Rabbi Zidnee Ilman
“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”
Time Management is an issue which many Muslims struggle with. We see this in the fact that our conferences tend to start late, our weddings are always delayed, and too many people are late for Salah too often. Despite this, there aren’t many books in English aimed at helping Muslims with time management.
Getting The Barakah changes that. ‘Getting The Barakah: An Islamic Guide To Time Management’ is the first self-help book from Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar, an accomplished author, blogger and Islamic teacher. The book focuses primarily on a 6 step process to effective time management, but also includes a section on time management tips and the importance of managing time in Islam.
The key message of the book is that, time is a resource which Allah has gifted us with and which we will be held accountable for on the Last Day. With this belief, learning to manage our time correctly is not just recommended, but necessary for fulfilling our purpose in life and earning the pleasure of Allah.
The author speaks about how Barakah is earned by living a righteous life and using one’s time wisely, and that one of the ways to earn Barakah is improving your time management skills and to commit to spending your time in a way that benefits the Ummah.
The author covers a variety of topics that are worthwhile to those who are struggling with time management. He speaks about overcoming procrastination, setting goals, maintaining momentum, dealing with distractions, and replacing bad habits with good habits.
The final chapter, which deals with time management tips is very beneficial and contains over two dozen easy to implement, yet powerful tools to help us manage our time better.
Overall, this book is highly recommended for any Muslim who is looking for a way to improve his/her time management skill and to live a more fulfilling life. The book is available in most e-book formats and as a paper-back; you can find more details about purchasing the book by clicking here.