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Thursday, November 30, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 698
Say, "People, I am only a clear warner to you: For those who believe and do good works there is forgiveness, and a generous provision. " [22: 49,50]
Hadith of the Day:
None among you is a (perfect) believer until I become more beloved to him than his father, his children, and all people. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The intelligent one is he who knows Allah, His commands and His prohibitions. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
The fourth reason that some people are arrogant is their physical beauty. Why do they not know that exterior beauty is but temporal and passes very quickly? Allah and the wise look at the beauty of the heart in human beings. The fact is that our beginning is a blood-clot in our mother's womb, and our end is a foul-smelling, decaying corpse thrown into a grave. How attractive can that body be?
The fifth reason for some to be proud is their strength. Physical power, like beauty, is short-lived. Even more temporal and fragile than good looks, strength melts away with a few days of fever or sickness. One need not wait for old age: an accident, a broken bone, takes it away for good. And when you think of it, elephants, bulls, even donkeys are more powerful than men. How can one be proud of a quality in which animals are superior to human beings?
The sixth cause of pride is wealth and fame, and the seventh is numerous followers, students, employees, and dependents. These two reasons are the most unseemly causes of arrogance because they depend on conditions entirely outside of ourselves. These conditions, though so difficult to obtain, can very easily be lost. The sickness of these causes of pride is common to all people, faithful and faithless, honest and dishonest alike. When we find ourselves in these conditions, we feel like kings. When we lose them, we feel ourselves the lowest of the low. How can someone be proud of possessing a thing that pleases a thief when he succeeds in his misdeed? [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance. Education is a social process.....Education is growth......Education is, not a preparation for life; education itself is life. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:13 PM
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Great post :) Brilliant food for thought.
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