Browsing All Posts filed under »Take a break«

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 […]

The link between anxiety and heart attacks

February 16, 2008


 Laura Blue, Time Magazine It’s no secret that men with angry, explosive personalities are at a higher risk of a heart attack. But they’re not alone: Nervous, withdrawn and chronically worried people are courting coronary problems, too, according to a new long-term study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Of 735 American […]

Nice Eid Song Video from Sami Yusuf

December 20, 2007


Please click here to watch Sami Yusuf’s Eid Song Video on the Islamic Workplace’s Vodpod.  Here you will find over 250 video clips about Islam, leadership, stress management, tolerance, ethics, Qur’anic recitations, and quite a few of the best nasheeds that I have personally selected by the Grace of Allah.  Enjoy!

Praying while working at the bottom of the sea

July 23, 2007


هنيئاً له إن قبلت عند الله صلى في مكان يصعب على البشر الصلاة فيه ما أعظم الصلاة ، وما أعظم شأنها اللهم ارزقني شرف المحافظة عليها دائماً وأبداً يا حي يا قيوم Please click here to read our article on ‘Missing Prayers at Work’.

Listening to Music (during work breaks or for leisure): Fatwa from Sheikh Yusuf Qardawi

February 22, 2007


From [With respect to] music and why it is permissible, here is the clarification for that in the light of fatwa issued by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi: The whole issue of singing is controversial, whether it is with musical accompaniment or not. Some issues succeeded to gain the Muslim scholars’ agreement, while others failed. All scholars […]

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.

Sharpen the Saw: Do not Postpone or Miss Your Salah at Work

January 14, 2007


by Rafik Beekun At work, one often gets trapped by a project or a deadline, and one may engage in postponing prayer (salah). Yet, as Steven Covey states in his book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People‘, one needs to stop periodically to sharpen one’s saw (cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual acuity). Prayer, in its regular rhythmic […]

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 […]

Tala’a Al-Badru Alayna

December 31, 2006


Eid Mubarak to all the readers of the Islamic Workplace blog!!! Whatever is the condition of the Ummah, always remember what our Prophet (s) went through. This exquisite nasheed from Sheikh Mishari al-Efasy is about 7 minutes long, but well worth it and quite inspiring by the Grace of Allah.

Nasheed #2: Al Muallim from Sami Yusuf

December 27, 2006


Take a break. Listen to a great Nasheed from the amazing Sami Yusuf.

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 […]

Yusuf Islam sings “Peace Train” again

December 4, 2006


A wonderful new version of “Peace Train” sung by Yusuf Islam according to Islamic parameters regarding music, and by the Grace of Allah, he is as moving as ever.

Islamic Behavioral Etiquette according to the Qur’an

November 30, 2006


In this beautiful Qur’anic recitation (with English translation), Allah outlines the parameters of an Islamic code of conduct (especially from verse 6 onwards).  This etiquette of Islamic behavior applies not only in the mosque or at home, but also at work both with respect to Muslim and non-Muslim colleagues. This video is several minutes long, […]

From the heart

November 1, 2006


Re-energize yourself listening to the words of the Almighty, the Creator, the Perfect in Knowledge.

Rest while seeking inspiration

October 31, 2006


Islamic nasheed from Sami Yusuf During your break at work, refocusing is important.  Reflecting about Allah and Hs Prophet (s) can rejuvenate and inspire you, Insha Allah. This nasheed excerpt from Sami Yusuf may help.