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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1020
If any evil suggestion from Satan should be suggested to you, then take refuge in God, for God is the all-hearing, the all-knowing. Among the signs of God are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Don't bow to the sun or to the moon, but bow to God, who created them, if that is who you worship and serve. Even if others are too arrogant for it, those who are in the presence of your Lord bow to God night and day, and they never weary. [41: 36,37,38]
Hadith of the Day:
Supplicate Allah while you are certain of a response, and know that Allah does not respond to a supplication from a heart that is heedless and inattentive. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Aspirations of this world are the cause of all concern. Aspire to God and obtain freedom. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
If we can just let go and trust in the process of our advancement, we can appreciate the miracle of the flow of life. If, during our turbulent periods, we keep ourselves dynamically balanced like a skilled surfer, the waves of our experience will guide us smoothly to the shore. We may fear that the waves will drown us, but it is actually the waves that move us.
Yielding is more powerful than the resistant is a fact known by all and practiced by none. To change one's mind or humble one's self is considered by many to be a sign of weakness, although the most humble among men are the most exalted. We are taught to subjugate, manhandle, and mold the world to conform to our expectations. But power is a word that very few people understand. The power that we gain in the world is like a bubble on the ocean of God. Sooner or later it pops and we once again find ourselves to be the ocean. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
It is not faith and works; it is not faith or works; it is faith that works. He who is small in faith will never be great in anything but failure. Faith is the heart of the mind. Faith is the wire that connects you to grace, and over which grace comes streaming from God.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:00 AM
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I do take your point, but I also think that works get short shrift by many Christians.
According to the Bible, it definitely is both faith and works. There are all kinds of passages exhorting us to do good.
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