Monday, December 29, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1077
So recognize that there is no deity but God, and seek forgiveness for your fault, and for the believing men and believing women: for God knows your comings and goings and your dwellings. [47: 19]
Hadith of the Day:
If you love what Allah and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Sincerity is that you call upon no one other than God to be a witness to your doings. [al-Qushayri]
Guidance of the Day:
Understand well the meaning of service. You must now put your ideas into practical expression, for time is short and the need paramount. Though you understand the necessity of service, you must understand its urgency in this time of shadows. In a darkened room, a tiny candle casts a great beam.
As you enter the ranks of those who serve humankind, you awaken to the very purpose of those whose intention is the end of all suffering. Hold to your highest values in all of your endeavors. Set your mind on the Kingdom of Heaven, even when you act on earth. Be not dissuaded by thoughts of mediocrity and mundane goals. Your goal is the expression of Love to God. Accept nothing less, for nothing else has any meaning. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven. Little sins make room for great, and one brings in all. Every man carries the bundle of his sins upon his own back. God pardons those who do through frailty sin, but not those that persevere therein.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:30 AM