Wednesday, November 28, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 956
when they are told to mind what is before them and what is after them, so that they may receive mercy, still whenever a sign of their Lord comes to them, they turn away from it. [36: 45,46]
Hadith of the Day:
Avoid observing things that are unlawful and immoral. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The penalty of evil comes in many unexpected ways, for evil is against nature. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
To live------to really be alive-------we must allow ourselves to flow with the people and events around us. We cannot afford to confine ourselves to any rigid picture of who we are, or how things should be done. We stuff ourselves into little habitual ways of doing things in a certain way, and then if we do not get to do it our way, or if someone comes along who wants to do it a little differently, we get irritable and we become nuisance to ourselves and those around us.
The way to be really free is to find out what your molds are, and then break them, drive to work by way of a different street one day, wear a new hairstyle, rearrange the furniture in your room; do anything you can to keep from getting stagnant. We are all free spirits and we are bound to anything unless we think we are. We need to consider whether it is life that is penning us in, or we who confine ourselves with small thinking. Our happy realization is that we cannot be tied to anything, and that the only way we can be bound is with our own thoughts. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Who seeks a faultless friend remains friendless. The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head. Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings. To be social is to be forgiving.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:28 AM