Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 864
When affliction touches people, they pray to their Lord, turning to God repentant; but then when God allows them a taste of divine mercy, a segment of them attribute partners to their Lord, in effect ungrateful for what We have given them. So enjoy yourselves for a while, for you will soon know. [30: 33,34]
Hadith of the Day:
You must guard what your hands hold and where your feet go. And remember death: that all but your soul will return to earth. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Know that the flesh of the scholars is poisonous (whoever backbites them is liable to poisoning), and the way of Allah concerning those who insult them is well-known-------Allah will afflict them in this very world by death of the heart. [Ibn Asakir]
Guidance of the Day:
When life throws us a curve ball, our instinct is to react by picking up the phone and calling five of our friends to vent. We almost invariably regret this as the dust settles. Our first response should be to take the situation and our feelings about the situation to the classroom of silence. Sharing a situation with God in prayer can often ease our sadness and anxiety. I have never known anyone who felt violated after pouring his or her heart out to God.
We have a legitimate need and deep desire to share the triumphs and trials of our lives. We also have a desire and a need to be on the other end of a trust relationship. Our emotional needs and desires are vast and varied. It is one area of our lives that we must approach cautiously and that requires patience. Instant gratification has no place in the emotional realm. The fruits of emotional world are reserved only for those willing to participate selflessly. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them------everyday begin the task a new. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 10:08 AM
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