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Monday, March 19, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 784
These are signs of the Recital, a clarifying Book, guidance and good news for the believers, those who pray regularly, and give alms, and who are sure of the hereafter. [27: 1,2,3]
Hadith of the Day:
The sign of a person who is aware and intelligent is that he has his ego under control and devotes his life to the preparation for the Hereafter. The sign of a weak person is that he continues being a slave to his ego and hopes for his Lord's forgiveness. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When a thing for which you ask is slow to come, know that through delay gifts are received. [Ali bin Hussain]
Guidance of the Day:
The concept of pure love that gives without taking sounds simple, but its practice is not easy. Few of us are strong enough to give without expectations. But real love comes without strings attached. And it is only real love that is given without expectations. Indeed, if we love with any expectation whatsoever, we eventually are disappointed, for it's quite improbable that anyone is able to meet all our needs, regardless of the strength of his or her love or devotion.
Expecting something from others as our "right" is a prescription for unhappiness. Perhaps we can never totally surrender our wants, but to the extent to which we can live without demands or expectations of others is the extent to which we are free from disillusionment and disappointment. Others give us only what they are able to, not necessarily what we desire them to give. When we cease placing conditions on love, we take a giant step toward learning to love. An excellent way to begin is by taking loving chances. Consciously choose to participate actively in love and, most important, trust that you are capable of changing. [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
There is no knowledge that is not power. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:15 PM
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So glad that you are back. I missed this site.
Excellent lesson today :) And welcome back.
masha Allah i agree with you on learning about Islam (submission) to come closer to God. i just have one question: why not stick to the Quran? why use hadith and sunnah? God tells us in Quran that His book is the best hadith. Are His words (inspired to the prophet) not sufficient? Followers of Islam must be careful not to elevate the prophet and make the same crucial mistake christians/catholics make who elevate Jesus.
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