Saturday, October 07, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 652
But for anyone who turns away from My reminder there is a wretched existence; and on the day of resurrection We will raise him up blind. He will say, "My Lord, why have you raised me up blind, when I used to be able to see?" "Thus did Our signs come to you, but you neglected them; and so you shall be neglected today." [20: 124,125,126]
Hadith of the Day:
How many there are who fast but do not gain anything from it but hunger, and how many there are who pass the night standing in the prayer but do not gain anything from it but sleeplessness! [Darami]
Wise Quote of the Day:
It is desirable for you that your speech and action be in accord with the law. since knowledge and action which are not modeled on the law are error. [Imam al Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
If you want to cease relations with your friend, then do not break off totally; let your heart retain some consideration for him, so that you still have some regard for him if he comes back to you. Under the impression that you, as a friend, can behave as you like, do not violate the rights of your friend, because when deprived of his rights and privilege, he will no longer remain your friend. Do not disappoint a person who holds a good opinion of you, and do not make him change his opinion.
A friend is like a relation, and a true friend is one who speaks well of you even behind your back. Do not run after him who tries to avoid you. The greatest achievement of your character is that the enmity of your brother against you dare not overcome the consideration and friendship you feel toward him, and his ill-treatment of you cannot overbalance your kind treatment to him. Do not ill treat members of your household and do not behave with them as if you are the worst tempered and the cruelest man alive. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down. The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability to work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:46 PM