Mr Ratan Tata said ….

Three beautiful thoughts from Mr. Ratan Tata

1. None can destroy iron, but its own rust can!
Likewise, none can destroy a person, but his own mindset can.

2. Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an E.C.G. means we are not alive.

3. F-E-A-R : has two meanings :
I. Forgot Everything And Run
II. Face Everything And Rise!!

The Quiz

Take the following quiz.

You don’t need a pen, pencil, or paper.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series Winners.

How did you do?

THE LESSON

NONE of us remembers the headliners of yesterday.

There are no second-rate achievers on the above quiz.
They are the best in their fields.

But the applause dies.
Awards tarnish.
Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Now here’s another quiz.

See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name a half dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

Wasn’t that a lot easier?

The lesson?

The people who make a difference in your life aren’t the ones with the most
credentials, the most money, or the most awards.

They’re the ones who care enough to spend personal time and effort for you.

They are special and let them know that today ūüôā

Are you a WINNER or a LOSER ?

Personally I dont like the term “Loser “. Its a heavily loaded term full of negativeity. I doubt any one likes to be teased as being a loser. Although I understand from my own kids that its one of the “in” terms to use, when teasing or naming someone you dont particularly like.

Here is something I came across in my inbox, but by no means is this some sorta standard bench mark about losers, however, it does show how one could improve ones attitude and fall on the other side of the court.

  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Winner is always part of the answer;
  • ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The Loser is always part of the problem.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ The Winner always has a program;
    • The Loser always has an excuse.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ The Winner says, “Let me do it for you”;
    • The Loser says, “That is not my job.”
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ The Winner sees an answer for every problem;
    • The Loser sees a problem for every answer.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ The Winner says, ” It may be difficult but it is possible”;
    • The Loser says, “It may be possible but i t is too difficult.”
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ When a Winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong”;
    • When a Loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault.”
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ A Winner makes commitments;
    • A Loser makes promises.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners have dreams;
    • Losers have schemes.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners say, “I must do something”;
    • Losers say, “Something must be done.”
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners are a part of the team;
    • Losers are apart from the team.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners see the gain;
    • Losers see the pain.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners see possibilities;
    • Losers see problems.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners believe in win-win;
    • Losers believe for them to win someone has to lose.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners see the potential;
    • Losers see the past.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners are like a thermostat;
    • Losers are like thermometers.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners choose what they say;
    • Losers say what they choose.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners use hard arguments but soft words;
    • Losers use soft arguments but hard words.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners stand firm on values but compromise on petty things;
    • Losers stand firm on petty things but compromise on values.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners follow the philosophy of empathy: “Don’t do to others what you would not want them to do to you”;
    • Losers follow the philosophy, “Do it to others before they do it to you .”
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners make it happen;
    • Losers let it happen.
    • *********
    • ‚ô¶ Winners plan and prepare to win.
    • The key word is preparation.

25 Thought provoking Muslim one liners.

Assalam Alai kum Brothers and sisters.  I hope all of you have been safe and in good health, where ever you stay.

My husband, samie send this mail which had these, really thought provoking one liners. Some of them really had me thinking. Infact, retrospecting. Please feel free to use them in your daily lives. Infact, It would be a great idea to use them on plaques etc. However please remember, anything which has Allah’s name should handled with care.

Here they are. Please tell me which you liked the most. ( number wise )

1. ¬† Give Allah what’s right, not what’s left.2. ¬† Man’s way leads to a hopeless end. Allah’s way leads to an endless ¬†hope.

3.   A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.

4.   He who kneels before Allah can stand before anyone.

5.   In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma, but never let him be the full stop.

6. ¬† Don’t put a question mark where Allah puts a full stop.

7.   Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the mosque for a face lift.

8. ¬† When praying, don’t give Allah instructions, just report for duty.

9. ¬† Don’t wait for six strong men to take you to the mosque.

10. We don’t change Allah’s message. His message changes us.

11. The mosque is prayer-conditioned.

12. When Allah ordains, He sustains.

13. Warning: Exposure to Allah may prevent burning.

14. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah(Alaihi salaam) built the ark.

