DAY 1

DREAMING BIG (FINDING PURPOSE & VISION)

DAY 2

GOAL SETTING, GOAL DIGGING & GOAL MAPPING

DAY 3

DAILY PLANNING & TAKING ACTION

DAY 4

WHAT’S NEXT?

DREAMING BIG (FINDING PURPOSE & VISION)


Tell me one thing you learned from today’s video?Β 

79 Comments

  1. Jelle

    Aslamualykum Aimen this video was informative , hilarious and inspiring Jazakllah.
    I learned that Allah considers and records our efforts !
    One thing that I took note from the don’t do is to not talk about our dreams much because I think I do that quite a lot πŸ˜… a lot so from now on I am going to try and Do more and talk less !

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  2. shahith

    Assalamu Alaikum, I Learned a lot of information in the first video, Ready to fix the goal and waiting for next topic jazakallah kahir

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  3. shahith

    Assalamu Alaikum this video was very helpful for me, i find your website by searching “planning in Islam” because i had same idea just like your site and Allah guide me here Allah Akbar. I am very excited to see professional online class just for real purpose of Muslims, your examples are very simple and clean, I learned many secrets which everyone should know and I will share your hardwork with my local community insha allah, I hope many muslim youngsters will escape from hell because of your bootcamp, and you will get your gift from allah in the judgement day insha allah
    thank you… ,

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  4. Jehan

    Assalamualaikum,

    Alhamdulillah i found your blog when i was feeling extremely down about myself in general. Reading your articles and getting your email made me realize of your passion to help those like me. it took me a few days to gear up as i know i want to be in for the long haul. One of many ( and i mean manyyyy) things that was in the video that spoke to me was when you brought up that the system or action plan must be aimed to take action instead of obtaining results. that rings very true to me as i never got any long term drive as i always dread the aftermath of achieving something… In shaa Allah i will stay true to the the purpose of life stated in the Al-Quran and continue my journey to be a better person and most importantly a better Muslim. May Allah bless you and give ease and strength for you to carry forth with your own plans. Jazakallah khair ^.^

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  5. Juni Umairah

    Jazakillah khairan Kathira aimen! this video is really an eye opener. lately I have discovered my purpose of life through The Quran’s view but I have been struggling to put the belief into action. By saying that, I truly felt overwhelmed with all the things that I COULD be doing, instead of focusing on that one thing that I’m good at and enjoy doing. Thus, I ended up scrolling social media and searching for motivation online, which has used up most of my time. since I’m still waiting to enter college, I got so-called free time, but I wanted to use it wisely. It’s definitely not an easy thing as I always got distracted by my surrounding and my monstrous negative self-talk. I adore your work so much! May Allah bless you always, uhibbuki fillah <3

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  6. Hiba

    Assalamualaikum Sister,
    Allah helped me through you, in correcting and shaping my thoughts about success, the thing that Allah sees the efforts and results are in His hands, it’s a new WOW thing for me to know.

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  7. Mohsin ALI

    Assalamualikum,I am a Medical Student and i am suffering a lot to keep up with islam along with the prerequisites required for medicine,but inshallah after this video pursuing my career and becoming a doctor is just a milestone and letting my big dream flourish is the lifelong goal that i must pursue.Jazakallah

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam! SubhanAllah. Loved reading your message! Very few career Muslims today are taking a second to think about their ultimate purpose of life. I’m very happy to read that you made it clear to yourself that your career is a milestone and you have other big dreams as a Muslim! Amazing! πŸ™‚

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  8. Aydahaini

    Assalamualaikum Sis Aimen,

    Thank you so much for thecontent! Today I learnt that effort is priority and results are secondary. Just like the Nike tagline “Just do it” –we do our best and the rest leave it to Allah πŸ™‚

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Aydahaini! YES, that’s so powerful and liberating. πŸ™‚

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  9. Sumeyye

    Assalamu Alaikum! This class is amazing! Thank you for sharing with us. JazakAllahu Khairan <3

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Sumeyye! Thank you sweetie! Waiyyaki. I’m glad you’re loving it! πŸ™‚

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  10. BELKIS

    Thank you so much! I actually watched these classes a year ago and now I’m doing a review to get back on track… May Allah reward you sister πŸ™‚

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    • Aimen

      That’s amazing Belkis! πŸ™‚ Loving the energy!

