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Fajr productivity captured in drawing for the first time

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50 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:08 AM

    Maria, Canada

    Brilliant comic mashaAllah!

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  2. Sana'a -- Saudi Arabia
    Assalamualaikum!
    It's very apt mashaAllah. Would be better if it weren't so blurred though.
    JazakAllahu khairan katheera fee daarain!

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  3. Anonymous6:25 AM

    Fajr is the best time to get work done...jazakallahu khayr! looking forward to the others :)

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  4. Anonymous6:29 AM

    Abdul Malik - Cape Town, South Africa
    Asalamu alaikum, that's really neat.. but we have fajr at 4am... I really "konk-out" about dhuhr time if I stay up. And its not liek we can have khaylulal like in yemen or saudi. Any naseeha for us here? Baraka'Allah fi.

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  5. AbdulAziz - India

    JazakAllah. Very true and well depicted.

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  6. Mansoor khatab - United Kingdom
    I think this is the best way to start the day.

    wake up , do the fajr prayer then exercise...

    brilliant.

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  7. Anonymous7:40 AM

    Maryam from canada

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    It's funny how the first thing we want to do in the day is check our email/go on computer. I'm actually doing this right now- a rule where I have to exercise before I can check my email, that way I make sure I exercise!

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  8. Anonymous8:11 AM

    hehe its soo true...and masha Allaah nice drawing !

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  9. SubhanALLAH sooo true! When I was non-Muslim, the second scenario was my life day in and day out. Now, I have done salah, worked out, started dinner in a slow cooker and am relaxing all BEFORE my two infants wake. Praying fajr on time really, really makes a difference.

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  10. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Cool boy, USA

    Aren't you NOT supposed to workout on an empty stomach?

    how about you eat, pray some nafil prayers and THEN work out. And don't eat that bacon(?) on the nourishing breakfast plate.

    I like the drawings but instead of the dash marks on the top and bottom rows, make arrows because i thought you meant don't do those things.

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  11. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Lou, USA

    Awesome comic mashaAllah!! It's better without the faces.

    Yea it took me a while to understand what the dashes were too...arrows are better for next time, inshaAllah

    JazakAllah kehir!!

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  12. Anonymous9:08 AM

    from the U.S.

    I like the chocolate fix! haha so true! :X

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  13. Salaam (Husnara, UK)

    Thanks for that bro, it's my biggest downfall -no wonder the rest of the day isnt very productive!

    The dashes confused me (yes, I'm a simpleton), but I get the gist and its great :)

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  14. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Raghad, UK

    This is an excellent topic! But it's so hard to stay up after fajir! :/

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  15. ASSALAM ALAIKUM BR ALSHAREEF THIS IS GOOD IDEA SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL .[AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER] FOR WHEN THE FAJR JAMATS ARE LIKE THE JUMMA JAMATS THE TIME OF SUCCESS HAS COME
    THE BEST PART OF THE DAY IS FAJR AND POST FAJR .
    U CAN STUDY ANY THING AT THIS HR AND BECOME AN EXPERT .

    ** THE KEY IS REST AND SLEEP POST ISHA AT A DECENT HR 10-10.30 PM

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  16. Anonymous9:30 AM

    taiba uk
    i'm actually factually gonna try this... i never feel time is ever on my side. :(
    but inshallah .... maybe this is the answer...
    dude ur doodles are jokes!... the choc luks like a bone hee hee mashallah

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  17. Anonymous10:01 AM

    I think the key would be to make sure you get at least 6 quality hours of sleep the night before and DON'T go to seep after fajr (which might be hard to do in the summer). I know in madrassa the teachers would always tell us that the best time (in terms of ease) to memorize the Quran would be right after Fajr.

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  18. Anonymous10:14 AM

    mohamed london uk
    what if fajar cames 3.00 a.m

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  19. Maymuna - The Lone Star State , U.S.A.
    Masha'Allaah, great drawing.
    I really believe that staying up after Fajr is key. When I first started implementing it, I felt as though I had TOO many hours in the day [now I can't get enough], and 9:00 am (when my day really starts) was never going to come.

    Beside that, you really feel good. There's a peacefulness about Fajr that can't be found otherwise (wAllaahu A'lam). Even if you just decided to sit outside to watch the sky change colors, you would benefit more than trying to get "just 5 more minutes" of sleep.

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  20. Anonymous12:17 PM

    I love the pictures masha'allah

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  21. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Iqra, Canada

    As'salaam alaikum, MashAllah Excellent comic!!
    Having a sincere intention & being determined when going to sleep, that one will get up for fajr. May Allah swt guide us all :)
    tc Allah-Hafiz

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  22. Anonymous1:12 PM

    It looks pretty cool. I think you have conveyed the message very clearly. Keep it up!!!!

