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Monday, November 12, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 949
Haven't they traveled on earth and seen how those before them ended up, even though they had been more powerful than they are? God is not to be thwarted by anything in the heavens or on earth, for God is omniscient, all-powerful. [35: 44]
Hadith of the Day:
God's compassion does not descend upon a people among whom there are persons who have cut their connections with their relations. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Rely on the All-Merciful in all your affairs; One who relies on Him is never at loss. [Shihab]
Guidance of the Day:
The aspect of human beings that sets us off from all other creatures is that of imaginative wisdom. Animals see things as they are, but we see them as they can be. We have been given the Divine ability to transform. Nothing gives a person more energy as he or she is working to bring a vision into reality. People forsake their sleep, food, and comfort for the sake of a project that they love. There is something holy about a human being dedicated to a purpose, something more precious than I can attempt to put into words. It is the miracle of creation.
It is exactly this miracle which enables us to transcend circumstances. Any circumstance is a good starting point for God. The alchemical power to activate Divinity is always speaking to us, if we are but willing to listen and do. It is none other than the Voice of God, beckoning to us to acknowledge the Divine Spark and to draw it into expression, that it may be shared by all. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up. Happiness is the by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. Only a life lived for others is a life worth while. When you live for others they will live for you.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:00 AM
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