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Thursday, June 21, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 869
God is the one who created you and provided you sustenance; and make you die and then revive you. Can any of your idols do any of that? Glory to God, who is beyond any association they attribute. [30: 40]
Hadith of the Day:
Faith has two halves. One half of it is thankfulness, and the other half is patience. The highest form of patience is shown at the moment when misfortune strikes. [Daylami]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Give your life for that cup of divine wisdom. How can you succeed without endurance and patience? To wait for the sake of that cup is no hardship. Show patience, for patience is the key to joy. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
If you do not know where you are going, you will never get there. Our ability to discern any question or opportunity in our lives depends primarily on our understanding of where we are and where we wish to go and, more important, our understanding of who we are and who we wish to become. Most people don't know what they want. Most people don't know who they are. Most people don't know who they are capable of becoming.
When we don't know who we are, what we want, or where we are going and why, we are very susceptible to becoming pawns in other people's schemes. Knowing who we are (strengths, weaknesses, needs, talents, and desires) and what we are here for (to become the-best-version-of-ourselves) is the knowledge that liberates us from the modern enslavement of a life of meaninglessness and gives our lives back to us once more. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do. Salvation is contained in two virtues: belief in God, and obedience to the sacred laws. The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:21 AM
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