Tuesday, September 27, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 333
The life of the world is but as water we send down from the sky to be absorbed into the vegetation, from which humans and livestock eat. Then when the earth takes on its golden ornamentation and is all adorned, the people on it think they have power over it. Our order comes to it by night or by day; then We have it mown down, as if it had not flourished the day before. Thus do We explain the signs to people who reflect. [10: 24]
Hadith of the Day:
God has forbidden to you to rebel against your mothers. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The sign that one intimately knows Allah is that his heart is ever increasing in His remembrance. [Sahl bin Abdullah]
Guidance of the Day:
The invoker should beware of absentmindedness while he supplicates God. It is said in a hadith that "God does not respond to the supplication of a distracted heart." How could the heart taste what it does not comprehend or understand what it does not reflect on?
Someone whose heart is full of the images fed to him by his senses will seldom feel the meaning of La ilaha illa'llah,even if he should repeat it a thousand times. On the other hand, if one repeats it only once when one's heart is empty of everything other than God, then one will experience a pleasure which cannot be described in words. Al-Hasan al-Basri once said, "Seek sweetness in three things: Ritual Prayer, Remembrance, and the recitation of Quran. If you find it, then praised be God! But if you do not, then know that the door is closed." The "close" can only be the result of sickness or distraction. Or are there locks on their hearts? (Quran,47:24) [Key to the GARDEN]
Food for Thought:
In our religion everybody has something they can give back to the society and each of us has a goal that God turns us toward. For us, the message is one of humanity.
Posted by Zaki at 3:27 PM