Thursday, April 07, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 164
To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth; How can He have a son when He has no consort? He created all things, and He has full knowledge of all things. That is Allah, your Lord! There is no god but He, the Creator of all things; then serve Him; and He has power to dispose all affairs. [6: 101,102]
Hadith of the Day:
The strongest tie of imaan (bond of faith) is having loyalty for the sake of Allah, disassociating from others for the sake of Allah, love for the sake of Allah and hatred for the sake of Allah. [al Hakim, al Tabrani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
To say that the work must be postponed until one is free, is but the idleness of the soul. [Ibn Ata illah]
Guidance of the Day:
The believer is honest and trustworthy. He neither lies nor betrays, and is neither a miser nor a coward. He neither insults nor curses, is not concerned with what is not his share, and is not parsimonious with what he has. What is within him is good, so are his intentions, and there is no evil in him.
He is very resolute in drawing nearer to his Lord, disdainful of this world, and does not repeat his errors. Whether he acts or refrains is not due to his appetites. Loyalty and chivalry are his companions, modesty and manliness his allies. He exacts everyone's rights from himself, but never seeks to exact his rights from anyone. When he is given, he thanks, when withheld, he is patient. When he commits an injustice, he repents and asks for forgiveness. When an injustice is committed against him, he forgives and pardons. [Mutual Reminding--Good Manners]
Food for Thought:
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
Posted by Zaki at 6:07 PM