Prophetic Quotes about Productivity and Motivation

The following is a collection of hadiths and Islamic quotes that’ll boost your imaan as well as your productivity and motivation levels.

“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.”

“And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out and will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.” Quran 65:2-3

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

“Strange are the matters of believers. For him there is good in all his affairs, and this is so only for the believer. When something pleasing happens to him, he is grateful (shukr), and that is good for him; and when something displeasing happens to him he is enduring patience (sabr) and that is good for him.”Sahih Muslim

“Allah knows exactly what to give you to help you return to Him. The events in your life are purposeful, appropriate & non-random.” –  Shayk Hamza Yusuf

“My sin burdened me heavily. But when I measured it against Your Grace, O Lord, Your forgiveness came out greater.” – Imam Shafii

And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.” Quran, 41:36

I asked Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) which deed was best.” He (the Holy Prophet) replied: “The prayer at its appointed hour”.Sahih Bukhari

“If you want to focus more on Allah in your prayers, focus more on Him outside your prayers.” Yasmin Mogahed

The Prophet (pbuh) used to seek refuge in Allah (SWA) from laziness that he used to mention it daily in this dua: “O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.” Sahih Bukhari

The Prophet (pbuh) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my life is, it is better for anyone of you to take a rope and cut the wood (from the forest) and carry it over his back and sell it (as a means of earning his living) rather than to ask a person for something and that person may give him or not.” Sahih Bukhari

One of the greatest pieces of advice given by the Prophet (pbuh) was: “The most beloved actions to Allah are those performed consistently, even if they are few.” Sahih Bukhari

“And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out and will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.” 65:2-3

“I asked Allah for strength and Allah gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked Allah for wisdom and Allah gave me problems to solve.
I asked Allah for courage and Allah gave me obstacles to overcome.
I asked Allah for love and Allah gave me troubled people to help.
I asked Allah for favors and Allah gave me opportunities.
Maybe I received nothing I wanted, but I received everything I needed – Alhamdulillah.”

– Anonymous author

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