Posts Tagged Kindness

Never look down on anybody unless You’re helping him up … !


Let the beauty we love …

Be what we do …

There are hundreds of ways to kneel,

And kiss the ground …

Rumi

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Waiting for the time when the word “Discrimination” is no longer exist in any dictionary…


“You can forget those who hurt you physically
And forgive those who hurt you emotionally,
but you can never
Forget or Forgive
Those who discriminated against you personally.”

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Child Abuse, a Lifetime Shadow!


While the bruises of the body fade in time, the scars of child abuse never fade. Children are never the same again after an abuser has entered their lives, they loose not only the innocence of childhood, but also the chance at a normal future. One cannot erase the memories of abuse, they live in conscious and the subconscious, invading every aspect of ones life. Child abuse victims are given a life sentence, forced to live in the shadows of their abusers.

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Dove


  Autumn is my favorite season, It’s beautiful when leaves on trees and shrubs changing colour from green into shades of yellow, orange and red, nature look as if she is celebrating,  and it’s amazing to watch the birds change colour and sometimes they fall from the trees.

An Injured Dove in My Hands

We found an injured bird on the ground; we gently picked up the bird and hold it firmly, then cleaned her feathers and gave her food. She was calmly looking at us; it was like she is saying: “ Be wise; soar not too high to fall; but stoop to rise because wisdom is often nearer when we stoop than when we soar. You should hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” And indeed we should learn a lesson from the birds. They feed those who cannot fly far; they help and serve each other with no thought of reward.

 

Dove In My Hand ready to freely fly with silent and peacefully soaring in the clouds

When she was well enough, we let her go to freely fly with silent and peacefully soaring in the clouds …

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The Wise Man …


Ali Said: “I am amazed at the heart of man: It possesses the substance of wisdom as well as the opposites contrary to it … for if hope arises in it, it is brought low by covetousness: and if covetousness is aroused in it, greed destroys it. If despair possesses it, self piety kills it: and if it is seized by anger, this is intensified by rage. If it is blessed with contentment, then it forgets to be careful; and if it is filled with fear, then it becomes preoccupied with being cautious. If it feels secure , then it is overcome by vain hopes; and if it is given wealth, then its independence makes it extravagant. If want strikes it, then it is smitten by anxiety. If it is weakened by hunger, then it gives way to exhaustion; and if it goes too far in satisfying its appetites, then its inner becomes clogged up. So all its shortcomings are harmful to it, and all its excesses corrupt it.”

Ali was the first male to accept the message of his cousin Mohammad,the Islamic prophet and embrace Islam.

Ali is respected for his courage, knowledge, belief, honesty, unbending devotion to Islam, deep loyalty to Mohammad, equal treatment of all people and generosity in forgiving his defeated enemies.

Scottish Orientalist William Muir declared that Ali was “Endowed with a clear intellect, warm in affection, and confiding in friendship, he was from the boyhood devoted heart and soul to the Prophet. Simple, quiet, and unambitious, when in after days he obtained the rule of half of the Muslim world, it was rather thrust upon him than sought.”

Imam Ali

The English historian Edward Gibbon stated: “The zeal and virtue of Ali were never outstripped by any recent proselyte. He united the qualifications of a poet, a soldier, and a saint; his wisdom still breathes in a collection of moral and religious sayings; and every antagonist, in the combats of the tongue or of the sword, was subdued by his eloquence and valour. From the first hour of his mission to the last rites of his funeral, the apostle was never forsaken by a generous friend, whom he delighted to name his brother, his vicegerent, and the faithful Aaron of a second Moses.”

The poet Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer Khalil Gibran said of him: “In my view, ʿAlī was the first Arab to have contact with and converse with the universal soul. He died a martyr of his greatness, he died while prayer was between his two lips. The Arabs did not realise his value until appeared among their Persian neighbors some who knew the difference between gems and gravels.

What shows Ali’s policies and ideas of governing is his instruction to Malik al-Ashtar, when appointed by him as governor of Egypt. This instruction which is considered by many Muslims and even non-Muslims as the ideal constitution for Islamic governance involved detailed description of duties and rights of the ruler and various functionaries of the state and the main classes of society at that time.

