Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Friday, July 27, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 901
People, be conscious of your Lord, and fear a day when a father cannot compensate for his son, and a son cannot compensate for his father in anything. For the promise of God is true, so don't let worldly life beguile you, and don't let illusion blind you to God. [31: 33]
Hadith of the Day:
When you lie, the angels around you run away from the stench to a distance of ten miles. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When a person turns away from the world, he adheres to God, and God lavishes incredible bounty on him. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
A large part of success in anything is victory. Success is mostly about victory over ourselves. The habitual and repetitious achievement of such victories produces the quality of self-discipline in a person's character. If you give your body a choice, it will always take the easy way out. Your body lies. It tells you it cannot when it can. The body has a natural capacity to increase its strength and abilities. The heart, mind, and spirit are all equipped with the same natural capacity. One thing is certain. If you do only what you feel like doing, your life will be miserable and you will be a failure.
Victory over self leads to ever increasing levels of achievements in any field. Who is the master? Your lower faculties-----bodily instincts------or your higher faculties-------intellect, will,or spirit? Do you do what your body tells you to do, or does your body do what you tell it to do? If your dreams, goals, and purpose are not enough to inspire you to want to get out of bed in the morning, then you need to rethink your dreams, goals, and purpose. Achieve that first victory. Small victories are the mentors of greater victories. The human spirit responds to victory. Victory elevates the human spirit. We must learn to find victory in everything, even in defeat. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. Men at some time are masters of their fate. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, they make them.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:31 AM
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