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Wednesday, October 10, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 936
Even the two bodies of water are not the same: one is fresh, sweet, and palatable, while the other is salty and bitter. Yet you eat fresh flesh from both, and you extract ornaments that you wear; and you see the ships thereon ploughing the waves so you may seek of God's bounty, and so that you may be grateful. [35: 12]
Hadith of the Day:
If someone succeeds in taking something that does not belong to him away from another believer, by swearing it is his, God closes the doors of Paradise for him and makes it lawful for Hell to take him. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Sufism is a war with the self in which there is no peace. The Sufi is like the earth-----every kind of abomination is thrown upon it, but every kind of goodness grows from it. [al-Junayd]
Guidance of the Day:
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. First do what is necessary, then what is possible, and before long you will be doing the impossible. The good we do is never lost; it never dies. In other people, in other places, in other times------the good we do lives on forever. Be the difference that makes the difference!
The future belongs to the men and women of vision, courage, persistence, confidence, generosity, conscience, integrity, creativity, enthusiasm, character, and virtue. They have the extraordinary ability to ignore the chaos, confusion, troubles, and difficulties that surround them and to remain focused on the task at hand. They have the awe inspiring and profound ability to pierce through time into the future and envision how they wish, think, or believe, the future should be. Then they turn to the here and now and work tirelessly to make their vision a reality. Against all odds, doubts, and criticisms they are able to trust, follow, nurture, and share the goodness within them. They are the leaders. You rarely see them criticizing anything or anyone, because they are too busy getting the job done, ushering movement in history. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. Contentment consists not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire; not in multiplying of wealth, but in subtracting of desires.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:49 AM
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