Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Friday, November 16, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 951
You can only warn those who follow the Reminder and fear the Benevolent One, albeit unseen: so give them good news of forgiveness, and a generous reward. For We will revive the dead, and We record what they have sent before and what they have left after them; and We have accounted for everything in an illustrative book of examples. [36: 11,12]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever believes in God and the Judgment Day cannot cause pain to his neighbor. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
There is no nourishment in food for the spirit, for it sustains physical forms. But the sustenance of the spirit and the heart is the remembrance of God, the Knower of the Invisible. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
There are two groups of people-----those who practice contentment, and those who do not. Contentment is an experience that we can cultivate through practice. Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Like gratefulness and positivity, contentment is not usually handed to us as a gift, although it is always ours for the asking. We need only to align our thoughts with appreciation, for contentment is not much a state of affairs as it is a state of mind.
If money could make us happy, millionaires would rest complete after their first million. If power were the source of peace, heads of state would be the happiest people in the world. But we all know that persons with much money, or power are not the happiest; in fact they are often among the most unhappy. Why? Because anyone in a state of seeking can never be happy. Only those who are constantly finding are fulfilled. And finding is not something that happens to us-------it is something we do. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
There is only one person with whom you can profitably compare yourself; and this person is your yesterday self; YOU. Every day is a new beginning. Without change, we could not exist.
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great blog, masha Allah..
Wonderful lesson :)
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