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  23. I find this to be so true. On the days I wake up for fajr and continue my day I feel great and super productive. However, I find that a toddler, who doesn't sleep well through the night interferes with my ability to feel fully awake at fajr and continue with my day.I've been trying to work on her nighttime sleeping, but so far unsuccessfully. Right now, I drag myself out of bed, pray and collapse back into the bed. Thanks for this reminder.

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  24. @Sanaa'/KSA ~ If you click on the graphic, it'll open up a bigger size for you so that you can see it clearly.

    So the dashed lines confused a bit. I put them in so that someone would get the natural flow of where the message was heading. And also because it looks kind of like a roadway, hence the metaphor that we are all driving somewhere.

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  25. Disclaimers:
    Just because someone prays Fajr doesn't mean that they will be productive!! Here is what I would recommend:

    1. Go to sleep early, with the intention of starting your work day after Fajr.

    2. Your life must be something you enjoy! What's the point of staying up after Fajr if you dread your work. Sleep would be more entertaining.

    3. You should pray in the Masjid. Nothing like fresh air, walking, breathing, meeting people, talking ... you'd never be able to go back to sleep.

    What do you guys think? Why is it that even though Muslims wake up for Fajr, they don't 'seem' to be that productive.

    So is this lesson inaccurate?

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  26. Anonymous3:35 PM

    I think because many of them have no goal or vision to follow.

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  27. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Its cause they pray fajr half a sleep and they didnt get enough sleep the night before so they go right back to sleep after faje

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  28. poeT91- NY,USA

    Assalamu Alaikum!

    MashaAllah, I found this to be a great reminder. I know that whilst dorming, it was easier to wake up and stay up and it's so true that there is a certain beauty, calm when you wake up at fajr. I know my schedule flipped after I came home but with this as a reminder, inshaAllah this habit will come back. Jazak Allah for this. Here's another thing. I think I was listening to a lecture and I know that not everyone can do it, but it was said that in order to stay productive, you wake up at fajr, stay awake doing work and stuff and than after praying Dhuhr you take a 10-15 min nap. I don't know, but I know that that worked for me.
    May Allah reward you!

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  29. Well I can speak for myself here. I pray Fajr regularly .. :'( and then go back to sleep :(:(:(

    And that is mainly because I have evening classes, so I don't have to get up early for any work, and so get up late...(hence sleep late). Its a vicious cycle, which I am unable to break out of.

    Usually, I have nothing much to look forward to in the morning anyway (who thinks house chores throughout the day is interesting huh?)...
    :S So don't even feel like getting up.
    So this is my dilemma... (and none of the time management lectures, inspirational speeches from Stanford and what not.. have helped).

    I do pray to Allah though :$:$ to get my out of this fix...

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  30. Er, sorry.. I saw the instruction now. Consider my commented began with

    Unaiza
    Pakistan

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  31. Anonymous4:08 PM

    the lesson isn't innacurate our lifestyles are poor... we disregard our health by eating and preparing our food at home unhealthly, overeating, not eating when we most need to eat and compensating by eating junk food. we sleep late or sleep very little which is obviously going to lead to tiredness during the day. and we dont exercise.

    we are basically victims of our own lifestyles we are constantly thinking of work and neglecting our wellbeing which leads to poor ibaadat too.

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  32. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Ameen Anonymous @ 4:08 PM - but, how do we get out of this wicked cycle.

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  33. Matthew6:05 PM

    So true, so true... I usually don't get much of a choice, as I'm always awake at fajr (I work nightshift.) It's very depressing, working alone at night... praying fajr, and then seeing the sun slowly start to rise through the recieving bay doors, helps me feel better and gets me through my final two hours of work.

    Then I can go home and sleep. XD

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  34. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Assalamualykum,

    If anyone has trouble getting up for fajr then try to get up for tahajuud ,slowly recite quraan..Enjoy every second while doing this ..then for sure you will wait for fajr azan...go and reap the rewards..

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  35. Anonymous9:10 PM

    Zahid From Canada.

    The lack of having goals and vision is one thing we need to fix and to a certain extent, I believe we have done so. For me the REAL problem is having the determination which is essential to have your vision/goals come true.

    So Fajr really does not have much to do with productivity as long as you get enough sleep. Bottom line is that one we have motivation or tawfeeq from Allah(swt) we must utilize it right away for it does not last long and then follow it with determination.

