Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Friday, July 11, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1028
Thus does God inspire you, and those before you, God the Mighty, the Wise; to whom belongs what is in the heavens and what is in the earth, and who is the Exalted and Sublime. The heavens are nearly cleft from above, and the angels praise their Lord, and ask forgiveness for those on earth. God is indeed the Forgiving, the Merciful.[42: 3,4,5]
Hadith of the Day:
By Allah it is not poverty that I fear for you. But I fear that the world will be spread out before you as it was for the people before you. Then you shall compete in it as the people before you competed in it, and it shall destroy you as it destroyed them. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The devil does not come near to one whose heart is humble. [Sahl bin Abdullah]
Guidance of the Day:
There is a story of a woman who sold fish all her life and knew little else. One spring she was invited to the king's palace for a royal festival. When she was shown to her room, she found it filled with colorful flowers and sweet incense. She was repulsed. "How disgusting!" she complained; "please let me go back to sleep near my pile of fish." She chose the foulness of her fish, solely out of familiarity.
We, too, cling to our hurts, our grudges, our illnesses, our sorrows, and our angers as if they offered us comfort or serenity. In truth, all they offer us is the solace of familiarity and the surety of a self-image that we can hold onto in the face of the insincerity of a changing world. We accept the meager rewards of sympathy, agreement, self-righteousness, and attention, which are not really rewards, but snares. The clear price we pay is that of inner tranquility, joy, and freedom. The tragedy of life is that we do not believe that we have a choice. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Live in the moment and love with every breath. Your life will have meaning, and you'll help lead the way for others. So become a luminary and light the way. There are no limits to the effects your enlightened behavior will have. By shining your light you can help others to heal as individuals and as inhabitants of this planet.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:19 AM
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