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Thursday, February 23, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 477
Those before them had schemed, but God took their structures from their foundations and the roof collapsed on them from over head; and the punishment came to them from where they did not perceive. [16: 26]
Hadith of the Day:
The greatest sins are to associate partners with Allah, to disobey one's parents and to bear false witness. [Bukhar & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Trust in God! Laugh in misfortune's face; it too will laugh.
As it laughs, it will diminish; it will be changed and transformed. [Said Nursi Badiuzzaman]
Guidance of the Day:
Understand the statement, "wherever you go, there you are," the significance of this statement is that it can teach you to stop constantly wishing you were somewhere else. We tend to believe that if we were somewhere else--on vacation, with other partner, in a different carrier, a different home, a different circumstance--somehow we would be happier and more content. We wouldn't!
The truth is, if you have destructive mental habits--if you get annoyed and bothered easily, if you feel angry and frustrated a great deal of the time, or if you are constantly wishing things were different, these identical tendencies will follow you, wherever you go. And the reverse is also true. If you are a generally happy person who rarely gets annoyed and bothered, then you can move from place to place, from person to person, with very little negative impact.
Something wonderful begins to happen with the simple realization that life, like an automobile, is driven from the inside out, not the other way around. As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be, you begin to find peace right now, in the present. Then, as you move around, try new things, and meet new people, you carry that sense of inner peace with you. It's absolutely true that "Wherever you go, there you are." [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Du'a of the Week:
Allahumma'hfazni mim bayni yadayya wa min khalfi, wa an yamini, wa an shimali, wa min fawqi wa min tahti. (O'Allah! Protect me from (the evil that comes from) in front of me, behind my back, my right, my left, and from above me and from below me).
Food for Thought:
Your body is a garage where you park your soul. Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored...Boredom is a choice.
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