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      Introducing the Barakah Bundle
      Aug 2, 2021
      As Salaam AlaikumIntroducing the Barakah Bundle. This bundle includes:Productivity Principles of Umar II ($23)Getting The Barakah: Time Management ($15)Earning Barakah: Blessed Sustenance ($15)Islamic Self Help Volume One ($15)Discover Your Hidden Gems...
      7 Keys to Contentment
      Jul 27, 2021
      As Salaam AlaikumI have written a new blog post that I think you will find very beneficial. It is called 7 Keys to Contentment. We live in a time in which too many of us are anxious about this world. I hope these words will help us all discover the...
      How to access everything
      Jul 15, 2021
      As Salaam AlaikumMany readers have asked for a way to access all our ebooks and online courses for a once off payment. We now offer this option. Use the link below to access all of our online courses and ebooks for $497. (Value $1797) This link will...
      Request for duas
      Jul 14, 2021
      As Salaam Alaikum Over the past few days, my country (and my city in particular) have fallen into civil unrest, as looters and protestors have stormed through the city destroying many businesses. We have been in a state of fear and panic for many days...
      An unmissable July Offer
      Jul 2, 2021
      As Salaam AlaikumThe June 2021 early bird special on Earning Barakah is over. The good news is that you can still grab your copy of Earning Barakah at a ridiculously low price if you purchase it today. Earning Barakah is currently on sale for only $8....
      7 Ways to bring Barakah into your life
      Jun 24, 2021
      This article is an extract from Earning Barakah: An Islamic Guide to Blessed Sustenance.Barakah literally means blessings. In Islamic theology, it refers to the concept of something providing value beyond what is expected in an almost supernatural...
      New Book Launched: Earning Barakah
      Jun 14, 2021
      As Salaam AlaikumWe are excited to announce the launch of our new ebook Earning Barakah: An Islamic Guide To Blessed Sustenance. This is a quiet early launch for our subscribers and readers, so you can be the first to read this amazing new...
      Grab Productivity Principles of Umar II for under $5 today!
      May 27, 2021
      ​On Sale for under $5 today!Productivity Principles of Umar Bin Abd al-Aziz is intricately written to remove the negative flow of energy, emotional and mental blockades, procrastination habits and self-limiting beliefs that have you locked outside the...
      Free Ramadan Videos
      Apr 22, 2021
      As Salaam AlaikumI hope your Ramadan is going well. To help you benefit from the Quran this Ramadan, I have a series of short videos that you can find at the link below.I hope you find it all beneficial.Was SalaamIsmail Kamdar
      Ramadan Mubarak - New Free eBook
      Apr 13, 2021
      As Salaam Alaikum Wa RahmatullahRamadan Mubarak to all my beloved readers. I pray that each of you has an uplifting, piety-building, productive, and transformative Ramadan and that all your duas are answered this Ramadan.To celebrate the start of...
      New Article: Understanding Zuhd
      Feb 10, 2021
      As Salaam Alaikum Wa RahmatullahI hope you are well. Alhamdulillah, we have posted a new article 'Understanding Zuhd' on our blog. This is a huge 3000+ word article that deals with a variety of topics related to Zuhd including definitions,...
      7 Core Time Management Skills
      Jan 20, 2021
      Everybody has 24 hours in a day, but some people are able to accomplish more in this time than others. When we look at the lives of these people, they all have a stronger awareness and control over their time i.e. they practice time management.But what...
      How to analyze self-help advice the Islamic way
      Jan 7, 2021
      As Salaam AlaikumI hope you are well.In my first blog post for 2021, I decided to share four methods I use for deciding whether a self-help tip is unislamic or acceptable. You can read the full article at the link below.I hope you find it...
      NEW FREE ONLINE COURSE: Spirituality (Tazkiyyah)
      Jan 6, 2021
      ​As Salaam Alaikum Wa RahmatullahI am excited to announce the launch of a new FREE online course with Seeds of Guidance - Tazkiyyah (Purification of the soul according to Quran and Sunnah). In this course, across 25 modules, I teach some of the...
      Islam Intensive 2021
      Dec 22, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum Wa RahmatullahI hope you are well. Alhamdulillah, 2020 has been a very productive year at Islamic Self Help, during which we launched the Islam Intensive ongoing program that is going very well. Besides this, we published two courses,...
      New Podcast: The Role of Urf in Fiqh
      Dec 18, 2020
      As Salaam AlaikumI hope you are well.In my latest podcast interview, I discuss the role of Urf (Local Culture) in Fiqh. This is a long detailed discussion about a very important principle and its application to our time. You can watch the full...
      Cyber Weekend deals expire tomorrow!
