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Thursday, October 26, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 669
Every living being tastes death: and We try you with ill and good, as a test; and you will be returned to Us. [21: 35]
Hadith of the Day:
The consultant is placed in a position of trust. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Know that patience, if viewed against one's affairs is like the head to the body, if the head leaves the body the whole body will be spoiled, likewise,if patience leaves, all affairs will be spoiled. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
To believe oneself to be exceptional, better than others, having a right over others---or to wish to be in that state is the result of weakness of faith, which reduces us to being a slave of our egos and the desires of our flesh. The surest way to rid oneself of the desire to be superior to others is to separate oneself from others--if not literally, then by freeing oneself from their opinions and considerations. The only time a place above others ceases to be dangerous is when one is neither attached to it nor ambitious for it.
The fear of criticism and the love of praise are very much like the sickness of feeling or hoping that one is superior to others. To rid oneself of the fear of criticism we should try to see the truth in it. This practice helps us to see ourselves and our faults, or to remind us of our faults. The pain that comes from criticism is felt only by people whose whole life and care is for this world. For those who care for the Hereafter, criticism is a gift and a cause of salvation and peace. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:33 PM
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A very good guidance of the day for all to remember. Many Sufis chose the path of blame, wishing to be objects of criticism and ridicule in order to be left in peace, and to tame the ego.
Allah knows the truth.
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