Wednesday, February 28, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 773
(The servants of the Benevolent are) those who do not pray to any other deities besides God, and do not kill any being made off limits by God, except for just cause, and do not commit adultery-----for whosoever does that will meet with punishment; his torment will be doubled on the day of resurrection, and he will remain in that state abased. [25: 68,69]
Hadith of the Day:
On the Day of Judgment, first the Prophets, then the holders of knowledge, and then the martyrs will intercede for the humankind. [Ibn Majah]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Abstaining is leaving behind every dubious thing and examination of the self with each moment. [Yusuf bin Ubayd]
Guidance of the Day:
When you love God first, you love your spouse more. When you love God first, you love your children more. You should always love God first, not people first. Then you have the power to love people with rich and unconditional love. You transcend the personal when you love God; yet in doing so, you feed the heart and soul of both you and the other person. To tap into this source of boundless love takes spiritual effort; but when it comes, it is like being nourished by a spring.
We also affect the world by being prayerful. Prayer taps into the energy of God, bringing heavenly forces on the other side to bear on this side. When someone prays in faith for someone, although he or she may not be connected in time or space, we don't know how it happens, but the energy of God touches that person in the form of protection or perhaps a sense of peace and comfort. The kindest thing we can ever do for other people is to give them love and prayer. They may not ever know we are doing it. Individuals can affect the world by becoming a model or an example in their small circle of influence. We are all part of one another and so interwoven; it's a kind of divine architectural ecology that encompasses us all and cannot be violated. [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
He who thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor. A little neglect may breed great mischief. Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:54 PM