Friday, October 06, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 651
But then his Lord chose him (Adam), and turned to him and guided. "Get down from there, both of you, hostile to one another. But if guidance from Me comes to you, whoever follows My guidance will not go wrong and won't be disappointed". [20: 122,123]
Hadith of the Day:
The children of Adam are all profuse wrongdoers, but the best of profuse wrongdoers are those that repent. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The prerequisite to one's outward reform is one's inward reform. [Maulana Maududi]
Guidance of the Day:
Do good to your brother when he is bent upon doing harm to you. When he ignores or declines to recognize the kinship, befriend him, go to his help, and try to maintain relations. If he is miserly and refuses monetary help, be generous with him and support him financially. If he is harsh and cruel, be kind and considerate with him. If he harms you, accept his excuses. But be careful that you do not behave thus with undeserving and mean persons.
Advise your friend to the best of your ability, though he may not like it. Keep a complete control over your temper and anger, because there is nothing more beneficial at the end and more productive of good results than such control. Be mild, pleasant, and lenient with him who is harsh, gross, and strict with you; gradually he will turn to your behavior.
Grant favor and be considerate of your enemy, because you will thus gain either one or the other of the two kinds of victories: one, rising above your enemy; the other, reducing the intensity of his enmity, because for every action there is a reaction. Treat with consideration and kindness those over whom you have power and authority. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
If you would abolish avarice, you must abolish its mother, luxury. Poverty wants some things, luxury many, avarice all things. The avaricious man is like the barren sandy ground of the desert which sucks in all the rain and dew with greediness, but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:21 PM