Wednesday, February 21, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 767
Yet they worship, instead of God, what cannot benefit or harm them; and the ingrates are helpless against their Lord. But We only send you as a herald of good and a warner. [25: 55,56]
Hadith of the Day:
If death comes to a person in pursuit of sacred knowledge, that person is received by his Lord. The spiritual level he attains is so high that the difference between him and the prophets is in the prophethood given to the prophet. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Taqwa has an exterior and interior aspect. Its exterior aspect is preservation of boundaries, and its interior aspect is intention and striving. [Abul Hasan al Farisi]
Guidance of the Day:
Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left at an arm's length. It has always been watching us, and it always will until the day it taps us. The thing to do when you are impatient with your life, turn to your left and ask advice from your death. An immense amount of pettiness is dropped if your death makes a gesture to you, if you catch a glimpse of it, or if you just catch the feeling that your companion is there watching you.
If you have the privilege of being at the bedside of someone having a conscious death, the question asked at the end of his or her life are very simple ones: "Did I love well? Did I love the people around me, my community, the earth, in a deep way?" And perhaps, "Did I live full? Did I offer myself? Did I offer myself to life?" [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
To be peaceful and joyful, there is but one commitment to make. To give all of ourselves in love, to give total, maximal, and unconditional love to everyone, excluding no one, to be helpful to those in need, to trust and accept God's boundless Love for ourselves, and thereby, become a messenger of God's Love.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:38 PM