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Monday, October 02, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 647
On that day, no intercession will avail, except those whom the Benevolent One has permitted and accepted their word, knowing what is before them and what is behind them, which they do not comprehend. [20: 109,110]
Hadith of the Day:
A morning or an evening spent in the path of Allah is more superior than the world and whatever it contains. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
A deed is not useful unless accompanied by three things: awareness of Allah (Taqwa), good intention, and correctness of the deed. [Ibn Ajlaan]
Guidance of the Day:
Sometimes your prayers are turned down, and this is also in your interest; because you often, unknowingly, ask for things that are harmful to you. If your requests are granted, they do more harm than good, and many of our requests may be such that, if granted, they would result in your eternal damnation. Thus the refusal to accede to your solicitations is a blessing in disguise to you. But very often your requests, if they are not really harmful to you in this world or in the hereafter, may be delayed, but they are granted in quantities much more than you had asked for, bringing in more blessings than you could ever imagine. So you should be very careful in asking Allah for His favor, only pray for such things that are really beneficial to you, and these benefits are lasting, and in the long run they do not end in harm.
Remember, that wealth and power, if you pray for them, are such things that will not always be with you and may bring harm to you in the hereafter. Be it known to you, that you are created for the next world and not for this one. You are born to die and not to live forever. Your stay in this world is temporary. You live in a place which is subject to decay and destruction. It is a place where you will have to be busy getting ready for the next world. It is the road to the next world on which you are standing. Death is following you. You cannot run away from it. However hard you may try to avoid it, it is going to catch you sooner or later.
Therefore take care that it may not catch you unaware and unprepared, and no chance is left to you to repent the vices and sins committed and undo the harm done by you. If death catches you unaware, then you are eternally damned. Therefore, always keep three things in mind: death, your deeds and actions, and the life hereafter. In this way you will always be ready to face death, and it will not catch you unaware. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
Afflictions come to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. Though all afflictions are evil in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure. By afflictions God is spoiling us of what otherwise might have spoiled us.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:08 PM
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