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Ep. 1: Know Your Purpose | Habits To Win Here and Hereafter

What is success? What comes to mind when you think about success and productivity? Is it vast wealth, or perfect time management, or showing off everything we have? Our lives have meaning so much greater than that, and only by finding our true purpose will we experience our peak productivity and success.

One of the most powerful sayings of the Prophet ﷺ that captures our purpose in life, and the direct and immediate role Allah (swt) has in facilitating our affairs, is one in which he states that the person who makes the next life their primary concern (in terms of their goals and desires), Allah (swt) will place wealth or abundance in their hearts, and He will organize this person’s affairs – and this world will come to them whether it (the world) wants to or not. 

When we revolve our decisions and actions around the intention and the constant goal of pursuing God’s pleasure in the next life, all of the doors of this world will open right before your eyes.

Download the Habits to Win Here and Hereafter Workbook and keep track of your thoughts, goals and inspirations as you follow along the series.

Dr. Tesneem Alkiek

Dr. Tesneem Alkiek

Fellow, Director of Expanded Learning | Tesneem obtained her undergraduate degree in Early Christianity and Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan. She went on to complete her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Georgetown University with a focus on Islamic law. Tesneem currently serves as the Director of Expanded Learning where she works with her team to create curricula and other resources for communities to engage with Yaqeen’s research. She is also a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Rutgers University-Camden.