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Sunday, March 26, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 506
And God made your houses places of quiet for you, and made you tents of hides, which you find light on the day of your departure and on the day you pitch your camp; and, from their wool, fur, and hair, furnishings and goods for a while. [16: 80]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not gloat over your brother's misfortune, lest Allah gives him well-being and afflict you. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Faith is experience by the heart, avowal by the tongue, and action by the limbs. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Mind Your Own Business. It's tough enough trying to create a life of serenity when dealing with your own mental tendencies, issues, real-life problems, habits, and the contradictions and complexities of life. But when you feel compelled to deal with other people's issues, your goal of becoming more peaceful becomes all but impossible. How often do you find yourself saying things like, "i wouldn't do that if I were him/her," or "I can't believe he did that," or "What is she/he thinking about?" How often are you frustrated, bothered, annoyed, or concerned about things that you not only cannot control or be of actual help with, but are also none of your business?
This is not a prescription to avoid being of help to people. Rather, it's about knowing when to help and when to leave something alone.Minding your own business goes far beyond simply avoiding the temptation to try to solve other people's problems. It also includes eavesdropping, gossiping, talking behind other people's backs, or analyzing or trying to figure out other people. One of the major reasons most of us focus on the shortcomings or problems of others is to avoid looking at ourselves.
When you catch yourself involved where you really don't belong, congratulate yourself for having the humility and wisdom to back off. In no time at all, you'll free up tons of extra energy to focus your attention where it's truly relevant or needed. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Food for Thought:
With God, all things are possible. Now what does that leave out.
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