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  11. Zarif

    My biggest takeaway from this video was to focus on actions/efforts, not achievements/results. This was a really clear way of understanding tawakkul imo

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    • Aimen

      Thank you for sharing that! πŸ™‚ Yes, that’s one of the central learning points of the video.

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  12. Sunny

    Thankyou for always reminding us. Jazakillah! May Allah bless you always. Thankyou for imparting your knowledge to us. Alhamdulillah! πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ Truly, a progress is still a progress. And life is soo temporary. Today we are happy, and tomorrow we are sad. But as long as you keep your faith to Allah and try to be consciously consistent. Allah will guide you. πŸ˜‡

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    • Aimen

      JazakAllah for the kind words! πŸ™‚ I love that- progress is still progress! And that what moves the needle is being to be consciously consistent! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! 😊

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  13. Zainul AhbedinZain Ul Ahbedeen

    BaarakAllah Feek. I think you actually saved me from damnation! AllahuEkbar. Life is short. Allaah accept your good deeds and forgive me.

    I’m a dude by the way, so I feel honored to have learned from you.

    Zain

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    • Aimen

      I am humbled that I got a chance to be of help in your personal self-improvement journey, Alhamdulilah. πŸ™‚ May Allah S.W.T. help you achieve all your goals and accept your duas.

      Why thank you for your kind words brother Zain! πŸ™‚

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  14. Usan Usan

    Thank you!!! May Allah bless you, Ameen.
    I have never noticed the association of happiness and hard work with achieving a certain goal. The feeling of satisfaction at the end of each day when I know I have achieved my goal – e.g. working my best on X project – sounds way better. In other words, the true goal is working hard everyday rather than achieving something on the long term.
    Another thing I love about his video as a Muslim is that I have no doubt that everything you said is 100% true since you have referred to Quran and Sunnah!
    On the other hand, productivity tips all over the internet are ambiguous and I, many times, doubt they actually work!
    Not to forget that no one talks about being purpose-driven these days! everyone wants to move fast and get things done with the least amount of effort and in no time!

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    • Aimen

      I love that you feel satisfaction at the end of each day after working best on your goals! Yes, working hard is the true goal πŸ™‚

      I am humbled that you trust me with the material, Alhamdulilah. I agree that internet is full of fluffy tips and tricks that sometimes work, other times don’t. The most frustrating thing is not being able to trust whether they will work so you can go ahead and invest your time in implementing them. And the only thing that changes how you apply any info. you find online is tweaking the strategies according to the psychology of your Nafs.
      I think you learned a lot and beautifully summarized the main goals of the video. JazakAllah for writing such an insightful comment! πŸ™‚

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  15. Hana

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuh, jazak Allahu khairan kathiran for this powerful and inspiring video! What I learned today? To dream BIG! I often set barriers and limit myself for no reason, jazak Allah khair for insisting on that point, in’sha’Allah this will help broaden my horizon πŸ˜€

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam warahmatullahe wabarakatuhu Hana! *YAY* No limits on dreaming about goals that’ll set up our Akhirah InshaAllah! It defo will! πŸ˜‰

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  16. Aminat

    Assalamu alaikum! Jazakallahu hayran❀. Thank you very much I am incredibly excited to watch this video. And waiting for next videos. Alhamdulillah Thanks to Allah that I found your website where I can get best advices which is supported with Qur’an and Hadis. Because nowadays it’s quite difficult to find that kind of resources which will help you to be successful in both in akhirah and dunya. Thank you again.

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Aminat, And I’m excited for you! πŸ™‚ Stoked to have you on-board! JazakAllah and Ameen for such kind duas Aminat! ❀

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  17. Yasmin

    Your way of explaining was great and lifted a great burden off my shoulders

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    • Aimen

      That’s a really interesting comment Yasmin! I’d love it if you shared more about exactly what burden did it lift off your shoulders…

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  18. Tobalashe (@Tobalase8)

    Salam Alaikum sis,
    Jaza kaLlah khairan katheeran for this amazing video. It’s been really helpful, it’s just that I wish I believed in myself enough to think I can achieve all of these. I often find feeling like a huge fool when I dream big and that in turn dampens my motivation.

