Wednesday, June 20, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 868
Whatever excess you invest in people's property to make more profit does not grow with God; but whatever alms you give seeking the favor of God, these are the one's that make double. [30: 39]
Hadith of the Day:
God shows compassion and forgives the sins of those who show patience, do not complain, and hide their troubles from others when a misfortune befalls themselves or their property. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
You talk about loving God while you disobey Him; I swear by my life that this is something very strange. If you were true in your love, you would obey Him, for a lover obeys whom he loves. [Rab'ia al-Adawiya]
Guidance of the Day:
Each of us must learn to make decisions consistent with the guiding principles that emerge from a clear and cohesive understanding of our essential purpose: to become the-best-version-of-ourselves. As children, we know deep within ourselves how we should act in certain situations. We don't always act that way, but we know. The most common name we give that gentle voice within us is conscience. There is a lot to be said for a clear conscience. The idea doesn't get much airtime these days, but there is a tremendous tranquility born from knowing that you are doing the right thing for the right reasons.
As we grow older, we seem to lose this gift of knowing which is the better way to act. We stop listening to the voice of conscience and begin to seek out the opinions of the many other voices that distract us from the voice within. As a result, one of the real dilemmas that people face every day is the inability to look at a given situation and decide which is the best way to act. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference to what lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race. Follow the Divine.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:41 AM