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Thursday, April 19, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 812
And your Lord is God: there is no other deity. To God belongs all praise, first and last; to God you will be returned. [28: 70]
Hadith of the Day:
I bring good tidings to the one who is compassionate to those in need and to the one who gains his livelihood lawfully with his own hands. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
A sign of the heart's death is the absence of sadness over the acts of obedience that you have neglected and the abandonment of regret over the mistakes that you have made. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
It may make you feel superior and righteous when you can look down your nose and hold a grudge toward someone who has wronged you. However, harboring resentments consumes a lot of energy. Why waste valuable energy on prolonged anger and guilt, when you could use that energy for far greater things? When you let go of resentment, guilt, and anger, you become revitalized and create space in your soul for growth. Remember, your conscience is not your enemy; it is there to remind you stay on track and stick to your values. Just notice the feeling it is sending you, learn the lesson, and move on.
The most difficult kind of forgiveness is the advanced forgiveness of another. Everyone has been morally wronged or severely hurt by another person at some time in his or her life to such a degree that forgiveness seems impossible. However, harboring a resentment and revenge fantasies only keeps you trapped in victimhood. It is only through forgiveness that you can erase wrongdoing and clean the slate. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
A sympathetic heart is like a spring of pure water bursting forth from the mountain side. The hearts of the people are attached to the one who possesses a gentle nature. What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:00 PM
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