Tuesday, December 12, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 707

Ayahs of the Day:
They have not assessed the true capacity of God: for God is indeed Powerful, Almighty. God selects messengers from among the angels and from among humankind; for God is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. [22: 74,75]

Hadith of the Day:
Oppose the polytheists; lengthen the beard and clip the moustache. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
It is useless to have a learned tongue and an ignorant heart. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]

Guidance of the Day:
Egotism is the conviction that nobody has any right to preference over oneself. An egotist cannot bear the thought that somebody might claim to be superior to him because of attaining more wealth or knowledge or higher position or esteem or any other qualities that are better than what he himself possesses. When other people also agree to the superiority of his adversary, he may well wish them dead.

If an egotist detaches himself by not comparing himself to people who are better off then he and not wishing them to be reduced to a level below him, but remains content with his state, comparing himself to others who are not as fortunate as himself so that he becomes thankful, then he has found his cure for envy. [The Path of Muhammad]

Food for Thought:
The rotten apple spoils his companion. Example is not the main thing in life---it is the only thing. First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.

1 comment:

Irving said...

Alhamdulillah, what good food for thought :) My example is my Master, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, and his is the blessed Prophet (pbuh), each excelling in loving-kindness and generosity, truth and devotion to God.

Ya Haqq!