Monday, May 14, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 836
And for those who believed and did good deeds, We will prepare for them lofty dwellings in the garden, with streams running below them, wherein they will abide, a perfect reward for the workers, those who have been constant and who trust in their Lord. [29: 58,59]
Hadith of the Day:
Knowledge is acquired by learning. Forbearance is acquired by suffering the impudence of others without reacting. Whoever makes an effort to obtain that which is good, God gives him good. Whoever is able to stand controversy is saved from suffering. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Through love all that is bitter will be sweet.
Through love all that is copper will be gold.
Through love all that dregs will turn to purest wine.
Through love all pain will turn to medicine.
Through love the dead will all become alive.
Through love the king will turn into a slave. [Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
Intellectually, when you take ten or fifteen minutes a day to read a good book, what happens? Your vision of yourself expands; your vision of the world expands. You become more focused, more alert, and more vibrant. Clarity replaces confusion. You feel more fully alive, and you are happier.
Finally, spiritually, when you take a few moments each day to step into the classroom of silence and reconnect with yourself and with your God, what happens? The gentle voice within grows stronger, and you develop a deeper sense of peace, purpose, and direction. You are healthier, you are happier, and you have a richer experience of life.
Physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, we know the things that infuse our lives with passion and enthusiasm. We know the things that make us happy. We just don't do them. It doesn't make sense, does it? On the other hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy? But we don't do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy. This is the paradox of happiness that has bewitched our age. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Whether you are sixteen or sixty, the rest of your life is ahead of you. You cannot change one moment of your past, but you can change your whole future. Now is your time.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:03 PM