You Rise Today
Author: M. Omar Iftikhar
Reviewed by Maham Syedain
MOmar Iftikhar is a short story writer, blogger, columnist, author with more than 360 published articles in English language newspapers and magazines including Us magazine.
‘You Rise Today’ is basically a self-help book that has wise advice. It deals with the bittersweet facets of life that one goes through to survive and become successful.
Throughout the book, one can find chunks of helpful insights on different aspects of life. Author discusses how our perception can be shaped by our experience, the writer progresses to the next stage: bravery. The one who fears, cannot head towards actualization unless he overcomes his fears.
He discusses how hope works for both - optimists and pessimists. It is the vision and drive to go to any length that motivates one to keep thriving. Positive thoughts help us keep from falling into despair and giving up.
The narrative is simple and effective and the author has used his own real life experiences to motivate the readers. The book is definitely worth a read.
Narrated by Abu Huraira (R.A)
While the Prophet (S.A.W) was saying something in a gathering, a Bedouin came and asked him, “When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?” Allah’s apostle continued his talk, so some people said that Allah’s apostle had heard the question, but did not like what that Bedouin had asked. Some of them said that Alllah’s Apostle had not heard it. When the Prophet finished his speech, he said, “Where is the questioner, who enquired about the Hour (Doomsday)?” The Bedouin said, “I am here, O Allah’s Apostle.” Then the Prophet said, “When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday).” The Bedouin said, “How will that be lost?” The Prophet said, “When the power or authority comes in the hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.)”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 56
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