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Thursday, November 23, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 691
And whoever honors the sacred rites of God, that is good for him in respect to his Lord. And domestic animals are permitted to you, except those declared off limits to you. Avoid indecency involving idols, and avoid talk of what is false. [22: 30]
Hadith of the Day:
It is heinous breach of trust that you tell your brother something that makes him believe you, when you are lying to him. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When you want to commit a sin, look for a hiding place that is not being watched by Allah Most High and His angels. [Hakeem Luqman]
Guidance of the Day:
Modesty, to appear less than we are, is commendable. Yet, the exaggeration of humbleness to the extent of appearing abject is a sin. Only knowledge is worth begging for, and worth humbling ourselves to receive.
To work hard---even far beneath our qualifications---to support our families, to help with the menial chores of our houses, shopping, cooking, cleaning are commendable signs of true humility. To be ordinary in appearance, to wear inexpensive worn clothes, to befriend the poor and disadvantaged, to eat simple food and not throw away leftovers, not to seek reputation-building, self-glorifying jobs, not to consider it beneath you to be a shepherd, a gardener, a porter, a carpenter, or a mason----these are signs of humility.
These kinds of manifestations of humility are worthy of great divine rewards, for they resemble the behavior of prophets and saints. But many people do not know it and think of a life like this as reprehensible. They are the arrogant ones who do not know themselves. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the fanciful idea they form of the happiness of others. The discontent man finds no easy chair. Who with a little cannot be content, endures an everlasting punishment.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 12:29 PM
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Ah, I love the guidance of the day, just fitting for so many things. Thank you once again.
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