...We all need to check our intention and sincerity on a daily iA.
The following will help us all :)
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), who said that The Prophet (SAW) said:
"Allah said "I am so self-sufficient that I am in no need of having an associate. Thus he who does an action for someone else's sake as well as Mine will have that action renounced by Me to him whom he associated with Me." Muslim
Then here's some mid-week inspiration for you all iA (Courtesy of 'Pick The Brain' newsletter).
Gandhi's Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World:
1. Change yourself
2. You are in control
3. Forgive & let go
4. Without action, you aren't going anywhere
5. Take care of this moment
6. Everyone is human
8. See the good in people and help them
9. Be congruent, be authentic, be yourself
10. Continue to grow and evolve
...Be Creative in your ways, celebrate your Uniqueness and Talents - stand out and be Proud to Be Different - accept yourself for who you are - just the way you are! Your Creator created YOU and loves you - don't disrespect what He created!
It's up to you...
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
...So be courageous!
What do you love and what do you hate?
“…But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.”
(Surah Al Baqarah 2:216)
Do you know your purpose or mission statement?
...'Every company or organisation has a mission statement - which reflects their philosophy - a Muslim - his or her mission statement is Ibaadatul Allah - to Worship Allah'. Imam Suhaib Webb
And Allah (swt) says in the Qur'an; "And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)"
Each moment is our only moment - so reconnect with your purpose, reconnect with Allah and reconnect with His Book - as all the answers to your questions lie in it.
...Believe in Yourself - because if you don't then no one else will!
“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret to success.” Norman Vincent Peale
Do your best, make a prayer and let God do the rest.
...We want to achieve so much in life, yet when many people reach the end of their lives they have regrets - for not living their dreams.
Since each moment of ours is the only moment and could be our last moment - don't waste this moment and don't wait for illness to hit to make you realise what you missed out on.
Have a read of this article I got via email from; 'Qur'an For Busy People - The 5 Regrets' and Be Inspired to live your life without any regrets http://quranforbusypeople.com/2012/01/the-5-regrets/
Enjoy each moment of your life!
...Sometimes we really need to control our tongue - either use it for good or keep it quiet.
"As long as the tongue is occupied in Dhikr, it will be safe from unbecoming speech and lies, because it never keeps quiet. Alike it is with the heart, if it is not occupied in love of Allah then it will love a creature."
Quote: Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya Rahimahullah
Our pious predecessors have left us with many wisdoms to help us even today in 2012. We have no excuse. Let's take heed and implement these lessons iA.
...You can't get where you're going in life if you don't know how to get there. So what to do? Make a plan and at each step redefine it to accommodate all the ups and downs. God helps those who help themselves! :)
Help yourself today and Allah will put barakah in your life.
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