Wednesday, August 10, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 285
Were there immediate advantages and a convenient trip, they would have followed you, but the destination was too far for them. Yet they will swear by God, "We would have gone out with you if we could." They destroy their own souls; and God knows they are liars. [9: 42]
Hadith of the Day:
The one who holds on to my sunna when corruption spreads in my community shall have the reward of a martyr. [Tabrani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who remains fearful of Allah is never touched by the worries of the world. [Sufyan al Thawri]
Guidance of the Day:
Sabr: Sabr is often translated as patience, but it is not just that. It includes self control, perseverance, endurance and a focussed struggle to achieve one's goal. Unlike patience which implies resignation, the concept of sabr includes a duty to remain steadfast to achieve your goals despite all odds. Being patient gives us control in situations where we feel we have little or no control.
Patience helps us keep our mind and attitude towards our difficulties in check. It is easy to get caught up in our own stress and anxiety. However, if we remember that our life is short and temporary, and that the everlasting life is in the Hereafter, this will put our worries in perspective.
Food for Thought:
Efforts, not results, count in the eyes of Allah. It is the mercy of Allah that He does not demand results. He is happy if He finds us making our best efforts.
Posted by Zaki at 7:39 PM