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Friday, April 07, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 518
And do not exchange the covenant of God for a small price: with God is what is best for you , if you knew. [16: 95]
Hadith of the Day:
The scholars are the heirs of the Prophets, and the prophets leave (no monetary inheritance), only knowledge, and he who takes it, takes an abundant portion. [Abu Dawud]
Wise quote of the Day:
The best of the youths among you are those who imitate those of mature age, while the worst of your elderly are those who imitate the young. [Imam Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
Repel boredom with work. Those who have nothing to do with their lives are the same people who spend most of their time spreading rumors and falsehood, mainly because their minds are devoid of beneficial thoughts. When you find yourself to be idle, prepare for depression and despair, because idleness allows your mind to wander in the past, the present, and the future, with all their difficulties. Therefore, my sincere advice to you is to perform fruitful acts instead of being idle, for idleness is a slow and veiled form of suicide.
Being inactive means being negligent of one's duties. Idleness is an expert thief and your mind is its victim. Therefore get up now and say a prayer or read a book; praise your Lord, study, write, organize your library, fix something in your house, or benefit others so that you can put an end to your inactivity. I say this because I sincerely wish for your betterment. Destroy boredom by working. When you apply this simple precept alone, you will have traveled atleast fifty percent of the way towards happiness. [Don't be Sad]
Du'a of the Week:
When one becomes angry: A-udhu bi 'Llahi mina 'sh-shaytani 'r-rajim. (I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the occursed.
Food for Thought:
If people would only hold their tongues on unpleasant topics, how the things themselves would improve. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation.
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