Thursday, February 10, 2005

LESSON OF THE DAY 116

Ayahs of the Day:
O you who believe! Fulfill (all) obligations. Lawful unto you (for food) are all four footed animals with the exceptions named. But animals of the chase are forbidden while you are in the sacred precincts or in pilgrim garb. For Allah does command according to His will and plan. [5: 1]

Hadith of the Day:
Protect yourselves from the fire of hell, even it be by spending only half a date as alms; and one who does not get that, should at least speak nicely.[Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and once gone, can never be retrieved. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
If you truly seek knowledge from those who possess it, or (seek) from a witness who tells you about what you do not know; then appraise the country by its reputation and the companion by his companion.

Know that in the pursuit of knowledge, one does not acquire learning nor profit from it unless one holds knowledge in esteem and those who possess it. So one must esteem and venerate the teacher. It is said that he who attains knowledge does not do so except through respect, while he who fails (in this goal) does so only by ceasing to respect and venerate learning and its bearers. One aspect of venerating knowledge consists in holding the teacher in esteem. The greatest duty is that which is due to the teacher, and this is the most necessary thing for each Muslim to observe. [Instruction of the student--The method of learning]

Food for Thought:
A real friend doesn't think you have done a permanent job, when you have made a fool of yourself. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.

1 comment:

Sharmeen Shamsi said...

Assalamu Alaikum,
This website is a true blessing. It bring me back to the reality of life and death. I really enjoy reading the lessons about friendship. May Allah reward those who spread His deen in this word as well as the next-Jazakallah.