Wednesday, November 21, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 953
A sign for them is the earth when dead; We revive it, and produce grain from it, of which they partake. And We have put orchards of dates and grapes thereon, and caused springs to flow on it, that they may eat of its fruit, though they did not make it themselves; so will they not be grateful? [36: 33,34,35]
Hadith of the Day:
A bad friend is like someone who is stoking a fire. If you come close to someone who is stoking a fire, you may get burned; at least you will get on you the bad smell of smoke. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The heart has four defenses against evil: binding the heart to God; renouncing what is other than God; looking not with your eyes upon what God has forbidden; and moving not your feet where you do not expect God's reward. [Shaykh Abul Hasan Al Shadhili]
Guidance of the Day:
You are heirs to the riches of the universe. It is God's good pleasure to give you His good gifts. Thoughts of lack are empty musings, expressive not of the Truth, but of a limited consciousness which you have outgrown. Hold fearlessly to thoughts of fullness, and so shall your experience be confirmed as whole. Take care of God's business and He will take care of yours.
Remember that you are worthy of abundance. Know your spiritual riches, and material good shall be yours as well. There is a right amount for you. Trust the Creator to uphold and support you in your material life. He will not abandon you. This is the promise proven by your willingness to trust. Stand with open arms to receive His riches. Extend you hands, as well, to allow blessings to flow forth in service to a waiting world. Be a comforter to your brethren. Uphold your thoughts of emptiness, but hold fast to your meditation upon the source of all. When you see all as full, you see all as God created it. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind. The measure of a happy life is not from the fewer or more suns we behold, the fewer or more breaths we draw, or meals we repeat, but from having once lived well, acted our part handsomely, and made our exit cheerfully.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:26 AM