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam, Waiyyaki! You can do anything if you believe you can with the help of Allah S.W.T. of course. Self-belief and belief in Allah’s plans (Tawakkul) are both needed to set big goals and achieve them! I think those who don’t tap into their true potential and stay small with regards to their plans for Akhirah are the ones being foolish. Allah S.W.T. loves His people who dream big for the sake of Akhirah- who set big goals in this dunya to secure an Akhirah for themselves. πŸ™‚ So maybe it’s time to change that thinking Tobalashe? πŸ˜‰

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Tobalashe!

      Self-belief is so important to achieve anything in life. I believe in you πŸ™‚ And I’m not just saying that. I’ve seen that people who don’t believe in themselves have the perfect ability to achieve their goals. It’s just a limiting barrier that Shaiytaan has placed in their way because he is afraid of all that you can achieve and being our worst enemy, he does not want you to achieve them! Trust me, Shaiytaan only attacks those people who are this close to achieving their goals! He won’t waste his time with someone who’s already lost. So don’t give up on your goals and dreams because of the lack of self-belief. Allah S.W.T. promises that He Helps those who help themselves. Meaning, if you were to at least start working on your scary goals, know that the first and the last one to Help you will be only Allah S.W.T. πŸ™‚

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  19. The Stabilo Girs.Dwi

    Hello, I’m Dwi from Indonesia. I feel like I’m in my comfort zone. I have a steady job and good salary, alhamdulillah.
    But sometimes, I feel not fulfilled with what I do. Sometimes I try to challenge myself to do something new, but again, I feel so lazy.
    But I hope after watching your video I will try to make a new plan and system in my life.
    Thank you sister:)

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    • Aimen

      InshaAllah I hope the video helped you set better goals for yourself? This plan and system works brilliantly if we set goals with strong intentions directed towards a larger purpose. I hope you find the confidence and energy to move out of your comfort zone and grow big Dwi! πŸ™‚

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    • Aimen

      I hope the video helped in some way dear? I pray you find the satisfaction and fulfillment you’re looking for! πŸ™‚

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  20. manar mostafa

    Ψ§Ω„Ψ³Ω„Ψ§Ω… ΨΉΩ„ΩŠΩƒΩ… و Ψ±Ψ­Ω…Ψ© Ψ§Ω„Ω„Ω‡ و Ψ¨Ψ±ΩƒΨ§ΨͺΩ‡ ,
    well what was new for me today is that i was actually merging between happiness and achieving goals , that’s why the people in my circle always tell me i am miserable :;(… when i think of the quranic purpose , i feel a little bit afraid because i find it impossible – for me- to live like , always in worshiping … i mean i take – and actually took – a lot of wrong decision in my life , not to mention sinning … i know i should do istighfar and repent but you know , being a consistent fool makes me feel disappointed a lot of time before i realize that’s just satan… then back to my family , i always feel like i am a little uncomfortable when i think that i may do something in the favor of making them happy – specially my mum – because they always criticize me – and they are 100% right with all what they say – and i am just getting sick of being told i am wrong … i know they do that for my favor and that they have done me a lot – specially my mum also she did almost impossible things for us – but i just… feel annoyed !
    this is one of the most annoying , overwhelming and disappointing thing that always makes me feel that something important is messing in my purpose and goals .
    i don’t know if it’s just a matter of a mind set or not but , i am not allowed to change anyone but myself here … what is your opinion here?

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    • Aimen

      My opinion would be that it’s the mind that needs more work. Which is the case for most of us to be honest. Let me explain: The cycle of guilt only ends with more guilt. So the first thing would be to commit to a serious repentance from Allah. Without removing the burden of repentance no one can dream of moving forward positively. Second step would be to make up your mind to do a certain number of things to repent for your past. Those good deeds could also include seeking forgiveness from the people you’ve hurt before maybe and going all in on making it up to them. Now this does not mean everyone forgives you readily and accepts all your efforts without criticizing you. Everyone is different and we can’t change anyone. So let’s focus all our energy on changing ourselves. And finally, if you hear criticism, don’t let it get to you if you’ve made your peace with Allah and are doing everything to improve your relationship with Him. Despite the criticism, continue doing good and improving your relationship with people and Allah. It’s the effort that counts to Allah S.W.T. People take time to forgive and forget. Allah is the Most Merciful and forgives a sincere repenter. I hope this helps! I pray Allah S.W.T. gives you peace, happiness and showers His blessings upon you. I pray Allah opens up the hearts of people in your life for you. Ameen.

