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Thursday, April 06, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 517
So do not pledge your trust falsely among you, such that the foot may slip after it is planted, and you taste misery for having hindered the cause of God, as you will have tremendous agony. [16: 94]
Hadith of the Day:
A nation that discards jihad, general calamities and hardships befall them. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The key to every good is desire of the Hereafter. The key to every evil is love of this world. [Imam al Mannawi]
Guidance of the Day:
Doing good to others gives comfort to the heart. The first person who benefits from the act of charity is the benefactor himself, by seeing changes in himself and in his manners, by finding peace, by watching a smile form on the lips of another person. If you find yourself to be in difficulty or distress, show kindness to others, and you will be the first to find solace and comfort. Give to the needy, defend the oppressed, help those in distress, and visit the sick: you will find that happiness surrounds you from all directions.
An act of charity is like perfume--it benefits the user, the seller, and the buyer. Further more, the psychological benefits that one receives from helping others are indeed great. If you suffer from depression,an act of charity will have a more potent effect on your sickness than will the best available medicine. Even when you smile upon meeting others, you are giving charity. On the other hand, when you frown upon meeting others, you are displaying a sign of enmity, an act that is so detrimental to brotherhood that only Allah knows the full extent of its evil effects.
O' you, who are threatened by misery, fear and grief, occupy yourself in the betterment of others. Help others in different ways--through charity, hospitality, sympathy, and support. And in doing so, you will find all of the happiness that your desire. [Don't be Sad]
Food for Thought:
We must, like a painter, take time to stand back from our work, to be still, and thus see what's what...True repose is standing back to survey the activities that fill our days.
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