Monday, August 08, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 283
If you do not help him, yet God helped him when those who scoffed ejected him, second of two when they were in the cavern: he said to his companion, "Do not fear, for God is with us," and God sent divine peace upon him, and strengthened him with troops you did not see, and made the word of scoffers lowest while the word of God is highest. For God is almighty, most wise. [9: 40]
Hadith of the Day:
Let your tongue never cease to be moist with the remembrance of God. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Those whom Allah loves are granted three things: the overflowing generosity of the river, the illumination of the sun, and the humbleness of the earth. [Bayazeed al Bustami]
Guidance of the Day:
The way of having presence of heart in prayer is to realize that presence of heart is something sought every moment of one's life, and that the means to it is doing dhikr as much as one possibly can, not to churn up the reward alone, but in order to be thankful of Allah, in order to express one's love of Allah, in order to attain unto closeness with Allah, and in order to strive to fulfill the duties of slavehood to Allah Most High.
Avoiding the harm outwardly and inwardly are keys to presence of heart with Allah. Also don't just jump into prayer, focus your heart before for a moment, and then start. Before starting make a quick heartfelt dua that Allah grant you love, thankfulness and sincerity.
The Sunnah prayers after the obligatory prayers were legislated to make up for the deficiency in the obligatory prayer, and the sunnah prayers before the obligatory prayers are to cut the devil from his greed, as if saying: he did not leave out what is not obligatory on him, so how can he leave what is obligatory.
Food for Thought:
Sleeping on one's back is the sleep of the Prophets, who contemplate over the creation of heavens and earth; sleeping on the right side is the sleep of the scholars and worshippers; sleeping on the left is the sleep of the kings to digest food; and sleeping on one's face is the sleep of devils and unbelievers.
Posted by Zaki at 5:54 PM