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Saturday, December 02, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 700
As for those who have emigrated for the sake of God, and then been killed or died, God will certainly provide them an excellent provision; and God is indeed the best of providers, and will surely admit them to a place with which they will be pleased; for God is indeed omniscient, most kind. [22: 58,59]
Hadith of the Day:
Mercy is not taken away except from a wretched person. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Your desire that the people know your particular distinction is a proof of insincerity in your servant hood. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Love of oneself is a very maleficent character; especially when people are proud of their achievements; worse still if they are enamored of their imagined religious or spiritual state. Such may forget that the honor bestowed on them because of their achievements, as well as those achievements themselves, belong to Allah Most High alone. People forget this because they are unaware and heedless that every person is created by the Creator, and that each person's actions are his destiny decided by Allah. The realization that all is done by His will, and that everything belongs to Him, will cure us of this ill. Then we will be thankful for everything that happens to us through us, and be obedient to the will of our Lord.
To save ourselves from egotism, it should suffice to see its results in ourselves and others. The egoist thinks of his state as a blessing. He thinks that he knows everything and that he controls his life, and even the lives of others. He is heedless of the suffering he causes for himself and others. He thinks that he is Physically, socially, and spiritually on the top of the world. yet he has no thought for an occasion when he might fall from the heights to which he has climbed, nor does he recognize any other power other than the one he imagines he possesses. He takes himself as his own God----as he will be devastated when Allah acts upon what He says: " Woe to the one whose evil deed is made fair seeming to him, so that he considers it good (35: 8)." [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
In this life we get nothing save by effort. Many a man fails because he never tries. Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. A law of nature governs that honest effort cannot be lost, but that someday the proper benefits will be forthcoming.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 12:45 PM
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