Friday, April 14, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 524
Those who repudiate God after having had faith--except one who is compelled, while his heart rests securely in faith--that is whoever opens his chest to atheism, wrath from God is upon them, and there is tremendous torment for them. [16: 106]
Hadith of the Day:
Among those not graced with God's glance on the Day of Judgment are a severer of bonds of kin and obnoxious neighbor. [Daylami]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Even if God did not threaten the disobedient, one would be obliged not to disobey God out of gratitude for the blessings of God. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Extract the honey but do not break the hive. Everything that has gentleness in it is beautified, and whatever lacks it is spoiled. When you meet someone, giving him a bright smile and a kind word, you are displaying a characteristic of the truly successful man, a characteristic that even a bee exhibits. When a bee lands on a flower (doing so for a practical purpose) it does not destroy it, because Allah rewards gentleness with that which He does not give for harshness. There are certain people whose personalities are like magnets, attracting everyone who is nearby, simply because they are loved for their gentle talk, their good manners, and their noble deeds.
Winning the friendship of others is an art that is mastered by those that are noble and pious; a circle of people constantly surrounds them. There mere presence in a gathering is a blessing, and when they are absent they are missed and asked about. These blessed people have a code of conduct: They suck out malice from others with their sincerity, forgiveness, and gentleness. They forget evil that was enacted upon them and preserve the memory of kindnesses received. Biting, harsh words may be aimed at them, but such words pass by their ears without entering and continue on their path without ever returning. They are in a state of calmness. People in general, and Muslims in particular are safe from suffering any harm at their hands.
Give to such people glad tidings of an imminent reward in this world, in terms of peace and tranquility. Also give glad tidings to them of a great reward in the Hereafter, of Paradise, wherein they will be in close proximity to their forgiving Lord. [Don't be Sad]
Food for Thought:
The wise one is too judicious to waste his time in nonsense and to spend his money in something that will not bring him return.
Posted by Zaki at 3:27 PM