15. Most people want to serve Allah, but only in an advisory position.

16. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Qur’an>an. r>

17. Exercise daily Walk with Allah.

18. Never give the devil a ride. He will always want to drive.

19. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.

20. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.

21. He who angers you, controls you.

22. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.

23. Give Satan an inch and he will be a ruler.

24. Allah doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

25. Read the Qur’an. It will scare the hell out of you.

Coffee cups and life !!

A group of college alumni, well-established in their careers, began talking at a reunion about the impact that a professor of theirs had made on each of their lives.  They decided to go visit their old professor, who was
now retired. During their visit their conversation turned into complaining about the stress in their work and lives.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling
them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the alumni had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said,
“Notice that each of you took one of the nicer-looking cups. You didn’t take any of the plain ones. While it is normal for you to want the best for yourselves, that has become the source of your problems and stress. The cup
itself adds nothing to the quality to the coffee. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups…and then you began eyeing each other’s cups.
¬†You compared the quality of your cup with the quality of a friend’s cup.”

The professor continued, “Now consider this: Life is the coffee; your job, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life. The style one cup has, does not define or change the
quality of life an individual lives. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us. The happiest people¬† don’t have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything.”
Enjoy your coffee!  

Live simply. Love generously.  Care deeply. Speak

kindly.

Something to smile about .. .. .. ..

Rather than let the doom and gloom bring you down, focus on the positive.¬† Life’s simple pleasures which we take for granted.¬† Little things¬†like .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

  • finding forgotten money in a pocket
  • the joy of free refills¬†at a restaurants
  • being able to¬†fix a faulty electronic equipment with a smack.
  • When u stay somewhere with a really good shower
  • When your pet notices your in a bad mood and comes to see you
  • when a friend returns something borrowed so long ago you forgot you owned it
  • when you push the button for the elevator and its already there
  • getting something handwritten in the mail
  • packing a picnic and heading¬†off for¬†some outdoor action without paying a dime
  • when you pull up to red light and the guy¬†infront of you nudges up a bit so you can make a right turn.
  • leaving a comment on someones blog
  • getting a comment¬†

THE OBSTACLE IN OUR PATH

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.

 Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition.

 

Diamonds, Pearls and a woman’s body.

Diamonds And Pearls

The following incident took place when Muhammed Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that are not modest. Here is the story as told in detail by one of his daughters:

When we finally arrived, the chauffer escorted my youngest sister, Laila, and me to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day. My father took a good look at us. Then he sent me down in his lap and said something I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said,

¬†“Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world covered and hard to get to. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell. Where do you find gold? Way down and in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get them.” He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”

where is the world going ? where is our ummah going ?

a guy is supposed to be wearing his garment above his ankles, the tragedy is that a girl is doing that..

a person who smokes/drinks/dopes is supposed to be the coolest of the group, and the one who stops them form doing so is an orthodox/backward…

a deceiver is considered smart and a honest is considered a fool…

the person who makes fun of others is the stud of the group, and those who keep silent are the sad ones of the group…

going to a movie/disco, one doesnt think of money..however when it comes to charity, a thought of becoming poor crosses our mind…

when we go for drives/walks, we dont think of the distance… however when it comes to going for islamic talks/or for salaah we think its too far..

teasing other’s mothers/sisters is considered a part and parcel of life.. however considered haram/hated when some one does it to their own mothers/sisters…

flirting with other people’s mother/sister is ok.. however when same thing is done by their mother/sister its haram..

we are humble with strangers..and equally arrogant with our loved ones…

revealer of others secrets is considered a well wisher and an eye opener…however considered a betrayer of trust when being on the recieving end…

the less clothes a girl wears the more ‘INN’/rich/famous/modest shes considered…however if she covers herself shes considered backward/immodest…

the more girlfriends, a guy has, the more he becomes a source of admiration and inspiration and is like another nail in his board…

a guy with a goatie/french/shaved is considered a dude however a guy with beard is considered a terrorist..

we sleep in an hour lecture on Islam however we see a 3 hours movie with time passing by…

The Words of Allah , Most High:

” Verily, you will not guide everyone whom you love, but Allah guides whom He wills and He knows best those who Will guided” (Qur’an 28:56)

ponder over some of these statements … you’ll be amazed.

