Wednesday, November 01, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 674

Ayah of the Day:
Whoever does good works and is a believer, there is no rejection of his striving, and We are recording it for him. [21: 94]

Hadith of the Day:
You are not superior to a white, or black-skinned person, unless you excel him in piety. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Knowledge is not what is memorized; knowledge is what benefits. [Imam al Shafii]

Guidance of the Day:
Often enough the ego fools us by presenting attractive examples and suggesting that we imitate them. Hidden under the make-up that makes them beautiful, these attractions are evil and hideous. Heedlessly one takes them as friends, partners in fun and games, drunkenness and debauch, or even as guides and leaders.

Following the example of a way of behavior or an appearance with unwarranted trust, without investigating and seeking proofs of its being desirable, is blind imitation. According to religious precepts, imitation is strongly discouraged----unless one has reached the decision to follow after closely examining the suggested exemplar (even if only in summary manner). Over and over again, in the Holy Qur'an, there are warnings against imitation. We are urged to investigate and carefully consider everything in existence before we follow its example. [The Path of Muhammad]

Food for Thought:
Conversation is an art in which man has all mankind for competitors.
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.

1 comment:

irving said...

An excellent hadith and a very wise quote :)

Ya Haqq!