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Monday, August 06, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 909
Aren't they edified by how many populations We destroyed before them, among whose habitations they walk? Surely there are signs in that-----so will they not listen? [32: 26]
Hadith of the Day:
On the Day of Judgment someone's book of deeds will be given into his hands and he will not see there any of the good deeds he did, in good faith, for God's sake. He will ask the Lord, "Why aren't my good deeds recorded in here?" and the Lord will answer, "They have been given to the ones you hurt and insulted by talking against them." [Ibn Hibban]
Wise Quote of the Day:
No opposite can be known without its opposite. Having suffered a blow, you will know a caress. God created suffering and heartache so that joyful-heartedness might appear through its opposite. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
Unfortunately, we live in an age when matters of the spirit are neglected and, in some ways, looked down upon. Faith is a liberating force. Religion is a liberating force. Spirituality is a liberating force. It is natural for human beings to pray: we are naturally spiritual beings. We live in material world, but we are not solely material.
Prayer is a lot like love. We are born with a natural ability and capacity to love. This ability to love develops when we exercise it. We learn to love by loving. The only way to learn to pray is to pray. Books, teachers, guides, mentors, role models, and coaches all help to perfect our abilities, but there is no substitute for the actual practice----whether it is baseball, cooking, football, love, or prayer. Go to the woods of prayer. Go to the classroom of silence. From these places you will emerge capable of living life to the fullest-----attuned and empowered to live life deliberately. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Learn to hold loosely to all that is not eternal. Eternity gives nothing back of what one leaves out of the minutes. He who has no vision of eternity has no hold on time. Time is the image of eternity. Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:51 AM
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