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Monday, October 09, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 654
So then it is not instructive to them, how many generations We have destroyed before them, in whose settlements they are coming and going? Surely in that is a sign for those endowed with reason. [20: 128]
Hadith of the Day:
Verily each of you is a shepherd, and each of you will be questioned (on the Day of Judgment) regarding his sheep. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
If you love that Allah should keep you upon that which you love, then remain upon that which He loves, and the good one is the one who sees no good in himself. [Ahmad ibn Hambal]
Guidance of the Day:
Nothing in this world is really useful and beneficial to you unless it has some utility and beneficial value for you in the next world. If you want to lament over things that you have lost in this world, then worry and feel sorry over the loss of things that had immortal values for you. The past and almost all that was in your possession during the past is not with you now. You may thus rationally come to the conclusion that the present and all that is in your possession will also leave you.
Inordinate desires have close relations with misfortunes and calamities. Whoever trusts this world is betrayed by it, and whoever gives it importance and exalts its position is disgraced and humiliated by it. Treat the members of your family with love and respect, because they act as wings with which you fly, and as hands that support you and fight for you. They are people toward whom you turn when in trouble and in need.
Weaknesses and shortcomings are not the things to talk about. Do not introduce ridiculous topics in your talk even if you have to repeat sayings of others. Do not be like persons on whom advice has no effect and who require punishment to correct this. A sensible and reasonable man acquires education and culture through advice, and brutes and beasts always accept correction through punishment and chastisement. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]
Food for Thought:
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man's survival. Brotherhood is not just a sacred word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:15 PM
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