Monday, October 01, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 932
For those who scoffed there is intense agony, while for those who believed and did good works there is forgiveness and tremendous reward. [35: 7]
Hadith of the Day:
If you see only the faults and errors of people and tell them harshly to their faces, even if your intentions are to free them of their faults, you may easily lead them deeper into mischief and sedition. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Allah's grace and mercy are always first, but His justice and wrath will seize those who defy His law. So, while we denounce sins openly, let us be gentle and kind, and adore and serve our Lord all our lives. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
Ideas change the world. Good ideas change it for the better. Bad ideas change it for the worse. Men and women share their ideas through their words and actions. What ideas are you sharing with the world? Honesty, integrity, and goodness are more important to a person's happiness than money. Ideas change the world of today and form the world of tomorrow. Ideas are contagious. Make a difference. It is not that hard. Make a habit of making another person's day. Every day.
Spiritually, we strive to be patient because God is patient, we seek to be kind because God is kind, we try to be humble and gentle because they are the ways of God, we seek to love and be loved because God is love. Yet above everything else, beyond everything else, before everything else, after everything else, and during everything else------God is a giver. God always gives. He never takes. He only gives. Always giving. For God, giving is the perpetual motion of His being. That is why giving is an act of greatness. It is an act of greatness because it emerges from God. If all our actions could be performed with this disposition, we would be living life to the fullest. There is no faster, surer way to share in life, the power, and infinite joy than to give. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:02 AM