Saturday, January 25, 2020

Lesson of the day 1430

Ayahs of the Day:
It is only Satan who suggests to you to fear his followers; but have no fear of them. Fear Me
if you are believers. Let not those grieve you who rush headlong into unbelief; not the least
harm will they do to Allah; Allah's plan is that He will give them no portion in the Hereafter,
but a severe punishment. [3: 175, 176]

Hadith of the Day:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allah says: " Whoever shows enmity to whom I befriend,
I declare war against him." [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The essence of knowledge is to know what obedience and worship are. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
The key to avoiding or removing the disease of arrogance and boasting is to know yourself, your
origin, and your ultimate return. Whoever is humbled for the sake of God, God elevates in rank.
Haughtiness and gratitude cannot coexist in one vessel. Those who are grateful, God increases in
goodness. The station of arrogance only invites humiliation.

Humility, by nature, leads to gratitude, for when one is humble before God the Exalted, only then
does one see the vast mercy God bestows upon His creation, even upon liars and disbelievers.

In itself humility is a praiseworthy virtue, but when carried out excessively it results in abasement,
and it becomes abject abasement before people. Abject humiliation is disapproved of even in the
face of tribulation. Those who face tests with dignity and patience are praised. A hadith states,
"A believer never humiliates himself."Being humble is different from humiliation. Having
humbleness is one of the secrets of success, although it is hard on the soul. It is said, "Among the
most noble things of the world is a rich man who is humble.
[Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It is not a day when you lounge around
doing nothing, it's when you had everything to do and you have done it.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Some thoughts for the day....

Lesson of time

"When a bird is alive...It eats Ants,
When the bird is dead… Ants eat the bird!
Time & Circumstances can change at any time……..
Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in life.

You may be powerful today… But Remember,
Time is more powerful than you!!!

One tree makes a million match sticks…
But when the time comes…
Only one match stick is needed
to burn a million trees...
So be good and do good."
Have a wonderful day ahead

Smile Rebounding

"A smile costs nothing
A smile is something
you can't give away;
it always comes back
to you."

ALWAYS REMEMBER:

"IT'S EASY TO LAUGH AT OTHERS BUT NOT
THAT  EASY TO MAKE OTHERS LAUGH."

~ Authors Unknown

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Pearls of Wisdom 431

1. The habit of looking on the bright side in every circumstance is more valuable that having
a large income.

2. The ideal person is he who takes pleasure in serving others. The noble hearted person works
for people.

3. Happiness, cheerfulness, and calmness are often more effective than doctors' pills.

4. Hardship before comfort is analogous to hunger before food -- food comes at a time when it
has its greatest effect on the taste buds.

5. Hardship is as beneficial to the soul as it is unwelcomed in one's life.

6. Whoever looks reflectively at the universe knows that the One Who created it perfectly is
All-Wise and is not playing with the dice.

7. Anger is one of the factors that cause depression and sadness -- we need to get rid of it.

8. By seeking to be the center of attention and by trying to please others, you lose both peace
and stability in your life.

9. The Muslim has a mission and a message that are more important than revenge, malice, and hate.

10. Performing noble deeds is the way to happiness -- doing good to others brings happiness to both
heart and soul.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Lesson of the day 1429

Ayahs of the Day:
Those to whom men said: "The enemy have gathered against you, therefore fear them," but this increased their faith, and they cried: "Allah is sufficient for us! He is the best Protector". So they returned with grace and favor from Allah, and no harm touched them. They followed the good pleasure of Allah, and Allah is infinite of grace. [3: 173, 174]

Hadith of the Day:
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allah says: "When a servant of Mine approaches Me through the medium of that which I like best, out of what I have declared obligatory for Him, and continues to advance towards Me through optional prayers (Nawafil), then I begin to love him. When I make him My beloved I become his ears to hear, and his eyes to see, and his hands to grasp, and his feet to walk. When He asks Me I grant him and when he seeks My protection I protect him. [Bukhari]

Guidance of the Day:
The various causes that sow the seeds of arrogance can be: wealth, strength, having a lot of something, like a teacher having a lot of students or someone having many friends, etc., and arrogance for having knowledge.

