Friday, April 27, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 819
And call not, besides Allah, to another god. There is no god but He. Everything (that lives) shall die except His face! To Him belongs the Command, and to Him you will be returned. [29:88]
Hadith of the Day:
People are considered to be doing good for each other as long as they are not envious of each other. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever excuses others will be excused by Allah and whoever forgives others will be forgiven by Allah. [Abdullah ibn Mas'ud]
Guidance of the Day:
Perhaps the hardest lesson to learn is not to be attached to the results of your actions. Unattachment is the release of need or expectation associated with a specific outcome. For most people, this is one of the most difficult lessons to learn. We become attached to the way we envision something working out, and struggle to make circumstances bend to our desires. Life, however, often has its own agenda, and we are destined to suffer unless we give up our attachment to things working out exactly as we would like. The key to serenity, however, lies in your ability to hold lightly to the image of yourself reaching that goal. In doing so you will feel peaceful in your situation regardless of the outcome.
Unattachment means you are not bound by your expectations of how things should turn out, and that you are willing to let go. In order to dissolve attachments, imagine the ideal outcome of your situation, and then imagine the worst-case scenario. Doing this brings any hidden fears to light and makes it acceptable for the outcome to go either way. The sense of security comes from within, not from attachment to any person, thing, or idea. It is important to recognize that your desire or intention may show up in a form different from that which you might have expected. Keep your eyes open for gifts from the Almighty, as they sometimes come in unexpected packages. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
People do not lack strength; they lack will. Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes. Will is character in action. Where there's a will, there's a way. He who is firm in will molds the world to himself. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:34 PM