Friday, December 12, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1071
Believers, if you help God, God will help you, making your steps steady. As for those who scoff, there is misery for them, and God will let their works be lost. That is because they hate what God has revealed, so God makes their works fruitless. [47: 7,8,9]
Hadith of the Day:
Faith wears out in the heart of anyone of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
If those who do not possess knowledge avoid scholarly discussion, disagreements will end. [Imam al-Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
Our work in the world is made easy when we share the load. There is an expansion of the energy that we offer to another; they receive much more than we give. There is an essence of love that is added to time or energy rendered in service. It makes life satisfying for the giver and for the receiver. It inspires us to know a higher possibility for life than we have been taught to believe in.
Loving kindness in the form of service is closer to the heart of God than any other act. Serving others is a way of participating in the Grace of God. Through service it is possible not only to set aside one's own burden, but to lift the load from the shoulders of another. Serving another, then, bears a double reward. Not only do we participate in the alleviation of his or her suffering, but we free ourself, as well. When we serve we feel the bliss of God. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time you must make it. What we love to do we find time to do. Time will stay long enough for anyone who will use it. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. Those who make the worst of their time most complain of its brevity.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:19 AM