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Monday, October 30, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 672
And We did give Moses and Aaron the Criterion, and illumination, and reminder for the conscientious, those who fear their Lord in private, dreading the end of time. So this is a blessed reminder that We have sent down; now are you denying it? [21: 48,49,50]
Hadith of the Day:
A soul will never die until it fully receives all of its livelihood. [Ibn Maja]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Character is what defines a human being, not the outward form. [Shaykh al Jonayd]
Guidance of the Day:
There is a disease of the heart between faith and faithlessness, which shows itself when people get involved in trying to alter the precepts of the religion. The cause of this illness is total dependence on limited human logic and intelligence; total faith in one's own opinions; obedience to desires of one's flesh and the ambitions of one's ego or simply blindly following someone who is misled. The worse of these is slavery to the ego.
Our egos and the appetites of our physical being contain a tendency toward wrongdoing. They have the strength to impose their wishes in our lives---but to obey all their desires is surely the way to our downfall. Almost always they lead to forbidden things, harmful even to our material being and life in this world, in addition to being disastrous for the Hereafter. They push us to revolt against Allah's prescriptions and the path of salvation, leading us to regions of pain, confusion, disaster, and sin by pretending that these are desirable conditions and good for us. And those of us who remain slaves to their egos become lowly, immoral, tyrannical, selfish, stingy, hypocritical, lying, cursed beings, enemies of the public and of themselves. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are.
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