Monday, December 25, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 716
And surely there is a lesson for you in domestic animals: We let you drink of what is in their insides, and you find many benefits in them, and you eat parts of them, and you are carried on them, and on ships as well. [23: 21, 22]
Hadith of the Day:
Take advantage of five conditions before five others: youth before old age, good health before illness, prosperity before poverty, free time before becoming occupied, and life before death. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Be fearful lest the existence of His generosity towards you and the permanence of your bad behavior towards Him not lead you step by step to ruin. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
If you attack your enemy in anger, you should expect retaliation from him, and it may perhaps be much harsher than the punishment you have inflicted yourself. Furthermore, you will never know when it may come. The anxiety will poison your days for a long time, unless reconciliation is reached.
If you were to see yourself in a state of fury, if you looked in a mirror, you would see that your face changes from that of a human being to that of a wild animal. And it is not only the expression on our faces, but the whole of our emotional human nature that turns into the worst animal nature. Even if we are unable totally to prevent the negative feeling, if we simply manage to stop expressing our anger, we may save ourselves from the disasters mentioned above. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
The only way to have a friend is to be one. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:54 AM