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  37. Hoda from London:
    Asalamualikum warahatullahi wabarakatu,Well said,the drawing is awsome manshallah. Jazakallah khaire
    wasallam.

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  38. Anonymous6:18 AM

    Kamal from Senegal

    I think you should elaborate more on the "nourrishing breakfast".

    The breaakfast itself can either give you energy for the rest of the day, or kill your productivity for th entire day

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  39. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Assalamualaikum,

    Alhumdullilah womderful reminder and Brother the lesson is accurate as well, the only problem which I face from time to time is that to keep it up and maintain all the levels be it a level of Imaan or the motivation to work out.

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  40. Anonymous10:04 AM

    Akhi - London.

    How can this be implemented during the summer months when fajr is around 3.30am in places like Canada, U.K etc.

    It's difficuilt to stay up and fit that into a normal daytime routine.

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  41. from Pakistan
    jazaka Allah khair brother for sharing this idea and for this wonderful drawing... i really need to work on this,....trying to fix it for almost 2 1/2 years but still not 100% consistent in it...makes me gone mad at times....may Allah help us to utilize our time 100%..inshaa'Allah

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  42. Mashâa' Allâh, Baraka-Llahu fik

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  43. shayan pakistan6:56 AM

    Shayan 4rom Pakistan,
    Assalam-o-Alaiykum Wa Rahmatullahh..
    ...no doubt ALLAH(swt)kept a many "Barakaats" in that time. Plus the advance Researches have yet told us that the productive time of sleep is from 09pm to 02am i.e 5 hrs rsp,and in that specific time certain harmones are excreted from the body that keep a person Fresh and Healthy the whole day.This process is conducted only or within more or less these hours..
    Islam also says that sleeping after Fajar reduces the 'Barakaats' of Rizq as well........

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  44. Anonymous3:14 AM

    sara from pakistan
    so true .. when i wake up at fagr ..i feel ample of time with me to to my work .. as compared to when i wake up at 10 or 11 in the morning i feel the day even passes quikly !!

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  45. Nargies8:04 PM

    Salam Nargis from Melbourne,This is the 1st time i listened to you. your time traveller webinar was masha Allah very informative. insha Allah will buy the series of CD's soon .however I am a little curious to know what the schedule of your day looks like ?do you have a set plan/timetable made? I would be goo if u can share ur schedule.
    and how abt sleep? how long do u think a person needs to sleep a day?

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  46. Anonymous6:14 AM

    Salam Br,

    I recently heard your timetraveler webinar and found it really useful. When i thought about it all the people i admired are early risers, the muslim ones get up for fajr and stay up, an aunty i really respect always managed to get dinner cooked before anyone else got up. Even my non-muslim neighbour is out sweeping her drive at 6.30 am before she goes out to work.

    So for the past two weeks I've started getting up for fajr (sadly i never used to pray on time, if at all) and like you suggested, oxygenate the blood, i love that phrase, and mashallah i feel so much more on top of things.

    I can't say get much more done, since i go to bed early now, but i've even noticed a difference in my attitude and with my children. there's so fewer arguments and My 7 yearold son insists i wake him up for fajr, and even comes for a run with me sometimes - he seems so much less angry and we have a special bond because we spend that mornging time together.

    It got me thinking, children are naturally early risers, the youngest wakes me up for fajr better than any alarm clock (even in the days when i didn't want to wake up), which makes me think we're created to naturally wake up for fajr.

    So brother, jazakallah for your webinar, may allah reward you for helping me find my way back to him, and inshaalah, i will be able to keep this up and fight off that shaytan when he whispers how comfy my bed is in the morning!

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  47. aarif yahya4:16 AM

    Assalamo Alaikum!
    A good presentation. This is what happened in our days routine.
    Those people who worry about the Aakhirat they do perform their duties rightly. More over Once our PROPHET PBUH said us some thing we should not have any doubt about it. There are more benifits in waking up for FAJAR Namaz then sleeping. As-Salt-o Khair-um Minnan Noam.
    May Allah guide us all.
    Jazakmullah

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  48. Nicole from USA,

    MashAllah great comic. When you say it's good to meet people in the masjid during fajr, I have the opposite experience. Usually (maybe because I'm female?) I am the only one there for fajr. I love to sit & read the Qur'an. :)

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  49. Badra, Australia
    assalmu alykum... jst cehckin if this workin...

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  50. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Nasir/ Canada
    Asalamalaykum,
    Alhamdulillah ! I find this time travel webinar very useful and the comic is very inspiring, MashAllah

    JazakhAllah for all your effort.

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