Wednesday, December 19, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 964

Ayahs of the Day:
Isn't the One who created the heavens and the earth able to create their like? Certainly, being absolute creator, the omniscient one, whose only command when willing a thing is to say to it "Be," and it is. So glory to the One who holds sovereignty over all things, and to whom you will be returned. [36: 81,82,83]

Hadith of the Day:
It is sin enough for a man that he neglects someone whom he is supposed to feed. [Abu Dawud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Man's greatest achievement is in possessing those qualities that make him truly human. These qualities are enshrined in the eternal names of Allah, the greatest manifestations of which are to be seen in the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him). [Shaykh Abdul Mabud]

Guidance of the Day:
We can always do a little more than we think we can. We must continually apply this truth, or else we cease to be alive and grow. Accept limitations, and they confirm themselves. Challenge them, and they disappear. Greatness is not in popularity, wealth, or long life, as most people believe. Real greatness is in simplicity and supportive words. It is in firm encouragement and gentle patience. It is in finding God in the midst of the turmoil of the marketplace, and remembering His goodness during hardship.

Greatness is not always found in those whom the world calls its heroes, but in the unheard of saints who unselfishly serve their families, lend a kind ear to a friend in despair, and lovingly see the Best in those who have become too accustomed to seeing themselves as mediocre. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though limits to our abilities do not exist. No one knows what he can do until he tries. The work will teach you how to do it.

2 comments:

Dipti said...

thanks for sharing such wonderful words of wisdom

Irving said...

An excellent wise quote and wonderful guidance :) Eid Mubarak!

Ya Haqq!