Tuesday, August 07, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 910
Haven't they seen how We send water to dry earth, thereby producing crops, of which their livestock eat, as do they themselves? Do they not observe. [32: 27]
Hadith of the Day:
Gossip and slander make the good deeds of a two-faced person fall away like the leaves in autumn. [Isfahani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The perfect man is not who lives in himself. The perfect man is only one through whom others live. [Shaykh Abul Hasan Shadhili]
Guidance of the Day:
There is no greater force to live by than faith. Prayer gives us vision, courage, strength, and endurance. Prayer dissolves our prejudices, banishes our narrow-mindedness, and melts away our judgmental tendencies by expanding our hearts, minds, and spirits. We pray to God on our knees---but we also pray in peace, and joy, love, and laughter. Life is prayer.
Lord make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, let me sow pardon;
where there is doubt, let me sow faith;
where there is despair, let me sow hope;
where there is darkness, let me sow light;
and where there is sadness, let me sow joy.
Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Being intelligent is not being studious. It is knowing how to be fulfilled in all circumstances. The essence of greatness is the ability to choose personal fulfillment in circumstances where others choose madness.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 11:41 AM