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  21. Helena

    This series is so useful! I am excited and feel like I can trust it with this Islamic perspective- Thank you!

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    • Aimen

      And I’m excited to have you on-board Helena! Thank you for trusting me to teach you this! ❀️ πŸ™‚

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  22. Dah

    Assalam alaykum wrwb, Jazaka Allahu khayran. by biggest take away is to have action on goals and not goal achieving mind. and I love how you laid every step I really needed simple and effective steps to take control of myself and my life, with Allah’s permission. I have been feeling lost and unfulfilled for the last year and so. my quest to searching for simple and effective plan led me to your videos, Dr, Abdul Mohsin bin Mohamed al-Qasim, Dr Haifaa Younis, and Dr. Aysha Wazwaz. Jazakumu Allah khayral Jaza’. after watching video #1 I Feel calmer, Happier, and determined, and I have vision now Alhamdulilaah.

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam wrwb Dah! Waiyyaki. πŸ™‚ Alhamdulilah for that! I’m so happy to read your comment. May Allah S.W.T give you himmah to achieve all your goals. Ameen. Stay blessed!

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  23. Jaweria Saleem

    Assalam o alaikum, jazzak Allah u khayr for the great video. Now I know why i feel sad and lost after achieving a goal and the need to have a bigger vision for life. Jazzak Allah u khayr.
    P.S: jazzak Allah u khayr for bringing my attention to the ayat in the Quran that mentions efforts and not end result. I always felt unhappy and dissatisfied since I thought I need to be on some xyz position doing something really big to please Allah SWT or else I have failed in life.
    Jaweria

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Jaweria, I love how you put this… And I totally get why we may feel like we need to achieve xyz to become successful Muslims because sometimes looking at Muslims achieving so much in life, we feel like we need to do the same in order to please Allah. I know because I’ve felt this way all my life. This is absurd because everyone is different and wants different goals in life. I feel like setting purpose-oriented goals, whether big or small, and having a clear vision in life as a Muslim today, is more than amazing because that’s what drives our efforts. Great learning Jaweria! πŸ™‚

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  24. Halima Khalid

    JazakAllah Aimen for making us clear that Allah wants us to have well defined goals in our life. I can’t wait to dream Big with your next video # 2 ..Thanks

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    • Aimen

      Waiyyaki Halima! Yup, setting purpose-oriented goals as a 21st century Muslim is a must if we want to stay focused on Akhirah as well as achieve amazing things in Dunya! Dreaming BIG is definitely one of my favorite lessons. I’m glad you’re loving the bootcamp!❀️

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      • Nur

        Assalamualaikum sis Aimen. Jazakillahu khair for the insightful video. My biggest takeaway was to have a dream that will turn into sadaqah jariah. That indeed is a big dream and sounds unattainable to me at the moment, like I can’t even begin to think about what I could offer that could achieve that.. but I am excited to start this journey inshaaAllah. So just to clarify, the Big Dream will be our Purpose to which our Goals align?

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        • Aimen

          Walaikumassalam Nur! I’m sure you can offer A LOT to earn sadqah-e-jariah! The very fact that you’re thinking about doing so shows how close you are to your big dream.
          To clear your confusion- your big dream is something that will earn you sadqah-e-jariah. It’s not your purpose to be exact. Your purpose is to serve Allah S.W.T. That’s the broad umbrella under which all your goals and big dream fall. The big dream aligns with your purpose. And your goals also align with your purpose but they are smaller in nature. Meaning, they could be dunya-oriented, not necessarily bringing you sadqah-e-jariah like the big dream. Your goals could be as small as losing weight, which is a personal goal- targeted around yourself. But you can make it into Ibadah (aligned with your purpose) by losing weight the Sunnah way. Big dream goes beyond yourself to serve others. Hope this clears your confusion dear! πŸ™‚

