Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LESSON OF THE DAY 1265

Ayahs of the Day:
As for those who scoffed, among both people of scripture and polytheists, they will be in hellfire, where they will remain. They are the worst of creation. As for those who have faith and do good works, they are the best of creation. Their reward is in the presence of their Lord: gardens of eternity with rivers flowing below, where they will abide forever, God being pleased with them and they being pleased with God. That is for those in awe of their Lord. [98: 6,7,8]

Hadith of the Day:
Glad tidings to the one busied by his own faults from the faults of others. [Bazzar]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Of all worldly possessions, few are more precious than a grateful heart. It is a well-spring of belief, attuning us to the Divine presence and driving us to His worship. [Imam Magid bin Muhammad]

Guidance of the Day:
Put things in Perspective: I have found it to be very helpful to remind myself -- each and everyday -- how trivial most things really are. Whether it's dealing with bills, crabby or demanding children, a messy home, pesky neighbors, a barking dog, an overwhelming schedule, a traffic jam, an unreturned phone call, weeds in the yard, whatever -- in reality, it's all small stuff.

I watch the news and remind myself that the stuff I have to deal with isn't front page news. A vast, vast majority of the time, it's not life-or-death. And if I see all the things confronting me as small stuff instead of as a series of major emergencies, it's all so much easier to deal with. With perspective, life is smoother and more manageable. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
Pray to God, but row for the shore. Prayer is not a lazy substitute for work. It is not a short cut to skill or knowledge. And sometimes God delays the answer to our prayer in final form until we have time to build up the strength, accumulate the knowledge, or fashion the character that would make it possible for Him to say "yes" to what we ask.

3 comments:

SoulSeek said...

Ah Sister, where would I be without your lessons of the day?

You have no idea how much reward you are getting for this wonderful work.

Keep it up! Jazakallah Khair!

I've been following this blog religiously for over a year now since I discovered it.

Please keep up this fantastic work!

seri melati said...

السلام عليكم
Simply,you are an inspiration. May Allah the Almighty bless you with rahmaah, rezq, hidayah and forgive you all your sins. Ameen.

Aneebaba said...

I too of course, echo what the brother and sister above have said.

I really liked the Food for thought segment - I realize that is what I need, a combination of prayer and hard work, which insha'allah lead to success in all aspects of life, not just the studies. I have certainly seen evidence of the du'a being answered at a later time and ma'sha'allah, it is a wonderful feeling and you realize then, why the answer or result was delayed, as it was only to my benefit, though it may not have seemed so when at the initial instance, the du'a was not answered.

Jazak'Allahu Khairan!