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Friday, March 14, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 991
Say, O God, creator of the heavens and the earth, knower of the hidden and the evident, You will judge between Your servants regarding that wherein they had differed." If those who have done wrong had everything on earth, and its like besides, they would use it to redeem themselves from the ill of the agony of the day of resurrection; but there will appear to them from God what they had never expected. [39: 46,47]
Hadith of the Day:
There is no people among which an evil is committed and they have the ability to change that but they do not change it except that Allah will soon afflict them with a punishment that will afflict all of them. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Those who are the elect of Adam's children breathe the breath of "We have wronged ourselves." Display your need for God------do not argue like the impudent and accursed Iblis. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
It is true that a little knowledge can be worse than none at all. Our mind can be our best friend, but, uncontrolled, it can work against our best interests. Our mind can confuse us to the point where actions bear no relation to reason. We do things for the wrong reasons, and we are not even aware of what we are doing or why we are doing them.
The rational mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master. We must use the mind, instead of giving it free rein to run wild. The thinking mind helps us to organize our world and to create technology that makes our lives easier and safer. If we do not control the mind, however, it will team up with the mouth and the tongue, and together they will get us into trouble. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Some die without having really lived, while others continue to live, in spite of the fact that they have died. We are here today and gone tomorrow. When death is imminent, we open our hearts quickly and wide. How much more love there would be if we didn't wait for death to release our reserves!
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:24 AM
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