Tuesday, April 25, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 534
Ibrahim was a model, obedient to God, devoted, and not an idolater. Grateful for the favors of God, who selected him and guided him to a straight path. And We gave him good in the world: and in the hereafter he is to be one of the worthy. [16: 120 to 122]
Hadith of the Day:
Weakling who follows his desire and then has hopes (of compensation from) Allah. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
All paths besides the strict following of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) are closed to mankind. [Junayd al-Baghdadi]
Guidance of the Day:
Covetousness: Covetousness (tama') means a preference for things that conflict with the Shari'a. The highest degree of such desire is unbelief and associating others with Allah. The lowest degree is distraction from perfect obedience. Straying from Straight Path is common to all forms of covetousness.
The Remedy: The remedy for covetousness is spiritual struggle--to accustom oneself to oppose the desires of the lower self so that the carnal and material cravings of the lower self are subordinated to the pleasure of Allah. Spiritual struggle is to restrain the demands of the lower self, whether such restraint is simple or difficult. [The Path of Perfection by Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi]
Food for Thought:
The measure of your life won't be in what you accumulate, it will be in what you gave.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:00 PM