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    • Hania

      This video helped me a lot..can’t wait for second video

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  25. Oumaima Njili

    jazakallah khairen Aimen, I really enjoyed listening to what you said in this video, I felt so relieved and happy hearing your amazing definition, tips and advises, thank u a lot for sharing with us your great effort, love uu

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    • Aimen

      Waiyyaki dear! That’s awesome! πŸ™‚ You are most welcome Oumaima.❀️

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      • amirah maisarah

        Masyaallah.. Thank you sister for these lessons.. I use to feel exhausted everytime i reach a goal and thinking how it is never ending and when can i actually take it easy.. Especially with the expectations of society and these responsibilities that is piling up by the second.. Never that it occured to me that the effort is all that matters.. And all that i need is actually a purpose and a system..
        May Allah ease our life journey with this program and blessed all of our lives..
        Assalamu’alaikum

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        • Aimen

          Can absolutely relate to the feeling of exhaustion when thinking about a goal. We are our own worst enemies! We overload ourselves with so many goals that we can barely bring ourselves to take the first step even. And mostly this need to set crazy goals comes from the never-ending expectations of the society and the twisted concepts of success, like you mentioned.
          JazakAllah for leaving such an insightful comment! πŸ™‚ Ameen. May Allah make it easy for you to achieve all your goals! πŸ™‚

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  26. FERMIDAH

    JAZAKALLAAH KAHIR , I HAPPY I FOUND THIS BLOG I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR LONG TIME TO FIND BALANCE IN MY LIFE AND TO OVER THINK EVERYTHING , PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY DVDS , OR BOOKS ON THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW

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    • Aimen

      Waiyyaki πŸ™‚ And I’m glad to have you here Fermidah! Alhamdulilah. We are currently working on building an online program, Balance Deen and Dunya, that can help you balance your time efficiently between all areas of your life Insha’Allah. Let me know if you want us to add you to the waitlist, so you get to be among the first ones to know when it launches. Also, as a waitlist member, you’ll be given discounts and bonuses πŸ™‚ Thanks again Fermidah!

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  27. Hajar

    Salamoe alaikoem!
    The thing I learned is that it does not stop by achieving your goal if you have a purpose. With this mindset you will keep on setting goals en put effort to achieve them and this will have a good impact on life I think.
    Jazakallahoe ghairan!!

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    • Aimen

      That’s absolutely on-point Hajar! When we are focused on the larger purpose of life, we will keep working on goals, one after the other. We repeat the process of goal-setting under the umbrella of our purpose even after we’ve achieved many things, Insha’Allah! πŸ™‚ Good learning!

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    • Hazra

      Assalamu Alikum. Alhamdhullilah. This video provides me clarity on the goals & purpose. The thing I took upto myself today is, have a purpose that drives you in order to achieve your goals one after the other. Jaza Kallahu Hairan

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      • Aimen

        That’s awesome Hazra! You got the gist of the video πŸ™‚ And it’s my pleasure teaching smart students like you πŸ™‚

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  28. Shira Choo

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    Thankyou for the very informative content that you have provided for us. I stumbled upon this site while on pinterest and Alhamdulillah i find most of the articles and the bootcamp videos are applicable to make me a better muslimah inshaa Allah. Thankyou again for providing this platform

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Shira,

      Alhamdulilah, that’s really great πŸ™‚ You’re most welcome. I am glad to have you as part of the crew ❀️

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  29. nellisa

    Assalamualaikum Aimen, Jazak Allahukhaira, this video is so good, it really is an eye and mind opener. It helps me a lot to realize where I went wrong in this
    life. Now I know what is my purpose in life, and what i actually want to achieve. This is really helpful.

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Nellisa, that’s so great Masha’Allah πŸ™‚ Knowing your purpose in life and accepting it internally is the first step to becoming a successful Muslim. I’m really glad this bootcamp has helped you figure that out! Alhamdulilah. πŸ™‚

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    • Tasrin Akther

      Assalamualaikum!
      This video really helped me.
      It made me realize what is my true purpose of life which is to worship Allah (SWT). Jazakallah khair.

