Thursday, February 02, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 458
And We only created the heavens and the earth and everything in between them for justice; and since the end of time is sure to come, then forgive with gracious forgiveness. [15: 85]
Hadith of the Day:
The noblest act of worship is to make dua. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The greatest I'tikaf that one can observe is that the Divine Commands and prohibitions never leave his sight. [Abu Othman Sa'ad]
Guidance of the Day:
Be the first one to act loving and reach out. So many of us hold on to little resentments that may have stemmed from an argument, a misunderstanding, the way we are raised, or some other painful event. Stubbornly, we wait for someone else to reach out to us--believing this is the only way we can forgive or rekindle a friendship or family relationship. Although, as is usually the case when someone takes the chance and reaches out, everyone wins.
Whenever we hold on to anger, we turn "small stuff" into really "big stuff" in our minds. We start to believe that our position are more important than our happiness. They are not. If you want to be a more peaceful person you must understand that being right is almost never more important than allowing yourself to be happy. The way to be happy is to let go, and reach out. Let other people be right.
This doesn't mean that you're wrong. Everything will be fine. You'll experience the peace of letting go, as well as the joy of letting others be right. You'll also notice that, as you reach out and let others be "right," they will become less defensive and more loving toward you. They might even reach back. But, if for some reason they don't, that's okay too. You'll have the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your part to create a more loving world and certainly you'll be more peaceful yourself. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Du'a of the Week:
Allahumma inni as'aluka'l-afwa wa'l-afiyata wa'l-mu'afati'd-daa'imata fi dini wa dunyaya wa ahli wa maali. (O Allah! I seek of Your pardon, well-being, and constant safety in my religion, worldly life, family and possessions) ameen.
Food for Thought:
There is no excess or wastefulness in good and benevolence--so long as they are for the deserving, so too there is no good at all in wastefulness and immoderateness.
Posted by Zaki at 5:18 PM