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Friday, November 17, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 687
God will admit those who believed and did good works to gardens with streams that flow below; for God does what God wills. [22: 14]
Hadith of the Day:
Accursed is the slave of the dinar and the dirham. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Be satisfied with what you have and patient with what you lack, fulfill commitments, and do much bowing and prostrating. Give up directing and choosing with Him who directs and chooses. [Ibn Ata illah]
Guidance of the Day:
The main sources of sincerity are faith, love, and hope. Its nourishment is wisdom, intelligence, and knowledge. These causes become active when all our actions, behavior, thoughts, and feelings are dependent on our faith in God, and the love, joy, and security it brings.
Your ears are a path to your heart; your eyes are its windows. The person whose heart understands what enters it and keeps it safe has found salvation. The sincere person is safe, secure, and at peace in this world and the Hereafter. His actions find divine reward. Allah is pleased with him, and he is pleased with his Lord.
The hypocrite can be cured and find his felicity by pulling the roots of hypocrisy out of his heart. Those roots are the love of the world, the immediate desire and lust for the tastes of this life, and the preference for this life over the Hereafter. This world is turbid. Its inhabitants have no power. Helpless, they can neither harm nor save anyone. The eyes in people's heads, without the insight of faith, are blind to reality. And the life in this world is temporal. It shrivels, decays, and passes away very fast, while the life in the Hereafter is forever, clear, and eternal. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings and complaints. If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:32 PM
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