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Thursday, May 29, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1016
The day the opponents of God will be herded into the fire, they will be driven along until when they get there their hearing and their seeing and their skins will testify against them about what they used to do. And they will say to their skins, "Why did you testify against us?" They will say, "God has made us speak; God, who has made all things speak, who created you the first time, and to whom you will be returned.[41: 19,20, 21]
Hadith of the Day:
Take advantage of five before (another) five: your life before your death, your health before your illness, your free time before your preoccupation, your youth before your old age, and your wealth before your poverty. [Ahmad & Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Demand not that the shaykh grant you a special place in his thoughts. Rather, require yourselves to grant him a special place in your thoughts. For, to the degree that you revere the shaykh, he will revere you. [Shaykh Abul Abbas al Mursi]
Guidance of the Day:
We fight life only because we do not perceive our own best interests. It is rare that we can know any particular experience will fit into the whole plan of good in our lives. Often there is difference between what we think is good for us, and what God knows is good for us. God means everything for good. This is difficult to see from a limited point of view, but easy and natural to see from grandest point of view.
It is said that "Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view." When we look at our experience through Divine eyes, we can see the essence of goodness in all experiences, and letting go is no longer a trial to be feared, but to be embraced as an opportunity to be fulfilled in with something wonderful. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
It is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
It is in surrendering that we are born a new.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:34 AM
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