Browsing All Posts filed under »Stress Management«

How Successful People Manage Stress and Stay Calm

February 12, 2014


Travis Bradberry, Forbes The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and […]

25 Ways of Dealing with Anxiety and Stress

February 15, 2012


Abdul Malik Mujahid Ask Him. He Listens: Dua Turn each anxiety, each fear and each concern into a Dua (supplication). Look at it as another reason to submit to God and be in Sajdah (prostration), during which you are closest to Allah. God listens and already knows what is in your heart, but He wants […]

Being at peace with yourself: Psychological Approach towards Acceptance and Serenity

January 20, 2012


Posted by Haleh Banani on Imagine what your reaction would be if you saw your Muslim brother or sister verbally and physically abusing another Muslim that was feeling very depressed for making a mistake? What if you heard them yelling, “ YOU STUPID IDIOT…..can’t you do anything right? Then punching him and saying, “YOU’RE […]

Time management: Tips to reduce stress and improve productivity

April 19, 2011


Mayo Clinic Staff […] You probably know that effective time management will help you get more done each day. It has important health benefits, too. By managing your time more wisely, you can minimize stress and improve your quality of life. But how do you get back on track when organizational skills don’t come naturally? […]

Online Islamic Management Course now being offered at

January 13, 2011


Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim – In the name  of God the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful Announcing Good News Jan 7, 2011 – Anaheim: Islamic Shura Council of Southern California is pleased to launch an online leadership and management course tailored for the current and future leadership of Masajid and non-profit organizations. “Masajid ought […]

Video Preview: Conflict Management in Islamic Organizations

February 7, 2009


Are you a Muslim having conflicts with others either in an Islamic organization or at home? In this lecture, I will, Insha Allah, help you understand the difference between positive and negative conflict, the causes and consequences of conflict and how to handle conflict using the Seerah of the Prophet (s). Please see description of […]

Video Preview: How does Islam guide us in managing stress?

February 1, 2009


The short excerpt below is from the “Islamic Management Series” of lectures, and this specific lecture is by Professor Beekun and Dr. Tahar Salaat, and is part of a series of ten lectures in the DVD set. The Islamic Management Series set can be ordered either from Dr. Beekun’s online store at: or from […]

Islamic Management Lecture Series now available on DVD

January 25, 2009


Professor Rafik Beekun, University of Nevada This past week, in joint cooperation with the Shura Council of Southern California and Dr. Muzammil Siddiqui,  we  just completed and launched an “Islamic Management Series”  lectures on DVD covering 10 lectures based on the training workshops which I have conducted globally with Islamic for profit and not for […]

Islam and Anger Management (Part 2): Strategies to Keep Anger at Bay

January 10, 2008


by Rafik Beekun (Updated on Aug 3, 2011) This is part two of the series I have been working on on anger. The first article is entitled: “Islam and Anger Management (Part 1): What is your level of anger?” Anger is something that happens to all of us.  Prophet Jesus (s) was angered by the […]

Patience (Sabr) in Islam: A Great Virtue to Live By

December 24, 2007


Rafik Beekun and updated on September 9, 2012 The Islamic Workplace Blog We are all tested in various ways by Allah (S.W.T.) in this world.  In the Qur’an, in Surah Baqarah (2: 155),  Allah States unequivocally that He will test us: Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in […]

Naps Sunnah May Reduce Risk of Heart Attack

February 12, 2007


Taking a nap in the afternoon was the practice recommended by the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It appears that the Prophet agreed with this, because scholars of Hadith have been in support of an afternoon nap.   In fact, taking an afternoon nap carries a religious dimension. As Adil Salahi has indicated, […]

Salat-ul-Tasbih: Praying for Forgiveness

January 25, 2007


Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, vol 2, # 33 ‘Ikrimah reports from Ibn ‘Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said to ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdal-Mutalib: “O ‘Abbas, O Uncle, shall I not give you, shall I not present to you, shall I not donate to you, shall I not tell you ten things which, if you do, Allah will […]

Naat – Allahu (As subuhu bada min)

January 23, 2007


Qari Wahid Zafar sings. Words to soothe your soul and energize your faith. For many more nasheeds and other Islamic songs, please visit the nasheed section in my vodpod. You can access it by clicking here or clicking on the vodpod box in the right hand column of this blog.

