Wednesday, April 12, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 522
Those who do not believe in the signs of God, God does not guide; and their is a pAinful torment for them. [16: 104]
Hadith of the Day:
Consideration is from God, and haste is from the devil. [Al-Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Long for death and life will be granted. [Abu Bakr radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Accept life as it is. The pleasures of life are short lived, and more often than not, they are followed by sorrow. Life means responsibility, a journey wherein change is constant and difficulties are relentless in their onslaught. You will not find a father, a wife, or a friend who is free from problems. Allah has willed for this world to be filled with two opposites: good and evil, righteousness and corruption, happiness and misery. Thus goodness, uprightness, and happiness are for Paradise; evil, corruption, and misery are for the Fire.
So live according to your reality without always envisioning the ideal life, one that is free from worry and toil. Accept life as it is and adapt accordingly to all circumstances. You will not find in this world such things as the flawless companion or the perfect situation, because flawlessness and perfection are qualities that are foreign to this life. It is necessary for us to make amends; to take what is easy and leave what is difficult (within the limits of Shari'a); and very frequently, to overlook the faults and mistakes of others. [Don't be Sad]
Du'a of the Week:
Allahumma inni as'aluka 'l-huda wa'ttuqa wa'l-afafa wa'l-ghina. [O Allah, I ask of You guidance, piety, chastity, and independence (from your creation)]
Food for Thought:
The process of giving unconditional love nurtures us and fulfills our purpose in life. Whenever you are able to give of yourself without expecting anything in return, you become a bigger person.
Posted by Zaki at 3:10 PM