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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 708
God knows what is before them; and what is behind them; and all affairs are referred to God. Believers, bow, prostrate yourselves, serve your Lord, and do good, that you may be happy. [22: 76,77]
Hadith of the Day:
Beware of living sumptuously, for the (true) servants of Allah do not live sumptuously. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When things do not go just as you would like, you are more likely to lack faith. You need to have confidence in your Lord and set your mind straight about Him, for He knows best what is for your good. [Ibn Abbad]
Guidance of the Day:
Arrogance is less an acquisition than it is an aspect of a person's character. Usually an arrogant person's pride is not justified by any quality he possesses. That is why when others truly possess the qualities the arrogant one imagines are his, he wishes loss, since he fears his rivals may ascend to a state superior to his own.
The cure for this is in trying to know oneself, as well as in recognizing admirable qualities in others and respecting them. If you are not able to admit any inferiority because of the rooted evil of your arrogance, then imitating humility may help to save you from the disastrous effects of your condition, and one day your imitation may become real. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Failures are divided into two classes---those who thought and never did it, and those who did it and never thought. A failure is a man who blundered but is not able to cash in the experience. A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:45 PM
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