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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1011
It is He who has created you from dust, then from a drop, then from a clot, then brings you forth as an infant, then provides for you to reach your maturity, then provides for you to become old----though some of you die earlier-----providing for you to reach a definite term, and for you to understand. It is He who gives life and causes death; and having decided a matter, God merely says to it "Be," and it is. [40: 67,68]
Hadith of the Day:
Verily the world is sweet and green (appealing). And verily Allah has placed you as successors in it. And He sees how you act, so beware of the world and beware of women. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When God gives you a gift, it is so that you become aware of divine kindness; when God deprives you, it is so that you become aware of divine power. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
A relationship based on clinging, possessiveness, or attachment cannot work. There is constant worry, fear, or threat. The moments of satisfaction in such relationship are deceptive, for they lead only to pain. If "I have him/her" can bring joy, then surely, "I am losing him/her" will bring sorrow. It is only when we hold people and things lightly that we can enjoy them fully.
Life is a constant flow of coming and going. Things and people come into our lives and they leave, just as sure as they came. Sometimes they stay for a moment, sometimes for a lifetime. We never fully know how long it will be. Nor do we have any control over how long we will share the path with someone. Our key to happiness is to enjoy a relationship while it lasts, allowing the person and the relationship to complete freedom to evolve in the highest way for them, according to God's plan. Clinging never feels good. It brings hardships to the one who possess, and to the one he or she would possess. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well. Don't fear or avoid your pain, for it might be the catalyst you need to help you release the dam and move you into healing. Under pressure charcoal becomes a diamond. Use your pain and the gifts it brings to change things and create a gem out of your life.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:43 AM
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