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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 607
We have elaborated every example in this Recital, but man is contentious about most things. [18: 54]
Hadith of the Day:
My nation will pass through trials which no one will survive but those to whom God has granted life through knowledge. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
You will not be a scholar until you are a student, and you will not be scholar until you act based on the knowledge. [Abu Darda radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Perspective: Too often , we try to gain a clear perspective before it is time. That will make us crazy. We do not always know why things are happening the way they are. We do not always understand the source of our feelings, why we have been led down a particular path, what is being worked out in us, what we are learning, why we had to wait, why we needed to go through a time of discipline, or why a door closed. How our present circumstances will work into the larger scheme of events is not always clear to us. That is how it needs to be.
Perspective will come in retrospect. We could strain for hours today for the meaning of something that may come in an instant next year. Let it go. We can let go of our need to figure things out, to feel in control. Now is the time to be. To feel. To go through it. To allow things to happen. To learn. To let whatever is being worked out in us take its course. In hindsight, we will know. It will become clear. We have been told that all things shall work out for good in our life. We can trust that to happen, even if we cannot see the place today's events will hold in the larger picture. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You've to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, it may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your actions. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
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