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Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice.

We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end – it’s not the final curtain – it’s really in the doing it, and loving what I’m doing.

No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

We’ve got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.

Good Morning!!

To be content with life — or to live merrily, rather — all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe

Be A Good Listener!
To have the ability to listen is to learn. When there is the ability to listen there is the ability to understand others and what they are saying. So the one who listens is able to learn from every situation and each and every person whom he comes across. So what he does and what he speaks is much more effective. When we understand that we are a student for our entire life, we are able to be open to learning. So we are able to listen whole-heartedly. Then, instead of only putting across what we have to say, we are able to pay attention to what others are saying too. We are thus able to enrich ourselves with new treasures constantly.

Become Worthy of Everyone’s Blessings!
To receive blessings is to become worthy of them. Sometimes there is a desire to receive blessings from God or someone who is considered more powerful. But the one who has truly a thought of winning the love, regard and blessings of the other person is able to put in effort to be worthy of it. So he is constantly trying to be better and better in what he does. Thus he becomes worthy of everyone’s blessings. When we are constantly making ourselves more and more worthy, we naturally win the love, trust and blessings from all those we come in contact with. We are committed to whatever we do and know that the blessings of God are with us because we are making effort. We have no fear or insecurity, but go on doing what we have to do with confidence.

Deepak

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SY Quraishi becomes the first Muslim Chief Election Commissioner of India

By TCN News

New Delhi: The President of India has today appointed the senior Election Commissioner, Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi as the Chief Election Commissioner [CEC] in the Election Commission of India. With this the lone and first Muslim Election Commissioner SY Quraishi, got glory to become the first Muslim Chief Election Commissioner of India.

He will assume the office with effect from the 30th July, 2010 as the present Chief Election Commissioner Navin B. Chawla will leave the office on attaining the age of sixty- five years on 29th July, 2010.

63-year Quraishi who has already served the Election Commission for more than four years, will enjoy the prestegious post of CEC a little more than two years. He was appointed as Election Commissioner on June 30, 2006.

Born on July 11, 1947, in Delhi, he is an IAS officer of 1971 batch from Haryana cadre and had worked in the governments both centre and state levels giving special contribution in the areas of social sector reforms covering health, education, population, drug abuse and civil society action. Before being Election Commissioner he also served as Secretary of Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

He has held various other top posts in his life including Director General of the National Aids Control Organization (NACO), Director General, Doordarshan, Director General of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and Director of the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

A post graduate in history Quraishi, before joining Civil Service had earned distinction for his study of modern Persian, Arabic and German languages. Later he also received Ph.D degree in communication and Social Marketing.

He is also known for his extensive work in the field of population, women and child development, youth and adolescent issues. The UN and other international organizations have availed his experience in these areas.

He authored a number of books, articles and papers on different topics related to democracy, elections and social sector issues. His two famous books are “Islam, Muslims and Family Planning in India” and “Islam and AIDS.”

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”.

To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline – training – is about.

Never step over one duty to perform another.

Absence diminishes commonplace passions and enhances great ones.

We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.

Good Morning!!!

If you can dream it, you can make it so.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he needs never regret his limited ability.

Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work towards meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.

Have Good Wishes For All !
To make the effort to take and give good wishes is to constantly experience contentment. Whatever the kinds of personality of the person, if there is this one aim of taking and giving good wishes, there is positivity in every interaction. Attention is paid to make every word and action full of positivity. Words spoken only give happiness to others and give some kind of support to the other person to be better than what he is. When we understand the importance of having good wishes for all, we are able to receive good wishes from others too. We are able to be free from the influence of the negativity of the situations and people. So we constantly experience inner happiness and contentment, even if we don’t get something outwardly.

Thanks And Regards:

Depak B

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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.

It is almost more important how a person takes his fate than what it is.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you’ll never walk alone.

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.

Do each daily task the best we can; act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us.

Good Morning!!!

You cannot add to the peace and good will of the world if you fail to create an atmosphere of harmony and love right where you live and work.

Good manners make any man a pleasure to be with. Ask any woman.

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift; that’s why they call it “the present”.

Maintain Your Inner Positivity!
The one way of finishing waste thinking is to find a solution. When there is something negative that happens the mind tends to create a lot of waste and negative thoughts. At such a time there is no clear understanding of what is to be done and so there is difficulty in being positive at such a time. But once the problem is identified and the right solution found, i.e., the right explanation is given, there is no more waste thoughts, words or actions. When we are able to find the right solution at each step, whenever even negative situations happen, we are able to remain happy and content. We are not worried about the problem at hand but we know instead that this problem has come to increase our inner strength and capability. Thus we are able to maintain our inner positivity under all circumstances.

