Friday, August 26, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 301
So God has put hypocrisy in their hearts until the day they meet God, because they broke their promise to God, and because they were lying. Do they not know that God knows their secret and their clandestine counsel, and that God is thoroughly aware of all hidden things? [9: 77, 78]
Hadith of the Day:
There will come a time upon people when a man will not care how he gains his money, lawfully or unlawfully. [Nasai]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Surrender yourselves before God in the manner of the devout saints; then God will hold you just as dearly as He did the devout who went before you. Therefore follow His commandments and bear every affliction with patience. Adhere consciously the path that will lead you to the ultimate freedom. [Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
Death is nothing more than the passage from one dimension of existence into another, that is, from earthly life to the Intermediary Realm. Those who know it to be so and prepare for it accordingly will watch it approaching calmly and serenely, the usual loathing and terror being replaced by the expectation of relief from suffering.
The man of knowledge welcomes death in the full awareness of what is to follow and knows that, as the hadith states, 'The world is the prison of the believer and the Garden of the disbeliever.' Those who long to meet their Lord in the perfection of the life-to-come experience the world's distractions and pleasures as so many obstacles standing between them and their goal.
They struggle against their egos and feel their brothers' sufferings as acute as they feel their own. They are constantly resisting the downward pull of the world and are offended and aggrieved by deviant behavior in others. They also know that, 'Those who love to meet God, God loves to meet them, and they know of the peace and delights of the Garden and the beatific vision of the Divine countenance. [Man & The Universe]
Food for Thought:
A pessimistic always looks both ways when he crosses a one way street. He who is over cautious will achieve little in life.
Posted by Zaki at 6:16 PM