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Tuesday, November 04, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1060
Say to those who believe that they should forgive those who do not look forward to the days of God that God may repay people for what they earned. If one does good, it is for one's own soul; and if one does evil, it is one's own responsibility. Then you will be returned to your Lord. [45: 14,15]
Hadith of the Day:
Verily Allah the Exalted has prescribed the obligatory deeds, so do not neglect them. He has set the limits, so do not go beyond them. He has forbidden some things, so do not violate them. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Meet people in such a manner that if you die, they should weep for you, and if you live they should long for you. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
The impediment to decision making is fear of making the wrong choice or getting something we do not want. Often, however, a wrong choice is better than no choice, for then at least we would be certain of what is the right direction, and progress would be made.
When we do not know what choice to make, our best bet is to search our heart for the act that would be most in harmony with our most important ideals, and to act on that high standard. If we act in the name of love, service, and good will, we cannot make a wrong decision. God asks no more of us than to live up to the highest principles that we know. He does not hold us responsible for standards higher than those of which we are aware. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. Don't let your so-called mistakes and failures stop you from moving forward. Go ahead, take a risk, and remember that each failure brings you closer to success. You need to believe in yourself and what you choose to do in order to succeed.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:52 AM
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