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Wednesday, September 27, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 643
Thus do We relate to you accounts of what has happened before; for We have brought you a message from us. Whoever turns away from it will bear a burden on the day of resurrection, to be at it forever; and they will be miserably burdened on the day of resurrection. [20: 99,100,101]
Hadith of the Day:
Love of this world is the origin of all sin. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The path of Islam consists of shunning the company of the ignorant, keeping the company of ulama, practicing upon one's knowledge, and adoring Divine Reality. [Abu Yaqub bin Ishaq]
Guidance of the Day:
Allah has not ordered you to do anything but that which is good and propagates and distributes goodness, and He has not forbidden you anything but that which is bad and will bring about bad effects. As far as your behavior with others is concerned, let your "self," act as a scale to help you judge its goodness or wickedness. Do unto others as you wish others to do unto you. Whatever you like for your "self," like for others, and whatever you dislike happening to you, spare others from.
Do not oppress and tyrannize anyone, because you surely do not like to be oppressed and tyrannized. Be kind and sympathetic to others as you certainly desire others to treat you kindly and sympathetically. Whatever habits you find objectionable and loathsome in others, abstain from developing. If you are satisfied or feel happy to receive a certain kind of behavior from others, then behave with others in exactly the same way. Do not speak about them in a way that you do not like others to speak about you. Do not speak on a subject about which you know little or nothing, and if you want to speak at all about anything or about anyone, then avoid scandal, libel, and aspersion, for you would not like yourself to be scandalized and libeled. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent. Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study. The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:45 PM
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