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Wednesday, December 06, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 703
Don't you see that God sends down rain from the sky and the land becomes green? For God is indeed most kind, most aware---in possession of all in the heavens and all on earth; and God is the independent, the praise worthy. [22: 63,64]
Hadith of the Day:
Fear Allah wherever you may be; follow up a bad deed with a good one, and it will erase it; and treat people with good character. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever spreads gossip for you, spreads gossip against you. Whoever relates tales to you will tell tales about you. Whoever when you please him says about you what is not in you, when you anger him will say about you what is not in you. [Imam Shafa'i]
Guidance of the Day:
Envy, in addition to being maleficent in itself, becomes an instrument to bring upon the envier at least eight other major evils:
The first is that envy may erase the rewards we hope to receive from our devotions, good deeds, and obedience to Allah.
The second evil that envy may cause is revolt against our Maker, because the envier gossips, lies, curses, fights against the one he envies unjustly, although his victim does not deserve it. This is tyranny, which Allah detests.
The third evil that envy may bring upon us is the anger of the Prophet and the loss of the opportunity of his intercession on the Day of Judgment.
The fourth danger of envy is that it may transport one to the gates of Hell. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
It is the law of humanity that man must know good through evil. No great principle ever triumphed but through evil. No man ever progressed to greatness and goodness but through great mistakes. Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:34 PM
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