Friday, December 28, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 966
We have adorned the sky of the world with the ornament of the stars, and to guard against every rebellious devil, so they cannot eavesdrop on the supreme council, but will be ousted from every side, repelled and consigned to lasting torment; except one grabbing a snatch----then a piercing fire pursues him. [37: 6 to 10]
Hadith of the Day:
Faith wears out in the heart of anyone of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your heart. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
He made the Hereafter an abode to reward his believing servants only because this world cannot contain what He wishes to bestow upon them and because He deemed their worth too high to reward them in a world without permanence. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
Be not deluded and blinded by the small thinking of men. Their goals are as foolish as the paths they take to reach them. You are living in a world of erroneous thinking. You must break out of the patterns of thought that blind men to themselves. Begin your liberation with a few changes in your thought, and you mark for yourselves the right to walk the entire kingdom.
We must push on relentlessly toward our goal, no matter what thoughts of unworthiness or failure attempt to dissuade us. Never allow yourself to feel that your spiritual work, your striving, or your discipline is not paying off. Even if you did not see the results immediately, or if you are not acknowledged by others, your actions are never for nought. If you are chopping down a tree, you may hack away for hundreds of blows and not see the tree move a millimeter. It is only when you make the final cut that the tree falls. Although you saw no apparent progress, each and every one of those blows was equally necessary to accomplish your goal. A saint is a sinner who never gave up. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Determination can overcome unsurmountable barriers. Determination is the fuel that propels one to higher virtues. Higher goals are not achieved through dreaming or fantasizing, they can only be reached through dedication and commitment.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:32 PM