Friday, December 22, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 715
And with it (water) We produce for you orchards of dates and vineyards of grapes, which yield you much fruit, and from which you eat; also a tree that comes from the Mt. Sinai, which produces an oil and a dressing for those who enjoy. [23: 19,20]
Hadith of the Day:
Guard against the Hellfire, if even with a half date, and whoever does not possess that then with a good word. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Time for love is very short in this world, where do people find time to fill it with so much hate. [Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad]
Guidance of the Day:
Emotions are much swifter than reasoning. But if you are intelligent and experienced enough to be firm with yourself even for a short while before the explosion of anger, you may be able to stop its occurrence. That is only possible when the reason for anger is slight and not devastating.
Intelligence demands we consider the consequences of our actions that are against our interests. The worst result of fury is a loss of all control. This in turn can make us do or say something so awful that it corrupts and subverts our faith. It can even lead a person to lose faith and become an infidel.
You should also consider that in that rabid condition you are liable to inflict great unjust pain upon your adversary-----especially if you are more powerful than your enemy. You should realize that Allah is All-Powerful, and the Day of Judgment may inflict upon you a punishment whose extent cannot be imagined. [The Path of Muhammad by Imam Birgivi]
Food for Thought:
Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 7:37 PM