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Thursday, August 02, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 906
Is the believer like the deviant? They are not equal. As for those who believed and did good works, there are gardens for them to live in, as a welcome for what they did. [32: 18,19]
Hadith of the Day:
If someone calls someone else an infidel while that person is faithful, the accusation will turn back on him and make him an infidel himself. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Do away with superfluous speech, and sacrifice what you hold dear, that His grace may utter praise of you and the heaven be envious of your exalted state. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
You can learn more in one hour of silence than you can in a year from books. Noise is the mouthpiece of the world. Silence is the mouthpiece of God. It is in the classroom of silence that God bestows His infinite wisdom on men and women. We need a break from the noise. Silence introduces us to ourselves-----for better and for worse. Silence convicts, suggests, and challenges------yes. But silence also consoles, heals, comforts, clears the mind, and gives courage to the weary heart. Peace is the fruit of silence.
Why do we fear and avoid silence? The truth is, most people believe that everything within them is worthless and embarrassing. That is why we live in a world terrified of silence and full of people dedicated to imitating other people instead of developing the unique individual that they are themselves. Befriend silence. I am not suggesting that you spend four, five, six hours a day in silence. Find a quiet corner and a comfortable chair at home. Leave the radio off in the car on the way to work. Have a television-free evening once a week. We must learn to turn from the outer life of noise and confusion toward the inner life of silence and serenity. Try it. It works. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Religion can't change the facts, but it can change the way you relate to facts. If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. Those that return to the Lord will have their strength renewed.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:09 AM
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