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  30. Farheen

    Assalamu alaikum wr wb
    JazakAllahu khair for such an amazing reminder.to get our focus on the things which crosses our minds but we still dismiss them without another thought .
    i learnt that we need to focus on what our purpose of being in this world is .
    we must clear our lens and focus on what will please Allah SWT and what we should do for it, being in this world and this time.
    To stop overthinking and always see the opportunity given to us as a chance to buld a better Ahirah

    MAY WE MEET IN JANNAT-U-FIRDOUS <3 &here in this duniya too πŸ™‚

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Warahmatullah,

      That’s great Farheen, you’ve nailed the purpose! πŸ™‚ Alhamdulilah. Clearing the lens does help us see real life opportunities doesn’t it? Absolutely love your insight.
      Ameen for all your sweet duas. We will meet Insha’Allah in Jannah and some day in this dunya too ❀️ Love you lots!

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  31. Farheen

    Assalamu alaikum waraHmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
    it was an amazing video,it helped to actually see all that important marks which we some times cross but then again as being unfocused dismiss them all together without giving them a thought .JazakAllahu khair to help me and all others in being more realistic and more focused on our purpose of life and how to get untangle our self from those overthinking and abrupt movement,
    Alhamdulillah i came across this πŸ™‚

    MAY WE ALL CLEAR OUR LENS AND FOCUS ON WHAT WILL PLEASE ALLAH SWT AND BUILD A BETTER AKHIRAH BY WORKING IN THIS LIFE.<3
    May we meet in Jannat-ul-Firdous & this duniya as well……:D

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  32. Naseelah

    Assalamu alaikum ….
    Jazak allahu khaira aimen ….
    This video helped me a lot Nd now i know wr do i always make mistake

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam dear,

      Waiyyaki! That’s great Naseelah, Alhamdulilah you learned something valuable. We all make mistakes but not all of us figure out why we keep making the same mistakes. Now that you know where’s the problem, it’ll be much easier to fix it, Insha’Allah πŸ™‚

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  33. fatimah

    you just remind me that Allah sees our EFFORT, not our achievements. Can’t wait for the second video !

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    • Aimen

      Yes Fatimah πŸ™‚ I live by that Ayah seriously. Isn’t it so relieving to know that Allah S.W.T only sees our effort? πŸ™‚

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  34. saniah

    Assalaam aleikum … Thank you soo much Jazakillah khayr ..wallah I am so glad to have enrolled in this bootcamp at first I procrastinated on watching this video several times but today I was overwhelmed and had anxiety issues and actually cried like why aren’t things going my way… its when I decided maybe I should watch the video perhaps it will change my perception and how I view things… this lesson really opened me up and one thing I learned is that comparison isn’t something to focus on because it may tear us apart and also I learned that our purpose in life should always be on pleasing the creator

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    • Aimen

      Walaikumassalam Saniah!

      Those are some amazing lessons that you learned dear, Masha’Allah. I used to compare my work and studies with others in the beginning. Now Alhamdulilah I’m so much more productive and happier comparing myself to myself from yesterday. I’m sure you’ll feel the same way too, Insha’Allah. And yes, if you truly know your purpose and revise it regularly, it will guide you in everything you do in life. Great learning, Saniah! I’m so proud πŸ™‚

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  35. Tina

    Jazak Allah Khair, I got so much out of this , realised already I have a balance issue πŸ€”

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    • Aimen

      Waiyyaki! It’s great to know that you’re learning much. And now that you know the exact problem you’re facing, you can fix it over time Insha’Allah. Doing great, Tina! 😊

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  36. Aimen

    Waiyyaki dear!
    JazakAllah for reaching out. It was really nice reading such a long thoughtful comment. 😊

    I mean it when I say this- I have been there and at times I feel as if I am still there.. feeling overwhelmed about exams, responsibilities and building my Akhirah. But the difference I have felt slowlyy over the past 4 years, in my life and in my belief system has been remarkable. It is all due to the power of dreaming big with purpose. Why am I telling you this? It’s because after reading your comment, I had memory flashbacks πŸ™‚ Your problems have been mine. But what I’d like to share with you is that- this phase of adulthood, immediately after graduation, is probably the toughest when it comes to finding a clear vision in this life. I feel that transitioning into adulthood is a whole new type of struggle for most of us. So the only thing I believe we can do in this phase is keep going and never give up on thinking big as well as on our goals.

