Category: Blog

Changing Procrastination Into Productivity (5 Practical Tips)

By Naairah Aftab (Campaigns Officer – FOSIS Scotland) The biggest obstacle that often knocks us back when attempting to be productive, is procrastinating. When we’re studying, suddenly our bedroom wall becomes more fascinating to look at than solving a calculus equation or attempting to consolidate our notes. As our course work deadlines and exam dates approach throughout the year, our time-management skills must be refined and productivity levels boosted so that our work can reflect our true capability. You must be wondering, “well, how can I go about actually doing this?” Worry not, as I shall provide 5 practical...

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The Power of Relying Upon Allah (A Personal Story)

Look back into your life; think of all the challenges you’ve faced and the emotions you’ve experienced. Think back to the moment where you thought ‘I can’t do this’, where you had no hope and saw no solution. Maybe it was trying to get through your exams, maybe it was problems with finding a job, and maybe it was financial difficulties or even relationship problems.

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Regaining Perspective & Self-Esteem in Times of Hardship

We have all, without doubt, experienced stubborn challenges in life. Failures and setbacks can drain us of every ounce of energy we possess. They can cloud our judgement and have a detrimental effect on our emotional well-being. Difficult situations also can drastically slow down our productivity and extinguish the flame of passion within us that keeps us striving towards our dreams.

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Studying and Spirituality: Finding the Right Balance

By Naairah Aftab (FOSIS Scotland) (FREE DOWNLOADABLE STUDY DU’A SHEET BELOW) As the new academic draws near, the stress will understandably be kicking in. Studying for coursework and exams is without doubt difficult and exhausting, and balancing our spiritual development alongside them can prove to be a continuous challenge. Sometimes striking that balance feels impossible, doesn’t it? Firstly, let’s remind ourselves about the importance of seeking knowledge in Islam: “Whoever treads a path in seeking knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise.” (Al-Tirmidthi) Notice that this Hadith does not specify that only Islamic knowledge in...

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