Saturday, January 21, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 446
We set out the constellations in the sky, and made them beautiful to beholders, and We have guarded them from every accursed devil, except anyone who steals a hearing; a bright flaming fire follows him. [15: 16,17,18]
Hadith of the Day:
Among the well known wisdom of the prophets is the saying, 'If you have no shame, then do as you please.' [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
It is crucial that man take Allah as his companion, and if he cannot then he must keep the company of those who Allah has befriended. They in turn can allow him to reach Allah thereby, helping him to fulfill the goal of this world and the next. [Abu Bakr Saidlani]
Guidance of the Day:
Let go of the idea that gentle, relaxed people can't be super achievers. One of the major reasons so many of us remain hurried, frightened, and competitive, and continue to live life as if it were one giant emergency, is our fear that if we were to become more peaceful and loving, we would suddenly stop achieving our goals. We would become lazy and apathetic.
You can put this fear to rest by realizing that the opposite is actually true. Fearful, frantic thinking takes enormous amount of energy and drains the creativity and motivation from our lives. When you are fearful or frantic, you literally immobilize yourself from your greatest potential, not to mention enjoyment. And success that you have is despite your fear, not because of it. When you have what you want (inner peace), you are less distracted by your wants, needs, desires, and concerns. It's thus easier to concentrate, focus, achieve your goals, and give back to others. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Food for Thought:
To repent from a sin is a necessary obligation, but to prevent oneself from sin is even moreso.
Posted by Zaki at 2:58 PM