Thursday, June 01, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 563
One day God will call you, and you will answer with praise of God; and you will think you stayed (in the world) only a little while. [17: 52]
Hadith of the Day:
What enables people to enter Paradise more than anything is piety and good character. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who solely depends upon Allah is more at rest with His promise than with the promises of men. [ Shaqeeq al Balki]
Guidance of the Day:
Further Advice: These ten attitudes will prove greatly beneficial in this world and the Hereafter: truth with sincerity, justice with creation, wrath with the lower self, service to the saints, love and mercy upon little ones, generosity with the dervishes, advice and admonition to friends, patience with enemies, silence with ignoramuses, and humility with the scholars. Stay among people, but remain aloof. Your body should be among creation, but your heart with the Creator. This will ensure that negligence does not overtake you. Beware of such negligence lest you conform with people in a way that entails opposition to Allah and His displeasure.
There are two kinds of repentance: The first is to repent of sins because of fear of Allah's punishment. The second is to resort to repentance because of shame for Allah Most High. One's worship is absolutely insignificant in the presence of His Majesty and Splendor.
Every part of the body has its repentance. The repentance of the heart is its intention to abstain from the unlawful. The repentance of the eye is not to glance at things forbidden. The repentance of the ear is not to listen to evil and nonsensical talk. The repentance of the hands is not to raise them toward what has been forbidden. The repentance of the stomach is to refrain from consuming the unlawful. The repentance of one's modesty is to abstain from acts of immorality and from fornication. [The Path to Perfection by Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi]
Food for Thought:
A truly wise person will have the wisdom to know what he can do, accept what he can't do, and have the generosity of spirit to extend himself in ways that can make a difference.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:25 PM