Friday, August 31, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 919
Don't follow the atheists and the hypocrites, and ignore their insults; and trust in God, for God is enough of a patron. [33: 48]
Hadith of the Day:
Paradise closes its gates to the one who uses obscene words in his speech. [Ibn Abi Dunya]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Speech is a great blessing conferred on man by God, thereby distinguishing him from all other creatures. But speech like wine intoxicates the mind. In silence are concealed many spiritual blessings and in speech many evils. [Al-Hujwiri]
Guidance of the Day:
Goals and plans bring out the most in the human spirit. Leaders, legends, heroes, champions, and saints are in the habit of constantly planning and setting goals. They never entertain the illusion that there will be no problems. When problems and challenges emerge, they assess them and define them clearly and precisely. Then they create a plan to overcome or alleviate the problems, thus creating confidence and reducing fear. If you have a problem, face it. If you don't you empower the problem and paralyze yourself with fear.
Our essential purpose--------to become the-best-version-of-ourselves-------provides an overall vision, but each area of our lives needs a specific vision. Have a vision. The lives of successful people have direction. They do not react to the day-to-day happenings; rather, each of their lives is a conscious action, moving toward a specifically defined goal, directed by a carefully considered philosophy, which is summarized by a single principle----------a life principle. Their life principle brings them into focus, keeps them focused, and protects them from becoming distracted. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Self preservation is the first law of nature, but self-sacrifice is the highest rule of grace. Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for a man with self-surrender. If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:46 PM