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Friday, February 22, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 982
And for those who turn away from idolatry, disdaining its worship, and turn to God, there is good news; so give My servants glad tidings! Those who listen to the teaching and follow what's best in it are those whom God has guided, and they are the sensible ones. Is that one against whom the sentence of punishment is justified? Would you, then, liberate someone in the fire? [39: 17,18,19]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should say the good or remain silent. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Try to gladden the hearts of believers in every possible way, as long as these ways are not sinful. [Imam al Haddad]
Guidance of the Day:
Make your lives an offering. It is within your ability to mark your lives your own destiny. Mark it for the highest good. How profound and pervasive are your quietest thoughts! As you realize their magnitude, you relinquish any notion of idleness. Those who have been shown a moment of vision of the inner mechanics of the mind bear a great responsibility. You hold within your hands the evolution and the destiny of all. Choose wisely. The ramifications of your choices are being made known to you more rapidly, now.
You must remain true to your most cherished principles in making application of the energies that you command. This is the greatest test of all. We beckon you to offer the world Light while remaining in its midst. Those who serve mankind in this way are strong and blessed, indeed. A life transformed is more precious than a life escaped. Whatever your path, tread it well. The truth that gives you life is for you in all places. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
The noble hearted one works for people and does not allow them to serve him. The ideal person is he who takes pleasure in serving others and who is ashamed when others do things for him, since showing compassion is a sign of superiority, while receiving it is a sign of failure.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:27 AM
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