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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 663
When they felt Our severity, they ran away from it. Do not run away, but come back to the good things of this life given to you, and to your homes, in order that you may be called to account. [21: 12,13]
Hadith of the Day:
He who does not keep his trust has no faith, and he who does not keep his agreements has no religion. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Everything in the creation is pleased with the one who is pleased with the Creator. [Yahya bin Mu'adh]
Guidance of the Day:
Know that the education and purification of the heart are more important than concern for any other part of your physical being. The heart is like a king whose decision is law. The other parts of your body are like the king's subjects. A heart is healthy when it is cleansed of wrong concerns and negative feelings by good morals and beneficent feelings.
Our first care should be about the ways acquiring good habits and character, to keep them, and to improve them and reinforce them. Good morals are such a discipline that they develop into good actions. Character can be changed: in fact the aim and purpose of religion is exactly that. The ability to change differs from one person to another, depending on the strength of each person's wish and native ability, as well as upon the environment.
The forces that can change character are existent in everyone. The first is the ability to communicate. This ability depends upon the strength of one's understanding, and also upon one's equilibrium. Even if a person's capacity for understanding is only average, the door to wisdom is open. Wisdom is the ability to distinguish right from wrong. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. The truly generous is the truly wise; and he who loves not others, lives unblessed. A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:00 PM
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A wonderful lesson, and excellent food for thought :)
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