Thanks And Regards:

Depak B

Bismillah, Praise be to ALLAH (SWT)

HADEES:

1.Abu Huraira (RA) reported Allah’s Messenger (SAW) as saying:
“Do you know who is poor? They (the Companions of the Holy Prophet) said: A poor man amongst us is one who has neither dirham with him nor wealth. He (the Holy Prophet s.a.w) said: The poor of my Umma would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrecton with prayers and fasts and Zakat but (he would find himself bankrupt on that day as he would have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled abuses upon others, brought calumny against others and unlawfully consumed the wealth of others and shed the blood of others and beat others, and his virtues would be credited to the account of one (who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then his sins would be entered in (his account) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire.”
Source: Sahi Muslim Book 032, Number 6251

2.La Hawla wa la Quwatta illa Billah (There is no Might or Power except with Allah) [the above is] a treasure from the treasures of Paradise.
[Sahih al-Bukhari; al-Fath al-Bari #11:213, Sahih Muslim #4:2076]

3.Abu Mas`ud `Uqbah bin `Amr Al-Ansari Al-Badri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Whoever guides someone to virtue will be rewarded equivalent to him who practices that good action”. [Muslim].

Jazakum Allah khayr!

The acceptance of third-party cheques for investments leave investors vulnerable to fraud

Cheque this out

Last week, there was a news report of an employee of a mutual fund distributor embezzling a large sum of money from a mutual fund investor. From what we understand of the procedure for investing in a fund, this should not have been possible. All fund investments are made through cheques (or bank transfer) by the investor directly into the account of the fund scheme, where the money is supposed to be invested. However, this person (the employee of the fund distributor) exploited the fact that the accompanying investment form can be forged. Instead of submitting the form filled by the investor, he filled in a form in his own name. Soon after investing, he redeemed the money and made off with it.

Luckily, as fund redemptions are compulsorily made through a bank account, this particular case is likely to be resolved and the perpetrator traced. However, it does raise the question as to why rules allow third party investments to be made at all. Not just in mutual funds, but also in other investments (including bank fixed deposits), a cheque written by one party can be used to make an investment in another party’s name. This facility is used to gift investments and make investments in minors’ name. However, it clearly leaves a loophole that can be exploited. In the past, there had been cases of fraudulently depositing other’s cash in one’s own account, but this is the first time I have heard of a something like this being done on transactions through cheques.

However, as there is never just one cockroach in a kitchen, one can safely assume that such crimes must be taking place at a certain rate on all types of deposits and investments where they are possible. Perhaps there was just something about this particular case that it got picked up by the media and has been noticed widely. In India, there is an enormous number of people vulnerable to such embezzlements of their hard-earned earnings that plugging such an obvious loophole is an imperative.

Fortunately, what has to be done is quite straightforward. Fund companies, banks, insurance companies and anyone else who accepts a third-party cheque for any kind of investment or deposit should immediately stop doing so. The ultimate beneficiary must be the same party whose bank account the cheque was drawn upon. For legitimate third-party investments for gifts and those in the names of minors, they should require a separate written permission. This is the only solution that will work. After the above case came to light, there were a number of suggestions that third-party investments should be permitted but the name of the investor should just be put on the back of the cheque. However, this won’t work. Put yourself in the shoes of the criminal.

You are an unscrupulous agent who is approaching an old lady who knows nothing about how things work. Why would you even tell her that her name is supposed to be on the back of the cheque? You would simply tell her that the rules require a signature on the back also and later, you would just add your own name above that signature.

Making investments and creating savings and related paperwork may look easy to many of us, but for a vast majority of Indians, it is a difficult exercise which they can’t accomplish without the help of someone they trust. Therefore, it is very important that we make it as difficult as possible to prevent that trust from being abused.

— Dhirendra Kumar

அரசு அலுலகங்களில் லஞ்சம் கேட்டால், வாங்கினால் அதுகுறித்து தொலைபேசி மூலம் புகார் தெரிவிக்கலாம் என ஊழல் தடுப்புத் துறை தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

அரசு அலுவகங்களில் லஞ்ச லாவண்யத்தை ஒழிக்கும் வகையில் இந்த தொலைபேசி சேவையை லஞ்ச ஒழிப்புத்துறை ஏற்படுத்தியுள்ளது.

லஞ்சம் வாங்கினாலோ அல்லது கேட்டாலோ, ஊழல் கண்காணிப்பு மற்றும் தடுப்புத் துறை டி.எஸ்.பியை தொடர்பு கொண்டு புகார் தெரிவிக்கலாம்.

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Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it’s not going to go away.

I feel sorry for the person who can’t get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.

Don’t complain because you don’t have. Enjoy what you’ve got.

