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Friday, February 29, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 985
God has sent down the best story as a Book of similar refrains. The skins of those who fear their Lord creep in terror of it; then their flesh and hearts soften to remembrance of God. That is the guidance of God, by which God guides whom God will. And whomever God leaves astray has no guide. [39: 23]
Hadith of the Day:
God shall say on the Day of Resurrection, "Where are those who have mutual love for My sake? Today I shall shelter them in My shadow." [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Abstaining from the unlawful is the beginning of renunciation of the world, just as contentment with one's lot is a branch of satisfaction with the will of God. [Abul Qasim al Qushayri]
Guidance of the Day:
If you are required, as we all are, to be in the presence of people or environments that are generating negative energy------anger, fear, uncontrolled emotions or words-----you must learn to hold firm and remain confident of God's presence even-----and especially-----in the face of thoughts, words, or news of "evil." You can do this by meditating regularly, cultivation positive thinking, visualizing and feeling a brilliant aura of light or positive energy all around you, and by controlling your words and actions that would react in kind to negativity.
It is of utmost importance to not go into agreement or align yourself with the turbulent feelings that another is experiencing, or you yourself will enter a disturbed state of consciousness from which you, like them, will have to extricate yourself. If you want to help someone who is experiencing worry, fear, or depression, you must stay centered in peacefulness. This is the most effective position from which you will be able to truly serve them. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Man has a mission and a message that are more important than revenge, malice, and hate. Upon you is a sacred duty to surrender yourself to what is preordained for you. If you fulfill this duty you will be successful in the long run. Performing noble deeds is the way to happiness.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:24 AM
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