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  • imported_MMS
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    for those who sincerely have the intention Allah puts barakah in their time, when we are lazing around we feel like time is going so fast how can we make x amount of dhikr and read x amount of quran and salah when i have this n this to do all day...but once you begin to try.. the amount you set out with seems very small in comparison to the time you have because now Allah has put barakah in ur time

    subhanAllah, it really does happen!

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  • ImaanSeeker
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    Alhamdulillah, I work full time as well. I, also, study at a full time Islamic program.

    I didn't think it was possible, but I went to the management of both where I work and were I study. I asked each of them for a specific set of timings. The only combination of timings that would allow me to both work and study. Because so many people are involved (both at work and school), I thought I was going to have to sacrifice one of them.

    But, to my utter amazement, both of them agreed and now I am able to do both. All I can say is Alhamdulillah. And now, I also study one on one on weekends.

    I think what people miss out on, is that so many things can be done on the weekends. It's 2 pure days, if they can be properly utilized.

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  • loonietoonie
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    Originally posted by O2K View Post
    I currently work full time alhumdullilah. How I do it is that during my drive I listen to Quran and Lectures (if you dont drive then listen on your MP3 player). When I get home from work I dedicated 30 min to memorization. Then after Fajr I dedicated 5-10 minutes to the Qu'ran before I get ready for work. I sleep early, right after Isha. On Saturdays I wake up a few hours before Fajr, on Sundays I go to a brother's house to memorize Qu'ran. The big thing is adjusting your sleep patterns and being able to manage your time. It's very possible if the time is managed correctly. You can even have lots of left over time. There are 8,736 hours in a year. If you work full time (40 hrs a week) you are working 2,080 hours in that year. That leaves more than 6,000 hours. If you sleep 8 hours a night then that is another 2,912 hours. That still leaves about 3,000-4,000 hrs. Time management.
    ^^^ i bet you just got a swarm of PM's from wali's of sisters. That's proper management mate. mashAllah mashAllah. I need to save this post and try something like it. It's way overdue in my life.

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  • Jenicca
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    I work full time.

    Alhumdollilah im really quite lucky in that I have alot of flexibility with my working full time, and because its within walking distance I get the oppurtunity to go home during my working day as well, like today I went home twice :inlove: ( its rare, but does happen occasionally.

    Dedicate some time to your spirituality on a daily basis, and set a minimal task amount that you MUST complete. Make that you bare skeleton on x minutes of dhikr, x minutes of Quran, that you must do, regardless of everything and then build upon that insha'allah.

    Make plenty of dua, because without Allahs help we cant really do anything

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  • O2K
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    I currently work full time alhumdullilah. How I do it is that during my drive I listen to Quran and Lectures (if you dont drive then listen on your MP3 player). When I get home from work I dedicated 30 min to memorization. Then after Fajr I dedicated 5-10 minutes to the Qu'ran before I get ready for work. I sleep early, right after Isha. On Saturdays I wake up a few hours before Fajr, on Sundays I go to a brother's house to memorize Qu'ran. The big thing is adjusting your sleep patterns and being able to manage your time. It's very possible if the time is managed correctly. You can even have lots of left over time. There are 8,736 hours in a year. If you work full time (40 hrs a week) you are working 2,080 hours in that year. That leaves more than 6,000 hours. If you sleep 8 hours a night then that is another 2,912 hours. That still leaves about 3,000-4,000 hrs. Time management.

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  • Kubs
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    Originally posted by loonietoonie View Post
    wa alaikum as salam wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuh
    My total commute time is 50mins to an hour to/from work. I play lectures in my car to learn deen in that time. If you feel that your profession denying you the time to spend on your deen, then maybe you should look for another profession.
    It takes me roughly an hour to get to work everyday via public transport - but I also travel from interview to interview and it depends where the story takes me - whether it be a different country, different area or anywhere close by. However, when I'm in the office, I try and listen to lectures now and then.

    There is nothing wrong with the profession Alhamdulillah! It took a lot to be accepted for this job..and as a hijabi, I think we need more Muslim women journalists. I get to see all the ins and outs of how the media is processed and its interesting how so many times events are either misrepresented or under reported.

    Inshallah I'm going to try and download lectures and listen to them whilst on my travels. Also listening to a talk 'live' is a completely different experience, so like one poster mentioned, attending a talk at least once a month would be beneficial.

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  • *hijab*
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    how about going part time?

    part time work is like the best....right now im looking forward to couple of days off *parttty*

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  • mizfissy815
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    ^ That's actually a good idea. I mean, listening to lectures during the commute.

    I don't know how long you commute for, but everything takes ages in London anyway...so perhaps on Sundays, save a good few lectures on your *insert audio player of sorts here* and listen to it to and from work.

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  • loonietoonie
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    wa alaikum as salam wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuh
    My total commute time is 50mins to an hour to/from work. I play lectures in my car to learn deen in that time. If you feel that your profession denying you the time to spend on your deen, then maybe you should look for another profession.

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  • ~Carpe Diem~
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    A respected newspaper ? a Journalist ? ahhh... don't tease me with my dream job!

    If it's for the deen try and make time, even if it's one gathering a week; otherwise you'll fade away into this corporate world. It can be hard, but life is not meant to be easy. I wish you luck in your endeavours Kubs.

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  • Ebony
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    It's hard, trust me I've tried! Theres so much I want to do,but working fulltime means 1) no time and 2) tired half the time.

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  • Kubs
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    Jazakallah Khair everyone :) The advice was very beneficial. I guess I should make use of any free time I have, whether it be after fajr or sometime during the work day. Thank you.

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  • tawheed_girl
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    I work full time and understand what you are saying about not finding enough time. I try and read or listen to lectures before i go to work as i feel it prepares me for the day. Also if i have a break at lunchtime i try to step away from the business of the office and read a small passage and then when i get home, i will try and set aside as much time as i can spare, sometimes it can be 15mins sometimes it can be up to an hour for gaining knowledge. Although it doesn't sound like much, it does build up over the day!

    It's just a case of organising time! Hope that helps

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  • NGE
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    :wswrwb:

    If you are not married then do that. Get married to a man who can provide for you. Then you can quit work and concentrate on being a wife, a mother and pursuing more knowledge. This is better for you. If you are already married and your husband can sustain you then you should already have considered quitting work. The barakah in being a full-time wife and mother is worth far more than being a full time worker ever could.

    If you are married and your husband cannot sustain you financially then he should do his utmost best to get a better job/promotion. Then you can quit, insha'Allah.

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  • Soliloquy
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    :wswrwb:

    Originally posted by OBL View Post
    :jkk:, I guess it just comes down to that in the end - putting in more effort, and using the dunya as a means for the akhirah.

    :up:

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