Wednesday, September 26, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 930

Ayah of the Day:
O humanity, remember God's blessings on you. Is there a creator other than God who provides for you from the sky or the earth? There is no deity; so how is it you are deceived? [35: 3]

Hadith of the Day:
The best of the people are those who influence people to do good, prevent them from doing wrong, whose hearts are full of compassion and who fear God. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The greatest miracle is to succeed in bringing back to the true path one who has strayed from that path. Those who die for the salvation of mankind do not really die. [Shaykh Muzaffar Ozak]

Guidance of the Day:
What do all great men and women in history have in common? What raises a person beyond success, achievement, and excellence to the realm of greatness? Greatness is attained beyond the pursuit of our own fulfillment. True greatness is achieved by making a difference in other people's lives. What moves a person from success to significance? Making a difference in the lives of other people. History is full of examples of great men and women, but we must be careful not to confuse greatness with fame or fortune. Fame and fortune are external qualities of a person's life. Greatness is an internal quality of a person's character, which emerges in his or her actions.

Most of the people who have developed and mastered this greatness of which we speak are not public figures or celebrities. They are mothers and fathers, teachers and doctors, preachers. . . .They are people from all walks of life who turn their talents, efforts, and energies toward people's lives. When you meet such a person, you see a certain calm in his/her eyes and he/she seems to be unusually happy. He/She is quietly confident and occupied with a serene satisfaction. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]

Food for Thought:
The Devil comes where money is; where it is not he comes twice. The Devil does not tempt unbelievers and sinners who are already his own. The Devil has three children: pride, falsehood and envy. If the Devil catch a man idle, he will set him at work. All the works of our evil nature are the work of the Devil.

1 comment:

Editor said...

as-salamu 'alaykum

There's a mistake in your translation of the ayah. Please correct soonest.

Jazakumullahu khair for the correction and all the beneficial posts thus far.