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Friday, November 10, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 682
And you see the earth lifeless, but then We shower water on it, and it stirs and swells and produces every beautiful species. That is because God is reality itself, giving life to the dead, in command of all things. [22: 5,6]
Hadith of the Day:
Verily the world is accursed and accursed is what it contains, except the remembrance of Allah, that which Allah loves, and someone with sacred knowledge or someone learning it. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Sins have a tendency of creating restlessness in one's heart in one form or the other. [othman radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
6. Then the devil says: "Indeed you are sincere and not a hypocrite, so you do not have to do any good deed for others to praise. Strive inwardly! Let none see you pray or how good you are. Live your spiritual life in seclusion; leave the world to the worldly. Your Lord will know." Thus the devil tries to pull the devout into hidden hypocrisy. If they follow this bad advice, in their seclusion they will feel that they are protecting themselves from the rest of the world, who are worse than they are.
The faithful who are well guided will say: "I was born into this world and am not better than any other person in it. We are all the servants of our Lord. Some He uses to benefit others, some He uses to tyrannize others. He knows what I do and He knows what is in my heart. I cannot hide anything from Him. If He wills, He exposes what I am; if He wills, He hides who I am even from myself. He is the master I am the slave. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:31 PM
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What a truly excellent lesson, one each of us can take to heart :) Thank you for the reminder.
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