Here’s for a laugh .. ..

A man is walking in a park when he gets to the psychic’s tent. Thinking this might be fun, he enters and sits down.

– Looking at her crystal ball, she says “I see you have two children sir”.

-Haha, that’s what you think, I have three kids.

– Haha, that’s what you think.

The perfect man

5 secrets for the perfect relationship:

 You must find a man that makes you laugh a lot.

An independent man.

A man that is responsible and sincere.

 You must find a man that loves to make love.

And most important of all:

 You must find a way for these four men to never meet each other.

 

The new soldiers were having a lesson of “what to do if your parachute doesn’t open”. They were discussing about the emergency parachute, when one of them raised his hand and asked:

-Sir, if the first parachute doesn’t open, how much time do we have to open the emergency one?

The instructor looked him in the eye and said:

– The rest of your life.

 

Smarty Pants !! Did you know …… ?

¬† Did you know……… some interesting factsboy_reading3_100

  • A zebra is white with black stripes.

  • All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

  • Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.

  • Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosquitoes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.freebee1

  • The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs¬† covering a meter a second.

  • The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.

  • The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning it’s head are the rabbit and the parrot.

  • A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

  • India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

  • The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.

  • A hippopotamus can run faster than a man.CCHippio

  • ‘Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia’ is the fear of long words.

  • Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

  • Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias !!

  • It is impossible to lick your elbow. ( We know you gonna try this !!! )

  • A snail can sleep for 3 years. ( wow, lucky chap eh ? )

  • The names of the continents all end with the same letter with which they start

  • In 1883 the explosion of the volcano Krakatoa put so much dust into the earth’s atmosphere that sunsets appeared green and the moon appeared blue around the world for almost two years.

  • “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

  • Twenty-Four-Karat Gold is not pure gold since there is a small amount of copper in it. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

  • Electricity doesn’t move through a wire but through a field around the wire.

  • Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys? They are: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil), and Mazaru (Say¬† no evil ).

  • 55 per cent of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† hello, zzzzz zzzz ?

The power of words.

Froggies

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took
heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This story teaches two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.

Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words… it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way.

 Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.

Author Unknown

We all are carpenters.

What Goes Around Comes Around: (A short and inspirational Story of a Carpenter)

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire, and he told his boss of his plans to leave and live a more leisurely life with his wife. He would miss the paycheck, he could get by, but he needed to retire.

The contractor was sorry to see such a good worker go, and he asked the carpenter to build just one more house as a personal favor.

The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, the contractor came to inspect the house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” contractor said. “It is my gift to you.”

The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then with a shock we realize we have to live in the house we have built.

If we could do it over, we would do it much differently. But we cannot go back…

You are the carpenter of your life. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Your attitudes and the choices you make today build your “house” for tomorrow…

Some wise quotes.

I can clearly relate with each one of these quotes. They are so so real if only we thought of them when the situation arose. eg: the priority and option quote really hits the nail right in the head !  even the quote about nightmares and dreams, how true !  

 

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

– Dr. Seuss

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.

– Randall G Leighton

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

– Unknown

Feelings change ‚Äď memories don‚Äôt.

– Joel Alexander

Forgive your enemies, but never, never forget their names.

– John F. Kennedy

Being sad with the right people is better than being happy with the wrong ones.

– Philippos

Never allow someone to be your priority while you’re just their option

– Unknown

My best dreams and worst nightmares have the same people in them.

– Philippos

Words of Wisdom from the Qur’an

Islam is such a simple and beautiful religion yet there are people who¬†feel intimidated by this religion, perhaps they feel they may have to change so much of their own or their society’s beliefs¬†and habbits, just in order to accept that such a religion and such a¬†community is happily thriving in this world, The western media has depicted this religion with a torn image, one where little children are taught to fight with guns, women degraded and suffocating within heavy veils, cruel¬†looking men who are constantly plotting against the western world.¬†¬†

In all truth, In all my life I have never come across “ANYONE”¬†who actually experienced anything like that.

