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Monday, April 16, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 809
Is one to whom We have made a fair promise and who is going to realize it like one to whom We have provided the goods of the world then will be among those summoned on the day of resurrection? [28: 61]
Hadith of the Day:
I bring good tidings to the one who is humble while mindful of the honor of being created a human being. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The modesty of the tongue is its silence. The tongue is like a wild beast. If you do not tie it up, it will injure you. [al Qushayri]
Guidance of the Day:
Rather than viewing your own mistakes as failures and others' mistakes as slights, you can view them as opportunities to learn. Every calamity is a spur and a valuable hint. Every situation in which you do not live up to your own expectations is an opportunity to learn something important about your own thoughts and behaviors. Every situation in which you feel "wronged" by another person is a chance to learn something about your reactions. Whether it is your own wrongdoing or someone else's, a mistake is simply an opportunity to evolve further along your spiritual path.
When you consider the hardships of life-----the disappointments, hurts, losses, illnesses, all the tragedies you may suffer------and shift your perception to see them as opportunities for learning and growth, you become empowered. You can take charge of your life and rise to its challenges, instead of feeling defeated, victimized, or cast adrift. While it is not always easy for us to view our situations from macro-perspective, it is essential in order to find the good in what appears to be unfortunate circumstances. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
Sin is not harmful because it is forbidden, but it is forbidden because it is hurtful. Every sin is the result of collaboration. Man-like it is to fall into sin; fiendlike it is to dwell therein. He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasts of it, is a devil. Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven; confess them to men, and you will be laughed at.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:54 PM
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a beautiful wise quote, and excellent food for thought :)
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