Thursday, June 07, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 857
Ayah of the Day:
And among the signs of God is showing you lightning, occasion for fright and for hope, and showering rain from the sky, enlivening the earth thereby after its death. Surely there are signs in that for people who understand. [30: 24]
Hadith of the Day:
I take refuge in God from the curse of laziness. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The second level of obligatory worship does not have specific times. These duties are to be done now and always. They are exercised as the occasion presents itself in daily life. Such are kindness, forgiveness, concern for others, helping, protecting, feeding, advising, building and not destroying. [Imam Birgivi]
Guidance of the Day:
Silence. Solitude. Simplicity. Three great friends! They may be the subtlest of our legitimate needs, but when they are honored our spirits soar to unimaginable heights, and we are left only to wonder how or why we ever followed the promptings of all the jeering voices of this world.
When we attend to our legitimate spiritual needs, everything else seems to fall into perspective. Only then are we able to let go of the past, wait patiently for the future, and live with an intense passion for life in the joy of the here and now. We feel healthy. We feel more fully alive. Our lives fill with vitality, and life becomes an exciting adventure instead of the day-to-day drudgery of counting minutes away. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
We are all generals. Whatever action we take may influence the course of civilization. Do not think it wasted time to submit yourself to any influence which may bring upon you any noble feeling. There is no power on earth than can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple, and useful life.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:07 PM