Ali wrote in his instruction to Malik al-Ashtar:

Infuse your heart with mercy, love and kindness for your subjects. Be not in face of them a voracious animal, counting them as easy prey, for they are of two kinds:either they are your brothers in religion or your equals in creation. Error catches them unaware, deficiencies overcome them, (evil deeds) are committed by them intentionally and by mistake. So grant them your pardon and your forgiveness to the same extent that you hope God will grant you His pardon and His forgiveness. For you are above them, and he who appointed you is above you, and God is above him who appointed you. God has sought from you the fulfillment of their requirements and He is trying you with them.

Do not feel ashamed to forgive and forget. Do not hurry over punishments and do not be pleased and do not be proud of your power to punish. Do not get angry and lose your temper quickly over the mistakes and failures of those over whom you rule. On the contrary, be patient and sympathetic with them. Anger and desire of vengeance are not going to be of much help to you in your administration.

Never say to yourself, “I am their Lord, their ruler and all in all over them and that I must be obeyed submissively and humbly” because such a thought will unbalance your mind, will make you vain and arrogant, will weaken your faith in religion and will make you seek support of any power other than that of Allah . If you ever feel any pride or vanity on account of your sway and rule over your subjects then think of the supreme sway and rule of the Lord over the Universe, the extent of His creations, the supremacy of His Might and Glory, His Power to do things which you cannot even dream of doing and His control over you which is more dominating than that which you can ever achieve over anything around you. Such thoughts will cure your mental weakness, will keep you away from vanity and rebellion, will reduce your arrogance and haughtiness and will take you back to the sanity which you had foolishly deserted.

Since the majority of Ali’s subjects were nomads and peasants, he was concerned with agriculture. He instructed to Malik to give more attention to development of the land than to the collection of the tax, because tax can only be obtained by the development of the land and whoever demands tax without developing the land ruins the country and destroys the people.

George Jurdaq is a Christian scholar and researcher who became fascinated with the inspirational and educational guidelines of Imam Ali (A.S.) for building the individual as well as societies. Because of his extreme liking and admiration he was motivated for undertaking a thorough research; the fruits of these painstaking efforts was the outcome of a precious and novel book titled: “Imam Ali – the Voice of Justice for Humanity”

Imam Ali

Ali is respected not only as a warrior and leader, but as a writer and religious authority. Numerous range of disciplines from theology and exegesis to calligraphy and numerology, from law and mysticism to Arabic grammar and Rhetoric regarded as having been first adumbrated by Ali.

Prophet Mohammad(s) told about him “I’m the city of knowledge and Ali is its gate…”

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Convert Love Into Life


http://www.mahak-charity.org/english/main.php

About two decades ago a mother who had experienced having a child with cancer and had witnessed first hand the difficulties faced by her child, pledged to set up a center that would act as a refuge for children and their families in a similar situation.

The Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer, known as MAHAK, began its activities in 1991 as a non governmental, non-profit organization. In less than two decades, with the backing of public trust and support and with the application of the latest scientific and medical techniques, MAHAK has reached an inspiring level of support of children with cancer, achieving its goal of the reduction of the mortality rate, as well as a continuous increase in the number of completed treatment cases.

 

MAHAK’s statistics shows the completion of treatment of 35% of children in the year 2008. During a 17 year period the organization has managed to support over 13000 children.

As for the organizational standards, a major achievement of MAHAK was gaining the Société Generale de Surveillance (SGS) Verified Certificate of NGO Benchmarking in November 2007. The Society was the first non-governmental organization in the Middle East to do so. The award is only given to NGOs which meet the highest international standards in the nine areas of: Board of Trustees, Strategies, Honest Management, Communications, Human Resources, Allocation and Control of the Financial Resources, Executive operations, Operational Results and Continuity of Improvement.

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
Mother Teresa

“Generosity is to help a people without their request, and if you help them after their request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.”
Imam Ali

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Tolerance


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Tolerance, kindness and dignity have a unique place among moral principles. When tolerance is gone, there’s always force and violence, not to mention ashes always fly back into the face of him who throws them to some one else!

Just imagine a world, full of people with same opinion, how dull that world would be! The price of the democratic way of life is a growing appreciation of people’s differences, not merely as tolerable, but as the essence of a rich and rewarding human experience.

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