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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 867
Give your kin their rightful due, and the poor and the wayfarer too: that is best for those who seek the favor of God; and they are the one who thrive. [30: 38]
Hadith of the Day:
Misbehavior unbefitting a believer dishonors a man and renders him ugly, while conscience and good behavior render one beautiful and likable by men and God. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Appeal to no one but Him to relieve you of a pressing need that He Himself has brought upon you. For how can someone else remove what He has imposed? And how can he who is unable to free himself of a pressing need free anyone else of one? [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
It is critically important that we treasure the time we do have to be alone. If we respond to our need for solitude by going shopping by ourselves, our need for solitude may be partially satisfied, but the distractions of music, other people, and the host of desires that will rise from "the mall experience" will prevent us from drinking from the well of solitude.
In order to achieve the soul-searching that we desire and legitimately need, it is important to find a quiet place to be alone. Only in that silence and solitude are we able to remember that we already know the things that will bring us lasting happiness. It would be lovely if our souls growled every time they were hungry the way our stomachs do. But they don't. The voice of the hungry soul is confusion, questions, and a general sense being overwhelmed. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
The basic difference between physical and spiritual power is that men use physical power but spiritual power uses men. The great need of today is the spiritual power necessary for the overthrow of evil, for the establishment of righteousness. And that spiritual power begins in the surrender and submission of the individual to God.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:09 AM
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