Tuesday, November 21, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 690
We prepared a dwelling for Abraham at the site of the House, on condition: "Don't associate anything with Me; and purify My house for those who go around it, and those who stand, and those who bow down. [22: 26]
Hadith of the Day:
What an excellent person the religious scholar is----when needed he is helpful and when not needed he enriches himself. [Razin]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Sometimes darkness come over you in order that He make you aware of the value of His blessings upon you. [Ibn Ata I'llah]
Guidance of the Day:
Arrogance is a state in which we are convinced that we have the right to be above others. Justifiable self-regard, without comparing ourselves to others and feeling superior, is not the same thing. That is, at worst, vanity. Arrogance is unlawful in Islam. It is considered to be a disgraceful state.
The opposite of arrogance is to look ourselves with the intention of truly knowing ourselves. Self-examination is a virtue, and one that is expected of a Muslim. Whether our self-regard is justifiable or not, whether truly in our hearts we believe that we are superior to others or not, if our conceit is exteriorized, manifested, communicated to others by mind or deed, it is a sin. The worst version of this sin occurs when no justification exists for the feeling of superiority we cherish.
The only time when the attitude of pride is not a sin is when it is manifested against an aggressive, arrogant person or against a tyrannical enemy, when we are waging battle in defense of our religion or country. In fact, to show pride toward an arrogant person is considered to be a good deed. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
The best remedy for unhappiness is to count your blessings. Each new day is an opportunity to start all over again----to cleanse our minds and hearts anew and to clarify our vision.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 6:51 PM