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Thursday, July 24, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1033
So then give the call, and be upright as you have been commanded, not following their wishes. And say, "I believe in any scripture that God has revealed. And I have been commanded to treat you all fairly. God is our Lord and your Lord too. We are responsible for our acts, and you are responsible for your acts. Let there be no argument between us, and the journey is to God." [41: 15]
Hadith of the Day:
No one guards his ablution except the true believer. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The life of this world is ephemeral, and its gains will not last. Good deeds are the best of possessions in Allah's sight. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
Our hidden goodness and talents are released when we are willing to play the game of owning them, even if we are not fully convinced that they are ours. Our strength lie within us, it is only our permission that can activate their expression. Our problem is not that we are weak, but that we do not believe that we are strong. Although love is the only thing that is real, we have believed in negation for so long that we thought it to be genuine, when it is but an offshoot of a mistaken thought.
You have been conditioned to accept an identity which is not true. To supercede that conditioning, you must accept a new image of yourself--------one of Godliness and Beauty. You prove that image by your purposeful action. Use your "ordinary" actions to release into expression your purest thoughts, that the world may be uplifted. Renounce the patterns of a painful past, and come of age as a being of Golden Light. Know that you are supported in your efforts. Every act of harmony with your good nature brings you closer to your goal of true self expression. Be not confused by the ways of the world. They are the ways of ignorance. The ways of Spirit are those of joy and bounty. They lead to life and happiness. Choose the force with which you would align yourself. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
It is not an accident that the word compassion is 70 percent compass. When we let compassion be our guide, we will be serving ourselves as well as those who need to be served. Let compassion direct you. It will also direct others to you when you encounter a time of need. If that doesn't work try complaining all the time. It's only 40 percent compass, but it's your choice.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:51 AM
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You have helped me yet again to understand myself and to take Allah more seriously. Thank you!
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