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Friday, July 20, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 895
Whoever submits his intention to God and is a doer of good has taken hold of the most trustworthy support, as the outcome of all affairs is up to God. [31: 22]
Hadith of the Day:
A man utters a word, seeing no harm in it, but this very word makes him fall into Hellfire from seventy years' distance up in the heavens. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
There is only one virtue and one sin for a soul on the path: virtue when he is conscious of God and sin when he is not. [Abu Hashim Madani]
Guidance of the Day:
We need to dedicate ourselves to our development as a person-----body, heart, mind, and soul. There is nothing more important in life. We know it, but we let the things we do get in the way. We get carried away with doing. We become human doings. Life is about being and becoming. We must remind ourselves continually that there is nothing more important than our development as human beings.
We do, of course, live in a time that is marked by tremendous technological advancement. Every time-saving device is available to us, and still no one has time. If God appeared to you in a vision and told you that three weeks from today you would be making the journey from this life to the next, would you rush back to work to make your millions? Would you rush out to the mall to make sure you had the right clothes to die in? No. Most of us would spend time with family and friends and, in some way, try to prepare ourselves for that journey to the next life. We do not know how long our lives on this earth will last. Some things are more important than others. Prayer, reflection, meditation, and a life with rhythm remind us of this truth and help us remain focused on the things that are really important. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life}
Food for Thought:
Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands. We create our fate every day .... most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:37 AM
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