) Inspiring stories of pious people and their connection with the Quran How to become a person of the Quran The connection between the Quran and Ramadan Tips on how to begin implementing the recitation and study of the Quran into our daily lives Advice for those who find it difficult to implement regular Quranic recitation into their lives The difference between listening, reading and reciting and the rewards associated with each 5 intentions you should have before reciting the Quran for maximum benefit and blessings A fun rapid fire round with Ustadh Yahya! Today’s Ayah of the DayAlif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that you might bring mankind out of darknesses into the light by permission of their Lord – to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy – [Qur’an, Surah Ibrahim – 14:1]View Ayah on Quran.comhttps://deenspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Surah-Ibrahim-Verse-1-audio.mp3CONNECT WITH USTADH YAHYA ONLINE Ustadh Yahya Raaby on Instagram Ustadh Yahya Raaby on Twitter LEARN WITH USTADH YAHYA Badr Academy Courses Badr Academy on YouTube RELATED EPISODES Quranic Transformation (Part 1) – Wisam Sharieff Quranic Transformation (Part 2) – Wisam Sharieff Quran Memorisation: Practical Tips and Motivation – Shaykh Suleiman Hani RELATED POSTS 10 Ways to Reconnect with the Quran and Change Your Life Today's Featured Podcast Reviewby Usman (Glasgow, Scotland)https://deenspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Usman-Abdul-Quayum-Review-Edited.mp3Submit a Recorded ReviewMIE ManagementMIE are an events management company, providing bespoke, tailor made services to their clientele such as tours, weddings, charity dinners, conferences, youth camps and much more. Learn more about their services below. Learn MoreEthar ReliefA UK-based humanitarian aid organisation operating mainly in East Africa. It serves to ease the suffering of refugees. Their goal is to help the needy across Africa, regardless of ethnicity, gender or religious beliefs.Donate NowSUMSAThe Strathclyde University Muslim Student Association (SUMSA) is a multi-award winning society based at the heart of the University campus with an aim to serve as a spiritual and community hub for Muslim students on campus.Learn MoreAbout Ustadh Yahya RaabyUstadh Yahya Raaby currently serves as an instructor of Arabic & Islamic Sciences at Badr Academy, Department manager and Supervisor of student affairs.Yahya completed memorising the Quran as a teen whilst studying at Badr Academy under qualified teachers who consisted of graduates of The Islamic University of Madina Al-Munawarra (KSA) & Islamic University of Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saudi in Riyadh (KSA). Therein he also studied different Islamic sciences such as Tafseer, Hadith, Usool-Fiqh, Fiqh, Grammar, Seerah, History and more. Today Yahya spends his days juggling between studying Islamic Law and serving his community through means of  Teaching, Lecturing, Delivering Friday sermons, Leading Prayers, Counselling and more. Lastly by also being a major influencer in the development of Badr Academy.Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the show on your smartphone and join our family of 1000’s Muslims around the world who love listening and learning. To support us, please consider leaving a positive 5-star review on Apple Podcast/iTunes. Want to have your own voice featured on our show? Click below to leave a 60-second voice recording and we’ll feature you on an upcoming episode.SubscribeRecord a ReviewWrite a Review (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 39: Purify Your Heart Through the Quran – Ustadh Yahya Raaby appeared first on Deenspiration.

57mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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EP 18: Sadness, Anxiety & Islam (feat. Hafsa)

