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Friday, October 17, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1056
And We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything in between in jest; We created them thoroughly soundly, but most of them do not know. The day of judgment is the appointed time for everyone: the day on which no partner can avail a partner anything, and they will not be helped, except those on whom God has mercy; as God is the epitome of power and forgiveness. [44: 38 to 42]
Hadith of the Day:
Certainly, the late night prayer is an act that takes one closer to Allah, keeps one away from sins, expiates for evil deeds and repels disease from the body. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Get zeal in respect of the spirit, for your destination is the grave, and the people of the graves expect you at any moment to meet up with them. Beware, beware lest you meet up with them without provision! [Imam al-Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
If we know how to look at life correctly, all of our experiences are our teachers. We must cease to see life as a random play of circumstances and begin to understand that the earth is a school, and all events the lessons. Constantly ask, "What can I learn from this experience? Why was it given to me? How can I use it to further my growth?" If you think in this way, all experiences will bring you closer to understanding yourself and the Truth.
Never surrender your soul to another person, but always align it with God. You may accept the guidance and instruction of one whom you feel is genuine, but let that decision be dictated by your Godly intuition. If you would be a teacher, you must be unremitting in your dedication to Truth. You must found your life upon actions, and not upon words. If you hearken unto these strict requirements, your life will be under continual guidance. There is a hierarchy of education of which you are a part. This hierarchy has as its only purpose the uplifting of souls and the salvation of the world. Blessed are you who would share in this noble work. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground. When we live with determination, we will spring forth and find the light. Let us remember the message of spring and the seed of life contained in each of us. When confronted with obstacles, let the wisdom guide you to light. Remember, under the bitter snow is a seed which in the spring will become a rose.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 10:57 AM
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