Saturday, June 02, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 853
Among the signs of God is having created you from dust; then there you are, humankind, propagating widely. [30: 20]
Hadith of the Day:
God loves the poor person who has a large family and very little to support them but keeps working hard, is upright, doesn't ask help from others, and maintains his self respect. [Ibn Maja]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Have faith, do not lose hope, wait patiently. He indeed will create a way to deliver you from your hardships. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
Our intellectual needs are many and varied. Most of us have a need for a professional intellectual focus. We need different forms of entertaining intellectual stimulation. But we must challenge ourselves to move beyond these intellectual comfort zones and to embrace writings that challenge us to ponder the deeper questions, truths, and mysteries of our existence. As Mark twain wrote, "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
Our bodies need regular exercise and a balanced diet, and so do our minds. You have a legitimate need to nourish your mind. If you choose the right diet of the mind, your life will be directed by ideas of excellence and greatness. If you allow the media and secular culture to select your intellectual diet, your life will be formed by distraction and mediocrity. Books change our lives. Begin your own Great Books collection. Choose books that will help you to achieve your essential purpose and become the-best-version-of-yourself. Make daily reading one of the defining habits of your life. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Life has taught me to forgive much, but to seek forgiveness still more. Life that ever needs forgiveness has for its first duty to forgive. They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven. "I can forgive, but I cannot forget," is only another way of saying, "I cannot forgive."
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:08 PM