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Friday, September 08, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 627
Everlasting gardens, which the Benevolent has promised to devotees, in the unseen; for the divine promise is sure to come about. They will hear no nonsense there, but only greetings of peace. And they will have their provision there, morning and evening. That is the garden We bequeath to those of Our servants who were conscientious. [19: 61, 62, 63]
Hadith of the Day:
Songs make hypocrisy grow in the heart just as water makes crops grow. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
If in spite of intense supplication, there is a delay in the timing of the Gift, let that not be the cause for your despair. For He has guaranteed you a response in what He chooses for you, not in what you choose for yourself, and at the time He desires, not the time you desire. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Every morning when we get up, we must remember two things--Allah and our death. If we remember Allah and if we remember our death, then our lives will be different. There is a fixed time limit of life for each one of us that Allah has kept a secret. If we remember our death, then we will also remember that all things and all beings are temporary. If we remember Allah we will do all things in divine thoughtfulness, kindness, and understanding. Because we will understand that He not only created us, but He created everyone and everything that we see. If there are wrongs occurring in this world that we don't like, then the way to right them is curing ourselves, each one of ourselves individually.
Why do you think that in a supposedly civilized world there are terrorism, war, hijacking, and hostages? All these and more exist because man has forgotten where he came from, where he is, and where he is going. The message from Allah often comes through opposites. If we don't see the bad, we will never see the good. If we only see health, He shows us illness. If we only see the living, we'll take life for granted, so He shows us death. So, after we have opened our eyes and we have thanked Allah and we have remembered Him, we remember our death, and by remembering our death we know that nothing will last, nothing! How many have come before us and are no longer here? Those we have known and those we haven't known,greater people than us, and yet we pass each day with arrogance. We are blinded and caught by what the world seems to be offering, which is only some temporary pabulum. [When you hear the hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
People seem to forget how one simple act of kindness can change someone for ever. Giving is so often thought of in terms of the gifts we give, but our greatest giving is of our time, and kindness, and even comfort for those who need it. We look on these little things as unimportant--------until we need them.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:59 PM
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Everything about this post is so true that it makes me smile and weep at the same time. Thank you :)
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