Monday, November 26, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 955
And a sign for them is the fact that We carried their race on the loaded Ark; and WE made its like for them, in which they travel, though We could drown them if We wished, and they'd have no one to help them, and they would not be rescued, except as a mercy from Us, a temporary indulgence. [Surah Yaseen 36: 41 to 44]
Hadith of the Day:
Be friends with the faithful, share your food with the ones who love and fear God. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Turn to God and seek forgiveness if you wish to prevail. Listen to your heart and not your ego. Your ego prompts you to boast of vain assertions to obtain the glory of this world. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
Live for all that you would live for. Search your hearts for your purest ideals, and set your life around your noblest vision. In the years to come, when the institutions that you know crumble around you, only your deepest aspirations will carry you through outer change. Live now for your heart's ambition.
Think, and think clearly. What do you truly want from your life? Why, in all earnestness, have you come to earth? Who do you now live for? Are you beholden to the misdirected vanities of the world, or do you respect your inclinations from a source resonating deep within your self? Answer these questions for yourself, and live the answers you find.
Time has been given you for a purpose. Learn to use it for your benefit, but do not be a slave to it. Make it work for you. In your awareness of the purpose of time is your mastery of it. Set your priorities. Do not delay that which is most important. You know God now, but you can never know Him tomorrow. Your enlightenment is the one thing that you cannot post pone. God is now. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
We, ignorant of ourselves, beg often our own harms, which the Wise Powerful denies us for our own good. God alone fully understands what each of us needs; we make mistakes continually and pray for things which would be harmful to us if we received them. Afterwards we see our mistakes and realize that God is good and wise in not giving us these things, even though we plead ever so earnestly for them.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:44 AM