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Monday, July 27, 2009
LESSON OF THE DAY 1138
So what prevents you from believing in God, when the messenger invites you to believe in your Lord, and he has gotten your agreement, if you are faithful believers? God is the one who sends evident signs down to the servant of the divine, to bring you forth from the darknesses into the light; God is indeed kind to you, and merciful. [57: 8,9]
Hadith of the Day:
The dispensers of justice will be seated on pulpits of light beside God; (They are) those who do justice in their rulings, in matters relating to their families and all in that they undertake to do. [Muslim]
Wise Quotes of the Day:
Who ever hates his ego for Allah's sake, Allah will protect him from against what he hates. [Abu Bakr Siddiq radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
If we are to live as designers instead of the victims of our lives, we must keep generating something to live for. What impelled us yesterday may not exactly fit today. We need to review and revise our commitments to keep life fresh, alive, spontaneous and satisfying since without purpose we may feel lost or despairing. Continually creating goals with more goals behind them enlivens us.
A purpose that is large enough can inspire us for an entire lifetime. An implicit problem here is that some people wait around endlessly for the "right" purpose to show up, and it doesn't. Purpose is something we have to generate for ourselves. Hence, we would be wise to simply make up a purpose from which to live, and then commit ourselves to it. Our purpose could be a big one: to end a war or hunger on the planet or to love every other being in our world. However, our purpose does not have to be a lofty one to be satisfying, for any new step can make a difference in regenerating our vitality and satisfaction. [Tatelbaum, You Don't Have to Suffer]
Food for Thought:
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often times we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 12:55 PM
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