Monday, March 26, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 790

Ayah of the Day:
Is it not He Who initiates creation and then repeats it; and Who provides you sustenance from the sky and the earth? Is there a deity besides God? Say, "Bring your proof, if you are being truthful." [27: 64]

Hadith of the Day:
The remembrance of death suffices you for counsel, and a sincere faith suffices you for riches. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Engage only in such leisure pursuits as may be offered to God. [Abdul Hakeem Murad]

Guidance of the Day:
Learning to love more effectively merely involves performing and practicing like a movie star or an athlete. They spent a lot of time practicing and working their way up. So becoming a loving person works exactly the same way---------rehearsing and practicing. Find role models. We can choose to act. We are given a lifetime to practice and become as good as we want to be. But we must remember that we cannot perform well all the time. Therefore, we need to be forgiving of ourselves and others.

Sometimes, it takes the threat of death for people to pay attention to love and to make it a priority. Our mortality can be a teacher. Laughter brings out the child in everybody. It diffuses much of the fear and resentment people have of one another, making it easier to be loving. We need to communicate about the pain we suffer and listen to one another in order to heal. We can't assume that everyone thinks or feels like we do. We are here to learn to love more fully, to be angels in disguise for one another, to show our love, to show our compassion, to be active in creation. That is the reason and the meaning behind our lives. Each of us has a choice about how to love the world in our unique way. [Handbook for the Heart]

Food for Thought:
The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all. Do good, and evil shall not find you. To a good man nothing that happens is evil. As surely as God is good, so surely there is no such thing as necessary evil.

1 comment:

irving said...

A lovely and loving post :) The hadith is especially poignant and true.

Ya Haqq!