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Saturday, July 29, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 591
And say, "Praise be to God, who has not begotten a son and has no partner in dominion, and needs no protector from abasement; extol the greatness of God. [17: 111]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not belittle any act of kindness, even that of greeting your brother with a cheerful countenance. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The superiority of amassing knowledge over wealth is that wealth tends to create enemies, whereas knowledge tends to warm hearts, and that knowledge results in the heart's illumination, whereas wealth results in its agitation. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Solving Problems: Problems are made to be solved! Some of us spend more time reacting to the fact that we have a problem than we do solving the problem. Problems are inevitable. Some problems can be anticipated. Some are surprises. But the idea that problems occur regularly need never be a surprise. The good news is that for every problem, there's a solution. Sometimes the solution is immediate. Sometimes, it takes awhile to discover. Sometimes, the solution involves letting go. Sometimes, the problem is ours to solve; sometimes it isn't.
Sometimes, there is something we can clearly do to solve the problem; other times, we need to struggle, flounder, do our part, then trust our Higher Power for help. Sometimes, the problem is just part of life. Sometimes, the problem is important because we are learning something through the problem and its solution. Sometimes, problems end up working out for good in our life. They get us headed in a direction that is superior to one we may otherwise have taken. Sometimes, problems just are; sometimes they are a warning sign that we are on the wrong track.
We can learn to accept problems as an inevitable part of life. We can learn to solve problems. We can learn to identify which problems are trying to lead us in a new direction, and which simply ask for solving. We can learn to focus on the solution rather than on the problem, and maintain a positive attitude toward life and the inevitable flow of problems and solutions. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
When we spend most of our lives competing to see who is best, or who has the most possessions, we may truly feel that our lives are very empty. Getting wisdom is the most important thing we can do.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:18 PM
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