Sunday, November 26, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 694
Their meat does not reach God, nor their blood; it is your piety that reaches God. We subjected them to you this way so you would acknowledge the greatness of God for having guided you. And announce good news to those who do good: God defends those who believe; God does not love any faithless ingrate. [22: 37,38]
Hadith of the Day:
A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice. [Bukhari & Muslim]
(A true believer must always act intelligently so that he is not deceived twice, especially from the same source, in matters related to this world and the Hereafter. This hadith warns against heedlessness in one's affairs and that a person should not allow himself to be deceived, either due to his forbearance or otherwise)
Wise Quote of the Day:
People praise you for what they suppose is in you; but you must blame your soul for what is in it. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
A wise man is he who sees his shortcomings and is not proud; for whom the more he knows, the more he realizes how little he knows. Of course, to stop pride, one first has to admit that arrogance in any form whatsoever is a sin, and that only Allah the Proud One is worthy of that attribute.
It is said that only the ones who know can fear Allah. By the same token, only the ones who fear Allah can know. These are free of the sin of keeping their knowledge to themselves, selling it for personal benefit, being proud of it, or becoming guilty of any of the other forms of evil that superior knowledge may induce. These rare servants of Allah are the true inheritors of the wisdom of the prophets who were without exception fearful of their Lord and humble, in spite of being the best and most knowledgeable of all human beings. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare. The well-dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:22 PM