Tuesday, October 03, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 648
And faces will be humbled to the Living, the Self-Existent. And whoever carries injustice will be hopeless. But whoever does good deeds and is a believer has no fear of injustice or injury. [20: 111,112]
Hadith of the Day:
A single jurist is more severe on Satan than a thousand worshippers. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who does not have knowledge should not be too shy to ask until he gets the knowledge. And the one who is asked about something he does not know should not be so shy that it keeps him from saying, "I do not know." [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Do not be carried away and do not be allured by the infatuations of worldly people living a vicious life with its pleasures. Do not be impressed by the sight of their acute struggle to possess this world. Allah has mercifully explained to you everything about this world, not only the Merciful Lord but this world has also told you everything; it has disclosed to you its mortality; it has openly declared its weakness, its shortcomings, and its vices.
Be it known to you, that you cannot have every wish of yours granted, you cannot expect to escape death, and you are passing through the days of your life as others before you have done. Therefore control your expectations, desires, and cravings; be moderate in your demands; earn your livelihood through scrupulously honest means; be contented with what you get honestly and honorably; go slow and do not let your desires drive you madly, because there are many desires that will lead you toward disappointment and loss.
Be warned that you do not make yourself a slave to anyone. Allah has created you a free man. Do not sell your freedom for anything. There is no actual gain or real value that you derive from selling your honor and self-respect or from subjugating yourself to disgrace, insults, and indignities. There is no real good in wealth and power acquired by foul means. Beware, lest avarice and greed drive you toward destruction and damnation.
If you can succeed having only Allah as your benefactor, He will grant you your share whether or not you try to gather around you donors, patrons, and benefactors. Remember that little given to you by Allah is more useful, serviceable, honorable, and respectable than what is granted by man in copious and abundant quantities. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
Who is rich? He who is content, and rejoices in his portion.
Who is wise? He who learns from everyone and everything.
Who is powerful? He who governs his passions.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:42 PM