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Sunday, October 29, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 671
And We will set up the scales of justice for the day of resurrection, so no soul will be mistreated at all; even so much as the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring out, and We are quite capable of taking account. [21:47]
Hadith of the Day:
Satan runs through a human like blood runs (through the body) [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Belief causes the faculty of will to be employed in God's name, and makes it sufficient before everything it may face. Like when a soldier employs his insignificant strength on account of the state, he can perform deeds thousands of times greater than his own strength. [Badi Uzzaman Sa'id Nursi]
Guidance of the Day:
If the approval of others relates to your attitude and actions in this world, simply remember that what they have praised in you is temporal, as are this life, this world, and their very approval, respect, and friendship for you. If their praise relates to your spiritual state, the medicine against the sickness is to increase your efforts to acquire knowledge and apply it in your spiritual life; and to hold on to sincerity.
Most of the time, the causes and effects of ambition, praise and criticism, and the damage they produce, are totally ignored by the ones who are affected. Knowledge and living according to our knowledge lead to a state of awe and fear of Allah, which is a defense against all evil within and without ourselves. That state is better than the state of those who take refuge in their worship, caring only for the eternal life in the Hereafter, and living in security and peace. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it. Open confession is good for the soul. The confession of evil works is the beginning of good works.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:39 PM
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Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Asalamualaykum wa Rahmat Allahi wa Barakatuh
Masha'Allah, I always enjoy these!
I do have a dispute though, as for the "food for thought".
Islam (in my understanding) shuns the idea of openly confessing one's evil deeds, as it degenerates athe society and seemingly makes bad deeds 'okay' in some peoples eyes. The thought often comes, 'well if he's doing it, then I may do it.'
I hope I did not mis-read it, as it did say "Open confession", and I take that to mean outside the scope of freely admitting bad deeds just to Allah s.w.a.
I hope Allah guides me if I have made a mistake here in my statement or my Aqeeda.
Allah knows best
"Never do I argue with a man with a desire to hear him say what is wrong, or to expose him and win victory over him. Whenever I face an opponent in debate I silently pray - O Lord, help him so that truth may flow from his heart and on his tongue, and so that if truth is on my side, he may follow me; and if truth be on his side, I may follow him." (Imam Al-Shafi'i)
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