Saturday, April 22, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 531
God has forbidden you only carrion and blood, and the flesh of the swine, and anything offered up to other than God. But if anyone is compelled by necessity, without wanting to or being excessive, then God is very forgiving, very merciful. [16: 115]
Hadith of the Day:
Should one of you yawn, let him place his hand over his mouth and avoid a yawner's howl. Even Satan derides the howling yawner. [Ibn Majah]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The human heart comes into the world overflowing with light (nur). But be warned that as dunya encroaches upon it, this slowly fades away and darknesses take root therein. [Ammar Mansur]
Guidance of the Day:
Repel anxiety. Idleness is destructive, and most people who suffer from worries and anxieties are the same people who are idle and inactive. Rumors and gossip are the only dividends for those that are bankrupt of meaningful and fruitful work. Apply yourself to something and work hard at it. Read, recite, and glorify your Lord with praises. Benefit from your time. In short , do not give a single minute away to idleness. The day that you do will be the day that anxieties and worries will find their way into your life. Superstition and whispers will enter your mind, allowing you to become a playground for the games of the devil.
Do not grieve over the person who forgets or denies the favors you once gave to him, for your desire should be solely for the reward of Allah. Perform righteous deed purely and regularly for the pleasure of Allah, and do not expect either congratulations or gratitude from any person. Do not take it to heart if you confer a favor upon someone and he then turns out to be ungrateful. Seek your reward from Allah. Since Allah knows your deeds, knows of the good you do and the help you give to others, remain carefree and untroubled about what people think. [Don't be Sad]
Food for Thought:
The true span of life is measured by the number of days in which you are content. Do not then spend your days in grief, do not waste your nights in sorrow, and do not be extravagant in squandering your time.
Posted by Zaki at 1:43 PM