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Friday, December 15, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 710
The believers are sure to succeed: those who are humble in their prayers, and those who avoid nonsense, and those who work for charity. [23: 1 to 4]
Hadith of the Day:
Preserve what you have memorized of the Qur'an, because by Him in whose hand lies my life, it escapes (from the heart) faster than a camel does from its rope. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Come to realize your own qualities and He will lead you to know His. Come to realize your weakness and He will lead you to His strength. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
If we forgive someone who has done us wrong when we are unable to obtain his just punishment, that is commendable. But if we forgive the one who has done us wrong while we could easily have him punished, it is highly praiseworthy.
In some exceptional circumstances, it is better to pursue your right than to forgive. These are the cases where forgiving the injustice would encourage the wrongdoer and cause him to tyrannize others, whereas fighting for your right might stop him. However in such cases we must be very careful not to try to obtain more than what was taken from us. The punishment must be equal to the wrong done and never in excess, because in that case, the victim would be tyrannizing the tyrant. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
The highest form of vanity is love of fame. The lust of fame is the last that a wise man shakes off. Fame is vapor, popularity is accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character. It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:12 PM
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