Sometimes you may be frustrated with your mediocre life and you might tell yourself, I just want to achieve something in this world. I don’t want to be a loser, an underachiever…I want to be extraordinary.
The problem with us is that we define success in terms of all kinds of materialistic things, so a successful person may drive a certain kind of car, keep a certain standard of living, etc… etc…etc….but there’s a cheap way to make that your life is worthwhile without having to take the conventional route.
Make a difference in someone’s life. Most probably a person who can never pay you back. Think about it. Make it sincere for Allah’s sake. Select this person, decide to help them in any way possible, then forget about it and never look back. How many of us have grown up believing that the idea of charity starts and ends in signing a cheque or giving out money. but how many of us actually think of giving out time for some sort of cause. Help a kid do their homework. Visit an old woman in the family just for a chat. Make tea for your mom. Think simple.
The other day one of my brothers said that when they get really stressed out before an exam or something, they go to the mini-mart, buy a bag of sweets/chocolates, and distributes them to random people around campus. So maybe his grades are not exactly the best, but he does win a lot of friends this way. I guess, that’s my say for today.
Quote of the Day;
Quote from Pay It Forward: “You see, I do something real good for three people. And then when they ask how they can pay it back, I say they have to Pay It Forward. To three more people. Each. So nine people get helped. Then those people have to do twenty-seven.” He turned on the calculator, punched in a few numbers. “Then it sort of spreads out, see. To eighty-one. Then two hundred forty-three. Then seven hundred twenty-nine. Then two thousand, one hundred eighty-seven. See how big it gets?”
Hadeeth of the day:
عن ابي هريره رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم:
(سبعه يظلهم الله في ظله
يوم لا ظل الا ظله,امام عادل , وشاب نشأ في عباده الله عز وجل , ورجل قلبه معلق بالمسجد ,
ورجلان تحابا في الله اجتمعا عليه وتفرقا عليه , ورجل ذكر الله خالياً ففاضت عيناه , ورجل
دعته امرأه ذات منصب وجمال فقال إني اخاف الله , دعته امرأه ذات منصب وجمال فقال إني
اخاف الله , ورجل تصدق بصدقه فأخفاها حتى لاتعلم شماله ما تنفق يمينه ) .
The Prophet said:
There are seven whom Allaah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allaah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: ‘I fear Allaah’, a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allaah in private and so his eyes shed tears.’ Narrated by Abu Hurairah & collected in Saheeh al-Bukhari (english trans.) vol.1, p.356, no.629 & Saheeh Muslim (english trans.) vol.2, p.493, no.2248 
Arabic quote of the day
من اراد زاداً فالتقوى تكفيه
من اراد عزاً فالاسلام يكفيه
من اراد عدلاً فحكم الله يكفيه
من اراد انيساً فذكر الله يكفيه
من اراد جليساً فالقران يكفيه
من اراد واعظاً فالموت يكفيه
من اراد غنى فالقناعه تكفيه
من اراد زينه فالعلم يكفيه
من اراد جمالاً فالاخلاق تكفيه
من اراد راحه فالاخره تكفيه
من لم يكفيه كل هذا