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Wednesday, June 07, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 568
(God) said, "Go: and if any of them follow you, hell is your reward, an ample reward. And inflame any of them you can with your voice, and attack them with your cavalry and your infantry; and share with them in properties and children and make promises to them."--But Satan promises them nothing but deception. [!7: 63,64]
Hadith of the Day:
Beware of suspicion, for it is the most deceitful of thoughts. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Islam expects of its followers that they will be masters of live hearts and wakeful conscience, which would ensure the protection of the rights of God and humanity and which would also protect their actions from the commitment of excesses. [Muhammad al Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
Appreciating Our Past: It is easy to be negative about past mistakes and unhappiness. But it is more healing to look at ourselves and our past in the light of experience, acceptance, and growth. Our past is a series of lessons that advance us to higher levels of living and loving. The relationships we entered, stayed in, or ended taught us necessary lessons. Some of us have emerged from the most painful circumstances with strong insights about who we are and what we want.
Our mistakes? Necessary. Our frustrations, failures, and sometimes stumbling attempts at growth and progress? Necessary too. Each step of the way, we learned. We went through exactly the experiences we needed to, to become who we are today. Each step of the way, we progressed. Is our past a mistake? No. The only mistake we can make is mistaking that for truth. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
One is judged by one's dominant characteristics. From the lack of fairness is to expect refinement in the world, while you yourself are unrefined.
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