As human beings, we experience a variety of powerful emotions in our every day lives. Some bring us pleasure, others confuse us, and many are extremely difficult to bare. For so many of us, emotions like sadness, anxiety and depression are a part of our lives, dictating the quality of our lives from how we feel, to how we act around others, and how we feel about ourselves. Is it okay to feel these emotions, or should we feel bad for doing so? Isn’t this a sign of having a lack of faith? Unfortunately in many communities – including the Muslim community – there can be somewhat of a stigma attached to this subject, making it extra difficult for those experiencing these strong feelings of pain, sadness and anxiety to reach out for help. In fear of being shamed or labelled as having “low Iman”, the same people suffer in silence and sometimes can’t escape. What does Islam really say about these emotions, and how do we go about managing them? In this episode, we’re joined by sister Hafsa who shares her journey with some of these emotions, and provides us with some powerful advice and direction on how to accept one’s self and seek help. What you’ll learn in this episode: The problem with how Muslims perceive sadness, anxiety and other strong emotions. What NOT to say to someone who suffers from sadness or anxiety Why a lack of faith and spirituality is NOT linked with sadness and anxiety Examples of sadness and anxiety in the Qur’an How Allah (swt) validates these powerful feelings and emotions, and why it’s important to accept them. The importance of acknowledging that something is wrong How Hafsa found healing in painting Why not to share your pain with those who’ll bring you down Practical steps on how to begin your journey of healing Plus more This Episode’s Ayah of the Day Surah Luqman – [31:29] Leave a comment! If you have an experience to share, or perhaps your own  tips and advice on how to deal with emotions such has anxiety and sadness, start the discussion below! We’d love to hear from you. Enjoy the podcast show? If you enjoy lisening to our podcast show and have taken any benefit, we’d be really grateful if you could leave a positive review on iTunes. This not only  helps our show to reach more people, but we also love reading your comments! We may also mention your review on a future podcast. Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 18: Sadness, Anxiety & Islam (feat. Hafsa) appeared first on Deenspiration.

1hr 3mins

1 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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EP 10: The Sin Cycle – How To Stop Sinning & Return To Allah (feat. Shaykh Abdul Hameed)

We all commit sins – it’s just the way that Allah (swt) has created us. Big sins, small sins, in between ones, and we even sin without realising it too! What’s more frustrating is when we’re stuck in a constant sin cycle. Here’s what it looks like: You fall into a sin You feel bad about it You repent to Allah (swt) Things are okay for a while Temptation arises, and you fall into the sin again You feel bad about it… again. You repent …. repeat How do we free ourselves from this vicious cycle, break our bad habits and turn back to Allah (swt). That’s exactly what you’ll find out in this episode with Shaykh Abdul Hameed. What you’ll learn: The different types of sins, including 3rd party sins and how others will SUE us on the Day of Judgement The difference between humans and Angels The leaky bucket syndrome the dangers of abusing the Mercy of Allah (swt) Why people keep falling into sin If Shaykh could summarise the entire Qur’an with one phrase, it would be _____ The concept of cognitive dissonance What happens if you say “It’s okay to sin, Allah is the Most Merciful He will forgive me”? The biggest punishment in the Hereafter is not Hell, but rather it is… How Ibrahim (as) asked Allah (swt) for a sign What it means to be #SpirituallyHench The importance of good company How to stop yourself from falling back into the sin cycle What to do when a temptation arises (example: watching pornography while alone in your room) How to repent properly and turn back to Allah (swt) Will Allah (swt) forgive you if you keep persisting with the same sin over and over? Plus more Questions from listeners were also submitted and answered on the show. In summary, this was a pretty epic and beneficial episode! Be sure to share with friends & family. Leave a comment! If you have a question for Shaykh or want to share your story / tip on how to break a habit of sinning, use the comment section below to kick-start the discussion! Got more questions? 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He graduated as an Alim from Jamea Uloomul Quran (Leicester) under the patronage of Hazrat Shaykh Adam hafizahullah. He also memorized the Quran during his studies at the institution.  He is very well versed in the Quran and has a unique way of simplifying Quranic passages for a variety of audiences.</p> The Shaykh also completed his BA honors in social work/psychology. He currently is perusing his Masters in education/ psychology.  He has a passion to work with young people and is part of many organisations to help serve the needs of the youth. He currently works as a secondary school teacher in a Leicester state school, and also lectures all over the UK and has been invited by many organisations to deliver lectures in different parts of America. Some of his hobbies include having a huge passion for Martial arts from a young age, and has competed at a high level. He currently still competes in mixed martial arts (MMA) tournaments across the UK. He also has a passion for riding super-sports motorbikes. His young age, unique hobbies, well grounded Islamic knowledge and passion to “reconnect people to the Quran”, allows him to engage with the youth, in order for them to access and practice Islam in a relevant yet simple manner. FacebookTwitter </div> <!-- .et_pb_row --> </div> <!-- .et_pb_section --><div class="et_pb_section et_pb_section_167 et_pb_with_background et_section_regular" > <div class="et_pb_row et_pb_row_245 et_pb_row_fullwidth"> <div class="et_pb_column et_pb_column_4_4 et_pb_column_321 et_pb_css_mix_blend_mode_passthrough et-last-child"> <div id="overlay_unique_id_27135" class="et_pb_module et_pb_cta_16 et_hover_enabled et_pb_promo et_pb_text_align_center et_pb_bg_layout_dark"> <div class="et_pb_promo_description"><h2 class="et_pb_module_header">Never Miss an Episode!</h2><div><p>Did you enjoy this episode? 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1hr 12mins

