Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guest Post for The Development of Self day with Phenomenal Muslimah

As Salaamu Alaikum 

We appreciate the opportunity to host today here at "Mariam Poppins"

We at "Phenomenal Muslimah" strive daily to inspire our fellow Muslimahs to be the best they can daily. Today we will be discussing the importance of Self-Improvement

Self Inventory


Upon hearing the words self-reflection what comes to mind?
If you were asked to take inventory of self would you be willing to do so and know how? Often times when presented with this task some may ponder briefly while others glance over the words and internally take a pass on the assignment itself.

To become a Phenomenal Muslimah it is mandatory from time to time engage self-reflection. A sister must ask herself with deep sincerity "Am I at my best as an individual? In which areas of my life am I falling short? What steps are needed for me to improve? By asking these three questions on a consistent basis progress, InshaAllah will take place. Establishing a benchmark or level to aspire too is essential.

Once you learn the art of self-reflection it will then become a part of your character allowing you to take the necessary steps towards, “Self-Improvement.”


Our beloved Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wa salaam said: "Actions are but by intentions and every man will have only what he intended.

The mentioned hadith clearly states that our actions are connected to our intentions. Therefore it is critical that we daily check out intentions as we embark upon our daily activities. Analyzing our intentions to making sure they are sincere. Ask yourself "Why am I doing this?" What consequence will this decision or choice render?

Commit to your personal growth…You can write a list with 10 to 1,000 ways to improve yourself, but if you have no intention on committing to your personal growth, it doesn’t matter what you write. We must keep in mind that we are responsible for our personal growth – Not Anyone Else.

We at Phenomenal Muslimah encourage you to make a firm decision to embrace personal growth as a wondrous facet of your life. Believing that your life's journey will be much more enjoyable by doing so.

Kicking Off Your Growth

To get you motivated we will post a few helpful activities.

The results may not be immediate, but we assure you that as long as you stay committed, you’ll start seeing positive changes in yourself and your life

Self Improvement... Activity #1

A great way to speak to the self is through "Journaling"

Consistently placing your thoughts in a journal helps you look at your actions collectively. Self-awareness is the byproduct of journaling allowing you to become keenly aware of your choices and actions. By having a journal you are also able to track your improvement along the way.

You don't have to write a full page or paragraph a simple sentence can prompt you to reflect. You may even simply want to create a list with ways to improve self and place a check mark as you accomplish the goal. The ways are endless.

For those who don't want to journal using a physical book use an online format that can be set to private and only viewed by you. The more you journal the more insight you will gain into who you are as well as the areas most needed for improvement.

Activity #2
Stay in tuned with yourself and take everyday as a new opportunity to become a better Muslimah

Activity #3

Stop and ask yourself today, “How do I really feel about myself?” Before you answer read these ten principles.
Activity #4
Speak positive affirmations to yourself daily and remain positive and uplifting to others at all times

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Remember to...

Seek firstly the Pleasure of Allah Ta'ala in all matters.
Due your best in regards to the responsibilities that our Raab (Lord)has placed upon you whether you are single or married, a mother or childless. Strive to be the best at each task that you face each and everyday to reap the greatest of rewards InshaAllah.

This of corse is a "Must" for any Muslimah who is seeking to become Phenomenal in all aspects of life her life.


Jazakallu Khyrain Mariam Poppins for this joyous opportunity we hope you all enjoyed our words of encouragement today. 

Sundays at Phenomenal Muslimah are devoted to inspiring the self.

Currently we are discussing key words that will empower and motivate. These words will transform your life if you permeate them into your heart.

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As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatallahi Wabarahkatu

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