Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Friday, August 11, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 603
Wealth and children are adornment of the life of the world, but those things that endure, the good works, are better in the regard of your Lord in terms of reward, and better in terms of hope. [18: 46]
Hadith of the Day:
If you find earthly passions being obeyed, miserliness holding sway, this temporal world being given preference, and everyone admiring his own opinion, you should keep to your own private affairs. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Thankfulness for blessings is the condition for attaining more blessings, and ingratitude for blessings is the condition for losing them. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Taking Care of Ourselves on the Job: We set reasonable goals. We take ourselves into account. We strive for balance. We strive to avoid malicious gossip and other self-defeating behaviors. We avoid competition, strive for cooperation and loving spirit. We understand that we may like some people we work with and dislike others, but strive to find harmony and balance with everyone. We strive to maintain good working relationships wherever possible. When we don't know, we say we don't know. When we need help, we ask for it directly. When panic sets in, we address the panic as a separate issue and try not to let our work and behavior be controlled by panic.
If we are part of a team, we strive for healthy teamwork as an opportunity to learn how to work in cooperation with others. We know we do not have to be in situations that make us miserable. We plan a positive solution, understanding we need to take responsibility for ourselves along the way. We practice acceptance, gratitude and faith. One day at a time, we strive to enjoy what is good, solve the problems that are ours to solve, and give the gift of ourselves at work. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
The fact that you are meditating is not as important as what you bring back from your meditation. The goal is to bring back a sense of knowing that you are not alone, that with God, all things are possible.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:28 PM
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