Thursday, September 11, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1047
Were you to ask them who created the heavens and the earth, they would surely say the Almighty, the Omniscient created them; the One who made the earth smooth for you, and made roads for you thereupon, that you may find direction; and the One who sends water down from the sky, in due proportion; and We resurrect thereby a dead land, which is how you will be brought forth. [43: 9,10,11]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak good or keep silent, should be courteous and generous to his neighbor. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Humbling the ego comes through facing trials; in turn, through humbling yourself comes divine aid to vanquish otherness from the heart. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
Every day, each one of us is given many little opportunities to choose between peace and turmoil, between clarity and confusion, between love and animosity. I am speaking now about remaining quiet, firm, and loving in the midst of our daily activities, we can bless the world by remaining peaceful in all that we do.
We live is a world of multifarious thoughts--------all around us are thoughts, thoughts, and more thoughts. We must deal not only with our own thoughts, but with those of the people around us. Life in "the marketplace" is largely a matter of maintaining our center------our integrity-----in the midst of chaotic influences. If we are not careful, we can lose touch with our center, and we will have to work to regain it. If we enter activity with a strong and prepared attitude, however, we serve ourselves and all those we meet. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
He that falls into a sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasts of it, is a devil. Sin is to be overcome, not so much by direct opposition to it as by cultivating opposite principles. Would you kill the weeds in your garden, plant it with good seed; if the ground be well occupied there will be less need of the hoe.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:33 AM