20 Apr 2017

Rank #14

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EP 41: Exploring the Beautiful Names of Allah – Shaykh Ibraheem Menk

In this episode we’re join by Shaykh Ibraheem Menk from Zimbabwe, who we met during the ‘Lord of the Worlds’ tour in Scotland, hosted by the Scottish Annual Conference.Continuing on from theme of the conference, and adding on to his existing YouTube series ‘Lord of the Worlds’, we discussed some attributes of Allah (swt) and the importance of knowing Allah’s Names in order to establish a stronger connection and love for Him.Shaykh Ibraheem also shares a beautiful reminder regarding treating Allah as a close friend, and why we should never despair if the answers to our prayers are delayed.Of course, we also have our usual rapid fire round featuring some fun personal questions aimed at Shaykh Ibraheem in which you’ll learn what his favourite hobby is, his relationship with his uncle Mufti Ismail Menk, and much more!What You’ll Learn The importance of studying the Names of Allah (swt) The meaning of the following attributes of Allah (swt): Al Haafidh, Al Hafeedh, Al Mujeeb and Al Qareeb What inspired Shaykh Ibraheem to launch the Lord of the Worlds series Why you should never think that “Allah isn’t answering my du’as” Common reasons for why we fall into despair regarding Allah’s plans Advice for those of us who think we do not deserve Allah’s mercy Why there is no “perfect” time to call upon Allah (swt) Tips on how to learn more about the 99 Names of Allah A fun rapid fire round! SEE MORE FROM SHAYKH IBRAHEEM Shaykh Ibraheem on YouTube Shaykh Ibraheem on Facebook Shaykh Ibraheem on Instagram The Lord of the Worlds series on YouTube RELATED EPISODES The Role of Muslim Women in Islam – feat. Alima Ashfaq & Hafiz Zahid Healing with Words – The Art of Giving Advice – feat. Dear Chereen Social Media & Its Effects on Social Media – feat. Omar Usman RELATED POSTS Allah’s Love for His Servants – Youssra Kamel Kandil Never Lose Hope in the Mercy of Allah The Power of Du’a: Talk to Allah Like A Friend – Matin Rosyid In My Loneliest Moment, I Found Allah About Shaykh Ibraheem Menk Ibraheem Menk, born in Harare Zimbabwe, began his first Islamic studies with his grandfather Sh. Musa Menk. He completed his hifth under the supervision of Sh Musa and went on to study Arabic and other Islamic sciences with him.He then furthered his studies at the Islamic University of Madinah where he obtained a bachelors degree in the Shariah. He currently resides in Harare where he is Imaam and teacher at some of the local Masaajid.Quran Audio by Shaykh Ibraheem Menk can be heard on Quran Central. Our Episode Sponsors Scottish Annual Conference serves the community through educational Islamic conferences, in order to enrich the learning environment of the Scottish community and supports reputable charities for their Aid Projects. Their journey began back in 2017 with the first conference in Glasgow Central Mosque. Later with the hard work of their dedicated team and the support from local community, they formally launched as Scottish Annual Conference in 2018. Website Facebook YouTube Deen & Dunya is Scotland’s Islamic Lifestyle Store, established in 2015. Providing Scottish Muslims with unique products to help practice their Faith. Specialising in Ramadan & Eid Gifts, the store is also a one stop shop for all your islamic essentials, from Quran, modest clothing, gifts, educational books, Hajj & Umrah resources, Oud Perfumes and much more. Facebook Instagram Never Miss an Episode! Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the show on your smartphone and join our family of 1000’s Muslims around the world who love listening and learning. To support us, please consider leaving a positive 5-star review on Apple Podcast/iTunes. Want to have your own voice featured on our show? Click below to leave a 60-second voice recording and we’ll feature you on an upcoming episode. Subscribe Record a Review Write a Review (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 41: Exploring the Beautiful Names of Allah – Shaykh Ibraheem Menk appeared first on Deenspiration.

32mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #15

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EP 42: Why Does Allah Hate Me? – Sarah Sultan & Najwa Awad (Yaqeen Institute)

In this episode we’re join by sisters Sarah Sultan (LPC, LMHC) and Najwa Awad (LSCW-C), who are both licensed professional counsellors and psychotherapists respectively, and also authors of the ‘Trauma Series: Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You’ at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research.Both Sarah and Najwa have a wealth of experience in exploring the links between spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health, and throughout this episode take us on a journey of understanding why individuals may ask themselves the question:“Why does Allah hate me?!”Experiencing lows in our spirituality from time to time is common for all of us, however feeling deep levels of distress and hopelessness that stems from the assumption that Allah (swt) Himself is unhappy with us can translate into a number of other issues.Why do we come to this conclusion? What thought processes and feelings lead us to believing this?In this eye-opening episode, we explore how negative thoughts of one’s self and even past traumatic experiences can affect our relationship with Allah (swt).What You’ll Learn A bit about Sarah and Najwa and the work that they do A summary of why the Trauma series ‘Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You’ on Yaqeen Institute was released and what’s in it Emotional reasoning and the difference between what we “think” is real vs reality How our negative thoughts of ourselves are linked to negative thoughts of what Allah (swt) thinks of us Common reasons why people believe Allah is displeased with them and that they aren’t good enough The links between self-esteem and our levels of spirituality The effects of past trauma on our mental, spiritual and emotional health (including different types of trauma) How trauma in our own homes can affect how we view Allah (swt) The effects of depending upon other people more than we depend on Allah (swt) The links between dependency and external validation from people vs validation from Allah (swt) Feelings of hopelessness vs clinical depression The powerful hadith that Najwa has taped on her wall about the relationship Allah (swt) has with us Practical steps we can take to develop healthier thought processes and behaviours The relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours Final words of comfort and encouragement from Sarah and Najwa Read More from the Yaqeen Trauma SeriesRead MoreRead MoreRELATED EPISODES Mental Health – An Islamic Perspective (feat. Shaykh Abdul Hameed) Sadness & Anxiety in Isam – feat. Hafsa Allah’s Love for His Servants – Youssra Kamel Kandil Healing with Words – The Art of Giving Advice – feat. Dear Chereen RELATED POSTS Never Lose Hope in the Mercy of Allah The Power of Du’a: Talk to Allah Like A Friend – Matin Rosyid In My Loneliest Moment, I Found Allah About Sarah Sultan – LPC, LMHC Sarah Sultan is a licensed professional counselor who strives to empower her clients through achieving healthier, more fulfilling lives and relationships while reconnecting with Allah during the healing process. Sarah obtained a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has practiced therapy for nearly 10 years. She is also an instructor with Mishkah University, where she teaches a course about the intersections between Islam, psychology, and counseling. CONNECT WITH SARAH ONLINE Sarah’s Website Sarah on Psychology Today Sarah on Facebook Sarah on Instagram Sarah on LinkedIn Sarah’s Articles on Yaqeen Institute About Najwa Awad – LSCW-C Najwa Awad is a psychotherapist who is passionate about helping Muslims heal, grow, and thrive after adversity. She has over a decade of experience providing online and in-person counseling to children, adults, and families at her practice Amanah Family Counseling. Najwa also enjoys giving workshops to destigmatize mental illness, address current mental health issues within the community, and promote psychological health from an Islamic perspective. CONNECT WITH NAJWA ONLINE Learn more about Amanah Counseling Najwa on Facebook Najwa on Instagram Najwa on LinkedIn Najwa’s Articles on Yaqeen Institute In Collaboration withYaqeen Institute for Islamic Research Never Miss an Episode! Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the show on your smartphone and join our family of 1000’s Muslims around the world who love listening and learning. To support us, please consider leaving a positive 5-star review on Apple Podcast/iTunes. Want to have your own voice featured on our show? Click below to leave a 60-second voice recording and we’ll feature you on an upcoming episode. Subscribe Record a Review Write a Review (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 42: Why Does Allah Hate Me? – Sarah Sultan & Najwa Awad (Yaqeen Institute) appeared first on Deenspiration.

