Sunday, March 13, 2005

LESSON OF THE DAY 147

Ayahs of the Day:
He is the Irresistible, (reigns Supreme) above His servants! He send guardians (to watch) over you so that whenever death comes for one of you, Our angels take his soul, and they will not neglect (their duty). Then they will be sent back to God, their true Protector, surely discretion belongs to Him! He is the Swiftest in taking account. [6: 61,62]

Hadith of the Day:
Judges are of three categories: one in Paradise and two in the Hell-Fire. As for the one in Paradise, it is a man who recognizes the truth and judges in accordance with it. As for the one who recognizes the truth but is unjust in his ruling, he is in the Hell-Fire. And the one who judges among the people with ignorance, he is also in the Hell-Fire. [Abu Daud & Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The crops of a people never perish in the presence of the fear of God. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
A believer should strive to guard his heart against insinuations, ailments, and bad thoughts. He should guard its gate by constant vigilance and prevent these things from entering. Once they enter his heart, they will ruin it and it becomes difficult to expel them. He should purify his heart--which is the place his Lord's gaze falls upon--from worldly desires, spite, rancor, deceitfulness, or thinking ill of any Muslim.

He must be of good advice to them, compassionate, and merciful; he must think well of them all, desiring for them whatever good he desires for himself, and disliking for them whatever evil he dislikes for himself. The heart commits sins which are uglier, fouler, and more offensive than those committed by the senses: a heart remains unfit for the gnosis of God and His love to descend on it, until it rids itself of all such things. [Mutual reminding--Good Manners]

Food for Thought:
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with the sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forego their use. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few his precepts! O it is easy to keep holidays than commandments.

1 comment:

Shaista Moid said...

Dearest Iffat apa,
Salam-Alaikum
I am reading your lesson of the day, and alhamdulillah I find it very refreshing and reminded of what I should be following. May allah give you jaza-e-khair. I have given your website to lots of my friends and relatives.
Shaista Moid