Monday, November 13, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 683
And the end of time is coming; there can be no doubt about it; and God will resurrect those in graves. And yet some people will still argue about God, without knowledge, without direction and without enlightening scripture. [22: 7,8]
Hadith of the Day:
The grave is but a garden from the gardens of Paradise or a pit from the pits of Hellfire. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Dunya: Any action undertaken without Allah's pleasure as its goal. [Othman radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
7. Then the Devil says: "If all is His doing, then you do not have to intend to do anything. If all is His will, then you do not need your will. It is decided in your mother's womb if you are doomed or you are saved; nothing you will do will change your destiny."
The wise will know that we do not know our destiny. But we do know that we are created to praise our Lord, to know our Lord, and to serve our Lord. Whatever our destiny is, our good deeds will profit us. If we are created fortunate by birth, we still need to do good deeds and to protect ourselves from evil. If we are created to do ill, we need to do even more good as repentance to compensate for our misfortune. How could the Lord punish a person for obedience? If one is destined to be thrown into Hell, it is better to enter the fire as an obedient servant. Allah promises that if a person comes to Him with faith in his heart and a life time of good deeds, the fire will be forbidden to him. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:47 PM