Monday, July 16, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 891
(Luqman said) "My son pray regularly, enjoin what is fair and forbid the unacceptable. And be constant no matter what happens to you; for that is the matter of the resolve that determines affairs. [31: 17]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not speak in a manner displeasing to your Lord. Empty talk hardens people's hearts, and people with hard hearts drift away from God. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Wealth is for use and on trust for mankind: Hoard not; nor misuse it. Fight a straight fight in the cause of Right. Go forth bravely to strive and struggle, and prove yourselves worth of Allah. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
We all want to be loved and accepted. The danger that emerges from this desire is that we may fall into the trap of doing or saying things just to please others. Each time we walk this path, we abandon a portion of our self. There is a part of each of us that is weak and can be bought. There is also a part of each of us that is strong and cannot be bought at any price. Ignore the former and nurture the latter. But most of all, befriend that part of you that cannot be bought at any price, because it will tell you who you are.
In truth nobody is loved by everybody. Even the greatest men and women in history have critics. Even people who have dedicated themselves and their lives selflessly to assist others have critics and detractors. You are no different. Some people are going to like you, some people are going to love you, some people are not going to like you at all, and some people may even despise you. You might as well be yourself. That way al least you will know that the people who like you, like you for who you truly are. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you. Muslims are never stingy. Give and spend and God will send. It is impossible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:14 AM