ohn Gurdon’s school report on his abilities in science left little doubt. “It has been,” his teacher at Eton wrote, “a disastrous half.” Moreover , Gurdon’s hopes of a career in the field were “quite ridiculous”.
Sixty years on, Sir John Gurdon, fellow of the Royal Society, has received an equally unambiguous but wholly different report. The 79-year-old has, it was exp: lained, “revolutionised our understanding of how cells and organisms develop”. The authors of the latest report were even more distinguished than an Etonian master: they were the Nobel Prize Committee. read more http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article3561800.ece
Ibne Abbaas narrates: One day, I was (riding) behind the Prophet, when he said to me: “O boy! Indeed, I will teach you (some) words of wisdom: Guard the Commandments of Allah, He will guard you! Guard the Commandments of Allah, you will find Him before you (Allah will help you). If you ask, ask from Allah alone; and when you seek help, seek help from Allah alone, and believe that if the entire mankind gathered to benefit you by anything, they cannot benefit you except by that which Allah has written for you! And if they gathered to harm you with anything, they cannot harm you except by that which Allah has written for you. The pens of destiny have been lifted and the (ink of the) scrolls has dried!” Nnarrated by Imam Tirmidhi