Friday, August 10, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 913
The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are their mothers. Those who have blood relations are closer to each other, in the decree of God, than the believers and the refugees: but treat your friends fairly. That is written in the Book. [33: 6]
Hadith of the Day:
God will say on the Day of Resurrection, "Where are those who have mutual love for My (sake)? Today I shall shelter them in My shadow. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
If anyone does not have within him the following four virtues, do not expect him to enjoy felicity: religious knowledge, scrupulousness, awe before God, and humility toward the servants of God. [Shaykh Abul Hasan Shadhili]
Guidance of the Day:
Have you ever noticed that successful people seem to be able to do everything well? This is not because of some freak chance, but because of the foundation upon which they build their lives. The foundation of their lives is a strong commitment to personal development------to struggling to become the better person they know they can be in every area of their lives---which in turn transforms their family, relationships, community, country, and world. Truly successful people have character. Part of that character is an unwavering commitment to excellence. They know the art of discipline. Successful people just have better habits than the rest. You are your habits.
Successful people are in the habit of being disciplined. Undisciplined people are in the habit of being unsuccessful. Some people wake up each morning and just stagger through the day. Some people wake up to be successful. Whether it is success in the business world, success in the spiritual life, or success on the sporting field, the principles are the same. The application of these principles to any person's life necessarily breeds character and, in turn-----success, fulfillment, and happiness. Don't be a do person, be a be person. You are not a human doing, you are a human being. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
We cannot hurt any living thing without hurting ourselves, nor can we nurture anything or anyone without also nurturing ourselves. When we come to the last moment of this lifetime, and we look back across it, the only thing that's going to matter is "What was the quality of our love?"
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:05 PM