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Thursday, August 11, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 286
Those who believe in God and the last day do not ask you for exemption from struggling by means of their possessions and their persons; and God knows who are the conscientious. [9:44]
Hadith of the Day:
The best jihad is to speak a word of justice to an oppressive ruler. [Abu Dawood]
Wise Quote of the Day:
One's worldly abstinence is commensurate with one's longing for the world to come. The abstinent and contented one is only he who is contented and thankful with the divine decree. [Fudhail ibn Iyaadh]
Guidance of the Day:
One of the greatest and most irremediable disasters of modern society is the destruction of the normal role of woman as mothers and wives and its replacement with an ill-defined, ill-assimilated equality with men that has barred the distinctions between the two sexes and relieved each other of their specific responsibilities without offering a valuable alternative.
Mothering is devalued in favor of career achievement and pleasure seeking. By contrast women never felt oppressed in Muslim societies until early in this century when, under the influence of western education the more affluent strata of society began to lead a dual life: a liberated one in Europe, and a more conventional one at home. [Man & The Universe]
Food for Thought:
One should know that commanding the good and forbidding the wrong is the most important fundamental of the religion, and is the mission that Allah sent the Prophets to fulfill. If it were folded up and put away, religion itself would vanish, dissolution appear, while lands come to ruin.
Renunciation (zuhd) of the world does not constitute wearing course clothes and eating stale bread. Real renunciation lies in curbing desires. (Sufyan al Thawri)
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