Wednesday, February 09, 2005

LESSON OF THE DAY 114

Ayah of the Day:
But those who among them who were well-grounded in knowledge, and the Believers, believe in what has been revealed to you and what was revealed before you, and (especially) those who establish regular prayer and practice regular charity and believe in Allah and in the Last Day; to them shall We soon give great reward. [4: 162]

Hadith of the Day:
The inmates of Paradise will be of three kinds a just ruler, person full of mercy and tender hearted towards all his relatives and Muslims; and a pious self restraining person having a family. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Don't seek anything other than contentment because therein is the bliss and the comfort of your body. Then consider the case of a person who possesses the whole world, can he take with him in his grave more than cotton and a shroud. [A Poet]

Guidance of the Day:
Know that patience and perseverance largely comprise the foundation of all important matters, but these two qualities are rare. It is said that courage is having endurance for (even) one hour. Hence, it is necessary for the pursuer of knowledge to be firm and exert patience with his teacher and his book so as to not abandon his studies incomplete.

It is also essential to be strong in abstaining from one's soul and desires bid one to do. Be patient in calamity and affliction. The treasure of good bounty lies on the arches of calamities. Ali (radi Allah anhu) said "The pursuit of knowledge is not carried on without six things, which I shall inform you of through words that are clear: ingenius acumen, fervent desire, patience, sufficient sustenance, guidance of a teacher, and length of time. [Instruction of the student--The method of learning]

Food for Thought:
Friends are relatives that you make for yourselves. It's the friend that you can call up at four a.m. that matter. The friend is the one who knows all about you, and still likes you. He is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.

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