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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 962
Haven't they seen that We made livestock for them, from the products of Our handicraft, so they have control over them, as We subjected the beasts to them, so some are their mounts, and from some they get food; and their are other benefits in livestock for them, including beverages; aren't they therefore grateful? [36: 71,72,73]
Hadith of the Day:
Through a person's charitable giving, God takes away arrogance and vanity. [Fiqh us Sunna]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Turn away from vanity and seek Him in the recesses of your heart and soul. Show patience in adversity and be content in His will that you may attain proximity to God. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
Enlightenment is not something that we can acquire through an action. It is a deep inner knowing from which successful action proceed. Rituals, which are very powerful and necessary, can also be misunderstood, and function as a distraction. We all have a potential for succeeding at the game of finding inner peace; we need only to go of the idea that there is something that we need to do first to be peaceful. The way to be peaceful is to be peaceful.
We can never find peace through war or strife; it just doesn't work that way. The only way it works is to start out where we want to end up, to begin by knowing that we have already arrived, and to recognize all as wholely Divine. When we realize that God is every where, it becomes easy to see and love Him in all that we do. Every word becomes a prayer, every action a spiritual ceremony, and every morning a Holyday. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it. What you see is what you get. Your attitude determines what you see, so always look on the bright side. The choice is yours. See through the eyes of an optimist today and observe what direction your life takes. Optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:25 AM
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