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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 863
Turning to God repentant, be conscious of God and pray, and do not be idolaters. Who have divided their religion into sects, each faction pleased with its own. [30: 31,32]
Hadith of the Day:
You must guard the seven openings: your eyes, your ears, your nostrils, and your mouth. You must guard your body and what it contains: your heart, your stomach, and what is between your legs. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
One who is content with learning alone is not learned, for the truly learned seek more than mere words. Divine guidance entails self-mortification, without which contemplation is unattainable. [al-Hujwiri]
Guidance of the Day:
Our deepest physical desires are for the things we need. The shallow desire has only one thing in mind, the instant gratification of pleasure. Our superficial wants are not even able to take into consideration the future pain that a present pleasure may cause us. The deeper desire of the heart------the desire to be healthy and physically fit-------takes into account the whole person and views the situation with our essential purpose in mind.
The only way to say no to anything is to have a deeper yes. In this case the deeper yes is for physical fitness, health, and well-being. But if you are not in touch with your deeper yeses, you will spend your whole life living out the shallow and superficial desires of your heart. What we truly "need" we deeply desire, but not at the shallow levels of our hearts. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
So fond are mortal men fall'n into wrath Divine, as their own ruin on themselves to invite. The Divine wrath is slow indeed in vengeance, but it makes up for its tardiness by the severity of the punishment.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:34 AM
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