Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Friday, June 22, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 870
Corruption has spread on land and on sea because of what people have earned by their acts, to make them taste some of what they have done, that they might turn back. [30: 41]
Hadith of the Day:
Try and show patience at the very moment the misfortune strikes, as this is the best. Patience is the essence of devotion and the foundation of saving oneself from sin. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Those who value their parents and regard them as a means to obtain God's mercy are the most prosperous in both worlds. Those who regard parents' existence as a burden or who become weary of them inevitably suffer the most severe hardships in life. [Fethullah Gulen]
Guidance of the Day:
In almost every moment of the day, we find ourselves being confronted with questions and opportunities. Our lives are a constant flow of decisions. What will I eat? What will I wear? Where will I go? Whom will I go with? What will I do? What will I buy? Where will I live? Life is always asking us questions. Often they seem small and insignificant, but in truth they can significantly impact our lives. We have options, I could watch television for an hour every day or exercise for an hour every day. I could eat McDonald's every day for lunch or I can have a soup and a salad. We choose between various options a hundred times a day, and our choices impact our health, happiness, well-being, and destiny.
We find ourselves constantly on the crossroads. No sooner do we make one decision and take three or four steps down either path than we come upon two roads diverging in a yellow wood......again. The fork in the road is constantly appearing in our lives. The ability to choose comes from a sense of purpose. Direction comes from an understanding of where we are going. If we don't know where we are going, we are lost. When we have a sense of our purpose, the decisions of our daily lives can be easily assessed with the purpose in mind. Directions emerge in our lives by bringing our decisions before alter of our essential purpose. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody. To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves; let us be above such transparent egotism.... If you can't say good and encouraging things, say nothing. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:05 AM
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