Wednesday, January 02, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 968
Our word has already gone out to Our servants sent as emissaries before, assuring them they are assisted, and that our forces would be triumphant. [37: 171 to 173]
Hadith of the Day:
Allah does not look at your bodies nor your forms but He looks at your hearts and your actions. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Allah has a water container in the earth, which is the heart. The hearts that Allah likes most are those which are the strongest, the purest, and the softest--------strongest in religion, purest in trust, and softest towards one's brother. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
When we make an inner commitment to realize a clear-cut goal, a great force of will wells up within us. It is a will bigger and stronger than our little will; it is like a wind from the great will of God that comes to fill the sails of the ship of determination, the mast of which have hoisted with our commitment to succeed. We do nothing by ourselves, but when we declare our firm intention to accomplish a task and we ask for support from God, we are given the strength, the wisdom, and the means to succeed.
The force that opposes determination is inertia. Inertia is not a static thing; it is a dynamic force. Like any force, it tends to magnify itself and gain momentum until or unless it is superceded by another force stronger than itself. We slip into undertow of inertia, and then forsake our commitment. It takes a strong will to buck inertia, but overcome it we must. When we refuse to be intimidated by unchosen habit, and we do just one act of our practice again, the momentum of the practice will increase, and it will be easier and easier, and not harder and harder, to continue. It's all a matter of vectors and dynamic momentum. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Reading opens the mind, guides one to correct morals and sharpens one's ability to think. Reading is a comfort for the lonely, a stimulant for the thinker, and a lamp for the traveler. To not read makes one limited in one's speech, thinking, and personality.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 11:31 AM