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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 684
Moving his side, so as to lead (men) astray from the path of Allah: For him there is dishonor in this life, and on the Day of Judgment We shall make him taste the penalty of burning fire. (It will be said to him): "This is because of the acts which your hands sent before, for surely, Allah is not unjust to His servants. [22: 9,10]
Hadith of the Day:
Every person will be resurrected in the condition he dies. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The wise man knows that the only fitting price for his soul is a place in Paradise. [Ibn Hazm]
Guidance of the Day:
If you are sincere in your consideration for others, you should mind neither their praise nor their blame. Yet it is right and natural that we are hurt by other people's criticism. Often there is truth in it, and we should feel pain at the sight of what is wrong with ourselves. That pain may lead us to try to correct the wrong: therefore it is lawful. It is only our denial and resentment of criticism that is not good.
Shame sincerely felt because of our wrong doings, even when brought on by fear of other people, is a good deed. But if we feel ashamed of performing pious , laudable actions dictated by our religion because we are in the company of irreligious, that shame is blameworthy. Someone whose faith is strong feels a shame before Allah far more intense than what he might feel in the presence of the most powerful of men.
The perfection of sincerity is in becoming invisible in the eyes of others. At a lesser level, perfect sincerity dictates that the opinions of others should not matter, because all of us are helpless. All that matters is to follow Allah's prescriptions, and all reward and punishment are solely from Him. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world. Personal differences are often great stimulus to monumental collaborations. Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:38 PM
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