Friday, November 24, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 692

Ayahs of the Day:
Whoever attributes partners to God is as if he had fallen from the sky and a bird had snatched him or the wind had blown him to a distant place. That is it. And any honor the emblems of God, that is from piety of hearts. [22: 31,32]

Hadith of the Day:
What an evil person is he who stores merchandise and, if Allah causes the prices to fall, is grieved and, if He causes them to increase, is pleased. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Whenever you interact with people, deal with them as you would wish yourself to be dealt with by them, for a worshiper's faith is incomplete until he wants for other people what he wants for himself. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
Arrogance becomes more dangerous when it is manifested and directed. Some people are arrogant toward human beings. They are not any better than the accursed devil who refused to obey Allah when He asked all the angels to prostrate to Adam (a.s.). The Devil thought that he was created of fire while Adam was created of earth, and that fire was superior to earth. He did not know himself and he did not know Adam. Therefore he was punished and rejected from Allah's mercy until the end of time.

Some are arrogant toward Allah, like the Pharaoh who said, "I am your Lord, the Supreme." Or like Nimrod, who said to the Prophet Abraham (a.s.), "Your
God may be the Lord of the Heavens. I am the Lord of this world," and dared to challenge Allah to fight him. Allah drowned the Pharaoh and his armies while they were chasing the Prophet Moses (a.s.) and the children of Israel. Nimrod was killed by a mosquito that devoured his brain.

Some are arrogant toward the Prophet of Allah, like Abu Jahl, who said, "Is this who God chose as His Messenger? Couldn't He have revealed the Qur'an to a celebrated man of Mecca or Medina?" Allah seals the eyes and ears and hearts of the arrogant so that they cannot know the truth. [The Path of Muhammad]

Food for Thought:
Sickness and disease are in weak minds the sources of melancholy; but that which is painful to the body, may be profitable to the soul. Sickness puts us in mind of our mortality, and while we drive on heedlessly in the full career of worldly pomp and jollity, kindly pulls us by the ear, and brings us to a proper sense of our duty.

1 comment:

irving said...

Indeed this is true, that sickness makes us aware of our mortality, for better or worse.

Ya Haqq!