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Tuesday, April 18, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 527
But then your Lord, to those who go into exile after being persecuted, then struggle and persevere, your Lord is thereafter surely most forgiving, most merciful. [16: 110]
Hadith of the Day:
Should you become eager to mention another's faults, recall your own. [Ar-Rafi'i]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who reckons his words as part of his actions speaks very little--only about those things that are of concern to him. [Omar ibn Abdul Azeez]
Guidance of the Day:
Find consolation by remembering the afflicted. Look around you, to the right and to the left. Do you not see the afflicted and the unfortunate? In every house there is mourning and upon every cheek run tears. How many tribulations and how many people persevere with patience. You are not alone in your troubles, which are few compared to those of others. How many sick people remain bedridden for years while suffering from unspeakable pain! How many have not seen the light of the sun for years due to their imprisonment, having knowledge of nothing but the four corners of their cell! How many men and women have lost their children in the prime of their youth! How many people are troubled or tormented!
Find consolation with those that are worse off than you; know that this life is like a prison for the believer, an abode of grief and sadness. You must adapt like the experienced camel, which manages, when necessary, to kneel upon a rock. You must also compare your difficulties of those around you, and with those that have come before you; you should realize that you are in good shape relative to them, and that you have merely been pricked by tiny difficulties. So praise Allah for His kindness, be thankful for what He has left for you, seek recompense from Him for what He has taken and seek consolation with those that are afflicted. [Don't be Sad]
Food for Thought:
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
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