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Thursday, July 29, 2010
LESSON OF THE DAY 1231
Ayahs of the Day:
As for the righteous, they will be in happiness, while the deviants will be in a blaze, where they will roast on the day of requital, unable to hide from it. And what will let you know what the day of requital is? Again, what will let you know what the day of requital is? The day no soul can do anything for another; for the matter that day is up to God. [82: 13 to 19]
Hadith of the Day:
The one who obeys me will enter Paradise. The one who refuses to obey me has refused to enter Paradise. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who truly knows Allah fills all his moments seeking meaning from everything through reflection and contemplation, while occupying himself in praise and glorification and perpetually increasing in obedience. [Ibrahim ibn al-Adham]
Guidance of the Day:
Ask yourself the question "What messages am I really sending to my children?" One of my favorite parenting books is Dr. Wane Dyer's book What Do You Really Want for Your Children? In it, he encourages parents to ask themselves what they really want to teach their kids and to examine the hidden messages we are sending them. He suggests that some of the most important and valued human qualities -- self reliance, risk taking, patience, independence -- can be hampered by the invisible ways we communicate with our kids.
Sometimes, for example, we demand that our children relax, or quiet down, but do so by raising our own voices in frustration. Or, we want our kids to grow up being independent, yet we clean their rooms out of personal frustration, or fail to allow our children to take appropriate risks. Perhaps we say we want our children to be calm, yet we are hyper, even frantic, ourselves. Perhaps we want our children to grow up being cooperative, yet we have a tendency to argue too often. There are many examples where we want to encourage a certain type of behavior yet we are sending a message that suggests otherwise. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
So often we look at a calendar of days as merely a symbol of the passage of time. We forget why we are on this earth. We forget that there is a reason for all of the pain and all of the struggles. We forget that we were put on earth to learn something. Appreciate the journey, the passages, the twists and the turns; they are all the stages of your life.