Monday, December 18, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 711
And those who honor their trusts and their promises, and those who observe their prayer---they are the inheritors, those who will inherit paradise, where they will abide forever. [23: 8 to 11]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not express joy at your brother's calamity lest Allah take pity on him and afflict you with calamity. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not disappoint a person who holds a good opinion of you, and do not make him change his opinion. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
The other aspect of vengeance is that there are many evils that a vengeful person both causes and suffers himself. Among them are envy, taking pleasure in other people's misfortunes, belittling, lying, gossiping, giving people's secrets away, mocking people, tyrannizing, hiding the truth, and preventing justice. All these darken the heart, hurt others, and cause a person to sin.
To rejoice at misfortunes that befall your adversary, especially to believe them a response to your prayers asking for his punishment, is certainly worthy of blame. If someone you dislike is made to suffer, you should consider that it may be a test of how you react, and fear Allah's retribution. Instead of feeling avenged, you should feel sad and pray that the misfortune be lifted from your enemy. Only when the punishment of your enemy will surely prevent him from tyrannizing others, and may be a lesson to other tyrants, does a feeling of satisfaction at his difficulties become other than condemnable. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
The family is one of nature's masterpieces. A happy family is but an earlier heaven. Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:23 PM