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Tuesday, August 08, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 600
As for those who believe and do good works, We will not neglect the reward of any who does even one good deed. [18: 30]
Hadith of the Day:
Anyone who sees a believer degraded, and, being able to defend him, does not, is degraded by God on the Day of Judgment. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
If the belief is truly in the heart, the deeds will not delay in following it whatsoever. The complete recognition of Allah and proper love cannot be in the heart if it does not have an over-riding effect on the outward deeds. [Ibn Taymiyyah]
Guidance of the Day:
Making Amends: When we make amends we need to be clear about what we are apologizing for and the best way to say we are sorry. What we are really doing with our amends is taking responsibility for our behavior. We need to be sure that the process itself will not be self-defeating or hurtful. Sometimes, we need to directly apologize for a particular thing we have done or our part in a problem. Other times, instead of saying "I"m sorry," what we need to do is work on changing our behavior with a person. There are times when bringing up what we have done and apologizing for it will make matters worse.
We need to trust timing, intuition, and guidance in this process of making amends. Once we become willing, we can let go and tackle our amends in a peaceful , consistent, harmonious way. If nothing feels right or appropriate, if it feels as if what we are about to do will cause a crisis or havoc, we need to trust that feeling. Attitude, honesty, openness, and willingness count here. In peace and harmony, we can strive to clear up our relationships. We deserve to be at peace with ourselves and others. [The language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
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