One of the companions of the Messenger said, “I accompanied Talha Ibn Ubaidullah on journeys and stayed with him at home and I have not found anyone who was more generous with money, with clothes and with food than Talha.”
One of those who were promised Jannah and among the first eight to accept Islam, Talhah Ibn Ubaydullah (R.A) was the cousin of Abu Bakr (R.A) and one of the greatest companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him).
Born in 596 A.D to the tribe of Banu Taym of the Quraysh, he converted to Islam at the early age of 18 through Abu Bakr (R.A). This was not taken well with his family and tribe, who tortured him severely.
After participating in Al-Hijrah (migration from Makkah to Madina), he was said to participate in many battles, namely the Battle of Uhud where he fought bravely. Whenever after that there was a mention of Uhud, Abu Bakr (R.A) used to say, “That day, that entire day, belonged to Talha.”
Talhah (R.A) was extremely generous, often being referred to as Talhat-ul-Khair (Talhah the generous).
During the Battle of the Camel, Talhah (R.A) could not accept fighting those of his own, and thus withdrew. Rebels who disliked this withdrawal which ultimately led to his assassination in 656 A.D
On a night when Talha (R.A) was looking very anxious, his wife Umm Kulthum asked the for the reason behind is worry. To this he answered, "But I have been thinking since last night: how can a man think of his Lord and Sustainer when he goes to sleep with this wealth in his house?" To this, his Umm Kulthum suggested that he distribute it among the needy. The next morning, Talha (R.A) gathered all the money bags in his house and distributed them among the poor and needy.
In 1707, a boy no more than five years old left the African Gold Coast for Amsterdam aboard a ship belonging to the Dutch West India Company. He then had to travel another few hundred miles to Wolfenbüttel, the home of Anton Ulrich, a major patron of the European Enlightenment. The ducal library in Wolfenbüttel housed one of the most magnificent book collections in the world. The librarian was Gottfried Leibniz. The boy, Anton Wilhelm “Amo,” learned to read in six languages. He taught in two universities. In middle age he returned to the Gold Coast, where he was revered as a sage.
From “On the Kidnapped African Boy Who Became a German Philosopher” by Kwame Anthony Appiah for Lit Hub
Why are you in your business?
Or, do you want to start a business?
I talk a lot to young people that are just starting their business and I also talk to a lot of experienced entrepreneurs.
It’s interesting what questions they both have.
I like to learn about the driving force that made people successful. If I can just adopt a bit of it to my business, I can get successful too. This thought I kept for the last 20+ years and guess what: it worked.
In this episode we are talking about questions that business starters and advanced have.
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Do what you love and love what you do.
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Do you know this song? It was a big hit when I was in secondary school, about eight years ago. But I still like it! 😄
Sometimes the best thing you can do is to act quickly. It’s okay to be loose and careless from time to time, you don’t have to overthink everything! There are situations in life when you should listen to your heart and just do what you have to do without thinking. I know something like this could end in disaster, but it could also turn into something beautiful!
So don’t hesitate guys, just do what you have to do and work hard to bring the best out of it! 😉💪
I took so many bad and good career decisions in my life. I have to say all of them thought me exceptional lessons. However, the most important one has been that you cannot build satisfying career without a passion. Of course, like all of us, I have bad days (hello, mercury in retrograde, talking to you!), when you feel numb and useless at what you do. But at the end of the day if the idea of the job you have excites you, you’re definitely on a right path. Keep going!
The festival of Holi brings about a resurgence of energy, and a grandeur of colours and love into the routine of our city.
Featured in this image is the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, reimagined with a #planecrazy holi twist.
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Digital Illustration by @plane.crazy.studios
Hoping to remember to catch their new favorite song choice on the mini trip today. Ya'll will understand why I'm down to collect all the good hearts to be in our chosen family that we come across. These girls are gamechangers 😅 Happy super full moon. Get under the stars tonight 🌝🌠