      Dec 1, 2020
      As Salaam AlaikumPlease note that the following offers expire 2 December 2020.Online Course Sales:Aqeedah al-Tahawiyah – $18 Muslim Golden Ages – $20 Usul al-Fiqh Intensive – $18 How to Homeschool Like a Pro – $25 The Ultimate Self-Confidence Course –...
      Unmissable Sales - Cyber Weekend!
      Nov 27, 2020
      The following offers are valid from 25 November 2020 until 2 December 2020.Online Course Sales:Aqeedah al-Tahawiyah – $18 Muslim Golden Ages – $20 Usul al-Fiqh Intensive – $18 How to Homeschool Like a Pro – $25 The Ultimate Self-Confidence Course –...
      Cyber Weekend Sales
      Nov 25, 2020
      The following offers are valid from 25 November 2020 until 2 December 2020.Online Course Sales:Aqeedah al-Tahawiyah – $18 Muslim Golden Ages – $20 Usul al-Fiqh Intensive – $18 How to Homeschool Like a Pro – $25 The Ultimate Self-Confidence Course –...
      A Thematic Tafsir of Surah al-Kahf
      Nov 13, 2020
      ​As Salaam AlaikumAs you know, it is Mustahab to recite Surah Al-Kahf on a Friday. To help make your Friday recitation more meaningful, here is a short Tafseer of the Surah to reflect on:A Thematic Tafseer of Surah KahfSurah Kahf begins by laying down...
      Article: Good deeds that erase sins
      Nov 10, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum Everybody sins. The devil only wins when you lose hope in Allah's Infinite Mercy. The devil wants you to lose hope. Allah wants you to repent. This is why Allah has created many good deeds that wipe away sins. To learn about some of...
      ANNOUNCEMENT: Leaving IOU
      Oct 30, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum​Alhamdulillah, I began studying at IOU in 2007, started volunteer work at IOU in 2008, and became a full-time employee of IOU in 2010. I even completed my BAIS at IOU in 2014. Over the past 13 years, IOU has played a central role in...
      Blog Post: Morning/Evening Duas
      Oct 22, 2020
      ​As Salaam AlaikumI hope you are well.In my latest blog post, I discuss some questions related to the morning/evening duas. These are very important duas that every believer should try to memorize and recite daily. You can learn more at the link...
      September specials end today
      Sep 30, 2020
      ​As Salaam AlaikumThis is a reminder that all September specials end today. You can get the following products at a special price today if you hurry: 1) How to Homeschool online course for only $25:...
      New Online Course: Aqidah al-Tahawiyah
      Sep 21, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well.Alhamdulillah, the Islam Intensive Aqidah program is going well, and we are currently five lectures into it. Due to the demand of having the Aqidah course available separately, I am excited to announce the launch...
      ​Reminder: September Homeschooling Special Ends Soon
      Sep 15, 2020
      YOUR CHANCE TO HOMESCHOOL LIKE A PROCOVID-19 has caused a lot of problems. For parents and children, it has made schooling rather difficult. As a response, thousands of parents around the world are exploring the idea of homeschooling. Homeschooling is...
      New video: The Abundance Mindset
      Sep 11, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well.I recently uploaded a new video in which I discuss the difference between the scarcity and abundance mindsets. In this video, I also clarify the Islamic position and give some tips on how to transition from the...
      NEW VIDEO: Spirituality as a Productivity Principle
      Sep 4, 2020
      ​As Salaam AlaikumI hope you are well.In my latest video, I discuss how Islamic spirituality makes Muslims more productive as we aim for the best of both worlds. I take several examples from the life of Umar bin Abd Al-Aziz (RA) and analyze an...
      ​YOUR CHANCE TO HOMESCHOOL LIKE A PRO
      Sep 1, 2020
      YOUR CHANCE TO HOMESCHOOL LIKE A PROCOVID-19 has caused a lot of problems. For parents and children, it has made schooling rather difficult. As a response, thousands of parents around the world are exploring the idea of homeschooling. Homeschooling is...
      Bulk Orders of Paperbacks now available
      Aug 22, 2020
      As Salaam AlaikumI hope you are well.Islamic Self Help is now offering bulk orders of our paperbacks at discounted prices to anyone who wishes to purchases five or more copies of a specific book. This is ideal for Islamic Book Stores, individual...
      New Article: Reflections on Surah al-Wāqiʿah
      Aug 15, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well. In today's article, I reflect on some lessons from one of my favorite Surahs of the Quran, Surah al-Wāqiʿah. This article includes a brief tafsir, some background information about the Surah, as well as some...
