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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1008
The constitution of the heavens and the earth is certainly greater than the constitution of humanity, and yet most people do not realize. The blind and the seeing are not the same, nor are those who believe and do good works and those who do harm. Little do they heed. For the end of time is surely coming, without a doubt, and yet most people do not believe. Your Lord says, "Call on me, and I will answer you. As for those too self-important to serve Me, they will enter hell abjectly." [40: 57 to 60]
Hadith of the Day:
If this worldly life were equivalent in Allah's sight to even a wing of a mosquito, He would not have given a disbeliever even drink of water in it. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The Qur'an guides you to the recognition of your illness and their remedies. Your illness are your sins, and your medicine is seeking Allah's forgiveness. [Qatadah radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
All the lessons of the living are about allowing healing to take place. Health is the easiest thing in the world, and disease the hardest. We do not need to add anything to our lives to be healed. We need only to tune into our own flow------the very flow that God is always whispering in our ear. Health is our natural condition, and it will always manifest itself when we attune our thoughts, and actions to the guidance of our still, small voice, ever calling us to our own Peace.
The physical body speaks to us, if we are willing to listen to its messages, we can avoid disease. If we experience illness or its warning signs, it is God's way of showing us-----through the physical body------that we need to make a course correction in something that we were doing and a way that we are thinking. Illness is not a punishment, but a message to us from a loving God, telling us that what we need to do to stay healthy and happy, which is exactly the way He like to see us. It is only out of loving compassion that He sometimes jolts us a bit to head us away from a way of living that we will not admit is not working for us. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Accumulating belongings is not what makes life satisfying. It may make the neighbors jealous, but it won't make your life meaningful or joyful. It is not about getting acknowledgment or thanks, but the inherent joy that comes from doing for others. Find your way of serving the world and giving it your love, and watch what it does for your life. Serve those in need, and receive the gift of love.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:08 AM
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