Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 880
We have presented to people every pattern in this Recital. But even if you bring them a sign, the scoffers will surely say you are only a faker. Thus does God seal the hearts of those who do not know. So be patient, for the promise of God is true; don't let the uncertain make you reckless. [30: 58,59,60]
Hadith of the Day:
One of the signs of faith is to love God's creation, not because one benefits from the beloved, but because one loves for God's sake. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Allah's commands are not irrational taboos, but based on the moral law. And conformable to reason. His way is the straight way of justice, and truth. In unity and faith must we dedicate all our life to His service, and His alone, to whom we shall return. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
Do not ask, "What is the least I can do?"; rather, in every situation, ask yourself, "What is the most I can do?" If you are willing, this one question will introduce you to your better self and change your life forever. Somewhere right now, someone is training for the next Olympic games. Can you imagine an Olympic athlete asking him/herself, "What is the least I can do and still win the gold medal?" Champions don't take shortcuts. Champions give everything they have to training, preparation, and competition. That is what makes them champions. On the day of competition, the day that really counts, every shortcut taken in training comes to haunt the athlete.
Your character is your destiny. Building character is a task only for the brave and dedicated. There are no shortcuts when it comes to building character. If you wish to cure minimalism in your own life, to develop a complete commitment to excellence and an absolute rejection of mediocrity, the question you need to start asking yourself is, "What is the most I can do?" Give this question a permanent place in your inner dialogue, and you will be well on the way to achieving your dreams and becoming the-best-version-of-yourself. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
You can be discouraged by failure-----or you can learn from it. Mistakes can be a valuable part of life's curriculum. Accidents, failures, and mistakes can often lead us to our greatest successes and open us to our true interests. An "F" in the subject of life doesn't just stand for failure. It can also stand for fun, flow, find, finish-----and more.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:00 AM
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