Sunday, June 10, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 860
God presents you an example from your own domain: do you have slaves who share equally in what We have provided you, fearing them as you fear your own? Thus do We distinguish the signs for people who understand. [30: 28]
Hadith of the Day:
Remember your Lord often, so that you honor the solemn oath your soul made when it was created. Help others openly and secretly, for God helps those who help others. [Ibn Maja]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Allah wishes us to be clean and pure, at times of prayer and at other times. But justice and right conduct, even in the face of spite and hatred, are nearest to piety and the love of Allah. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
The reason most of us neglect our legitimate needs is that we are too busy pursuing our illegitimate wants. We ignore our legitimate needs because we erroneously believe that if we get enough of our illegitimate wants, it won't matter that we are not taking care of our legitimate needs. This is a fallacy of monumental proportions, because you never get enough of what you don't really need. That's right. You never can get enough of what you don't really need.
Fulfillment comes not from having more and more of everything forever into oblivion. Fulfillment comes from having what you need. The whole world is chasing illegitimate wants with reckless abandon. We use all of time, effort, and energy in the pursuit of our illegitimate wants, hypnotized by the lie that our illegitimate wants are the key to our happiness. And at the same time, the gentle voice within us is constantly calling out to us, trying to encourage us not to ignore the wisdom we already possess. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Those who wish to transform the world must be able to transform themselves. Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead life to sovereign power. Self-control is promoted by humility. Pride is a fruitful source of uneasiness. Inwardness, mildness, and self-renouncement do make for man's happiness.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:39 AM