Tuesday, May 23, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 557

Ayah of the Day:
And give full measure when you measure out, and weigh with an accurate balance. That is fair, and the best determination. [17: 35]

Hadith of the Day:
When you rise in the morning do not fret about the evening, and when it is evening do not fret about the morning. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Wanting more when sufficient sustenance and well-being has been given, is also a form of complain. [Osman radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Consigning one's affairs: Tawhid is to assign one's affairs to Allah Most High. He may do with one as He desires. One's gaze and hope should be on none besides Allah. While employing the means and the agencies, the result of all things should be left to Allah Most High. To consign one's affairs does not mean shunning the means and the agencies that Allah Most High has created for the acquisition and handling of affairs. It merely means that one's confidence and hope should be on none besides Allah Most High. The result of the employment of the means and agencies should be left to Allah Most High. In affairs not related to means and agencies, consignment should be adopted from the very beginning. In such matters, one should not adopt planning and scheming.

To plan and scheme is to the cause of all worry, because of it being expected a project should proceed according to the set plan and program arranged for it. If the result is contrary to expectation, worry and frustration are the consequence. The schemes initiated by man mostly consists of matters beyond the control of his will. It is therefore childish to scheme about things not within one's will. It is for this reason that the Friends of Allah shun scheming. They resign themselves entirely and submit to the pleasure of Allah Most High. It is necessary to abandon one's own scheme of operation and resign oneself to Allah. One should adopt total and perfect submission and surrender--becoming a perfect slave of Allah Most High.

Acquiring consignment of one's affairs: When confronted with an event that is not to one's liking, immediately think that it is an act of Allah and most certainly there is wisdom and good in it. In the beginning it will be difficult to acquire this attitude. However, constant reflection produces the eradication of effort, and this approach then becomes a natural condition in the Friends of Allah. [The Path to Perfection]

Food for Thought:
Surrender, trust, and turn away from outer accumulation and achievement and allow yourself to be purposeful and guided.

1 comment:

Jinnzaman said...

I'm a little confused on the consigning everything to Allah (swt).

What do you mean by 'means' and 'agencies'?