Thursday, September 28, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 644

Ayahs of the Day:
The day the trumpet is sounded, and We gather in the sinful that day, their eyes dim with fear. They will mutter to each other, "You stayed but ten days." We know best what they will say when the most exemplary of them in conduct says, "You stayed but a day!" [20: 102,103,104]

Hadith of the Day:
The most virtuous charity is that you satisfy a hungry stomach. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Allah guards the justice-loving government, even if it is the government of the infidels, and destroys the tyrant government, even if it is the government of Muslims. [Ibn Taimiyah]

Guidance of the Day:
Vanity and conceit are forms of folly, traits that will bring you serious harm and will be a constant source of danger to you. Lead a well-balanced life; neither be conceited nor suffer from the feeling that you are inferior, and exert yourself to earn an honest living. But do not act like a treasurer for somebody; do not be a miser who hoards what he earns. And whenever you receive guidance from your Lord to achieve the thing you desire, then do not be proud of your achievement but be humble and submissive to Him and realize that your success was due to His mercy and favor.

If you find around yourself poor, needy, and destitute people who are willing to carry your load as far as the Day of Judgment, then consider this to be a boon, engage them and pass your burden onto them. Distribute your wealth among the poor, destitute, and needy--help others to the best of your ability and be kind and sympathetic to human beings. Thus, relieve yourself of the heavy responsibility and liability of submitting an account on the day of reckoning of how you have made use of His favors of health, wealth, power, and position. Thus you may arrive at the end of your journey light and fresh, and may have enough provision for you there, reward for having done your duty to man and Allah in this world. Have as many weight carriers as you can and help as many people as you can, so that you may have them when you need them. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]

Food for Thought:
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. It is the height of absurdity to sow little but weeds in the first half of one's lifetime and expect to harvest a valuable crop in the second half.

2 comments:

irving said...

A brilliant lesson. The wise quote is especially good.

Ya Haqq!

Anonymous said...

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.

May I suggest this source to use for the Ayahs: The King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur'an. [ www.qurancomplex.com ]

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Wa 'alaikumus salam

Husaam Udeen Waliyullah


102. The Day when the Trumpet will be blown (the second blowing): that Day, We shall gather the Mujrimûn (criminals, polytheists, sinners, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) blue or blind-eyed with thirst.[2]

103. They will speak in a very low voice to each other (saying): "You stayed not longer than ten (days)."

104. We know very well what they will say, when the best among them in knowledge and wisdom will say: "You stayed no longer than a day!


[2] (V.20:102) See Tafsîr Al-Qurtubi.