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Saturday, August 13, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 288
Had they meant to go forth, they would have made some preparation for it; but God was averse to their being sent, and made them lag behind; and they were told to remain with the inactive. [9: 46]
Hadith of the Day:
One who points out something good will have the same reward as the one who actually does it. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Avoid all forms of vain and foul speech to your absolute utmost. Put aside anything that you cannot discern it's benefit immediately. [Ahmad al Zarruq]
Guidance of the Day:
The love of God is a driving force that generates such spiritual gains as total reliance on Him (tawakkul), which is to commit oneself unconditionally to Him and to abandon hope in created beings. It is to perform one's duties to perfection while expecting neither reward nor appreciation from ephemeral beings. It is also to separate the act from its result since the act is from the creature but the result from God, which means that the same act may bring different results if God so wills.
The habitual manner of perceiving cause and effect relationships in this world induces many people to depend on them. Then they forget the unforeseen factors may enter into any such sequence and produce an altogether different result, or that the physical laws of casualty may be superseded by those from higher world or suspended by their Maker. [Man & The Universe]
Food for Thought:
The difference between impossible and possible lies in a person's determination. Being ignorant is not so much as a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
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