Sunday, October 02, 2005
LESSON OF THE DAY 338
And this Quran is not something that could be manufactured without God; rather, it is a confirmation of what preceded it, and a fuller explanation of scripture, in which there is nothing dubious. That is from the Lord of all worlds. [10: 37]
Hadith of the Day:
When the servant marries he completes half of his religion, let him thereafter fear God in the remaining half. [Hakim, Tabrani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who wants to expand his needs should get used to the grief that comes from being deprived. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Jihad is to strive one's utmost to please one's Lord. For this reason, Jihad and Da'wa are often one and the same thing. There are many dimensions to Da'wa. The first concerns the individual in both his outward and inward aspects. To invite oneself to God and the Sacred Law is outwardly to conform with the Law's injunctions and prohibitions, and inwardly to attend to the ailments in one's heart, such as greed, lust, jealousy, thinking ill of others, and so on, and to strive to replace these with the opposite virtues.
To strive to achieve this with sincerity is Jihad, the Greater Jihad being the struggle against the ego, for the ego, until subdued, relentlessly attempts to divert one away from both the outward observance of the Law and the inward purification of the heart. Having achieved some degrees of success in the Greater Jihad, one is expected to call others, especially those in his immediate vicinity, to God. Since resistance is inevitable, effort and perseverance will have to be expected. This, again, is Jihad. [Key to the GARDEN]
Food for Thought:
Opportunities are seldom labeled. Do today what others won't, so you can live tomorrow like others can't.
Posted by Zaki at 7:14 PM