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Saturday, February 18, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 472
And God put mountains on the earth, lest it shake with you; and rivers and roads, that you may find your way; and landmarks. And they also find their way by the stars. [16: 15,16]
Hadith of the Day:
The worst of all people are those who cause others to fear their obscenities. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
In reality zakah exists upon everything, and the zakah to be taken from the intellect is that forbearance be shown when the fool speaks. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Remember that everything has God's fingerprints on it. Everything that God has created is potentially holy. Our task as humans is to find that holiness in what appear to be unholy situations. When we learn to do this, we will have learned to nurture our souls. It's easy to see God's beauty in a beautiful sunrise, a snow caped mountain, the smile of a healthy child, or in ocean waves crashing on a sandy beach. But we can learn to find the holiness in seemingly ugly circumstances--difficult life lessons, a family tragedy, or a struggle for life?
When our life is filled with a desire to see the holiness in everyday things, something magical begins to happen. A feeling of peace emerges. We begin to see nurturing aspects of daily living that were probably hidden to us. When we remember that everything has God's fingerprints on it, that alone makes it special. If we remember this spiritual fact while we are dealing with a difficult person or struggling to pay our bills, it broadens our perspective. It helps us to remember that God also created the person you are dealing with or that, despite your struggle to pay your bills, you are truly blessed to have all that you do.
Somewhere, in the back of your mind, try to remember that everything had God's fingerprints on it. The fact that we can't see the beauty in something doesn't suggest that it's not there. Rather, it suggests that we are not looking carefully enough or with a broad enough perspective to see it. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Food for Thought:
You can never get enough of what you want.
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