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Tuesday, May 01, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 823
We have prescribed for man goodness to his parents; but if they strive to get you to associate with Me what you have no knowledge of, then don't obey them. Your destination is to Me; I will tell you about what you were doing. And those who believe and do good works We will include among the righteous. [29: 8,9]
Hadith of the Day:
It is not lawful for a believer to be angry at another believer for more than three days. When they meet, they should salute each other. If both do, they will share Allah's pleasure. If one does not respond, he will be sinning. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Sometimes in order to help He makes us cry. Happy the eye that shed tears for His sake. Fortunate the heart that burns for His sake. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
We have to accept the responsibility of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. To take responsibility means you admit your accountability and acknowledge your influence and role in the circumstances in which you find yourself. It means you are answerable for your behavior and you fully accept any consequences created by your actions.
Responsibility is not blame, however, and understanding the difference between the two is crucial to learning this lesson. Blame is associated with fault, whereas responsibility denotes authorship. Blame carries guilt and negative feelings; responsibility brings the relief of not having to dodge the full truth anymore and releases the guilt. Blame implies fault; responsibility implies ownership. Blame is stagnant; responsibility propels you forward and onward to your greater good. Responsibility comes with certain rewards, but it is a lesson that is often hard-earned.
Responsibility is a major lesson of adulthood. If you still haven't learned the lesson of responsibility, it's not too late. Remember, life will provide you with plenty of opportunities to get it right. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
Wrong is but falsehood put in practice. Two wrongs do not make a right. It is better to suffer wrong than to do it. The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:49 PM
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