Thursday, July 31, 2008

LESSON OF THE DAY 1036

Ayahs of the Day:
You will see the wrongdoers in fear on account of what they have earned, which is falling upon them. But those who believe and do good works they will have what they wish in the presence of their Lord. That is the great blessing. That is the glad news God gives to faithful servants who do good works. Say, "I do not ask you any compensation for this, except affection among near of kin." And for anyone who brings about good, We will add goodness to it, for God is forgiving, appreciative. [42: 22,23]

Hadith of the Day:
The greatness of reward goes with the greatness of the trial. Verily, if Allah loves a people, He tries them. Whoever is pleased, shall have Allah's pleasure. And whoever is angered, shall have Allah's anger. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not fix your hopes on your health, and do not laugh away life. Remember how they walked and now their joints lie separated and the tongue with which they talked is eaten away by the worms. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. All of life's experiences are to be either enjoyed or learned from. This is a different perspective than we usually hold; we have been conditioned to believe that life is a combination of good and bad, and that the price we pay for the good is the bad. Yet there is another way of looking at our experiences.

The hurts and sorrows that we feel in life are not punishments from God; they are messages given to us by a loving God who is showing us exactly where we need to change in order to grow into serenity that is our nature. Understanding this truth entirely changes the way we look at our difficulties. Seen in this light, troubles turn into lessons, and grudges into Grace. Simply, it makes all of life good. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pearls of Wisdom....73

1. The one who overcomes his desires is braver than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is self.

2. You will find rest from vain fancies if you do every act in life as though it were your last.

3. Never take anything for granted, but rather take everything with gratitude.

4. Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.

5. Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it is.

6. He that can have patience can have what he wills.

7. He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.

8. He that is of the opinion "money will do anything" may well be suspected of doing anything for money.

9. He that won't be counseled can't be helped.

10. If passion drives you, let reason hold your reign.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

LESSON OF THE DAY 1035

Ayahs of the Day:
God is kind to mortals, providing at will for anyone; being the Almighty, the All-capable. Whoever desires the fruit of the Hereafter, We increase his fruit for him; and whoever desires the fruit of this world, We give him some, but he has no share of the Hereafter. [42: 19,20]

Hadith of the Day:
The one who is happy to have Allah respond to him during hardships and difficulties should increase his supplications during times of ease. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
A man while he is alive, needs a decent house to live in respectfully. If he has such a house, he should be grateful and endeavor for a house in the next world. [Imam Abu Hanifa]

Guidance of the Day:
Seek not to become good through future actions, for this would create an evil of the old, a creation of fantasy, and not of fact. Work, rather, to transmute, or refine your understanding of your work. In so doing, you raise your deeds to the highest, a position which they have always merited, but which you have not always accepted.

It is of the utmost importance to relieve yourself of the judgment of the activities of your sisters and brothers. In so doing, you free yourself as well a