Sunday, October 22, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 667

Ayah of the Day:
God cannot be questioned for what God does---it is they who will be questioned. [21: 23]

Hadith of the Day:
Blessed is the man whom God has made a key for the good and a lock for the evil. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of Day:
The one to whom small calamities seem large, will certainly be affected by truly large calamities. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
All ill is cured by the action of its opposite. It is difficult, when one is used to a state, to face the certainty of a contrary state. It necessitates forming an intention and making a great deal of effort. The intention and the effort consist of self-evaluation, critiquing both our evident state and our hidden feelings and thoughts, and then taking action to oppose our habitual way of being. For instance, if you are a miser, act like a spendthrift. If you are a coward, be brave--but not so as to endanger yourself!

In all these attempts, be conscious. Calculate and reflect upon your actions and their effects, and be firm in your intentions and decisions. You must continue until your evil-commanding self, your ego, realizes that the effect of these efforts is a more natural, better, and easier life. Good health is easy to keep. All one has to do is be moderate. To cure yourself of a bad feature of character is an obligation. It will save you from the disasters of this world as well as of the Hereafter. [The Path of Muhammad]

Food for Thought:
Between two evils choose neither; between two goods, choose both. He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.

1 comment:

Irving said...

What wholesome and true food for thought :)

Eid Mubarak! May Allah bless you and fill this day with love and happiness, and all the days and months and years to come.

Ya Haqq!