    I am impressed by your habit of planning and keeping journals (Masha’Allah). 😊 Not many people I know do that. I believe that this habit of yours can help you achieve literally anything you want to do in life. Never give up on it!

    One thing that will reduce your anxiety for sure is working on one of your goals and sticking with it all the way till the end. Whatever it is that you have planned to do over the past years, NOW is the time to pick one big goal and really start working on it. Commit to it and stick to it even when you feel like you can’t pull on any longer. I guarantee that you will feel the unease and dissatisfaction with yourself slowly slip away. Although you will feel anxiety on and off while working on your goals, however, that anxiety is rewarding as you take small steps that bring you closer to your goal. Hopefully the second video will guide you in depth about achieving goals.

    The reason why I say NOW is the time, it’s because once you get in the zone of studying for your post-grad exams and residency etc, you will never be able to come back to this time. From there onward, the responsibilities only go uphill.

    I think this comment is turning into an article πŸ˜‚ If there’s anything you would like help with, don’t ever hesitate to ask dear. And try not to stress over things so much, Insha’Allah you will find your way ❀️️

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    • Hnia Usman

      JizakAllah kher for taking the time out to reply and leaving such a detailed response! I am studying for USMLE exams and recently got married and moved to a new country so it has been challenging settling in. Also I just failed my 1st attempt at my driving test today. πŸ˜‚ But I am trying to not be disheartened and just think of it as a learning experience. I feel like up to a certain point in life ,especially up to my A Levels, I was so used to always doing well that I simply cannot bear failure or defeat of any kind without falling apart. But I know that some kind of disappointment will be inevitable in life and I can only control my efforts, not the outcome! I am still pondering over the lessons of the first video- I never really sat down and thought of my ‘Big Dream’ so I spent a day or two mulling it over and then jotted down my notes in the workbook you designed. I will be moving onto Video#2 today In sha Allah. May Allah bless you for all your efforts! <3

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      • Aimen

        Of course, my pleasure πŸ™‚
        Oh dear, that’s a lot of major changes that you’ve had to go through in life! I’m sure it must be quite challenging.
        I agree with you when you say that disappointment is inevitable for all of us human beings at some point in our lives. Up until we are students, our disappointments are usually study-related. As we get older, we start seeing a world bigger and more disappointing than how we imagined it, haha πŸ˜‚ But only with disappointments can we learn how to actually deal with disappointments. Once we learn how to deal with them, we are better prepared for the next round of disappointment life throws our way, even though it hurts the same.

        You failing your driving test once is hardly considered a failure and just another skill you’ll learn with time 😊 Don’t think much about it sweetie.

        I am really glad you’re dreaming big already, brainstorming and jotting down ideas, Masha’Allah! Dreaming big is something that the entire youth is innately capable of, yet most of us don’t give much thought to it. It’s great that the videos are helping you, Alhamdulilah. Ameen to your duas dear. ❀️️.

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  37. Hnia Usman

    JizakAllah kher for the informative video and for creating such a helpful website for Muslims. As someone who just graduated medical school and is grappling with the responsibilities of adulthood and feeling very overwhelmed and anxious about upcoming exams and other goals, this video really helped me to look at things from a fresh perspective. I am a planner through and through, having kept multiple journals and diaries throughout my school life. I have always wanted to dedicate more time to learning about Islam but throughout my five years of medical college, I kept telling myself I would do that once I graduated. Now here I am on the other side of the road and I have realized that life does not get any easier after college, it only gets busier and more demanding. As someone who is naturally prone to stress and anxiety to the point where it becomes crippling, I have been struggling immensely with the goals I set for myself over the past months. I have become increasingly disheartened and often end up telling myself that there is no way I can succeed in this phase of life. I hope I am able to apply the lessons you have tried to impart in these video lessons in my life and stay on them consistently In sha Allah. Looking forward to the next video!

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  38. Nishana Nishu

    Aimen those classes were awsome.. Jazakallah kahir dear😍

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    • Aimen

      Waiyyaki! I’m glad you liked them sweetie ❀️️

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