Wednesday, January 18, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 443
And on that day you will see the sinners together in shackle. Their clothes of molten pitch, and fire covering their faces. So that God may recompense each soul for what it had earned. God is quick in the reckoning. This is a message for the humanity, that they may be warned by it, and that they may know there is only one God, and so the rational ones may think. [14: 49-52]
Hadith of the Day:
Satan has nets and snares. Some of these nets and snares are ingratitude for the bounty of Allah, pride in the gifts of Allah, arrogance over the servants of Allah, and slavery to desires in other than the person of Allah. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
He who busies his youth in devotion to his Lord is rewarded with an illumination of his innerstate as well as a spring of wisdom which flows from his words. [Qutubuddin Karzuqi]
Guidance of the Day:
The intelligent person thinks that if there is so much beauty, which is pleasing to man even in this incomplete and flawed world, then the beauty of the Paradise should be unimaginably more attractive. He hopes to see in the Hereafter the "originals" of every beauty he views here. And he comprehends all these by thinking deeply.
One of the greatest ways in which people are deceived, however, is in their supposition that they can escape their responsibilities to their Lord by not thinking. This is the main reason why people do not think about death. If man thinks that he will die one day and remembers that there is an eternal life after death, he will necessarily have to strive strenuously for his life after death. He, however, deceives himself, supposing that he is saved from such responsibilities when he does not think of the existence of the Hereafter. This is a great self deception, and if man does not attain the truth in this world by thinking, he will understand, with death, that their is no escape for him.
Old age is one of the most powerful events displaying the temporary nature of the life of this world, and it holds one back from being attached greedily to this world. Aging shows how temporary the beauty of the body is, that the only thing that is acceptable before Allah and the only gain of man are right actions, good qualities of character along with commitment to Allah. Allah makes it clear that the believers continually reflect and use their intellects, explore by thinking and derive conclusions from their reflections. [Deep Thinking]
Du'a of the Week:
Allahumma aslihli sha'ni kullahu wa la takilni ila nafsi wa la ila ahadin min khalqika tarfata ayn. (O Allah! Make good all my affairs and do not entrust me to myself or any of Your creation for the blink of an eye).
Food for Thought:
The only antidote to anger is to eliminate the internal sentences, "If only you were more like me" and "If only the world were not the way it is."
Posted by Zaki at 5:45 PM