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Thursday, October 12, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 657
And don't stretch your eyes to what We have allowed some classes of them to enjoy of the splendor of the world, as We might test them in that; for the provision of your Lord is better and more lasting. [20: 131]
Hadith of the Day:
Death is a gift for a believer. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
How can one purify others, when he cares not to purify himself. [Sari Saqati]
Guidance of the Day:
Allah's love for us manifests itself in His giving us the ability to know what kind of actions, what kind of life, will lead us to salvation and felicity; and how to save ourselves from things that are against our birthright, our nature, and our reason for being in this world. The purpose of our creation is to praise God and to serve Him. Thus praise, glorification, and thankfulness, prayer to God, is a natural manifestation of existence from all that is created.
For us who possess a human soul blown into us by Allah from His own Soul, who possess intelligence and will, to praise Allah like a mineral or a vegetable is not sufficient. These divine gifts are given to us so that we can prove our worthiness of them, Otherwise we will lower our state below that of the animals. The animal, the plant, the rock---these will never revolt against their own natures, because they do not know anything except themselves and do not do anything except what they are created to do. They are better Muslims than many human beings. [The Path of Muhammad by Imam Birgivi]
Food for Thought:
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause. If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:42 PM
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"Death is a gift for believers." What a wonderful hadith and post :)
Here is a story about King Solomon and the Angel of Death with a similiar message:
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