I have a British friend who spends more time of the year in Yemen with her “adopted” extended Muslim family than she does with her own family back in England.¬†¬†She is comfortable amongst simple minded, educated Muslim folks¬†who are just minding their own business and practising¬†their own religion. They love her for who¬†she is and accept her as family. Ofcourse she is a special human being all together but there are several people like her all over the world who¬†really like the¬†“True” muslims.¬†

Every muslim follows the teaching of the Quran and the sayings and practises of the Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh) which is¬†called Sunnah.¬†¬†¬†It pains me to see how the western Media¬†has distorted the image of Islam. Please¬†read on and think, I MEAN REALLY THINK, DO YOU THINK, A RELIGION THAT PREACHES THE BELOW,¬†COULD¬†IN ANY WAY BE An “E v i l Religion.¬†

Dubai is an example of how tolerant Muslims really are. Here is a rare balance between the islamic culture and the western expats¬†following their¬†own ways of life.¬† A¬†muslim girl cannot wear a hijab to school in france but a western women¬†can wear just about anything¬†(and most of the time they do take advantage of that “anything”)¬†in Dubai !! I mean, talk about Freedom !!! Why do they find a clause around my religion just to show that it supresses women. We wear Hijab because we like it… we are not forced into it ! It is MY FREEDOM to wear or not to wear !¬†HIJAB¬†is¬†MY IDENTITY, how dare anybody refuse me my right !¬†But are the authorities in France reasonable ? Hardly¬† ! and it shows¬†!!!¬†¬†

A sardar is allowed to wear his turban no matter which part of the world he goes to but if a Muslim woman wears a hijab, she is looked up as being supressed and backward, or if a Muslim man wears a beard and cap, he is looked up with suspicion and hate.

When a foreigner ( any country any religion ) does an act¬†of crime, he is called by his nationality not his religion. When was the last time anyone heard that a christian boy went on a killing spree in¬†xyz school ??? But it is so often that we hear of “Islamic Terrorist” nabbed in xyz¬†area of London. Why do they target Islam ???¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Like Dr Zakir Nair said, if an insane man drove a reputed branded car into the wall and had an accident, whom do you blame the car or the driver ?? Islam is the car and a Muslim is the driver. If one or a bunch of them goof up, why blame the religion ??        

aya-hadith 
I thought, I’d share with you some of the Words of wisdom from the Qur’an for some of my net friends and visitors.¬†

Hear are the Words or Wisdom from the Quran :

1. Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion, color, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job and so on
[17/70]

2. Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception
[33/70]

3. Choose best words to speak and say them in the best possible way
[17/53, 2/83]

4. Do not shout. Speak politely keeping your voice low.
[31/19]
 

5. Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful and ostentatious
[22/30]


6. Do not confound truth with falsehood
[2/42]


7. Say with your mouth what is in your heart
[3/167]


8. Speak in a civilized manner in a language that is recognised by the society and is commonly used
[4/5]


9. When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a relative
[6/152]


10. Do not be a bragging boaster
[31/18]


11. Do not talk, listen or do anything vain
[23/3, 28/55]


12. Do not participate in any paltry. If you pass near a futile play, then pass by with dignity
[25/72]


13. Do not verge upon any immodesty or lewdness whether surreptitious or overt
[6/151].


14. If, unintentionally, any misconduct occurs by you, then correct yourself expeditiously
[3/134].


15. Do not be contemptuous or arrogant with people
[31/18]


16. Do not walk haughtily or with conceit
[17/37, 31/18]


17. Be moderate in thy pace
[31/19]


18. Walk with humility and sedateness
[25/63]


19. Keep your gazes lowered devoid of any lecherous leers and salacious stares
[24/30-31, 40/19].


20. If you do not have complete knowledge about anything, better keep your mouth shut. You might think that speaking about something without full knowledge is a trivial matter. But it might have grave consequences
[24/15-16]


21. When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favorable view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter. Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and truthful evidence
[24/12-13]


22. Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone in ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did
[49/6]


23. Do not follow blindly any information of which you have no direct knowledge.
(Using your faculties of perception and conception) you must verify it for yourself. In the Court of your Lord, you will be held accountable for your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning
[17/36].


