Monday, June 09, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1019
Who is more eloquent than one who invites to God and acts with integrity, saying, "I am one of those who acquiesce to God"? For good and evil are not equal: promote what is better, and then one between you and whom there was enmity will be as a friend, a relative. But no one will be offered that but those who have been constant; and no one will be offered that but one of great good fortune. [41: 33,34,35]
Hadith of the Day:
Three things follow the deceased (to his grave), two of them return and one remains with him; His family, wealth, and deeds follow him while his family and wealth return and only his deeds remain with him. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Don't be self-satisfied with fulfilling only the acts of worship that God has made obligatory for you. Rather, give rise to love by committing yourself to interacting with God in everything you do beyond obligatory acts of worship. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
There is a freedom that befalls you who are willing to trust in God. You once attempted to gain security, power, and life through fearful clinging, yet to what avail? Your observances of those in your midst who are at peace with themselves has revealed that sharing is the very source of joy.
Because the values of the world are founded on distorted perception, you have taught to believe that accumulation is success. Fulfillment cannot be found in things, but only in selfless sharing. Your happiness is completely dependent on your confidence in God's ability to give you that which you cannot give yourself. Release the goals that you have made for yourself and allow them to be replaced by the Goal that God has always had for you. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. As is our confidence, so is our capacity. The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have. To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:01 AM