Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 578
And We reveal from the Recital what is a cure and a mercy for the believers. But it only increases the wrongdoers in deviation. [17: 82]
Hadith of the Day:
Prayer is the central pillar of religion; prayer is the key to every good. [Hakim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
There is not good in a person who has no modesty with respect to others. [Hudhaifa ibn alYamaan]
Guidance of the Day:
Learning New Behaviors: Life is a gentle teacher. She wants to help us learn. The lessons she wants to teach us are the lessons we chose to learn to before we were born. Others say they are the lessons that were chosen for us. It's frustrating to be in the midst of learning. It is like sitting in algebra class, listening to a teacher explain a subject beyond our comprehension. We do not take understanding for granted. It may feel like someone is torturing us with messages that we shall never understand. We strain and strain. We feel angry. Frustrated. Confused. Finally, in despair, we turn away, deciding that that formula will never be available to our mind.
Later, while taking a quiet walk, we break through. Quietly, the gift of understanding has reached that deepest place in us. We understand. We have learned. The next day in class, it's hard for us to imagine not knowing. It is hard to remember the frustration and confusion of those who have not yet caught on. It seems so easy...now.
Life is a Gentle Teacher. She will keep repeating the lesson until we learn. It is okay to become frustrated. Confused. Angry. Sometimes it is okay to despair. Then, it is okay to walk away and allow the breakthrough to come. It shall. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
When the believer is overcome by misfortune, only by repenting can he truly find a way out of his difficulties.
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