Islam and Anger Management (Part 1): What is your level of anger?

January 22, 2007


by Rafik Beekun Anger is “an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage,” (Spielberger). Although anger is a natural emotion, you may be expressing it in a manner that could result in violence and destructive acts. In fact, as noted in the Qur’an, Allah says: “And when your […]

Islam and Stress Management (Part 6): Relaxation and Humor

January 6, 2007


by Rafik Beekun at the Islamic Workplace blog Sources: and compiled from “The Lawful and The Prohibited in Islam” – Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, p. 292, Sheikh Jamal Zarabozo’s article on ‘The Manner of Joking in Islam’ from Islam House, and an article from Islamway At times, Muslims can take themselves too seriously, and present too […]

Before any major decision, pray Salat-ul-Istikhara

December 25, 2006


Updated August 23, 2016 By Rafik Beekun at the Islamic Workplace weblog A step-by-step description of how to pray Salat-ul-Istikhara and, Insha Allah, how to interpret it. Click here to download the English only step by step description of how to pray Salat Istikhara in a one-page 12 size font handout. Click here to download the […]

Islam and Stress Management (Part 5): A Video To Help You Relax

December 23, 2006


The Mayo Clinic has long been rated as one of the top health institutions in the USA, if not the world. Anytime you are experiencing stress or just wish to relax, here is an effective video exercise from the Mayo Clinic that you can click on from anywhere in the world that will help you […]

Islam and Stress Management (Part 4): Islamic Coping Mechanisms

December 23, 2006


By Dr. Tahar Salaat, MD, Assistant Professor of pathology, Faculty of Medicine Cairo University.  This article is reprinted here with the permission of Dr. Talaat. Note: numbers in the article below refer to the reference sources listed at the end of this article. This article builds upon the three other articles previously posted under the […]

Islam and Stress Management (Part 3): Underlying Processes

December 22, 2006


 by Rafik Beekun This article builds upon the two other articles previously posted under the category labelled “Islam and Stress Management” on our blog. Let us examine different types of stress, how they work and their potential effects on you. In general, there are two types of instinctive stress response: the short-term “Fight-or-Flight Response” and […]

Muhammad (s): ‘Follow a bad deed with a good one that will erase it.’

December 9, 2006


Sometimes, even the best of Muslims slips and makes a mistake at work or elsewhere. This short talk delivered by Dr. Imad Bayoon is based on a hadith of the Prophet (saw), and focuses on a remedial course of action.

Islam and Stress Management (Part 2): Duas when in stress

December 2, 2006


Professor Rafik Beekun, Last updated on May 15, 2013 This section will list the duas (supplications) for handling stress or difficult situations. Some of these are also listed in the duas section of this blog–where many more duas as well as a detailed etiquette for how to make duas are included.  Here, however, we […]

Anger Management: Training and Disciplining the Self

December 1, 2006


Excerpt from an excellent lecture by Mokhtar Maghraoui on how to attain happiness and satisfaction. Very relevant to anger management in the workplace and other situations.

Perceived Religious Discrimination and its Relationship to Anxiety and Paranoia among Muslim Americans

November 24, 2006


Overview of empirical research article by A. E. Rippy and E. Newman, Journal of Muslim Mental Health, vol 1, Issue 1, 2006, pp. 5-20. Discrimination is defined as “beliefs, attitudes, institutional arrangements and acts that tend to denigrate or deny equal treatment to individuals or groups based on racial characteristics or group affiliation.” (Clark, Anderson, […]

Islam and stress management (Part 1): Description and Importance of Zikr

November 12, 2006


Note: This series of articles about stress on “The Islamic Workplace” blog describe the type of stress one may experience as a normal part of one’s career. These articles are purely for informational purposes, and do not refer to the severe types of stress experienced in major crises or life-threatening situations. One should seek professional […]