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Being of service to others leads to happiness.

Verily, God will say to His servant as He is taking account of him on the Day of Judgment,

God: ‘O’ son of Adam, I was hungry and you did not feed me.’

Son of Adam: How can I feed you and you are the Lord of the worlds!

God: Did you not know that my servant so and so who is the son of so and so felt hunger, and you did not feed him. Alas! Had you fed him you would have found that (i.e. reward) with Me.

O’ son of Adam, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink.

Son of Adam: He will say, ‘How can I give you drink, and you are the Lord of the worlds

God: Did you not know that my servant so and so, the son of so and so felt thirsty and you did not give him drink. Alas! If you had given him, you would have found that (i.e. reward) with Me.

O’ son of Adam, I became sick and you did not visit Me.

Son of Adam: How can I visit you and you are the Lord of the worlds!

God: Did you not know that my servant so and so, the son of so and so became sick and you did not visit him. Alas! Had you visited him, you would have found me with him.’

– adapted from Muslim via Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

Feed the hungry, water the thirsty and visit the sick. For moe ideas, visit the Random acts of kindness page.

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Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.

(Dalai Lama)

We are choosing hope over fear.

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The beautiful song of a nightingale.

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Reinsamba at the Freesound project

The last in the series of the Fill the birdsong posts- the song of a nightingale. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful birdsong. Having never head this song before I was awestruck by this 2 minute excerpt from the original recording which can downloaded from the link below the player.

Take 2 minutes to pause and listen. Do you think the nightingale lives up to its reputation?

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (6) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (7) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong Finale: Nightingale

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The small bird that has the loudest song of any British bird and sings all year around is the…wren.

Unfortunately nobody was able to give the correct answer, although a special mention go to Maryam for taking the time to participate. The audio clip provides a little more information.

Quiz Part 8 (the final part) will be posted shortly- please spread the word and do join in.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (6) Quiz | Answer

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Can you recognise the birdsong?

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This small bird has the loudest song of any British bird and sings all year around.

Do you know which bird’s song this is? Please post your answers in the comments. Feel free to consult friends, colleagues and share this beautiful birdsong with others. Listen. Share. Smile.

A post with the answer, unscrambled photograph and more birdsong will follow.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (6) Quiz | Answer

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Song thrush

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The bird that often repeats its song twice over is the…song thrush.
That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!

Unfortunately nobody was able to give the correct answer, although a special mention go to Brad Beaman and mummyjaan for taking the time to participate. The audio clip provides a little more information.

Quiz Part 7 (the penultimate part, dare I say) will be posted shortly- please spread the word and do join in.

Fill the world with birdsong.

Birdsong introduction

Birdsong (1) Quiz | Answer || Birdsong (2) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (3) Quiz | Answer ||Birdsong (4) Quiz | Answer

Birdsong (5) Quiz | Answer

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