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Saturday, August 27, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 302
Those who slander and ridicule the believers who willingly give charitable donations and the ones who have nothing but their labor, God will ridicule them; and there is a painful punishment for them. [9: 79]
Hadith of the Day:
There will appear at the end of time men who will sell the Hereafter for this world, they will wear fleeces of sheep, so smooth they will be, their tongues will be sweeter than suger, but their hearts will be of wolves. [Al Hahim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
If you are not patient, then try to be like one who is patient, for seldom does anyone immitate people without verging on being one of them. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
The weaker the man's faith and the greater his ignorance of matters of death and the Hereafter, the greater will be his attachment to the world and reluctance to separate from it. This is why we are strongly encouraged to remember death frequently. 'Remember often the defeater of pleasures; death,' said the Prophet, may God's blessings and peace be upon him.
And when asked, 'Who among believers are the most segacious?' he replied, 'Those who remember death most aften and are the best in preparing for what follows it; those are sagacious. He encouraged regular visits to the cemetery for the same reason. The remembrance of death detatches one from the world, reducing everything in it to its proper proportions and renders death and the events that are to follow it familiar and much less frightening. This makes death itself that much easier.
Most Muslims nowadays, however, are ignorant of these things and are thus horrified by the mere mention of death. Their attitude is thus the exact opposite of what is taught to be; they come that much closer to the disbelievers' stance, who, because they know of no Paradise apart from this life, are exceedingly reluctant to leave it and can never understand that someone in his right mind should be eager to do so. [Man & The Universe]
Food for Thought:
Quarrels would never last long, if there were not faults on both sides.To understand is to forgive. What is done cannot be undone. Soft words are hard arguments.
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