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Friday, September 29, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 645
They ask you about the mountains; say, "My Lord will pulverize them to dust, leaving them to an empty plain where you will see no roundness, no rolling." [20: 105,106, 107]
Hadith of the Day:
The most beloved actions in the sight of Allah are the regular ones, even if they amount to little in quantity. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
It is common knowledge that good moral character does not develop suddenly. Nor does it become strong and firm in the beginning. It requires consistency and gradualness. And in strengthening it there come many stages. [Mohammad al Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
Remember that all you give out in charities and good deeds are like loans that will be paid back to you. Therefore when you are healthy and powerful, make use of your wealth and power in such a way that you get all back on the day when you will be poor and helpless: the Day of Judgment. Be it known that your passage lies through the dreadful valley of death, and the journey is extremely trying and arduous. Here a man with light weight is far better than an overburdened person, and one who can journey fast will pass through the valley more quickly than one whom encumberment forces to go slowly. You shall have to pass through this valley. The only way out of it is either in Heaven or in Hell; there is no other way out and no possibility of retracing your steps.
Therefore, it is wise to send your things beforehand, so that your good actions arrive before you; prearrange the place of your stay before you reach it, because after death there is no repentance and no possibility of coming back to this world to undo the wrong done by you. But while you are still alive He will accept your repentance and forgive you. He never grudges His forgiveness nor refuses His mercy; on the contrary He has decreed repentance as a virtue and pious deed. He has left the door of repentance open. He hears you when you call Him. He accepts your prayers whenever you pray to Him. [When you hear the hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought. The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:10 PM
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"We are the sons of our own deeds."
True words without doubt!
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