Monday, December 11, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 706

Ayahs of the Day:
God will judge among you, on the day of resurrection, regarding what you differed on. Don't you know that God knows what is in the sky and earth? For that is in a decree. Indeed, that is easy for God. [22: 69,70]

Hadith of the Day:
Be in the world as though you were a stranger or a wayfarer. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
He who wants to retain his prestige and position through contentment and honesty, will find them lasting assets. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Practically, we can resist the feeling of envy coming upon us by an effort to turn things around. If you have an urge to talk against the one who attracts your envy, you should praise him instead. If you feel superior to him, you should behave humbly toward him. If your envy demands that you work against the one you envy, you should force yourself to be kind and generous toward him. Instead of cursing him and hoping he will lose the thing you envy, you should pray to Allah to increase His blessings upon him.

These attempts may not be sufficient to prevent us from envy if we have this bad character well rooted in us. To uproot envy from our being for once and all, we have to analyze the causes of this bad habit and eliminate them. There are six principle origins of envy in human beings: egotism, arrogance, fear, ambition, bad intentions, and vengefulness. [The Path of Muhammad]

Food for Thought:
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blameable. It is a department of lying. We always weaken whatever we exaggerate. There are people so addicted to exaggeration they can't tell the truth without lying.

1 comment:

irving said...

Your food for thought is a bountiful table. Excellent post :)

Ya Haqq!