But when they forgot the warning they had received, We opened to them the gates of all (good) things, until in the midst of their enjoyment of Our gifts, on a sudden, We called them to account, when lo! they were plunged in despair! of the wrong doers the last remnant was cut off, praise be to Allah, The Cherisher of the Worlds. [6: 44,45]
Hadith of the Day:
Be happy with what Allah has given you and you will be the richest of the people. Be good to your neighbor and you will be a believer. Love for the people what you love for yourself and you will be a Muslim. Protect yourself from the forbidden acts and you will be the one who worships Allah the most. [Tirmidhi & Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Our living in this world will inevitably bring us tests. Those tests are subtle and open, they occur in great and small things. Through these tests, God shows which of us truly believe, and which of us are empty claimants. [Imam Zaid Shakir]
Guidance of the Day:
Beware of ostentation, for it invalidates what you do, leads to loss of reward for your deeds, and brings on detestation and punishment. Ostentation is to seek importance in people's eyes with acts that draw nearer to God, such as ritual Prayers and Fasts. Should you perceive ostentation in yourself, do not try to rid yourself of it by abandoning works, thus pleasing the Devil.
Works that can only be done in public, such as going on Pilgrimage,jihad,acquiring knowledge, congregational Prayers, and similar things, you should perform publicly as God has commanded you. Strive against your ego and seek God's help! As for the other kinds of works like fasting, night vigils, charity and Quran recitation, these you should go to extremes to conceal, for performing them in secret is unreservedly preferable, except for those who are safe from ostentation, who hope to be emulated by others, and who are qualified for this, [Mutual Reminding--Good Manners]
Food for Thought:
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you got tired of the hard work you already did.
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