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Monday, July 24, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 586
And We sent down revelation truthfully, and the revelation came down truthfully. And We only sent you as a herald and a warner. [17: 105]
Hadith of the Day:
God has never dignified anyone due to his ignorance, nor humiliated anyone due to his knowledge. And wealth is never diminished as a result of charity. [Daylami]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The superiority of amassing knowledge over wealth is that while wealth is what was left behind by the likes of Fir'aun and Hamaan, knowledge is the inherited legacy of the Prophets themselves, and that on the Day of judgment it is your wealth you will be answerable for not your knowledge. [Ali radi allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Proving It to Ourselves: Trying to prove how good we are, trying to prove we are good enough, trying to show someone how much he or she has hurt us, trying to show someone we are understanding, are warning signs that we may be into our self-defeating behaviors. They can be an indication that we are trying to control someone. They can be an indication that we are not believing how good we are, that we are good enough, that someone is hurting us.
They can be warning that we have allowed ourselves to get hooked into a dysfunctional system. They may indicate that we are stuck in that cloudy fog of denial or doing something that is not good for us. Trying excessively to make a point with another may mean that we have not yet made that point with ourselves. Once we make that point with ourselves, once we understand, we will know what to do.
The issue is not about others are understanding and taking us seriously. The issue is not about others believing we are good and good enough. The issue is not about others seeing and believing how responsible or loving or competent we are. The issue is not about whether others realize how deeply we are feeling a particular feeling. We are the ones that need to see the light. Let go of your need to control outcomes by influencing the beliefs of others, concentrate on accepting yourself, rather than trying to prove something about yourself. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 6:28 PM
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