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The Mercy of Allah (God)

God Almighty is full of love and kindness to His creation. All blessings and goodness in this world and the next are clear proofs of His Mercy. Indeed, Islam teaches that God is more merciful toward us than our own mothers. How can it be otherwise, when some of God’s names and attributes include:

These names all indicate that God is characterized by mercy, goodness and generosity. They testify to the vastness and perfection of His Mercy, which He blesses all of His creation. This same creation is addressed by God, when He says, “O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as the earth.”

Throughout life, people continually receive Allah’s blessings, be it good health, sight, hearing, nourishment, clean air, children, wealth and countless others. Some use their God-given gifts of intelligence and reasoning to acknowledge these blessings, grasp the purpose of their existence, and thereby submit themselves to Allah. Others, however, do not appreciate the Mercy of Allah toward their own selves, even though He feeds and sustains them despite their disobedience toward Him. They are given mobility, enjoyment, freedom of thought and action, despite their outright denial of Him. Their very existence would not be, were it not for the Mercy of Allah.

Ultimately, everyone has the free will to acknowledge their blessings, use them in a manner ordained by Allah (the Lord of mankind) and worship Him alone. Below, we have outlined a glimpse of such blessings, because

“... if you were to try and count the favours of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”

Who put the music on my phone?

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When I was a kid my grandfather use to call me and say, “John come here and listen this song on the telephone...” I was 8 and always use to wonder that how come it is possible that we can listen songs on the telephone, I only knew that the telephone or the speaker in it is only use to either talk or listen to any person sitting on the other side of the phone

As I grew old and gain wisdom, I came to know that there is some procedure through which you can set any song or inspirational speech or whatever you want your caller to listen when you keep the phone on hold. That makes complete sense to me that if I am calling any person and he tells me to keep on hold for a minute or two or more than that, what? Why? And many questions arouse in my mind like, why I hold the phone and listen to that never ending boring sound? Its better that I disconnect the call right now and call back later or maybe not. So if I am running a business on large scale, this thing would hardly matter to me because I have so many of clients that if 3 or 4 gets bounce off I won’t care, but if I do small scale business then I need to take care of my each and every caller that he did not get bounce off without knowing anything I use to ponder it more frequently.

Last day of my graduation, my father told me that I have to work with him in our business so from now onwards I have to go office daily with my father and learn how he handles the work, how he tackles the worse cases and how much pressure one have to take care off while doing any work.

The very first day out of the blue my dad asked me to take the call from the other phone and listen to how he deals with it. He was so perfect at that I was shocked how he converted a caller into a client who was no more interested in our business.

Later that day I asked my dad about that song thing I use to listen since I was a kid, I was very curious to know about that. My father told me that these kinds of services they also use for their clients, keeping them from getting bored. These are generally called as Message on hold services or music on hold. This is very helpful for small business owners like us, and his father my grandfather obviously thought of this service when he started business, he started this on one or two phone numbers, he always use to tell me that this was so new to business at that time and so interesting that all workers use to gather around to listen and enjoy the joyful music. Later on when we see that a little bit of positive profit is coming through this service, and we put them on all our telephones. This was ‘The Answer’ to affordable, effective and professional on hold message solutions. Finally at last I was happy to know the answer to my question ”Who put the music on the phone??”

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