1hr 8mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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EP 9: How To Fall in Love With The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – feat. Shaykh Muiz Bukhary

Want to listen to this podcast instead? Use the podcast player below: WHAT YOU’LL LEARN In this episode of the Deenspiration podcast show, Shaykh Muiz shares some practical tips for falling deeply in love with the Beloved Messenger (pbuh), his life and his teachings. Have you ever felt that your Iman was low, and that your love for the Prophet (pbuh) wasn’t as strong? Or maybe your love for him isn’t as strong because you don’t know the steps to take towards learning about him and his life (pbuh). In this video, Shaykh Muiz will teach you why it’s so important to love the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), how to study his life, a powerful story of Umar Ibn Al Khattab (RA), as well as his top most recommended Seerah / biography book for English speakers. RESOURCES   In the episode, Shaykh mentions his most recommended Seerah book for English readers. Use the links below to purchase one for yourself to learn about the life of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): UK buyers – Click here US buyers – Click here Beneficial Seerah video series Prefer listening or watching videos to learn about the Seerah of the Prophet (pbuh)? Check these out: Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi – 104 videos Life of Muhammad (pbuh) by Mufti Ismail Menk LIKE THIS EPISODE? TWEET ABOUT IT! Simply click on any quote below to automatically generate a tweet to share this video with friends & family. It’s pretty cool, try it Check out this amazing video about loving the Prophet (pbuh) feat. Shaykh @Muiz_Bukhary Click to tweet this gem One of the best ways to fall in love with the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is to READ about his life Click to tweet this gem He was (pbuh) amazing in every single aspect of his life. The best teacher, leader, father, husband etc. Click to tweet this gem LEAVE A COMMENT: What do you love most about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)? And what is your favourite way to learn about him? Let us know in the comment section below. Shaykh Muiz Bukhary International speaker, teacher, Imam, Khateeb, Director Sheikh Muiz Bukhary hails from Sri Lanka. He memorised the Noble Qur’an at the age of 14, and then spent 10 years specialising in fields of classical Arabic, Islamic jurisprudence, & hadeeth (traditions of the Prophet). He is the CEO of ‘Sakeenah Institute’, a first of it’s kind in Colombo, which focuses on disseminating knowledge to students, offering schedules of classes feasible for people with different full-time commitments. Last but not least he also serves as the Imaam of one of the largest masaajid in Colombo, Sri Lanka. For speaking requests, contact: muizbukhary@sakeenahinstitute.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheikhmuizbukhary/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/muiz_bukhary  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/muizbukhary/ FacebookTwitter Sakeenah is a first of its kind educational institute that offers Islamic & other vocational education, at a minimal cost & with timings feasible for school goers, working professionals & others with various other full-time commitments. The mission of Sakeenah is to offer a platform for the English speaking muslims of Sri Lanka to acquire Islamic knowledge that is essential & beneficial in this life as well as the hereafter. Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE [overlay_content unique-id = '27135'] (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 9: How To Fall in Love With The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – feat. Shaykh Muiz Bukhary appeared first on Deenspiration.

22mins

24 Feb 2017

Rank #17

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EP 5: Health & Nutrition In Ramadan (feat. Amina Khan) – Diet, Lifestyle & Spirituality.

