Thursday, December 07, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 704
Don't you see that God has subjected what is on earth to you, even the ships that sail the sea by divine decree? And God prevents the sky from showering on the earth, except by divine leave; for God is truly kind and merciful to humanity. [22: 65]
Hadith of the Day:
Fulfill the trust of the one who entrusts you, and do not betray the one who betrays you. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When a man's character becomes goodly, his words become lofty. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
The fifth maleficence of envy is its effects on the person envied. If not checked, it may cause disasters for its object. That is why Allah orders people to take refuge in Him from the attack of the envier, just as He asks us to take refuge in Him from the temptations of the accursed Devil.
The sixth pain that envy brings is the totally unnecessary trouble, hardship, and suffering that envy causes to the envier himself.
The seventh ill that envy brings is blindness of the heart, which becomes unable to see reality.
And finally, envy is a barrier that prevents us from ever reaching our wish or our goal, whatever it is. For when envy affects us, we are not able to see the real causes and effects of things when they happen, nor do we receive the sympathy and help of anybody in obtaining what we hope to achieve. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Often times nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right. The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding. Esteem captivates hearts better, and never makes ingrates.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:47 PM