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May your life be filled with the best

"Never let yesterday's  disappointments 
overshadow tomorrow's  dreams"   

May there always be work for your hands  to do; 
May your purse always hold a coin or  two; 
May the sun always shine on your  windowpane; 
May a rainbow be certain to follow each  rain; 
May the hand of a friend always be near  you; 
May God fill your heart with gladness to  cheer you.

What we need to know in life

What we need to know in life
1. No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission. 

2. Most people will be about as happy, as they decide to be. 

3. Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently. 

4. Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will 
have. 

5. Success stops when you do. 

6. When your ship comes in.. make sure you are willing to unload it. 

7. You will never "have it all together." 

8. Life is a journey... not a destination. Enjoy the trip! 

9. The biggest lie on the planet: "When I get what I want I will be 
happy." 

10. The best way to escape your problem is to solve it. 

11. I've learned that ultimately 'takers' lose and 'givers' win. 

12. Life's precious moments don't have value, unless they are shared. 

13. If you don't start, it's certain you won't arrive. 

14. We often fear the thing we want the most. 

15. Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you have to 
say. Best friends listen to what you don't say! 

16. Yesterday was the deadline for all complaints. 

17. Look for opportunities.. not guarantees. 

18. Life is what's coming... not what was. 

19. Success is getting up one more time. 

20. Now is the most interesting time of all. 

21. When things go wrong....don't go with them. 

22. Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the 
same side. 

23. God can mend all broken hearts. You just have to give Him all the 
pieces. 

24. A person who asks a question might be a fool for five minutes, but 
a person who doesn't ask, is a fool forever. 

25. A best friend is like a four leaf clover... hard to find, and  lucky 
to have. 

26. A friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your 
heart. 

27. I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to. 
28. Tomorrow is us to win or lose

29. Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of 
God's grace... and your best days are never so good that you are 

beyond the need of God's grace. 

30. Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look 
ahead than to look back

The story of the four wives – please read

The four wives

Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the
4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing  her off to
neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that  one day she would leave him
for another.

He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confident and was  always kind,
considerate and patient with him. Whenever the  King faced a problem, he could confide in her, and she  would help him get through the difficult times.

The King’s 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom. However, he did not love the first wife. Although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her !

One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short. He thought of his luxurious life and wondered, “I now have four wives with me, but when I die, I’ll be all alone.”

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, “I have loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?”

“No way!”, replied the 4th wife, and she walked away without another word. Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.

The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, “I have loved you all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?”

“No!”, replied the 3rd wife. “Life is too good! When you die, I’m going to remarry!”
His heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, “I have always turned to you for help and you’ve always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?” “I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!”, replied the 2nd wife. “At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.” Her
answer struck him like a bolt of lightning, and the King was devastated.

Then a voice called out: “I’ll go with you. I’ll follow you no matter where you go.”  The King looked up, and there was his first wife. She was very skinny as she suffered from malnutrition and neglect.  Greatly grieved, the King said, “I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!”

In truth, we all have the 4 wives in our lives:

Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in
making it look good, it will leave us when we die.  Our 3rd wife is our
possessions, status and wealth. When we die, it will all go to others.
Our 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how much they have been
there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.  And our 1st wife is our Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world. However, our Soul is the only thing that will
follow us wherever we go.

Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of us that will follow us to the throne of God and continue with us
throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day:

Remember, when the world pushes you on your two hands, you’re in the perfect position to pray.

A tribute for our mums

A Tribute to Mothers

Those of you who still have your mothers with you,

this is something to ponder and to witness as your life unfolds.

Those of you who, no longer have your mothers with you,

this may be something that sparks a memory for you.

Those of you who are mothers, this is something for you to think about as you move

through life with your children.

Those who have no children, this is something to think about when you encounter

children along your life’s path — you know mothering is not relegated to a biological

parent only!!

The young mother set her foot on the path of life.

“Is this the long way?” she asked.

And the guide said: “Yes, and the way is hard.

And you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the

beginning.”

But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be

better than these years.

So she played with her children, and gathered flowers for them along the way,

and bathed them in the clear streams; and the sun shone on them, and the young

Mother cried, “Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.”

Then the night came, and the storm, and the path was dark, and the children shook

with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her mantle,

and the children said, “Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can

come.”

And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew

weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children, “A little

patience and we are there.” So the children climbed, and when they reached the top

they said, “Mother, we would not have done it without you.”

And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up at the stars and said, “This is a

better day than the last, for my children have learned fortitude in the face of hardness.

Yesterday I gave them courage. Today, I have given them strength.”

And the next day came strange clouds which darkened the earth, clouds of war and

hate and evil, and the children groped and stumbled, and the mother said: “Look up.

Be Brave, Allah is with us.” And the children realised, and became firm, and it guided

them beyond the darkness. And that night the Mother said, “This is the best day of all,

for I have shown my children the awareness of the Almighty.”

And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the mother

grew old and she was little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked

with courage.

And when the way was rough, they lifted her, for she was as light as a feather; and at

last they came to a hill, and beyond they could see that her time had come to return to

her Lord. And mother said: “I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the

end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk alone, and their children

after them.” And the children said, “You will always be with us, Mother, even when you

have gone to Allah.” And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, her eyes

closed entering the next stage in life’s journey. And they said: “We cannot see her

no-more, but she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a

living presence.” Your Mother is always with you.

She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she’s the smell of bleach in

your freshly laundered socks, she’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not well.

Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she’s crystallized in every tear drop. She’s

the place you came from, your first home, your best friend, your keeper of your secrets,

always on your side; always to protect you; always to love you. And nothing on earth

can separate you.. Not time, not space…not even death!

To all our mothers. May we never take them for granted.

O Allah, forgive our parents as they looked after us when we were small. Grant them

Jannat al-Firdaus, the Highest stage in Paradise. Give them that which is best in this

world, the best in the hereafter, and Protection from the fire. O Allah, make them

among the residents of Jannah

Ameen