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Get Dream Results with Accountability InshaAllah

In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

Want to make habits, but end up slipping? What we lack is accountability and reward/punishment regarding the goal. Let me introduce you to StickK! An amazing app where you can set your goals, and also add people who hold you accountable, add people who support you, and also lose money if you didn’t fulfill your goal!

Accountability is so important. One of the main messages of the Qur’an is accountability. We all know the verse:

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

[Allah who is the] Master of the Day of Recompense. (Qur’an, Al Fatiha, 1:4)

One of the names of the Day of Judgment is the “Day of Account (Hisab)”. Allah says:

هَٰذَا مَا تُوعَدُونَ لِيَوْمِ الْحِسَابِ

This is what you are promised for the Day of Account. (Qur’an, Sawd, 38:53)

The Prophet ﷺ said in his farewell Hajj:

وَسَتَلْقَوْنَ رَبَّكُمْ فَيَسْأَلُكُمْ عَنْ أَعْمَالِكُمْ

You will soon meet your Lord, then He will ask you about your deeds. (Bukhari, 5550)

We can all make goals, but when there is accountability associated with it, the effectiveness and motivation will naturally be high!

In addition to that, imagine if you were financially liable for your goals. Every time you miss out, you lose money! Recall the story of a scholar who gave up backbiting because he made a vow to give a dirham every time he backbites.

Harmalah said: I heard Abu Wahb say: I vowed that every time I backbit about a person I would fast for a day and that wore me out, because I used to backbite and fast. So I intended that every time I backbit about a person I would give a dirham in charity instead, and because of my love of money I gave up backbiting.

Al-Dhahabi said: This, by Allaah, is how the scholars were. This is one of the fruits of beneficial knowledge.

Siyar A’laam al-Nubala’, 9/228 (Quoted from Islamqa)

The app takes advantage of this. I encourage you to download it and use it for your goals — any goals: Islamic, personal, professional — you name it!

Download it here: Android, iOS.

This app is seen on The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, Bloomberg, The Economist, NPR, LA Times and more!

It was created by Dean Karian, a Behavioral Economist and a Law Professor from Yale University.

I hope you will benefit from this app, and success comes only from Allah.

وَمَا تَوْفِيقِي إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ ۚ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَإِلَيْهِ أُنِيبُ

And my success is not but through Allah . Upon him I have relied.. (Al Qur’an, Hud, 11:88)

Narrated Abu Musa, the Prophet ﷺ said:

يَا عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ قَيْسٍ قُلْ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا‏.‏ كَنْزٌ مِنْ كُنُوزِ الْجَنَّةِ ‏”‏‏.‏ أَوْ قَالَ ‏”‏ أَلاَ أَدُلُّكَ عَلَى كَلِمَةٍ هِيَ كَنْزٌ مِنْ كُنُوزِ الْجَنَّةِ، لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ

“O `Abdullah bin Qais! Say: La hawla wala quwata illa billah (There is no power and no strength except with Allah), for it is one of the treasures of Paradise.”

Or he (ﷺ) said:

“Shall I tell you a word which is one of the treasures of Paradise? It is: La hawla wala quwwata illa bil-lah.” (Bukhari, 6384)

Resources:

1. The Quran, www.quran.com

2. Sunnah.com — Sayings and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, www.sunnah.com

3. Download the Qur’an www.honoredquran.com

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