Thursday, May 25, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 559
And do not walk on earth insolently, for you cannot circle the earth and you cannot reach the mountains in height. [17: 37]
Hadith of the Day:
A mother is one of the strongest doors of Paradise, if you wish you may pull it down, or if you wish you may protect it. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Sincerity means that one does not seek recompense to what one has done. [Abu Bakr radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Contentment: He who firmly believes that Allah Most High will grant a reward for every difficulty and sorrow experienced here will most certainly be filled with pleasure and happiness.. The reward for contentment is of such a nature that all difficulty fades into nothingness. It is improper to desire anything contrary to what Allah Most High has willed and decreed for the servant. When Allah Most High considers adversity and difficulty appropriate and advantageous to us, then we as His servants have no valid reason for the displeasure and grief.Whatever state Allah Most High chooses for a servant, that is best for him. Seeing another in a more prosperous condition than himself, man yearns for such prosperity and is not contented with his own lot. But reflection will prove to one that the condition chosen for one by Allah Most High is best.
It should be observed that supplication is not contrary to contentment. The people of Allah resort to supplication because of the Divine Command. In this way they profess their state of total submission and surrender to Allah. They therefore do not insist on the attainment of what is being supplicated for. In all states and circumstances, they are fully pleased with the choice of Allah Most High, whether their supplication is accepted or not. Non-acceptance never causes dissatisfaction in them. This is the sign of true contentment.
Acquiring Contentment: Contentment is the effect of the love of Allah. Consequently there is no other means of acquiring this quality (except by means of love), as contentment is a necessary corollary of love. [The Path to Perfection]
Food for Thought:
When you meet a wasteful immoderate person, you hear complaints, no matter how rich he is, he still complains. But when you meet even the poorest, but contented person, you hear only thanks.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:17 PM