Wednesday, June 08, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 226
(Moses said): "And ordain for us that which is good, in this life and the Hereafter; for we have turned unto You." He (Allah) said: "With My punishment I visit whom I will; but My Mercy extends to all things. That (Mercy) I shall ordain for those who do right, and practice regular charity, and those who believe in Our Signs." [7: 156]
Hadith of the Day:
Intercede on each others behalf and you will be rewarded. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The tongue is a wild beast; when it is let loose, it wounds. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Have hope and fear, for these are the two of the most noble fruits of faith, and God has attributed to the Foremost among His servants. The basis of hope is the heart's knowledge of the immensity of God's mercy and generosity, the magnitude of His favors and kindness, and His gracious promise to those who obey him. This knowledge generates a state of joyous relief which is termed 'hope', the intended result of which is that one hastens to acts of goodness and is careful in performance of one's acts of obedience, for obedience is the road to God's Good Pleasure (Ridwan),and His Garden.
The basis of fear is the heart's knowledge of the majesty of God. His invincible might, His independence of any of His creatures, and the severe punishments and painful torments with which He has threatened those who disobey Him and contravene His commands. This knowledge generates a state of apprehension which is termed 'fear', the intended result of which is that one abandons sins and thoroughly guards oneself against them, for sin is the road leading to God's wrath and His place of punishment. [The Book of Assistance]
Food for Thought:
Turn your back on studies for a day, it will turn its back on you for a week. Turn your back on studies for a week, it will turn its back on you for a month. There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Posted by Zaki at 3:24 PM