24. Never think that you have reached the final stage of knowledge and nobody knows more than yourself. Remember! Above everyone endowed with knowledge is another endowed with more knowledge [12/76].


Even the Prophet [p.b.u.h] was asked to keep praying, “O My sustainer! Advance me in knowledge.”
[20:114]


25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood. Live like members of one family, brothers and sisters unto one another
[49/10].


26. Do not make mockery of others or ridicule others
[49/11]


27. Do not defame others
[49/11]


28. Do not insult others by nicknames
[49/11]


29. Avoid suspicion and guesswork. Suspicion and guesswork might deplete
your communal energy
[49/12]


30. Spy not upon one another
[49/12]


31. Do not backbite one another
[49/12]


32. When you meet each other, offer good wishes and blessings for safety.
One who conveys to you a message of safety and security and also when a courteous greeting is offered to you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous or (at least) of equal courtesy
[4/86]


33. When you enter your own home or the home of somebody else, compliment the inmates
[24/61]


34. Do not enter houses other than your own until you have sought permission; and then greet the inmates and wish them a life of blessing, purity and pleasure
[24/27]


35. Treat kindly ” Your parents ” Relatives ” The orphans ” And those who have been left alone in the society
[4/36]


36. Take care of ” The needy, ” The disabled ” Those whose hard earned income is insufficient to meet their needs ” And those whose businesses have stalled ” And those who have lost their jobs.
[4/36]


37. Treat kindly ” Your related neighbours, and unrelated neighbours ” Companions by your side in public gatherings, or public transportation..
[4/36]


38. Be generous to the needy wayfarer, the homeless son of the street, and the one who reaches you in a destitute condition
[4/36]


39. Be nice to people who work under your care.
[4/36]


40. Do not follow up what you have given to others to afflict them with reminders of your generosity
[2/262].


41. Do not expect a return for your good behaviour, not even thanks
[76/9]


42. Cooperate with one another in good deeds and do not cooperate with others in evil and bad matters
[5/2]


43. Do not try to impress people on account of self-proclaimed virtues
[53/32]


44. You should enjoin right conduct on others but mend your own ways first. Actions speak louder than words. You must first practice good deeds yourself, then preach
[2/44]


45. Correct yourself and your families first [before trying to correct others]
[66/6]


46. Pardon gracefully if anyone among you who commits a bad deed out of ignorance, and then repents and amends
[6/54, 3/134]


47. Divert and sublimate your anger and potentially virulent emotions to creative energy, and become a source of tranquility and comfort to people
[3/134]


48. Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful exhortation. Reason with them most decently
[16/125]


49. Leave to themselves those who do not give any importance to the Divine code and have adopted and consider it as mere play and amusement
[6/70]


50. Sit not in the company of those who ridicule Divine Law unless they engage in some other conversation
[4/140]


52. In your collective life, make rooms for others
[58/11]


53. When invited to dine, Go at the appointed time. Do not arrive too early to wait for the preparation of meal or linger after eating to engage in bootless babble.
Such things may cause inconvenience to the host
[33/53]


54. Eat and drink [what is lawful] in moderation
[7/31].


55. Do not squander your wealth senselessly
[17/26]


56. Fulfil your promises and commitments
[17/34]


57. Keep yourself clean, pure
[9/108, 4/43, 5/6].


58. Dress-up in agreeable attire and adorn yourself with exquisite character from inside out
[7/26]


59. Seek your provision only by fair endeavour
[29/17, 2/188]


60. Do not devour the wealth and property of others unjustly, nor bribe the officials or the judges to deprive others of their possessions
[2/188]

51. Do not be jealous of those who are blessed [4/54]