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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 918
O Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, a herald, and a warner; and one who invites to God, by divine leave; and an illuminating lamp. So announce to the believers that there is a great favor for them from God. [33: 45,46,47]
Hadith of the Day:
Someone who accuses his brother in faith of faults will be guilty of the same faults before he leaves this world. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Whenever you desire to do a certain thing or abstain from doing it, flee to God, and call to Him for help. Accustom yourself to that. [Shaykh Abul Hasan Shadhili]
Guidance of the Day:
Try not to allow your dreams and decisions to be formed, affected, or guided by fear, anger, hatred, greed, or lust. It takes courage to dream, because most of us have an awful fear of failure. Our fear of failure confines us to the dim gray twilight of light. We allow phrases like "What if I fail?" and "I can't do it" to infect our inner dialogue. The human spirit thrives on victory, growth, change, and development--------and all of these involve making the impossible possible. You must do things you think you cannot do. It strengthens character, builds courage and strength, confidence and belief.
If there is something you wish to do or become in your lifetime, create a plan for the accomplishment of that dream. Do not wait around foolishly believing that one day by some cosmic wave of events everything will be perfect and your aspirations will achieve themselves. They won't. God has endowed us all in so many different ways. Engage your talents and abilities. It is through the mastery of small disciplines that we become capable of greater things and, indeed, anything. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
God helps those that help themselves. Help yourself and God will help you. He who reigns himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a king. Let us pray to God that He would root out of our hearts everything of our own planting and set out there, with His own hand, the tree of life bearing all manner of fruits.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:41 PM
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Jazak Allahu Khairan for these great reminders!
A wonderful post :) Every lesson is so valuable. Thank you.
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