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Sabar dan Ikhlas

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“Kamu tahu Fahri, apa yang sedang terjadi pada dirimu saat ini?”
“Aku difitnah…!”
“Tidak…! Tapi, ketahuilah, bahwa sesungguhnya, saat ini Allah sedang berbicara kepadamu. Dia berbicara kepadamu lewat penderitaanmu. Dia sedang mengajarimu arti sebuah kesombongan”
“Apa yang aku sombongkan? Aku tidak punya apa-apa. Aku bantu perempuan itu, karena aku menghormati perempuan. Tapi lihat, apa balasannya kepadaku? Dia memfitnahku!”
“Itulah kesombonganmu..! Kamu merasa paling benar! Merasa paling suci! Ingat, ketika Nabi Yusuf dipenjara karena difitnah oleh Zulaikha? Beliau lebih memilih dipenjara. Dalam doanya, beliau berkata: “Ya Allah, jika penjara lebih baik bagiku daripada di alam bebas, maka aku ikhlas menerimanya”. Lihat Fahri, Nabi Yusuf lebih memilih berada di penjara, asal bisa tetap dekat dengan Allah, daripada di alam bebas, tapi berkumpul dengan orang-orang yang penuh dusta!”
“Lantas, aku harus bagaimana?”
“Kamu harus sabar dan ikhlas Fahri, karena itulah inti Islam. Saat ini, kesabaran…

JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech (Benefits of failure)

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Ultimately, we all have to decide for ourselves what constitutes failure, but the world is quite eager to give you a set of criteria if you let it. So I think it fair to say that by any conventional measure, a mere seven years after my graduation day, I had failed on an epic scale. An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless. The fears that my parents had had for me, and that I had had for myself, had both come to pass, and by every usual standard, I was the biggest failure I knew.

Muhammad Ali, what are you going to do when you retire from boxing?

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Muhammad Ali is perhaps the most well-known American convert to Islam. A three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who embraced Islam in 1965, Ali is one of the first public figures in America to be identified with Islam. In fact, no other athlete has been given more media attention than he. Ali has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated more than thirty times, and his name and face are known to people all over the world.
Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, of a Baptist mother and Methodist father. He started boxing at a young age so as to be able to buy his parents a car; by the time he was in his twenties, many considered him the greatest fighter of all time. After winning the Rome Olympics in 1960, he became the darling of the American public--handsome, charming, and greatly successful. In 1963 he recorded an album in which he extolled his own merits ("I am the greatest") in a stunt that brought him even greater publicity.
Here it the in…