The Blessed month of Ramadan is most likely your favourite month of the year, and so it should be! It’s the month of the Qur’an, a month full of immense rewards and blessings, a month of forgiveness, a month of community and love, and deep spiritual development. Just amazing! Now, although many of us look forward to using Ramadan to become the best version of ourselves in terms of our Iman, we tend to forget about, or totally neglect the idea of also becoming the best version of ourselves in terms of our health. Believe it or not, many of us get FAT during Ramadan. It’s weird, right? A lot of us are fasting around three quarters of the day, yet at the end of the month when we step on the scale, we notice that we’ve added a few pounds. How is that even possible?! Think about it, what’s the one thing most of us make the mistake of doing in Ramadan? I’ll give you a clue: it happens after Maghrib, usually makes our eyes pop and our mouths water, and usually results in regret a couple of hours later. That’s right, OVER EATING! We usually eat like crazy once Iftar kicks in and ignore the idea of keeping our diets clean and healthy. So much so that it pretty much defeats the purpose of our fast; we’re supposed to be training ourselves to stop being excessive and to let go of our desires, not quadruple how much we indulge in them! There is nothing wrong with enjoying a lovely Iftar with the family of course, or perhaps throwing the odd Iftar party with the homeboys and homegirls, but this is where we should learn to be extra careful. The last thing we want is for our Ramadan experience to be ruined and for our abilities to worship to be weakened because we feel sluggish, tired and unfit to perform our ‘Ibaadah. So… how do you go about learning the do’s and don’ts of nutrition and lifestyle during Ramadan? In this episode of the Deenspiration podcast, Usman is joined by Amina Khan, founder of the epic health and fitness brand Amanah Fitness. Amina covers a whole lot of practical tips and tricks for how to stay in tip-top shape during Ramadan, ensuring that your body feels nice and energetic throughout the long Taraweeh prayer at night, as well as during the long working day. What You’ll Learn The importance of keeping healthy and fit during Ramadan The connection between strong health and spirituality Why some of us get fat in Ramadan (and how to control your weight during the Blessed Month) The food groups you must rely on during Iftar and Suhoor What to eat during Iftar to ensure you remain energetic throughout the night (plus what NOT to eat) What to eat during Suhoor to ensure you’re filled with energy throughout the long hours of the day (plus what NOT to eat) How to deal with temptations and implement healthy portion control during Iftar parties How to organize the food on your plate to ensure you have enough of each essential food group How to implement exercise while fasting, and what to do if you don’t have time for a full workout. How Amina schedules her days during Ramadan get the ultimate guide to your healthiest Ramadan ever Complete 30-Day Fasting Dietitian Meal Plan 90 Dietitian Recipes from Around the World (Suhoor, Iftar, Smoothies & Soups!) Simplified portion-control strategies – enjoy ALL your favourite foods in the RIGHT amounts! The latest research on sleep, caffeine, starvation, sugar, hydration & more to help YOU feel your best and keep your energy levels high while fasting! Complete Fitness guide teaching you WHEN & HOW to exercise in Ramadan for ALL fitness levels! Plus even MORE Click here to get the guide Amina Khan Founder - www.AmanahFitness.com Amina Khan completed her BA Honours in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior from McMaster University in 2014. She is a CANfit-PRO Certified Group Fitness Instructor Specialist and Nutrition, Wellness and Weight Loss Coach. Amina’s goal is to revive health awareness in the Muslim community, after her own 60-pound weight loss journey five years ago. Amina is the creator of the 7-Day Amanah Jumpstart program and the Ramadan Reset, which have helped others lose weight, and get back on track with their healthy lifestyles. Facebook Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 5: Health & Nutrition In Ramadan (feat. Amina Khan) – Diet, Lifestyle & Spirituality. appeared first on Deenspiration.

1hr 10mins

5 Jul 2016

Rank #18

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EP 32: Health, Nutrition & Well-being in Ramadan (feat. Dr. Sahira Dar & Adeel Ibrahim)

