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Monday, June 11, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 861
Those who have gone wrong follow their desires without knowledge. So who guides those whom God has allowed to get lost? There are no saviors for them. [30: 29]
Hadith of the Day:
Value five things before they are finished and gone. Value your life before death comes, your good health before sickness comes, your youth before old age comes, your spare time before worldly affairs leave you none, and your wealth before it is lost. [Ibn Abi Dunya]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Buying is more American than thinking. It's called the consumer society because it consumes us. [Abdul Hakeem Murad]
Guidance of the Day:
We must learn to move beyond our superficial wants and begin to discover our deepest desires. The difference between our wants and our deepest desires is meaning. A desire is a want with meaning. Our deepest desires are things we want because we know they will help us become the-best-version-of-ourselves. The problem is, we are all too busy wanting that we have forgotten why we want whatever we want. We have disconnected our wants from our reason for wanting them.
Our needs and desires are divinely and providentially linked. If we can get beyond our shallow and superficial wants, we discover that our deepest desires are for the things we legitimately need. Beneath the multitude of wants that plague the surface of our hearts, we desire good things for good reasons. These are the deepest desires of our hearts. They are good because in them we hope to better ourselves, the world in which we live, and others. They are the deepest desires of our hearts because their fulfillment leads to become the-best-version-of-ourselves, and every being yearns to become all it is capable of being. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in elimination of nonessentials. The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:10 AM
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