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Monday, September 17, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 926
It is not your property or your children that will bring you closer to Our presence: only those who have faith and act with integrity are those who will have a compounded reward for what they have done; and they will be secure in the chambers on high. [34: 37]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not say: "I feel awful," rather say: "I do not feel very well." Do not say: "I am ruined," rather say: "I am having some difficulties." [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The folk of Allah are those who are detached from the world in such a way that the folk of dunya do not even notice it. [Shaykh Abul Hasan Kharqani]
Guidance of the Day:
The communication principle is, "Be clear, concise, open, and honest." Communication is an art. These are some of the lessons---------let others talk. Avoid arguments. Don't complain. Give honest and sincere compliments. Be more ready to compliment than to criticize. Invite input. Make a point to remember people's names; it is music to their ears. Never be afraid to seek advice. Never criticize someone in front of other people. Beware of other people's desires. Find joy and pleasure through taking interest in people. Talk about yourself only if asked. Smile-------it is contagious and opens people's hearts. Learn to listen.
Encourage people to share about themselves. Engage people where they are-----talk in relation to their interests. Respect other people's opinions. Admit when you are wrong. Be kind and friendly to every person you meet. Ask questions people respond to positively. Try to see things from the other person's point of view. Hold up ideals. Challenge people gently. Talk about your own failures. Appeal to higher motives. Always look for yourself in others and others in yourself--------it affirms the oneness of the human family. Affirm the highest values of the human spirit. Never pass up an opportunity to speak a kind word of appreciation. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Beware of despairing about yourself: you are commanded to put your trust in God, and not in yourself. You may trust the Lord too little, but you can never trust Him too much. There is but one way to browbeat this world-------to go on trusting, namely, till faith move mountains.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:48 AM
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Every part of this post was lovely and true, just what was needed today :) Thank you so much. I pray you are having a blessed Ramadan.
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