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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
LESSON OF THE DAY 1233
Ayahs of the Day:
As for the destiny of the deviants, they will be in a prison. And what will let you know what the prison is? A sealed fate. Woe to the scoffers on that day who deny the reality of the day of requital, which none deny but an aggressive sinner who when Our signs are read to him calls them myths of ancients. By no means! But what they have been doing has taken possession of their hearts. Oh, no! They will be shut out from their Lord that day, and they will be roasting in hell: and they will be told, "This is what you used to deny." [83: 7 to 17]
Hadith of the Day:
A good deed hidden from the view of others is better than one performed in public. But a good action undertaken by a well-known person who others will follow is still better. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Look at the heavens and realize who its Creator is, and be wary that he always knows your states. [Bayazid al-Bustami]
Guidance of the Day:
Explore voluntary simplicity. There is a popular, grassroots movement that is quickly gaining momentum, finding its way to many diverse groups of people. This movement is called Voluntary Simplicity. As the name suggests, it involves simplifying one's life by choice rather than out of need.
It means you put a ceiling on your desires, not necessarily because you have to but because you want to -- you see the wisdom and potential for peace in placing a ceiling on what you want so that you can enjoy what you already have. Simplifying your life frees up time, money, and energy so that you can have more of each for yourself and for your family. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
Sin is first a simple suggestion, then a strong imagination, then delight, then assent. No sin is small -- no grain of sand is small in the mechanism of a watch. Fools make a mock at sin. Commit a sin twice and it will not seem to you a crime. Sins and dandelions are a whole lot alike -- they're a lifetime fight that you never quite win.