Wednesday, May 09, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 831
And do not contest the people of scripture, unless with what is better, except those of them who have been unjust: say, "We believe in what was revealed to us, and what was revealed to you; for our God and your God is one, to Whom we submit. [29: 46]
Hadith of the Day:
God certainly loves the one who is well-behaved, well-bred, well-mannered, honest, and gentle, who does not expect anything from any one and is not envious of others. He certainly does not love those who use foul language and are constantly asking and expecting favors from others. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Our honesty and upright conduct are not mere matters of policy or convenience: all our life in this world must be lived as in the presence of Allah the Most High. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
Your time on this earth is brief. Time passes and things change. You have options and choices in which to make your wishes, dreams, and goals become reality. When you ask yourself, "Why am I here?" or "Why is this happening to me?" or "What is the lesson?" If you hear a defensive reaction using the words "never" or "always" in your response, you haven't yet learned the lesson. Next, go a little deeper and ask, "What is there for me to learn from this experience?"
Each time you view your circumstances as possessing value, regardless of the apparent confusion or hardship, you grow. Your personal evolution will depend on how readily you embrace your lessons and integrate them into your life. Remember, the only consequence for resisting lessons, is that they will keep repeating themselves until you learn them. When you have learned a lesson, you will always be tested. When the lesson is learned, the test will be easily passed, and you then move on to more complex and challenging ones. [Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]
Food for Thought:
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been a reward for what he gave. It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness, it is certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:35 PM