And they found a servant from among Our servants to whom we had given mercy from us and had taught him from Us a [certain] knowledge. (Quran: Al-Kahf: 85)

Efficiency vs. Workaholic

*A Re-posting of Productive Muslim

It is important to remember that being efficient does not mean you have to be a workaholic or have no life outside of work. In fact, if you are being truly efficient, then you should have spare time left for other activities. Being efficient is related to all aspects of life, including family time and doing other things you love e.g. getting back to nature. The beauty of this is they work in an interconnected way – time for both work and play means you are more productive in both areas of your life, and you appreciate that time better. After all, the saying goes that if you want something done then give it to someone with a packed schedule – they will find the time to do it because they have limited time. The time spent with family and friends is also all the better because of it. Of course working hard, coupled with good intentions, is the key to being a productive Muslim; however, don’t spend all of your time working as this will simply lead to overall inefficiency. 

Author

Sadia has a passion for being the change she wants to see in this world. She currently helps with managing the volunteer-led project Madaar whose mission is to create a freely available, integrated curriculum, that revolves around developing, enriching and supporting the Islamic worldview within all subjects of study. Visit www.openislamiccurriculum.com for more information on getting involved. In addition to volunteering, Sadia blogs on all things education and international development. Visit her blog to read more: www.globaleducationdevelopment.blogspot.com. You can also follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/gedblog.

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