Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pearls of Wisdom 403

1. Whoever strives against himself for sadaqas, infaq (Charities) etc to conquer
stinginess and fear of poverty -- financial problems flee from him.

2. Darknesses come to us to make us realize and appreciate the blessings.

3. This world is remote and far from Allah Most High except for that which is just
for Him.

4. Every single evil pleasure that leads to desire like it, is a weapon of Satan.
Every single good  pleasure that leads to desire like it, is from Allah Most High.

5. Our entire life is one single breath, so we need to be avid and keen that it
be for us not against us.

6. Sign of a dying heart is that one feels no grief over the missed opportunities
to attain closeness to Allah Most High nor any regret for the sins one commits.

7. Be avid  and watchful for that which remains -- the remaining time is beyond
any  price, one can catch up with what one missed with the perpetual holding of
the Divine.

8. A single moment is worth the price of heavens and earth. The life lived without
purpose (i.e. striving to attain Paradise), is like the most precious jewel sold for
the lowest price.

9. The things that bring one closer to Allah Most High are fear of Allah, hope in
Allah, and love of Allah Most High.

10. Allah Most High has made the next world to reward His believing slaves -- a
reward which this world cannot contain, for ever and ever in quality and quantity.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lesson of the day 1410

Ayah of the Day:
Say, "Do you see if God made the day last for you until the day of resurrection, what deity other
than God would give you night in which to rest? Won't you then observe?" [28: 72]

Hadith of the Day:
I bring good tidings to the one who holds back his anger, and to the one who does not say
what is not to be said, and to the knower who acts upon his knowledge. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever reckons his words to be among his works (for which he will be requited), his words
are few except in what concerns him. [Fudhayl bin Iyad]

Guidance of the Day:
Have you ever noticed that lessons tend to repeat themselves? Lessons will be repeated to
you in various forms until you have learned them. Awareness is the process of becoming fully
conscious. Cultivating awareness is a lifelong process. Every moment presents you with an
opportunity to remain awake or to slip into unconscious behavior. The opportunity to learn
the lesson of awareness is presented each time you feel a sense of discontent in your life.

Simply noticing your behavior can bring you to awareness. When you observe your actions
as an objective spectator, you remove the filter of self-judgment and allow yourself to see
the patterns that you are repeating. As you watch yourself in a variety of situations and notice
similar actions and reactions, you bring to light the common thread attached to the necessary
lesson. Since lessons are repeated until learned, and since you cannot learn lessons until you
become aware of them, it makes sense that you will need to cultivate awareness if you are to
ever progress from where you are right now on your path.
[Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]

Food for Thought:
Time is the wisest of all counselors. Time and tide wait for no man. Lost time is never found
again. Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. As if
you could kill time without injuring eternity.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Perfect understanding....

Questions answered by Turkish Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi 

What Is Poison?
Rumi  - Any thing which is more than our necessity is Poison.
It may be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love,
Ambition, Hate or Anything.

What Is Fear?
Rumi - Non acceptance of Uncertainty.
If we accept that uncertainty,
it becomes Adventure.

What Is Envy?
Rumi - Non acceptance of Good in others.
If we accept that Good, it becomes Inspiration.

What Is Anger?
Rumi - Non acceptance of things which are beyond our control.
If we accept, it becomes Tolerance.

What Is Hatred?
Rumi - Non acceptance of person as he/she Is.
If we accept person unconditionally, it becomes Love.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pearls of Wisdom 402

1. There's only one thing more contagious than the measles; and that's a good example.

2. The reason many people don't climb the ladder of success is that they are waiting for
the elevator.

3. The human soul is not made for jealousy and revenge.

4. "Today is my only day" is one of the most important statements in the dictionary of
happiness, for those who desire to live life in its fullest splendor and brilliance.

5. If you desire to be accepted by all and loved by all, you desire the unattainable --
desire to be accepted by God.

6. This is the way of the noble: they face difficulties with firm resolution, and they
wrestle hardship to the ground.

7. Do not be preoccupied with matters that are insignificant. If you follow this advice,
you will find that most of your worries will have left you.

8. The heart should be filled with tenderness, virtue, benevolence, and a genuine love
for spreading goodness to all those that are connected to it.

9. If you seek happiness, then seek out knowledge and enlightenment, and you will
find anxiety, depression, and grief will leave you.

10. Live every day as if it were the last day of your life -- with this frame of mind and
outlook toward life, you have no reason to allow sadness or anger to steal the little time you have.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lesson of the day 1409

Ayah of the Day:
And whoever accepts guidance only accepts guidance for the good of his own soul; but if anyone strays, then say, "I am only a warner. [27: 92]

Hadith of the Day:
Good news for those who are sincere! They are the lamps enlightening the path to truth. They uncover the darkness of all who cause mischief. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Among mankind the best protector of his heart is the one who is most in possession of his tongue. [Dhun nun al Misri]

Guidance of the Day:
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "life." Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them. The meaning of life is different for every individual. Each person has his or her own purpose and distinct path, unique and separate from anyone else's. As you travel your life path, you will be presented with numerous lessons that you will need to learn in order to fulfill that purpose. The lessons you are presented with are specific for you; learning these lessons is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life.

You will be presented with lessons in every circumstance that surfaces in your life. When you experience pain, you learn a lesson. When you feel joy, you learn a different lesson. For every action or event, there is an accompanying lesson that must be learned. There really is no way to avoid the lessons you are presented with, nor is there any chance that you will be able to skirt around the learning process. [If Life is a Game, These are the Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott]

Food for Thought:
Scoff not at the natural defects of any which are not in their power to amend. It is cruel to beat a cripple with his own crutches! Mockery is the weapon of those who have no other. Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools. It is the language of the devil. Jests that give pains are no jests.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

I have learnt that....

By changing our thinking,
We change our beliefs;

When we change our beliefs,
We change our expectations;

When we change our expectations,
We change our attitude;

When we change our attitude,
We change our behavior;

When we change our behavior,
We change our performance;

When we change our performance,
We change our life;

Life is like a book of three pages -- first page is 'birth', last  page is 'death',
center page is 'empty', it is up to us how we fill our page.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Facts about Anger....


"The strong is not the one who is physically powerful, but indeed, the one who controls himself when angry." [Bukhari]

1. He who angers you controls you.

2. If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size.

3. Anger is a momentary madness, it is only one letter short of danger.

4. Anger begins with folly, and ends with regret -- how much more grievous are the consequences of
anger than the causes of it.

5. Consider how much more you suffer from your anger and grief, than from those things for which
you are angry and grieved.

6. Speak when you are angry -- and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

7. For every minute you remain angry you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

8. No man can think when his fists are clenched.

9. Anger is a killing thing -- it kills the angry man, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before it,
it takes something from him.

10. Holding to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing at someone else -- imagine what
it will do to the person's hand who is holding it.

11. Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.

12. Anger blows out the lamp of mind -- thus an angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.

13. When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.

14. Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.


15. Anyone can become angry -- that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the
right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- is something we all need to practice.

16. The best remedy for anger is delay.

Also repeating after ever salah seven times"Ya Subbooh, Ya Quddoos, Ya Ghafoor, Ya Wadood", will help us
control our anger, inshaAllah.