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Friday, August 06, 2010
LESSON OF THE DAY 1234
Ayahs of the Day:
As for the destiny of the righteous, they will be on high. And what will let you know what is high? An inscribed appointment for which those granted access to God will vouch. Indeed, the righteous will be in happiness, gazing from atop thrones. You will recognize a refulgence of felicity in their faces; they will be given sealed pure wine to drink, its seal being musk. So let those with longings long for that -- its blend will be from a fountain in paradise, a fountain from which those granted access to God will drink. [83: 18 to 28]
Hadith of the Day:
No one is truly a servant of God until he is able to watch his tongue. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Someone who seeks to travel the path of Allah should begin with a sound repentance from all the sins. [Imam al-Haddad]
Guidance of the Day:
Many people have found that "keeping up with the Jones" and continuing to run on the proverbial treadmill is overwhelming and counterproductive, in addition to being stressful and time consuming. Many of us have fallen into the habit of ever-increasing wants, needs, and desires. It seems that most of us believe that more is better -- more stuff, things to do, experiences, and so forth. But is it really?
At some point, we get so busy that it prevents us from enjoying our lives. It seems that virtually every minute of every day is scheduled and accounted for. We rush from activity to activity, usually more interested in "what's next" than we are in what we're doing in the present. In addition, most of us want bigger apartments, a nicer car, more clothes, and more stuff. Whatever we have, it's never enough. Our appetite for more seems to be insatiable. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
Until you value yourself; you won't value time, until you value time, you will not do anything with it. Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. Time is a coin of your life, it is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest other people spent it for you. As if we could kill time without injuring eternity.