Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Monday, December 10, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 961
Whoever We grant long life, We reverse in natural capacities; don't they realize? We didn't teach him poetry, as it isn't necessary for him; this is just a reminder and a clear Recital, to warn whoever is alive, and that the testimony against those who scoff prove true. [36: 68,69,70]
Hadith of the Day:
When you find excuses to escape from fighting in defense of religion, in the conduct of your business, or gathering your harvest, God will bring upon you such poverty, disgrace, and contempt that you will not be relieved from it until you repent and do what God obliges you to do. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Neither poverty nor wealth will carry any weight on the Day of Reckoning. Only patience and thankfulness will be weighed. [Yahya bin Mu'adh]
Guidance of the Day:
We tend to live on the periphery of our beings, seeking outside solutions for inside problems. When we believe that a degree, a raise, or a house can clinch our security, we sooner or later find there is no more----or less-----security outside than there is inside.
Most of the dramas that we create over things in our lives are disguised attempts to feel spiritual peace; we have confused things with Spirit, and mistakenly equated acts with Love. But because we are spiritual beings, nothing less than spirit will satisfy us. When we learn that God is everywhere, that love fills all space, and that Truth is the very ground of our being, we may surely release the little to embrace the All. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Laughter is an external manifestation of an internal gift. When you laugh you are changing your internal chemistry and creating a healthy environment. Laughter not only produces pleasant feelings and images for you and others, but it also alters your body chemistry. Choose to find things to laugh about. You will change, and so will all the people you meet. You will not burn out when you can laugh at life, on the other hand you will live a longer and healthier life.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:31 AM
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