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Thursday, December 21, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 714
And We created seven heavens above you; and We are never neglectful of creation. And We send down water from the sky and store it in the ground; and We are able to remove it. [23: 17,18]
Hadith of the Day:
Make haste in giving voluntary charity, for calamities cannot pass by it. [Tabrani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Imaan is that one recognizes the One True God in the depths of his heart, and that he confirms it with his tongue, and that he acts upon the Divine Prescriptions of the Shariah. [Omar radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
The opposite of fury is forbearance and gentleness. This quality enables one to be patient, considerate, and calm instead of flying into passion when encountering an unpleasant and aggressive situation. As the effect of anger is violence and destruction, so the effect of forbearance is compassion and peace of mind. If we were able to remember that during the very few seconds before the flame of fury envelops us, we might be able to save ourselves.
We can use our intelligence to realize the consequences of our violence. We can take certain actions to prevent anger's flaring up. We can foresee and prevent the occasions that may create anger. And we can learn forbearance. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them. Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:46 PM
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