Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 847
Haven't they traveled the earth and seen how those before them ended up? They were more powerful than these, and they plowed the land and populated it, more than these have peopled it; and their messengers came to them with indisputable evidence. It was not God who wronged them; rather, they wronged themselves. [30: 9]
Hadith of the Day:
A man grows old, but two things stay young in him------the wish to live forever and the wish to own the world. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Have faith in God the Omnipotent, the Eternal, the First and the Last, Who grants life and determines death. He bestows bounty, and only He can restore crushed hopes. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
In the emotional realm, it can be much more difficult to pinpoint our legitimate needs, because they are not necessary for our immediate survival. It is not too common to read in the newspaper about someone dying of emotional starvation. Our emotional needs are in many ways subtler, but certainly no less important if we are to thrive.
Emotional starvation, while not life threatening, does have some symptoms. For some of us, emotional starvation can lead to radical mood swings, for others to general lethargy, for others yet, to anger, bitterness, and resentment. The heart suffers and the body cries out. Most of the emotional starvation leads to distortions in our character and prevents us from becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves. No man is an island unto himself. We are social beings----and relationship brings out the best in us. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
It is human to err, but it is devilish to remain willfully in error. A great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and to continually make a new man of himself.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 7:51 AM
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