Friday, May 12, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 549
Your Lord has decreed that you should worship only God, and be good to your parents. Whether one or both of them reaches old age with you, never speak to them harshly, and do not rebuff them, but speak to them in kindly terms. [17: 23]
Hadith of the Day:
If even the unbeliever should realize the extent of Allah's mercy, he (too) would not lose hope of Paradise. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Entertain good expectation from Allah without losing fear of His punishment. And fear of His punishment should not make you despair of His mercy. [Luqman the Wise]
Guidance of the Day:
Hope: Hope (raja') is the state of the heart's tranquility that develops as a result of one's yearning for the desirable objects Of Divine Grace (fadl), forgiveness (maghfira), bounty (ni'ma), and Paradise, while devising ways and means for their attainment.
Thus one who remains in expectation of mercy and Paradise, but does not adopt the means of their acquisition --righteous deeds, repentance, and so forth, will not attain the goal of hope. He remains, on the contrary, in deception. He is like the one who, in spite of not sowing the seeds, expects to reap the crop. He dwells in empty desire. The manner of acquiring hope is to reflect about the vastness of Allah's mercy and His munificence. [The Path to Perfection]
Food for Thought:
I have a responsibility to live this life with the talents I am given. It's my responsibility to do it. Not to think about it; just to do it. That's why I'm here. It's really that simple. The rest is up to the Creator.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:12 PM