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Sunday, January 15, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 440
So warn people of a day when the punishment will come to them, whereupon those who went wrong will say, "Our Lord, leave us be, at least for a while. We will answer Your call and follow the messengers." "Yet did you not use to vow you would never perish? [14: 44]
Hadith of the Day:
Make frequent prostrations before God, for you will not make one prostration without God raising you a degree and removing a sin from you because of it. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
True courage is that one leave all of one's worldly attachments and hold fast to Allah such that nothing can separate him. [Shaykh al Kharkhani]
Guidance of the Day:
Allah summons people to think and reflect and says that He has revealed the Quran for people to reflect on it. What is important is one's sincerely improving one's ability to think and going deeper in thinking. The heedless state of those who do not reflect is a consequence of forgetting or deliberately disregarding the purpose of their creation and of the realities which religion teaches. Yet, this is an extremely dangerous course that may lead to Hell.
Thinking removes the spell on people. An unthinking person's mind is benumbed, his sight becomes fuzzy, he acts as if he does not see the facts before his eyes, and his faculty of judgment weakens. He becomes incapable of grasping even the plain truth. He cannot be conscious of extraordinary events taking place right beside him. He does not notice the intricate details of events. The reason for people leading heedless lives for thousands of years and their staying away from thought as a whole, as if it is a cultural heritage, is actually their mental numbness.
People know that the life of this world passes away and ends very rapidly, yet still, they behave as if they will never leave this world. This, indeed, is a kind of "spell" carried over from generation to generation. This has such a strong effect that when someone talks about death, people immediately close the subject for fear of breaking the spell on them and facing the realities. [DeepThinking by Harun Yahya]
Food for Thought:
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
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