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Sunday, August 05, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 908
And We will make them taste the more immediate torment besides the ultimate torment, so that they might revert. Who is more wrong than he who is reminded of the signs of God but then turns away from them? We will take vengeance on the sinners. [32: 21,22]
Hadith of the Day:
Tell only the truth when you speak. Keep your promises. Protect well that which is entrusted to you. Be honest, and fight to save your honor. Shy away from that which is unlawful. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
You talk about loving God while you disobey Him; I swear by my life that this is something very strange. If you were truthful in your love, you would obey Him, for a lover obeys whom he loves. [Rabia al-Adawiya]
Guidance of the Day:
Sometimes life shakes us up a little. We become disoriented, over whelmed, consumed by the day-to-day happenings in our lives. Our lives are an expression of what is within us. Life is an overflow of the heart. If within you are confused, frustrated, and exhausted, your actions will tell the same story. Prayer contributes to the health and well-being of the whole person. Studies reveal that people who pray recover faster from serious illnesses and are less likely to suffer from depression or mental illness.
We are human beings-----a delicate composition of body and soul, linked carefully by the will and the intellect. Maximum health and well-being can be reached only when we attend to each of the elements of our being. Ignoring the spiritual component of our being necessarily reduces our health, effectiveness, well-being, and efficiency. Is it a mere coincidence that, in this age marked by its rejection of religion and spirituality, the incidence of depression and mental illness has escalated so dramatically? [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
If we can forgive everyone, regardless of what he or she may have done, we nourish the soul and allow our whole being to feel good. God delights to watch the soul grow. Perhaps we were put here to expand our souls through the experiences of life. When we nourish our soul, we automatically nourish our capacity to love another person.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 7:37 AM
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A wonderful lesson, the hadith and wise quote and food for thought are especially moving and true.
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