Sunday, April 09, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 519
What you have comes to an end, but what is with God is everlasting. And We will definitely pay those who were constant their reward for the best of what they did. [16: 96]
Hadith of the Day:
The marriage which is most blessed is the one which is lightest in burden and expense. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The surest way of achieving heaven on earth is contentment with His decree. [Othman radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Pre-ordainment. The pen has dried, the pages have been lifted: all the events that shall come to pass have already been written. Whatever has befallen you was not meant to escape you, and whatever has escaped you was not meant to befall you: If this belief were to be firmly ingrained in your heart, then all hardship and difficulty would become ease and comfort. Do not feel overly troubled if you are afflicted with sickness, the death of a son, or a loss in wealth. Allah has decreed these matters to occur and the decisions are His, and His alone. When we truly have this faith, we shall be rewarded well and our sins shall be atoned for.
For those that are afflicted with disaster, glad tidings await them: so remain patient and happy with your Lord. You will never completely feel ease until you firmly believe that Allah has already pre-ordained all matters. The pen has dried and with it has been written everything that will happen to you. Therefore do not feel remorse over that which is not in your hands. Do not think that you could have prevented the fence from falling, the water from flowing, the wind from blowing, or the glass from breaking. You could not have prevented these things, whether you wanted to or not. All that has been pre-ordained shall come to pass.
Surrender yourself: believe in pre-ordainment, before pangs of anger and regret overwhelm you. If you have done all that was in your power, and afterwards what you had been striving against still takes place, have firm faith that it was meant to be. Do not say, 'Had I done such-and-such, such-and-such would have happened'; rather say, 'This is the decree of Allah, and what He wishes He does.' [Don't be Sad]
Food for Thought:
Be gentle with yourself and love yourself unconditionally, regardless of what comes your way. You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.
Posted by Zaki at 2:56 PM