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How You Procrastinate: Here’s What You Should Do

So here’s what you asked…

“I want to memorise or recite with a plan in mind yet, the clock ticks by and the night sets in – I’ve done nothing. I say I’ll do the same tomorrow but, the same result. What can I do?”

It’s typical procrastination!

Many of us forget that everyday we are faced by the opportunist that is Shaytan. He loves procrastination when it comes to good deeds. Yeah, so much so that you never get round to do it. So we should first seek refuge in Allah from the devils plots. The second thing to do is to create a realistic to-do list and prioritise your Qur’an alongside two other tasks. Use the Bullet Journal technique. The best trick is to make someone hold you accountable to do the task if you’re a real procrastinator! Waking up early will help you fulfil tasks, get up at Fajr.

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The final thing that comes to mind is that you need to make your productivity levels higher and smarter. There was a study done recently into this. It turns out, “the secret to retaining the highest level of productivity over the span of a workday is not working longer–but working smarter with frequent breaks.” Employees with the highest levels of productivity worked for 52 minutes with intense purpose, then rested up (17 mins), allowing their brains time to rejuvenate and prepare for the next work period. Try it out!

Do you procrastinate or used to? If so, what do you do about it?

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Written by Qari Mubashir Anwar

Qāri Mubashir began reciting the Holy Qur’ān to admiring audiences in public since the tender age of 10. He began memorising the Holy Qur’ān when he was around 12 years old, struggling down the path to successful completion over several years. He eventually completed memorisation in Cairo, Egypt (2006) where he was authorised in recitation. He sought knowledge and counsel from many legendary reciters at the time including the Chief of Reciters Shaykh al-Qāri’ Ahmad Muḥammad ‘Āmir (May Allah grant him mercy) and Shaykh al-Qāri ‘Abdul Rāziq Ṭahā ‘Ali from the Masjid Imam Hussain and Khikhiya Mosque (Cairo). Qāri also studied the Arabic language at with Ustadh Rabi’ in Cairo.

He then began studies in Law (LLB/LPC) at the University of Liverpool and the University of Law. Whilst doing so he also began teaching and studying the Deen. Formally beginning studying the Islamic Sciences (Dars-e-Nizami) in 2007 under the guidance of Shaykh Muhammad Ramadan al-Azhari (Australia), Shaykh Muhammad As'ad Sa'id as-Sagharji (Syria) and other world-renowned scholars gaining Ijāzah in various Islamic sciences, disciplines, and texts. Qāri has always dedicated his time towards educational, social, business and charitable organisations/projects since 2007. He has been teaching Qur'ān, Hifdh, Tajwid, Arabic and Islamic Studies in one way or another for 16 years.

In 2011, he was recognised as being within the most highly creative 6% of the population by a market research agency. He has channeled his creative talents into writing, graphic design and video editing, singing, and teaching. He is the author of “The Promise of Ten” with other books on their way. The founder of How To Memorise The Quran, The Blessed Hub, The Homeless Hub, and is involved in other initiatives and companies within the UK such as TODAYSMYDAY, a creative agency. He was also a founding trustee at The Urban Sanctuary, former Chief Product Officer and now Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and teacher at Quran Academy. Currently, he is also a lecturer in Tajwid at Minhaj College, Manchester and Imam, and Khateeb at Minhaj-ul-Quran Int. Mosque, Manchester.

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