Wednesday, October 31, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 944
And what We have revealed to you by inspiration from the Book is the truth, verifying what preceded it; for God knows and sees everyone. We bequeathed scripture to those of Our servants We chose; but some of them oppress their own souls, while some of them are moderate, and some of them are in the forefront in good deeds, by God's leave; that is the great blessing. [35: 31,32]
Hadith of the Day:
It is sufficient to eat enough to enable you to stand on your feet. If you feel obliged to eat more, reserve one third of your stomach for food, one third for water, and one third for air. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The hypocrite looks for faults of others; the believer looks for excuses. [Imam al Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
The most dominant emotion today in our modern society is fear. We are afraid. Afraid of losing the things we have worked hard to buy, afraid of rejection and failure, afraid of certain parts of town, afraid of certain types of people, afraid of criticism, afraid of suffering and heartache, afraid of change, afraid to tell people how we really feel. . . We are afraid of so many things. We are even afraid to be ourselves.
Some of these fears we are consciously aware of, while others exist subconsciously. But these fears can play a very large role in directing the actions and activities of our lives. Fear has a tendency to imprison us. Fear stops more people from doing something with their lives than lack of ability, contacts, resources, or any other single variable. Fear paralyzes the human spirit.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the acquired ability to move beyond fear. Each day we must pass through the jungles of doubt and cross the valley of fear. For it is only then that we can live in the high places------on the peaks of courage. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
The one important thing to be understood is the difference between taking one's work seriously, and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second is disastrous.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:10 AM