Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 616
Say, "I am only a human being, like you, but it has been revealed to me that your deity is one God. So whoever hopes to meet his Lord should act with integrity and not compromise with anyone the worship of his Lord." [18: 110]
Hadith of the Day:
A person will be with whom he loves. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. [Khalil Gibran]
Guidance of the Day:
Timing: Wait until the time is right. It is self-defeating to postpone or procrastinate; it is also self-defeating to act too soon, before the time is right. Sometimes, we panic and take action out of fear. Sometimes, we take untimely action for revenge or because we want to punish someone. We act or speak too soon as a way to control or force someone to action. Sometimes, we take action too soon to relieve feelings of discomfort or anxiety about how a situation will turn out.
An action taken too soon can be as ineffective as one taken too late. It can backfire and cause more problems than it solves. Usually, when we wait until the time is right -- sometimes only a matter of minutes or hours -- the discomfort dissolves, and we are empowered to accomplish what we need to do. We need to learn to be effective. Our answers will come. Our guidance will come. Pray. Trust. Wait. Let go. We are being led. We are being guided. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
First I was dying to finish high school and start college.
And then I was dying to finish college and start working.
And then I was dying to marry and have children.
And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school.
And then I was dying to retire.
And now, I am dying......and suddenly I realize I forgot to live.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:43 PM
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An excellent lesson. I love Gibran's quote :)
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