Friday, January 21, 2011

LESSON OF THE DAY 1258

Ayahs of the Day:
By the morning, bright, and the night when it is calm, your Lord has not left you, and is not incensed: hereafter will be better for you than what was before; your Lord will surely give to you, and you will be content. Did God not find you orphaned and give shelter? And God found you wandering and gave guidance. And God found you needy and gave sufficiency. So don't oppress the orphan, and don't rebuff the seeker. And tell of the kindness of your Lord. [93: 1 to 11]

Hadith of the Day:
All of the children of Adam err, and the best of those who err are the oft repenting. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The righteous deeds are performed by the righteous and the wicked. However, only the truthful ones avoid the sinful deeds. [Sahl ibn Abdullah al-Tustari]

Guidance of the Day:
It puts things into perspective when we remind ourselves that life wasn't meant to be hassle-free or perfect, we are more able to respond to our challenges with perspective and grace. Rather than being annoyed or overwhelmed by every little thing, we're usually able to say something like "Oh, well, here's another one to deal with."

I doubt very much that any of us will get to the point where we enjoy the inherent hassles of life, but I'm certain that we can learn to be far more accepting. And, as you can imagine, the less you struggle with your problems and challenges, the more energy you have at your disposal to solve them. Rather than exacerbating the issues you are dealing with, you'll see the bigger picture, including the possible solutions at hand.

Reminding yourself of the inevitability of problems to deal with won't make your life perfect, but it will put things in a healthier perspective and make life seem a whole lot less overwhelming. Starting right now, see if you can view your current problem in a new light. You might discover that at least the "small stuff" can be experienced with a great deal of serenity. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
Our greatest enemies are not wild beasts or deadly germs but fears that paralyze thought, poison the mind, and destroy the character. Our only protection against fear is faith. Fear is faithlessness. Have you ever taken your fears to God, got the horizons of Eternity about them, looked at them in the light of His love and grace?

1 comment:

Aneebaba said...

Jazak'Allahu Khairan Sr. Iffath, as always. Really liked today's lesson. Each of today's section very much "spoke" to me, in my current state of affairs, both personally, spiritually and in my academic, worldly life.

Br. Anees