The intellectual and volitional capacities of humankind are great responsibilities. Ironically these responsibilities have the potential of causing people to forget that every blessing we have is a gift from God and something that we are responsible for. Spending on the orphan, relieving the distressed, and all good acts are difficult for the arrogant ones, who feel their wealth, strength, and prestige are born out of their own devices.

People rejected the Prophet's message not because they were not convinced. They knew that what the Prophet (peace be upon him) brought was the truth from God Himself. But they rejected him out of arrogance. People have a problem with submitting to God, being His servant, claiming that they are "free." Astonishingly, these same "free" people are in bondage to their whims and passions. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Thanks giving and gratitude....

To be grateful means you are thankful for and appreciate of what you have
and where you are right now.

Gratitude fills your heart with the joyful feeling of being blessed with many
gifts and allows you to fully appreciate everything that arises on your path.

As you strive to keep your focus on the present moment, you can experience
full wonder of "here". Gratitude is a lesson that needs to be reinforced often.

It is too easy to overlook the gifts you have when you focus on those that you
hope to obtain, and you diminish the value of where you currently are on your
path if you do not pause often to appreciate it.

There are many ways to cultivate gratitude: Imagine what your life would be
like if you lost all that you had, this will most surely remind you of how much
you do appreciate it.

Make a list of all that you are grateful for, so that you can stay conscious daily
of your blessings. Or spend a few minutes before you go to sleep giving thanks
for all that you have.

Spend time offering assistance to those who are less fortunate than you, so that
you may gain perspective. Look for the gift in each challenging incident.

However you choose to learn gratitude is irrelevant. What really matters is that
you create a space in your consciousness for appreciation for all that you have
right now, so that you may live joyously in your present moment.
[Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules]

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Pearls of Wisdom 430

1. Do not be shaken by criticism; instead, be firm. And know that, in proportion
to your worth, the level of people's criticism rises.

2. Patience, as opposed to anxiety, bears the fruit of comfort; and the one who does
not voluntarily show patience will have it forced upon him by circumstances.

3. Tribulation is similar to sickness; it must run its course before it goes away, and the
one who is hasty in attempting to remove it, often causes it to augment and increase.

4. It is imperative that the one who is afflicted be patient; he must wait with hope for
relief, and he must be persistent in his prayers.

5. If you are of sound judgment, show resolution. For ill judgment is in hesitation.

6. Life is too short to make it even shorter through disputes.

7. Do not grieve over trivialities -- and know that the whole world is trivial.

8. A person's value is measured according to his determination and his goal.

9. Do not grieve when you are shown overt enmity, for if you forgive and forget,
you will have achieved nobility in this world and honor in the next.

10. An angry man is always replete with poison. Who needs the poison?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lesson of the day 1428

Ayahs of the Day:
They [the martyrs] rejoice because of the grace of Allah and kindness, and that Allah wastes not the reward of the believers. Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger, even after being wounded, those who do right and refrain from wrong, have a great reward.
[3: 171, 172]

Hadith of the Day:
The best person is he who has a long span of life and his action and conduct are good. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day: 
All humans are dead except who have knowledge, and all those who have knowledge are asleep except who do good deeds, and all those who do good deeds are deceived except those who are sincere, and those who are sincere are always in a state of worry. [Imam Shafi]

Guidance of the Day:
As for the cure for arrogance, there are several aspects. First, we should remember our humble organic origin. This will suppress any uprisings of arrogance and conceit.

In Islam we have religious heroes for a reason. To study the personalities of the Companions of the Prophet is to study incredibly great people who were humble. Scholars say the following, "If you are not like the real people, at least mimic them." It is better to simulate humility than to be an outright arrogant person.

The cure for arrogance owing to beauty is to realize that beauty can be the most illusory of things. Social conditioning impacts our sense of beauty more than we would admit. Why should beauty ever be a cause of arrogance? First of all; God is the fashioner; It is He who gives all things their shapes and forms. Second, beauty wanes, as the pressures of age and stress tear down flesh. And what we are left with is what we should have focussed on in the first place, the content of our character, our beliefs, and our deeds. [Purification of the Heart].

Food for Thought
Nothing so conclusive proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does himself from day to day to lead himself.