      New Course: Usul al-Fiqh Intensive
      Aug 14, 2020
      ​As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well. I am excited to announce the launch of a (sort of) new course: Usul al-Fiqh Intensive! This course is extracted from our ongoing Islamic Intensive program and is 20 hours long. Many students have asked for access...
      New Blog Post: Reflections on Islamization
      Aug 12, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum In my latest blog post, I reflect on the concept of Islamization and our generation's obsession with labeling things as Islamic or unIslamic. I reflect on whether this attitude existed in the past, as well as the pros an cons of it. I...
      What does Islam say about the Abundance Mentality?
      Aug 10, 2020
      ​​As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well. This article summarizes the Islamic perspective on the abundance mentality. You can read it here: https://www.islamicselfhelp.com/2020/02/20/the-abundance-mentality-an-islamic-perspective/​This article covers...
      Now available in paperback
      Aug 3, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well. Did you know that most of my books are now available in paperback format via Amazon? You can find the full list of Kindle and Paperback Edition books at the link below.Please note that the paperback editions are...
      Eid Mubarak
      Aug 1, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum Wa RahmatullahEid Mubarak!May Allah accept from us and from you! I hope you have a wonderful Eid. May Allah accept our sacrifice, worship, and good deeds. Stay SafeIsmail Kamdar
      NEW FREE EBOOK
      Jul 25, 2020
      As Salaam AlaikumI hope you are well.I am excited to announce the launch of a brand new FREE ebook; Hope During Times of Pandemics: COVID-19 Edition.This ebook was written to inspire hope in Allah's Mercy for people facing difficulty during the current...
      Islam Intensive: Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari
      Jul 13, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah I hope you are well. After a two week break, Islam Intensive is back with a new series on "Introduction to Classical Islamic Texts" starting today with an Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari. The first lesson is already...
      4 Personal Development Lessons from Surah Al-Kahf
      Jul 3, 2020
      Virtues of Surah Al-KahfFrom the established Islamic traditions for Fridays is to recite Surah Al-Kahf. Regarding this, the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated, “Whoever recites Surah Al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will shine from...
      7 Islamic Concepts that make life bearable
      Jun 22, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well.I posted a new article yesterday highlighting seven Islamic Concepts that make the difficulties of life easier to bear. I know we are all going through several trials at the moment, including the global trial that...
      New Lecture Added to Islam Intensive
      Jun 15, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well. A new lecture was added to Islam Intensive today.This lecture is an introduction to the various Islamic Sciences related to Aqeedah, Fiqh, and History. Next week, we will continue to look at the various Islamic...
      Explore the Muslim Golden Ages (Online Course)
      Jun 12, 2020
      Life is becoming harder for Muslims around the world, particularly those living in non-Muslim countries. There are bans being implemented by governments on everything from women’s hijabs to travel. The rights, freedoms, and liberties of our children...
      REMINDER: NEW EBOOK CURRENTLY ON SALE
      Jun 1, 2020
      As Salaam Alaikum This is a reminder that our latest product; Islamic Self Help: Volume 1 is currently available for only $3. This is a compilation of our thirty best articles. In this 200+ page ebook, you will learn how to improve your productivity,...
      Shūrā as a Productivity Principle
      May 22, 2020
      This is an extract from my latest book Productivity Principles of ʿUmar II. You can learn more about the book here.The Shūrā Committee of ʿUmar IIWhen ʿUmar II was governor of Medina, he surrounded himself with a panel of pious and experienced...
      Improve Your Self Confidence The Islamic Way
      May 7, 2020
      Best Of Creation: An Islamic Guide to Self Confidence has helped thousands of readers improve their self-confidence the Islamic Way! Now is your chance to do the same. Best of Creation is currently on sale for only $5. Not only that but it comes with...
      Self Help Starter Pack
      Mar 3, 2020
      The Islamic Self Help Starter Pack is designed to help you get the best start on your self-help journey. This starter pack includes 10 ebooks and 7 templates, two of these ebooks are international bestsellers with combined sales of over 10k copies sold...
      The Abundance Mentality - An Islamic Perspective
      Feb 20, 2020
      The abundance mentality is the philosophy that there is enough in this world for everybody, and that we can all prosper together. It is the opposite of the scarcity mentality which pervades capitalistic societies. The scarcity mentality is the belief...
      How to write your first book
      Feb 12, 2020
      A lot of people are amazed by the fact that I have written over a dozen books. The main reason for this is that many people find it very hard to write their first book, and they can't imagine repeating that process over and over again. Especially, if...
      So who was Umar II anyway?
      Jan 16, 2020
      ​As Salaam Alaikum I hope you are well. A lot of readers have been asking me who is this ʿUmar II​ that I am writing about. Why did I choose to write a 300+ page book about an Umayyad ruler? To help answer this question, I put together a brief...