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Thursday, December 14, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 709
And strive for God's sake. God has chosen you, without imposing constriction on you in religion: It is the way of your ancestor Abraham. It is God who named you the Muslims, before and herein, that the messenger may be a witness to you, and that you may be witnesses to humanity. So pray regularly and give charity and cleave to God who is your protector; an excellent protector, and an excellent defender. [22: 78]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not revile the dead, for they have passed on to what they have sent forth. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Criticize and appraise yourselves before you are criticized and appraised on the Day of judgment, and weigh out your deeds before they are weighed out for you. [Omar radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Envy caused by vengefulness is graver than any of the other causes, because vengeance is a disaster capable of destroying lives. There are three aspects of vengeance to be considered. The first is that we must know what vengeance really is: a destructive feeling of hatred toward some person or group of people, or even toward an idea or a concept, that urges us not only to feel justified but even obliged to destroy our adversary.
According to religious teaching, this feeling may be unlawful even if it is not exteriorized or acted upon. If we are wronged, we should try to right the wrong. If we are incapable of exacting our rights, then instead of being vengeful we should leave matters in the hands of God and wait for justice on the Day of Judgment. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. It's not dying for faith that's hard, it's living up to it.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:08 PM
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