If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.

Good Morning!!!

You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.

For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Somebody is always doing what somebody else said couldn’t be done.

When you take a risk and step out of the norm, you run the risk and sometimes you fail. But you only fail if you give up.

I’m not happy, I’m cheerful. There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.

Appreciate Every Small Thing In Life For More Benefits!
To be free is to be free even from the bondage of things. The one who is dependent on the presence of a particular thing to succeed in a task is also under the bondage of that thing. Such a person will not be able to put in effort to his full capability since he is always thinking of what is lacking. On the other hand the one who tries to find a way to do the task at hand even when there is nothing available is the one who finds new resources. He is then able to use these resources too for accomplishing the task. When we are thinking more about what is to be done rather than thinking about what is lacking, we are able to be content with what we have. We are able to appreciate every small thing that is present in our life that we could use for our benefit and that of others. We are able to work for what we want to achieve without being caught up only with the desires.

Thanks And Regards:

Depak B

Subject: Kindness to Parents
Bismillaa-hir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

Thy Lord hath decreed, that ye worship none save Him, and (that ye show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with thee, say not “Fie” unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word. And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and say:

رَّبِّ ٱرۡحَمۡهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِى صَغِيرً۬ا

”Rabbir-hamhumaa kamaa rabba-yaanii sagiira”

(My Lord! Have mercy on them both as they did care for me when I was little)

Al Quran, Surah Banii Israaa-‘iil (Children of Israel) (17):23-24.

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Respect your Mother

“My mum only had one eye. I hated her…she was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. There was this one day during elementary school where my mum came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school one of my classmates said, “EEEE, your mum only has one eye!” I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mum to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, “If you’re only goanna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?” My mum did not respond… I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings. I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study. Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts, then one day; my mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her grandchildren. When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, “How dare you come to my house and scare my children!” GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!” And to this, my mother quietly answered, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address,” and she disappeared out of sight. One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity. My neighbours said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.

“My dearest son, I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your children. I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up. You see…when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine. I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye. With all my love to you, Your mother.”

”Abu Huraira (ra) reported Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wasalam) as saying: Let him be humbled into dust; let him be humbled into dust. It was said: O Messenger of Allah, who is he? He said: He who sees either of his parents during their old age or he sees both of them, but he does not enter Paradise (because he has been undutiful to them).” (Muslim)

Parents go through so much to see their children happy, and work ends to give them the best in life. However, what we see nowadays is shocking, and the treatment they get, a disease spreading like wildfire. Raising voices at them, disobeying commands, disrespecting, insulting, showing rudeness, list is endless.

Kindness to parents is a major obligatory act on all Muslims, especially to our mothers. Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wasalam) said: “Heaven lies beneath the feet of the mothers”.

In another Hadith: A man went to the Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wasalam) and asked, “O Prophet of Allah – whom amongst the people is most deserving of my kind companionship?” The Prophet (sallalahu alayhi wasalam) replied, “your mother”. The man returned, “then whom?” The Prophet (sallalahu alayhi wasalam) replied, “your mother”. The man asked again, “then whom?” The Prophet (sallalahu alayhi wasalam) replied, “your mother”. The man asked, “then whom?” The Prophet (sallalahu alayhi wasalam) replied, “then, your father”.

In the Qur’an, Allah (Subhaana Wa Ta’aala) states:

And We have enjoined upon man concerning his parents – His mother beareth him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years – Give thanks unto Me and unto thy parents. Unto Me is the journeying. But if they strive with thee to make thee ascribe unto Me as partner that of which thou hast no knowledge, then obey them not. Consort with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who repenteth unto Me. Then unto Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what ye used to do – (Surah Luqman (31):14-15)

It is a command from Allah (Subhaana Wa Ta’aala) that we give thanks to Him, and to our parants. Being loving to our parents and showing kindness will bring happiness to every person and please Allah (Subhaana Wa Ta’aala). So next time (insha’Allah), go to your parents, ask them if you have been a righteous son or daughter, and seek forgiveness for anything you may have done to upset them, past and present.

It is also narrated in Hadith by Abu Dawood: While we were with Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wasalam), a man of Banu Salmah came to Him and said: Apostle of God is there any kindness left that I can do to my parents after their death? He replied: Yes, you can invoke blessings on them, forgiveness for them, carry out their final instructions after their death, join ties of relationship which are dependent on them, and honour their friends.

May Allah (Subhaana Wa Ta’aala) help me be dutiful to my parents, and the Ummah be dutiful to their parents, and forgive us all for showing any disrespect, ameen.

”Worship Allah and join none with Him in worship, and show kindness to parents….” Surah An-Nisa (4):36

Wa Alaikum Assalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu

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