Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Monday, July 09, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 885
He is the one who created the skies without supports that you can see, and set unshakable mountains on earth lest it quake with you all, and dispersed every kind of animal thereon. And We have showered water from the sky, propagating every precious species on earth. This is the creation of God: now show me what anyone else has created. No, the oppressors are in obvious error. [31: 10,11]
Hadith of the Day:
Every morning when a person wakes up the whole body begs the tongue, "Fear God for our sake, for our salvation depends upon you! If you are true, we will be truthful. If you are false, we are doomed." [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
A man's intellect becomes apparent from his speech; as does his character from the goodness of his action. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Addiction is an increasing desire for an act which gives less and less satisfaction. If you think you are addicted to something, there is only one way to find out. They say twenty-eight days is the critical period for breaking addictions. The only way to know if you are free is to say no. Give it up. If you can, you are not addicted. If you cannot go without it, whatever it is for you, then there is a good chance you are addicted.
We all have addictions. Some are much more serious than an addiction to chocolate, but the effect is the same. Addictions weaken the will, which in turn weaken our character, which weakens our ability to choose the-best-version-of-ourselves in the moments of our days. Every area of life is weakened by addiction. Addiction is simply the result of taking the path of least resistance. Too often we live by the mottoes "If it feels good, do it!" In doing so, we begin to form certain habits. In forming these habits, we become addicted to certain patterns of behavior that are ultimately self-destructive. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
When you squeeze an orange you get orange juice because that's what's inside. The very same principle is true about you. When someone squeezes you------puts pressure on you-------what comes out is what's inside. And if you don't like what's inside you can change it by changing your thoughts.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:47 AM
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