Tuesday, September 26, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 642
Your only deity is God, other than which there is nothing that is worthy of worship. God comprehends all things in knowledge. [20: 98]
Hadith of the Day:
To seek lawful earnings is an obligatory duty following other obligatory duties. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
It is impossible to be victorious on the way of salvation, except by following Mustafa (peace and blessing be upon him). All ways are closed except the highway of Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him). [Sa'di Shirazi]
Guidance of the Day:
Develop patience against sufferings, calamities, and adversities. This virtue of patience is one of the high values of morality and nobility of character, and is the best habit that one can develop. Trust in Allah and let your mind seek His protection in every calamity and suffering. Because you will thus entrust yourself and your affairs to the Best Trustee and to the Mightiest Guardian.
Do not seek help and protection of anybody but Allah. Reserve your prayers, your requests, your solicitations, your supplications, and your entreaties for Him and Him alone. Because to grant, to give, to confer, and to bestow, as well as to withhold, to deprive, to refuse, and to debar lie in His and only His Power. Ask as much of His favors and seek as much of His guidance as you can.
Try to understand this advice, ponder it deeply, do not take it lightly and do not turn away from it. The best knowledge is that which benefits the listener. The knowledge that does not benefit anyone is useless and not worth learning or remembering. Remember that the Lord, who is the Master of death, is also the Master of life. The Creator is the Annihilator. And the One who annihilates has the power to bring everything back to existence again. The One who sends you calamities is the One who will bring you safely out of them. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. An honest man is the noblest work of God. We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:26 PM