Friday, October 20, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 665
Everyone in the skies and on the earth belongs to God; even those in the presence of God are not too proud for the service of God, and neither do they weary; they celebrate the glory of God night and day, never weakening. [21: 19, 20]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever deceives us is not of us. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The best people are those who, after being generous to people, seek generosity only from Allah, and those who, after exemplifying the blessed sunnah, seek a lawful means of living. [Abu Hafs al Haddad]
Guidance of the Day:
Another great power in our being is lust. It is always in motion, seeking what the flesh desires. In equilibrium it is called chastity---the pursuit of our loves and desires in an exclusively lawful manner. Excess of lust is shamelessness, debauchery, which prods us toward whatever we fancy without any consideration either of the object itself, or of the physical or spiritual consequences to ourselves. And deficiency of lust leads to total loss of interest in all that is desirable, a state of complete lack of emotional involvement.
Wisdom, valor, and chastity are gained when consciousness manifests in communication among all the parts of ourselves, and between ourselves and others. Then we can draw our wit, our anger, and our lust under our control---we can, in fact, take them into our service. And stupidity, fury, cowardice, licentiousness are the result when anger, lust, and self-regard overcome our consciousness, reason, and conscience. The observe of wisdom, valor, and chastity are vicious and perverse influences leading to vileness and disgrace. Most bad habits and character are caused by these and related excesses. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament, which is the off-shoot of goodness. The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up. So of the cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:57 PM