Learn How to Manage, Focus, Energy, Sleep and Good Health During Ramadan (and Even Promote Weight Loss!)In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Sahira Dar and Adeel Ibrahim from the Pure Remedy Hijama and Wellbeing Clinic in Glasgow, Scotland.Pure Remedy is the first and longest standing Hijama clinic in Scotland, providing a safe and relaxing environment for hijama (wet cupping) treatments and consultations related to nutrition, fitness and wellbeingCombined, both Dr. Sahira and brother Adeel Ibrahim have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the medical, sports science, well-being and alternative medicine fields (e.g. hijama) which are utilised to provide a range of services to their clients.During the episode we discuss a range of practical tips for keeping fit, healthy and super-energised during Ramadan in order to survive those long days of fasting without feeling the crash. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Who are Dr. Sahira Dar and Adeel Ibrahim? What happens to your body when you’re fasting? Why is it important to pay attention to one’s nutrition during Ramadan? The best foods to eat for suhoor and iftar The type of foods to avoid during Ramadan The ideal way to eat in order to lose weight during Ramadan The recommended number of calories to consume between iftar and suhoor Macro-nutrient timing and scientific studies related to fasting The attitude we should have towards food during Ramadan The mistake most Muslims make at the time of ftar Should we maintain our fitness regimes during Ramadan? What are the best times to workout? The importance of movement and exercise while fasting How the Prophet (pbuh) used to break his fast Tips on how to manage sleep during Ramadan The REAL priority and mindset we should establish during Ramadan The importance of understanding your own body and needs Plus a fun rapid fire round at the end of the show! PURE REMEDY HIJAMA CLINIC Visit the Pure Remedy Website Visit the Pure Remedy Facebook Page Contact Pure Remedy for a Hijama Appointment (brothers and sisters) Read reviews from happy Hijama clients RELATED EPISODES Health and Fitness in Ramadan (feat. Amina Khan) Exploring the Wonders of Ramadan (feat. Shahbaz Mirza – Ramadan Legacy) Preparing for Ramadan (feat. Shaykh Amer Jamil) How to Have a Meaningful Ramadan (feat. Shaykh Suleiman Hani) RELATED POSTS 5 healthy Suhoor Recipes Reaping Rewards in the Remainder of Ramadan Adeel Ibrahim (BSc Sports Science)Adeel is one of the most recommended hijama practitioners in Scotland .He has been taught and certified by two of the U.K’s leading teachers and was one of the first to offer the Hijama treatment in Scotland. He is also trained in Tibb Unani – a holistic traditional system of medicine – as well as counselling.As a sports scientist, sports coach and health enthusiast, Adeel is very passionate and knowledgeable in nutrition, the wholefood diet, along with the need for raw unprocessed foods and the health benefits in juicing veg and fruit. From a young age he had a thirst to learn about Prophetic and Traditional Medicine, collecting books, researching and attending lectures and seminars on wellbeing.Dr. Sahira Dar (MBChB, MRCGP)Dr Sahira Dar is a health specialist in the broadest possible terms.She studied medicine at the University of Glasgow but soon after graduating she realised that modern medicine as taught in the West does not necessarily have all of the answers so she began to research alternative therapies, both Eastern and Western, to give her a more holistic approach through a better understanding of the self.Having completing her hospital training in 2002, she has been working as a General Practitioner in Glasgow for 4 years now so she is in the privileged position of being able to understand what is right and wrong with modern medicine from the inside.The Pure Remedy Clinic is the culmination of a journey which has seen her gain knowledge and experience in Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Herbalism, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hijama Therapy.Never Miss an Episode!Did you enjoy this episode? Click below to subscribe to the podcast show for free on your smartphone via a range of apps for iOS and Android. SUBSCRIBE[overlay_content unique-id = '27135'](function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post EP 32: Health, Nutrition & Well-being in Ramadan (feat. Dr. Sahira Dar & Adeel Ibrahim) appeared first on Deenspiration.

46mins

18 May 2019

Rank #19

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Ep 13: Meaningful Ramadan – Preparing for the Blessed Month (feat. Shaykh Suleiman Hani)

In this episode, Shaykh Suleiman Hani joins us on the Deenspiration Podcast Show to discuss some ways in which we can prepare for the blessed month of Ramadan.  The Blessed Month is approaching. Some of us are excited, while others are scared. Scared of not reaching our potential. The fact of the matter is, unless we put pen on paper (or fingers on keyboard) and make a solid Ramadan plan, we’re most likely going to go off the tracks and fail to meet our goals this year… AGAIN… and then feel upset and regretful… AGAIN. We need a plan, a strategy, a solid framework, as well as some motivation to prepare us. And this is exactly what Shaykh Suleiman has prepared in collaboration with Ramadan Legacy. If the following sounds just like you, then you should definitely check out the Meaningful Ramadan. – you know you have to prepare for Ramadan but you’re feeling overwhelmed – you’re unable to set tangible goals for Ramadan – you lack of confidence when entering Ramadan each year – you’re unfulfilled during and after Ramadan – and you’re regretful for not making the most of Ramadan Sound familiar? If you’re ready to make a solid change this year & work towards experiencing your best Ramadan yet, kick-start your journey by clicking the button below. Click here to transform your Ramadan experience in 2018! Love this Content? Sign Up to Receive More Practical Worship Tips Straight to Your Inbox Join others around the world who receive our latest updates, high-quality content, free resources and much more via our exclusive newsletter. Success! Name Email Subscribe (Don't worry, we don't send spam - promise!) (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&autoLogAppEvents=1&version=v2.12&appId='; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The post Ep 13: Meaningful Ramadan – Preparing for the Blessed Month (feat. Shaykh Suleiman Hani) appeared first on Deenspiration.

37mins

16 May 2017

Rank #20