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Sunday, August 26, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 916
And when God and God's messenger have decided a matter, it is not for a believing man or a believing woman to have any choice in their decree: for anyone who defies God and God's messenger is already in obvious error. [33: 36]
Hadith of the Day:
For a Muslim to curse a Muslim is an immoral vice. For a Muslim to fight a Muslim is infidelity, casting him out of God's mercy and grace. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
To be true in word and deed is to hold our selfish desires at bay, and follow Allah's call: in this is our fullest satisfaction and reward. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
To know one's self is a constant and continual process. Observe yourself. Be aware. Watch yourself in the moments of the day. Listen to yourself. Notice how you act or react in certain situations. The fullness of life comes from knowing yourself-------needs, desires, talents, strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and potential------and living for the wisdom of this knowledge. We must come to know our strengths and our weaknesses. It is often very easy to find the strengths within us. Too often we shrink from the task of examining our faults. Yet it is only by knowing the flaws and defects of our character that we can begin to work to overcome them.
Our weaknesses are the keys to our richer, more abundant future. Our strengths are already bearing the fruit they can. Our weaknesses are the unfarmed lands of our character. Pull the weeds from that land, till the soil, plant some seeds, and we will yield a great harvest. The heroes, leaders, legends, champions, and saints who fill the history books went looking for their weaknesses. They didn't hide their weaknesses, and they didn't hide from them. They woke early each morning and went out to face them, because they knew their weaknesses were the keys to their richer, more abundant future. If you want your future to be bigger than your past, start to transform your weaknesses into strengths. Are you prepared to face the weaknesses in you? [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
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