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Poem by John Greenleaf Whittier
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit—
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
‘Lord, lift up my heart
and ease my task for me.
Untie my tongue,
so that they may understand my words
[Surah Ta-Ha 20:25-28]
And We send down water from the sky according to (due) measure,
and We cause it to soak in the soil;
and We certainly are able to drain it off (with ease).”
[Surah Al-Muminoon 23:18]
We created you from a male and a female,
and We made you races and tribes for you to get to know each other.
The most noble of you in the sight of God are those of you who are the most conscientious.
And God has full knowledge and is well aware of all things
[Surah Al-Huuraat 49:13]
Song by Dawud Wharnsby
Deeds Not Words
God will not show mercy to those who do not show mercy
All creatures are God’s family: and God loves those most who treat their family well and kindly
Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
And linked to these, Senator Cory Booker said in an interview recently:
Before you tell me about your religion, show me in your actions.
The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth