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Monday, September 25, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 641
We created you from earth, and We will return you to it too; and We will bring you forth from it another time. We did show our signs to Pharaoh, all of them, but he disbelieved and disdained them. [20: 55,56]
Hadith of the Day:
What is little but sufficient is better than that which is abundant but causes heedlessness. [Ibn Habban]
Wise Quote of the Day:
To guard what you already possess is better than to ask and pray for what others possess. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Take care to provide well for your future abode. Do not lose eternal blessings for the sake of the pleasures of this mortal world. Do not talk about the things that you do not know. Do not speculate and pass judgment upon subjects that you are not in a position to form an opinion upon and are not called upon to do so. Give up when there is a possibility of you going astray. When there is danger of you wandering in the wilderness of ignorance and losing sight of the goal, it is better to give up the quest than to advance and face uncertain dangers and unforeseen risks.
Advise people to do good and to live virtuously, because you are fit to give such advice. Let your words and deeds teach the world lessons in how to abstain from wickedness and villainy. Try your best to stay away from those who indulge in vices and sins.
Fight, whenever required, to defend the cause of Allah. Do not be afraid that people will laugh at you, censure your action, or slander you. Fearlessly and boldly help truth and justice. Bear patiently the sufferings and face bravely the obstacles that come your way when you follow truth and try to uphold it. Adhere to the cause of truth and justice wherever you find it. Try to be well versed in Islamic law and theology and acquire a thorough knowledge of the canons of this religion. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. The covetous man pines in plenty. The most pitiful human ailment is a birdseed heart.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:09 PM
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